pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,672 miles

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2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser steering problems

steering problem

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2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 262013

FJ Cruiser 6-cyl

  • 15,000 miles


My issue started around June, I get the wheel shake/ shimmy at speeds of 55-65. Toyota sees the shake is there and then balances the tires and says its fixed. Toyota inspected the truck saying nothing is broken bent or anything saying they don't think anything is wrong. You can still see the shake is there and they keep blaming that the road is causing the shake. Saying its a crowing. In the road. I've went to a Toyota dealer to get it inspected they say nothing is wrong and then 2 more times I went there and then they admit it and try fixing it. I am very upset with Toyota and corporate. I feel scared to drive it above 50 because there is a bad shake. And feels unsafe its causing the car to be all over the road.

- Tappan, NY, USA

problem #5

Apr 092011

FJ Cruiser

  • 409 miles
Vehicle exhibits steering shimmy between 55-65 mph, vehicle can not maintain stable performance at highway speeds. Toyota have replace both wheel and tires and have the same result. Fj cruisers are having a problem, and Toyota will not do anything on this saftey issue.

- Cayey, PR, USA

problem #4

Oct 122011

FJ Cruiser 6-cyl

  • miles
Steering column shakes between speeds 55-65 mph, have had the wheels and tires rebalanced with a road force machine without any resolve of the problem.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #3

Aug 022012

FJ Cruiser

  • 15,125 miles


Since new my vehicle has had a shaking steering wheel when reaching speeds over 55mph. After trying several different sets of tires, wheels and balancing my dealer has not been able to correct the issue. Toyota will not help and the steering is shaking so bad it feels unsafe to drive on the highway.

- Yorktown, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 072011

FJ Cruiser

  • 2,000 miles
Vehicle steering wheel shakes violently between 55 and 70 mph. Several other fj owners seem to have this issue. Dealer can not fix even though they have tired multiple wheel balances and tire rotations. Not safe to drive on the highway like this.

- Yorktown, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 152011

FJ Cruiser

  • 1,500 miles
Vehicle exhibited excessive steering wheel shake indicative of wheels being off balance. After attempting to re-balance 6 times at 4 different shops the symptom persists intermittently. Other fj owners of 2010 model year and newer Fj cruisers have complained that their vehicles have exhibited the same behavior. The problem (based on feed back from other owners on internet forums) is spread across different models, wheel and tire combinations. Many of them have taken their vehicles back to Toyota who claims the shaking is normal. However the vehicle seems unstable at speed ranging from 45 to 60mph, most evident at about 50mph.

- Concord , CA, USA

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