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CarComplaints.com 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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,313 miles

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2008 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 6 of 9)

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problem #79

Feb 012011

Camry 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2008 Toyota Camry sun visor problems. 1. no known events 2. sun visor both sides fail to lock up, they just hang down, not adjustable. Consequence is my vision is impaired at all times. 3. I have removed the sun visors. Now I have no way to use them when I do need them.

- Kingwood, TX, USA

problem #78

Aug 192011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 37,500 miles
Driver's side sun visor wouldn't go up today. Had to told it up as I drove until I could safely pull over. I had to pull it off as I couldn't safely drive with it flopping around.

- Stoneham, MA, USA

problem #77

Jul 012011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
The sun visor on the drivers side of my 2008 Camry has broken and will not stay in the up position. It caused major impairment to my vision while driving and was very distracting. In order to fix the problem I had to remove the visor completely from the bracket the holds it. Now I have the opposite issue of not having a visor, which can in its own way can make driving difficult. The cost to fix the visor at the dealership was quoted to me as $185.

- Statesville, NC, USA

problem #76

Aug 162011

Camry

  • 77,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated the drivers side sun visor broke and it would not stay up. The dealer was notified and stated there was a kit to replace the visor for $140. There were no recalls or warranties related to the failure. The manufacturer was notified and stated she had to take the vehicle to the dealer in order for them to inspect the failure. The failure mileage was 77,000.

- Stone Mountain , GA, USA

problem #75

Jul 172011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 54,200 miles
Around July 17th or 18th, my driver side visor broke and would not stay up, it was flimsy and I could not see because it was pretty much hanging. When I started to look around it and investigate what happened, I could feel behind it something sticking out. It seems as if the socket holding it in place just broke and in turn made it not stay up. I had to take it down because velcro would not hold it up and I just could not see with it hanging. I have not paid to fix it as it is costly and do not have $200 + to spare for a visor which should clearly have not broken especially since I am still paying for this car. I want this to be fixed by Toyota. I called a Toyota dealership to see if this would be covered under warranty but of course it's not and I've also read blogs in regards to this issue. Apparently driver visors on Toyota's breaking is pretty common.

- Oxnard, CA, USA

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problem #74

Aug 072011

Camry

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated the driver and passenger sun visors would not stay in the up position. The manufacturer was notified and advised him that they were not aware of the failure; however, they would replace them as a good faith. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current miles were 60,000.

- Spartanburg , SC, USA

problem #73

Mar 152011

Camry

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have a 2008 Toyota Camry and the driver's side sun visor broke and was hanging in my line of vision while driving. It would not stay up at all. It is a serious safety hazard. Then, a few weeks later the passenger's side sun visor broke as well. I have read several reports about this issue and Toyota has yet to send out a recall. The visors are $80 each & the service person at the Toyota dealership told me they break due to heat and his dealership is making a lot of money off of them because of the extreme heat in the South. I purchased a driver's side replacement visor, but have not replaced the passenger side one because this issue needs to be addressed by Toyota and because they are so expensive.

- Watauga, TX, USA

problem #72

Aug 052011

Camry

  • 61,423 miles
First my passenger sun visor would not stay in the upright position (the position that its put in when not in use). My brother had it in the downward position to keep the sun out of his eyes and then when he tried to put it back up the coil/spring popped and it just hung down and refused to stay put up. A few days later when I was getting into my car I noticed my driver's side sun visor was now hanging just like the passenger sun visor. I went to put it up and then I heard the coil/spring pop and then the visor completely fell off.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #71

Aug 112011

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
The driver's side sun visor on my 2008 Toyota Camry does not stay up at all. The visor needs to be replaced and I have not yet repaired it.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #70

Jul 102011

Camry

  • 16,000 miles
My wife has a 2008 Toyota Camry. It is out of warranty as of December 2010. She didn't let me know she was having issues with drivers side sunvisor dropping until it was too late. I searched the internet looking for a replacement part and found this is a common problem other owners share. The dealer wants $117 or more for this part. My issue is Toyota knows it's a problem and buying a replacement sunvisor will have the same problem. I had to remove the visor before it cause her to panic when it dropped and have an accident.

- Rosedale, MD, USA

problem #69

Aug 082011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 56,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2008 Toyota Camry le. Driver's side sun visor would not stay up and eventually the inner plastic busted and the visor came completely off the peg that attaches to the roof. Car has 56000 miles.

- Rochester, MN, USA

problem #68

Jun 252011

Camry

  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the drivers side sun visor dropped down on its own and obstructed the field of vision. The sun visor would not stay up in its normal position. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 37,000. The VIN was not available...updated 09/29/11

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #67

Jun 202011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 17,486 miles
The drivers' side sun visor broke and flops down in drivers face. At first it would stay in the holder but eventually started to flop down at any moment, flopping, creating a safety hazard. Toyota dealership wanted $200 parts and labor to repair. I don't have that kind of money to fix a defective part. For safety reasons, I had it removed. The internal mechanism is locked as the only way it would fit in now would be opposite the way it has to be to work. This is a design flaw apparently, the tiny plastic parts cannot withstand the force of the metal parts which results in a failure. This is in a 2008 Camry.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #66

Aug 152010

Camry

  • miles
My mother owns a 2008 Toyota Camry ce and the passenger visor flops down and it does not stay up in place. It happened when more than a year ago when the car merely had 30,000. I did my research online and found this is a common issue with Toyota's. I called the dealer and they told me that its something I need to pay to get fixed. If it is something that is happening to many Toyota and is dangerous because it obstruct the driver view, Toyota should be forced to recall and fixed the issue asap!! it is not right that we have to pay to fix something that is defective from the manufacturer.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #65

Aug 052011

Camry 6-cyl

  • 35,400 miles
In my 2008 Toyota Camry, both sun visors suddenly broke within a few days of each other and now hang straight down. It blocks the drivers vision, and the only way to drive is with one hand holding up the drivers side visor. This is obviously not very safe and of course one can only hold their arm above their head for so long - so no long trips in this car. The Toyota dealer said the car is out of warranty (I bought it new 40 months ago) and charges $130 each to replace them (they can't be repaired). I even have their extended warranty, but the extended warranty company said the visors are excluded, because of the huge number of complaints about them. A quick internet search reveals that a lot of other people have had the same problem.

- Saint Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #64

Jul 172011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 51,139 miles
Sun visor failure on 2008 Toyota Camry SE. Drivers side failed in July 2010 and passenger side failed in July 2011.

- Mcpherson, KS, USA

problem #63

Jul 292011

Camry

  • 50,000 miles
Passenger side sun visor broke on 2008 Toyota Camry.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #62

Jul 262011

Camry

  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated the front drivers side sun visor would not stay up and obstructs her vision while driving. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technicians stated the sun visor unit needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 53,000.

- Fitchburg, WI, USA

problem #61

Jul 282011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated the drivers side sun visor would not stay in the up position. The stated this was a safety issue because the visor falls down and blocks the contacts view. The contact stated it looks like part of the visor was melting. The failure and current mileage was 47,000. Repaired at Toyota dealer and cost me $150. Seems to B a manufacturers error and a safety issue. Updated 09/14/2011 the consumer stated the vehicle was repaired at a cost of $150. Updated 12/0/7/11

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #60

Jul 262011

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • 204,959 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact was driving 60 mph when the front driver side sun visor flipped downward and would not remain in the upright position. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. The failure and current mileages were 204,959. Updated 09/21/11 updated 10/03/11.

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

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