2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  White, Titanium Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,727 - $17,468
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MPG (up to)
16 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
239
Seats
5

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser If...

Whether you're drawn to it as a comfortable and versatile daily driver, a weekend off-roader or just an expressive way to get from Point A to Point B, you're sure to appreciate how well the 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser does it all.

Toyota FJ Cruiser Models & Trims

chevronDown icon RWD 4dr Auto $14,727 - $17,468
Horsepower: 239 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16, 17 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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Horsepower: 239 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16, 17 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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Horsepower: 239 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16, 17 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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Owner Reviews

4.63
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Best SUV I have ever owned - must have!

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I purchased it new - regular oil changes, one change/purchase new tires, new brakes -normal maintenance - great gas mileage. The best vehicle I have ever owned. Only one large repair - still normal maintenance - the single belt system - flush radiator and ac unit maintenance. It currently has 140, 000 miles and maintains approximately 25 miles to the gallon the highway.

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Why I like my Toyota fj cruiser.

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I love driving, this car feel safe. Only setback would be blind spots and drives a little loud. Mine is a little outdated and I am sure the newer models have improved on this. I still get compliments on the look of the vehicle on a regular basis. I may have to buy another one.

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2008 Toyota fj cruiser trd edition.

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I have not had any major problems with this car. My tie rod broke a couple years ago but that has been the only thing I have had to have fixed other then regular maintenance. It is a very nice car and well built. I would recommend it to anyone for their driving pleasure.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$14,727 - $17,468
$14,727 - $17,468

Horsepower

Horsepower
239 (hp)
239 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.0L DOHC SFI 24
4.0L DOHC SFI 24
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 (in.)
41.9 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.3 (in.)
41.3 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
31.3 (in.)
31.3 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.3 (in.)
40.3 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
- TBD -
- TBD -

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.9 (in.)
105.9 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
41.8 (ft.)
41.8 (ft.)

Length

Length
183.9 (in.)
183.9 (in.)

Width

Width
74.6 (in.)
74.6 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4050 (.lbs)
4290 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
239 (hp)
239 (hp)

Torque

Torque
278 (ft. lbs.)
278 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
500 (.lbs)
500 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
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Standard
Optional
Optional

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19 (gal.)
19 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
18 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

City

City
16 (mpg)
15 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
20 (mpg)
18 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Roof Strength
A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
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Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) brake assist *
  • Driver & front passenger dual stage airbags
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side airbags
  • 1st & 2nd row side curtain air bags
  • 3-point automatic/emergency locking retractor (ALR/ELR) outboard & 2nd row center seatbelts, ELR driver seatbelt
  • Driver & front passenger seatbelt pretensioners w/force limiters
  • Child restraint system (CRS) top tether anchors & ISO-FIX lower anchor points
  • Vehicle stability control (VSC) *
  • Traction control *
  • Side-impact door beams

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (10)

