2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser
Available in 2 styles:  2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4dr AWD shown
Asking Price Range
$17,409–$27,805
Estimated MPG

16–17 city / 20–21 hwy

NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

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FJ Cruiser

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Recall number: 13V163000
Recall date: 04/25/2013

Problem 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.

Consequence:

LIGHT INTENSITIES ABOVE THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE LIMIT COULD CAUSE INCREASED GLARE FOR ONCOMING TRAFFIC AND INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE 55 WATT BULBS WITH 35 WATT BULBS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN LATE MAY 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 01/25/2006 and 02/23/2013.


SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

Recall number: 13V098000
Recall date: 03/15/2013

Problem 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.

Consequence:

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.

Corrective Action:

TOYOTA IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING A REMEDY. TOYOTA HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.


SEATS

Recall number: 13V014000
Recall date: 01/16/2013

Problem Summary:

SOUTHEAST TOYOTA DISTRIBUTORS, LLC (SET) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODELS INTERSPERSED THROUGH MODEL YEARS 2009 THROUGH 2013 AS FOLLOWS: MODEL YEAR 2009-2012 TACOMA, 4RUNNER, CAMRY, CAMRY HYBRID, PRIUS, AND RAV4; MODEL YEAR 2009-2010 AVALON, FJ CRUISER, AND HIGHLANDER HYBRID; MODEL YEAR 2010-2013 MODEL YEAR COROLLA, SIENNA AND TUNDRA; MODEL YEAR 2009-2013 HIGHLANDER AND VENZA; MODEL YEAR 2012 PRIUS V; AND MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 SEQUOIA. DURING MODIFICATION BY SET TO INCLUDE ACCESSORIES SUCH AS LEATHER SEAT COVERS, SEAT HEATERS OR HEADREST DVD SYSTEMS, THESE VEHICLES MAY NOT HAVE HAD THE PASSENGER SEAT OCCUPANT SENSING SYSTEM CALIBRATION TESTED. WITHOUT PASSING THE CALIBRATION TEST, THE OCCUPANT SENSING SYSTEM MAY NOT OPERATE AS DESIGNED.

Consequence:

IF THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT OCCUPANT SENSING SYSTEM IS OUT OF CALIBRATION, THE FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAGS MAY NOT DEPLOY OR THEY MAY DEPLOY INAPPROPRIATELY FOR THE PASSENGER'S SIZE AND POSITION. THIS COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY DURING THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH NECESSITATING AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT.

Corrective Action:

SOUTHEAST TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL TEST THE SENSITIVITY OF THE OCCUPANT DETECTION SENSORS, AND RECALIBRATE THEM AS NECESSARY. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.


AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Recall number: 13V014000
Recall date: 01/16/2013

Problem Summary:

SOUTHEAST TOYOTA DISTRIBUTORS, LLC (SET) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODELS INTERSPERSED THROUGH MODEL YEARS 2009 THROUGH 2013 AS FOLLOWS: MODEL YEAR 2009-2012 TACOMA, 4RUNNER, CAMRY, CAMRY HYBRID, PRIUS, AND RAV4; MODEL YEAR 2009-2010 AVALON, FJ CRUISER, AND HIGHLANDER HYBRID; MODEL YEAR 2010-2013 MODEL YEAR COROLLA, SIENNA AND TUNDRA; MODEL YEAR 2009-2013 HIGHLANDER AND VENZA; MODEL YEAR 2012 PRIUS V; AND MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 SEQUOIA. DURING MODIFICATION BY SET TO INCLUDE ACCESSORIES SUCH AS LEATHER SEAT COVERS, SEAT HEATERS OR HEADREST DVD SYSTEMS, THESE VEHICLES MAY NOT HAVE HAD THE PASSENGER SEAT OCCUPANT SENSING SYSTEM CALIBRATION TESTED. WITHOUT PASSING THE CALIBRATION TEST, THE OCCUPANT SENSING SYSTEM MAY NOT OPERATE AS DESIGNED.

