pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,213 miles

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2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser engine problems

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2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 182010

FJ Cruiser

  • miles


The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Fj cruiser. The contact stated that the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The contact attempted to apply the brakes but to no avail. The contact applied continuous abrupt pressure to the brakes until the vehicle finally came to a stop. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer yet the failure was unable to be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The contact was unaware of the mileage on the vehicle.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #4

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 #3

Oct 222009

FJ Cruiser

  • 4,563 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Fj cruiser. When the contact would drive the vehicle he noticed that the rpms would rise regardless if he depressed the accelerator pedal. The pedal would occasionally stick to the floor of the vehicle.the vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact was informed that the vehicle was performing properly and that the high engine idle was due to the vehicle burning off ignition fumes. The vehicle had not been serviced at the tiime of the complaint. The failure mileage was 4563, and the currnt mileage is 4867.

- Kirkland, WA, USA

problem #2

Jan 152009

FJ Cruiser

  • 1,000 miles
I bought a new 2008 Toyota Fj cruiser and while I had my foot on the brake the engine accelerated. This happened two times within 3 months of me buying the car. Since then over a year has passed and this has not happened again.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 102009

FJ Cruiser

  • 3,500 miles
Antilock brakes activated after hitting ripple in exit ramp surface. Vehicle would not stop despite pressing down harder on the brake pedal. Required releasing brake pedal completely and then reapplying brakes to cause vehicle to stop. Came very close to shooting out into four-way intersection. Has happened on several occasions under similar circumstances (very minor bump on road causes antilocks to active upon breaking though this doesn't actually stop the vehicle).

- Wexford, PA, USA

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