Toyota's Only EV Is Getting Recalled

After a slow start to the EV game, Toyota’s first mainstream EV, the bZ4X is now getting recalled. Toyota is warning drivers the cars wheels could fall off.
Written by Preston Charles
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
background
To have carved out such a place in the hybrid market place you’d think
Toyota
would be a frontrunner in going fully electric. They aren’t, and now their progress is taking a hit as their first mainstream fully electric vehicle, the bZ4X, gets recalled
Toyota recently notified bZ4X owners that the vehicle's wheels could fall off, thus recalling it immediately. Fortunately, Toyota had only delivered 260 units in America (2,200 worldwide) before the problem was discovered. 
After only a short number of miles, bolts that hold the wheels in place can become loosened, potentially causing them to go bouncing down the road while the car skids out on its chassis. It’s like something from an episode of Scooby-Doo but in real life. 

Can Toyota fix this problem?

According to
CNN
, Toyota is still investigating the reason and conditions causing this malfunction to occur in their new EV. Toyota doesn’t yet know when the issue will be fixed and in the meantime is loaning cars to owners of the bZ4X. 
The Toyota bZ4X was developed alongside the
Subaru Solterra
by the two Japanese automakers. While the Solterra hasn’t been delivered stateside yet, it has also been recalled in countries where it’s already hit the road. 
Let Jerry find your price in only 45 seconds
No spam · No long forms · No fees
Find insurance savings

The Toyota bZ4X was showing a lot of promise

Before the recall, the Toyota bZ4X looked promising. It clocks up to 252 miles per full charge on it’s all-wheel drive chassis and is stocked with intuitive tech to enhance the driving experience as well as the safety. The aerodynamic design of the bZ4X was also built with energy conservation in mind. 
The question now is when can the public enjoy Toyota’s first EV with absolute peace of mind? 

More Toyota recalls

In addition to the bZ4X being recalled, Toyota also announced a recall for 46,000 2022 Toyota Tundras.The Tundra recall is unrelated (though maybe not to investors) to the bZ4X and pertains to nuts on the rear axel becoming loosened and affecting the truck's stability and braking. 
Fortunately for Tundra owners, there is a fix for this issue and it’s free of charge at your local Toyota dealership.
MORE: The 2023 Toyota bZ4X, Here's the Scoop

Insurance for your vehicle - Toyota or otherwise

Whether you’re affected by one of these recalls or not, you will want the best, most comprehensive insurance available in your area. 
Super app,
Jerry
, can get you competitive quotes from a variety of companies in less than 60 seconds. As a licensed broker, Jerry can even do the paperwork involved in signing up. Make the switch and start saving immediately.
Are you overpaying for car insurance?
Compare quotes and find out in 45 seconds.
Try Jerry

Easiest way to compare and buy car insurance

√
No long forms
√
No spam or unwanted phone calls
√
Quotes from top insurance companies
Find insurance savings