Toyota takes another hit; Middle Eastern buyers beware!

It seems Toyota’s problems keep mounting. First there was the “unintended acceleration cases” – gas pedals were becoming stuck and leading to accidents – where Toyota is now facing a record fine of $16.4m from the US Transport Department. OUCH! Even worse, Toyota has now suspended sales of the 2010 Lexus GX 460 worldwide after it was found that the SUV was prone to roll-overs if pushed hard while driving. Toyota obviously does not want to take any more risks at this point. According to the BBC article, “of the 6,000 2010 Lexus GX 460s that have been sold, around 5,400 units were sold in North America, with the rest in the Middle East and Russia”. Now I wonder, how safe is the widely-loved Prado? A car which the GX is based on. I would rather not speculate so since the Prado production has not been suspended, I’m assuming it should be safe. The GX 460 does have more power which may cause its back-end to drift out quicker, causing these roll-overs.

[Source: BBC]

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5 Comments on “Toyota takes another hit; Middle Eastern buyers beware!”

  1. Mansour Says:

    Alsayer puts GX460 on hold until Lexus-Japan confirms\denies the alleged claims.

  2. el wehbi Says:

    Thanks Mansour for the update!

  3. Marzouq Says:

    Damn Toyota just took another one to the gut! This is sad!

  4. Khaled Says:

    If they start rolling over, do you think they’ll stop with those massive Prado stickers? >)

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