Not a lot of details here to help give most useful response.
What technical issues having leading up to doing compression testing and has any recent work been done to motor ?
Initial assumption would be valve issues or valve timing on the poor compression reading head .
A good visual and bore scope might give some answers quickly, leak down test be useful too .
I have attached the above link for people that speak Polish to read the original article. Below is the best job I could make of the translation to English so apologies if every word is not correct.
An annoyed reader, Mr Paul, wrote to us. He ordered a Toyota bZ4X AWD, signed the contract, paid the down payment. The car was supposed to be available for collection by the end of August 2022. Now he has learned that he will definitely not get the car on time, that he will have to wait until next June and - not exactly directly - that he will be the one to pay for the wheels falling off.
The text has been updated. The latest information is at the bottom.
Toyota bZ4X. Another sign to be wary of cars made by startups
Mr Paul, in January 2022, decided to place an order for two Tesla Model 3s. As collection was delayed, he went to a Toyota showroom in April. At the showroom, he placed an order for a Toyota bZ4X in the Executive equipment version with both axle drive and a matching JBL audio system. Initially, everything was going well: he was given access to a mobile app with which he could track what stage his car was at. It was through this that he learned that his Toyota bZ4X had already arrived in Poland. His salesman was golden, telling it like it is and not what he wanted to hear.
Toyota bZ4X at the Toyota Wola showroom. Illustrative photograph
And suddenly something bad started to happen. He found out that two other people who had bookings for the bZ4X had simply... cancelled them. As a result, he called the showroom. He heard that he could cancel his booking. He can also keep it. As the wheels are falling off, the car has to go back to the factory. The cost of this operation was passed on to him, as the price of his bZ4X goes up by 25,000 zloty. The higher price means that the subsidy threshold is exceeded, making it impossible to apply for a subsidy. Another tens of thousands of zloty behind.
And then there is the acceptance date: his Toyota bZ4X was due by the end of August 2022, it will be in June 2023. Provided he accepts the conditions mentioned above.
From a letter circulating around the dealerships and which he received from a friend, it appears that the orders from May and June 2022 have been completely cancelled. Because of the problem of wheels falling off, which still has no solution. Its contents are slightly frightening:
Toyota bZ4X: cancellation of confirmed production (2022-05 and 2022-06) and delays in NCO orders
We have received information from TME [Toyota Motor Europe - ed. of Elektrowoz] about the cancellation of confirmed May and June production of the bZ4X model. The factory will not produce any more units of this model, tentatively until the end of 2022 [Elektrowoz editor's emphasis], resulting in an extended lead time of 6-8 months. In view of the above:
'orders affected by the cancellation of confirmed production have again been given the status 'unconfirmed' in Kanri (...)'.
Well, and he is in a quandary. He has a clause in his contract that the company can change the price when the euro costs more than 5 zloty. The price of the euro did not exceed this threshold and yet Toyota raised the price for him, i.e. unilaterally broke the contract. He could go to court over this, only when will there be a settlement? Who has the time for that? As he said: he is looking for an alternative. He is hoping that maybe Tesla will wake up. If not, he'll have to buy something else....
Note from the editors www.elektrowoz.pl: we included the mid-title not by accident. Although Toyota has been on the market for many years, it is in its infancy in the pure electric car segment. We have always cautioned gently against buying such cars, as it is well known that they are plagued by childhood problems. This can be seen, for example, in what is happening with the bZ4X.
Update 2022/08/18, 17.37: the topic is hot. Shortly after publication, it emerged that Toyota Motor Europe's position had changed. However, no surcharge will have to be paid, i.e. the price of the car will not be updated to the price list in force today, 18 August 2022.