The new electric Toyota bZ4X may lose a wheel. It can also happen with other cars…

Toyota has announced that it will recall 2,700 bZ4X electric vehicles for the global market due to the risk that wheels could come loose.

Of the 2,700 potentially affected vehicles, 2,200 were for the European market, 260 for the United States, 10 for Canada and 110 for Japan, the company stated.

The bolts that hold the wheels on can loosen, and the wheels can fall off. Toyota is still investigating why this can happen and under what conditions. The Japanese safety authority has said sharp cornering or sudden braking can be problematic. The regulator has advised owners to stop using the vehicle until a “permanent” remedy is taken.

For the same reason, Subaru is recalling approximately 2,600 units of the Solterra, its first all-electric car developed with Toyota. Both carmakers also say that only a fraction of the recalled cars have reached customers, most of which will be repaired before they are handed over to new owners.

Loose bolts are not a rare exception

Recalls due to improperly tightened bolts are not a rare exception in our archives. In the past, it was mainly French cars that were recalled for loose bolts or wheel nuts, while other makes were also recalled for insufficient fixing of suspension. Take a look at some cases from our search, or try searching for a specific make and model.

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If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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