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    Thumbs down FJ cruiser Gearbox problems

    NO PARTS AVAILABLE, WAITING NEARLY 3 MONTHS, NO ANSWER YET !

    My 2011 Fj cruiser started slipping gears auto box . The FJ cruiser was booked in at Halfway Toyota . No Toyota agency in South Africa can repair a Fj gearbox and it was send to Cape Town . I am without the FJ cruiser for nearly 3 months and Toyota cannot confirm when the parts will be available .

    The problems started at 19000km with a hard jerking sound when charging from 1st to 2de gear . We started with replacing the oil and it was fine for 4000km and started again . We replaced the oil again and after 500 km it did the same . The gearbox started shifting at different rev and later on it slipped gears.

    Anybody have any similar problems with FJ Gearbox or availability of Parts ?
    Last edited by Reptile; 2013/04/17 at 06:01 PM. Reason: Changed wording
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reptile View Post
    My Fj cruiser started slipping gears auto box . The FJ cruiser was booked in at Halfway Toyota . No Toyota agency in South Africa can repair a Fj gearbox and it was send to Cape Town . I am without the FJ cruiser for nearly 3 months and Toyota cannot confirm when the parts will be available .

    The problems started at 19000km with a hard jerking sound when charging from 1st to 2de gear . We started with replacing the oil and it was fine for 4000km and started again . We replaced the oil again and after 500 km it did the same . The gearbox started shifting at different rev and later on it slipped gears.

    Anybody have any similar problems ?
    The fact that it has bombed is one thing, s happens, but for me the worrying thing is the fact that it had to be sent to CT and it taken 3 months?? Very strange??!!!
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    AFAIK all Toyota 4x4 5-speed autos use the A750F transmission made by Aisin. This gearbox has been repaired by Autobox in Koedeospoort Pretoria, since the 4.0 Hilux/FT appeared on the market. What's the deal here?

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    A750E
    5 Speed Automatic Transmission
    Applications:
    • 2003 4Runner
    • 2005+ Tacoma (V6)
    • 2007-2011 FJ Cruiser
    A750F

    5 Speed Automatic Transmission(4x4)
    Applications:
    • 2003+ 4Runner (4x4)
    • 2005+ Tacoma (V6 4x4)
    • 2005+ Tundra (4X4)
    • 2009 FJ Cruiser (Canada V6 4x4)
    • 2003-2007 Land Cruiser 100-series (4x4)
    • 2003-2009 GX 470 (4x4)
    • 2003-2007 LX 470 (4x4)
    • 2005- Land Cruiser Prado 3.0 D4D (4x4) European version
    • 2005 - Fortuner 4.0L
    • 2005+ Hilux 4x4 (European Version Only)

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    Interesting, please keep us posted?
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    This is scary !

    Just spoke to Halfway Toyota George , Still no answer on the parts , and they cannot do anything about it , I must speak to customer care , spoke to them and they will come back to me, 2de complaint lodged. Heard Nothing ....

    Spoke to Toyota George and now they are willing to supply new gearbox , but no stock in South Africa. He told me that normally when this happens it mean that the manufacturer of the gearbox somewhere oversea do have parts or a complete gearbox available. ( nearly 3 months )

    Can someone please tell me if this can be true , because then I am definitely selling the FJ Cruiser. What Happens if something break in Botswana or somewhere in Africa ? You are stuck for 3 months plus until manufacturer have stock again.

    Do anybody no anybody that I can contact at Toyota South Africa to try to resolve the issue ?

    I am sure a lot of FJ owners would like to have peace of mind on availability of parts in South Africa.
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    The Gearbox is somewhere in Cape Town and the FJ is in George. Makaira , could you please send me the details of the gearbox manufacturers , would like to contact them and find out if they have parts or a new gearbox available ?

    The vehicle is still under guarantee and they confirmed that I do not need to pay anything! Fault with solenoid that did not open caused all the problems , but to wait 3 months is ridicules.

