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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,212 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.

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2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser brakes problems

brakes problem

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2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #8

Nov 172011

FJ Cruiser 6-cyl

  • miles


While approaching a stoplight with light braking, for approximately a half block, the ABS started to pulsate the front brakes thus causing them to lose effectiveness. I tried to push harder but had no effect on the condition. I then let clear off the brake pedal in order for the brakes to "reset" if you will, then I was able stop prior to running through the red light. Had there been a vehicle or pedestrian in front of me the outcome would have not been a good one. I believe Toyota has a problem with this issue.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #7

Nov 062011

FJ Cruiser 4WD 6-cyl

  • 7,826 miles
Brakes failed driving at 20 mph over speed bump.

- Palisades Park, NJ, USA

problem #6

May 162010

FJ Cruiser

  • 4,300 miles
My truck speed was 60-65 mph and my steering wheel began wobbling. I took it to dealer and they said nothing was wrong. Last week I serviced my truck and rotated and balanced the tires. Still same steering wheel wobbling. In high speed my steering wheel feels very loose. I don't know if there is a power steering problem or just simple tire balance. Other problem is my brakes. When I was driving down the road, I lightly pressed the brake to stop and driver side wheel hit a pot hole deep around 2 inches, then my truck didn't stop where I waned it to stop. It happens only at certain times. If I hit a pot hole or bump pressing brake.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #5

Jul 072011

FJ Cruiser 6-cyl

  • 3,417 miles


Brake failure.

- Palisades Park, NJ, USA

problem #4

Nov 272010

FJ Cruiser 4WD 6-cyl

  • 600 miles
Driving a new 2010 Toyota Fj cruiser with approximately 600 miles on the odometer. Moderate rain. When turning off a paved roadway onto a flat, wet, and muddy surface I had the experience of total momentary brake failure. This occurred as my left front tire left the road surface and hit the slick mud. My speed was under 20 mph and I was able to regain braking power by releasing the brake and then re-applying it. My assumption at the time was it was the result of some kind of weird ABS behavior. I was applying the brakes very lightly to gradually slow my vehicle. The brakes behaved normally until the first tire hit the slick muddy surface. Somehow the system caused all 4 wheels to lose all braking power.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #3

May 032010

FJ Cruiser

  • 7,000 miles
My car is a 2010 Toyota Fj cruiser which I purchased in October 2009. The brakes didn't stop the car as expected in two occasions, at about 7000 miles the first time, and then a month later again. In the first occurrence, I was driving at around 25 mph on wet asphalt coming to a traffic light. I pushed the brakes to stop but the car continued to roll and I went into the intersection. The second time I was driving at around 40mph, again on wet asphalt. I drove over a grate on a bridge and pushed the brakes, and the car did the same thing, it didn't slow down as I expected, instead it kept going. If the car in front of me had been closer I would have hit it. There's no vibration characteristic of the ABS, instead it simply feels as if the brakes stop braking. In both cases I pulled the handbrake because of my instinctive reaction to try to stop the car. I've been driving several cars over 15 years and this has never happened to me before. I took the car to Toyota the first time and they had it for a whole weekend and told me they couldn't find anything wrong with it. Further, this problem seems to be happening to many other fj owners, see

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #2

Jan 032010

FJ Cruiser

  • 2,000 miles
ABS brakes release if one wheel locks. Went into the intersection without brakes 2X.

- Peyton, CO, USA

problem #1

Feb 042010

FJ Cruiser

  • 555 miles
Brakes didn't seem to work (the auto kept going when the brakes were applied) until I let off the pedal and pushed them again. I passed over a manhole cover as the failure occurred. I have only had one instance of this happening so far, but it scared the !@#$%out of me. As there was a car stopped in front of me.

- Southampton, MA, USA

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