Toyota is recalling more than 200,000 FJ Cruisers from the 2007 through 2013 model years for the rear door-mounted front seatbelt retractors. Cracks may develop around the panel surrounding the lower seatbelt retractor from repeated forceful closing of the rear doors. Over time, the panel to which the retractor is mounted could develop cracks, and the retractor may become detached.
The Problem: The seatbelt assembly on the Toyota FJ Cruiser is mounted on the rear "suicide" doors to access the back seat. Repeated forceful closing of the rear doors could weaken the lower rear seatbelt anchor and retractor, and could cause it to become detached.
The Fix: Toyota will mail owners a letter notifying them of the recall. Affected or concerned owners are encouraged to call Toyota at 800/331-4331. Toyota dealers will replace the damaged or defective components at no charge. Owners can also call the NHTSA vehicle safety hotline at 888/327-4236.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 209,000 2007-2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser models