Toyota said it would recall 2,700 all-electric SUVs because of fears that their wheels could come off.

About 2,200 cars in Europe, 260 in the US, 10 in Canada, and 112 in Japan will be affected by the global recall of model bZ4X, according to Toyota. The cars have not been delivered.

All of the hub bolts on the wheel can loosen after low mileage. The risk of a crash increases if a wheel detaches from the vehicle while driving.

The Japanese car company is still trying to figure out what might cause the wheels to come off. Drivers should not drive until Toyota finds a solution. According to the Financial Times, there have been no reports of injuries or incidents related to this issue so far.

The company didn't say how it found it. According to a Japanese government official, authorities learned about the issue after people in the US drove the SUVs.

The electric vehicle co-developed by Toyota is being recalled over the same issue. The all-electric car it produced with Toyota is being asked to be returned by owners.

In the year 2021, Toyota sold more than 10 million cars. Toyota has been slow to embrace fully electric cars. The bZ4X was Toyota's first all- battery vehicle. The car was launched in Japan and was going to be introduced to US dealers in the spring.

"BZ4X is the first Toyota vehicle to be launched under the global bZ series, with more bZ vehicles on the horizon intending to elevate the BEV segment for years to come," the company boasted.

Toyota had a plan to become a global leader in electric vehicles. Toyota will invest $35.2 billion into electric cars by the year 2030. By the end of the decade, it would sell 3.5 million fully-electric models.

Toyota's electric-vehicle production set-up was not the cause of the recalls, according to some analysts. The recall is an early one in the model lifecycle and on a mechanical part that has nothing to do with the car's electric powertrain, according to David Leggett, an automotive editor at GlobalData.

Toyota and Subaru did not reply to Insider's questions.