Early October brings a lot of Q3 sales figures for automakers, but one of the most intriguing pieces of information from Toyota’s release today is the fact that it sold are not bZ4X model in September. None. No. Zero. It’s because Toyota still still haven’t figured out how to fix the running bZ4X tires.
Toyota bZ4X’s twin, the Subaru Solterra, has also been recalled for the same problem. Solterra’s paradiseIt hasn’t been officially released in the US yet, so that’s why we’ve heard a little less about it.
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BZ4X is Toyota’their first attempt at building an electric car, and it didn’t go so well. Car no Exactly is one excellent hitwhether you are considering cost, scope, its stupid name, or the fact that Toyota is exhausted federal EV credit. It also has a fatal flaw: its wheels keep falling off.
Toyota has issued a recall in June this yearadvises owners to stop operating their vehicle immediately because, in the company’s words, “after low mileage use, all hub bolts on the wheel can loosen to the point that the wheel can be detached from the vehicle.”
In Toyota parlance, the “center bolt” is not a bolt that attaches the hub to the steering knuckle; it instead refers to the “lug bolt”, which attaches the wheel to the hub assembly. Essentially, this particular part can be prone to wear and tear, resulting in the entire wheel falling apart.
But when a month goes by without any fix, Elektrek reports that bZ4X owners have received buyback notices from Toyota. And now again Months have passed, the sale continues, and there seems to be no end in sight.
Recovery technologyactually only affects 2,700 cars, this is not a ton – but it’s an extremely unfortunate number when you consider the fact that it was the entire first production process of Toyota’s first electric car. It’s especially unfortunate because you can buy a Toyota for its reliability rather than for its excellent driving dynamics, and Toyota has completely enhanced it with a division that isn’t even car-specific. electricity.
So for now, the bZ4X will remain an empty spot in Toyota’s sales figures – and a danger to motorists.