Notes: Much like the 2007 model year, which has a higher number of complaints, owners are reporting that their engines are running out of oil awfully quick. As in, 1 quart every 1,200 miles. Toyota maintains that’s with the “normal” operating range of the 2AZ-FE while owners maintain that’s complete BS.

The issue may be the result of defective piston rings and is the possible target of a class-action lawsuit.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,866 miles

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2008 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 182015

Camry 4-cyl

  • 76,464 miles


While driving or idling, brake and ABS light get lit and speedometer is not working, odometer is jumping up and down and heat needle is intermittently going normal/cold. The mileage meter is not working and this all goes away when those lights either reset on their own or some other way not known to me how. While driving, not knowing how fast this vehicle going is very dangerous, I am a female and I drive most so the time during nights and I am very worry if something happens. I went for Toyota service and they mentioned that the root cause of this situation was that I did not bring my car for maintenance with Toyota in the first two years which is not true. I want to know if Toyota is not doing something on this regards, I do not have that quantity of money to correct the situation and they mentioned that if it is not corrected I will have an accident because the brakes will fail.

- Gurabo, PR, USA

problem #3

Oct 012011

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the sun visor would fall down without warning, blocking the view of the driver. Neither the dealer nor manufacturer were notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 35,000 and the current mileage was 39,000. The consumer stated the speedometer and odometer would act erratic. They would return to normal when the vehicle stopped. Updated 03/08/12 updated04/18/12 the consumer stated he purchased a brand new sun visor from the dealer and had them to install it. Updated 06/04/12

- Oxnard, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 032009


  • miles
1) cruise control does not hold set speed when going down steep hills 2) instrument panel lights dim to the point of all most going out, regardless of were the dim control is set. Unable to predict when this will happen. Sometimes they go dark and come back on and other times they may stay off regardless of what I do. I wrote to Toyota on 12/11/2009 concerning these topics and have not received a reply. Another letter will be going out shortly. I am aware of what the manual says on these topics, but do not believe they should be happening. How long have they been building cars? no excuse for these problems.

- Brookfield, VT, USA

problem #1

Jan 162008

(reported on)


  • miles
2008 Toyota Camry instrument panel to bright. Consumer states that the radio on the right of the instrument panel is too bright and it draws your eyes off the road. They also say that the dimmer switch does not dim it enough for it not to be a distraction.

- Lutherville-Timonium, MD, USA

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