Toyota conducts tests on its SUVs

Following claims of roll-over problems in the 2010 Lexus GX 460, beleaguered car maker Toyota is conducting safety tests on all its sport-utility vehicles.

The Japanese manufacturer suspended sales of the luxury Lexus model in the US, in response to concerns raised by Consumer Reports magazine. The magazine issued a rare warning, urging motorists not to buy the vehicle.

It claimed that during a test drive, the rear of the new GX slid out until the vehicle was almost sideways before the electronic stability control system was able to regain control.

However, Toyota revealed that currently there is no discussion about a voluntary recall of the Lexus GX 460, which is sold mainly in North America.

The firm said that rather it was carrying out tests that were as close as possible to those by consumer magazine.

Toyota said that it will work on the possible problems so that Consumer Reports would be able to retest the GX 460 and give it a satisfactory rating.

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