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:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,288 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #8

May 072014

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 157,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated while driving approximately 10 mph into a parking lot the vehicle violently jerked forward and accelerated while the brake pedal was engaged. The contact had to apply force to the steering wheel due to the sudden acceleration to no avail. The vehicle surged on an incline, crashed into a fence, and also crashed into a rear sliding door of a house. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained minor injuries and was being treated. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 157,000.

- Rochester, NH, USA

problem #7

Apr 022012


  • miles
2008 Toyota Camry. Consumer states air bags did not deploy during vehicle crash

- Bellows Falls, VT, USA

problem #6

Feb 222011


  • miles
Crashed 2008 Camry going at about 35 miles per hour and airbags did not deploy. The front of my car was extremely damaged and car was total loss.

- Fargo, ND, USA

problem #5

Feb 082010


  • 78,000 miles


I was involved in a car accident on a snowy day, both vehicles were totalled. The 2008 Camry the air bagsfailed to deploy.

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

problem #4

Feb 142008


  • 55,000 miles
Overturned vehicle

- Coatesville, PA, USA

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problem #3

Feb 222010

Camry 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 Toyota Camry with brake failure. Consumer states that the brakes failed while trying to stop. He states the vehicle did not seem to slow down and that the airbags did not deploy. The consumer stated he noticed the ABS did not activate as it was designed. When he applied the brake, he noticed a lack of pulsing. He quickly released his foot from the brake and re-applied pressure to no avail. Consequently, the consumer crashed into the rear of truck. The consumer stated the other vehicle stopped abruptly due to traffic congestion and the roads were slick. The consumers vehicle was deemed totaled by the insurance company.

- Grosse Pointe Park, MI, USA

problem #2

May 052009


  • miles
A head on collision cause an injury to the driver's left arm, neck bruises, shoulder chest, back and back of my head due to the air bag failed to deploy after a strong impact in the front of my vehicle.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 302007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the front passenger side air bag sensor does not work. His wife weighs 100 pounds, but the sensor does not always activate when she is seated in the passenger seat. The dealer stated that the vehicle was designed to sense a greater weight size and nothing could be done to correct the design. The manufacturer agreed with the dealer. The current mileage was 6,500 and failure mileage was 300. Updated 05/19/08 updated 05/19/08

- Naples, FL, USA

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