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:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,739 miles

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2008 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #20

Jun 012015


  • 86,500 miles


The sun visor became weak and has broken completely. I would Venture to say the visor has less than the average amount of normal wear and tear. The visor itself will not stay up in the proper position nor stay down/back (more flatly adjacent to the windshield). This causes decreased/awkward visibility when driving in general and offers no relief when needed from driving into the sun's path. It is also very distracting (even frustrating) when operating the vehicle.

- Jasper, IN, USA

problem #19

Jul 302015


  • 158,000 miles
While driving, the driver side sun visor began to slowly drop down and eventually fell completely off falling into my face and onto my lap. The visor appears to have broken off at the point where it is held to the car itself. There was no warning it was about to break completely off and fall on my face. When Toyota was called to check to see if it is a know issue, Toyota's response was there is a known issue with my vehicle. Apparently the sun visors are drooping and breaking on select models, causing then to fall off. They advised my vehicle was included in this visor issue. However, there is not a recall. I advised Toyota this is a safety issue. I drive to and from work often driving in the direction of direct sun. Not having a visor is a safety issue. I now am concerned abvout this issue. Toyota's response was this is no longer covered under the vehicle warranty and they will not cover the repair cost. Toyota advised if I wanted to have the issue fixed, I would need to purchase a new one at my cost. This issue is more around safety and supporting the "known issue." I now am at risk of an accident without a working visor due to this known issue which Toyota themselves identified.

- Mount Vernon, NY, USA

problem #18

Jun 052015


  • miles
The dashboard is melting in the heat. It get's sticky and shiny in the heat and reflects a glare on the windshield. You can put your hand on it and it sticks to the dash and you could peal the surface off.

- Royal Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #17

May 222015


  • 44,500 miles


On May 22, 2015, when I got into my car, the sun visor was down. I tried to put it back into its proper place, but it would not stay up. No matter what I tried, it kept flopping down, obstructing the view when driving. If I push it forward toward the front window, I can see better, but still I don't have maximum visibility. It flops back down at times, totally blocking my view of the road and the review mirror. This is a definitely safety hazard and if authorities were aware, I would probably be given a citation for driving an unsafe car. When it flops down and obstructs view of the rear view mirror, the only way I can see what is behind me is by using the side view mirrors which takes longer and, therefore, could easily cause an accident. I find that many others have filed complaints about the sun visor problem, yet Toyota continues to deny responsibility. If this is the way Toyota stands behind their cars, I need to return to Nissan for my next car.

- Altavista, VA, USA

problem #16

Jun 012015


  • 110,000 miles
The sun visor is broken. It occurred through normal use. The cars that were affected by the 2007 to 2011 Camry. Toyota is not standing behind their product.

- Humble , TX, USA

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problem #15

May 042015


  • miles
The ABS and brake light comes on every time after an oil changed my dash board is melting.

- Port Saint Lucie, FL, USA

problem #14

Oct 152014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 43,000 miles


The car is experiencing melting dashboard. The dashboard surface is melting and becoming very sticky.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #13

Oct 102014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
Started smoking, and pulled car to side of road. Then Camry was on fire. The whole engine was on fire. The car is totaled. It is not worth anything. Nothing can be salvaged at all the inside of car was burnt. Now I don't have a car. The insurance might not cover the car.

- Alta, IA, USA

problem #12

Sep 142014


  • 40,996 miles
As I was cleaning the interior of my 2008 Toyota Camry with a clean cloth and started to see some dark stain coming out and when I took a minute to find out, I realized that my dashboard was melting. This is not my first Toyota and this might be the last. I am very disappointed with Toyota right now. They should stand behind their product and fix it. I am not the only one facing this issue.

- Greenacres, FL, USA

problem #11

Aug 012012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
August of 2012, I noticed a sticky residue developing on the dashboard of my 2008 Toyota Camry. I have since tried to cleaning it off, but it is impossible to clean. The problem got worse throughout the year as it started developing a shine on the dashboard causing a glare on the windshield while I drive during the day. This is a real safety issue for me and my family as it makes visibility much more difficult.

