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Toyota restarts output of first EV after resolving questions of safety

TOKYO, Oct 07 (Nikkei) –
Toyota Motor mentioned it might restart manufacturing of its first electrical car, the bZ4X, on Thursday after fixing potential security issues that had halted gross sales of the brand new battery-powered mannequin for greater than three months.

Japan’s largest automaker, a laggard within the EV market, recalled 2,700 bZ4Xs globally in June after discovering that there was a threat the automotive’s wheels may come unfastened.

Subaru, a fifth owned by Toyota, additionally needed to recall models of the associated Solterra mannequin that it collectively developed with Toyota.

A recall discover submitted to Japan’s transport ministry by Toyota in June mentioned that sharp turns and sudden braking may trigger a hub bolt to loosen, elevating the danger of a wheel coming off the car.

The automaker on Thursday mentioned in a submitting to the ministry that it might ensure that hub bolts have been changed and correctly tightened in new variations of the bZ4X.
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