Toyota has announced a recall of 2,700 of its first electric vehicles over concerns that the wheels might come off. The move is undoubtedly a serious blow to the behemoth carmaker’s first endeavor at battery-powered vehicles.
The world-wide recall includes the bZ4X SUV after Toyota found a problem with the bolts that connect the wheels to the chassis.
“Until the remedy is available, no one should drive these vehicles,” Toyota said in a news release.
Toyota has not embraced all-electric vehicles as quickly as many of its competitors, continuing to build fossil fuel-based and hybrid electric vehicles that combine both battery and internal combustion engines.
The 2,700 vehicles were distributed worldwide, with the majority headed to Europe, according to Toyota.