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We all love our FJ Cruiser. Fun to drive, fun to mod. The purpose of FJ Cruiser Rusted Frame Owners Unite on Facebook is to connect those of us whose frames are rusting, some even to failure and to be able to tell your story of what Toyota is or is not doing to help. Safety is our priority and we want you to be aware of frame and fuel tank strap rust. Join us for the most up to date information and help preserve our iconic vehicles. Posts must include a picture of the rust but everyone is welcome to join the discussions.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/632711680558455/about/

Even if don't join us on Facebook you can still participate by following the the links below. US residence, if you haven't done so file a safety complaint with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for frame structural rust and or fuel tank strap rust. The NHTSA can force a Toyota recall with enough recorded problems.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...rUknwaBcoKfHqg

IMPORTANT: A link to a petition form below will provide information on your particular FJ to help with a resolution. All US, Canada, and other countries are all welcome to participate.

https://forms.gle/V4MUhMshgM5GgPqs9
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Good luck with your cause.

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I'm curious - in the interest of full disclosure, what is your end-game? A class action lawsuit?
I'd also like to see some evidence of your frame/ fuel tank strap rust.
What preventative measures have you taken to prevent or treat rust?
Have you had any contact with your dealer or Toyota? What was the nature of that contact? What was the outcome?
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I'm curious - in the interest of full disclosure, what is your end-game? A class action lawsuit?
I'd also like to see some evidence of your frame/ fuel tank strap rust.
What preventative measures have you taken to prevent or treat rust?
Have you had any contact with your dealer or Toyota? What was the nature of that contact? What was the outcome?
Our interest is getting a recall simulator to the Tundra's and Tacoma's at whatever level it takes.
There's evidence on our forum and in Toyota USA, it's not an isolated problem. You're not going to see this problem in the desert where a thin layer of anti-corrosion coating is applied.
What type of PM do you suggest since the frames rust from the outside and more importantly inside out. That wasn't an issue with the Tundra and Tacoma recall.
Many of us have already approached the dealerships and discussed the problem with Toyota.

I hope I answered all your questions, keep in mind this is a serious safety problem that has been resolved in other models.

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Perhaps the law suit should be against the inventors of steel, which could be somewhere in Asia Minor, or the Chinese in 400BC or the Romans... or ‘Mother Nature for the moisture content of air...I’m afraid it goes with the territory of vehicle ownership, a few have tried to bypass it but that brought it’s own issues...Delorian, Lotus...and now Tesla. Good luck

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Perhaps the law suit should be against the inventors of steel, which could be somewhere in Asia Minor, or the Chinese in 400BC or the Romans... or ĎMother Nature for the moisture content of air...Iím afraid it goes with the territory of vehicle ownership, a few have tried to bypass it but that brought itís own issues...Delorian, Lotus...and now Tesla. Good luck
I'm not sure what your analogy of steel made in 400BC has to do with today's technology. First the body panels including the floor boards aren't turning into dust. Encapsulating a (decent) steel composition really isn't brain surgery. Constructing a vehicle that turns into a safety problem isn't really a competent way to sell more vehicles.
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I live in some of the crappiest winter conditions, 13 years no issues with rust.
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This thread and the facebook group just prompted me to spray more fluid film on the underside on my truck on lunch break.
on a side note , my wife bought a ford escape hybrid the same time i bought my fj back in 2011 and her car looks immaculate on the underside. ford used to be known for their rust. At least my old f150 was anyway.
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Mikey you're so lucky there's no need for you to even join the discussion.
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