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Reading through a sort of routine monthly sales press release from Subaru posted May 3, 2022, I noticed it says:

“Subaru retailers remained exceptionally efficient in April, setting an all-time monthly record for Outback,” said Jeff Walters, Senior Vice President of Sales. “Looking forward, we recently announced pricing for the all-new 2023 Solterra, our first-ever EV. Retailer deliveries are expected to begin next month, and we are excited to deliver these much-anticipated cars to our loyal customers.”

 

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Reading through a sort of routine monthly sales press release from Subaru posted May 3, 2022, I noticed it says:

“Subaru retailers remained exceptionally efficient in April, setting an all-time monthly record for Outback,” said Jeff Walters, Senior Vice President of Sales. “Looking forward, we recently announced pricing for the all-new 2023 Solterra, our first-ever EV. Retailer deliveries are expected to begin next month, and we are excited to deliver these much-anticipated cars to our loyal customers.”

Lines up with what some of the dealers here in Chicago area were mentioning, about cars getting out earlier than the ordering system ETA of August. I'll be waiting until July 1st to finalize any deal no matter what as the IL rebates don't go into effect until then
 

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Actually just got off the phone with my dealership. I am in New England and Subaru of New England seems to be a middleman between the New England dealerships and the Subaru of America. The dealership just received their next allocation and mine is first on their list and scheduled to be in port mid August and likely at the dealership the end of August. So I think the press release stating "expected deliveries next month", which would be June, is not realistic and August is for the first batch.
 

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Reading through a sort of routine monthly sales press release from Subaru posted May 3, 2022, I noticed it says:

“Subaru retailers remained exceptionally efficient in April, setting an all-time monthly record for Outback,” said Jeff Walters, Senior Vice President of Sales. “Looking forward, we recently announced pricing for the all-new 2023 Solterra, our first-ever EV. Retailer deliveries are expected to begin next month, and we are excited to deliver these much-anticipated cars to our loyal customers.”

It's likely going to be one of those things where the first delivery will happen right at the end of the month rolling into June.
 

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My dealer called today to tell me he is expecting his demonstrator on August 10th. He's in Raleigh, NC. I told him that I had found info on Google that said the manufacturing had been suspended for much of August, but he already knew that. He'll call me when it comes in. He wants the 10 people who ordered a Solterra from his dealership to see and drive it.
I told him I'm probably not going to buy it and he said, "No problem."

July Additional Production Adjustments in Japan | Corporate | Global Newsroom | Toyota Motor Corporation Official Global Website
 

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My dealer called today to tell me he is expecting his demonstrator on August 10th. He's in Raleigh, NC. I told him that I had found info on Google that said the manufacturing had been suspended for much of August, but he already knew that. He'll call me when it comes in. He wants the 10 people who ordered a Solterra from his dealership to see and drive it.
I told him I'm probably not going to buy it and he said, "No problem."

July Additional Production Adjustments in Japan | Corporate | Global Newsroom | Toyota Motor Corporation Official Global Website
I’m in Charlotte and went to a dealer in Concord, NC.

They are waiting for their loaner and demo car. Even with the factory closed ALL of August, they were expecting their units in September. Not sure how that is supposed to work. They also confirmed they don’t have a VIN for their cars and that production had not been scheduled.
 

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I’m in Charlotte and went to a dealer in Concord, NC.

They are waiting for their loaner and demo car. Even with the factory closed ALL of August, they were expecting their units in September. Not sure how that is supposed to work. They also confirmed they don’t have a VIN for their cars and that production had not been scheduled.
My dealer has a VIN on their loaner/demo car, and it was scheduled to be built June 18 - but that was the day after the first assembly line shutdown began. The tracker is showing it as expected in September - same as my car which has no VIN and no scheduled production date. I'm not sure I believe either expected delivery date, TBH.
 

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I’m in New England and my dealer says he has seven in port (Rhode Island) but he says they are holding them until they resolve the recall.
This is all too weird. I wish I knew what the issue with the wheels is and if it’s even something that CAN be fixed. The bz4x folks are supposed to hear from Toyota next week with a possible offer to buy back the cars. If they are offering buy backs, does that mean it’s not possible to fix the wheels and the cars have to be junked?
 

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My dealer has a VIN on their loaner/demo car, and it was scheduled to be built June 18 - but that was the day after the first assembly line shutdown began. The tracker is showing it as expected in September - same as my car which has no VIN and no scheduled production date. I'm not sure I believe either expected delivery date, TBH.
I’m supposed to receive my Solterra in November. At this point I’ll believe it when I see it.
 

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This is all too weird. I wish I knew what the issue with the wheels is and if it’s even something that CAN be fixed. The bz4x folks are supposed to hear from Toyota next week with a possible offer to buy back the cars. If they are offering buy backs, does that mean it’s not possible to fix the wheels and the cars have to be junked?
I would think worst case would be to punt on the wheel bolts and switch back to a hub that uses studs and nuts. That would mean some engineering and production of new hubs. Of course it's possible to fix, but maybe not in as short a time frame as everyone would like.
 

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This is all too weird. I wish I knew what the issue with the wheels is and if it’s even something that CAN be fixed. The bz4x folks are supposed to hear from Toyota next week with a possible offer to buy back the cars. If they are offering buy backs, does that mean it’s not possible to fix the wheels and the cars have to be junked?
There’s a copy of the Toyota letter on the bZ4x forum now. One of the options is a buy back offer…
 
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