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.

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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 9 of 9)

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problem #19

Sep 302010

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles

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

My 2008 Camry was purchased new and after approximately 50,000 miles my drivers side visor began drooping then finally now it will not stay up and is in my line of sight. I have to hold it up as I drive or swing it around to the drivers door so that I can see to drive. I have reported this to the manufacturer as well as my dealership and they are not willing to do anything about it.

- Vincent, AL, USA

problem #18

Jan 272011

Camry

  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the front passenger sun visor would intermittently hang downward and would not remain in the upward position. Within three weeks, the drivers sun visor began to do the same. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where both sun visors were repaired. The failure mileage was 42,000 and the current mileage was 43,000.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #17

Oct 172010

Camry 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Sun visors are defected. Easily broken when placed into use. Could lead to an accident when the visor will not return to up position. They block the view and unable to return them back to up position.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #16

Jun 152009

Camry

  • 35,000 miles

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

Toyota Camry sun visor hinge broken. Visor just hangs in face.

- Franklinton, NC, USA

problem #15

Aug 052008

Camry

  • 10,000 miles
Sun visor failure in 2008 on a 2008 Toyota Camry. Less than six months or 10000 miles of vehicle usage. Contact dealer about failure but could not do anything about it. Called dealership 2 years later and will fix it if vehicle has less than 36000 miles. Delayed tactic makes dealership the winner in this situation. Have been without sun visor since. A tsb on alldata helped me uninstall sunvisor and still have it in my possession. Weak plastic material causes the failure on this item.

- Pinson, AL, USA

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problem #14

May 082008

Camry

  • 64,000 miles
Driver side head visor goes down all the time it came out defective and its always on my way and almost crash couple of times.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #13

Jul 272010

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. While driving at approximately 30 mph the front drivers side sun visor flipped downwards and obstructed the drivers vision. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where he was informed the sun visors were on national back order. It was not repaired. Approximately 2 weeks later the failure recurred on the front passenger side sun visor. The vehicle was again taken to an authorized dealer where he was informed the parts were still on back order. It was not repaired. The failure mileage was 48,000 and the current mileage was 48,355. Updated 12/22/10 updated 12/30/10

- Hueytown, AL, USA

problem #12

Sep 122009

Camry

  • 39,000 miles
Drivers side sun visor won't stay in the up position. It will fall down blocking your view of the road without any warning. This is going to cause an accident.

- Beavercreek, OH, USA

problem #11

Jul 102010

Camry

  • 40,000 miles
My 2008 Toyota Camry sun visors have both fallen down causing a safety issue. I called Toyota but since my I have 40K miles they will not fix it under warranty. Both sun visors fell down at the same time due to no previous impact or stress caused by anyone. Just a faulty product. I did some research on the intranet and this is a common issue with other Toyota models. I have called Toyota customer service center and entered an official complaint. Can your organization assist with this issue? the total out of pocket cost from Toyota is $350. This is causing me poor visibility and can lead to car accident. Tried velcro to fix but it did not hold up.

- Flower Mound, TX, USA

problem #10

Aug 042010

Camry

  • 46,361 miles
2008 le Toyota Camry w/ 46,361 miles, outside of mfg warranty (3yrs or 36K miles). Jorge at autopark says the Toyota extra care platinum extended warranty classifies this part as cosmetic and will not be covered. Advised me to use velcro to keep it up. No events leading up to the failure of driver side sun visor. Driver side sun visor keeps falling down, will not stay up, obstructs my driving. Restricts the driver's view of the road. I have to hold the visor in my left hand and drive with my right hand. This is very inconvenient, hazardous, and dangerous. If I detach the right side of the visor from the clip and move it to the left, I can't see oncoming traffic when I attempt to make a left hand turn unless I re-attach the visor to the clip. This distracts me from focusing on the road. Replacement part cost $105, labor cost $25.

- Fayetteville, AR, USA

problem #9

May 272010

Camry

  • 40,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. While driving at approximately 60 mph, the driver's side sun visor flipped downwards and would not remain in the closed position. The failure would occur intermittently. The dealer advised there was not a recall for the failure and any repairs would be at the contact's expense. In addition, the parts needed to make the repairs were on back order and the dealer could not give an estimated time of when they would become available. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileages were 40,000.

- Bridgewater, NJ, USA

problem #8

Jul 162010

Camry

  • 45,000 miles
2008 Toyota Camry SE sun visor will not stay up. Vanity mirror light, does not function as well. This is a safety issue that has resulted in close calls in the past few days on my way to and from work. Toyota has acknowledged there is an issue and has issued a service bulletin. Toyota limits this to 3 yrs/ 36000 miles and will not fix my vehicle. This is a safety issue and should not have any restrictions. This includes a number of vehicles; perhaps Toyota is waiting for fatal accidents before they issue a safety recall.

- Sylmar, CA, USA

problem #7

Jul 122010

Camry

  • 57,400 miles
Driver's side sun visor failed to retain upright position and will not secure in upright position thus causing limited vision and distraction while driving. I have to hold visor upright and this creates a hazardous driving situation.

- Tooele, UT, USA

problem #6

May 202010

Camry

  • 44,000 miles
The driver sun visor keeps flopping down. It blocks your sight of the highway and when you need it to block the sun it flops down. This is a hazard when driving. The dealer said this is a common problem.

- Amelia Court House, VA, USA

problem #5

Dec 222008

Camry

  • 28 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. While driving at a speed 40 mph the vehicle accelerated on its own without the gas being engaged. The failure occurred everytime the vehicle was driven. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where a padding was placed on the brake. The driver also stated that the visor constantly fell down while the vehicle was driven. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 28. The current mileage was 4380.-ts

- Mattapan, MA, USA

problem #4

Apr 102008

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated while driving 20 mph the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into another vehicle. No one was injured during the crash. The vehicle suffered damage to the entire front end. The contact complained to the dealer about the vehicle surging own its own before the crash numerous times. The dealer performed a diagnostic test and found nothing wrong with the vehicle. The contact also stated the vehicle vibrates when it's idle. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and the dealer did not find a problem through the diagnostic test. The failure mileage was 5,000. Updated 05/20/10. The consumer stated she has to put the gear in neutral in order to decrease the vibration. Updated 09/28/10

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #3

Nov 012009

Camry

  • 35,000 miles
The sun visor on the driver side will not stay in the up position. It hangs down and blocks the drivers view unless it is held up either manually or with the use of something not intended for that use.

- Tioga, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 232008

Camry

  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. While driving various speeds, the air bag light illuminated. Everytime he started the vehicle, the light would illuminate. Secondly, he noticed that the automatic window on the driver's side would no longer go all the way down when the control was pushed once. He currently has to keep his finger on the button in order for it to go all the way down. The dealer advised him to take the vehicle in for inspection. The manufacturer has not been notified. The current mileage was approximately 2,020 and failure mileage was approximately 2,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

May 012008

Camry

  • 300 miles
On a 2008 Toyota Camry I have a reflection of the dashboard that emits itself onto the inside of the windshield. This occurs at most times and is a visual hazard almost blinds the driver. This has not been corrected.

- Gulfport, MS, USA

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