Oversensitive Airbag Sensor - 2013 Scion FR-S Long-Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S Long Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S: Oversensitive Airbag Sensor

February 8, 2013

2013 Scion FR-S

You see that purse? Sometimes it sets off the airbag sensor in our 2013 Scion FR-S. That's not usually a big deal to me since sometimes I load it up with heavy stuff. But when this particular not-so-heavy one, combined with my smartphone, set off the sensor telling me to buckle them in, I threw the purse in the footwell and left the smartphone on the seat. Oddly enough, the car continued to tell me to buckle my phone in, and urgently, so I put it in the center storage cubby to shut it up.

Another time it was just my phone that set off the seatbelt chime. Weird! But I can't replicate this issue now if I tried. So I just gave Mike Schmidt, our keeper of keys, the heads-up, but it's not a dire problem. Anyone else have this issue?

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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