Subaru BRZ and Toyota GR86 Recalled for Turn Signals That May Not Work
Posted on September 10, 2023
In a shocking plot twist, neither of the brands recalling vehicles for inoperable turn signals are BMWs. According to Subaru and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 8,915 2022 Subaru BRZ and Toyota GR86 might have turn signals that either work intermittently or not at all.
According to Subaru, when the affected taillights are exposed to intense sunlight (or other light sources) electromagnetic force (EMF) can be generated which can cause circuit voltage drops. If the voltage drops below a certain threshold, the car will detect a failure and disable the turn signals until the voltage returns to an acceptable level. Apparently, this doesn’t affect headlights or brake lights.
When it does happen, drivers will notice rapid flashing indicators on the dashboard if they use their signals, similar to if you just have a bulb out.