(Reuters) -- Toyota Motor Corp. said it is resuming sales of its Lexus GX 460 SUV that were halted for two weeks because of stability concerns.
Toyota stopped sales of the 2010 luxury model after Consumer Reports magazine warned against buying the vehicle and called it a "safety risk" because of the potential for turning over in turns. It also recalled the 9,400 GX 460 models already sold.
In a notice sent to U.S. dealers this week, Toyota said it would install newly designed software to update the GX 460's electronic stability control, which will apply more hydraulic pressure when a slide or skid is detected.
Toyota also implemented changes on the production line this week to correct the SUV's handling issue, the notice showed.
Owners of the recalled vehicles get a free car wash and fuel tank fill and may claim as much as $45 for one day of rental vehicle expense, the notice said.
Two weeks ago when sales were halted, Toyota said it was conducting a series of tests on the stability control systems on all of its SUVs.
The Lexus SUV sells for $50,000 or higher in the United States and is built on the same platform as the Toyota 4Runner. Toyota is testing those models as well as the Sequoia and the Land Cruiser.