Toyota Recalls FJ Cruisers Over Firestarting Issue

2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser 1 photo
Photo: Toyota
The list of Toyota voluntary recalls continue, this time with a more serious problem - possible FJ Cruiser models catching fire.
The recall involves around 13,000 Toyota FJ Cruiser SUVs made between October 2012 to January 2014. It seems that some of them may have been fitted with fuel tubes that can overheat, melt and let the gasoline leak. Five fires related to this issue have been reported, but luckily, no one got hurt.

More than 10,000 affected FJ Cruisers are in the Middle East, 2,500 in Australia while the rest are located in Africa and Panama.

Owners will be notified via telephone or first class mail to return their vehicles to the nearest service, where specialized technicians will replace the fuel tubes for free. Until then, we advise that you keep your FJ Cruiser parked and use it only for emergencies while carrying a fire extinguisher at hand.

Guess that the FJ Cruiser now is the best suited soccer-mom SUV who likes to keep it real, like this one bellow singing “Firestarter” to her daughter before bedtime.

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