(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
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
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