Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The FJ Cruiser's retro style is actually one of the car's biggest flaws, according to Consumer Reports, because it can affect the driver's visibility.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,000 miles

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2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser accessories - exterior problems

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2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 252015

FJ Cruiser 4WD 6-cyl

  • 47,000 miles


The windshield of the Fj cruiser seems to be unusually susceptible to pitting under normal driving conditions. When the sun or oncoming headlights shine on the windshield it becomes extremely difficult to see the road. The windshield suddenly appears to be dirty and translucent. Reference vehicle is a Toyota certified used vehicle. In overcast conditions the windshield is fine and appears fine from a distance. However, closer inspection reveals massive pitting that appears at first like dirt. Inspection of the hood paint, roof, wiper arms, plastic headlight lenses and trim reveal no similar damage. Online forums seem to confirm this and owners previously driving the same routes and using vehicles with very flat windshields such as Jeep seem to be reporting that this problem is new to them after purchasing the Fj cruiser. Many report they have had to replace the windshield numerous times for pitting. I have vehicles with over 200K miles on them with no such apparent pitting. This seems to be a weakness with the glass and is very dangerous when light hits it and the road ahead is near impossible to see. Here is one online thread:

- Salem, OR, USA

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