Toyota will buy back your recalled bZ4X EV

Toyota recalled the bZ4X in June over concerns that the electric crossover’s wheels could fall off at high speed, and is now taking extra steps to please disgruntled customers and keep vehicles off the road. electr has learned (and Engadget has confirmed) that Toyota’s US arm is offering to buy back the bZ4X. Terms vary by state and “special circumstances,” according to a letter to customers.

The automaker outlined compensation for those who still want the EV. You can continue to drive a rental car for free, complete with free fuel for the temporary car and storage for the bZ4X. You will also receive a $5,000 credit towards your loan, lease or full purchase price. There will also be extended warranties and free EVgo charging.

Toyota is offering the buybacks and other perks “until a cure is available.” The recall also includes pre-orders for Subaru’s sister model, the Solterra, although that SUV has yet to reach American buyers.

There is no mention of when or how Toyota will fix the bZ4X wheel fault. This complicates the situation for owners. Buying back gives them the option to buy another vehicle rather than waiting indefinitely for a fix, but supply shortages in the auto industry could mean they either wait months for a replacement or settle for a less-than-ideal alternative .

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