In June, Toyota Motor had to announce the withdrawal of all 2,700 of the then-released BZ4X electric vehicles because it was found that there was a risk of wheel separation from the hub if the track had been stopped or changed, which is a serious safety threat. New vehicles were not sold, and those already sold had to go to the dealers' parking lot until the manufacturer corrected the defect. And only now, Toyota is ready to resume deliveries of BZ4X electric crossovers.
According to Nikkei Asian Review, the company was able to verify that the risk of separation of the wheels from the hub could be offset by replacing the rod bolts and checking when they were drawn up on all new copies of bZ4X coming from the Toyota Motor Conveyer. Accordingly, the step bolts of the vehicles already implemented could be replaced, as well as on Subau Solterra ' s fixed crosswears. The interesting thing is that the Toyota bZ4X sneakers also found another defect in the assembly: some of the pieces may not be properly fitted with airbags that could cause injury to passengers, or they might simply not have worked. It is clear that during the recall campaign, the same defect will be removed.
Toyota Motor is the world ' s largest car manufacturer, but it has so far been quite cool about the idea of creating electric vehicles with a single power source. By 2030, it is planning to increase its output to only 3.5 million a year, which is about one third of the current sales volume of branded cars with all types of power plants. Last week, the company reported that it had sold no more than 232 bZ4X cross-cars in the United States, which were fully recaptured. In Japan ' s home market last year, the electric vehicles formed no more than 1% of the cars sold, much more popular than the hybrids with VS. By 2025, Toyota plans to market 15 new models of electric vehicles, another five years later to present the same amount, and by 2035 to sell only cars that are not polluting the environment with exhaust gases in use in Europe.