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Recall 16V075000

Ignition Key Comes Out Of Ignition Switch When Not Shifted To "Park"

Recall Details

The ignition key may be removable from the ignition lock cylinder even though the vehicle transmission may not be shifted into the "park" position. Dealers will inspect the ignition key and transmission interlock wiring connections and will correct them as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The ignition key may be able to be removed from the ignition key cylinder when the transmission is not in the "Park" position. This would result in the potential of the vehicle rolling away unexpectedly, risking a crash and injury to occupants.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Scion must be performed by a Scion dealership. Scion notified owners of affected vehicles beginning in March, 2016. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Scion dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, February 10, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 10, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
25,706
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V075000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , POWER TRAIN
Summary
Toyota Motor Company (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Toyota Scion FR-S vehicles manufactured March 13, 2012, to January 14, 2016 and equipped an automatic transmission and ignition key. Vehicles with a push-to-start button are not affected. In the affected vehicles, it may be possible to remove the ignition key without the transmission being the "Park" position. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."
Consequence
If the key can be removed from the ignition when the transmission is not in the "Park" position, the vehicle could roll away increasing the risk of a crash and occupant or pedestrian injuries.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the ignition key/transmission interlock wiring connections, correcting them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on March 1, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is G0E.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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