pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,854 miles

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2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser windows / windshield problems

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2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #66

Oct 162010

FJ Cruiser 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles


I own two 2007 Toyota Fj cruisers, and both of the windshields have cracked. I've looked up on several forums, blogs, etc..., in regards to this problem and it seem that many other Toyota Fj cruiser owners are experiencing the same problem. I believe the design and the quality of the windshields they installed on these vehicles are sub standard and hinder the safety of these vehicles in an accidental rollover. Toyota fails to acknowledge this problem and blames road debris for this problem. I would like for an investigation to be open so the can determine the integrity of the windshield, and hopefully a recall will be ordered to replace these defective windshields.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #65

Jan 012010

FJ Cruiser

  • 56,000 miles
Toyota Fj cruiser windshield cracks and chips easily. We've had our fj for two years and are on our 4th windshield. The smallest bit of debris creates a chip and sometimes it seems to begin to crack at the drivers side for no reason. Dealer offers no solution except to charge $500 a pop to replace the windshield. This seems to be a widespread problem as it is mentioned on numerous web blogs and forums. Incident date below is arbitrary as we've been driving with a cracked windshield for quite a while B/C we simply can't afford to replace yet another windshield at this time.

- Tiverton, RI, USA

problem #64

Dec 012007

FJ Cruiser

  • 1,000 miles
Windshield cracked from possible cold weather condition.

- Ely, NV, USA

problem #63

Apr 022006

FJ Cruiser

  • 260 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Fj cruiser. While driving 50 mph, a rock fractured the windshield. There were ten fractures, but none were serious. The dealer stated that they have had numerous complaints about windshield failures. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 260 and current mileage was 30,000.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #62

Nov 142007

FJ Cruiser

  • miles
2007 Fj cruiser: Small pebble hit windshield while driving around 40 mph chipping windshield. Next morning found a 2 foot crack.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

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problem #61

Mar 122008

FJ Cruiser 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2007 Fj cruiser. It is one year old with 32,000 miles on it. In the first year, my windshield has no less than eight separate cracks from road debris. Previous to this vehicle, I had two Jeep Wrangler for eight years and over 100,000 combined miles. I had a total of one small crack with my Jeep, and they shared the same vertical windshield design as the fj. Virtually anything that hits the windshield results in a chip and small crack. I am terribly disappointed with the quality of the windshield. The grill, headlights, and after market lights on the fj have no similar damage. All of my driving is city and highway. The cracks are to a point now that I have to replace the windshield. I stopped by my dealer and asked them about the problem. Of course, they said they weren't aware of any issues. But, various forums and web sites discuss the problem openly. I would like to know Toyota's position regarding this problem. I feel that a higher quality glass design would blunt the effect of normal road debris. This should have been taken into consideration when establishing the specifications of the fj windshield.

- Dawsonville, GA, USA

problem #60

Mar 172007

FJ Cruiser 4WD 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles


2007 Toyota Fj cruiser has had 2 winshields cracked by small road pebbles, debris.concerned about the safety of this widshield design and consruction of materials used for manufacturing this windshield.

- Crest Hill, IL, USA

problem #59

Jan 222008

FJ Cruiser 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
I have had several small rocks hit my fj's windshield, two of them leaving a chip/crack. One was while driving on the expressway, the other on my way home in 45 mph traffic. As a result, I now have a huge crack that stretches from one side of the window to the other! I have never owned a car that had cracked glass? it's obvious to me there is a huge design flaw with the fj's vertical glass placement. I also believe the quality of glass that is being used is sub-standard. The replacement cost is outrageous! I think Toyota should be replacing this glass free of charge. I am now looking to get rid of this vehicle, because I know it's just going to happen again. Too expensive to keep replacing!! shame on Toyota.

- Elgin, IL, USA

problem #58

Jan 072008

FJ Cruiser

  • miles
I have a new 2007 Fj cruiser and I have already had to replace my front window due to a small pebble rock chip that hit it. It started out as a small pebble scratch and grew into an 8 inch crack within a 4 mile radius. I am very disappointed at Toyota with having so many complaints about this problem.

- Bellflower, CA, USA

problem #57

Nov 072007

FJ Cruiser 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 620 miles
New 2007 Toyota Fj cruiser, purchase on 10/26/2007 on Nov 7th a truck threw a rock and it put a 2 1/2" diameter crack on the passengers side. Two weeks later got an estimate $268 from windshield doctor/Napa the very next day another rock chip just under the rearview mirror. Said if it breaks this easy no use getting a new windshield, then about 2 weeks later a rock chip on the drivers side. On 12/16/07, the first crack spread from one side to the other across the lower 1/3 of the windshield. Today 12/17 went and got another estimate from a different shop to see if price would be lower for a new windshield and its $415 without my deduct and $350 with my deductible. This is ridiculous we have not even had the fj 8 weeks and the windshield has been chipped 3 times already. What a poor design by Toyota, looking at some of the fj web forums - this is a very common complaint among fj owners!!! will Toyota help with cost of new windshield? the truck is not even 2 months old yet!!

- Columbus, MS, USA

problem #56

Oct 152007

FJ Cruiser 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,648 miles


Inner fender structure is bulging, started on passenger side about Oct 15th & on drivers side about two weeks later. This is a well know problem among informed Fj cruiser owners. Also some of the ones Toyota has repaired & upgraded are also failing. Also poor quality windshield that was pitted & chipped within a few weeks of purchase.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #55

Oct 252007

FJ Cruiser 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Fj cruiser. The contact stated that the windshield began cracking and spread until it covered the entire windshield. The dealer stated that the cracks were probably caused by road debris. The dealer refused to cover the repair cost because the vehicle was not covered under warranty. The contact had the windshield repaired and filed a complaint with the manufacturer. The current and failure mileages were 1,000.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #54

Oct 172007

FJ Cruiser 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield continually cracks.

- Vienna, VA, USA

problem #53

Jul 292007

FJ Cruiser 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
I have had the vehicle for 5 months and have already had 3 cracked windshields. When talking to other fj drivers, they complain about the same problem.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #52

Jul 152007

FJ Cruiser 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,500 miles
2007 Fj cruiser windshield cracked. There was no apparent damage prior to crack appearing.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #51

Jun 132007

FJ Cruiser 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving down the road going less than 30 mph I heard only a very small sound only to find a broken windshield. I had only 200 miles on tis car. Very disturbing.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #50

Jun 252007

FJ Cruiser 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,480 miles
Very small piece of gravel broke window.

- Cedar Park, TX, USA

problem #49

Jun 112007

FJ Cruiser 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 950 miles
I only had 950 miles on my Toyota Fj cruiser when a small rock hit the windshield and cracked immediately. Before I got home the crack spread across my field of vision 12 inches from impact. The warranty does not cover impact damamge..was told to contact my insurance company. The windshield glass seems very fragile

- Moscow Mills, MO, USA

problem #48

Feb 152007

FJ Cruiser 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
2007 Fj cruiser has a bad windshield design that causes it to crack with no contact. It starts as a crack from the bottom bellow the wiper and then curves left on the drivers side. The windshield is very brittle and is easily crack/chipped by road debris.

- Falls Church, VA, USA

problem #47

Jun 172006

FJ Cruiser 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
My 2007 Toyota Fj cruiser has 3 chips and 2 cracks in the front windshield in less than a year.

- Rocklin, CA, USA

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