2013 Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ recalled for owner's manual issue
Scion has just issued a recall for the newly released 2013 Scion FR-S, not for the car itself, but for the owner’s manual. The owner’s manual contains inaccurate information concerning the vehicle’s front passenger airbag, which could cause drivers to misinterpret the airbag system. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that the recall only applies to the owner’s manual and that there is no problem with the airbags themselves. The NHTSA states that approximately 1,156 FR-S units are affected. Although Scion has submitted a recall note to the NHTSA, they have not provided any information beyond the total number of units involved.
The recall also affects the all-new 2013 Subaru BRZ’s owner’s manual, which apparently has the same owner’s manual. Unlike Scion, Subaru has yet to submit paperwork concerning the recall to the NHTSA. Subaru has, however, issued a press release pertaining to the recall, which is available to read HERE. Subaru’s press release discloses the details of the recall and gives customers instructions on how to proceed with obtaining a new manual. There is no word yet on how many BRZ models are affected.