Approximately 2,800 model-year 2019 BMW Z4 coupes, model-year 2019-20 3 Series sedans, model-year 2020 X3 and X4 SUVs, and model-year 2020 Toyota Supra coupes are being recalled due to issues with the steering gear tie rods. In certain driving conditions, such as high temperatures and rough road surfaces, the steering gear tie rods may become damaged, possibly resulting in a fractured tie rod that could affect vehicle handling and control, increasing the risk of a crash.
BMW and Toyota will begin notifying owners on Aug. 7. BMW owners can call the automaker at 800-525-7417, Toyota owners at 888-270-9371, or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will replace the steering gear tie rods.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.