Toyota recalling FJ Cruiser due to excessively bright headlights

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Report Receipt Date: APR 25, 2013 NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V163000 Component(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING Potential Number of Units Affected: 11,489
All Products Associated with this Recall 2007-2013 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER
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, 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
Excessively bright lamps may temporarily blind oncoming drivers, increasing 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.
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