Toyota 86 Recalled Over Automatic Transmission Safety Concerns

Recall

And it only just hit dealerships.

The revised 2017 Toyota 86 only recently went on sale in the US, but the Japanese automaker is already issuing recalls due to safety concerns relating to the automatic transmission. Toyota has said it’s recalling 94 specific models with automatic transmissions in North America after discovering that certain connectors “may not have been connected during pre-delivery service prior to sale” in a document sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This would allow the driver to remove the key from the ignition switch when the vehicle is in gear positions other than ‘Park,’ thus increasing the risk of an accident. Owners of affected cars will be notified by first class mail in January, where they will be asked to return their car to a Toyota dealer to check the ignition key interlock and connect the delivery mode connector if necessary at no extra cost. The facelifted Toyota 86 arrived in the US with more aggressive styling, a stiffer chassis and a naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter flat-four engine generating 205 hp and 156 lb-ft. Despite slow sales, a second generation of the Toyota GT86 is expected next year.

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Ironically, a very similar safety issue occurred earlier this year with the Toyota 86 when it was previously known as the Scion FR-S, resulting in 26,000 recalls. Toyota seemingly hasn’t learned its lesson if the same faults are still being found.

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