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  1. I think that’s what frustrates me the most on this Ernie. It’s not Toyota's first recall, the process is known and understood but it’s total radio silence from Toyota. If they’d explained it just as you have above and perhaps given an indicator of which stage they are in then I’d have more confidence in getting the car. At the moment I could be getting my car next week (doubtful), this month, next month, this year or next year and I have no idea which. I’m currently without a car (agreement ran out on old one) and will have to sort out a short term rental, but if I sign up now and I get the BZ4X this month I will have overpaid on the rental. This is the company that developed the Toyota Production System, revolutionised car manufacturing globally and made car production predictable but they don’t seem to be able to talk to their customers about a recall.
  2. Just in case you’re not following the updates from USA owners elsewhere, they got letters from Toyota offering additional compensation. No details of timelines for a fix and no details on the recall. Still leaves us in the UK and lots of other Americans in the dark over when we’ll get our cars. I phoned Toyota UK today, they confirmed my car was still showing mid August delivery to dealer but also confirmed no fix for the recall issue. Finally got the person on the phone to admit it was likely they’ll be giving me a new date soon but they didn’t know when or what that new date will be.
  3. Since it’s based on the same etnga platform it’s possible it has the same wheel problem, but Lexus won’t have to reveal that if Toyota get a fix out. Might delay manufacturing though.
  4. Good timing from CarWOW? Release a comparison video in the middle of a global release of one of the models, or just coincidence?
  5. Am beginning to believe the social media hype about Toyota not wanting to manufacture a full EV. But maybe it is good news on the recall
  6. Should read cannot be fixed at this time. There’s a lot of social media press click baiting off that article. The detail behind it is the same as the original recall notice. Toyota found a problem, took the BZ4X off the road and funded a loan vehicle to existing customers while they investigate the issue and find a fix. Toyota haven’t made any further announcements since that recall, which is frustrating on it’s own but not the same as the cars being unfixable.
  7. Are Toyota selling the Premier again? It’s been taken off the model list and I thought that was because it was a limited edition and they’d sold them all. That is just me assuming though.
  8. I was told by Toyota Online on Wednesday the date is mid August subject to the recall being sorted. I suspect there are quite a few people in the UK who like me are considering asking them to move delivery to 1st September so we get a 72 rather than 22 plate on the car (helps depreciation apparently), so that might be why some people are saying September. Also my mid August date is to the dealer, who then has to do all their pre delivery checks before handing over to me.
  9. It’s been legal since 2018, unless there is something different about the Toyota implementation. “From June 2018 drivers will be able to use remote control parking on British roads.” https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-laws-pave-way-for-remote-control-parking-in-the-uk
  10. Ernie, I actually googled it to get the terminology right but gave up when I found out they also call it Intelligent Parking Assist on some models 🥺
  11. Got Toyota to confirm exact details: Hi Paul, We apologise for our previous replies and for any confusion caused. The Advanced Parking Assist (APA) is available on all bZ4X grades. However, Remote Controlled APA is not available on any grade. We hope this helps to clarify, please let us know if you have any further questions. Thanks.
  12. Us poor BZ4X “recall wait” people can’t see the functionality in the app as we don’t officially have a charge point capable car yet 😉
  13. Frosty yep saw that but then later replies refer to Advanced Parking Assist not being available. I do think they’ve just got confused so have asked for clarification. Extract from reply to my question 28th June 11:13 “Advanced Parking Assist is no longer available on bZ4X”
  14. Toyota have built a website showing all the Charge Points. If you sign in using your Toyota ID you can see prices as well. They can be viewed here: https://www.toyota-charging-network.eu/web/toyota-gb/map
  15. See later comments. The spec change is in Vision and Premier editions and is the removal of Remote Control Advanced Parking Assist. I’ve been following the comments on the Toyota news site (https://mag.toyota.co.uk/all-new-toyota-bz4x-makes-world-debut/comment-page-10/#comments) and yesterday a question was asked about Advanced Parking Assist and the response was a surprise to me. I asked for clarification and the response I received is below, no UK models will have it despite it being part of the spec at pre-order. I know things change because of the chip issues but I wouldn’t expect to find out about a spec change in the comments section of a news article. Has anyone heard anything from their dealer or Toyota Online? I’m asking a follow up question about whether they mean Advanced Parking Assist or Remote Advanced Parking Assist. Hi Paul, Advanced Parking Assist is no longer available on bZ4X, either for cars already produced or cars produced in future. Sorry about that. If you want to discuss this further, we recommend contacting our customer relations team here: https://www.toyota.co.uk/help-centre#/iframe/https%3A%2F%2Fforms.toyota.co.uk%2Fcontact-us Thanks
  16. Report from the American NHTSA Three vehicles reported with the fault “Toyota received a field technical report from the Taiwan market indicating separation of the front left wheel from the vehicle. Toyota recovered the wheels and hub bolts from this vehicle for investigation. Toyota then received two field technical reports from the U.S. market.” And Toyota have been able to replicate the problem in their own testing. Seems to be only the left front wheel https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2022/RMISC-22V444-4456.pdf?fbclid=IwAR29xHjAMf1rmuFZdz2h_Yjs4NToQZMdwDvf0BrwzuONlPyTmrV_FABeiRo
  17. Not Toyota’s week for nuts and bolts. Tundra recall in US https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a40408410/2022-toyota-tundras-recalled/
  18. New article today with some useful information. Japan's safety regulator said sharp turns and sudden braking could cause a hub bolt to loosen, raising the risk of a wheel coming off the vehicle. It said it was not aware of any accidents being caused by the defect. Toyota had reported that one car, in particular, had been roughly handled. "We don't know who the driver was, but the driver drove the car very hard," the official said, adding that Toyota had found the problem, which affected only a few cars. https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/toyota-subaru-shares-drop-after-ev-recall-announcements-2022-06-24/?fbclid=IwAR1oSfpYDv3dx_G-sXYSOV-tz075orvJpYMaZQqDXj2uqmOZ_1gaP5BYrEU
  19. Financial Times article here, looks like Toyota are pre-empting the general public like us stating the obvious 😉 https://www.ft.com/content/aab59edd-2a14-409c-8d31-6d64831f633f “We are examining if tightening the bolts will solve the problem, or if any change in components is needed,” the company said. "
  20. Another article with more details. Only 112 vehicles identified as affected. Does demonstrate Toyota’s emphasis on safety and reliability, other manufacturers may have only recalled the 112. https://www.asiafinancial.com/toyota-recalls-newly-released-ev-over-safety-issue
  21. Link to the article in the Sun below and photos of the article for anyone not wanting to click on the link. Interesting to note it says UK models not affected but delivery delays in place while they make sure. https://www.thesun.co.uk/motors/18965676/worlds-largest-car-manufacturer-toyota-global-recall/amp/
  22. From one of the Facebook forums I’m in that is mainly California based owners. This appeared on their MyT apps this morning. The person who posted it thinks it may only apply to the 2nd batch of vehicles
  23. Heard a rumour on a Facebook group that Toyota UK will be making an announcement tomorrow about the reasons for the delay in pre-delivery inspections and that it’s not a critical issue.
  24. Still think I prefer a delay to delivery to fix something than have it delivered then recalled for a fix.
  25. If it’s true I’m assuming it’s not a safety recall as UK dealers are using their demonstration models. Or they had theirs fixed already as a priority.
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