Toyota recalls its first electric cars amid fears the wheels could fall off

Global recall of 2,700 bZ4X SUVs a major blow to world’s largest carmaker’s first attempts at battery-only vehicle

Toyota has been forced to recall 2,700 of its first electric vehicles because of concerns the wheels could fall off, in a blow to the world’s largest carmaker’s belated attempt to launch a battery-only car.

The global recall affects the Japanese manufacturer’s bZ4X sports utility vehicle, its first effort at a pure battery electric vehicle (EV), after the manufacturer found a problem with the bolts that connect the wheels to the chassis. It is investigating whether the components need to be replaced.

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