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Edit: As of now, this is a Japanese recall only. It may only effect Japanese sold units. Will update thread as information becomes available.


Far fewer number and should be able to fix before releasing the Solterra.

Since all BZ units are contained, should be able to fix at same time as the wheels I would think (hope). Edit: My unit was built on June 14th so I would assume it has the corrective features already in place.

On September 1, 2022, Toyota announced that it has notified the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of the recall that there is a risk of defects in the driving support function "Lane Tracing Assist", display audio, electric parking brake, etc. in bZ4X. . Based on information from the market, it is reported that the current number of defects is 15 (total of similar recalls) and no accidents have occurred.

The recall applies to models produced between March 2, 2022 and June 2, 2022 . Please be sure to check the production period as it does not match the purchase period .

Toyota is telling you to have it checked and repaired promptly if the model you own is applicable. These measures will be implemented as needed from September 2, 2022.

You can check whether your car is a target vehicle by searching for recalls, improvement measures, and service campaigns .

If your car is subject to a recall, it is necessary to reserve a date and time to visit the nearest dealer and have it inspected and repaired. Repair charges are free and there are no costs.

*Lane Tracing Assist: A system that supports the steering wheel operation necessary to maintain lanes while radar cruise control is in operation.

A similar recall has been announced for the Subaru Solterra.
 

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Seems to me that the Bz4 has many quality issues and is not up to Toyota quality standards. Very very risky strategy of Toyota to come up with an inferior product. Only 33 vars sold in the I
Usa last month, says it all. The BZ is a massive sales failure.
 

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Seems to me that the Bz4 has many quality issues and is not up to Toyota quality standards. Very very risky strategy of Toyota to come up with an inferior product. Only 33 vars sold in the I
Usa last month, says it all. The BZ is a massive sales failure.
When you think all EV cars are new design. If you dont want to risk your investment you must go with the longest warranty which are Kia EV6 7 years and BZ4X 10 years here in the UK.
 

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When you think all EV cars are new design. If you dont want to risk your investment you must go with the longest warranty which are Kia EV6 7 years and BZ4X 10 years here in the UK.
True, same in The Netherlands and Toyota 90% battery capacity after 10 years. But the issues with the current BZ4x, false start for Toyota. They really have to come with better EV's, but it seems to me that they wait for their own Solid State battery and will go full in EV's. The Bz4x and the Bz3 sedan are codevelopments or better, developed by others..... . In my opinion a huge mistake.
 

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True, same in The Netherlands and Toyota 90% battery capacity after 10 years. But the issues with the current BZ4x, false start for Toyota. They really have to come with better EV's, but it seems to me that they wait for their own Solid State battery and will go full in EV's. The Bz4x and the Bz3 sedan are codevelopments or better, developed by others..... . In my opinion a huge mistake.
But be careful 😊 %90 is not warranty! It is Toyotas expectation. Watanty is %70 after 10 years. Which they assumed owner would 2 full charge in one day for 10 years! So I beleive bz4x can easly achive %90 target.
 

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To be fair, pretty much all of the companies that have EV's have had recalls on their vehicles.

You can google just about any EV and search for recalls and will find a slew of incidents. Toyota isn't alone here at all. I'm glad that Toyota is quick with the recalls at least and I trust them as a company. True, they sell a lot of hybrid/ICE vehicles still but a lot of the world is still warming up to the idea of electric vehicles.

At least Toyota is making strategic decisions around electrification of vehicles now including announcing recently that they are spending $3.8 billion on a battery plant in North Carolina and employing 2100 people at the plant. That is no small investment!
 

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True, but they are far to late, and sofar the Bz4x has received no good reviews from the press, not to say very negative press. It is not a Totota but a Chinese development as well as the Bz3 sedan. Unbelievable for the no1 manufacturer. I, as a Lexus driver and enthusiast, am very disappointed in Toyota's "efforts". The initiative is with Kia and Hyundai and Tesla. These manufacturers have surpassed Toyota in Europe from imago point of view and sales, Kia. Toyota was no1 bestselling brand in Norway, but now lost the game completly due to the fact that they do not have an EV line up. If Toyoda with his Usa Ceo, what a moron, go ahead with their " strategy" , Toyota will be over and out in European market, within 5 years and Usa market within a decade.
 

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True, but they are far to late, and sofar the Bz4x has received no good reviews from the press, not to say very negative press. It is not a Totota but a Chinese development as well as the Bz3 sedan. Unbelievable for the no1 manufacturer. I, as a Lexus driver and enthusiast, am very disappointed in Toyota's "efforts". The initiative is with Kia and Hyundai and Tesla. These manufacturers have surpassed Toyota in Europe from imago point of view and sales, Kia. Toyota was no1 bestselling brand in Norway, but now lost the game completly due to the fact that they do not have an EV line up. If Toyoda with his Usa Ceo, what a moron, go ahead with their " strategy" , Toyota will be over and out in European market, within 5 years and Usa market within a decade.
Toyota Global states that the bZ4X is a joint venture with partner Subaru. Other cars in the BZ lineup could use BYD, Daihatsu, and Suzuki. What official news are you reading stating otherwise?

Norway is an outlier. You cannot compare what happens in Norway with the rest of the world. There are various reasons why EV adoption rate is higher in Norway than other parts of the world for the time being. Also, the top 10 cars sold in Norway are not even the same as the top 10 cars sold in the rest of Europe. If you look at EV adoption rates you could perhaps see why Toyota has been slow with electrifying their lineup. For example, in the US in 2021, less than 1% of all cars were electric with a market share of 4% of new sales in 2021. Australia EV sales for 2021 were at 2.4%, China 15%. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_car_use_by_country

I'm not defending Toyota, but I like the bZ4X and I'm personally choosing to wait for it. I'm just tuning out the negative clickbait press. Lots of people in Norway have pre-ordered it. We are excited but getting a little impatient obviously. However, I knew there would probably be some issues since it is a new model.

Basically all of the EVs have had recalls. I looked up the Tesla Model Y which is what someone here I know decided to get in the end. That car has had 15 recalls based on a quick google search. If you look for something negative, you will probably find it.

EV sales are definitely picking up in some European countries no doubt. However, I'm predicting that if the EU doesn't quickly fix the problems they are currently having with energy shortages and crazy prices per kW/h, people will think twice about getting EVs for the time being and EV sales will cool off somewhat.
 

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Ev share in holland already 20% of sales and fleetowners give there employees an only EV choice option. Energy prices a big issue, full battery cost as much as petrol, so I agree. But what is of major concern, that Toyota was considered a green company with their lead in hybrids and fuellcell but they are not anymore. The sale still very good, but there is a lot of reputation damage, and that is a shame. And 100% unneccesary.

Lexus, the new RZ, we are considering this car, is the best what Toyota has on offer at the moment. Deliveries will start 2nd half of 2023.... . Audi, Mercedes, VW, Stellantis, Nissan, GM etc etc have already a full line up almost all with better specs than the RZ.... . Toyota lacks commitment to EV transition. We will choose for the Kexus next year because of the build quality and comfort and excellent cardealers, not because of its specs.
 

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For example, in the US in 2021, less than 1% of all cars were electric with a market share of 4% of new sales in 2021. Australia EV sales for 2021 were at 2.4%, China 15%.

But please note, the manufacturer cannot meet the purchasing demand of the current markets due to the bottleneck for semiconductor and auto parts. These figures would dramaticly rise, if they could supply EV when it is demanded.
 
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