really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,809 miles

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2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser windows / windshield problems

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2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #11

Feb 192015

FJ Cruiser

  • 80,000 miles


I was driving approximately at 30 miles per hour, in a residential street, when suddenly I heard a noise and noted that the windshield developed a five inch crack, starting from the bottom center going up. A few days later, the crack moved significantly, to the left and right of the windshield moving to cover the entire windshield. There was no prior damage to the windshield, the vehicle has never been in an accident and it has never been taken off road. The crack seems to have developed due to pressure stress- a defect from manufacturing. There are numerous other reports from other owners of this type of vehicle with similar reports, often times, even after having the windshield replaced. This is a safety concern and manufacturing error.

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #10

Feb 152010

FJ Cruiser

  • 79,000 miles
Road debris during normal commute highway driving has resulted in multiple horizontal and vertical cracks in the windshield. I have replaced the windshield twice and the windshield recently cracked again. My company owns six 2007 Fj cruisers and four of the vehicles windows cracked within the first four months of operation. Previous to the Fj cruiser, I commuted along the same route in another vehicle for four years and did not sustain damage to the windshield.

- Walnut Creek, CA, USA

problem #9

Jul 192007

FJ Cruiser

  • 12 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Fj cruiser. The contact stated that it became very difficult to see the traffic light whenever he was the first vehicle at the light. He had to lean forward to see the lights hanging above the intersection. The inability to see the traffic light may be due to the design of the vehicle. The failure mileage was 12. The current mileage was 24000.

- Queens, NY, USA

problem #8

Sep 132008

FJ Cruiser

  • 38,100 miles


The windshield has been cracked multiple times by normal road debris.

- Draper, UT, USA

problem #7

Jan 282009

FJ Cruiser

  • 49,875 miles
A hairline fracture began growing from a central mid-point at the bottom edge of the windshield right before my eyes as I was driving. There was absolutely no road debris that hit my windshield that made this occur, nor have I ever taken the vehicle off-roading. From the central point the crack grew over the course of 10 seconds in both left and right directions until ending at the left and right sides of the windshield. I can't even begin to understand how this would happen. I belong to an Fj cruiser enthusiast website fjcruiserforums.com and 33% of 2007 owners report having had/have a cracked windshield. Now that I am part of that growing percentage, I'm not happy that there is no technical bulletin by Toyota about this. NHTSA, you need to get involved. Many owners also report the problem happening again soon after getting the windshield replaced. What has to happen to get a recall done here? a vehicle built for rugged off-roading should be able to not have a paper-thin windshield and not crack for any apparent reason when driving down the highway. This is not cosmetic damage this is a safety issue and needs to have a recall issue before some poor soul goes sailing through their windshield because it has a design flaw.

- Oxford, CT, USA

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problem #6

Sep 222007

FJ Cruiser

  • 500 miles
I purchased a 2007 Toyota Fj cruiser in September 2007. The first week I had the vehicle I was traveling through town at 45mph when a very small rock struck the windshield causing a hole in the windshield. The next day the hold splintered across the entire length of the windshield. I have now owned the vehicle for one year and I have one dozen rock chips in the windshield. My driving habits are ordinary city driving. Each of the chips was caused by very small rocks at slow speeds. Most instantly splinter out from the original chip. The material or design of the windshield is clearly substandard. The replacement cost is outrageous.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #5

Sep 022008

FJ Cruiser

  • 10,000 miles


I noticed my windshield was getting "hazed" over with a sandblasted look within the first 6 months of owning my vehicle. The windshield became poked with little chips from road debris within the first year in addition to numerous cracks. The vehicle is now 2 years old and the windshield needs replacement due to extensive chips, pock, and cracks.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #4

Apr 022007

FJ Cruiser

  • 1,000 miles
After just a few months with my new Fj cruiser, I discovered a crack in the windshield. The crack started at the top edge of the glass, and has proceeded to traverse my windshield, and branch off into other cracks.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 152007

FJ Cruiser 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Fj cruiser. The visors on both the driver and passenger sides are too short to provide adequate coverage. The contact has not spoken to the dealer, but has filed a complaint with Toyota. The current mileage was 750 and failure mileage was 15. Updated 04-02-08

- Mason City, IA, USA

problem #2

Sep 042007

FJ Cruiser 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,400 miles
The Toyota fj has massive blind spots exacerbated by the design of the side mirrors and the rearview mirror and the tire which blocks the rear.

- Miami Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 302007

FJ Cruiser 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I purchased this vehicle in Dec of 06 and one month into having this car and driving on my normal routes that I realize that this car has zero visibility. No windows in the back that allow you to switch lanes safely or even back up from a parking lot or area safely. I just recently had an accident as well. I already know this car has no visibility to it takes me longer than usual to back up or switch lanes. I look at my side and rear view mirrors and do a complete turn past my black spot to ensure no cars are there, however even doing that you can still have an accident like I did when after looking waiting and then proceeding that I missed a small Honda Prelude come behind me. This is a serious hazard for all drivers. Owners and others on the road. I have never had an accident since I was 18 yrs old and here I am 8 mos into having this car and I have one.

- Flowery Branch, GA, USA

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