When I first started buying my Land Cruiser FJ60's I realized there were factory recalls that are important. Although Toyota won't support and fix the recalls now, some can be easily corrected in already planned repairs.
1. 1981 - 1987 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: STORAGE: TANK ASSEMBLY
High temperatures and loading can create high pressure in the fuel tank. The stress can expand the fuel tank separator weld attachments to the interior of the tank, which can result in cracks and fuel leakage.
SOLUTION: Most tanks will have to be dropped and cleaned at this point anyway. Also,
all new OEM tanks and rebuilding codes fix this problem. To refurbish your tank will cost you about $550 or less. New tanks run between $150 - $450 not including installation.
2. 1981 MODELS ONLY: STEERING: LINKAGES: TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
PROBLEM If a 1981 FJ60 is continuously driven at speeds over 50 mph on rough roads the tie rod may bend and eventually cause failure. This could result in loss of control and cause an accident.
Luckily this was caught in 1981 by Toyota who asked everyone that bought a 1981 Land Cruiser FJ60 to get it fixed at their local dealership at no charge.
3. 1982 -1987 REAR SEAT BELTS
VERY MINOR: The rear seat lap belt may not return to a fully retracted position after use.
OPINION: I say deal with it. Cars never use to have rear seat belts. (Obviously that's a joke). Please make sure your seat belts are working properly since this is an off-road truck!