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

problem #10

Aug 052013


  • 38,000 miles


Glare from melting dashboard

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #9

Apr 012014

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
I have a 2008 Toyota Camry and noticed several months ago that the dashboard started to have a sticky feeling. I live in West palm beach, fl and within the last few days I noticed an article on the channel 5 news station that had a report on the melting dash in these cars. After reading several complaints from other Camry drivers, I know I'm not the only one. This seems to be a "recall" issue with Toyota and they need to fix it! I've seen the estimates other drivers have received after speaking with Toyota and they seem to charge around $2500 for the replacement of the dashboard; and it's not even the responsibility of the driver! this is a growing problem and Toyota needs to start taking care of it now! I will never buy another Toyota again, regardless of the hype of their everlasting products.

- Loxahatchee, FL, USA

problem #8

Aug 112010

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
Driver side visor lost tension and eventually broke. Visor was dangerously hanging down in direct line of driver sight.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #7

Jul 152011

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
The passenger sunvisor began to hang down slightly and then it dropped all the way down and wouldn't go back up at all. We tried everything to fix it but to no avail. The passenger can't even look forward at certain times of the day due to the sun right in their eyes. Recently, the driver's side sunvisor has now done the same thing. It is hanging down in the view of the driver and causing safety concerns. We have to drive holding it up with our hands just so we can see out of the drivers window to drive. I researched online to see if this has been a problem to other Toyota owners and was astonished at how many complaints there were regarding this problem. When I saw how many other Toyota owners were experiencing the same problem, I decided to file a complaint due to safety concerns for so many.

- Jax, FL, USA

problem #6

Jun 012011


  • 40,000 miles
The sun visor on the driver's side flapped down without being manually released. The visor no longer locks into place and releases randomly while driving. This is a dangerous driving hazard.

- Morton Grove, IL, USA

problem #5

Dec 312009

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
S10 direct reply- letter to the secretary from re support in his efforts to get resolution with Toyota 2008 Toyota Camry. The consumer stated he noticed just after christmas there was paint peeling off the rear bumper. He took the vehicle to a certified auto body shop and was informed the paint repair was poorly done and that most likely the paint shop that was used for the repair didn't use enough uv protection in the paint and the base paint was probably inferior quality. The auto body shop stated, if the uv paint protection was not used in sufficient quantity and quality in a proper manner that after 2 or 3 months in the sun, the color would change. Updated congressional letter 10/27/10. Updated congressional letter 10/29/10

- Cottonwood Heights, UT, USA

problem #4

Jun 192009


  • 28,830 miles
I get Toyota Camry 2008 but I am very unhappy with car that shows up a lot of problem and also I call all the time Toyota customer care experience that should call Toyota customers don't care on the number 1800 that they gaveand now I give up for the service and I want return the car for any Toyota dealer on NY there is any legally law on this country that can help up? thanks for your attention.

- Levittown, NY, USA

problem #3

Feb 202010


  • 12,989 miles
Pulled out of bank drive thru bay. Stopped (to turn left into parking lot way). Pressed gas pedal to jerked, accelerated, and spunout into the parking lot way. Brake and good driving saved me, but this 2008 Camry had just been repaired for recall pedal issue.. issue happened again on 3/15/2010. Similar situation...driving really slow in parking lot. Pressed gas, RPM went up, car hesitated, jumped/accelated, and paused before going to normal speed. Actsl like a transmission shifting issue

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 272010


  • 36,512 miles
My Toyota Camry pedal was in the sticking position and when I went to brake the brakes would not do their job and I couldn't stop until I bumped the car in front of me. Prior to this incident, I had experienced sudden acceleration a few time over the last two and half years with this car, but never any sticking or break failure.

- Rossford, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 192010

(reported on)

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
2008 Toyota Camry. Consumer expresses discontent and comments on recall notice. The consumer stated the ABS was flawed. There was short circuit due to moisture.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

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