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Toyota to recall 2010 Lexus GX 460 SUVs

Monday, April 19, 2010
Toyota will recall the 2010 Lexus GX 460 to address a potential problem with the SUV rolling over.

A 2010 Lexus GX460 is seen at a dealership, with other vehicles reflected in the background, in Portland, Maine, on Tuesday, April 13, 2010. Consumer Reports has given a rare "Don't Buy" warning to the new Lexus GX 460, saying the large SUV has handling problems that could cause it to roll over during sharp turns.( AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)

A Transportation Department official says Toyota will recall the 2010 Lexus GX 460 to address a potential problem with the SUV rolling over.

The recall affects about 6,000 vehicles that have been sold since the SUV went on sale in late December. Consumer Reports issued a "Don't Buy" warning last week on the 2010 GX 460, saying it was susceptible to rolling over.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement has been made.

Toyota responded by halting sales of new GX 460s and conducting tests on all of its SUVs.

The automaker also agreed to pay a record $16.4 million fine on Monday for failing to properly report a safety problem with defective gas pedals.

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