2007 through Late 2013 Model Year FJ Cruiser Vehicles Access Door Inner Panel Seat Belt
The retractors for the front driver and passenger seat belts are mounted in the access door panels of the vehicle. Due to insufficient strength of the access door panel, cracks could develop in the panel if the access door is repeatedly and forcefully closed over an extended period of time. If cracks occur in the panel around the lower retractor anchor, the seat belt retractor could become detached, which could increase the risk of injury to an occupant in the event of a crash.
Toyota dealers will perform an inspection and install reinforcement brackets on both access doors at NO CHARGE to the vehicle owner. Based upon the inspection, in limited cases, the seat belt retractor(s) and/or access door(s) may be replaced.
There are approximately 209,000 vehicles covered by this Safety Recall in the US
Owner Notification Mailing Date:
The owner notification will commence in late May 2013.