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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,700 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.

2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser brakes problems

brakes problem

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2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 052013

FJ Cruiser 6-cyl

  • 6,700 miles


A vehicle pulled out in front of me. I applied brakes to avoid an accident. Application of brakes led to right front tire lock up and skid, with strong veer to left. No antilock brake activity occurred. Within a week of the panic stop above, the brakes now acting oddly; small bumps in pavement (freeway expansion joints) will cause ABS to engage. Brake pedal becomes non-responsive. I called the dealer who said this was normal brake behavior. I plan on scheduling a service call to document the issue. I've owned many cars and SUV's - all purchased new with antilock brakes. This is plain scary behavior; I no longer trust the vehicle's brakes and fully expect brake failure and crash is imminent.

- Avondale, AZ, USA

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