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: 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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
23 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
17 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,701 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2008 Toyota Corolla seat belts / air bags problems

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2008 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments (Page 2 of 6)

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problem #83

Apr 012016

Corolla

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V128000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Glendale, NY, USA

problem #82

Apr 042016

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V127000 (air bags); however, the parts for the recall repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Schuylkill, PA, USA

problem #81

Aug 082016

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V127000 (air bags); however, the part for the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Arcadia, CA, USA

problem #80

Aug 052016

Corolla

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Corolla. The contact recieved notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V127000 (air bags); however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Hannibal, OH, USA

problem #79

May 142016

Corolla

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V127000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Ashkum, IL, USA

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problem #78

Apr 012016

Corolla

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V127000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- West Valley, NY, USA

problem #77

May 232016

Corolla

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V127000 (air bags); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufactuer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available....updated 09/14/16

- Roseville, MN, USA

problem #76

Jul 262016

Corolla

  • miles
I received a remedy notice from Toyota stating that "Toyota has completed parts preparation for vehicles in your geographic area. Please contact any authorized Toyota dealer to schedule and appointment to have this remedy performed as soon as possible". I called today and was told they did not have the part and I would have to be put on a waiting list for at least 4 weeks. They send me a letter telling me they are ready then they tell me to wait"?? and in the meanwhile I am not supposed to have anyone ride on the front passenger seat" ridiculous; obviously no sence of urgency.

- Huntington Park, CA, USA

problem #75

Apr 012016

Corolla

  • miles
Takata recall manufacturer has sent recall notice for airbag replacement but has failed to provide replacement parts. All local dealerships report receiving only a few parts per week and have hundreds of requests for repairs. Manufacturer is repairing at an insufficient rate. Front passenger seat of car is inoperable until repair complete.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #74

Jul 222016

Corolla

  • miles
I received a remedy notice from Toyota stating that "Toyota has completed parts preparation for vehicles in your geographic area. Please contact any authorized Toyota dealer to schedule and appointment to have this remedy performed as soon as possible". when I called the dealer today, they stated that Toyota was only allowing them a few parts per week therefore they would have to order the part and it would be 6 weeks before they received the part. The notice advises that I should not drive the car with a passenger in the front seat until this is fixed. The timeframe does not reflect the urgency of the fix.

- Bedford, NH, USA

problem #73

Jun 082016

Corolla

  • miles

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

We received recall notice, called dealer to schedual repair. Repair dept wanted to know if I had ordered part" why do I have to order part" he dis say he would order and would take about 6-8 weeks. We had to let our grandson take our other vehicle on vacation because of recall. Didn't want him driving with other people in car with passenger airbag maybe not working. Why does it take so long to get a recall part

- Myersville, MD, USA

problem #72

Jul 192016

Corolla

  • miles
Takata recall. I just called broadway toyotai in portland Oregon to see about replacement under the recall. They told me it would take about 20 weeks to get the part. I don't think this is a reasonable time to remedy the defect.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #71

Jun 102016

Corolla

  • miles
I am contacting you in regard to NHTSA Toyota air bag recall no: 15V-285 and 16V-127 I received the safety recall remedy notice in June 2016 which stated ¿Toyota has completed parts preparation for vehicles in your geographic area. ¿have this remedy performed as soon as possible.¿ I contacted the dealer, russell Toyota, and was scheduled an appointment for June 10, 2016. At the appointment, I was told they could not make the repair because they had to see which part was needed and order it. I was told they would contact me when the part came in (fp number: 04006-06102 - air bag assy kit). Which is why I am writing. It has been a month since I took my car to the dealer to repair the recalled defect. When I called for an update, I was told the part had not been received and that they did not know when it would be received. However, the Toyota.com/recall faq site states ¿the owner letters will be mailed in quantities consistent with parts availability and dealer repair capacity, and is expected to complete by June 1, 2016¿ and the notifications referenced above state ¿the repair will take approximately 2 hours.¿ (suggesting the parts are available) therefore, it is reasonable to expect, 1) given I purchased my vehicle from this dealership, a replacement part for my vehicle would be available and 2) 3+ months is an unreasonable amount of time to repair a recall of this severity.

- Gwynn Oak, MD, USA

problem #70

Apr 112016

Corolla

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V127000 (air bags)and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealers that the contact called did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Mansfield, OH, USA

problem #69

Jun 012016

Corolla

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V127000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Olmsted Township, OH, USA

problem #68

Mar 022016

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V127000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution connect.

- Taylor Mill, KY, USA

problem #67

Apr 112016

Corolla

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V285000 (air bags) and 16V127000 (air bags) however, the parts for the recall repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN confirms part not available.

- Bettendorf, IA, USA

problem #66

Jul 112016

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Corolla. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V128000 (air bags) however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced any failures. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #65

Mar 012016

Corolla

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V127000 (air bags) was received in March of 2016. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Monrovia, CA, USA

problem #64

Mar 012016

Corolla

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V127000 (air bags) was received. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Monrovia, CA, USA

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