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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2008 Toyota Camry engine problems

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2008 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #1

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

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