Rollover Hazards Involving the Lexus LX
In 1996, Lexus borrowed directly from the design of the Toyota Land Cruiser SUV, and the resulting vehicle, known as the LX, is Lexus’s major full-sized SUV line. These vehicles are relatively larger than the average SUV, including a full back for cargo space and an extra row of seats. However, the larger profile of the vehicle also makes it more likely to be involved in a rollover accident.
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Many luxury vehicle drivers may have purchased the Lexus LX under the impression that the larger size provided increased safety features. While crash safety features may be improved compared to other vehicles, the shape and size of the vehicle makes it more likely to roll over in certain situations, such as taking a sharp turn.
The following LX models have been released:
- Lexus LX 450, produced from 1996 to 1998
- Lexus LX 470, produced from1998 to 2007
- Lexus LX 570, produced from 2007 to the present
These vehicles are considered slightly modified luxury versions of the Toyota Land Cruiser. While they may include many more safety features, such as computer assistance systems, rollover safety features, such as improved roof strength, were not added until the later models.
If you have been injured in a rollover accident, poor automobile design may be to blame. To learn more about your legal options, contact the Lexus rollover lawyers of the Willis Law Firm today at 800-883-9858.