True to predictions, The Detroit News is reporting that Lexus has issued a stop sale on its LS 460 and LS 600h (standard and long-wheelbase) luxury sedans due to a problem with the electronic steering system that can temporarily cause the steering wheel to become off-centered. Apparently, the wheel will return to its correct position after about five seconds of misalignment. Toyota issued a recall on Friday, May 21st to address the defect. Click here to see the recall notice from the National Hi
Remember when the Lexus LS 600h was on the way, and there was head-scratching aplenty about the $100K+ price and the delay? At the time, Lexus said it only planned to sell 2,000 of the hybrid cruisers per year, and that they already had orders for 1,650 of them. Then the car came out, and in spite of being treated rather unkindly by the motoring press and boasting a less-than-stellar MPG improvement, it has sold 6,093 worldwide through October. The car only went on sale in July.
We've already heard the details of Lexus' next hybrid vehicle, the LS 600h, but now that the world's first full hybrid V8 powertrain vehicle has had it's European premiere at the Paris Motor Show, it makes sense to take another look. The LS 600h gets a fairly decent 29.7 mpg (unfortunately, this figure is in Imperial gallons) and has all the luxury features Lexus likes to offer (multi-zone automatic climate control air conditioning system that can react to human body temperature, a DVD player wi