It’s Friday, and if you get to your dealer today, you just might be able to get the electronic stability control (ESC) fixed in time to run your GX 460 through the gymkhana this weekend. You know, spin it around the airport course and through the cones. Then you can test out whether the beast can handle a too-fast, drop-throttle turn on the freeway off-ramp.
We know Lexus owners love these kinds of maneuvers. Toyota wants you back in your helmet ASAP, so it has engineered a “relatively simple update to the ESC software” and is contacting customers to come into dealers for the one-hour repair.
If you are still too scared to drive the car, dealers will provide a courtesy car until yours is fixed. They will also have their unsold GXs back on the sales lot, with the fix installed, of course.