Another Toyota Recall: 9,400 Lexus GX460s for Rollover Risk

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Old 19 Apr 2010, 08:22 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Another Toyota Recall: 9,400 Lexus GX460s for Rollover Risk

"Toyota said it is recalling voluntarily about 9,400 of its 2010 Lexus
GX460 SUVs to adjust software that will improve the reaction of a skid-
prevention system.

Toyota told its Lexus dealers last Thursday to stop selling the SUV
after Consumer Reports issued a rare “do not buy” warning to its
readers because the GX460 showed an unacceptable risk of rolling over
in certain maneuvers performed by the magazine’s test drivers.

http://www.freep.com/article/2010041...0-Lexus-GX460s
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Old 19 Apr 2010, 08:25 pm   #2 (permalink)
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It seems like there is a real deficiency in Toyota's software design
team.

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Old 19 Apr 2010, 09:03 pm   #3 (permalink)
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It is good that Toyota has idendified the problem and a fix. I am curious
why they aren't recalling 4Runners as well. It is my understanding that the
GX460 is basically a pimped out version of the 4Runner with a V8 (they
dropped the V8 option from the 4Runner for 2010). Since they are not
recalling the 4Runners does this imply the 4Runners get different software,
or that they respond differently becasue of the differences in the vehicles.
I compared the specs, and in addition to the V-8, the GX-460 is taller (by
2.7"), heavier (by 500 lbs), and has a narrower track than the 4Runner ( by
0.8"; I assume this is a tire thing, since the actual suspension appears to
be the same basic design).

Ed

"john" <johngdole@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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"Toyota said it is recalling voluntarily about 9,400 of its 2010 Lexus
GX460 SUVs to adjust software that will improve the reaction of a skid-
prevention system.

Toyota told its Lexus dealers last Thursday to stop selling the SUV
after Consumer Reports issued a rare “do not buy” warning to its
readers because the GX460 showed an unacceptable risk of rolling over
in certain maneuvers performed by the magazine’s test drivers.

http://www.freep.com/article/2010041...0-Lexus-GX460s

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Old 19 Apr 2010, 09:09 pm   #4 (permalink)
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john <johngdole@hotmail.com> wrote in
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> It seems like there is a real deficiency in Toyota's software design
> team.
>

It makes the old civic GTI look like a Mc Laren F1. It's pure overkill
for publicity IMHO.



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Old 20 Apr 2010, 10:10 am   #5 (permalink)
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You just a get hard-on for negative TOYOTA news don't you?



"john" <johngdole@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> It seems like there is a real deficiency in Toyota's software design
> team.
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 06:24 pm   #6 (permalink)
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"Bill Yanaire" <bill@yanaire.com> wrote in message
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> You just a get hard-on for negative TOYOTA news don't you?
>


He probably can't get a hard-on by ANY means!


>
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> "john" <johngdole@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:68f08332-46c0-401d-8746-8fce9ff1f900@g34g2000pro.googlegroups.com...
>> It seems like there is a real deficiency in Toyota's software design
>> team.
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 08:00 pm   #7 (permalink)
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On Apr 19, 9:03*pm, "C. E. White" <cewhite3rem...@mindspring.com>
wrote:
> It is good that Toyota has idendified the problem and a fix. I am curious
> why they aren't recalling 4Runners as well. It is my understanding that the
> GX460 is basically a pimped out version of the 4Runner with a V8 (they
> dropped the V8 option from the 4Runner for 2010). Since they are not
> recalling the 4Runners does this imply the 4Runners get different software,
> or that they respond differently becasue of the differences in the vehicles.
> I compared the specs, and in addition to the V-8, the GX-460 is taller (by
> 2.7"), heavier (by 500 lbs), and has a narrower track than the 4Runner ( by
> 0.8"; I assume this is a tire thing, since the actual suspension appears to
> be the same basic design).
>
> Ed
>
> "john" <johngd...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:ec3d3d8b-0764-4be5-9fc9-44dd4f35e885@m24g2000prc.googlegroups.com...
> "Toyota said it is recalling voluntarily about 9,400 of its 2010 Lexus
> GX460 SUVs to adjust software that will improve the reaction of a skid-
> prevention system.
>
> Toyota told its Lexus dealers last Thursday to stop selling the SUV
> after Consumer Reports issued a rare “do not buy” warning to its
> readers because the GX460 showed an unacceptable risk of rolling over
> in certain maneuvers performed by the magazine’s test drivers.
>
> http://www.freep.com/article/2010041...19050/1210/bus...


What I read is the 4 runner is fine, they say its the software, but of
course they just didnt know, until somebody told them, this is
negligence.
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