Toyota is offering to purchase the bZ4X due to a tire blowout recall

Toyota is offering to purchase the bZ4X due to a tire blowout recall

Here we are in August and Toyota has not yet found a solution to the problem of wheels that can suddenly appear on bZ4X electricity. Note that last June, the manufacturer stopped the sale of this model because of the recall for this effect. This also affected the sales of its mechanical twin, the Subaru Soltera, until canceling its launch in Canada. Now we learn that in the US, Toyota is offering to buy back some of the units that were sold before the recall was published.

This information comes to us from the American owner of bZ4X. On the website Reddit, posted a letter he received from the builder to that effect. In this letter, we see Toyota offering two solutions to the problem.

Toyota bZ4X 2023: The sibling of the Subaru Solterra, as indicated, will also be present at the show. Even if the price has not yet been revealed, as with the Solterra, we can expect that these two vehicles will be eligible for one or the other (or both) of the programs. government incentives. Photo provided by: Toyota

On the one hand, the automaker offers owners the option of loaning the car while it’s being repaired, along with reimbursing fuel costs and a $5,000 loan to cover some of the car’s payments if it’s financed. Toyota is adding an extension to its free premium program and manufacturer’s warranty. The second option is easier: the manufacturer offers to buy bZ4X directly!

Toyota of America confirmed this news with American media Save, who reported the news as news. However, it states that certain conditions apply and that each case is treated individually. Here in Canada, none of this is currently in use, because no bZ4X has yet been put on the market. Same observation on the Solterra side.

Subaru Soltera 2023
2023 Subaru Solterra Like the Kia EV6 and Hyundai IONIQ 5, the Solterra shares the same platform as its Toyota twin, the bZ4X. The Solterra offers 355 kilometers of autonomy and a base price that has not yet been revealed. Photo provided by: Subaru

The recall in question affects a total of 2,600 units worldwide. Of this number, about 280 Solterra and bZ4X were intended for us, but none of them were on the market when the problem was discovered.

RPM has attempted to contact Toyota Canada to obtain more information on this matter. As soon as the manufacturer responds to us, we will update this article.


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