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2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser recall

Toyota Recall : Front Lamps Exceed Maximum Brightness/FMVSS 108

2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser

Light intensities above the maximum allowable limit could cause increased glare for oncoming traffic and increase the risk of a crash.

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Summary
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2007-2013 FJ Cruiser vehicles manufactured January 25, 2006 through February 23, 2013 and equipped with a Toyota Auxiliary Driving Lamp Kits mounted to the front bumper. These lamp assemblies include 55 watt bulbs and due to this wattage and mounting angle, the combination of the upper beam headlamps plus the auxiliary lamps are too bright and exceed the maximum light output allowed for an upper beam headlamp. Therefore, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."
Actions
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the 55 watt bulbs with 35 watt bulbs, free of charge. The recall began on June 6, 2013. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
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Date Announced
APR 25, 2013
Vehicles Affected
208,000
NHTSA Campaign #
13V163000
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