The Supra as well as the Z4 and some units of the 3 Series can't seem to get a break from, well, "breakages". Late last month, BMW of America announced a recall for the vehicles. The reason: headlights that may turn off while parked or worse, while driving.
An electrical issue has been deemed as the most probable source of the headlight assemblies' problem. Though BMW wasn't very spicific about the exact cause, they did claim that "the printed circuit boards of the headlamp control units may have experienced a process issue during supplier production."
BMW went on to say that "headlight control units may fail causing a loss of one of both of the headlights." While this may not directly put drivers in immediate danger, the malfunction could be dangerous if it happens while someone is driving the vehicle.
As a fix, will change replace all the said faulty circuit boards with brand new units free of charge.
There is a little bit of a silver lining, though. All in all, the recall affects only 245 cars. This includes 177 Supras, 37 Z4 M40is, and Z4 sDrive30is, and 31 330is and 330i xDrives.
There have been other recalls made since the Supra's/Z4's introduction. Previously, there were already recalls for faulty welds on the seatbelt mounts, and for an issue with the backup camera as well.
As of posting, we have yet to receive word if any local Supra, Z4, or 3 Series units are among those affected by this latest problem.