Toyota recalled its first-ever mass-produced electric vehicle for the concern about the loose wheel.
Motor industry Giant Toyota launched its BZ4X electric car this year. In less than two months of the launch, the car was recalled due to a faulty mechanism. Toyota's spokesperson said that the wheel could be detached from the vehicle in a short distance, for the bolts on the wheel loosened it.
Toyota issued a safety recall statement for 2,700 BZ4X SUVs in Europe, Canada, Japan, and the US. A spokesperson of Toyota said, "If a wheel detaches from the vehicle while driving, it could result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash." He also added that nobody should drive these cars until remedies are found. Toyota said that it had notified about the defect to Japanese safety regulators and the cause was still under investigation.
Subaru, a Japanese car manufacturer, also said that it recalled 2,600 units of its first all-electric car, Solterra, because of the same concern of loose bolts. Solterra car was jointly developed with Toyota by Subaru.
The company said it would cut the number of vehicles by 50,000 to 800,000; it plans to produce next month because of supply disruption caused by the pandemic and a shortage of computer chips. Toyota has also signaled that it may lower the number of vehicles it plans to manufacture this year.
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