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Equipment > Other > Labels Aug 3, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 3, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V475000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2008-2014 FJ Cruiser and Tacoma vehicles equipped with accessory wheels and tires installed by Toyota or dealers prior to the vehicle's first sale. The affected vehicles may list incorrect spare tire size and/or cold tire inflation information on the tire placard. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 110, "Tire Selection and Rims for Passenger Cars."
Consequence:
If the spare tire is inflated to the incorrect pressure provided on the placard, tire failure may occur while it is being driven on, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
For the involved vehicles, overlay stickers to correct the tire placard will either be mailed to owners or provided to dealers for placement over the incorrect information on the placard. The recall is expected to begin in September 2014. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
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Equipment > Other > Labels Oct 1, 2009
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 1, 2009
NHTSA Campaign:
10V036000
Summary:
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2009 SIENNA PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
Consequence:
A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION (ADDENDUM) LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-954-420-2000.
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Equipment Sep 2, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 2, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10E043000
Summary:
MARATHON IS RECALLING CERTAIN SEAT COVERS, BRAND SUPERHIDES WITH PART NUMBERS 593, 594, 578, 960, 228, 228-09, 267-08, 333, 625, AND 630, SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE SEAT COVERS ARE MADE OF HEAVIER THREAD AND ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH SEATS CONTAINING SIDE AIRBAGS. THE HEAVIER SEAT COVER COULD INTERFERE WITH FULL DEPLOYMENT OF THE AIRBAG IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.
Consequence:
AN IMPROPERLY DEPLOYED AIRBAG COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY.
Remedy:
MARATHON WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND REPLACE THE SEAT COVER FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MARATHON AT 1-800-735-2769.
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Seat Belts Mar 15, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 15, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V098000
Summary:
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2007 through 2013 FJ Cruiser passenger vehicles. The retractors for the front driver and passenger seat belts are mounted in the access door (rear door) panels of the vehicle. Due to insufficient strength of the access door panel, cracks may develop in the panel if the access door is repeatedly and forcefully closed over an extended period of time.
Consequence:
If cracks occur in the panel around the lower retractor anchor, the seat belt retractor could become detached, which could increase the risk of injury to an occupant in the event of a crash.
Remedy:
The safety recall began on June 6, 2013. Toyota will mail an interim letter to owners late in April 2013. Remedy notifications to the owners for the repair will begin in late May 2013. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
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Tires > Pressure Monitoring And Regulating Systems Mar 4, 2011
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 4, 2011
NHTSA Campaign:
11V148000
Summary:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 THROUGH 2011 FJ CRUISER, LAND CRUISER, TACOMA, SEQUOIA AND TUNDRA VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 138, "TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)." THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEMS WERE NOT RE-CALIBRATED CORRECTLY AND THEREFORE DO NOT START ILLUMINATING THE LOW TIRE PRESSURE WARNING TELLTALE AT THE REQUIRED MINIMUM ACTIVATION PRESSURE
Consequence:
FAILURE TO WARN OF TIRE DEFLATIONS IS A NON-COMPLIANCE WITH FMVSS 138 AND COULD LEAD TO TIRE FAILURE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL RE-INITIALIZE THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
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Exterior Lighting Apr 25, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 25, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V163000
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."
Consequence:
Light intensities above the maximum allowable limit could cause increased glare for oncoming traffic and increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
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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Equipment Oct 17, 2012
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 17, 2012
NHTSA Campaign:
12E046000
Summary:
Toyota is recalling certain Toyota Racing Development (TRD) brake kits, P/N PTR09-35070, and TRD High-Performance brake kits, P/N PTR09-35100, installed by Toyota vehicle processing centers and sold by Toyota dealers as an optional accessory for model year 2007 through 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser vehicles. The subject TRD brake kit is specifically designed for the front wheels of 2007-2012 model year FJ Cruiser vehicles. Due to the shape of the outer brake tube of the brake kit, the clearance between the outer brake tube and a TRD 16 inch 6-spoke alloy wheel is minimal. If wheel balance weights are installed in an incorrect location, there is a possibility that the outer brake tube could be damaged due to interference with the balance weight, and brake fluid could leak from the damaged tube.
Consequence:
If a brake tube becomes damaged and leaks fluid, it may result in increased stopping distances, and in some cases, loss of vehicle front braking performance, which could increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
All known owners of 2007-2012 model year FJ Cruiser vehicles will be notified by first class mail. If the vehicle is equipped with one of the TRD brake kits, the brake caliper outer brake tube will be replaced with a newly designed one at no charge. During this service, if necessary, the dealer will make wheel balance adjustments. This remedy will be performed even if the vehicle has original equipment 16 inch or 17 inch wheels or TRD 16 inch Beadlock ring type wheels, which are not affected by the condition, to assure sufficient clearance in the event wheels are changed at a later time. Notification to owners will begin in mid-November 2012. Owners may contact Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.
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Seats Jun 2, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 2, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V396000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain 2005-2011 4Runner, Highlander, Sequoia, and Sienna, 2005-2010 Avalon and Tundra, 2006-2008 Camry Solara, 2006-2010 Highlander hybrid, 2006-2011 Rav4 and Tacoma, 2007-2010 FJ Cruiser, 2007-2011 Camry hybrid, 2009-2010 Venza, 2010-2012 Prius, 1988-1990 and 2005-2010 Camry, and 1989 and 2009-2010 Corolla vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters with a copper strand heating element. The electrical wiring in the seat heaters may be damaged when the seat cushion is compressed.
Consequence:
If damaged, the copper strand heating element may short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the seat heaters, free of charge, and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory. The recall began on July 14, 2016. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET number for this recall is SET16B.
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Seats Nov 19, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 19, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V743000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Prius and Corolla, 2009-2011 Venza, 2006-2010 Avalon, 2007-2010 FJ Cruiser, 2005-2011 Sienna and Sequoia, 2006-2011 Tacoma 4x2 and 4x4, Camry, Highlander, Tundra 4x2 and 4x4, and 2007-2011 Rav4 and 4Runner. The affected vehicles may experience compression of the seat cushion which may damage the seat heater wiring.
Consequence:
Damage to the seat heater wiring could cause the wires to short, increasing the risk of the seat burning and causing personal injury to the occupant.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the heaters with copper strand heating elements and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory, free of charge. The recall is expected to began in January 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226.
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Equipment > Other > Labels Jan 26, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 26, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10V035000
Summary:
GULF STATES TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
Consequence:
THIS DOES NOT MEET THE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CERTIFICATION LABEL, THE TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION LABEL, AND THE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION (ADDENDUM) LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. DEALERS WILL ALSO CORRECT THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GULF STATES TOYOTA AT 713-580-3300.

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