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sweet! Good news at last

being a toyota/subaru the airbag was bound to need a recall so it’s a good thing they are doing it now.
it’s actually not a direct airbag issue. The A pillar plastic covering over the airbag has a potential wrongly installed strap that keeps it from hitting the occupant during airbad deployment. The fix is to remove cover, inspect strap and correct if installed incorrectly.
 

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More info on the fix here:

Toyota finally found a way to keep wheels from falling off its electric SUV

Interesting headline.
 

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It had to happen eventually. Now we can get back to talking about the loss of the $7500 tax credit in the US, and all the other shortcomings of the Solterra. And not to mention higher leasing and financing costs going forward.
Or not. There's nothing more to say on that subject, and not everyone shares your gloomy outlook. Let the poor, dead horse rest in peace.
 

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Yes -- Toyota said that they planned to be retrofitting previously-manufactured vehicles "by November." But we don't know how that ties in to the broader manufacturing plan. Do you source parts for new production first, and then do the retrofits? How many "in transit" Solterras are there that never made it to deelers that need to be refrofit? How fast can they do the retrofits? When you do restart your line, which vehicle do you run first?

Either company sharing some information like this would be very helpful.
 

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Yes -- Toyota said that they planned to be retrofitting previously-manufactured vehicles "by November." But we don't know how that ties in to the broader manufacturing plan. Do you source parts for new production first, and then do the retrofits? How many "in transit" Solterras are there that never made it to deelers that need to be refrofit? How fast can they do the retrofits? When you do restart your line, which vehicle do you run first?

Either company sharing some information like this would be very helpful.
I’m not sure about the Solterra but the BZ4X started production on the line on the 6th. I read that someone stated that they were told the parts were already made and shipped for retrofits but haven’t made it to location yet. Since dealers are doing the repairs, that makes sense based on timeline. Maybe they were building a bank of retrofit parts while the new Crown was running on the line?!?!
 
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