The Scion FR-S is being recalled to address an issue with its automatic transmission key interlock.
According to the recall notice, approximately 26,000 units from model year 2013-3016 are impacted by the recall. Toyota says that in the affected vehicles, the connectors for the automatic transmission key interlock may not have been connected during pre-delivery service prior to sale. As a result, it is possible to remove the key in gear positions other than “Park,” allowing the vehicle to rollaway or crash unintentionally.
If the delivery mode connectors are not connected, it also means the vehicle does not comply with a portion of Federal/Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 114.
To address the issue, the Japanese automaker’s dealerships will check if the ignition key interlock function works properly and if necessary, connect the delivery mode connectors free of charge. All known owners of the recalled vehicles will be notified by first class mail.
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