2012 – 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser recall
The Toyota FJ Cruiser is an SUV that is loved for its retro styling and off-road capability. Unfortunately, with five reported fires, a recall has been carried out to fix a faulty fuel tube that could overheat, melt and set off a gas leak, on vehicles factory fitted with dual tanks.
An approximate 13,000 FJ’s from around the Middle East, another 2,500 from Australia and a few more from Africa and Panama manufactured between October 2012 and January 2014, are expected to make their way back to their respective service centre’s.
According to a statement issued by Al Futtaim Motors, it said “the fuel system includes a fuel breather tube, connecting the two tanks, that is routed near the exhaust pipe. When the car is in extreme use at high RPM, such as in off-road driving, this could result in fuel leakage which may lead to a potential fire risk”.
Although it is believed that Al Futtaim Motors have begun contacting customers directly to book an appointment to replace the fuel breather tube with a new and modified component, they strongly recommend that customers do not use their vehicles under high RPM while driving at low speeds (off-road driving) until the issue is resolved.
It is worth noting that this recall comes right after the Toyota Prius, RAV4 and Lexus RX350 recall which affected a staggering 2.2 million vehicles globally due to a software glitch.