Toyota BZ Forum banner
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
25 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Tire Wheel Sky Car Vehicle

We're a few days in on the pretty serious-sounding "your wheels might fall off" recall and I'm curious if anyone here has heard from their dealer.

The language in the recall notice is super clear:
"No one should drive these vehicles until the remedy is performed."
and
"Toyota dealer will pick up the vehicle and provide a loaner vehicle FREE OF CHARGE to the owner."

full link here: Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving 2023 model year bZ4X vehicles - Toyota USA Newsroom

So I'm curious what people here have heard. Do you have your loaner yet (and what did you get)? Did they come pick up the car or did you drive it in?

And lastly, have they given you any info on what they'll be doing to fix it and how long it will take?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
434 Posts
View attachment 822
We're a few days in on the pretty serious-sounding "your wheels might fall off" recall and I'm curious if anyone here has heard from their dealer.

The language in the recall notice is super clear:
"No one should drive these vehicles until the remedy is performed."
and
"Toyota dealer will pick up the vehicle and provide a loaner vehicle FREE OF CHARGE to the owner."

full link here: Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving 2023 model year bZ4X vehicles - Toyota USA Newsroom

So I'm curious what people here have heard. Do you have your loaner yet (and what did you get)? Did they come pick up the car or did you drive it in?

And lastly, have they given you any info on what they'll be doing to fix it and how long it will take?
There's a post on Reddit about the dealer towing one in. The driver was given a Corolla which he was not happy about. They did tell him that they would reimburse him for all gas used in the loaner car (not sure of procedure at this point).

https://www.reddit.com/r/BZ4X/comments/vm62p7

As for the fix, Toyota hasn't determined the root cause yet (that we know of) so no fix or time to fix is available yet.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
54 Posts
For those of you in California, keep track of exactly how long Toyota has your vehicle.

WHAT IS A “REASONABLE” NUMBER OF REPAIR ATTEMPTS?
A: There is no set number. However, California’s Lemon Law Presumption contains these guidelines for determining when a “reasonable” number of repair attempts have been made:
  • The manufacturer or dealer hasn’t fixed the same problem after four or more attempts.
  • Your vehicle’s problems could cause death or serious bodily injury if it is driven, and the manufacturer or dealer has made at least two unsuccessful repair attempts.
  • The vehicle has been in the shop for more than 30 days (not necessarily in a row) for repair of any problems covered by its warranty. This is called the Lemon Law Presumption.
I know of a few Bolt owners in CA who were able to get them to buy back the vehicle a couple of years after original purchase, for nearly what was paid for it, then they were offered a new one at a signficant discount and it worked out well for them to switch to a newer one (well, that one got recalled too, but that's a different issue).

This can work out to be an advantage for you, as long as you claim before the manufacturer's warranty expires and all issues were first reported (or discovered) during the warranty period.

Just sayin'... maybe these early AWD owners can end up with the next model which might have a Panasonic battery. ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
323 Posts
View attachment 822
We're a few days in on the pretty serious-sounding "your wheels might fall off" recall and I'm curious if anyone here has heard from their dealer.

The language in the recall notice is super clear:
"No one should drive these vehicles until the remedy is performed."
and
"Toyota dealer will pick up the vehicle and provide a loaner vehicle FREE OF CHARGE to the owner."

full link here: Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving 2023 model year bZ4X vehicles - Toyota USA Newsroom

So I'm curious what people here have heard. Do you have your loaner yet (and what did you get)? Did they come pick up the car or did you drive it in?

And lastly, have they given you any info on what they'll be doing to fix it and how long it will take?

Also, with all that has been mentioned so far. there have been several people that were able to get written agreements to keep it parked in their own garage! If i had mine by now, that's exactly what i would have fought for! I don't need the dealership banging it up or someone hitting it in the parking lot, or some tech guy fooling around inside!... AND, i would have asked for something more comparable! (not some dumb Corolla!).... I have also heard they are paying for all the gas too! which is nice.

I just hope, for everyone, that this is SHORT and they get it fixed ASAP... I hope anyone that has one, because i bet they'll be catered to first, will report here or on facebook that they've gotten the fix underway on their car!
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top