TORRANCE, California — Toyota Motors Sales U.S.A. is recalling approximately 230 2015 Toyota Yaris hatchbacks because the rear axle bearing bolts may not have been tightened sufficiently during vehicle assembly, the automaker said on Tuesday.
"If a bolt is loose and falls off during vehicle operation, the bolt could damage rear brake components, resulting in reduced brake performance or potential wheel lock up, which could increase the risk of a crash," Toyota said in a statement.
The company said it is not aware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities linked to the recall.
No information about the Yaris recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety in the U.S.
Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles will receive a notification by first-class mail. But if you have an immediate concern, it's best to contact your dealer now.