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:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,313 miles

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2008 Toyota Camry windows / windshield problems

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2008 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 3 of 9)

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problem #139

Jun 132011

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles


I have had to replace the passenger side sunvisor 6 months ago, now I have to replace the drivers side sunvisor. They dropped down and will not stay back up. It is causing vision impairment while driving. I eventually had to remove the drivers side sunvisor in order to see while I am driving. Apparently, this is a major problem with several other Toyota Camry owners. It would be great if you could investigate the complaints. Thanks for your time.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #138

Jul 122011


  • 63,000 miles
Sun visor dropped down while driving and will not stay back up, causing visual impairment while driving. I had to take out the visor in order to see while driving.

- Methuen, MA, USA

problem #137

Jan 102012

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
Driver side sun visor would not stay up/closed. Had vehicle repaired. Four months later passenger side sun visor had same problem. There is a vision problem with the visor not being able to be closed. Two sun visor problems within months of each other.

- Huntersville, NC, USA

problem #136

Mar 052011


  • 48,000 miles


At 48000 miles the passenger side visor started free rotation (up and down) and free swing (side to side). Had to remove visor. At 56600 mile the driver side visor had same problem. Visor did not stay in up position plus it started moving side to side. Had to remove visor at 56600 miles to prevent accident. This problem seems to be wide spread with the 2008 Camry.

- Saint Johns, FL, USA

problem #135

Apr 062011


  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the driver side sunvisor fractured and as a result, her visibility of the roadway was limited. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 35,000 and the current mileage was 50,000. Updated 07/06/12

- Senoia, GA, USA

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problem #134

Apr 092012

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
My driver side sun visor will not stay up. It's blocking my view and when I googled I see tons of Toyota drivers since 2007 complaining about the same issue. From what I'm reading it's only a matter of time before the passenger one goes as well. Unfortunately, the driver actually needs to see the road and this breaking is a huge safety issue.

- Colonia, NJ, USA

problem #133

Apr 052012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 73,000 miles


The drivers side sun visor is drooping & would not go up or down & stay in place. I would have to hold it to drive. I had to remove it for safety.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #132

Mar 022012


  • 44,000 miles
Sunvisor on drivers side will not stay up which causes a visibility issue when driving.

- Potomac, MD, USA

problem #131

Mar 052012


  • 45,000 miles
Driver side sun visor dislodged from roof and I tried to put back is just falling back. I am very disappointed from this.

- Valencia, CA, USA

problem #130

Mar 092012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 34,600 miles
The driver side sun visor dropped down all of sudden and it wouldn't stay up and makes the driving difficult. I pulled the car over and removed the sun visor then continued my journey. It is a manufacturing failure, so I suggest this issue be looked into seriously and recalled if necessary as it has a potential to be fatal if it happens.

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

problem #129

Jan 012011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


Both (driver and passenger side) sun visors are defective via disconnect and/or inability to move from windshield view (occurring only 3 years after purchase of vehicle new). Also, vehicles electrical plug outlets also do not work, and have not worked since after 3 years of vehicle purchased new. Searching online, it appears that both items are extremely common for 2007-2008 Toyota Camry owners, with at least thousands pleading for a recall as the fixes are extremely expensive, for an item that does not typically break with normal wear and tear, and is obviously not derived from wear and tear.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #128

Feb 012011


  • 38,000 miles
The driver's side sun visor failed to stay up, impairing the drivers vision at about 38,000 miles, and was replaced for $120. The passenger side sun visor is now failing to stay up at about 50,000 miles, impairing vision. This is a safety hazard and a defect among 2007-2008 Camry's.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #127

Feb 012012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 59,500 miles
Camry 2008 hybrid: Visor slowly dropped down until finally it will not stay up. It obscures visibility and I had to take it down to drive. Now the sun obscures visibility ! when is Toyota going to do something about this hazard ? I can see by the other entries that this is a common problem. The dealership wants $260 just for the part, then labor on top of that. Ridiculous. Before this happened, the floor was wet. The dealership said it was the air conditioner tubes that were blocked. The floor was wet again after the repair. They said it the cause that time was the sun roof tubes being blocked and I would have to pay for that since it was after the warranty. So I did. Had to. Now there is mold under my carpeting. The dealership now wants $1000 to replace the carpet. There were multiple problems with their communication and they were not truthful. I didn't get a customer survey. How convenient for them. This is my first and last Toyota. Going back to Ford.

- Bella Vista, AR, USA

problem #126

Oct 012011

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the sun visor would fall down without warning, blocking the view of the driver. Neither the dealer nor manufacturer were notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 35,000 and the current mileage was 39,000. The consumer stated the speedometer and odometer would act erratic. They would return to normal when the vehicle stopped. Updated 03/08/12 updated04/18/12 the consumer stated he purchased a brand new sun visor from the dealer and had them to install it. Updated 06/04/12

- Oxnard, CA, USA

problem #125

Jul 152011

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
The passenger sunvisor began to hang down slightly and then it dropped all the way down and wouldn't go back up at all. We tried everything to fix it but to no avail. The passenger can't even look forward at certain times of the day due to the sun right in their eyes. Recently, the driver's side sunvisor has now done the same thing. It is hanging down in the view of the driver and causing safety concerns. We have to drive holding it up with our hands just so we can see out of the drivers window to drive. I researched online to see if this has been a problem to other Toyota owners and was astonished at how many complaints there were regarding this problem. When I saw how many other Toyota owners were experiencing the same problem, I decided to file a complaint due to safety concerns for so many.

- Jax, FL, USA

problem #124

Jul 042011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
Drivers side visor was slipping and would not stay up in locked position. I could not see out of the front window because the visor would hang down into my view. I had to rigg something so it would hold it up. (ie duck tape). After unsuccessfully trying to get the visor to stay in the upright position, it broke completely.

- Newburgh, IN, USA

problem #123

Aug 202011

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
In August 2011, I began to have problems with the driver side sun visor. It doesn't stay up in the folded position. At times it would all of the sudden fall open without touching it. The range of motion of the visor became very limited. Even in the down position it would not stay back. This became an issue especially when driving in the direction of bright sunlight. Not being able to position the visor as needed impeded my ability to drive safely.

- Desoto, TX, USA

problem #122

May 012010

Camry 4-cyl

  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry hybrid. The contact stated that the sun visor would not remain in an upright position and was obstructing her view of the roadway. The contact removed the sun visor from the vehicle in order for her to be able to see the roadway. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were notified of the failure, nor was the vehicle diagnosed or repaired. The current mileage is 51,000 and the failure mileage was 49,000. Updated 6/4/12

- Livermore, CA, USA

problem #121

Dec 202011


  • 29,500 miles
The drivers side sun visor will not stay up, impairing visibility. I have been swinging it over to the driver window. This must be a design/quality problem that surely Toyota can correct and replace without cost to the owners. I would like to repair it myself for now until a possible recall could be enacted.

- Willis, VA, USA

problem #120

Aug 122011


  • miles
With less than 18,000 miles on it both sun visors on my 2008 Toyota Camry have broken. In checking one of them I found a broken piece of plastic in it that caused it to fail. I did not have to remove the visors but did use a large binder clip to squeeze them back together so they stay up but cannot put them down in circumstances where I need to use them. If I leave them down my visibility is severely impaired.

- Leland, NC, USA

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