We first saw the joint Tesla/Toyota RAV4 EV at the 2010 LA Auto Show, and since 2,500 electric vehicles were produced and it was discontinued last year as each of the manufacturer’s respective CEOs chose to embark on separate zero-emission endeavours, namely Toyota’s foray into hydrogen-powered vehicles.
However, the joint effort is coming back to light as Toyota announced a recall on all RAV4 EVs to repair components supplied by Tesla. According to Toyota officials, there is a software flaw in the RAV4 EV’s propulsion system that may result in the shifting into neutral, causing a complete loss of power, putting the driver at risk of crashing.
Toyota is not aware of any crashes caused by the faulty component, and at the moment the recall is not listed on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration web site.
The RAV4 EV falls into a Toyota recall that includes a total of 112,500 vehicles.
Source : bloomberg.com