Toyota issues major recall of electric vehicle due to tire malfunction

Company is unsure what is causing the major safety issue.

Updated: June 25, 2022 - 4:43pm

Toyota this week issued a major recall of its first purpose-built electric vehicle, claiming that the car poses the risk of losing its wheels during normal driving operations.

The company announced on Friday that “after low-mileage use,” the wheels on its bZ4X “can loosen to the point where the wheel can detach from the vehicle.” 

“If a wheel detaches from the vehicle while driving, it could result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash,” the company said. “The cause of the issue and the driving patterns under which this issue could occur are still under investigation."

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

The scope of the recall will reportedly cover just 2,700 bZ4Xs.