Fuji Heavy Recalls Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ For Owner’s Manual Error

Posted on June 8, 2012

In the latest automobile recall being issued, two vehicles are being recalled by one parent company.

That parent company is Fuji Heavy Industries, and the recalled vehicles are the Scion FR-S and the Subaru BRZ sports car.  Both vehicles are of the 2013 model year.  Of the former, 1,156 automobiles are being recalled, while 1,886 of the latter may suffer from the safety issue.  The two vehicles were codeveloped during their production process.

The safety issue involves errors in the owner’s manuals of the two vehicles, according to a notice posted to the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Specifically, that section that governs correct operation procedures of the Front Passenger Occupant Classification System has a description that has been proven to be incorrect.  That’s not the only area of the owner’s manual that could be inaccurate, though.  The company has also stated their intentions to revise the airbag portion of the owner’s manual.

In a rare change of pace from most other vehicle recalls, consumers don’t actually have to bring their automobiles in to a dealership in order to comply with the recall.  The manufacturer will instead be sending out correct versions of the pages to owners directly.

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