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Toyota Offers to Buy Back EVs Over Risk of Wheels Coming Off

Toyota’s bZ4X at the company’s showroom in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, in June. 
Toyota’s bZ4X at the company’s showroom in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, in June. Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

Toyota Motor Corp. is offering to buy back fully electric SUVs that owners have been ordered to stop driving because their wheels could fall off. 

The Japanese automaker said it’s working “diligently” on a remedy for vehicles included in a June recall of its bZ4X. That notice, which also affected Subaru’s Solterra, said hub bolts on the vehicles’ wheels could loosen and cause the wheels to detach.