The FJ Cruiser's throwback styling attracts a lot of attention. It also imposes compromises. Visibility is significantly limited by the small windows and wide roof pillars. Further, the rear-hinged rear doors limit access. Handling is clumsy, disconcerting at its limits and ride quality is jittery. On the other hand, impressive off-road ability and the strong powertrain are real strengths.
Alerts
There are 9 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"The ABS on the vehicle has not functioned properly since about 60,000 miles, which was 6 years ago. The ABS appears to lock up one or 2 wheels on emergency braking and avoidance maneuvers resulting in unanticipated swerving of the vehicle. The previous owner had the entire brake system replaced at his expense, since Toyota claimed the vehicle was out of warranty. Toyota was never able to resolve the problem. It continues to be a safety hazard to this day that degrades the value of the vehicle"

David L., TX (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"My antiocking brake system seems to kick in when I do not need it to at times. It also feels like the brakes are light / do not work momentarily after they kick in"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Calipers

"Despite careful driving on my part, the calipers were adversely affected by winter snow and salt"

David H., ON (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"Calipers seized at 70k miles and both front calipers needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"Pads and rotors lasted 61K miles but piston failure caused loss of braking power that could have caused driving accident"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"I drive on the beach a lot so this is not a uncommon problem with 4WD trucks driving on a sandy beach."

Robert S., NY (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"One of the front calipers would stick against the rotor in the braking position, causing extreme vibration in the steering. This was intermittent, off and on."

Gary L., NC (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"Both front wheel calipers locked up. Vehicle could not be driven. Both calipers and rotors required replacement."

Anonymous, MI (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Bought it with 127000 miles. The brakes felt soft so we replaced the calipers, rotors and pads, just to be on the safe side."

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"break pads were replaced in front"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"Put new brake pads on"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"It needed new brakes after 9 years"

David J., PA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Parking brake

"Had to replace the cable. The majority of the work has been in the under-belly of the vehicle. This was just one of the many things that needed replacing"

David A., ON (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"When checking the rear emergency break system they found that it was broken in half."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"driving on dirt roads in our town leads to premature brake pad and rotor wear"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"I experienced the pulsation every time I drove the vehicle."

Anonymous, (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"Caused by sticking caliper piston."

Gary L., NC (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"car vibrates at 45 miles an hour. balancing and alignment did not fix it"

Brian N., VA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Rotors

"Brakes didn't work well; pulsating so badly I had to get new rotors."

Anonymous, (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Squeaking

"The brakes on the FJ are constantly sqeaking and grinding and always has"

Bill D., MS (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"The driver side rear wheel squeaks on light braking. This problem appeared about 2 years ago. toyota couldn't find the source of the squeaking problem, but suggested I replace the relatively new non-Toyota pads with Toyota pads at a cost of $200. This did not solve the problem and the dealership refused to refund the cost of repairs. I took the vehicle to Firestone and they said the problem was related to the axle bearings. $1400 later the problem is still instill unresolved"

David L., TX (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Door window trim peeling"

C M., AZ (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"The luggage rack on top has a broken bar. We have only used it once"

Anonymous, AL (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"The snap in panel next to the antenna fell off as well as the same panel on opposite side. Very poor design and comes off as cheap"

Bill D., MS (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"Rubber trim around windows is falling off. Rims are rusting and bubbling."

Dennis B., RI (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"Trim around windows has peeled away and the metal beneath is showing rust."

Dennis B., RI (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"Black window molding came off."

Linda R., NJ (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"This is our SECOND FJ Cruiser. It has the SAME paint chipping problems as the other. Very irritating."

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"paint chips from road kick back particles"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"Vodoo Blue exterior paint chips"

Kurt S., WA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"Paint chips and paint poorly applied"

Anonymous, QC (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"Peeling around the edges of the doors and on the roof"

Anonymous, AL (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"cracking and rough texture"

Tom J., VA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"Paint is fading, wheels are rusting, rubber trim is coming off"

Dennis B., RI (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"Paint has faded and looks abraded by the elements."

Dennis B., RI (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Rust

"The vehicle failed state safety inspection because of rusted frame. Frame structures had to be rebuilt in order to pass inspection. Previously I had been unaware of this problem even though the local dealer that had been maintaining the vehicle had not mentioned the problem."

Anonymous, (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"brush guard is rusted"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"rust on panel over windshield"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"Hinges on rear door and tire carrier rusting."

