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Toyota again selling Lexus GX 460 SUV, contacting U.S. owners about fix

April 29, 2010 | 10:31 am

Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday it had resumed sales of its Lexus GX 460 SUV after a temporary suspension to fix a glitch in the vehicle’s stability control system.

The automaker also said it has begun contacting U.S. owners of the 2010 GX to make arrangement to update the software that controls the system in their vehicles. The problem does not affect earlier models.

Earlier this month, Toyota said it would recall 9,400 Lexus GX 460 SUVs from the 2010 model year to correct a problem that could lead to a loss of control.

The stability-control problem was first identified by Consumer Reports magazine, which issued a blanket warning urging drivers not to buy the vehicle. Toyota suspended sales of the SUV on April 13, following the Consumer Reports warning. The automaker said its is providing GX owners with loaner cars until their vehicles are fixed.

-- Jerry Hirsch