It’s only for seven Toyota Supra units and the recall’s not a huge one
The NHTSA recall pertains to a seat-belt guide mount that may not have been welded properly during the Toyota Supra’s assembly process. The Supra is built alongside the BMW Z4 by BMW at its Magna Steyr, Graz Plant in Austria. This explains why the recall is BMW-sourced.
Of the seven cars afflicted by this recall, only three are currently on the road. The crazy part is that if the seat-belt mounts are not to spec, BMW says, and Toyota concurs, that the entire car will be replaced with an all-new one. This seems almost unbelievable but it also leads one to scratch their head…
Does such a drastic measure indicate that there could be other build-quality issues with the new 2020 Toyota GR Supra? The fact of the matter is that the Supra is, as we all know, first and foremost, a BMW and not a traditional Toyota. Can we expect that there will be other issues, be they body, mechanical or electrical, to come in the future? In this specific case, it seems as though the part supplier is at fault.
While we don’t want to believe that this will be the case, there is a noticeable gap between Toyota and BMW’s reliability records. While not all Toyotas are perfect, BMW ownership histories are far more spotted affairs.