After it announced it will abandon the idea of a young-dedicated brand in the US by abandoning the Scion brand, Toyota needs to issue a recall for some of the vehicles sold under the Scion brand. The safety recall will affect approximately 26,000 Model Year 2013-2016 Scion FR-S vehicles.

The affected vehicles have the following problem: the connectors for the automatic transmission key interlock on some vehicles may not have been connected during pre-delivery service prior to sale. If this delivery mode connector is not connected, it is possible to remove the key in gear positions other than “Park”, causing the vehicles not to comply with a portion of Federal/Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 114. This could increase the risk of vehicle rollaway and a crash. 

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The owners of the subjected vehicles will be notified by first class mail and instructed to return the vehicle to a Toyota dealer to have the ignition key interlock function confirmed, and if necessary, delivery mode connectors connected at no charge.

For the most up-to-date Safety Recall information on Lexus, Toyota and Scion customers should check their vehicle’s status by visiting http://www.toyota.com/recall and entering the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).