I can't imagine that at least initially it's not on the same line as the BZ4x and the Soltera. It's the same vehicle in Lexus clothing...I have no idea where the RZ450e is assembled, but it’s a safe bet that if it utilizes the same wheel attachment design, it will also follow the same production limitations
As i replied in the other thread, interesting catch. However, they could simply be lug bolt caps in the one photo and not actually nuts. Common with German carsThis is the BZ3 unit announced in China. Notice something about the wheel photos?
Interesting that one photo appears to show lug nuts and the other lug bolts!?!? Not the same BZ unit as one has Yokohama tires and the other Hankook tires. The fix is in, lol?!?!
Yeah. I'm just ribbing the BZ4X / Solterra a little.As i replied in the other thread, interesting catch. However, they could simply be lug bolt caps in the one photo and not actually nuts. Common with German cars
Not to beat a dead horse, but I couldn’t think where I read this earlier.Hey, I'm open to evidence. But, the overall plan seems to be a full blown commitment to EVs. After all, their flagship division is going full BEV exclusively.
IF (big if?) true, should be a quick fix once produced.Let me preface this by saying that this is just a rumor I saw on a Japanese internet forum today, and I don't even know if it's true or not.
In a private Facebook group, an engineer said that Toyota has already found the cause of the bZ4X's wheel falling off and has found a solution.
He said that the cause was thermal expansion and contraction of the bolts and that changing the material of the bolts would solve the problem.
I can't confirm anything so this is just a rumor.
Lol I understand. Interesting that a poster from the UK said pretty much exactly the same thing from a dealer yesterday. Wouldn’t put much into it yet but it was from a Japanese private group and matches what the UK poster was told.It was on the internet, so it MUST be true!
Might not mean anything but again, more movement....Visited my local Toyota in London yesterday. They have two BZ4X, one a demonstration car and one in the showroom. They were delivered this week. They couldn't give me any updates but having these two cars surly means the cars will be available soon..
That I don't know the answer to. I'm assuming not since Toyota hasn't lifted the do not drive order yet. Could they be fixed? Possibly. Hopefully, we know soon! To me, at this point, any movement in the BZ is a "cautiously optimistic" movement.Are those demos allowed to be driven?
If the fix is simply replacing the lug bolts with bolts made of a different metal, there wouldn't be a need to move the vehicles.By the way, one owner of a BZ4X has noticed that his and two other units are no longer on the dealer lot. Salesperson didn’t know where they were taken to. Others have noticed that theirs have been moved on the lot (different dealers) for the first time since being picked up. May not mean a thing but it’s movement.
The ones that have "disappeared" from the lot, I can agree on that. The one(s) that moved from one location on the lot to a different one, I can see that happening with simply replacing the bolts.If the fix is simply replacing the lug bolts with bolts made of a different metal, there wouldn't be a need to move the vehicles.