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Are you looking into getting a 2021 Toyota GR Supra? We don’t blame you. The GR Supra looks amazing, drives well, and is a great value proposition on the used market. It’s also pretty safe and reliable as well, despite the fact that it’s a BMW. However, if you’re looking for a used GR Supra, here are three recalls to be aware of.

Recall 1: The 2021 Toyota GR Supra could experience a loss of braking assist

2021 Toyota GR Supra rear view on the track
2021 Toyota GR Supra | Toyota

The first recall sounds scarier than it technically is. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2021 Toyota GR Supra could lose its braking assist feature. The recall bulletin notes that the engine management software could cause a loss of braking assist when the engine is started.

Fortunately, that doesn’t mean that the car loses its braking capabilities altogether. Instead, the power-assist feature is lost, but full mechanical braking will remain. To remedy the situation, dealers will update the engine management software free of charge.

Recall 2: Passenger seat belt malfunction

2021 Toyota GR Supra interior
2021 Toyota GR Supra | Toyota

The second recall to be wary of is a possible passenger seat belt malfunction. To be specific, the NHTSA recall bulletin notes that the “passenger seatbelt Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) may deactivate early before the webbing fully retracts.” In the event of a crash, a seat belt retractor that fails could lead to serious injury.

As you can imagine, these seatbelt assemblies do not comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and should be inspected immediately. To remedy the situation, dealers will inspect the passenger-side seat belt retractors and replace them if necessary – free of charge.

Recall 3: The car’s fuel tank weld may fail

2021 Toyota GR Supra engine
2021 Toyota GR Supra | Toyota

The third recall that 2021 Toyota GR Supra shoppers should be aware of is perhaps the most important. According to the NHTSA, “the welds between the fuel tank halves may have been insufficiently welded, causing the weld to fail.” A failed weld could cause the fuel to leak out of the tank, leading to a fire risk. If a Supra’s fuel tank is found to be faulty, the dealer will replace the fuel tank for free.

What should 2021 Toyota GR Supra shoppers do about these recalls?

If you’re looking to get behind the wheel of a 2021 Toyota GR Supra, it’s important to check that these recalls have been taken care of first. Contact the NHTSA hotline at 1-888-327-4236 with any questions or enter the car’s vehicle identification number on the NHTSA’s website to see if there are any outstanding recalls on that specific car.