A safety warning has caused Japanese carmaker Toyota to suspend sales of its Lexus GX 460 model, worldwide.
It follows a report by a highly respected American consumer magazine which showed in tests that there was a danger of the Lexus rolling over on turns resulting in serious injury or death and it urged people not to buy the vehicle.
Toyota said its engineers were “vigorously testing” the car and will now extend those tests to all of its sport utility vehicles.
The GX 460 has been on the market for just four months.
Toyota, which is the world’s top car manufacturer, currently sells the Lexus in the US, Canada, Russia, the Middle East and countries around the Pacific including Australia.
The move follows the recent massive recalls of Toyota cars after problems with faulty accelerator pedals that have hit sales and led to halts in production.