Linda R., NJ (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"all problems were resulting in the transfer case going bad"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"Could not shift from two wheel into four wheel"

Anonymous, DE (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"Failure of electrical switches and unit that engages the 4WD"

Cathryn L., VA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"The 4WD system has a solenoid locking front hub that is known to be faulty. Mine is currently not working and will have to be taken apart and repaired. The cost estimate is $900"

Bryan D., KY (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
CV joint

"It broke and was repaired"

Frank M., FL (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Differential

"The differential bearings went out and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, OK (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"Differential was grinding and very noisy and needed replacement"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"Last yr the differential, (rear) went out. This happened once before , 2 yrs prior"

Philip W., CA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"Replaced rear differential gears"

Bruce L., CA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"bad seal oil leak"

Charles H., MN (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Traction control

"Traction control errors that pop up on my dashboard every now and then they mysteriously go away after a few days and I have taken it into a shop or two and no one has found any issues."

Paul P., UT (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Transfer case

"Seals were leaking, gaskets needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"Had to replace it"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"Rear differential issue"

Anonymous, UT (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"After having replaced the rack and pinion, it started leaking fluid again 13 months later"

Anonymous, OK (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"One of the hoses started leaking. The overall cost of repairs was almost $900"

Jean G., MA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"One of the hoses rusted and needed replacing, but replacing the entire assembly was the only way to accomplish this."

Brian B., MA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Power steering hose connectors were rusting; hoses themselves were cracked. Also, we had a whine coming from one of the accessories driven by the serpentine belt; we thought it was the alternator, but the dealer diagnosed it to being the power steering pump. He replaced the pump, but the noise remained - until the alternator finally failed ONE day after getting the vehicle back. They replaced the alternator at no charge. [Unfortunately, there is NO option in your survey that allows one to complain about alternator problems. Neither "electrical system and accessories" nor "in-car electronics" has any option to pick the alternator.]"

Anonymous, NH (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"End of life expectancy"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"All 4 struts had to be replaced. Nothing unexpected, since the car is driven on difficult off-road trails, and the car is 13 years old. Expensive but not complicated to fix."

Anonymous, (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"The original rear shocks failed"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"wore out, leaking"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Some Toyotas (specifically FJ Cruiser and Tacoma) noted for rusting of lower steering shaft"

Rick C., ON (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Tie rods

"The tie rod ends were worn and required replacement."

Anonymous, NH (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Rear wheel bearing needed replacement due to roaring noise"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"squeak when depressing clutch pedal, rough shift into third gear"

Carlos A., TX (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser)

"Chirping throw out bearing"

Joseph H., GA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"The original clutch failed after 8 Owners and over 100,000+ miles, I have no complaints, My FJ is a little rough around the edges, it has some of the earned mark's that come from climbing hills and pushing though the bush, this sort of thing makes me happy, this is what it was built for. It is my companion eager to go adventuring, getting away from the desk and pc I am tethered too for most of my days in the office. I work so I can go live on the weekends away from urban life."

Paul P., UT (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"Brought the car to a mechanic because of a squeak in the clutch area. The mechanic found that no lubrication seems to have been applied to the transmission input shaft at assembly. He was able to buff out the score marks and lube the shaft. While the transmission was out we decided to replace the clutch because it was almost worn out."

Anonymous, ID (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"Clutch and flywheel replacement."

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Grinding gears. Had transmission rebuilt at 120,000 miles"

Jeff H., FL (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Roof rack allowed for water leakage into the interior and headliner"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Water leaks near the A-piller, which caused electrical shorting."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"There was a rattle that turned out just to be something loose under carriage. No cost fix even though i bought it in Oct 2006 This thing is a tank. I've never had any issues and just goes over everything. It is impractical because of the internal space to MPG ratio, but in the zombie apocalypse, this is the car you want. I've driven off the road, thru 4ft of water, in hurricanes, in 3ft of snow, nothing stops this thing. I love it."

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"Under carriage shields fasteners rusted & had to be reattached"

Roy P., NJ (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Wind noise

"At highway speed made a lot of noise"

Bob Y., CA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"This problem has persisted for past 3 years/30,000 miles. When cruising at about 45/55 mph and beginning a slight acceleration, a noticeable shudder develops and then stops if accelerating more vigorously or easing off completely. This problem appears, from online investigation, to be not unusual in toyota FJ cruisers and Tundra trucks of the same vintage. It appears that Toyota has never been able to satisfactorily explain the problem. My dealer tried draining and flushing transmission fluid with some type of detergent solution. No improvement. He suggested next step was replace transmission. I chose to live with the problem. I believe some people have adapted by using 4 instead of D for their transmission selector."

