The American division of Subaru announced another recall campaign for the Solterra electric crossover.
The model, we recall, debuted on the local market last spring, but already in June, Toyota Motor was forced to recall the first batch of Toyota bZ4X and Subaru Solterra due to the risk of spontaneous wheel separation: the production of platform models at the Motomachi plant stopped for 3.5 months, about 5.3 thousand vehicles from the first batch were subject to recall.
Then the engineers “replaced and tightly tightened the wheel bolts”, and at the same time made changes to the design of the airbag.
But now the problem seems to be back. According to the press service of Subaru of America, Inc., 1182 Solterra will be subject to a second recall. It was found out that in two dealerships of the brand, owned by the same legal entity, the maintenance work on replacing and tightening the wheel bolts was carried out poorly.
For safety reasons, all Solterra owners who previously carried out maintenance work at third-party contractors of the brand will be invited to re-check the wheel hubs, the press service reports.
Representatives of the automaker are asking owners of Solterra subject to repeated recall to refrain from traveling by car. Instead, the dealer, at their own expense, will call a tow truck and, if necessary, carry out work to replace the wheel bolts. The American representation of Toyota did not report about the second recall of bZ4X.