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(CBS Sacramento)   Toyota recalls its first full electric car because.... checks notes... the wheels might fall off   (sacramento.cbslocal.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Toyota, Pickup truck, Truck, Toyota Tundra, Toyota Motor Sales USA, Toyota T100, General Motors, Toyota Tacoma  
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2022-06-26 7:06:02 AM  
Accidents will happen.
Clarke and Dawe - The Front Fell Off
Youtube 3m5qxZm_JqM
 
2022-06-26 7:15:42 AM  
*nuts and bolts*
 
2022-06-26 7:17:04 AM  
So the wheels fall off on the Toyota EV while the Tesla catches on fire which causes all of the doors to lock.

Neither option is good, but I'd prefer not to die locked in a raging inferno, HAL.
 
2022-06-26 7:17:34 AM  
Complete new cars usually have recalls because it's when engineering reaches reality.

The concern isn't over whether they had a recall, but when they found out about the problem and how quickly they respond to correct.

I think Toyota learned their lesson from the air bag stuff.
 
2022-06-26 7:20:39 AM  

untoldforce: So the wheels fall off on the Toyota EV while the Tesla catches on fire which causes all of the doors to lock.

Neither option is good, but I'd prefer not to die locked in a raging inferno, HAL.


Just wait until your Tesla Cybertruck catches fire, and no one can help you because they can't break the bulletproof glass.
 
2022-06-26 7:24:12 AM  
My money is on incorrectly spec nuts or studs

The tundra issue is a manufacturing issue
 
2022-06-26 7:28:55 AM  
A second recall?

/ (repeat)
 
2022-06-26 7:32:49 AM  

Blahbbs: untoldforce: So the wheels fall off on the Toyota EV while the Tesla catches on fire which causes all of the doors to lock.

Neither option is good, but I'd prefer not to die locked in a raging inferno, HAL.

Just wait until your Tesla Cybertruck catches fire, and no one can help you because they can't break the bulletproof glass.


They are bullet proof, not baseball proof.
 
2022-06-26 7:33:51 AM  
Tyler Durden applied the formula!
 
2022-06-26 7:40:27 AM  
Not exactly a good sign that they didn't catch this during development or testing. Having all the wheels stay attached to the car is usually quite important.
 
2022-06-26 7:49:47 AM  

PIP_the_TROLL: Complete new cars usually have recalls because it's when engineering reaches reality.

The concern isn't over whether they had a recall, but when they found out about the problem and how quickly they respond to correct.

I think Toyota learned their lesson from the air bag stuff.


Another reason not to be an early adopter.
 
2022-06-26 7:54:11 AM  
I'm amused that when the problem with evs is not with the fact that they are electric but the fact that they are a car. It's the part of the equation that carmakers seemingly should have figured out over the last century.

It also demonstrates just how complicated a piece of technology most of us take for granted actually is.
 
2022-06-26 8:14:58 AM  

Tentacle: Tyler Durden applied the formula!


The father must have been huge. See where the fat is burned to the seat?
 
2022-06-26 8:18:10 AM  

Resident Muslim: *nuts and bolts*


Hey 1 out of 2.
 
2022-06-26 8:19:51 AM  

AnudderFreakinFarker: A second recall?

/ (repeat)


Well there are four wheels on a standard car, so we might see two more
 
2022-06-26 8:33:09 AM  

drxym: Not exactly a good sign that they didn't catch this during development or testing. Having all the wheels stay attached to the car is usually quite important.


They were told that they would not need roads in the future so wheels did not seem that important.
 
2022-06-26 8:34:54 AM  
Till the Wheels Fall Off (Remastered)
Youtube SYT2QYSENE0
 
2022-06-26 8:39:01 AM  
My first new car was a Nissan that warned you to use the lugnuts that came with the spare and not the ones designed for the regular wheels as "The wheel may leave the car and cause personal injury."

I noted that it probably wouldn't do the car any good either.
 
2022-06-26 8:46:33 AM  
Some good electromagnets could keep that from happening.  If there were only some way to power them.
 
2022-06-26 8:49:55 AM  

drxym: Not exactly a good sign that they didn't catch this during development or testing. Having all the wheels stay attached to the car is usually quite important.


Some joker must have sabotaged it.

Toyota definitely laid an egg.
 
2022-06-26 8:50:39 AM  
To be fair, that sounds like a pretty good reason for a recall.
 
2022-06-26 8:51:24 AM  

olorin604: I'm amused that when the problem with evs is not with the fact that they are electric but the fact that they are a car. It's the part of the equation that carmakers seemingly should have figured out over the last century.

It also demonstrates just how complicated a piece of technology most of us take for granted actually is.


Or, in the bean counters office at Toyota...

Bean counter 1: Hey, let's try using this other faatener supplier, they can save us ¥5 per vehicle!

Engineer: But their quality control is shiat, I don't think they get metallurgy certifications for their steel.

Bean counter: Let's switch anyway, I am sure it will be fine.
 
2022-06-26 8:57:17 AM  
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2022-06-26 8:58:14 AM  
Maybe Toyota should use Pontiac'd old motto - Totoyta: Driving Excitment.  Loosing a wheel would make me excited.
 
2022-06-26 9:00:53 AM  
 
2022-06-26 9:06:36 AM  
They're also facing 2 billion AUD fines in Australia for faulty DPFs.

Add to that the recall of the Tundra for loose bolts. Oh, and the headlights catching fire.

Also Camrys had faulty brake assist systems.

And don't forget where they were neglecting to activate forward radar at the factory, which completely deactivated collision detection/avoidance systems across all kinds of cars.

That's just this year, by the way. But it only makes headlines if it's an EV... I wonder why that is 🧐
 
2022-06-26 9:16:08 AM  
I drive cars until the wheels fall off.  That's why I always get a Toyota.
 
2022-06-26 10:28:11 AM  
/Hold up - waaaaayyyyt
//we 'gon rockit 'till the wheels come off
///smokeweedeveryday
 
2022-06-26 12:04:58 PM  

Likwit: They're also facing 2 billion AUD fines in Australia for faulty DPFs.

Add to that the recall of the Tundra for loose bolts. Oh, and the headlights catching fire.

Also Camrys had faulty brake assist systems.

And don't forget where they were neglecting to activate forward radar at the factory, which completely deactivated collision detection/avoidance systems across all kinds of cars.

That's just this year, by the way. But it only makes headlines if it's an EV... I wonder why that is 🧐


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