Yes, that’s not a typo —BMW recalled these cars.
This recall for the 2020 Toyota Supra covers just seven cars, so it’s something that would normally fly under the radar. However, this is not just a case of the cars going in for an easy repair. In fact, BMW issued this recall for potential defects that could land affected owners with new cars.
The issue stems from improper welds. Seven 2020 Toyota Supra models have seatbelt guide loops with improper welds. In the event of an accident, the guide loops may become detached, so the belt may not hold the driver in place as it should.
If you’re asking, “Why did BMW issue the recall?”, that’s certainly a reasonable question. While the two cars had different development ideals, both are built by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria. The same factory produces the new BMW Z4.
While BMW instigated the recall, Toyota will reach out to affected owners to fix the problem. Those owners can then take their Supras to a Toyota dealership for inspection, so they won’t have to go to BMW. If the cars have improper guide belt loops, Toyota will replace it. It’s not clear if customers will be given Supras out of Toyota’s inventory, or if Magna Steyr will build the new cars and ship them to the owners. It’s also not clear whether any of these cars were Launch Edition models.
All seven 2020 Toyota Supra models affected were built between June 19, 2019 and June 27, 2019.
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