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It was mentioned on the reddit thread that Toyota went to the Volkswagen style lug bolt instead of a standard lug nut. Can't Loctite that unless you never want to change a wheel/tire. Again, why Toyota? I've always hated the VW style of lug bolts vs lug nuts of other manufacturers. I imagine that there will need to be a mechanical change to fix this. I can see why it could be 90 days or longer, especially if retooling is needed. Lock washer (lol)?!? Maybe they just got a bad batch of wheel bolts or hubs with defective bolt holes?!?
 

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90 days to replace a wheel hub bolt? Where's a link to something about the 90 day hold?
There's no link. Customers of the BZ4X are being shown dealer screens that show 90 day hold for the BZ4X with no ETA for the fix. QC issue. Originally, it was 30 days but expanded to 90. I'll try to find a photo of the dealer screen. Again, I have to assume Solterra is the same.

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@rfrancis073, are you able to confirm if this stoppage is for their global distribution. Or specified to vehicles here in the US....
 

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From Reuters (don’t have a link, it’s in Apple News):

Of the 2,700 vehicles, 2,200 were earmarked for Europe, 260 for the United States, 20 for Canada and 110 for Japan, the company said.

Subaru Corp also said Thursday it was globally recalling about 2,600 units of the Solterra, its first all-electric vehicle jointly developed with Toyota, for the same reason…most of the vehicles were for dealers and none were delivered to customers in the U.S.
 

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From Reuters (don’t have a link, it’s in Apple News):

Of the 2,700 vehicles, 2,200 were earmarked for Europe, 260 for the United States, 20 for Canada and 110 for Japan, the company said.

Subaru Corp also said Thursday it was globally recalling about 2,600 units of the Solterra, its first all-electric vehicle jointly developed with Toyota, for the same reason…most of the vehicles were for dealers and none were delivered to customers in the U.S.
I'd guess more than just 10% of those 2,600 are North America-bound cars, based on global Subaru sales.
 

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From Subaru, translated from Japanese by Google, so beware. Also, this applies only to the Japanese domestic market, thus, the low numbers.

June 23, 2022
About the recall of Soltera
On June 23, 2020, Toyota Motor Corporation, which supplies Soltera to Subaru Corporation, filed a recall to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

Recall Notification Numberfive hundred and seventy sevenRecall start dateJune 24, 2020
Defective part (part name)Traveling equipment (hub bolts)
If you are in a non-compliant state
Structure, equipment or gender to be recognized
The situation of Noh and its causes
In the hub bolt to be attached to the tire, there is a possibility that the bolt will loosen due to rapid turning or repeated sudden braking. Therefore, if you continue to run as it is, abnormal noise will occur, and in the worst case, the tire may fall out.
Details of improvement measuresAs a measure for the time being, we will request users to suspend use of all vehicles, and implement permanent measures as soon as the measures are decided.

Car nameModelCommon nameThe car to be recalled
Scope of the bassis number and production period
The car to be recalled
Number of units
Remarks
SubaruZAA-XEAM10X"Soltera"XEAM10-0001021 - XEAM10-0001051
From March 30, 2020 to April 21, 2020
10
ZAA-YEAM15XYEAM15-0001032 - YEAM15-0001190
From March 28, 2020 to May 23, 2020
82
(Two types in total)(Total 1 model)(The entire range of production period)
March 28, 2020 - May 23, 2020
(92 units in total)
※The vehicle number and production period of the target car may include vehicles that are not eligible, so please contact the nearest dealer for details.
Explanatory diagram of improvement points
Automotive parking light Tire Wheel Automotive tail & brake light Car
 
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