Recall roundup: Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S image

The Japanese based automakers Subaru and Toyota have recently announced a recall for the BRZ and the FR-S sports cars in the United States.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the two Japanese sports cars have an error in the wording of the owner’s manual on operating the airbag system, which is really a very tiny problem. The NHTSA is saying that 1, 600 units of the Subaru BRZ and 1,156 units of the Scion FR-S, both of them wearing the 2013 model year in their names. Owners of the two sports cars will get a one-page insert for the owner’s manual rather than taking a trip back to the dealers to fix a problem.

As a quick reminder, the Subaru BRZ and the Scion FR-S are both being powered by the Subaru 2.0 liter four-cylinder Boxer engine, equipped with the Toyota’s D-4S direct injection, which is developing a total output of 200 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and it has a peak torque of 151 lb-ft at 6,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission in standard or a six-speed automatic, available as an option. The same unit in the same configuration is also found on the Toyota GT 86.