D E., MA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"Transmission slips briefly in the 35 to 40 mph range"

C M., AZ (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"Transmission lines started leaking quickly and lead to expensive ($700) repair. Would have been more severe if I wasn't near a dealer"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"Transmission fluid lines rotted & began leaking"

Roy P., NJ (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Th transmission is critical to me as I use the shifter on the automatic transmission to control speed and reduce brake wear when trailering. I have had to replace the fluids twice, replaced all of the lines, and will be installing a $300 transmission cooler, hoping that will prevent some issues"

David A., ON (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"There are two and are ridiculously expensive to replace went out right after the fuel pump totally for both $2,000"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"Two of the four catalytic converters stopped functioning and set off the sensors"

Brian B., MA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Exhaust leaks

"Exhaust leak required new catalytic converter and muffler to repair."

Anonymous, MD (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Pipes

"First time in seven years that I had any problems with the exhaust"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Quit working"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Replacement requires pulling entire dashboard"

Gregory M., OR (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Condenser

"Repair requires pulling entire dashboard"

Gregory M., OR (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"Condenser leaked and had to be replaced. Required disassembly of entire dashboard"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Had to have it replaced. The engine light came on warning me to pull over. I have 145000 miles on this car and until recently I have had to replace a few things which is to be expected"

Lara R., CA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"It was making noise for about a year then went out.We replaced it with no further problems."

Robert K., FL (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

"Alternator quit working. It had to be replaced."

James F., TX (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Battery cables

"They had a build up of corosion"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"We had the alternator replaced as it failed. Battery also failed. Both were due for a replacement. Engine failure was due to negligence relating to the alternator repair. Engine was replaced at cost by the mechanic."

Anonymous, ON (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Head gasket

"Fluid leaking into cylinder"

Bob Y., CA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

"Chain was skipping a tooth"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Problem still exists in the vehicle. Mechanic diagnosis says that the catalytic converters need to be replaced, but due to the cost, I have not completed the repair. There is no emissions check in my state and the issue does not cause the vehicle to not operate."

Anonymous, WA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Fuel pump

"It stopped dead in the middle of the street which was dangerous for the kids in the car, and ridiculously expensive"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"place vehicle in reverse, sensor buzzes when no obstacle behind it"

Peter D., ON (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)
Radio

"radio failed"

Anonymous, NV (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"Main Engine Seal (with transmission) started leaking oil, so I had to have it replaced. $2000 cost."

John R., OH (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Water pump

"Leak"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Interior lights

"The interior lights of the 2007 model just plain suck. Sorry for the plain language. (Toyota may well have improved it since this first model year.) They were horrible and inadequate since the day the truck was delivered. The dome light is so weak I can't read a (old-fashioned paper) map without holding it about 2 inches below the light. It's impossible to read ANYTHING in the hand while driving. There are no "map lights", which, in this large front cabin, is inexcusable. The various devi"

William S., CA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"At some point ~100,000 mi. the rear door lock became unreliable - sometimes sticking in either an open or closed position. Door would spontaneously open underway; sometimes unable to latch and had to be tied shut. Local service man, disassembled, lubricated, and greatly improved, but not cured problem. I live with it now."

D E., MA (2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser None 4.0-L V6)

