really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
150 miles

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2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 232010

FJ Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150 miles


I purchased new a 2008 Toyota Fj cruiser 2 wheel drive with automatic transmission. Since ownership from March 2009 to date, I have been experiencing a lurching forward of the vehicle while the brakes are applied and at a full stop. This lurching forward occurs when the air conditioner is on and at the time that the air conditioner clutch engages. Most of the time, when the air conditioner clutch engages, the engine RPM only increases about 100 RPM, but frequently, when the A/C clutch engages the engine RPM increases 300 to 400 RPM with normal brake pressure while stopped, 100 RPM engine increases cause no problem, but with 300 to 400 RPM engine increases, normal brake pressures while stopped are not adequate and the vehicle lurches forward. I took the vehicle to the bill penny Toyota service department (huntsville, Alabama) on 02/23/2010 and the service report stated that they could not duplicate the problem. The problem has been ongoing since my ownership began.

- Decatur, AL, USA

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