Beautiful Virgin Islands

Friday, Feb 03, 2023

Toyota recalls electric cars over concerns about loose wheels

Toyota recalls electric cars over concerns about loose wheels

Motor industry giant Toyota is recalling 2,700 of its first mass-produced all-electric vehicles over concerns their wheels may fall off.
A spokesperson told the BBC that bolts on the bZ4X's wheels "can loosen to the point where the wheel can detach from the vehicle" after "low-mileage use".

The recall comes less than two months after the car was launched in Japan.

Car maker Subaru also says that for the same reason it will recall 2,600 electric cars it developed with Toyota.

On Friday, Toyota said in a statement that it had issued a safety recall for 2,700 bZ4X SUVs in the US, Europe, Canada and Japan.

"If a wheel detaches from the vehicle while driving, it could result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash," a spokesperson said.

"No one should drive these vehicles until the remedy is performed," they added.

The BBC understands that some bZ4X models have not been recalled. However, a Toyota spokesperson declined to comment on how many of the vehicle the company had manufactured.

Toyota said it had notified Japanese safety regulators about the defect on Thursday and the cause of the issue was "still under investigation".

Another Japanese car manufacturer, Subaru also said it was recalling 2,600 units of the Solterra, its first all-electric car jointly developed with Toyota, because of concerns over loose bolts. The firm did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the BBC.

Toyota is viewed as a relative latecomer to the electric vehicle market, as compared to rival manufacturers like Tesla, which launched its first electric car 14 years ago.

It launched the bZ4X in Japan last month. The car was only available on lease "to eliminate customer concerns regarding residual battery performance, maintenance and residual value," Toyota said earlier this year.

This week, the company said it would cut the number of vehicles it plans to produce next month by 50,000 to 800,000 because of a shortage of computer chips and supply disruptions caused by the pandemic.

Although Toyota currently aims to manufacture a total of 9.7m vehicles around the world this year, it has signaled that it may be forced to lower that number.
Newsletter

Related Articles

Beautiful Virgin Islands
Close
0:00
0:00
EU found a way to use frozen Russian funds
I have a dream, MLK inspiring speech
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT - US Memphis Police murdering innocent Tyre Nichols
Aretha Franklin, Marvis Staples - Oh Happy Day
Almost 30% of professionals say they've tried ChatGPT at work
BVI Freedom Song
Interpol seeks woman who ran elaborate exam cheating scam in Singapore
Billy Preston - You Can't Beat God Giving (Live)
What is ChatGPT?
VIRGIN ISLANDS REGGAE CARIBBEAN RIDDIMZ
Bill Gates is ‘very optimistic’ about the future: ‘Better to be born 20 years from now...than any time in the past’
Oh Happy Day Edwin Hawkins - Anthony Brown w FBCG Combined Choir
Tesla reported record profits and record revenues for 2022
'Stand by Me' performed by Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir
Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre Photo Is Fake: Ghislaine Maxwell
National Anthem of the British Virgin Islands - Oh, Beautiful Virgin
Opinion | Israel’s Supreme Court Claims a Veto on Democracy
Hello Dolly
Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin Gets Married On His 93rd Birthday
for KING & COUNTRY - Amen (Reborn) [feat. Lecrae & The WRLDFMS Tony Wi
Who’s Threatening Israeli Democracy?
Bob Marley - Get Up Stand Up
Federal Reserve Probes Goldman’s Consumer Business
Yes He Can
China's first population drop in six decades
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Microsoft is finalising plans to become the latest technology giant to reduce its workforce during a global economic slowdown
Unforgettable
China's foreign ministry branch in Hong Kong urges British gov't to stop the biased and double standards Hong Kong report
Touch The Hem Of His Garment
Tesla slashes prices globally by as much as 20 percent
The Lord's Prayer
1.4 Million Copies Of Prince Harry's Memoir 'Spare' Sold On 1st Day In UK
THE GOD MOVEMENT...BEAUTIFUL BVI
After Failing To Pay Office Rent, Twitter May Sell User Names
Siyahamba
Lisa Marie Presley, singer and daughter of Elvis, dies aged 54
Ray Charles And The Voices Of Jubilaton, Oh, Happy Day
FIFA president questioned by prosecutors
Ramblin' Rose
Britain's Sunak breaks silence and admits using private healthcare
Protoje - Who Knows ft. Chronixx
Hype and backlash as Harry's memoir goes on sale. Unnamed royal source says prince 'kidnapped by cult of psychotherapy and Meghan'
Pressure - Virgin Islands Nice
Saudi Arabia set to overtake India as fastest-growing major economy this year 
Phil Wickham - House Of The Lord
Google and Facebook’s dominance in digital ads challenged by rapid ascent of Amazon and TikTok
My God Is Real (Yes, God Is Real)
FTX fraud investigators are digging deeper into Sam Bankman-Fried's inner circle – and reportedly have ex-engineer Nishad Singh in their sights
The Lion King Circle of Life by LEBO M. — LIVE at the HAVASI Symphonic
TikTok CEO Plans to Meet European Union Regulators
Louis Armstrong - When The Saints Go Marching In
UK chaos: Hong Kong emigrants duped by false prospectus
Kanye West Sunday Service - hallelujah, salvation, and glory
France has banned the online sale of paracetamol until February, citing ongoing supply issues
Jonathan Nelson - I Believe (Island Medley
Japan reportedly to give families 1 million yen per child to move out of Tokyo
From The Virgin Islands Sqad Up
Will Canada ever become a real democracy?
Common, John Legend - Glory
Hong Kong property brokerages slash payrolls in choppy market
Anthony Evans vs. Jesse Campbell - If I Ain't Got You
U.S. Moves to Seize Robinhood Shares, Silvergate Accounts Tied to FTX
I have a dream, MLK inspiring speech
Effect of EU sanctions on Moscow is ‘less than zero’ – Belgian MEP
Aretha Franklin, Marvis Staples - Oh Happy Day
Coinbase to Pay $100 Million in Settlement With New York Regulator
BVI Freedom Song
×