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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser transmission problems

transmission problem

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2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #3

May 022010

FJ Cruiser

  • Manual transmission
  • 28,000 miles


I think by now it's fairly obvious that Toyota has a real problem with the ra61F 6 speed manual transmission. This should be covered under warranty, because its Pilot shaft/ bell housing issue that causes the T/O bearing to make noise. I can't believe that Toyota haven't done anything about this. Someone's got to get this out there, and get media attention drawn to this.

- Woodstock, GA, USA

problem #2

Jan 012010

FJ Cruiser

  • Manual transmission
  • 0 miles
I own a 2007 Toyota Fj cruiser with a manual transmission. The throttle management software is a joke at best and dangerous at worst. The vehicle engine RPM will not go below 12-1800rpm when the vehicle is moving unless the speed is somewhere below 5mph. This can be very annoying at times and dangerous at others. Driving on ice, towing a trailer, driving in hilly terrain. There is no engine braking available at any speed above 5mph. When the software does finally close the throttle completely it does so abruptly causing a jerky condition that can lead to loss of control on ice. At 20mph, for instance driving in a school zone, the throttle cannot be set to maintain a steady speed. The vehicle alternates between accelerating and almost complete throttle shut off. There is no in between. I have seen this same behavior when driving off road in steep terrain. Not only is it annoying but it is dangerous. I have had the vehicle to Toyota twice and they claim it is normal for this model and that there is nothing that can be done. The other thing that it does is hold the last RPM for several seconds when shifting between gears. Not so much dangerous as annoying and causes excessive wear on driveline components and is also extremely wasteful of fuel.

- Peyton, CO, USA

problem #1

Feb 012009

FJ Cruiser

  • 28,000 miles
Toyota Fj cruiser clutch pedal sticks when cold. The truck becomes unpredictable of what its going to do. Toyota said its been working on a fix for over a year now and I haven't heard anything. If you look at Toyota forums there are a lot of complaints.

- Independence, IA, USA

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