About Scion FR-S
Scion FR-S is a sports car marked exclusively at North America. It was jointly developed by Toyota and Subaru but solely manufactured by Subaru since January 2012. After the Scion brand was discontinued in August 2016, FR-S was renamed as the Toyota 86 in North America. It is still a most popular vehicle in this area and has rated as US News's 2012 Best Affordable Sports Car, IIHS's 2012 Top Safety Pick, Car and Driver magazine's 2013 Top Ten Best Cars and Canada's Auto123's Best Sports Car.
At first, Scion FR-S was launched at 2010 Tokyo Motor Show as a FT-86 G Sports concept car, then at the 2011 New York Motor Show, it was unveiled again as the Scion FR-S Sports Coupe Concept. The officially production Scion FR-S was finally introduced at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Show. Its name is derived from Front-engine, Rear-wheel drive Sports car. There are only 10 Series, Monogram Series edition and Release Series 1.0 trim levels available. Scion FR-S now gets powers mainly from 2.0 L 4U-GSE / FA20 flat 4-cylinder engine mated to 6-speed manual or automatic transmission.
Scion FR-S Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Scion FR-S pursues superior quality and high performance inconsistently, and it does do well in this. Only it cannot withstand the harm from natural erosion, after reached at a certain mileage, some problems pop out:
First, gears grind when clutch is depressed. According the survey facing to Scion FR-S owners, this is the top complaint. Drivers said besides grinding noises coming from underneath the vehicle, it also became difficult in shifting gears. Also the FR-S would shudder during acceleration or jumping in and out of four-wheel drive. As problem would aggravate if not solved in time, so once sensed any similar symptoms, you had better to check your bellhousing, transfer case output shaft snap ring, release bearing, clutch fork, clutch slave cylinder and clutch disc to determine which one goes wrong.
Second, tires fail and engine problem. Scion FR-S owners stated that the tires on it would be badly cupped as well as shake noticeably, at the meanwhile, wheel would shim or vibrate after hitting a bump. This could be caused by bad strut housing. As for engine problem, common signs are metallic sounds, dropping oil pressure and engine performance decreases in power and fuel economy. You can check the oil filter and oil pump gasket in your Scion FR-S in case it is too late.
However, maintaining a vehicle is never easy, there still is a lot you should do. Headlight, on one hand, can help drivers light forward road conditions; on the other hand, can act as a warning to other drivers and pedestrians. Wiper blade is also helpful in sweeping obstacles for driving vision, and emblem as the signal of a vehicle also should kept in order.
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