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BMW recalls Toyota Supra over botched welds

The cars will be replaced if the defect is found during inspection.

The Toyota Supra has received its first recall campaign, which will be handled by BMW rather than the Japanese automaker.

BMW in June discovered that some vehicles were being manufactured with missing welding spots at the mount for the driver's seat-belt guide loop. An investigation found that a supplier had used inadequate parts for the mount welding tool.
The mount is missing just three welds out of 13, however an engineering review and computer simulations determined that the part could be damaged and fail to hold the seat belt in a crash of sufficient severity.
The automaker has identified only seven vehicles that may be missing welds. Technicians will inspect the cars and replace the entire vehicle for those deemed defective.

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