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 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,672 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Toyota Camry seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 052015


  • 59,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. Upon making a turn, the seat belt warning indicator chimed several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but they were unable to provide a remedy. The oil was routinely maintained, but the pressure continued to be low. There was no warning indicator illuminated when the oil pressure was low. The dealer provided an oil consumption test. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer for further diagnostic testing for longer than three months. The contact stated that the vehicle shook and vibrated and was taken back to the dealer. The dealer diagnosed that the bearings were defective and the engine may need to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 59,000.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #4

Apr 142015


  • 45,360 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the seat belt clasp retainer on the driver side failed to retract from the harness. The failure recurred three times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the seat belt clasp retainer was replaced; however the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 45,360.

- Goldenvalle, MN, USA

problem #3

Dec 262013


  • 92,000 miles
My husband was putting on the passenger side seat belt and it was really loose and failed to retract. We were in the parking lot of wal mart and he had to go without wearing a seat belt due to its failure to work properly.

- Florence , SC, USA

problem #2

May 282013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 49,500 miles
I was unable to insert the driver's seat belt into the latch. Repeated attempts failed. Finally, I was able to latch the belt by first depressing the red latch release button and then inserting the seat belt. Since that time the seat belt will no longer insert unless the red release button is pressed and held during insertion. The vehicle was purchased in November of 2007 and the warranty has expired.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #1

Mar 202008


  • 2,500 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. When the contact attempted to pull the seat belt out for use, it locked at a certain point and could not retract. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was diagnosed by the dealer, but the failure continues. The current mileage was 3,118 and failure mileage was 2,500.

- Ventura, CA, USA

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