Toyota has issued a global recall of the first mass-produced electric vehicle (EV) via the loose bolts connecting the bZ4X wheels. This can cause the wheels to fall off while driving.
“If you make a sharp curve or apply a sharp brake, the hub bolt may loosen. Therefore, if you continue to drive in that state, you will hear noise, and in the worst case, the tires may fall off.” rice field. Website.
Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, has recalled 2,700 EVs. Of these, 2,200 were directed to Europe, 260 to the United States, 20 to Canada, and 110 to Japan.
The Japan-based company also warns bZ4X owners to refrain from using EVs until the issue is resolved.
“We apologize for any inconvenience. We will repair it as soon as possible, but we are investigating the details.”
Subaru also announced a recall of 2,600 EVs, Solterra, with the same flaws.
Solterra is Subaru’s first EV jointly developed with Toyota, which owns 20% of the company.
The move will come within 2 months from Toyota bZ4X released, The first model in the global bZ series, which stands for “Beyond Zero”. The power efficiency is 128Wh / km and the expected battery capacity retention after 10 years is 90%.
The bZ4X recall is for automakers planning to sell 3.5 million EVs worldwide by 2030 and invest $ 35 billion to release 30 battery-powered models in the same period. It was a retreat.
Meanwhile, the US-based Ford recalled 49,000 Mustang Mach-EEVs last week as the main contractor for high-voltage batteries overheated and could lose power while in operation.
Reuters contributed to this report.