Filed under: Etc., Marketing/Advertising, Videos, Lexus
Lexus LS 460 owner attempts to recreate classic commercial - Click above to watch video after the jump
Remember that early Lexus
commercial from 1989? You know the one, where an LS 400 is sitting on a dynamometer and makes a run up to 145 miles per hour, then the camera pans to the hood, where a large pyramid of crystal champagne glasses calmly sits? An Arizona Lexus owner decided to recreate that clip using his much newer LS 460
So, does the more advanced and powerful LS fare as well the second time around? Certainly, the owner has a rather different approach, so click past the jump
and see for yourself (we've also posted the classic '89 ad for those that need a refresher).
via Lexus Enthusiast
Continue reading Video: LS 460 owner recreates seminal Lexus commercial with different results
Video: LS 460 owner recreates seminal Lexus commercial with different results originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:55:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Read
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Filed under: Hybrid, Sedan, Government/Legal, Recalls, Safety, Lexus, Luxury
True to predictions
, The Detroit News
is reporting that Lexus
has issued a stop sale on its LS
460 and LS 600h (standard and long-wheelbase) luxury sedans due to a problem with the electronic steering system that can temporarily cause the steering wheel to become off-centered. Apparently, the wheel will return to its correct position after about five seconds of misalignment. Toyota issued a recall on Friday, May 21st to address the defect. Click here to see the recall notice
from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
has reportedly fixed the problem on new models rolling down the assembly lines in Japan, those recalibrated machines are not expected to hit dealership lots in America until the middle of June. In the meantime, the 3,800 or so owners of affected 2009 and 2010 LS sedans are being urged to avoid turning the steering wheel rapidly after holding it in full lock in the opposite direction.
We would imagine that there are certain scenarios where following such advice may prove difficult to follow, but Toyota is so far reporting that no injuries or accidents have been caused by the issue.
[Source: The Detroit News
Lexus issues stop-sale, recall on LS 460 and LS 600h originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 24 May 2010 19:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Read
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Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, Safety, Lexus
2010 Lexus LS 460 Sport - Click above for high-res image gallery
Bloomberg is reporting that Toyota will again be bit by the recall bug, this time due to steering problems with its Lexus LS 460, LS 460L, LS 600h and LS 600h L. The recall, reportedly announced by Toyota spokesperson Mieko Iwasaki, will cover 11,500 models globally, including 3,800 units in the States. The company says that some customers in Japan have complained that the front wheels don't turn to their original position quickly enough after executing a turn, and the issue is reportedly both mechanical and software related
The reported recall comes just one month after the Lexus GX460, was recalled for a stability control issue that was discovered by Consumer Reports. Toyota recalled 9,400 GX460 SUVs in the U.S. and 13,000 units globally. The Lexus LS recall is not currently listed on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website, and there is no word yet regarding which model year(s) will be covered under the recall.
Report: Lexus preparing to recall 11,500 LS models globally over slow-to-return steering originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 19 May 2010 10:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Read
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