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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
21 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
24 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,552 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Toyota Camry seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

Jan 012012

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles


Front in crash totaled car and air bags did not deploy.

- Lugoff, SC, USA

problem #8

Oct 072011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 83,479 miles
Vehicle overturned hitting both driver and passenger side. Passenger side curtain airbag deployed. Driver side curtain airbag did not deploy. Driver side pillar and body panels had greater damage.

- Midland, GA, USA

problem #7

Dec 132010


  • miles
The power steering system of the 2008 Toyota Camry SE seems to be faulty. The car suddenly shook violently from left to right when my wife reached a speed of 45mph. Then the car drove into a ditch. When she pushed the brakes, the car turned over. The car was totaled, but none of the 6 airbags deployed.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #6

Apr 042010


  • 16,000 miles


Driven on E. fordham road in the bronx, NY the vehicle in front has a sadden stop, I push the brake and no respond on time, so I hit the vehicle in front of me and the air bag no deployed.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #5

Jun 092010


  • 114,000 miles
My 2008 Toyota Camry was struck from behind by a car going roughly 60mph. The force of this hit pushed my front end into the guardrail and back into the car in front of me. My car was totaled. The air bags did not deploy.

- Londonderry, NH, USA

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problem #4

Jun 112009


  • miles
I totaled my 2008 Toyota Camry June 2009. I T-boned a truck as I pulled out from a stop sign entering an intersection. My insurance company totaled the truck as well. The problem is my air bag did not deploy. The ems worker and the insurance adjuster stated that with all the front end damage, the air bag should have deployed. I've been diagnosed with post concussion syndrome. Memory loss, tendonitis etc. For which I am told all time can heal.

- Walterboro, SC, USA

problem #3

Aug 082008


  • 74,000 miles


The contact leased a 2008 Toyota Camry for a taxicab company. A driver ran the red light which caused the contact to strike his vehicle. The approximate speed of impact was 30 mph; however, the air bags did not deploy and the vehicle was destroyed. The bottom part of the seat belt malfunctioned and the seat belt did not secure him during the crash. He sustained major injuries which included a tear in his heart, concussion, and the discs in his neck and back. He notified the manufacturer; however, they offered no assistance. The dealer advised him that the taxicab company purchased the vehicle and sold the parts on it. The current and failure mileages were approximately 74,000.

- Mesquite, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 062008


  • 14,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. While driving 55 mph, the contact rear ended the preceding vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The insurance company stated that the air bags should have deployed and declared the vehicle to be destroyed. The front end was severely damaged and the vehicle was towed from the scene. The contact struck the steering wheel and sustained injuries to the chest, along with breast pain. She was the only occupant in the vehicle wearing a seat belt. A police report was filed. The air bags had not been previously repaired. The failure mileage was 14,000.

- Pittsburg, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 232008


  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. While driving various speeds, the air bag light illuminated. Everytime he started the vehicle, the light would illuminate. Secondly, he noticed that the automatic window on the driver's side would no longer go all the way down when the control was pushed once. He currently has to keep his finger on the button in order for it to go all the way down. The dealer advised him to take the vehicle in for inspection. The manufacturer has not been notified. The current mileage was approximately 2,020 and failure mileage was approximately 2,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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