Toyota FJ Cruiser:  Brake Lights Not Working Diagnosis

Brake lights are one of the most critical safety features that your Toyota FJ Cruiser has.  They let other drivers know when you are slowing down, and that they need to slow down too.  If your brake lights aren’t working, you’re way more likely to get rear ended than normal.  The good news is that … Read more

Toyota FJ Cruiser Dies After Starting Diagnosis

It can be very disconcerting if your Toyota FJ Cruiser is starting and then dies.  It is most likely caused by some type of issue with the electrical or fuel system.  But, there can be other causes as well. Your FJ Cruiser’s engine needs 3 things constantly and in the proper proportion to keep running. … Read more

Toyota FJ Cruiser: Shaking When Accelerating → Diagnosis

One of the more common issues that can occur is a vehicle that shakes when accelerating.  If your Toyota FJ Cruiser is shaking when accelerating, it’s something that should not be ignored.  While the vibration can be annoying, it is often indicative of a serious problem.   Speed Matters Vehicle speed matters when you feel … Read more

Toyota FJ Cruiser:  Lifter Ticking Diagnosis

One of the most annoying things that you can coming from under the hood of your Toyota FJ Cruiser is a ticking lifter.  The ticking noise makes it sound like the engine is going to give up the ghost at any time.  There are a few things that can cause a lifter to tick, such … Read more

Toyota FJ Cruiser:  VSC Light Meaning + Diagnosis

The VSC (Vehicle Stability Control) system is a traction/stability control system designed by Toyota and is used on all of their modern cars and trucks, including the FJ Cruiser.  Like any other electronics system in a vehicle, it can malfunction.  We’ll go over how the VSC system works and what can cause it to malfunction … Read more