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.

4.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,695 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2008 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 242009

Corolla

  • 22,695 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Corolla. While driving 25 mph, the front driver's side tire and rim completely separated from the vehicle. The driver lost control of the vehicle and it spun out of control. The rim was made of aluminum alloy and one of the spokes failed, which caused a chain reaction with the rest of the spokes. As a result, the tire collapsed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but they stated that they did not want to be responsible without even looking at the vehicle. The vehicle has not yet been repaired. The contact believes that the repair should be the manufacturer's responsibility and that a recall should be issued. The VIN was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 22,695.

- Burminham, AL, USA

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