The redesigned BMW Z4 delivers more thrills than its predecessor, but its stiff, choppy ride hurts the overall driving experience. Drivers should cast aside doubts that the increased size or the four-cylinder engine would reduce its performance. The Z4 is engaging right from the first press of the gas pedal. The roadster accelerates quickly and delivers steady power, no matter where the engine is in the rpm range.
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Nov 12 2020
The failed weld may allow fuel to leak, increasing the risk of a fire in the presence of an ignition source.
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Z4 and 2020-2021 Toyota Supra vehicles. The weld between the fuel tank halves may have been insufficiently welded, causing the weld to fail.
What should you do:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank, free of charge. The recall began December 18, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371.
For more information:
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
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V700000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 49
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