Toyota recalls all-electric bZ4X over wheels falling off

Toyota has recalled more than 2,000 all-electric SUVs over problems that could cause the wheels or axles to fall off. 

The Japanese company said the issue is with nuts or bolts on the bZ4X, 

which recently went on sale in the United States. 

The recall involves some 2,700 vehicles sold in North America, Europe and Asia. 

Toyota announced the recall Thursday. 

"After low-mileage use, all of the hub bolts on the wheel of the subject vehicles can 

loosen to the point where the wheel can detach from the vehicle," a spokesperson said in a statement to CNBC. 

"If a wheel detaches from the vehicle while driving, it could result 

"If a wheel detaches from the vehicle while driving, it could result 

"If a wheel detaches from the vehicle while driving, it could result 

While the company doesn't know how to fix the problem yet, dealers are picking up the vehicles 

the customers and giving them free loaners in the meantime, CNN reported. 

The bZ4X is Toyota's first widely available, all-electric vehicle that was designed as a battery electric 

vehicle from the outset and not a conversion from gas.