Consequence:

IF THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT OCCUPANT SENSING SYSTEM IS OUT OF CALIBRATION, THE FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAGS MAY NOT DEPLOY OR THEY MAY DEPLOY INAPPROPRIATELY FOR THE PASSENGER'S SIZE AND POSITION. THIS COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY DURING THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH NECESSITATING AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT.

Corrective Action:

SOUTHEAST TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL TEST THE SENSITIVITY OF THE OCCUPANT DETECTION SENSORS, AND RECALIBRATE THEM AS NECESSARY. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.


EQUIPMENT

Recall number: 12E046000
Recall date: 10/17/2012

Problem 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.

Consequence:

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.

Corrective Action:

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 WILL BEGIN IN MID-NOVEMBER 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE CENTER AT 1-800-331-4331.


TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

Recall number: 11V148000
Recall date: 03/04/2011

Problem Summary:

TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 THROUGH 2011 FJ CRUISER, LAND CRUISER, TACOMA, SEQUOIA AND TUNDRA VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 138, "TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)." WHEN FACTORY-INSTALLED WHEELS AND TIRES WERE REPLACED WITH TOYOTA AUTHORIZED ACCESSORY WHEELS AND LT TIRES PRIOR TO FIRST SALE, THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEMS WERE NOT RE-CALIBRATED CORRECTLY AND THEREFORE DO NOT START ILLUMINATING THE LOW TIRE PRESSURE WARNING TELLTALE AT THE REQUIRED MINIMUM ACTIVATION PRESSURE.

Consequence:

FAILURE TO WARN OF TIRE DEFLATIONS IS A NON-COMPLIANCE WITH FMVSS 138 AND COULD LEAD TO TIRE FAILURE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

FOR THE LAND CRUISER, SEQUOIA, TACOMA AND TUNDRA VEHICLES, THE DEALER WILL RE-CALIBRATE THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM ON AFFECTED VEHICLES AND INSTALL AN UPDATED TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION LABEL AT NO CHARGE. FOR THE FJ CRUISER VEHICLES, THE TPMS CANNOT BE RESET SO THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) FOR THE TPMS WILL BE REPLACED. TOYOTA IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING THE REMEDY ECU. IF AN OWNER IS NOT CERTAIN WHETHER HIS OR HER VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH THESE ACCESSORIES, PLEASE CONTACT ANY TOYOTA DEALER FOR AN INSPECTION AT NO CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.


EQUIPMENT

Recall number: 10E043000
Recall date: 09/03/2010

Problem Summary:

MARATHON IS RECALLING CERTAIN SEAT COVERS, BRAND SUPERHIDES WITH PART NUMBERS 593, 594, 578, 960, 228, 228-09, 267-08, 333, 625, AND 630, SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE SEAT COVERS ARE MADE OF HEAVIER THREAD AND ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH SEATS CONTAINING SIDE AIRBAGS. THE HEAVIER SEAT COVER COULD INTERFERE WITH FULL DEPLOYMENT OF THE AIRBAG IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.

Consequence:

AN IMPROPERLY DEPLOYED AIRBAG COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY.

Corrective Action:

MARATHON WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND REPLACE THE SEAT COVER FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 14, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MARATHON AT 1-800-735-2769.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 09/14/2010.


EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Recall number: 10V035000
Recall date: 02/03/2010

Problem 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.

Consequence:

THIS DOES NOT MEET THE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CERTIFICATION LABEL, THE TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION LABEL, AND THE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION (ADDENDUM) LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. DEALERS WILL ALSO CORRECT THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GULF STATES TOYOTA AT 713-580-3300.


EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Recall number: 10V036000
Recall date: 02/03/2010

Problem Summary:

SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2009 SIENNA 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 BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.

Consequence:

A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION (ADDENDUM) LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-954-420-2000.


EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Recall number: 09V223000
Recall date: 06/15/2009

Problem Summary:

TOYOTA IS RECALLING 27,080 MODEL YEAR 2009 AND 2010 PASSENGER CARS BUILT FROM JUNE 2, 2008 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.

Consequence:

INCORRECT LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS COULD RESULT IN THE VEHICLE BEING OVERLOADED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

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 IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT AUGUST 31, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-888-270-9371.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 01/01/2006 and 05/04/2009.


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