RECARO exchanges affected seats! Voluntary field measure for RECARO Pole Position SPG (FIA) and RECARO Furious SPG (FIA)

In a precautionary and voluntary field measure, RECARO Automotive Seating has prompted users of its racing seats “Pole Position SPG (FIA)” and “Furious SPG (FIA),” which were produced in the period up to November 2014, to stop using these seats. In response to this information, the international motorsport federation FIA has canceled the homologation of these seats. RECARO Automotive Seating has now decided to exchange the affected seats on a voluntary basis in accordance with the warranty policies. In accordance with these provisions, customers will receive a new seat homologated by the FIA.


IIn the course of internal crash tests of seating systems under the specific test conditions of the “FIA Standard for Competition Seats 8855-1999,” RECARO Automotive Seating has found cracks on the seat shell of these products in the area of ??the front attachment to the steel adapter that connects the seat to the vehicle floor. In an accident, these cracks can lead to a separation of the shell from the adapter. This could possibly result in increased rearward movement of the seats and in consequence also a possible risk of injury to the driver or loss of control of the vehicle.


Affected seats will be replaced free of charge under warranty on a voluntary basis if these seats were purchased in the period starting on November 1, 2012, from an authorized RECARO dealer, and this can be shown on the invoice.


For older seats there is also an attractive offer with reduced prices! RECARO offers a new seat with the current FIA homologation, which can be fully used for five years thereafter. For the associated Original RECARO seat adapter, the above conditions also apply.


The affected seats can be identified on the basis of their part number (RECARO Pole Position SPG (FIA) starting with 070.98.XXX, RECARO Furious SPG (FIA) starting with 070.78.XXX) in locations including a sticker on the side of their backrest. For both products, the label must bear the name “Pole Position” and the homologation number CS.997.00 for the seat to be covered by the measure.


Customers who wish to participate in the exchange MUST register their details with the RECARO HOTLINE, which is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week at +49 (0) 202-2515-620. From North America please call 011 49 202-2515-620. Calls are accepted in English or German. Subsequently, all necessary documents and information for the exchange will be sent. 

Customers who have already registered will be contacted directly.

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Product features

The “Pole Position“ shell design – quality and high-performance for beginners and professionals.

The RECARO Pole Position (FIA) racing shell is the ideal solution for those new to motorsports. This seat boasts an extended range of features and even greater durability. This seat is made of glass fiber reinforced plastic (GRP) and features a pronounced seat cushion and seatback bolsters that offer optimum vehicle control in extreme driving situations.

Features RECARO Pole Position (FIA)

Standard features
Integrated headrest for reliable head protection, specifically designed shoulder support for optimum lateral hold, RECARO sidemounts made out of steel or aluminium (accessory), belt guides accept 4, 5, or 6-point harnesses, lumbar cushions for the individual support of the spinal column, seat shell made of glass fiber reinforced plastic material (GRP)


Upholstery material

Upholstery materials

  • Velour black
  • Velour blue
  • Velour red
  • Jersey red / suede red
  • Leather black
  • Vinyl black / suede dark grey

Technical Data

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A: Seat depth
B: Seat height: 885 mm (34.8 in inches)
C: Seat weight: 15.4 lbs
D: Dimension of sidemount fixing points
E: Height dimension for thigh support side bolster height
F: Dimension from lower edge of sidemount to centre belt slot
G: Dimension from lower edge of sidemount to widest shoulder point
H: Dimension of outer seat width: 430 mm (16.9 inches)
I: Dimension of maximum shoulder width: 560 mm (22.0 inches)
J: Dimension of belt slot
K: Absolute seat width of racing shell with cushion and upholstery
Dimensions in mm
Mounting width for all racing shells is 406 mm
Weight: Total shell weight (without mounted parts)


Steel sidemount

Steel sidemount

Aluminum sidemount

Aluminum sidemount

Double locking runners

Double locking runners

Harness pads

Harness pads