Toyota FJ Cruiser Recalled, Loss of Steering Control Possible
Toyota is recalling about 1,800 FJ Cruisers equipped with an optional Trail Teams Ultimate Edition package, in which the front shock absorbers and springs were replaced at processing centers.
In the affected 2014 model year vehicles, the two bolts that secure the front lower ball joint to the steering knuckle might have been tightened with insufficient torque when the front shock absorbers and springs were replaced during the installation process.
It's possible that one or both bolts could become loose and fall out while driving. If both bolts fall out, the front lower ball joint could detach from the steering knuckle, causing a loss of steering control.
Toyota will notify owners of the recall. Dealers will inspect the torque of the bolts and if the bolts are found to be loose, dealers will retighten them to the proper torque. Dealers will also install any missing bolts.
Owners can contact Toyota at (800) 331-4331 for more information.