really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,233 miles

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2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 102010

Camry Hybrid

  • 43,200 miles


4.20.2010 sat.930pm dry clear roads 40mph night. Front end hit a residential parked car. Air bags deployed at wheel and knee. It was 75 degrees I had on shorts /sandals.I called 911 emts arrived I was crying with complaints of fire feeling in my legs from the airbag and I went to er complained of fire feeling. Ended up with fractured right pinky area from steering wheel air bag deployment for some reason; I left hospital still with burning feeling in left leg. In er two hours, took xrays found nothing else wrong just severe contusion to both legs. No cuts. Legs were black, red purple from toes to thighs. By time L got home 4 hours from time of mva occurrence. I rested. By Monday I had water like blisters appear on left calf. I popped one as there were a few and another blister grew deeper from that layer.eventually large area approximately 10 in long by 6 inches wide was filled with blisters I gauze wrapped. It. saw doctor wed. Took off gauze from blistered area we were shocked all surface skin & few layers deep gone! eaten away like acid. I am sure 100% airbag powder. Powder soaked in at implosion and ate its way out! I never knew powder in "air" bags. At er no one told me to cleanse legs. Said rest keep legs up. Staff did not know to cleanse affected that come in contact with airbag & skin. Stayed in bed sore for days. Went to wound care doc & skin continued desintegrate April 20 2010 emergency surgery remove necrotic area. Not healing.graft July 2010 not healing.Aug 31 took last bandage off. Huge ugly scar, chunk of calf missing/deformity now. Air bag powder like caustic acid. Many people say they had blisters too. Lawyers too said same. Most people cars are gone before can investigate I still have car until 2/1/2011. I have kept airbags sterile storage. [xxx]..many photos of damage to me & car.put visor caution! I want class suit action against air bag manufacturers. I am ruined. I loved my green Camry hybrid! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Belvidere, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jan 062011

Camry Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
Air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle (2008 Toyota Camry hybrid), was involved in a front end collision which resulted in severe front end damage to the point that doors could not be opened. None of the air bags deployed, including by the knees, even though collision was hard enough to result in the driver hitting the dash with knees. All the officers taking reports along with the various tow truck drivers were shocked to see no air bag deployment due to the force of the collision and severe damage to front of vehicle, engine compartment, and frame.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 152010

Camry Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 10,500 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry hybrid. The contact was sitting at a stop with the brakes depressed. The contact shifted into reverse and the vehicle abnormally accelerated and crashed into a building. The front passenger side of the vehicle was damaged. The contact stated that her neck was bruised from the seat belt when the vehicle jerked forward. The front air bags did not deploy. A police report was available. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileage was 10,500. Updated 12/14/2011 the consumer stated the vehicle accelerated forward with great speed, while the vehicle was in reverse. Updated 04/28/11

- Geneseo, NY, USA

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