The Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ are undoubtedly great sports cars, but not every owner has been able to enjoy them as much as they’d like. Many owners have taken to the Internet to express complaints regarding a check engine light, slip light, and idle issue on their new cars.
Members on various internet forums have experienced a low idle blip, and in some cases stalling of the engine. They have brought their vehicles in for service, and are saying that initially it was taking up to a couple of days before their cars were returned, likely because Toyota was still solving the problem.
Now, it appears a fix is on the horizon, as Toyota has confirmed that an ECU update is being sent out to all the dealerships to resolve the “rough idle phenomenon.”
Subaru has yet to confirm that they have the new ECU flash ready to go, but we could safely assume that their dealerships are being prepared for it.
The only issue is that many owners are still reporting mixed results even after that receive a new ECU or an ECU reflash. Hopefully all those owners get their issues resolved soon, as clearly they’re missing out on enjoying a great sports car on the road.
[Source: FT86 Club]