Toyota Recalls 2.7K bZ4X Units 2 Months after EV Launch
June 27, 2022—Toyota has recalled 2,700 units of the bZ4X, its first mass-produced EV, less than two months after the vehicle launched.
The automaker voluntarily submitted the recall to the Japanese transportation ministry last week. According to a report from Reuters, affected vehicles are at risk of having their wheels come loose.
According to Toyota, only 260 of the 2,700 units recalled were sent to the U.S. market. The vast majority—2,200 of the 2,700—were sent to Europe.
"Japan's safety regulator said sharp turns and sudden braking could cause a hub bolt to loosen, raising the risk of a wheel coming off the vehicle," the report said. "It said it was not aware of any accidents being caused by the defect.
Toyota has advised customers not drive their vehicles until a more "permanent" fix was developed. The automaker says not all bZ4X models have been affected but declined to share how many models total have been built.