The New Toyota GR Supra Has Been Recalled… By BMW

A total of seven GR Supras have been identified as having potentially dodgy welds on the seatbelt assemblies, and have been recalled by the company that built them
The New Toyota GR Supra Has Been Recalled… By BMW

The new A90 Toyota GR Supra has been recalled in the USA by BMW. The slightly awkward recall, given all the hate being flung at the Supra for being – wait for it – too much like a BMW, affects just seven of the new sports cars.

BMW, which makes the new tuner’s favourite alongside the Z4 at its Graz facility in Austria, has discovered that these seven cars could have under-strength welding where the seatbelts anchor to the chassis. Nothing important, then. The upshot is that if a weighty person was in a head-on crash in an affected car, the seatbelt might, err, come off.

The New Toyota GR Supra Has Been Recalled… By BMW

It’s not all bad news, though. If any of the seven cars do actually have the flaw BMW thinks might be present, the owner will get a whole new Supra. The welding is such a crucial safety issue that it can’t be remedied after the car has left the production line. The only course of action BMW – and therefore Toyota – can take is to supply a totally new car.

Before that, though, Toyota will handle the recall and the inspections. The seven owners will be contacted by a Toyota dealer by phone since the numbers involved are so small. A letter will be sent if the franchise can’t get through by phone. The dealer will book the car in for inspection, let the owner know what they find and then, just maybe, ask them which colour they’d like their new one in.



This affects a grand total of seven cars.

10/02/2019 - 14:17 |
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Chief engineer: 7 what? Thousands?!
Engineer: no ..4, 5, 6, 7 cars

10/02/2019 - 22:01 |
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10/02/2019 - 14:38 |
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Is 468 considered a poor credit score in the USA? I’m guessing it must be out of 1000 instead of 700 like mine in the UK.

10/03/2019 - 12:27 |
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Kenji (Oldsmobile Fan) (GoldWing Enthusiast) (wheel nut)

that’s a big yikes

10/02/2019 - 17:49 |
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for about 7 people

10/04/2019 - 12:44 |
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The Supra isn’t built by BMW. It’s manufactured by Magna Steyr in Graz, it’s not a BMW plant

10/02/2019 - 19:08 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

You are correct. I’m not sure why you’ve been downvoted.

10/03/2019 - 03:25 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Fellow Australian ? XD

10/03/2019 - 15:04 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Yh but it s built on a fkin z4 chassis with a bmw i4 and auto transmission. I cant get most toxic, except if they had put a LS engine inside maybe…

10/17/2019 - 08:16 |
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Ryan Williams

lmao…. thats all that i can say. If you hook your phone to the car via Bluetooth, it literally says on your phone “BMW CONNECTED DRIVE”

10/02/2019 - 19:47 |
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Whot!? The infotainment isn’t some shity Toyota one and is instead what is arguably the single best infotainment in the market??! Wow the supra sure is bad

10/02/2019 - 21:18 |
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The seat belts are not toyota?
tOYoTa pOopRA bAd!

10/02/2019 - 21:16 |
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10/03/2019 - 00:37 |
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10/03/2019 - 05:18 |
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Jeremy S.


10/03/2019 - 11:35 |
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The 7 people should use their current supra as much as possible to make the most out of getting a whole new car for free.

10/04/2019 - 20:16 |
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