Owners of 2007 FJ Cruisers may come into your store complaining of a creaking noise from one or both inner door handles. Toyota says the noise occurs when opening the doors, and is due to a poorly designed handle assembly.
Updated handles are available to address the issue. Order part No. 69205-35020-B0 for the right door; part No. 69206-35010-B0 for the left door.
"Factory Fixes" is written by Jim DePalma, a 30-year veteran of the auto repair business who has served stints as a service manager, parts manager and ASE-certified technician. His column provides vehicle manufacturers' authentic factory technical service bulletins (TSBs) that have been condensed for easier reading. Mr. DePalma advises that techs always check with a dealer or repair information system for the latest revisions before starting to work on a vehicle. He can be reached via e-mail at [email protected]