TOYOTA VOLUNTARILY RECALLS CERTAIN FJ CRUISERS 2007-2013 MODEL
(The following is a reformatted version of a press release issued by Toyota and obtained at pressroom.toyota.com)
March 15, 2013
Toyota Announces Voluntary Safety Recall of Certain 2007 through 2013 Model Year FJ Cruiser Vehicles
TORRANCE, Calif., March 15, 2013 - Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS), will conduct a safety recall involving approximately 209,000 FJ Cruiser vehicles.
The seatbelt retractors for the driver and front passenger seat belts are mounted in the rear doors (access doors) of the vehicle. Due to insufficient strength of the rear door panel, cracks may develop over an extended period of time if the rear door is repeatedly and forcefully closed. If cracks occur in the panel around the lower seatbelt retractor anchor, the seatbelt retractor may become detached.
No accidents or injuries have been reported for this condition.
Owners of vehicles covered by this safety recalls will receive an owner notification letter via first class mail starting in the near future. Any authorized Toyota dealer will perform this recall at no charge to the vehicle owner.
Detailed information is available to customers at www.toyota.com/recall and the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.
Media Contacts: Vehicle Safety and Quality Communications Brian R. Lyons (310) 468-2552 Cindy Knight (310) 468-2170 John Hanson (310) 468-4718
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Media Line (310) 468-5297