The new Toyobaru couple, Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ have gathered attentions from car journalists worldwide and the demand outstrips the supply well. Unfortunately, barely a year after these cars were launched, the Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S (American version of the Toyota 86) was not spared from vehicle recalls in the United States. Vehicle recall in the US is not uncommon, as it happens almost like everyone’s morning routine to the toilet bowl from the bed.

The Subaru BRZ, got recalled in the US!

Right now there are a total of 1,600 units of the Subaru BRZ and 1,156 units of the Scion FR-S recalled due to a defect. Well, the defect is not something mechanical or electronic/electrical fault which usually will potentially cause the driver to get hurt or be killed. It is in fact, the driver’s manual that is needed to be recalled.

Somehow the technical writer of the car’s manual did not explain properly on description of the operation of the airbag system in the manner required by the authorities in the USA. It did not sufficiently differentiating between a child and a small female in the section about the ‘Front Passenger Occupant Classification System’. Somehow it is now confirmed by these two companies the defect is not risky at all.

The letter showing how to update your manual

Owners of the BRZ and FR-S in the states are advised and notified on the defect but they do not require to drive their cars into their dealer. The dealer will send the page with the correct information and also provided instructions on how they should attach it to the manual and how to destroy the incorrect page and erase from their minds whatever they had read previously, if they choose to care. On the last item I’m wondering do they provide the neutralizer as we seen from the MIB movies?

The Subaru and Scion dealer may send a MIB agent right to the BRZ/FR-S owner’s doorstep

Recalls, serious business eh?


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