On June 23rd, 2022, Toyota announced a safety recall for their 2023 model year bZ4X vehicles. According to Toyota’s announcement, “After low-mileage use, all of the hub bolts on the wheel can loosen to the point where the wheel can detach from the vehicle.” If a vehicle’s wheels were to detach while driving on the road, the driver can easily lose control of the car. This greatly increases the risk of a crash and produces high safety concerns.
The circumstances and driving patterns contributing to the problem are still undetermined, leaving the cause of the issue under investigation. Until a remedy is performed, vehicle owners are currently being directed not to drive the bX4Z vehicles. No remedy for the recall is available at this time, and until Toyota announces there is one available, authorized dealers will pick up the vehicle and provide a loaner car free of charge.
The bZ4X vehicles are early on in production and have recently gone on the market in the U.S. Approximately 260 vehicles have been distributed in the United States and are involved in this recall. The owners of these recalled vehicles were contacted on June 23rd through numerous communication channels to be informed of the recall.
The 2023 model year bZ4X vehicles are Toyota’s first global battery electric vehicle (BEV). This vehicle furthers Toyota’s commitment to a carbon neutral future and has an estimated range rating of 250 miles per charge for XLE front wheel drive models. The bZ4X is the first of Toyota’s bZ (Beyond Zero) brand.
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