Toyota recalls Scion FR-S to replace ignition switch
Toyota has issued a recall for approximately 26,000 FR-S coupes from the 2013-2016 model years.
In some affected vehicles with automatic transmissions, the ignition key can be removed without the gear shift selector in the ‘Park’ position. The behavior is non-compliant with federal safety guidelines, posing a potential rollaway risk.
“In the involved vehicles, connectors for the automatic transmission key interlock on some vehicles may not have been connected during pre-delivery service prior to sale,” the company said in a statement.
It is unclear if the issue has been blamed for any rollaways, accidents or injuries. The announcement comes on the heels of an investigation into Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs that have allegedly been involved in hundreds of rollaways associated with dozens of injuries.
Toyota service technicians will inspect each FR-S to determine if the ignition key interlock works properly.