The bZ4X is Toyota's first mass-produced full-electric car.
TOKYO -- Toyota Motor Corp. will recall 2,700 bZ4X crossovers, its first mass-produced electric vehicle, because of a danger that wheels could come loose.
The world's largest automaker by sales submitted the recall of the bZ4X models to Japan's transportation ministry.
Of the 2,700 vehicles, 2,200 were earmarked for Europe, 260 for the United States, 20 for Canada and 110 for Japan, Toyota said.
Toyota is advising the 260 U.S. customers who have already taken delivery to park their vehicle immediately and contact any Toyota dealer to pick up their bZ4X. The dealer will provide a loaner vehicle free of charge until a remedy is available. However, Toyota said no remedy is available at this time.
Subaru Corp. also said Thursday it was globally recalling about 2,600 units of the Solterra, its first all-electric vehicle jointly developed with Toyota, for the same reason.
Japan's safety regulator said sharp turns and sudden braking in the cars could cause a hub bolt to loosen, raising the risk of a wheel coming off the vehicle. The regulator said it was not aware of any accidents being caused by the defect.
The safety regulator said it was advising drivers to stop using the vehicle until a more "permanent" repair measure was in place.
Well what can you say, l thought they had tab washer that were peened over/split pin, maybe they could drill a hole in nut and wire lock it as well as belt and braces measure.
Reminds of that old favourite tune, hope Toyota get it's wheels falling off it's EV's problem recall sorted soon.