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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

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2008 Toyota Corolla seat belts / air bags problems

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2008 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments (Page 1 of 6)

problem #103

Mar 022016

Corolla

  • miles

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

Takata recall

- Mount Shasta, CA, USA

problem #102

Oct 282016

Corolla

  • 66,000 miles
"takata recall", airbags failed to inflate. Car was in motion and hit a deer on highway and car is now deemed totaled by insurance company adjuster. Recall on this vehicle was taken to Toyota dealer approximately 2 months ago and supposedly taken care of. Fortunately, no one in vehicle was insured. I wonder if there was some faulty instillation or the airbags were even replaced? the car was towed to a salvage location today in St. Louis, mo.

- Norwich, CT, USA

problem #101

May 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #100

Oct 182016

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 received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V128000 (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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #99

Oct 032016

Corolla

  • miles
It has been 6 months since contacting san luis obispo Toyota regarding airbag replacement. Today I called and the part still has not come in. Is this normal?

- Los Osos, CA, USA

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problem #98

Sep 192016

Corolla

  • 91,110 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota corrola. After the vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 16V127000 (air bags), the ABS warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 91,110.

- Maywood, NJ, USA

problem #97

Sep 012016

Corolla 4-cyl

  • miles

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

2005 Toyota Corolla. Consumer writes in regards to faulty airbag problem was not handled within reasonable time frame. Consumer states was never offered compensation for the time frame inconvenience.

- Valencia, CA, USA

problem #96

Mar 032016

Corolla

  • miles
Takata recall: I received my recall notice in March 2016. I have since been waiting for a call for when the parts have arrived. I have not received any calls. It is now September 14th. I'd like to be able to drive my significant other or friends in the front passenger seat. Toyota does not know when the parts will be ready, which I do not understand. This has been a very frustrating process.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #95

Sep 122016

Corolla

  • 90,000 miles
We received a recall regarding the airbag inflator module on March 2, 2016. As of today, Toyota still does not have the parts ready for me. Two months ago, they said the parts would be ready by now, and just today when I called them, they said that the parts will not be ready until another two months. Having a malfunction airbag is a really serious safety issue, and it causes me to be anxious everyday while driving. Toyota has been irresponsible on their end and this issue needs to resolved as soon as possible. I look forward to hearing from you regarding the resolution.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #94

Sep 122016

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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Beaumont, CA, USA

problem #93

Mar 022016

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). The part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer 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.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #92

Mar 032016

Corolla

  • miles
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 contact stated that the manufacturer 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Killen, AL, USA

problem #91

Mar 032016

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 10/18/16 updated 10/27/16.

- East Hampton, MA, USA

problem #90

Aug 302016

Corolla

  • miles
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 contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #89

Jun 182016

Corolla

  • miles
I called a Toyota dealership on June 18, to order parts for a recall. They told me they would call me with 2 to 3 weeks when they arrive, or call me and give me updates as to when they would arrive. Today is August 28, and I have heard nothing. I expected they would call me, so I forgot all about it, but now I'm trying to make sure all my errands are done before school starts tomorrow, and I am just realizing I have had no call, no updates, nothing from them in over 2 months. My registration is due in November, and I work with the dmv, and I know if you do not take care of a recall before your tags are due, you do not get your tags. I don't want to be scrambling in two months for someone to get me my parts. This is utterly ridiculous. I can't drive safely with anyone in my passenger seat because of this, and yet, the dealership takes no heat for this. That's not right at all.

- Glendora, CA, USA

problem #88

Jun 012016

Corolla

  • miles
Takata recall - I received the recall notice in the email with the following instructions, " until the remedy is performed we recommend that you do not operated the vehicle with an occupant in the front passenger seat" I immediately contacted my local dealer who took my all the information they need to complete the recall and the service advisor told me that they will have to order the part and will contact me when it arrives. It has been several months and they still don't have any idea when the part will arrive. I contacted Toyota directly, and they don't have any idea when the part will arrive. I understand the amount of vehicles that are involved in this recall, however this has caused me numerous problems with the inability to put anyone in the passenger side of my car, and I have no idea when the problem will be rectified.

- Stevensville, MD, USA

problem #87

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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Mehoopany, PA, USA

problem #86

Aug 152016

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 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 made aware of the issue. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 09/30/16 the consumer stated the air bags were replaced. Updated 10/04/16.

- Palmyra, VA, USA

problem #85

Jun 102016

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 recall repair was not available. The contact stated that 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.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #84

Aug 092016

Corolla

  • miles
Takata recall - NHTSA recall no. 15V-285 and 16V-127 I called my nearest Toyota dealer to schedule replace of air bag module but the dealer said it would be 6 months before they could do it. They told me they only get two modules a week and there was many people on the wait list. I place my name on the wait list but was not happy. My nearest Toyota dealer is rochester Toyota, 4365 canal place, rochester, mn 55904. I find that a 6 month wait time is way beyond reasonable.

- Rochester, MN, USA

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