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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

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.

4.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,915 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Toyota Corolla transmission problems

transmission problem

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2008 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 012008

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 31,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Corolla. When driving the vehicle in reverse at any speed the contact noticed a loud sound coming from under the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact was informed that the failure could not be duplicated.the failure mileage was not available and the current mileage was 31000. Updated 06/17/10. The consumer stated the vehicle pulled to the right. Updated 06/18/10.

- North Bruswick , NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 052010

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,830 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Corolla. While driving 5 mph in reverse the vehicle would make a loud banging noise. The noise was within the drive train. The contact stated that the failure only occurred in cold weather. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer who was unable to duplicate or diagnose the failure. The contact has requested that a technician with the manufacturer inspect the vehicle to determine the cause of failure. The failure mileage was 22,830. Updated 4/23/10 the consumer stated there was a noise coming from the vehicle while backing up or while in park. The noise only occurred in frigid temperatures. Updated 06/11/10 updated 06/24/10.

- Edison, NJ, USA

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