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Production line #1August 1 (Mon), 2 (Tue), 3 (Wed), 4 (Thu), 5 (Fri), 8 (Mon), 9 (Tue), 10 (Wed), 11 (Thu), 12 (Fri), 22 (Mon), 23 (Tue), 24 (Wed), 25 (Thu), 26 (Fri), 29 (Mon), 30 (Tue), 31 (Wed)MIRAI, bZ4X, Solterra
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Toyota Motor Corporation
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Production line #1August 1 (Mon), 2 (Tue), 3 (Wed), 4 (Thu), 5 (Fri), 8 (Mon), 9 (Tue), 10 (Wed), 11 (Thu), 12 (Fri), 22 (Mon), 23 (Tue), 24 (Wed), 25 (Thu), 26 (Fri), 29 (Mon), 30 (Tue), 31 (Wed)MIRAI, bZ4X, Solterra

For the thousands that are sitting at port, waiting for Toyota to clear up the recall problem, I sure hope that Toyota gets that figured out FAST, and that none of those get held past September 30th, or I feel that Toyota is going to have a lot of angry customers calling them up and demanding they lower the pricing, because it was expected that all of those would easily have been sold before 9/30 and many of us were relying on that happening to get that Tax Credit.

Something tells me they won't care much though!
 

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From translated Korean article. If this is true, Toyota still doesn't know the reason why the bolts failed and are still investigating (into August it seems). Would have been quicker to revert to hub/studs/lug nuts lol.


Meanwhile, Toyota's first electric vehicle (EV), the 'bZ4X', which entered a recall (recovery and free repair) two months after its release due to possible vehicle defects, also stopped production in August. It is understood that there is a high possibility of a collision accident due to a wheel bolt problem.

Toyota has decided to suspend operation until next month as the investigation into the cause is not expected to be completed by the end of this month. As a result, the production and release of the bZ4X was delayed
If this is true. hopes will be dimming that Toyota can even get the BZ's in port repaired and to the customer before the October 1st tax credit reduction date.

sigh...so close yet so far.....(and the ones that were in port when the QC hold / recall occurred - are hit the hardest. If they had taken ownership, no worries about the tax credit. Now, after sitting in the port for potentially 3+ months, they will miss out on at least half the credit if Toyota doesn't pick up the pace.
 

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From translated Korean article. If this is true, Toyota still doesn't know the reason why the bolts failed and are still investigating (into August it seems). Would have been quicker to revert to hub/studs/lug nuts lol.




If this is true. hopes will be dimming that Toyota can even get the BZ's in port repaired and to the customer before the October 1st tax credit reduction date.

sigh...so close yet so far.....(and the ones that were in port when the QC hold / recall occurred - are hit the hardest. If they had taken ownership, no worries about the tax credit. Now, after sitting in the port for potentially 3+ months, they will miss out on at least half the credit if Toyota doesn't pick up the pace.

I have a hard time believing they don't know what the problem is.

I think they really must be testing out fixed options, whether its a re-tooled BOLT design or if they are figure out if they are going to switch out HUBS and NUTS instead. I hope there is some sort of update within the next week, telling us that they've figured things out and are now testing them and shipping parts!

ugh!

I have a hard time believing they'd screw this up so bad that the US TAX credit becomes a problem for sales.


Also, it does seem everywhere BUT the USA gets updated info first! UK, Korea, etc. Sad we have to follow those to get our news here! duh!
 

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I think it's best to get the car you want without regard to the credit. And treat any credit you get next year as gravy on the biscuit.
If you could get the car without any mark up then I’m sure people wouldn’t be as concerned about the credit. But since dealerships took advantage the credit feels way more important. The car just instantly becomes more expensive without it. I personally wanted the car in large part due to its affordability. So for me personally potentially losing part of the tax credit became a deal breaker.
 

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Also, it does seem everywhere BUT the USA gets updated info first! UK, Korea, etc. Sad we have to follow those to get our news here! duh!

