New NHTSA recall

rjn21

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https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=20V355


June 15, 2020 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V355000
Steering Gear Tie Rods May Become Damaged
A damaged or fractured tie rod may affect vehicle handling and control, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V355000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,779

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2019 Z4 sDrive30i, 2019-2020 330i xDrive, M340i and M340i xDrive, 2020 X3M and X4M, and Toyota Supra vehicles. In certain driving conditions, such as high temperatures and rough road surfaces, a steering gear tie rod may become damaged, possibly resulting in a fractured tie rod.

Remedy

BMW and Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear tie rods, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin August 7, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

8 Affected Products
Vehicles
MAKE MODEL YEAR

BMW 330I 2019-2020
BMW M340I 2019-2020
BMW X3 2020
BMW X4 2020
BMW Z4 2019
TOYOTA SUPRA 2020
Also discussed here
https://www.supramkv.com/threads/steering-tie-rod-recall.5671/#post-84771




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Thanks for the heads up, how do we identify damaged tie rods?
 

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Thanks for the notification! Will get it checked asap.
 

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Just checked my VIN - nothing associated with my particular car. But.....reading some of the complaints about steering issues was a bit disconcerting.
 

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Thanks for the heads-up, OP.

I checked my VIN just now, no unrepaired recalls with my car so this is good.
 

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