On that basis, the Toyota nameplate tallied 387 recalls -- many of them the same component glitch counted several times. From that, iSeeCars computes that the vehicle averaged 6.1 recalls per trim level through those seven model years, up to Oct. 8, 2014. (That's 387 divided by 9 trims divided by 7 model years).
And from that number, the company estimates that the recalls caused the average FJ Cruiser owner to spend a total of 18.4 hours dealing with recalls.
All of which is a bit statistical, but it serves as a fair reminder: We tend to focus on the calamity and corporate financial impact and marketing fallout of big recalls. But there is also the reality of the harried customer cooling his heels in the dealership service lounge when he has better things to do. Too many of those and there might be a calamity of a different type.