Toyota Supra, BMW Z4, BMW 330i will be recalled due to problems with headlightsDecember 14, 2019
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has officially launched a recall campaign for BMW models, with a start date of November 27, 2019. The blame was the loss of operability of the headlights due to the headlamp control unit, which can fail at any time.
This service company affects 245 cars: 37 copies of the BMW Z4 roadster, 31 units of the BMW 330i and 330i xDrive and 177 units of the Japanese sports coupe Toyota Supra. Now, before raising your eyebrows (or giggling) over the fact that BMW has announced the recall of Toyota cars, you should find out that the representative of the latter offered an explanation in the previous Supra recall issued by BMW. “BMW is building Supra at its Magna Steyr factory in Graz in Austria.”
Problem cars are cars manufactured in 2020, produced from July 16 to August 20, 2019 – the BMW Z4 roadster, from July 15 to 25, 2019 – the Japanese Toyota Supra coupe and from July 22 to October 18, 2019 – BMW 330i / 330i xDrive.
The culprit of the sudden failure of the headlights was the printed circuit board (PCB), which is located in the headlight control units. According to the NHTSA, the BMW supplier disrupted the manufacturing process during the production of these parts. In particular, during alignment of the circuit board, it is likely that the centering pin could contain foreign particles.
Fortunately, at the moment there were no reports of accidents or injuries associated with this identified problem. However, there are a number of reports of headlight malfunctions for the above models, which prompted BMW to start a voluntary service company.
The VIN number of the affected vehicle was not disclosed in a document published by the NHTSA. Nevertheless, BMW has already begun to contact dealers about the identified problem and a notice will be issued on January 17, 2020, which is intended for owners of problem cars.
Not so long ago, our publication wrote that a luxury SUV based on Toyota Crown overshadowed the BMW X5. The Hongqi HS7 premium SUV appeared on sale at the end of June. The novelty was immediately perceived as the main competitor of the BMW X5. Interestingly, this SUV was created on the basis of the previous generation Toyota Crown sedan.
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