close RECALL Subject : Front Lamps Exceed Maximum Brightness/FMVSS 108

Report Receipt Date: APR 25, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V163000

Component(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected: 11,489
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Vehicle MakeModelModel Year(s)

TOYOTA FJ CRUISER 2007-2013

Details

Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing

SUMMARY:
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2007-2013 FJ Cruiser vehicles manufactured January 25, 2006 through February 23, 2013 and equipped with a Toyota Auxiliary Driving Lamp Kits mounted to the front bumper. These lamp assemblies include 55 watt bulbs and due to this wattage and mounting angle, 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. Therefore, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

CONSEQUENCE:
Light intensities above the maximum allowable limit could cause increased glare for oncoming traffic and increase the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the 55 watt bulbs with 35 watt bulbs, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late May 2013. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)