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:
49,263 miles

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2008 Toyota Camry suspension problems

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2008 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #26

Feb 112015


  • 34,902 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the front passenger side spring prematurely fractured and then months later, the front drivers side springs prematurely fractured. An independent mechanic repaired the vehicle for the failure that happened twice, on each side in the front. It was mentioned that the metal material might not be structurally sound. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 34,902.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #25

Oct 012015


  • 94,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. While performing routine maintenance on the mechanic, the dealer discovered oil leaking from all four struts. The struts were replaced. Approximately 20,000 miles later, the front strut failed. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 94,000.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #24

Aug 102014


  • 44,000 miles
I bought this Camry 08 last year at 43000 miles on it, when I drive it on the freeway or city road, the front end was bounce exessively and not really stable. After I do the inspection and check the strut, the front right strut need replacement (it's bouncing a lot when I push it down and release). My complaint is why it fail for only 45000 miles". is this suppose to be a recall for replacement". because it involve safety driving. And I read, there 30 complaints already about this suspension.

- Van Nuys, CA, USA

problem #23

Aug 142015


  • 43,000 miles


Front (left) driver side spring is broken near the upper sup.. seems like it broke more because of corrosion than fatigue.

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #22

Apr 112015

Camry 4-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
Front struts need replacement, less than 90,000 miles on the car. Very disappointing.

- North Reading, MA, USA

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problem #21

Apr 282014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 36,902 miles
The right front spring failed. It snapped close to one end, leaving a jagged point. My mechanic said that this could be disastrous if this jagged point came in contact with the tire, especially at highway speed. I contacted Toyota customer service and was told that since the car was out of warranty, they would not help me with any repair. A failure to a part such as this is either a defect, or a gross engineering error.

- Reading, MA, USA

problem #20

Apr 112014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 77,500 miles


Turn corner and hear a big "clunk" and later find a piece fall off my vehicle - stop and find out that it is part of the coil spring. I bring the broken off part into local Toyota dealer and the "service specialist" at the corwin Toyota dealer said - "let me guess, Camry..." I asked why she said Camry- she told me that they only have had issues with Camry coil springs and no other vehicles have had this issue. I asked if there was any warranty or recall on the item and she said "no". my car has only 77,000 miles on it and this is one thing that should not be breaking on a newer car. I would understand it if I were driving through fields / crap roads but I am not. The fact that the lady at the Toyota dealer said that Camry vehicles are the only vehicles that they experience this issues with is also a "red flag" to me! is it another thing that Toyota is aware of (this dealership is aware by the sounds of it) and is ignoring the problem or is it an issue that has yet to be brought up to corporate mechanics/safety specialists...

- Moorhead, MN, USA

problem #19

Oct 012010

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
A noise is coming from the sunroof that sounds like metal against metal when backing out of the drive way or going around a corner or over a bump. I have owned 3 Toyota and I have never been so frustrated as I am with owning this Toyota 2008 Camry. From the beginning the car has had problems with the brakes that cause the steering wheel to shake, the sunvisors falling, the rear wheel bearing to be replaced and now the sunroof. I'm taking time to write this because I want owners of Toyota to be aware of how poorly Toyota is handling these problem. Toyota has stalled taking action so that when the warranty runs out than is the owners responsibility to pay for the repair. Shame on Toyota. Instead of spending so much time in learning how to avoid doing the right thing they should concentrate on doing the responsible thing. Toyota you lost a loyal customer. Sincerely

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #18

Jul 022013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 105,978 miles
I took my 2008 Toyota Camry to wal-mart just to have tire rotated, on 7-2-2013 I was told the tires on the rear were really bad rounded off with bumps on tires, I was told that the rear suspension was bad, and that had caused the belts to brake inside my tires. I had taken my car to scott Toyota in jasper al 1 year before this and had it alignment. I still have my paperwork. I have notice something wrong with the way it handled for a long time. Also the sunroof has leaked like a waterfall ever since I bought it. But Toyota says it's not there problem. It has cost me 4 knew tires and now a full alignment and a rear suspension to be done at a Toyota place. I just hope this car does not cause me to have a accident from the messed up suspension !

- Sulligent, AL, USA

problem #17

May 262013


  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while being inspected, it was found that all four struts were leaking. The private mechanic recommended that the struts be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 54,000.

- University Heights, OH, USA

problem #16

Feb 182013


  • 59,000 miles


I took my car to rotate the tires and they found all 4 struts are leaking. I took it to the dealer and they said the same. Mileage is 59000.

- Chesterfield, MO, USA

problem #15

Feb 182013


  • miles
The front strut is leaking is around 37000 miles.

- Milpitas, CA, USA

problem #14

Dec 192012


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for an unrelated repair when the technician noticed that the front struts were leaking oil. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Wexford, PA, USA

problem #13

Nov 122012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 48,464 miles
Brought my car in to mechanic for routine maintenance and tire rotation. They noticed all 4 struts were leaking and need to be replaced.

- Stoneham, MA, USA

problem #12

Jul 282011


  • 22,385 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the vehicle felt abnormal while driving 40 mph over a bumpy road surface. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed that all four struts failed. The struts were leaking and needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 22,385.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #11

May 112012

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken for a routine oil change and brake inspection when she was advised that all four struts were faulty. The dealer was notified of the failure and advised the contact that the struts were not to the point where they needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 40,000. Updated 07/11/12

- Braintree, MA, USA

problem #10

Jan 102012


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while at the dealer for a routine maintenance, the technician stated that the struts on the front and rear were leaking and would have to be replaced. The contact had not experienced a failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

- Pasadena, CA, USA

problem #9

Feb 012012


  • 35,500 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the shocks were leaking from all four wheels of the vehicle. The dealer and the manufacturer were notified, but denied any assistance with repairs to the vehicle. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 35,500 and the current mileage was 38,000.

- Philidelphia, PA, USA

problem #8

Jul 012011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
Front bumper is too low to road, which causes bumper cover to come into contact with parking space tire stops, which then pops bumper cover loose from holding clips, which causes bumper cover to flap, drag, or come off when going down road. This has happened twice within 8 months.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #7

Aug 182011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 69,000 miles
My mechanic noticed that all 4 struts were leaking when I had my tires rotated. I noticed that my car was very unstable on the road and swaying all over the place. Took the car to my Toyota dealer. They said that the struts were leaking, but according to Toyota extra care, some leakage is normal and the struts were not leaking enough to have them replaced under the warranty. The car continued to get worse and I took it back to a Toyota dealer on 2/14/12. They told me all 4 struts were leaking past the normal amount and should be replaced. They also said the front and real links and bushings should be replaced because the car is all over the road and there is noise from these components. They contacted Toyota extra care who said they needed to send an adjuster out to look at the vehicle. The adjuster said that only 2 struts were leaking enough to be replaced and no other parts needed replacing. He also said he didn't hear the noise. Amazing! extra care has refused to honor the warranty on the other parts because they say they have not failed. The dealer claims they should all be replaced. I think it is absurd that Toyota extra care is standing on a technicality on how much the struts are leaking and will not cover all 4. they are leaving me with an unsafe vehicle. The certified mechanics that have looked at my car all say that once the strut is leaking it should be replaced no question about it. I have read that this is a problem with many Toyota Camry from this year. I paid for the extended warranty and Toyota should do the right thing. Not wait until more parts fail or I have an accident because the suspension is compromised. I will never purchase another Toyota because of this. This is a safety issue that should be taken care of.

- Mohegan Lake, NY, USA

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