Toyota will buy back your recalled bZ4X EV

Toyota recalled the bZ4X in June because the electric crossover’s wheels could fall off at high speeds, and now it’s taking extra steps to satisfy upset customers and keep the vehicles off the road. Electrek learned (and Engadget confirmed) that Toyota’s US subsidiary was offering to buy the bZ4X. Terms will vary depending on your state and “special circumstances,” according to a letter to customers.

The automaker has described compensation for those who still want the EV. You can continue to drive a loaner vehicle at no cost, with free fuel for the temporary car and storage for the bZ4X. You’ll also get a $5,000 credit on your loan, lease, or total purchase price. There will also be extensions to your warranty and free EVgo charging time.

Toyota is offering buy-backs and other benefits “until a cure is available.” The recall also covers pre-orders of Subaru’s sister model, the Solterra, although that SUV has yet to reach US buyers.

There is no mention of when or how Toyota will fix the bZ4X wheel defect. This makes the situation difficult for the owners. The buyout gives them a chance to buy another vehicle rather than waiting indefinitely for a fix, but auto industry supply shortages could leave them waiting months for a replacement or settling for a cheaper alternative. ideal.

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