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2008 Toyota Camry

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2008 Toyota Camry Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because a component of the oxygen sensor stops working. As a result the engine computer is unable to determine the proper ratio of air to fuel for the engine. Replacing the failed oxygen sensor should correct this concern.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The power steering pump and power steering hoses tend to develop leaks, particularly in the V6 models.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Intermittent failure of a purge control valve in the evaporative emission system can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. A failed valve should be replaced to correct this problem.
 

Drive Train -- Verified

Cars equipped with an automatic transmission might experience a hesitation when accelerating. Revised software for the on board computer is available which may correct this problem. Software revisions are commonly most helpful on newer vehicles. once the mileage builds up a worn component could cause similar problems. Whenever major transmission work in performed, the transmission software should be updated as necessary.

Suspension & Steering -- Risala and 6 others

I'm on my 2nd set of tires which are now cupping & feathering on my 08 Camry. I purchased new tires at 17,600 because first set was cupping & feathering. At 17,600 I also purchased lifetime alignment and have kept the car tires rotated, balanced and aligned every 2-3 mos. Tires are now cupping and feathering AGAIN. Toyota checked struts and bearings and they are supposedly fine. All 4 tires wearing the same on inside.

2008 Toyota Camry Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., May 27, 2010

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Southeast Toyota is recalling 2005–2011 models for failing to comply with federal safety standards on tire selection and rims. Affected models were sold without the proper load-carrying capacity modification labels, which may cause the driver to overload the vehicle, increasing the chance of a crash. Dealers will mail the correct labels to the customer or install the label free of charge.

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Body, Interior & Misc., May 27, 2010

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These vehicle were sold without the required load carrying captivity modification label. Dealers will mail the corrected label to vehicle owners. Owners have the option of requesting that the dealer install the label. This recall is expected to begin on May 27, 2010.

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Body, Interior & Misc., December 31, 2009

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Toyota is recalling 2004–2010 models for an accelerator pedal that can get stuck in the wide open position due to problems with the floor mat. This may cause high vehicle speeds that make it difficult to stop the vehicle, which can result in a crash. In order to correct the problem, dealers will replace the pedals, alter the shape of the floor, and/or replace the floor mats. Toyota will also modify software on certain models to ensure that the brake overrides the accelerator in the event that both are applied.

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Body, Interior & Misc., February 5, 2010

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Toyota is recalling 2005–2010 Avalon; 2007–2010 Camry, 2009–2010 Corolla, Corolla Matrix, and Rav4; 2010 Highlander; 2008–2010 Sequoia; and 2007–2010 Tundra models because the sliding surface of the friction lever may become smooth during operation, which can cause condensation. This may cause the accelerator pedal to become harder to depress, slower to return, or to become stuck in a partially depressed position, which can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a reinforcement bar in the accelerator pedal so it will operate smoothly.

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Electrical & Lights, October 10, 2012

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Toyota and General Motors are recalling certain models because the power window master switch assembly in some of these vehicles was built using a less precise process for lubricating the internal components of the switch assembly. Irregularities in this lubrication process may cause the power window master switch assemblies to malfunction and overheat. This could result in the switch melting or possibly catching fire. Dealers will inspect and repair or replace the master window switch as necessary.

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2008 Toyota Camry Questions and Answers

bogeyman, 2008 Toyota Camry, Bowling Green, KY

My 2008 toyota camry has 2 small holes in front end for (I guess a license plate). I want to install this license plate I have, but do I have to drill through these holes first or just buy self-thr...

tmac3t, 2008 Toyota Camry, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Tampa, FL

My gear has been getting stuck in park for about the last 5 months every couple of times I into the car. Then finally last night get into the car and the gear wont move from park what should I do a...

paigiet25, 2008 Toyota Camry, 3.5L V6, Saint Simons Island, GA

My car was slow to start for a couple of days before it just quit starting. My brother tightened the terminals on it, and it ran for a couple more days until it quit again this morning. I still h...

2008car, 2008 Toyota Camry, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Tahlequah, OK

ENGINE BOGGS DOWN REALLY BAD WHEN STARTING OFF AND SLOWING DOWN WHEN THE A/C IS ON. FEELS LIKE THE CAR IS GOING TO STALL.

OopeyEsq, 2008 Toyota Camry, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Mahwah, NJ

My car has 37,500 miles on it (mostly highway miles), and my independent mechanic (STS) said that the struts are leaking. The Toyota dealership said that three of the struts are "Level 5"...

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2008 Toyota Camry Reviews

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2008 Toyota Camry
I bought mine new with 13 miles. Replaced both sunvisors, replaced both brake rotors, seat are not comfortable, cheap interior, now the A/C is not working. Toyota is telling me that the cost to repair it is over $2100 parts & Labor. The car have 16223 miles. No one else will touch it because the condenser is not in a easy place to access.

I owned many Toyotas and I feel for the people having problems with this Camry. This 08 Camry SE is the only toyota I have made in USA and I am having more problems than all of the others combined. The acceleration problem is well known and had dealer fix that as part of massive recall. They shaved the underside of the carpet and maybe replaced the pedal. I noticed an improvement in the automatic shifting after they reprogrammed the ecu. No stalling on turns. The visor is being recalled after I got mine replaced at 20K. Tires replaced at 28K with Continental DSW, very good tires. The front rotors cause a little shudder when braking at high speeds, turned it at 40K and now needs another one at 60K. Brake pads are still good but they say original are hard on rotors so I am going to go with Akebono pro-act. Now it's past warranty, I can't open my seldom used sunroof. The rubber seal is sticking as it tries to go down and in. The sun and waxing probably doomed it.

I bought mine new with less than 300 miles. Drove the 4cyl & 6cyl and got the 6cyl since their wasn't that much difference in mileage. If I fill the tank and set the cruise at 55 got up to 41.1 mpg. Right front tire blew out as soon as I parked at work. Took it to Toyota, was told nothing they could do about it. (had 27,000 miles and just under 3 yrs old). Told me I must have hit something. I'm the only driver and I never hit anything. read out on radio disappears and comes back when you push in on screen. People complain they can't hear me when connected to blue tooth through radio. Heater takes a while to heat up compared to other new vehicles I've had over the years. I'm considering trading it off, it drives great but I'm just not that crazy about it in general. To date it has 34,000 miles on it 5 years later. I have a full size f-150 I drive to work everyday and anymore on the weekends I grab it's keys rather than the toyota. The trucks a 99 with 211,000 miles. Oh i replaced all the junk (my opinion) Michelins with Uniroyal Tiger Paws 70k mile tires. The rides the same and had great experience with a previous vehicle with these tires.

The "Check Engine Light" came on to find out an oxygen-fuel sensor went bad. The car is a 2008 Camry with 20,850 miles on it. I took it to Freehold DCH Toyota and the charged me $600+ dollars for 1 hr worth of time. At less than 21,000 miles the repair should have been free, but $600?? That is a legalized mugging.

Also have a 2008 FJ and the drivers arm rest has cracked. Taking it in today to see if its covered.

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