CarComplaints.com Notes: Beware of the NHTSA complaint data for the 2008 Corolla. It is almost certainly misleading.

The problem with NHTSA data for the 2008 Corolla is that for months on end, the news media repeatedly told the public that several Toyota models have an unintended acceleration defect, & to go to safercar.gov (the NHTSA's website) to file a complaint.

So, the NHTSA received a disproportionate number of complaints about Toyota unintended acceleration issues because of the national news media attention, to the point where now the NHTSA data is unreliable taken in context with any other vehicle that did not receive national news attention.

CarComplaints.com typically receives more complaints per day about vehicles than the NHTSA does, but the news media did not repeatedly say "go to CarComplaints.com to report your Toyota acceleration problems" like they did about the NHTSA -- so although we have less complaint data than the NHTSA for the 2008 Corolla, our data for the Corolla is a far more statistically accurate representation of the Corolla's reliability than what the NHTSA data shows.

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
68,500 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replacing the water pump fixed it.. (1 reports)
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2008 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 172011

Corolla LE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,500 miles

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

I just don't get it. I was having problems with the radio jumping off station for a few seconds and then fixing itself back. I replaced the water pump and on my way home I realized the radio was fixed. However, it works great now!

- , Savannah, TN, USA

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