Lexus GX 460: Consumer Reports Says It Isn't Safe

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Update: Lexus has temporarily stopped selling this car.

The new Lexus GX 460 SUV sure looks nice, but Consumer Reports has added the vehicle to its "do not buy" list saying it's a safety risk.

The magazine says the car carries an unusually high risk of a rollover accident during certain types of turns. Consumer Reports tested 95 SUVs and said no other vehicle slid as far as the GX 460 during standard emergency-handling tests.

A Lexus spokeswoman said, "We're mystified by the results ... Our engineers conduct similar tests during development of all SUVs. We will look into this and we appreciate Consumer Reports bringing it to our attention."

This has not been a good year for Toyota.

Customers who have any questions or concerns can contact Lexus Customer Satisfaction at 800-255-3987.

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