Update For Stability Control Software
Suspension & Steering, May 18, 2010
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Our Quick Take:
When the vehicle is driven through a sharp turn at high speed, a software problem with the salability control system coud allow a skid to occur when it should not.
What Should You Do?
Toyota notified owners of the affected GX460s in May 2010. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call. The Toyota recall number is ALB.
The 2010 GX460 is equipped with an electronic stability system that is designed to help prevent a skid from occurring if the vehicle is driven too fast for the conditions when negotiating a turn. Due to a software concern, these vehicles may skid when they normally would not. If this were to occur under certain conditions, a rollover crash could result. Dealers will update the stability control software to correct this concern.
Manufacturer's Report Date:
May 18, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Potential Number of Units Affected:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 LEXUS GX460 PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 16, 2009 THROUGH APRIL 8, 2010. IF THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN THROUGH A SHARP TURN AT HIGH SPEED, THE VEHICLE MAY SKID IN A SIDEWAYS DIRECTION.
UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL OVER AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR.
TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES BY REPROGRAMMING THE VEHICLE STABILITY CONTROL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 18, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
TOYOTA RECALL NO. ALB.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration