After developing and testing a revised stability control system, Lexus announced today it has resumed selling its 2010 GX 460, and has begun installing the updated software in customers’ vehicles.
“I’m happy to announce that an update for the 2010 GX 460 vehicle stability control system is now available at Lexus dealers nationwide,” said Mark Templin, Lexus’ vice president and general manager, in a statement. “With the revision now in place, we are also resuming sales of the 2010 GX460. We are confident that the update will make the performance of the GX even better for our customers.”
Lexus dealers nationwide also now have the finalized software update. As a result, Lexus began notifiying owners yesterday that the fix was ready to be installed, and anticipates most owners will be informed within one week. The update takes roughly an hour to perform.
The GX’s recall and stop-sale stem directly from a report issued by Consumer Reports on April 13 that showcased the SUV’s penchant to wildly oversteer if the driver lifted off the throttle in the middle of a high-speed corner. The original stability control system allowed the GX to swing virtually sideways before it intervened and straightened the truck out. Because of this, Consumer Reports labled the GX a safety risk — a title it hadn’t applied to a vehicle since 2001.