2013 Scion FR-S Long Term Road Test


2013 Scion FR-S: ECM Service Campaign

January 11, 2013

2013 Scion FR-S

We received a mailer from Scion citing a service campaign open for some 2013 Scion FR-S vehicles. The quick summary is that, "On certain early 2013 Scion FR-S vehicles, the OBD II System may need to be updated..." The ECM update prevents a check engine light that may otherwise illuminate under certain abnormal conditions.

Owners are instructed to visit their dealer for the ECM recalibration. Since the urgency is low, we'll likely wait until our next routine maintenance to have the issue addressed.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 12,500 miles

Comments

  • greenpony greenpony Posts:

    It might be a matter of semantics, but I believe that "The correction ensures that the 'Check Engine Light' will illuminate should an abnormal condition develop" is not the same as "The ECM update prevents a check engine light that may otherwise illuminate under certain abnormal conditions."

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    Not just semantics - what he said is the opposite of what the mailer says.

  • bassracerx bassracerx Posts:

    that sounds very fishy "prevents check engine light from coming on"

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