Notes: Beware of the NHTSA complaint data for the 2008 Corolla. It is almost certainly misleading.

The problem with NHTSA data for the 2008 Corolla is that for months on end, the news media repeatedly told the public that several Toyota models have an unintended acceleration defect, & to go to (the NHTSA's website) to file a complaint.

So, the NHTSA received a disproportionate number of complaints about Toyota unintended acceleration issues because of the national news media attention, to the point where now the NHTSA data is unreliable taken in context with any other vehicle that did not receive national news attention. typically receives more complaints per day about vehicles than the NHTSA does, but the news media did not repeatedly say "go to to report your Toyota acceleration problems" like they did about the NHTSA -- so although we have less complaint data than the NHTSA for the 2008 Corolla, our data for the Corolla is a far more statistically accurate representation of the Corolla's reliability than what the NHTSA data shows.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
105,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2008 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 112015


  • 105,000 miles


This is the 2nd time the right front seat passenger window has broken. The break is in the glass due to a design defect in how the power window lift track attaches to the glass. The window is designed with tabs that fit into the lift mechanism. Each time the window breaks, it is the tab that is snapping off on one side of the window. This causes the window to not be operational. If you attempt to lower the window, since it's not supported fully by the track, it will angle out of the vehicle and if you continue to operate the open function it would snap the window. Toyota reimbursed me for the 1st occurrence and they installed a new window. Now it's happened a 2nd time. It would be a safety issue for anyone needing to escape the vehicle in an emergency if the window can not be rolled down. The window has not yet been replaced. The vehicle was parked and the outside temperature was over 45 degrees when the failure occurred the 2nd time.

- Houston, TX, USA

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