That Was Fast: Toyota Recalls Certain 2017MY 86 Models

Toyota announced it’s recalling certain 2017 86 models, equipped with the automatic transmission, in North America.

The company said that the 94 involved vehicles that have an increased risk of rollaway when parked and crash as the connectors for the automatic transmission key interlock may not have been connected during the pre-delivery service.

If the connectors were not connected, this allows removing the key in gear positions other than ‘Park’, hence the safety risk.

All known owners of the involved cars will be notified by first class mail, starting in January where they’ll be instructed to return their car to a Toyota dealer to have the ignition key interlock checked and if necessary, connect the delivery mode connector at no charge.

Toyota revised the 86 model (formerly known as the Scion FR-S) for MY2017 with more aggressive looks, a stiffer chassis and a slightly more powerful 2.0-litre flat-four engine that now makes 205hp and 156lb-ft of peak torque.

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  • Six_Tymes

    Kudos for the prompt recall. i really like these recent updates that Toyota and Subaru did to the 17 model a lot . i just hate the awful vent bulge in the center of the dash, that ruins the look inside. also, this should have a flat bottom steering wheel.

  • Socarboy

    What’s up with that strange logo in the steering wheel center cap?

    • Benjamin B.

      It’s a turd… sorry meant TRD logo. Lol. Those wheels come from Toyota Racing Division.

      • Joseph Skelley

        It’s not a TRD logo at all.

    • Ken Lyns

      It’s a stylized “86”.

  • Benjamin B.

    Everyone who owns a manual-equipped Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ is laughing at the others right now. I know, that sounds horrible. But this recall is another reason the manual owns the automatic 86.

    • Eythan Aldrich

      This is why MANUALS FTW!!!

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Hope they fix the front too.

  • Brad Forrest

    Must say, the Subaru equivalent looks much nicer, the spoiler on the BRZ is tasty!

    • Joseph Skelley

      Have to agree with you on that one. I’m a first gen 86 owner and the only way I would ever buy a second gen 86 is if I can get a second gen BRZ bumper on it – or get a first gen 86 bumper swap…

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