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:
30,667 miles

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2008 Toyota Camry suspension problems

suspension problem

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2008 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #3

May 232011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 48,000 miles


Front end making rubbing and clicking noise while driving in reverse with the wheel turned; does not happen while driving forward and does not happen when the wheels are straight. I've had it in the service department. Both times they say the noise is coming from the plastic wheel well rubbing. The first time they replaced a bolt and now they have removed one of the covers. While trying to determine where the noise is coming from the front struts were discovered as leaking. I returned the vehicle dealer and explained the struts are leaking and they agreed. When asked if this was normal for a vehicle with only 50,123 miles I was told "it is not common, but not unheard of." This was the exact same answer I was given for my cracked and leaking battery which was discovered the first time I had it in for the noise. I have never had to replaced the struts in a new vehicle before...why should Toyota Camry's be any different" it appears this is a defect the manufacturer does not want to own up to. Wants $850 to replace the front parts only. Who discovered the problem while rotating and balancing my tires, wants $600 to replace the front parts only, but suggests the back be done at the same time for even where on all four sides. How many complaints does it take to get action with regards to a vehicle defect" information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 152010


  • 37,000 miles
Front struts are leaking 40,000 miles of very careful driving in South Florida's paved and pot hole free roads.

- Greenacres, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 012008


  • 7,000 miles
I own a 2008 Toyota Camry and have had a few serious problems that were never recognized by the Toyota dealer which I always serviced the car. They range from small to serious. Front struts seem to be leaking hydraulic fluid, I also complained about a steering problem to the dealer, they inspected the car and told me they found nothing wrong. The steering issue was very apparent, and now has gotten worse. When cornering at low or higher speeds the car seems to skip, and controlling the car gets much more difficult, which becomes a serious safety issue for me. There where service bulletins available for these issues but yet my car was never repaired. Another issue I have noticed has been with braking, the car will vibrate dramatically once brakes are applied. The brakes have been replaced and rotors have been cut 5 months ago. The car has new tires and has been aligned in the past 6 months as requested by the Toyota dealer, yet the steering problems persist. I feel very unsafe driving this car, in back of my mind I feel like something serious might happen every time I get in this car and drive it. I have no confidence driving this car.

- Monrovia, CA, USA

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