Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: Much like the 2007 model year, which has a higher number of complaints, owners are reporting that their engines are running out of oil awfully quick. As in, 1 quart every 1,200 miles. Toyota maintains that’s with the “normal” operating range of the 2AZ-FE while owners maintain that’s complete BS.

The issue may be the result of defective piston rings and is the possible target of a class-action lawsuit.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,304 miles

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2008 Toyota Camry accessories - exterior problems

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2008 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #33

Aug 012013

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles


Driver's side sun visor will not stay up, swings down.

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #32

Jul 012013

Camry 6-cyl

  • 72,500 miles
Passenger sun visor fell from it's folded position from ceiling. 2 or 3 days later the visor completely falls off the support arm altogether. Not even in use during either incident. No passenger even in the seat using the visor. 1-2 weeks later the same thing occurs with the driver's visor. This is a known issue with all 2007-2008 Camry's. Toyota has extended the warranty for the sun visors for all Camry's built in the U.S.a., but has elected not to offer this extended warranty to it's owners of the Japanese built models (such as mine). The visors are only available through Toyota for replacement and they ask $230 per visor plus labor for install (over $500 when all is said and done). Upon calling Toyota customer service to ask why they aren't offering the extended warranty for Japanese built models that are having the exact same issue as their american-built counterparts they had no answers for me. They did offer to extend me a one-time credit for $250 in repairs to offset the cost of their inferior product and known problem. This doesn't even cover 50% of the cost of parts and labor to have both of the visors repaired.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #31

Mar 082013


  • 106,255 miles
Driver's side sun visor will not stay up, swings down.

- Eugene, OR, USA

problem #30

Jul 092013


  • miles


Driver side sun visor/shade is not functioning properly. The visor won't stay up, it flops down and is difficult to see to drive. I can see there are numerous complaints on the internet about 2007/2008 Toyota Camry models. It is a driving hazard and should be recalled to replace it.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #29

Jun 102013

Camry 6-cyl

  • 33,500 miles
My driver side sun visor is not functioning and it would not lift back up. It only has 33,000 miles on the car. Searched online and found a lot of complaints about the same problem.

- Duluth, GA, USA

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problem #28

Jun 242013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 33,000 miles
The driver side sun visor has started drooping. The internal tension mechanism of the sun visor no longer holds it in position and now it hangs straight down. When looking at it closer, the visor pulled completely off the metal rod that attaches to the roof.

- Minot, ND, USA

problem #27

Jun 242013


  • 69,000 miles


Sun visor on the driver side has come out of its housing and dangles dangerously in the drivers line of vision. Visor will not go back up nor will it come off the assembly without causing damage to the visor.

- Fishers, IN, USA

problem #26

May 272013


  • miles
The sun visor on the drivers side of the vehicle no longer stays in the "up" position resting against the roof. The visor hangs at dangerous eye level because the spring mechanism to hold the visor in the resting position against the roof is defective. I've researched this issue online and seen several complaints. This is extremely dangerous situation in traffic when the visor suddenly falls and blocks the sight of the driver.

- Flowery Branch, GA, USA

problem #25

Mar 202013

Camry 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
My visor on the driver side was wobbling around and would get in my way of driving numerous times. One day the entire visor finally just fell off and within two weeks my passenger side visor did the same thing. This should be a recall, it impairs your driving when the visor starts malfunctioning and if the sun is out and there is now now visor, the glare could prevent a driver from seeing someone or another vehicle. Toyota needs to step up and cover this issue.

- Harahan, LA, USA

problem #24

Jul 172010

Camry 6-cyl

  • 69,441 miles
Prior to July 17, 2010, the driver's side visor, had loosen up/broke and would not stay in place. This was a hazard and I had to have it replaced. The passenger's side visor began making noise similar to the driver's side when it first started, then the noise was louder. We received a "warranty enhance notice" where Toyota motor sales, U.S.a., Inc. Was informing us about extending the warranty of the visors for a period of 7 years. They also stated that they would reimbursed the owners that had them replaced and we needed to submit a copy of the repair order, proof of payment, and proof of ownership. We submitted the repair order from the Toyota dealer that replaced the driver's side visor which is also proof that the dealer was paid for, and a copy of the registration; no dealer let's you leave without paying or make invoices as a favor for consumers; plus the fact that they are representatives of the manufacturer. Well, to our surprise they wanted a receipt on how this bill was paid. This is a tactic of the manufacturer or the consumer service department to avoid or delay the reimbursement process and to discourage consumers from pursuing their claims. The dealer replaced the other visor at no charge. The driver's side visor is begining to make the same noise as the previous one, not even two years from the time it was replaced.

