definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,833 miles

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2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 262010

FJ Cruiser

  • 27,000 miles


2008 Toyota Fj cruiser, build date:10/07. Have had unnerving experiences with the brake system on my fj.(1) when braking over a non smooth road the brake pedal pulsates for a long period and does not stop the vehicle. (2) had to panic stop and hit the brakes hard, they locked up, there was no braking just the ABS took over and locked up the brakes hard to the point that I was glad I was wearing my seat belt, because I would've been lying in the street.(3) the pedal will be hard one time and mushy the next when applying the brakes. When the pedal is mushy the brakes do not work appropriately, nearly rear ending people or locking up the brakes to stop. (4) when at a stop the pedal was mushy and I tried to "pump"up the pedal by pumping the brake pedal, all the warning lights came on (related to the braking system) the dash and an annoying alarm sounded, has happened 3 times now. (5) when the pedal is mushy I can push it down all the way to the stopping point/floor with no resistance. Called the dealer they said they have never had any "issues".

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #2

Feb 112010

FJ Cruiser

  • 31,500 miles
Momentary loss of braking capability while traveling over an uneven road surface, pothole or bump. This has been going on for the past 2 years. Complained to dealer last September. They looked at vehicle and said there was nothing wrong. I can duplicate the issue on our road which is uneven and has bumps. Happened this morning as I came to work. SUV speeds up while pressing brake over bumps then brakes catch and it if were not for a seat belt I would go through the windshield!

- Newport, TN, USA

problem #1

Feb 052010

FJ Cruiser

  • 25,000 miles
When approaching a stop sign on a residential street at approximately 30mph, went to apply brakes, ABS kicked in and lost most if not all braking ability resulting in rolling the stop and ending up in the middle of a busy 4 lane divided road. The section of the street approaching the stop sign has quite a few filled pot holes and is bumpy. This is probably the 4th or 5th time this has occurred at the same intersection or in similar road/driving conditions.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

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