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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,159 miles

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2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 202016

FJ Cruiser

  • 82,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Fj cruiser. The contact stated that the front passenger seat belt seized. The contact was unable to use the seat belt. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V098000 (seat belts). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 82,000.

- Oberton, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 132013

FJ Cruiser 6-cyl

  • 45,477 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Fj cruiser. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V098000 (seat belts). The recall repair was performed and afterward, the passenger's side seat belt would not retract. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where the technician stated that the seat belt spiral would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 45,477. Updated 12/30/13

- San Juan , PR, USA

problem #1

May 202013

FJ Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Toyota is risking lives with the Fj cruiser - owners are currently driving with a risk of non-functional seat belts. After receiving a recall notice in the mail on Monday, 5/20, I checked the Toyota website and found the following information on the logged-in owner site: This is an important safety recall. Please contact your authorized Toyota dealer and schedule an appointment to perform an inspection and install reinforcement brackets on both doors access at no charge to you. Based upon the inspection, in limited cases, the seat belt retractor(s) and/or access door(s) may be replaced. I immediately made an appointment for that same afternoon. I had to argue with the dealer that the brackets were required (they wanted only to perform the inspection and stop there if no cracks were present). After finally agreeing that yes, the brackets needed to be installed (they had 'misread' the process flow chart! they don't appear to have had any training on what could potentially be a life-threatening situation for their customers), they said they had none in stock and would order them today. This morning they called me and said that Toyota has "blocked ordering of those parts" - and suggested that it might be because the solution doesn't work. Currently we are driving vehicles that do not meet minimal government safety requirements - both the driver and front passenger are in danger of having seat belts malfunction during an accident. They should be providing some type of relief (e.g., loaner cars until the issue is resolved). Thank you.

- Seattle, WA, USA

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