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BMW Recalls 50,000 Cars, SUVs, Toyota Supras for Brake Assist Malfunction

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Hot on the heels of a sizable recall for seat belt retractors, BMW is issuing another recall for more than 50,000 models of recent vintage that also affects the Supra it developed jointly with Toyota. At issue is a malfunctioning brake assist.

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Affected vehicles include model-year 2020 540i and M340i sedans and X3 SUVs; model-year 2020-21 745Le sedans, X4 SUVs, and Toyota Supra sports cars; and model-year 2019-21 Z4 sports cars. In starting up the engine, the engine management software may cause loss of braking assist, increasing the risk of a crash. BMW did note, however, that full mechanical braking without assist remains available.

Dealers will update the engine management software for free to resolve the issue. The automaker will begin notifying owners Oct. 1, but owners with additional questions can call BMW at 800-525-7417, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

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