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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 windows / windshield problems

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2008 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 1 of 9)

problem #179

Apr 142014

Camry

  • 28,000 miles

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

Driving on the freeway, I pulled my sun visor down and it flopped in front of me. I had no choice but to pull it off as it wouldn't stay in position, up or down. I wrote to Toyota and they refused to have it repaired, but they offered me a $750 discount on my next Toyota purchase! under the circumstances, I could easily have been in an accident and consider the incident a serious safety hazard. I researched the problem and found there are many such incidents. In fact one site showed hundreds of complaints for the very same thing.

- Pacific Palisadews, CA, USA

problem #178

May 212014

Camry

  • 88,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated while driving approximately 5 mph, the visor fell obstructing the driver's vision as another vehicle crashed into the front driver side of the vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The driver sustained back and leg injuries. The front passenger sustained neck and back injuries. Both, the driver and passenger required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 88,000....updated 12-03-14

- Rockingham, NC, USA

problem #177

Sep 012011

Camry

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the driver and passenger side sun visors separated from the connecting metal piece. The plastic rod that connected to the metal in order to maintain stability was cracked. The driver side sun visor fractured once and the passenger side visor fractured twice. The dealer repaired the vehicle after the first failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired again after the failures recurred. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN and failure mileage were unknown.

- Orange , CA, USA

problem #176

Jul 022014

Camry

  • 25,000 miles

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

On the freeway, I pulled my sun visor down and it "flopped" down and couldn't be put in either the up or down position. In the situation I was in, I had to steer with one hand while holding the visor up out of the way so I could see. I sensed this was not a safe thing to do so I just pulled the visor off completely. I'd had a little difficulty with it not staying in position before but this was much worse. I asked Toyota to fix it, but instead they offered me a $750 discount on my next purchase!!! I told them that one had nothing to do with the other. I also asked them to check on line with ipetitions that had 527 signatures with the same issue.

- Pacific Palisadews, CA, USA

problem #175

Jun 042013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Our family owns a 2004 Toyota Tundra which we love so that made us buy a Camry in 2008 big mistake! ever since I bought this car new in 08' had nothing but mechanical issues and as of date 6 recalls and counting. A month after I purchased the veh they replaced my axle, brakes and then that's when the recalls starting coming in. From my visors falling to now the window recalls. My front dashboard is nasty sticky no matter how I clean it it's gross the sticky won't go away and the arms rests on the driver door and passenger sides are both rotten from the inside their cracked and broken. I don't use arm rests so they shouldn't be! the top ceiling cloth in my car fell down the 4th month I had my vehicle so my father spray glued it (how sad is that!). this was my first car I purchased brand new so going thru this after complaints at the dealership they still didn't do anything. I'm so upset I have no words left to say about this vehicle I'm driving a crap car that's falling apart from the day I purchased it. Thank you Toyota!!!!! unless they take care of my car situation I will never recommend Toyota to anyone nor buy another Toyota it's sad!!!

- Alta Loma, CA, USA

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problem #174

Jul 042011

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
I have 2008 Camry and have had a melting dashboard for few years. This is absolutely a safety issue because the melted surface reflects sunlight onto the windshield making it difficult to see through the glare. In addition the melted dashboard could fuse with the airbag cover and cause it to malfunction. I question what kind of chemicals may be released in the air as well.

- Casselberry, FL, USA

problem #173

Jul 022012

Camry

  • 55,000 miles

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

Dashboard is melting, very sticky and makes a reflexion on the windshield that make it very difficult to drive. Sun visor driver side does not stay up, suddenly fails to work properly causing extremelly dificult time for driving. Both issues put the life of the driver and passengers in danger.

- Homestead, FL, USA

problem #172

May 302014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
The driver's side sun visor dropped down, completely blocking my vision and no longer stays in place making it a permanent safety hazard to the point where the car in no longer drivable. Checking the internet, I found out that this is a widespread problem. However, the dealer tells me that there is no safety recall for this problem.

- Sterling, VA, USA

problem #171

Nov 012013

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
The drivers side visor will not stay up. Very dangerous. My husband is taller and it affects his range ov vision and plus it is annoying. Looked online and see that there have been problems with the visors. I am taking it to a dealer to see if its covered under my warranty, if not, I will contact Toyota directly to correct this very dangerous situation.

- Liberty, NY, USA

problem #170

Aug 252013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 95,900 miles
After 95,000 miles of usage the sun visor has decided to come apart and I'm no longer able to use it to block the sun or store it in a safe manner. Every passing day it seems the visor gets lower and lower until I can no longer see the road correctly. I almost have to drive holding the sun visor up. It doesn't feel safe but I don't yet have the funds to replace it. And even if I did replace it, it's only a matter of time before it happens again from what I've been reading.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #169

Apr 162013

Camry

  • 125,000 miles

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

My sun visors on both sides have messed up and now have both been replaced. My cd player also started messing up earlier this year. It says there's a cd in, but there's not. You can't load a cd or eject it. The service center at the Toyota dealership told me they don't see anything jammed in there and that I would be better off replacing it with an aftermarket stereo system B/C it would be cheaper and they would have to send my car off to have it fixed. Hopefully, I'm not the only one experiencing this problem and a recall will be issued!

- Livingston, LA, USA

problem #168

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 #167

Jun 172013

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
The passenger visor no longer stays in the proper position, it flops. This happened with my drivers side about a year ago. Must be made bad is all I can figure.

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #166

Feb 152012

Camry

  • 40,000 miles
The sun visor on the drivers side will not stay up causing visibility issues, especially for taller drivers. The passengers side is starting to droop too so I know it won't be long before it goes too. Toyota dealership will not replace this and it will cost $150 per side plus tax. This should be a recall, it is a safety hazard.

- Roswell, NM, USA

problem #165

Nov 012012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 81,000 miles
The sun visor on the passenger side will no longer stay in place. It now dangles and blocks the view of the driver.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #164

Nov 232011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Driver side sun visor keeps dropping down. Safety hazard since it obstructs view of the road.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #163

Sep 042012

Camry

  • 74,500 miles
Driver side sun visor will not stay up because I think the clips broke, I understand that this has happened on many other Toyota Camry cars.

- Dunkirk, IN, USA

problem #162

Jul 012011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
While driving (at various speeds) the sunvisor on the driver's side falls down blocking vision via the front windshield. As a safety measure and to prevent an accident I have taped by sunvisor in the up position to ensure in does not fall down. I called Toyota and inquired as to whether there had been a recall and the said no. My only course of action is to pay to have sunvisor changed out.

- Virginia Beach, Ba, VA, USA

problem #161

Jun 112010

Camry 4-cyl

  • 49,875 miles
Sun visor on both driver and passenger side broke and will not stay

- Yuba City, CA, USA

problem #160

Sep 072012

Camry

  • 114,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the passenger and driver's side sun visors failed and would not remain secure in their housing. The contact stated that the failure was caused by defective material. The vehicle was not inspected fro the failure nor repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure and current mileage was 114,000.

- Cartersville , GA, USA

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