Toyota is recalling 2,700 bZ4X crossovers globally because the wheel pins could become loose, in a major setback to the Japanese automaker’s electric ambitions.
Toyota On Friday, Motor said the cause was still under investigation, but that the entire wheel could have come apart, posing a risk of a collision.
“Until corrective action is taken, no one should drive these vehicles,” the company said in a statement.
According to Toyota, of the most recent recalls, about 2,200 are for Europe, 270 for North America, 112 for Japan and 60 for the rest of Asia. They are produced from March to June.
The bZ4X, which went on sale about two months ago, is a key model in Toyota’s plans to expand its electric vehicle lineup.
Toyota is planning to have 30 EV by 2030, selling 3.5 million electric vehicles globally that year. Toyota is also investing 2 trillion yen ($17.6 billion or nearly Rs 130)) in battery research and development to achieve such goals.
According to Toyota.
Producer of Prius hybrid and Lexus Luxury cars are seen by some critics as a troublemaker in the electric vehicle push, in part because it has been so optimistic and successful, in other green technologies, such as hybrids and fuel cells, as well as efficient gas engines.
Demand for electric cars is expected to continue to grow, especially given the recent high gasoline prices, amid worries about inflation and war in Ukraine, and people around the world. becoming more and more aware of climate change and the environment.