1st Generation (2007—2014) FJ Cruiser Problems

FJ Cruiser owners with a 2007—2014 model year have the most problems with the transmission (23%), body (17%), and the engine (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Car Shudders at Around 35-45mph 17 complaints at an average of 104,120 miles in the 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser.
  2. Check Engine Light On 4 complaints at an average of 66,003 miles in the 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser.
  3. Drive Shaft Broke 1 complaints at an average of 105,633 miles in the 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser.

What FJ Cruiser Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Toyota model years.

Watch out for the 2007 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2014 1 4 123 0.4
2013 4 4 134 1.41
2012 3 5 133 1.64
2011 1 7 136 0.27
2010 4 12 125 3.42
2009 0 12 108 0.0
2008 6 11 101 1.51
2007 69 9 100 25.38

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