The 2013 Scion FR-S and the 2013 Subaru BRZ haven’t been on the market long, but there’s already a recall. Owners shouldn’t be too worried, though; the issue isn’t mechanical and there is no risk in operating the car. There is some incorrect wording in the owner’s manual that can be easily amended.
An estimated 1156 Scion FR-S models have already been sold with the original owner’s manual. If you purchased an FR-S or BRZ, you can contact your dealer for further information or to arrange for a correction to the manual. Scion and Subaru dealers will update the owner’s manual with corrected text that refers to the car’s airbags.
The Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ are the result of a partnership between the two automakers, with the shared ambition of developing a fun-to-drive sports car, that wasn’t about power or speed necessarily, and would be accessibly priced. We got to drive the Scion FR-S, and if the measuring stick is fun, the FR-S delivers.
The Scion FR-S is priced just under $25,000 including delivery. The Subaru BRZ is offered in Premium and Limited editions. A Premium BRZ starts about $1500 more than the Scion FR-S, while to get in to a Limited edition, you’ll need to shell out at least $27,495.