This part of your comment is what is pissing owners and future owners. Toyota refuse to provide update I even placed a comment on their social media telling how Toyota USA keeps on releasing news about new vehicle and stuff but fail to provide an update and help owners with other stuff.

They forwarded my post on their social media and someone from the corp office called me and is not helpful as well. Like when I voice my concern of the monthly financing payment. The answer is basically just keep on paying while you do not drive your car. We need the money so our EXEC's can go on a lavish vacation.

Don't get me wrong I still trust and believe in Toyota but Toyota USA is the problem with the lack of communications. They do not even know the stuff that some of you guys are posting here from the Toyota Corp website.
 

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If you could get the car without any mark up then I’m sure people wouldn’t be as concerned about the credit. But since dealerships took advantage the credit feels way more important. The car just instantly becomes more expensive without it. I personally wanted the car in large part due to its affordability. So for me personally potentially losing part of the tax credit became a deal breaker.
I'm paying MSRP on the one that I have allocated. I sure as hell still want the full tax credit, lol! :D

At this point, I would consider keeping it if I could get half the credit. With that said, my trade in is depreciating more and more as we wait though. Would love to lock the value in but dealer won't do that (maybe since the QC hold is going on, they will make an exception. I'll try).
 

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This part of your comment is what is pissing owners and future owners. Toyota refuse to provide update I even placed a comment on their social media telling how Toyota USA keeps on releasing news about new vehicle and stuff but fail to provide an update and help owners with other stuff.

They forwarded my post on their social media and someone from the corp office called me and is not helpful as well. Like when I voice my concern of the monthly financing payment. The answer is basically just keep on paying while you do not drive your car. We need the money so our EXEC's can go on a lavish vacation.

Don't get me wrong I still trust and believe in Toyota but Toyota USA is the problem with the lack of communications. They do not even know the stuff that some of you guys are posting here from the Toyota Corp website.
EXACTLY! I have called corporate in the recent past as well, and obviously get NO WHERE, I have told them "look, you are just pissing people off by not providing the basic of information"... crickets. It all goes on deaf ears... I did mention to the last lady, because she was being cryptic with here answers, that it was obvious that she knew something but was told she is not to divulge anything! She just continued with her CANNED responses, she would agree or disagree with those comments!

You are correct, we hear information from other sources WAY BEFORE Toyota USA releases information. In fact, i found out about the QC HOLD, before my Sales person at the dealership knew anything. He mentioned that morning he had checked the system and no changes had shown. I told him something was up, and check again after 12-noon (since that seams to be when their computer system would receive updates each week!) He checked, and BAM there it was!

Anyway, I'm with you on the annoyance of how dark TOYOTA USA has been.
 

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I’m not convinced we’re learning much more in the UK. Toyota UK haven’t said anything either. We just don’t have our cars yet so we’re probably less annoyed.

Although, you mentioned before that you showed your DATE changed... WHERE are you seeing this information? WAIT, you have that FANCY APP that tracks your complete progress! We here in the US are completely in the Dark, and if we are lucky, our Dealership has access to that info, but they don't share the info from it very often and we have to BEG for it!
 

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I'm paying MSRP on the one that I have allocated. I sure as hell still want the full tax credit, lol! :D

At this point, I would consider keeping it if I could get half the credit. With that said, my trade in is depreciating more and more as we wait though. Would love to lock the value in but dealer won't do that (maybe since the QC hold is going on, they will make an exception. I'll try).

I'd ask them to work the deal NOW, if you can go without the car! Tell them if they won't do the deal, you'll take it elsewhere and get more money for it ! ha ha!
 

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I dunno… personally, for me, it’s one thing to place a deposit down on something that has, for now, a questionable future. It’s something else entirely to close a deal by dropping $$$$ on an item that has so many unanswered questions and unknown future.

Now, if I had access to more information I might feel a bit differently about it.

This issue WILL get fixed… we just don’t know when or how.
 
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