A safety defect affecting certain 2019-2020 BMW and 2020 Toyota Supra vehicles will have owners returning to their dealerships for repairs. The population affected are equipped with steering gear tie rods from an earlier design configuration. Vehicles manufactured after February 2020 are manufactured with tie rods of a different design.
According to the defect report, driving conditions consisting of high temperatures and excessive vibration could increase the load in the area of the tie rod kink groove. Over time, this damage could cause the rod to fracture in this area. If this happens vehicle handling and control will be affected and the risk of a crash will be increased.
|2019-2020 BMW 330I|
|2019-2020 BMW M340I|
|2020 BMW X3|
|2020 BMW X4|
|2019 BMW Z4|
|Also Affected||2020 Toyota Supra|
BMW and Toyota will notify owners to return to their dealerships to have the steering gear tie rods replaced. The NHTSA campaign number for this recall is 20V-335.