Erratic airbags, a range of potential fire hazards, faulty windshield wiper motors. Brake lines that corrode prematurely, power steering malfunctions, or gear shift issues that cause the car to not be in the gear you think it’s in. These are all valid and necessary recalls.
The most recent Toyota recall? Interesting and unintentionally funny, yes, but not exactly necessary in the traditional definition of necessary.
Toyota is recalling 1,156 2013 Scion FR-S sports cars and 1,886 Subaru BRZs because of “inaccurate descriptions of the actual operation of the Front Passenger Occupant Classification System.” These inaccurate descriptions occur in the owner’s manual, and there are apparently other additional revisions that need to be made in the manual.
So…it’s not the actual operation of the Front Passenger Occupant Classification System that is an issue, just how the System is written about. Brian Lyons, spokesman for Toyota and resident ironist, wrote in an email that “the vehicles will not have to be brought to a dealership for servicing.”
Instead, Toyota will be mailing Scion and BRZ owners corrected pages to staple into their existing manuals.
And yes, this is the most bizarre “recall” I can remember coming across. Staple away, folks.
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