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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,050 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #10

Jun 052014

FJ Cruiser

  • 101,000 miles


The driver side seat belt retractor no longer retracts seatbelt. Leaving the belt loose and my cause significant danger in the event of an accident. The seat belt systems are supposed to work and outlive the life of the car.

- Chino, CA, USA

problem #9

Nov 012015

FJ Cruiser

  • 105,000 miles
The seat belt retractor in my 2007 Fj cruiser is failing to function correctly. Something as important to the safety of the driver of the vehicle is something that should be covered under the lifetime warranty of the vehicle. Instead, Toyota is telling me that I will have to pay to have these parts replaced. In doing some research I have discovered that others are having this same issue. I'm disappointed that Toyota has not issued a recall for this issue to correct their error in craftsmanship.

- Keller, TX, USA

problem #8

Jun 052014

FJ Cruiser 6-cyl

  • miles
Dealer refuses to honor recall letter issued by Toyota Corp. I have been to dealer twice and they say it doesn't apply even though it does.

- Dorset, VT, USA

problem #7

Mar 082014

FJ Cruiser 6-cyl

  • 58,500 miles


Front passenger seat belt fails to retract. Toyota says the entire seat belt and retractor needs replacing due to rusting of springs associated with the retractor. The truck has low miles, is 7 years old and stored/driven in a warm, dry and inland climate. There is no reason for rusting parts. A quick search reveals other Fj cruisers with the same issue concerning the front driver and passenger seat belts failing to retract.

- Woodland, CA, USA

problem #6

Feb 042013

FJ Cruiser

  • 52,000 miles
The passenger sidemseat belt will not retract and is no longer a functioning set belt.

- Gloucester, VA, USA

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problem #5

Dec 232011

FJ Cruiser

  • 70,000 miles
I believe that seat belts are one of the most important safety features on a car and should last the life of a car. I am very surprised that the seat belts on this car started to show a failing trend at almost 40000 miles. Both passenger and driver sides are failing, retracting and locking-up issues. Passenger side completely failed yesterday, it is locked up. Cost to fix is very expensive..many fj owners are reporting the same problem, I encourage those with the same issue to file a complaint rather than posting it on Fj cruiser forum. It should be a recall issue and Toyota should assume such a responsibility for fixing an important safety feature.

- Germantown, WI, USA

problem #4

Jul 042011

FJ Cruiser 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles


Purchased certified used Toyota and never tried to use rear seat belts. When we tried to use seat belts all the rear seat belts were not working" would not latch".

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #3

Sep 012011

FJ Cruiser 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
2007 Toyota Fj cruiser. Passenger seat belt would not retract backward. The vehicle was taken to the Toyota dealer who advised that because the vehicle was outside of the 6 year/60,000 mile warranty and no recalls, the repair/replacement of the passenger seat belt assembly was at my expense. The driver side seat belt is also showing signs of a weak retract and appears that it will also require replacement soon.

- Jupiter, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 012009

FJ Cruiser

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Fj cruiser. The contact stated that the passenger side seat belt would not retract. The dealer did not offer any assistance due to the mileage on the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified. No repairs were performed. The current mileage was 77,000. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Crawford, MS, USA

problem #1

Feb 202011

FJ Cruiser

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota fj crusier. The contact stated that the seat belts would not retract backward. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that because the vehicle was outside of warranty and there were no recalls, repairs would be at the contacts expense. The manufacturer confirmed what the dealer stated and provided no further assistance. The failure mileage was 54,000.

- Goleta, CA, USA

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