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.


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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
300 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2008 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 182008

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles


My 2008 Toyota has a distorted unclear and wavy windshield. It is unsafe. The selling and the servicing dealers must abide by the field service technician who said that it is not a defect because the other new cars on the lot also had wavy windshields. They showed me other cars with distorted windshields right on the lot. They said because they are all distorted, that is not a defect. I disagree. I find it difficult to see clearly out of certain parts of the windshield. It is unsafe. The windshield marking is Toyota lamisafe ap tech M314 AS1 dot376. Toyota will not take this further once the field tech rules.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #1

Oct 022007

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the view through the windshield (ap techno glass dot 376 M314 AS1) is distorted and wavy. The dealer stated that the laminate caused the failure. As of March 17, 2008, the dealer had not repaired the vehicle. They stated that all of the windshields for this year make and model are manufacturer's this way. An auto glass owner inspected the vehicle and stated that the windshield is distorted cloudy and unclear. The failure mileage was 300 and current mileage was 7,700. Updated 04/16/08.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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