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This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
Recalls
PROVIDED BY
SEATS
Jun 02, 2016
If damaged, the copper strand heating element may short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain 2005-2011 4Runner, Highlander, Sequoia, and Sienna, 2005-2010 Avalon and Tundra, 2006-2008 Camry Solara, 2006-2010 Highlander hybrid, 2006-2011 Rav4 and Tacoma, 2007-2010 FJ Cruiser, 2007-2011 Camry hybrid, 2009-2010 Venza, 2010-2012 Prius, 1988-1990 and 2005-2010 Camry, and 1989 and 2009-2010 Corolla vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters with a copper strand heating element. The electrical wiring in the seat heaters may be damaged when the seat cushion is compressed.
What should you do:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the seat heaters, free of charge, and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory. The recall began on July 14, 2016. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET number for this recall is SET16B.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V396000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7749
SEATS
Nov 19, 2014
Damage to the seat heater wiring could cause the wires to short, increasing the risk of the seat burning and causing personal injury to the occupant.
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Prius and Corolla, 2009-2011 Venza, 2006-2010 Avalon, 2007-2010 FJ Cruiser, 2005-2011 Sienna and Sequoia, 2006-2011 Tacoma 4x2 and 4x4, Camry, Highlander, Tundra 4x2 and 4x4, and 2007-2011 Rav4 and 4Runner. The affected vehicles may experience compression of the seat cushion which may damage the seat heater wiring.
What should you do:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the heaters with copper strand heating elements and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory, free of charge. The recall is expected to began in January 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V743000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3233
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Apr 25, 2013
Light intensities above the maximum allowable limit could cause increased glare for oncoming traffic and increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2007-2013 FJ Cruiser vehicles manufactured January 25, 2006 through February 23, 2013 and equipped with a Toyota Auxiliary Driving Lamp Kits mounted to the front bumper. These lamp assemblies include 55 watt bulbs and due to this wattage and mounting angle, the combination of the upper beam headlamps plus the auxiliary lamps are too bright and exceed the maximum light output allowed for an upper beam headlamp. Therefore, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the 55 watt bulbs with 35 watt bulbs, free of charge. The recall began on June 6, 2013. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V163000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 208000
SEAT BELTS
Mar 15, 2013
If cracks occur in the panel around the lower retractor anchor, the seat belt retractor could become detached, which could increase the risk of injury to an occupant in the event of a crash.
Summary:
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2007 through 2013 FJ Cruiser passenger vehicles. The retractors for the front driver and passenger seat belts are mounted in the access door (rear door) panels of the vehicle. Due to insufficient strength of the access door panel, cracks may develop in the panel if the access door is repeatedly and forcefully closed over an extended period of time.
What should you do:
The safety recall began on June 6, 2013. Toyota will mail an interim letter to owners late in April 2013. Remedy notifications to the owners for the repair will begin in late May 2013. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V098000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 209000
EQUIPMENT
Oct 17, 2012
If a brake tube becomes damaged and leaks fluid, it may result in increased stopping distances, and in some cases, loss of vehicle front braking performance, which could increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Toyota is recalling certain Toyota Racing Development (TRD) brake kits, P/N PTR09-35070, and TRD High-Performance brake kits, P/N PTR09-35100, installed by Toyota vehicle processing centers and sold by Toyota dealers as an optional accessory for model year 2007 through 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser vehicles. The subject TRD brake kit is specifically designed for the front wheels of 2007-2012 model year FJ Cruiser vehicles. Due to the shape of the outer brake tube of the brake kit, the clearance between the outer brake tube and a TRD 16 inch 6-spoke alloy wheel is minimal. If wheel balance weights are installed in an incorrect location, there is a possibility that the outer brake tube could be damaged due to interference with the balance weight, and brake fluid could leak from the damaged tube.
What should you do:
All known owners of 2007-2012 model year FJ Cruiser vehicles will be notified by first class mail. If the vehicle is equipped with one of the TRD brake kits, the brake caliper outer brake tube will be replaced with a newly designed one at no charge. During this service, if necessary, the dealer will make wheel balance adjustments. This remedy will be performed even if the vehicle has original equipment 16 inch or 17 inch wheels or TRD 16 inch Beadlock ring type wheels, which are not affected by the condition, to assure sufficient clearance in the event wheels are changed at a later time. Notification to owners began on December 17, 2012. Owners may contact Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12E046000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 200000
EQUIPMENT
Feb 03, 2010
A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2011 PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V036000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 153418
EQUIPMENT
Feb 03, 2010
THIS DOES NOT MEET THE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS.
Summary:
GULF STATES TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. DEALERS WILL ALSO CORRECT THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GULF STATES TOYOTA AT 713-580-3300.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V035000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 271417
EQUIPMENT
Jun 15, 2009
INCORRECT LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS COULD RESULT IN THE VEHICLE BEING OVERLOADED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING 27,080 MODEL YEAR 2005 THROUGH 2010 PASSENGER CARS BUILT FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 TO MAY 4, 2009. THESE VEHICLES WERE NOT EQUIPPED WITH LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS."
What should you do:
TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PROVIDE THEM WITH A NEW, ACCURATE LABEL TO BE INSTALLED OVER THE INACCURATE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 18, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-888-270-9371.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V223000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 27080
TIRES
Jun 26, 2006
IF THE TIRE LOSES AIR PRESSURE IT MAY LEAD TO A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND INCREASE THE POSSIBILITY OF A CRASH.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH EITHER BRIDGESTONE DUELER OR DUNLOP GRANDTREK TIRES, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE INNER BEAD OF THE TIRE MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED. IF THE BEAD IS DAMAGED, A BULGE MAY DEVELOP ON THE SIDEWALL OF THE TIRE AND AIR MAY LEAK FROM THE AREA OF THE DAMAGED BEAD.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT ALL FIVE TIRES, INCLUDING THE SPARE TIRE, TO DETERMINE IF THEY ARE WITHIN THE AFFECTED TIRE-TO-WHEEL ASSEMBLY RANGE AND REPLACE ALL INVOLVED TIRES WITH NEW TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 5, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331. NOTE: DUE TO AN ERROR IN THE DOT SERIAL NUMBER SECTION OF THE TECHNICAL INSTRUCTIONS, A NUMBER OF VEHICLES WERE NOT INSPECTED CORRECTLY. TOYOTA RELAUNCHED THIS CAMPAIGN IN MID-AUGUST 2006.
For more information:
TOYOTA RECALL NO. 6AD.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06V235000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 9434
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