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Old 06-05-2012, 03:03 PM   #1
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Owners Manual Recall

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To: All Subaru Dealers
From: Subaru of America, Inc.
Date: June 5, 2012
Subject: Subaru Recall WQB-38
2013 BRZ Owner’s Manual

Subaru of America, Inc. has initiated a voluntary Safety Recall to replace the vehicle Owner’s Manual for 2013 Subaru BRZ models in dealer inventory and those sold on or before June 4, 2012.
Subaru has determined that the first edition of the 2013 BRZ Owner’s Manual does not meet certain requirements of Federal Safety Standard 208, "Occupant Crash Protection". These manuals were published with an inaccurate description of how the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) front passenger airbag operates. Specifically, we are referring to certain information contained in the section entitled "Front Passenger Occupant Classification" and found on pages 123 & 124 of the manual. The tables in this section inaccurately identify the status of the front passenger’s frontal airbag ON and OFF indicators when the front passenger seat is occupied/unoccupied. Although the SRS airbags will operate as intended, the inaccurate information provided in the manual could lead to a misunderstanding of the system’s actual operation.
In addition, other portions of the Owner’s Manual describing the airbag system require clarification.
REMEDY
Subaru recently informed dealers and distribution ports that the original 2013MY BRZ Owner’s Manual did not accurately describe some information. At that time, updated pages were provided electronically with instructions that the update be printed and placed in the BRZ Owner Information Kit (OIK) for all vehicles in dealer inventory. Distribution ports also began placing the update in OIKs for all vehicles being shipped to dealers.
Subsequently, dealers and ports were sent replacement Owner’s Manuals via overnight delivery. Included with the replacement manuals were instructions on how to identify the first edition and the need to replace it along with removing the previously inserted updated pages.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO
For all affected vehicles with a port ship date of June 4, 2012 and prior, dealers are requested to confirm that all 2013 BRZ OIKs in their inventory contain the updated Owner’s Manual. To accomplish this, please review the information printed on the rear cover of the manual. If it has an issue date earlier than May 2012 and an MSA number with suffix "A" (MSA5M1316A), it should be properly discarded and replaced with the revised version containing the suffix "B".
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:04 PM   #2
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LOL and 2013B still has mistakes.. when will we have a 100% correct manual?
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:07 PM   #3
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LOL and 2013B still has mistakes.. when will we have a 100% correct manual?
Doesn't look like many people on here read them so I'm sure Subaru will be ok! HAHA
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:24 PM   #4
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LOL and 2013B still has mistakes.. when will we have a 100% correct manual?
Hey, it's like 300 pages. Probably never.
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:35 PM   #5
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Hey, it's like 300 pages. Probably never.
I ended up reading the entire thing (pdf in another thread here) waiting for my FR-S to be delivered last Thursday. The wait was killing me. I needed my fix.
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It's actually not too bad... I've read most of it when I have slow moments around here at work. The infographics they used in some areas are very entertaining if you haven't viewed them in the other post on here!
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:48 PM   #7
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I have both the old and the revised versions. Still missed some info there Subaru but thats ok. Thats what owner trial and error is for.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:12 PM   #8
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The 1st edition manual will be worth money some day
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Wait you mean the "Owner Manual" ?
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