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Toyota FJ Cruiser Parts and Toyota FJ Cruiser Accessories

Toyota FJ Cruiser Facts

  • Aside from the stocky frame, short wheelbase, almost vertical windshield, and headlight and grille assembly, the FJ Cruiser has another significant design cue that is reminiscent of the FJ40-the spelled-out "Toyota" name. Instead of the famous corporate emblem that has been featured on most vehicles, the FJ Cruiser sports the "Toyota" name across the grille just like the Toyota trucks that were manufactured in the past.

  • When the Toyota FJ Cruiser debuted, its bold yet retro style was met with positive reviews from the general public and automotive press. As a result, it was considered by many car enthusiasts as the new Toyota "Halo Car". Coined from the term flagship vehicle, this recognition means that the FJ Cruiser is currently the vehicle line that draws attention to Toyota as an international brand.

  • Aside from the signature production voodoo blue color, the Toyota FJ Cruiser comes in a bevy of factory colors that consumers can choose from: black diamond, sandstorm, titanium metallic, brick, and sun fusion. Unfortunately, when it comes to interior color, interested buyers only have one option-dark charcoal.

  • In 2007, Toyota released a special FJ Cruiser variant-the TRD Special Edition FJ Cruiser. Designed under the Toyota Racing Development (TRD), only 3,200 units of this vehicle model were produced. It was equipped with special TRD badges, BF Goodrich all-terrain tires, and TRD's cat-back exhaust system, and 16-inch wheels with a gun-metal gray finish.

  • Want to know what differentiates the Trail Teams Special Edition Package (TT) from other FJ Cruiser variants? This limited edition version features a tanned paint job called the sandstorm. This color extends to the FJ Cruiser's roof, so unlike the normal models, the TT does not have a white roof. What's more, this special edition line has blacked-out door handles, bumpers, mirrors, and grill assembly.

  • The Toyota FJ Cruiser is what automakers around the world tag as a "retro" vehicle. This is because the FJ Cruiser has modern mechanicals that is coupled to a style that is based on a successful and iconic vehicle line in the past-the FJ40 series of Land Cruisers.

Toyota FJ Cruiser Articles

  • Toyota FJ Cruiser: What to Watch Out for and What to Do When Difficulties Arise

    Launched in 2003 as a concept car, the Toyota FJ Cruiser has come a long way as a retro-style SUV that has superior off-road capabilities. Although its designs were patterned from the iconic FJ40, this vehicle line has managed to make a name for itself through various awards for performance and design. However, despite its success, the FJ Cruiser is still prone to malfunctions that every car owner should know. Listed below are some of the common problems that people may chance upon in case they own or if they are in the market for this SUV.

    Cracking engine bay inner fender aprons

    For the 2007 and early 2008 models of the FJ Cruiser, car owners reported several cases of cracked or bulged fender aprons. Attributed to a design flaw for several Vehicle Identification Numbers, Toyota has resolved the issue by redesigning the FJ Cruiser's fenders starting 2009. With the revamped double layer inner fender, no more complaints were documented for later models.

    Improperly calibrated tire pressure monitoring system

    Due to tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) that were improperly calibrated, Toyota issued a recall and service bulletin for all FJ Cruisers that were manufactured from 2008 to 2011. Based on the report done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the TPMS installed on these FJ Cruisers did not follow the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard #138. Specifically, the monitoring systems only alerted drivers if the tire pressure was already below recommended levels. As a result, car owners were at risk of encountering accidents because of underinflated tires and possible blowouts.

    Blind spots

    Because of its block design, the Toyota FJ Cruiser has too many blind spots on the left and right side mirrors. Also, because of the block-like design, this SUV has an unusually large C-pillar and spare tire location that hinders rear view. As a result, car owners find backing out and driving fast somehow difficult. To solve this issue, Toyota released an optional rearview camera mirror for all FJ Cruisers manufactured 2009 onwards. This optional camera automatically displays your vehicle's rear through a 2.4-inch LCD screen.