    Maybe if I can find parts or a new gearbox I can speed up the repair .
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    Yussie I thought waiting over a month for Hyundai spares was a joke. 3 months and for a Toyota! I never would have thought that was possible.

    I smaak that FJ tho...
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    isnt there a recall on FJ cruisers in SA for some or other fault as well? was on wheels 24 last week along with kia and hyundai problems.

    seems like Toyota sa definitely losing the plot and this is one of the reasons I broke away 8 years ago after huge fights and me suing them.
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    Exclamation No parts

    Scary if you bought the FJ Cruiser to tour Africa and no parts are available from the overseas manufacturer!
    2011 Fj cruiser
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    2006 F250 4x4
    2008 Jeep Rubicon
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    Build up Rotory 13B with Ratflo Suspension
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    Angry

    What happened with court case ?

    They must inform people that you are buying a vehicle with limited to now spares available . Isn't disclosure of everything regarding the purchase part of the customer consumer act ?

    I am not a legal guy and do not have the money to sue a giant like toyota SA.
    I am only honest and believe that people must be informed before purchasing a vehicle if parts are no freely available.

    But I never asked , because it is a "Toyota Landcruiser built for Africa" !
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    Default FJ

    we settled on day of court appearance all in my favour....basically bought a lemon of a 3.0kzte that was constantly breaking down...gearbox x 3, manifold warped,2 turbo's,3 diffs and excessive fuel consumption, never less than 17l/100km. No excessive use, boat towing(5.5m gemini with 2 50hp) and beach launching that my defender laughs at...so definitely not a abuse problem that they accused me of...funny that the bakkie still looked new without a scratch on it! this was within 40000km's and 2 years.
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    Exclamation All FJ Cruiser Owners lets stand together !

    I Love my FJ Cruiser.

    I suggest that we ( all FJ Cruisers ) try to force Toyota South Africa to keep a minimum stock on hand of all parts on the vehicles , even if we have to go the legal route. I will sponsor the first day it court , hope it is only one day . First price is if we can get a "suggestion" letter to the MD or CEO of Toyota SA.
    ( anyone know how to reach him )

    This will be a benefit for Toyota as well , if you have security on availability of parts then you will have peace of mind when driving the FJ Cruiser.

    This is only a suggestion , please comment and tell me if I am going way out or if I have support ? Any suggestions welcome 8)
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    I had gearbox issues with my Landcruiser some years ago. Toyota removed it, "fixed" it and bolted it back in. Then it got stuck in 4X4 and would not shift out. Then they "fixed" it again, just to get stuck in 4th gear. After that, I waited six months for a box from Japan.
    Not sure how Toyota thinks I could get my work done without my vehicle. I had to hire vehicles in and Toyota refused to help with costs.
    Good luck having your FJ fixed.

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    @ Reptile - It is a mistery why they don't carry spares for the A750 box since it is shared by the Fortuner/Hilux as well. It would appear that problems on this box is very very rare.

    That solenoid - is it a part outside or inside the gearbox? If outside were you in deep water at some stage?

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    No it is inside the box ! Toyota told me it is not the same box as the prado , hilux or fortuner ? Will ask them again !
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    FJ/Fortuner/Hilux even have exactly the same gear ratios. See attachment.
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    Thx for all the info , will pop in at Toyota later today . If its the same , could it be possible that no gearbox for fortuner , hilux or Fj cruiser is available ?

    Will keep you posted !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reptile View Post
    Thx for all the info , will pop in at Toyota later today . If its the same , could it be possible that no gearbox for fortuner , hilux or Fj cruiser is available ?

    Will keep you posted !
    Give them gas!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agteros View Post
    @ Reptile - It is a mistery why they don't carry spares for the A750 box since it is shared by the Fortuner/Hilux as well. It would appear that problems on this box is very very rare.

    That solenoid - is it a part outside or inside the gearbox? If outside were you in deep water at some stage?

    Don't know where you heard that. Guy I spoke to at Autobox here in Pta told me problems are common and they repair a lot of them sent to them by Toyota (still under guarantee).

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