The Japanese based automaker Toyota has recently announced a recall for the FJ Cruiser across the United States, because of a problem with the exterior lighting.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 11,489 units of the Toyota FJ Cruiser will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers. The NHTSA says that the 2007-2013 Toyota FJ Cruisers have a problem with the exterior lighting, on the models equipped with the Auxiliary Driving Lamp Kits, mounted on the front bumper.
“These lamp assemblies include 55 watt bulbs and due to this wattage, the combination of the upper beam headlamps plus the auxiliary lamps are too bright and exceed the maximum light output allowed for an upper beam headlamp”, as the NHTSA is saying in its summary of the problem.
The affected Toyota FJ Cruiser vehicles have been produced between the 25th of January, 2006, and the 23rd of February, 2013. Owners and dealers will be affected by Toyota and the 55-watt bulbs will be replaced with 35-watt bulbs, free of charge. The recall should begin in late May, 2013. Meanwhile, owners can contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.