2019 Toyota Supra Problems
The 2020 Toyota Supra has returned to North America after waiting for more than 20-years to see a new model. Now known as the Toyota GR Supra, it comprises of a technological mix of Toyota and BMW, using the contemporary version of the good looking Z4 roadster as its foundation.
Both the BMW and the Toyota have a powerful eight speed automatic transmission gearbox, sports a twin turbo charged engine that deliver 335 horsepower with 369 pounds of torque per foot in a sports car that looks the part.
Combining the good looks of the BMW Z4 roadster with the character of the Toyota 86, this version of the Supra should impress with its power and speed with automatic transmission. Somehow, the Mk.5 as it is also known, has not managed to hit the right spot. Apparently, sports car lovers are also fans of engineering too.
They want a sports car to tick all the boxes. Unfortunately, the 2019 Toyota Supra problems only fulfills some expectations, few that are related to the practical layout of the vehicle’s engine. Seemingly the timing chain is poorly positioned, while its similarity to the Z4 on which it has been modeled, is another issue for contention. According to Supra fans, engineer Tetsuya Tada did not make the grade when he flung himself wholeheartedly into its overall design features.
To delve into deep levels of discontent associated with the Mk.5, its illustrious Mk.4 forerunner dating all the way back to 1993, needs to be examined. The automotive press had a field day with the arrival of the Mk.4. Motoring fans loved it. Auto magazines sung its praises – repeatedly and for ongoing periods after it reached showrooms across the country.
The Mk.4 acceleration capacity was impressive. Its skidpad performance capabilities took supporters breath away. The stopping power of the anti-lock brakes was a beautiful thing to behold at over 70 mph. This remarkable feat of engineering was only surpassed over 10 years later when the Porsche Carrera GT made its entry into the hearts and hands of adoring Porsche fans.
Somehow though, the 3.0 liter engine of the new Supra has not hit the spot. Experts in the industry mockingly claim that fans have become accustomed to being impressed by lower quality vehicle performance for so long, they’ve forgotten what the Real McCoy looks like and how it should perform.
Nothing about the car seems to please them. Even the inboard headlights have become the topic of derision, with statements of these being out of place, mismatched to the overall theme of the car, and just simply being too ugly to contemplate. When looking at the price tag in excess of $39,000, and what is offered in return for this cost, the derision becomes more tense.
Re-engineering of the Supra continues to push up its prices, but not its value. This is evident from low vehicle sales taking place across the globe, with sales falling well below the 10,000 car target mark in the U.S. High sales of the Chevrolet Corvette C4 even far out-sell the Supra with a substantial 21 to 1 ratio, placing even more pressure on Toyota to up its game.
The poor sales trend continued unabated, with Toyota wracking its tech brains to come up with a workable solution as to why this was happening. Even with small clusters within racing circles admiring its performance characteristics, what you got for your buck just wasn’t worth it. Putting more thought into the matter, Toyota apparently wanted to differentiate their 2019 Supra through pricing, but failed miserably in this regard.
Even though the 2019 Toyota Supra problems seem to continue to haunt this major auto manufacturer, its supposed comeback failed to impress the car buying community. Even the guide loop mount of the seat belt on the driver’s side caused angst with this model. They say this was not welded properly, causing it to come off its moorings, creating a serious safety issue in the event of a collision. Despite offers to recall these vehicles and fix the problem with no cost, the other issues of the Supra have left a sour taste in car buyers mouths.
Additionally, the control units for the car’s headlights may fail. This failure may result in either one or both headlights not working. Worse, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards have not been met for the rear-view mirrors. This error is caused by camera backup settings and displays that retain the memory for the next time you start your car, but which block reverse views. While issues like this may seem fairly minor, especially when the company foots the bill for correction, the overall price and inconvenience for such errors does not match the value of the car buyer’s purchase.