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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,854 miles

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2008 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 1 of 5)

problem #85

Jan 222015


  • 90,000 miles


I am having dashboard melting problem in Toyota Camry 2008. It looks like not only me having this problem but it is most likely majority of the people who own the Toyota Camry. It is not only safety hazard when you drive in the sunlight but also bring question on product quality and it's brand name. Toyota should immediately recall and resolve this problem asap.

- Mililani, HI, USA

problem #84

Aug 112014

Camry 6-cyl

  • 1,025,600 miles
Starting in 2012 and increasingly getting worse, the dashboard began to get shiny and very sticky. It appeared to be melting. I first noticed it at night with street lights and headlights creating very bad glare, I thought my eyes were getting bad until I drove another vehicle. It has progressed to the point that it is unsafe to drive in the day time on bright days without something on the dash to block the reflection. It is very sticky to the touch, ants wills will stick to the dashboard and it is easily gouged. I have tried to clean but it did not improve the situation. This is an extreme safety hazard due to the glare during the day significantly limiting visibility. My family members who may drive the car immediately notice the problem when they drive my car and state they did not feel safe without putting a towel or something on the dashboard.

- Tomball, TX, USA

problem #83

May 312011


  • 47,000 miles
I purchased this 2007 car new in late 2006. After about 5 years, the dashboard began to get shiny and very sticky. It appeared to be melting. If you touch it, it is sticky and can easily be gouged. No amount of cleaning is able to resolve the shiny, sticky mess. During the day, the dashboard has so much glare that it is nearly impossible to see out the windshield (car has a grey interior with a light grey dash) without putting a towel or dark sweatshirt on the dash to cover the glare. I have never used any chemical product on the dash. No armor all or other products were ever used. I live in southern Georgia just North of the Florida border now. When I purchased the car, I lived in Massachusetts. I moved to Georgia in 2008 and the problem started in 2011-2012. This is an extreme safety hazard due to the glare during the day significantly limiting visibility. To date, Toyota denies the problem and refuses to assist in resolving what is an obvious manufacturing defect. I have seen hundreds of the same complaints on line and in various internet forums.

- Brunswick, GA, USA

problem #82

Jul 102014


  • 52,000 miles


The dashboard has molten and become shiny. The windshield reflects light from the dashboard that may cause accident due to poor driver's vision.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #81

Nov 212011


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the dashboard melted. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Hahnville, LA, USA

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problem #80

Jan 092012


  • 39,000 miles
Vehicle dash started melting and became reflective. This is hazardous situation. Now it is a stage when driving under sun becomes unbearable and reflection is so bad that it is very difficult to see. Dash is completely melted and being poor design. Dealer said it happens in 1 out of 10 cars.

- Missouri City, TX, USA

problem #79

May 012014

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles


The dashboard has been progressively melting. It is sticky and reflects a glare that presents a safety hazard when driving.

- Saint Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #78

Jan 112010


  • miles
My dash has been sticky two years after I purchased my car. I bought my car brand new in 2008. I took it to the dealership and showed them that this is S defect from the manufacturer, but they refused to replace it. My other car is a Toyota corolla and the dash is not like this. I feel that Toyota needs to do a recall for this. I shouldn't have to come out of my pocket for something that was a defect for these vehicles.

- Haines City, FL, USA

problem #77

Oct 092012


  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that there was an unknown sticky substance on the dashboard that reflected onto the windshield. As a result, the contact's vision was obstructed when driving. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 47,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #76

Nov 012014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
The dashboard is starting to melt and is causing glare on the front windshield while driving. Nothing remedies it and there is question as to whether or not the passenger air bag will deploy properly due to the increased elasticity of the dashboard.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #75

Mar 012014


  • miles


Recall - need the melting dash and resulting glare fixed.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #74

Sep 172014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 76,651 miles
Dashboard is sticky and melting. Other similar Camry's have the same problem. Defective dashboards??

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #73

Jun 022014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
The top of the entire dash is melting causing a very high gloss appearance which makes a glare on the inside of windshield making it difficult to drive at night especially with lights from oncoming traffic glaring of windshield. It also has some glare during the day as you can see the shiny dash reflecting off the inside of windshield. Some days worse than others depending on the temperature or amount the sun has been hitting the top of dash thus melting it more and making it more shiny.

- Richardson, TX, USA

problem #72

Oct 012013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 99,000 miles
The dashboard seems to be melting with sun exposure, it's also very sticky. It causes a bad glare on windshield while driving making it difficult to drive. A recall is urgently needed for safety reasons.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #71

Jul 012014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
My dashboard has "melted" and there is an annoying glare causing a "whiteout" while driving. The dashboard is extremely sticky and when you rub it, the dashboard is removed in little pieces. There is such a glare off the dashboard from the sun that it blocks my ability to see the road clearly at times.

- Winter Park, FL, USA

problem #70

Jul 012011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
My dashboard in my Camry has been melting for some time. I had been told numerous times that there was nothing that I could do about it. Although now it has gotten so bad that I have an awful glare when I drive during the day. This glare is causing me to at times struggle to see. I have had to pull over and even go as far as placing a shirt across my dashboard to block the glare. I worry that the glare might cause me to get in an accident and if I was in an accident would the airbags be able to function correctly if the dashboard has melted?

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

problem #69

Oct 122014

Camry 6-cyl

  • 48,794 miles
The dashboard on my 2008 Camry has become increasingly soft and sticky over the past year. It is sticky to the touch and feels like you are touching the back of some kind of tape. Everything sticks to it and it is extremely hard to clean. This problem has gotten worse over the course of calendar year 2014. My car does stay outside, so probably does get more sun than if it stayed in a garage; however, a dashboard should not start to melt just because a car has been out in the sun. I have put no type of cleaner on the dashboard except for maybe an occasional wipe down with armorall (a product that should not cause this situation). The more the dashboard melts and gets sticky, the more I have noticed a bright glare coming off of it, which I am concerned could cause some visibility issues while driving the car. I kept my previous Toyota for over 10 years, and never had an issue like this. I believe this is a defect with this model car and that Toyota should do the responsible thing and fix/correct this problem for people who are experiencing the same issue.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #68

Jul 012013


  • miles
My 2008 Toyota Camry dashboard is melted and sticky. Its so bad its putting glare on my windshield and I can barely see when driving. This issue is making driving very dangerous. I don't feel safe driving it in the middle of the day when the sun is out because I know my visibility will be limited due to the glare making it unsafe for me and putting other drivers at risk. I have read that it is a common problem on my year/make/model car and I'm hoping something can be done to resolve this matter.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #67

Sep 172014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 104,000 miles
The dashboard on my Camry is melting and pieces are chipping off.

- Riverview, FL, USA

problem #66

Oct 022012


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the driver's side of the dashboard became melted. The contact mentioned that the sunlight would reflect off the sticky surface on the dash board creating a visibility hazard for the driver. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact notified the manufacturer of the problem but no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- North Port, FL, USA

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