Lexus, Cadillac Recalls: High Price Doesn't Mean Perfect

By Automotive Staff | March 06, 2007
You might think that if you drive a luxury car, there is no chance in heck that your baby will be recalled for any reason. Think again.Luxury cars are not exempt. Remember, just like that Toyota Corolla or that Honda Civic you used to drive back in high school, human beings--with the help of some robotics--makes cars. And human beings are not faultless. As they say, it happens. One luxury name plate, Lexus, recently recalled over 367,000 of its popular RX SUV because of loose clips in the center console that could permit the carpet to slip and interfere with the driver’s attempt to get to the accelerator pedal. Other luxury brands that had to bite the bullet include Cadillac, DaimlerChrysler, Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo. Our take? It should be noted that most of the recalls were made to fix things that could potentially cause problems. And not all models in a recall may be affected. Still, the lesson here is don’t be so snooty if you happen to be driving a luxury car. The say, 'For who the bells toll, they may toll for thee' is all too real with anything human-made. Via Business Week
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autopro
autopro

Another mental giant gillian. All mfg.lowered their horse power ratings.The ratings changed for everyone.For 2008 the mpg ratings are changing to reflect more real world driving so all city and hwy ratings will fall for all mfg's.

gillian
gillian

Lexus ALWAYS understates their 0 - 60 times by at least .5 seconds. Here are the results of the 5 Top Luxury Cars in this test which was reported in the January Issue of Car and Driver. Please note these tests were all done on the same day at about the same time and at the same altitude. The results reflect the average of 3 runs and all cars are the 2007 vintage. Mercedes S550 5.6, 0 - 60 quarter mile in 14.1 BMW 750iL 5.7, 0 - 60 quarter mile in 14.2 Jag XJ Super 6.0 0 - 60 quarter mile 14.5 Lexus LS460L 6.2 0 - 60 quarter mile 14.6 Audi A8 6.8 0 - 60 quarter mile 15.2 Note that Lexus, as usual, is more than the 5.4 the manufacturer CLAIMS to get by .8 seconds. Also note the LS430 (prior model the LS460 replaced) was rated at 295 HP and was actually 278 when Lexus corrected their rating. And there were no refunds or apologies from the so-called "quality" car company. ABC - Always Be Careful what you buy from the Lexus people.....

autopro
autopro

I can't belive you wrote this article.First of all the clips are not in the center console.The clips are on the floor boards you idiots.Most cars have no clips to hold the mats in place.Lexus did a campaign to improve the safety of their vehicles.A recall is when the federal goverment forces a mfg. to do a recall.Don't mislead people,this ruins your creditability.

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