The BZ4X, Toyota’s first mass-produced global EV, is being recalled because of the risk that the wheels could loosen and come off the vehicle. The recall applies to the Subaru Solterra as well as, according to a report from Reuters on Wednesday.
Japan’s safety agency says a sharp turn or brake can loosen the wheel pin, causing the wheel to break freely. No injuries have been identified as caused by the fault in Japan, the home of the two automakers.
The recall includes 2,700 BZ4X and 2,600 Solterra models. The majority of those cars are destined for the European markets and are only 280 units BZ4Xs was shipped to the US and Canada.
Toyota points out that not every model is being recalled, and a Subaru spokesperson added that none of the recalled Solterras have been delivered to customers in the US. Faulty cars in the US
Despite the limited impact, the brand’s first large-scale recall of electric vehicles less than two months after the product’s launch could cause some insecurity for dealers, especially This is because electric crossovers hit the market later than many other electric crossovers, such as the Ford. Mustang Mach-E, Volkswagen ID.4, Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Tesla Model Y.
However, recalls are not uncommon for all-new vehicles, not to mention those with all-new electric powertrains. Ford recalls Mach-E last month for a software issue that was fixed with an over-the-air update that Tesla has made several times with the Model Y. Hyundai and Kia recall Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 last month for a folding risk affecting nearly 20,000 models.
Toyota is investigating the cause of the loose bolt.