2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser Problems

Floor, Vent, Defrost Selector Causes Noise but No Change

The Toyota FJ Cruiser may develop a condition with the HVAC ducting system causing noisy and faulty operation of the blend doors. The blend doors are actuated by the selector button, and change the direction of airflow to the selected location, i.e. vent, floor, defrost. 

The correction is to replace the blend doors.

Fan belt type noise from the front engine area

A fan belt type noise me develop from the front of the engine. This is commonly caused by belt idler or pulley issues. Our technicians tell us proper diagnoses of the noise concern should be completed before repairs are attempted.

The Left Foot Rest Pedal May Fall Off

The left foot rest pedal may become loose or fall off completely. Replacement of the pedal may be required if this occurs.

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2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser Questions

08 fj cruiser engine light and other lights on scan poo16 won't pass deq 105, (1 answer)

shop says it needs a engine overhaul full of sludge did flushes

CEL is on saying bank 1 vvt controller is bad.Can I continue to drive car (1 answer)

Dealer changed vvt controller.Light came back on the next day.Car performs great.No indication of engine problems.Dealer wants to tear top of motor down to detetmine cause at a thousand dollars?Please advise.Thanks

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2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser Recalls

Seat Heater Wiring Shorts And Causes Fire

For vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters, the seat heater elements may short circuit when the seat cushion is compressed, and result in a fire hazard. Dealers will disconnect the seat heaters and refund the purchase price of the seat heaters free of charge to resolve the concern,

Seat Heater

Southeast Toyota is recalling certain vehicles because the seat heater element may become damaged as a result of compression of the seat cushion. The damaged element could short causing burning of the seat cushion, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will disconnect seat heaters with copper strand elements and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory to correct this concern.

Spare Tire Information Misstated On Tire Plackard

The spare tire size and air pressure may be misstated on the tire placard sticker located on the vehicle. This can lead to improper air being inflated in the spare tire, which could result in tire failure. Owners can install replacement stickers as mailed to them, or seek the assistance of a dealer free of charge to resolve the concern.

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