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2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser repairs by problem area

Engine (19%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (19%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (16%)

Chart based on 37 repairs.
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2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (29%)

< $100 (49%)

Chart based on 35 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.0L V6 6-speed manual AWD w/low range

Toyota FJ Cruiser in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
May 2011

42780 mi
Water pump leak of a 3 years old car (68000 km) 
Toyota FJ Cruiser in Texas, United States
Jul 2011 - Nov 2016
Nov 2013

49000 mi
Bearing related to the clutch was making a chirping noise. Was not a drivability issue, just noisy. Replaced under warranty at no cost. 
Mar 2014

53000 mi
Water pump was replaced due to slow leak (first noted by Toyota tech around 40,000 miles) 
Toyota FJ Cruiser in California, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

18000 mi
FJ Cruiser have major inner fender rips/bulges. Toyota will not admit it is a design flaw. Here's a link for more information. I'm now looking for another 4X4 due to this problem. http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/toyota-fj-cruiser-polls/375 
Toyota FJ Cruiser in Ohio, United States
Oct 2008 - Jun 2013
Mar 2011

26000 mi
Replaced driver seat under warranty due to faulty seat lift system. 
Apr 2011

26500 mi

US $200
Replaced broken TPMS sensor. 
Toyota FJ Cruiser in Maryland, United States
Jun 2008 - Oct 2017
Jan 2010

22000 mi
Pulleys replaced. 
Nov 2011

42100 mi
Recall for tire sensors 
Oct 2015

82500 mi

US $250
CV axle -- drivers side 
Jul 2017

111000 mi

US $1900
Wheel bearing left bad right done as well as a precaution  Right CV axle Right caliper replacement Brakes rotors and pads f/r Caliper brake line 
Toyota FJ Cruiser in Illinois, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2009

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2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Toyota FJ Cruiser in Ontario, Canada
May 2008 - Jun 2011
Apr 2009

19840 mi
XM radio lost signal 
Jun 2009

22940 mi
XM radio lost signal. Replaced antenna and XM receiver 

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2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Toyota FJ Cruiser in Texas, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2017
Aug 2014

100300 mi
Trans. started slipping. 
Toyota FJ Cruiser in United Arab Emirates
Sep 2012 - Sep 2017
Aug 2016

89900 mi

¤2000
Broken evaporator needed total replacement + new gas 
Toyota FJ Cruiser in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2014 - Mar 2015
Jul 2014

119000 mi
Amber light on AC button was flashing. Air compressor under the hood had somehow become disconnected, simply needed to be reconnected. 
Toyota FJ Cruiser in Ohio, United States
Oct 2015 - Sep 2017
Dec 2015

27000 mi

US $144
Locking Stay Rod on cargo door rusted badly and becomes disconnected from its bracket. The brackets and stay rod have been replaced. 
Aug 2016

39000 mi

US $325
Muffler had rusted out and needed replacement. Replaced with lifetime warranty one. 
Dec 2016

43000 mi

US $120
Power steering return line corroded and sprung a leak. Initially patched with mil spec tape until parts arrived. Replaced the supply and return lines with aftermarket parts. 
Toyota FJ Cruiser in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2012 - Sep 2017
Oct 2012

63000 mi

US $40
Plastic Dead Pedal (left foot rest area) cracked wouldn't stay in place. Ordered custom metal replacement 
Aug 2013

72000 mi

US $100
Driver side seat falls or sinks over time 
Aug 2016

92900 mi

US $400
Sealed CV joints 
Toyota FJ Cruiser in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2011 - Dec 2016
Sep 2012

21700 mi

C $100
Knocking sound from the transmission, downshifting roughly. Transmission oil changed, problem less intensive but still present. 
Feb 2016

76000 mi

C $700
Exhaust system 
Oct 2016

83700 mi

C $1135
Front calipers seized. Rear rotors overheated. 
Toyota FJ Cruiser in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2008 - Sep 2017
Nov 2011

76260 mi

C $220
worn tie rod replaced 
Feb 2013

106400 mi

C $750
front and rear sway bar links replaced and rear shocks replaced 
Dec 2015

185380 mi

C $1000
Replaced torn boot and corroded cv joint, Balanced tires 
Toyota FJ Cruiser in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2008 - Sep 2012
Jul 2010

35300 mi
foot rest broke and was replaced under warranty 
Toyota FJ Cruiser in New York, United States
Jul 2008 - Sep 2016
Sep 2014

65000 mi

US $60
Low pressure sensor in tire broken , causing tire to leak air. 
Aug 2015

73700 mi

US $750
replaced both front rotors and calipers. 
Toyota FJ Cruiser in Illinois, United States
Sep 2008 - Sep 2016
Sep 2009

8000 mi

US $40
The rear door rattled. Dealer tightened hinge and solve the issue.  
Apr 2014

47200 mi

US $600
Water pump replaced 

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2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser 2-door

6-cylinder manual AWD

Toyota FJ Cruiser in California, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2017
Dec 2015

31000 mi
Left head light went out. 
Jan 2016

25500 mi

US $150
I do not think that repair is suitable for this answer. There is no suitable answer to this. The battery was replaced. Car needed new battery. I needed AAA to come assist with starting the car one time previous to getting the new battery. I should of been more proactive and had the battery replaced prior to the issues I knew the car was having. 

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