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Toyota FJ Cruiser Recalls

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11/07/14 Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2014 fj cruiser vehicles equipped with an optional "trail teams ultimate edition" package, in which the front shock absorbers and springs were replaced at vehicle processing centers. in some of these vehicles the bolts which secure the front lower ball joint to the steering knuckle and/or the front suspension lower arm to the front cross member assemblies might have been tightened with insufficient torque when the front shock absorbers and springs were replaced during the installation process.

In this condition, one or both bolts could become loose during driving and fall out. if both bolts fall out from the front lower ball joint or the front suspension lower arm, these components could detach from the steering knuckle or the front cross members, causing a loss of steering control, which could increase the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners of vehicles with the optional package installed, and dealers will inspect the torque of the bolts. if the bolts are found to be loose, dealers will retighten them to the proper torque. for any missing bolts, dealers will install new ones. the recall began on november 7, 2014. owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

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.
03/06/15 Suspension and Steering Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2014 fj cruiser vehicles manufactured august 7, 2013, to august 20, 2013. in the affected vehicles, the intermediate steering shaft which connects the steering wheel and the steering gear box may have an inadequate weld.

If the intermediate steering shaft weld fails, there would be a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the intermediate steering shaft, free of charge. the recall began on march 6, 2015. owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.

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.
01/29/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning 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.

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.

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.

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.
06/06/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning 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."

Light intensities above the maximum allowable limit could cause increased glare for oncoming traffic and increase the risk of a crash.

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.

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.
02/23/15 Other Southeast toyota distributors, llc (set) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 toyota 4runner, tacoma, fj cruiser, land cruiser, rav4, scion frs, and xb vehicles. the affected vehicles may have accessories installed by set, such as running boards or other items, that were incorrectly installed. the accessory attaching fasteners were not tightened with the proper torque, possibly causing the accessory to detach from the vehicle.

Accessories that detach from a vehicle may result in a vehicle crash and/or personal injury.

Set will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the affected bolts, free of charge. the recall began february 23, 2015. owners may contact set customer service at 1-866-405-4226. set's number for this recall is set-14b.

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.
10/02/14 Other Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2008-2014 fj cruiser and tacoma vehicles equipped with accessory wheels and tires installed by toyota or dealers prior to the vehicle's first sale. the affected vehicles may list incorrect spare tire size and/or cold tire inflation information on the tire placard. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 110, "tire selection and rims for passenger cars."

If the spare tire is inflated to the incorrect pressure provided on the placard, tire failure may occur while it is being driven on, increasing the risk of a crash.

For the involved vehicles, overlay stickers to correct the tire placard will either be mailed to owners or provided to dealers for placement over the incorrect information on the placard. the recall is expected to begin in september 2014. owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.

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.
06/06/13 Other 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.

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.

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.

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.
09/18/09 Other 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."

Incorrect load carrying capacity modification labels could result in the vehicle being overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash.

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.

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 http://www.safercar.gov .
07/05/06 Other 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.

If the tire loses air pressure it may lead to a loss of vehicle control and increase the possibility of a crash.

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.

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.

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Toyota FJ Cruiser Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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