- Gilroy, CA, USA

problem #23

Mar 132013


  • 82,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the weather stripping that was around the windshield malfunctioned, allowing excessive air and water to leak inside the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer. The dealer advised that the entire windshield needed to be replaced. The contact did not have the windshield replaced. The failure mileage was 82,000.

- Richmond, TX, USA

problem #22

Nov 092012


  • 71,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, the sun visor detached and hung from the housing mechanism, causing the contact's vision to become obscured. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised that he would have to replace the entire visor. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and current mileages were approximately 71,000.

- Lutley, NJ, USA

problem #21

Sep 102012


  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the transmission failed. The contact stated that she was depressing the accelerator pedal but the transmission continued to slip. The contact also stated that the driver's side sun visor was defective and would not remain in an upward position. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for inspection where they stated that the transmission and the visor clip needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and stated that they would cover half of the repair costs. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- Lynnwood, WA, USA

problem #20

Jul 272012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Driver side sun visor support failed while driving. Went to tilt it down and broke loose to a point where it just hangs straight down and swings freely and completely blocking my vision. Had to hold it with one hand until I was safely off the roadway. There is no way it will support itself, so I had to tape or wire it up which makes it useless blocking sun (it's purpose.)

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #19

Aug 232012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
My wife's 2008 Toyota Camry's sun visor has broken under normal use. The visor just flops down, impairing vision while driving; the visor had to be taken down, this should not happen on a car with only 48,000 miles. This happened about August 23, 2012. This is a safety issue, and should be replaced by Toyota for free, not $200+ dollars. I will not pay the dealer fee, so the problem still has not been fixed.

- Bowling Green, KY, USA

problem #18

Aug 132012


  • miles
My visor on the drivers side will not stay in the up position or down against towards the windshield blocking the sun. It seems to be defective. I called Toyota to see how much it cost to replace the part. I was advised $148 for the part. However the previous owner had also had this visor replaced prior to me purchasing the vehicle. This seems to be a big deal with alot of the Toyota visors, but yet there is no recall on this item. I would like to have this issue fixed and not at my expense as this is a safety concern. If you put the visor in the up position against the top of the car, it will continue to fall down in front of my view. If you push it forward towards the window it again will come back towards me. If I were to get into an accident, it is right at my head level and could cause severe injury.

- Glendale Heights, IL, USA

problem #17

Aug 012012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
Last year my passenger side visor went down with no apparent reason. I didn't think about it much, I thought it was a passenger pulled it down too hard, and I replaced it with a used visor from ebay. Last week, my driver side visor broke and went down, so now I have no visor which creates a safety issue. I started looking online about this issue, and I see a lot of people complaining about this. This is definitely a design/manufacturing flaw from Toyota, but I see no recall. I went to the local Toyota dealership yesterday to see what they can do. They almost fixed the issue with no cost, but they said they couldn't order a new one until Toyota issues the recall. Now I have to wait months before they send me a letter.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #16

Aug 032012


  • 50,000 miles
Visor won't stay up in the driver seat it's a driving hazard.

- El Monte, CA, USA

problem #15

Jul 252012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 35,500 miles
Sun visor broke with only 35500 miles on the car. Driving East to work and West home is seriously dangerous without this visor, which was used under normal conditions (flipped down in the morning, up when parked and flipped down again in the evening). It's dangerous enough driving through 2 construction zones in the morning, but now I have to use one hand to shield my eyes due to the grades I drive and location of sun in the sky. This impedes my driving. I found the broken visor hanging useless after work on day and couldn't tape or rig it up so had to pull it off in order to see out the windshield! what would have happened if this broke during rush hour in construction? please do something about this problem. Seems like a simple quality issue that should be fixed or recalled due to potentially dangerous driving situation. Plus it's a $32,000 car and quality should be better than that of a $12,000 car.

- Eureka, MO, USA

problem #14

Jul 162012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Both the left and right sun visor failed. The left sun visor fell in such a position as to block the driver's vision. I had to drive home from work holding the sunvisor up and have now taped it in the up position to prevent it from falling down again. I also had to tape the right sun visor in the up position so as not to block my field of view.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

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