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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,108 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2008 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 032011

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 15,000 miles


Failed floor jack. The gear mechanism failed while the car was lifted and caused the car to partially drop. The top of the jack bent and broke but luckily the car did not fall all the way to the ground.

- Ca, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 102009


  • 25,000 miles
Approached stop sign at moderate speed and put on brake. The engine sped up to the point that both feet had to brake hard until engine idled down. Pushing gas made no difference during this time.this has occurred a number of times tw*

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #1

May 102008

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 11,323 miles
Radio is switching stations and randomly jumping stations will not stop and has not yet been replaced.

- Enola, PA, USA

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