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Although the outside styling is very nice and much improved... I am hugely disappointed in my recent purchase of this vehicle 2018 Camry XSE. #1. The car is SO sluggish, Toyota should have given this 4 cylinder a turbo. #2. The suspension is too loose, it's supposed to be slightly better on the XSE but it isn't, it feels very cheap. (The 2018 Honda Civic Touring feels much better). #3. The XSE should come with the better audio package, the radio is awful. Along with not sounding good, it freezes all of the time. I've only had the car for 4 weeks and it freezes at least every other time I'm in the car. Toyota simply said to "wait and hope" there is an update available soon...
If I would have had more time to shop around I would have went with either the Honda Civic Touring because of the great pick-up (from the turbo) and the better stereo, great gas mileage. The VW Passat SEL if the roominess was an issue, the Passat feels the most like a BMW that I used to have. And last the Kia Optima SX if the gas mileage isn't too important. It's still good just not as high as the Camry promises, which I have to say I haven't seen yet. I'm also disappointed in that. It's just a sloppy car within a pretty package. There are other options out there for the same price point. I recommend definitely trying all options and then deciding if the Camry is right for you. I wish I would have had the time to do that before I purchased. I was too focused on the promise of Toyota dependability and great gas mileage and so far I haven't gotten either.
I have always had abnormal engine oil consumption such that I have had to add quarts of oil after 2,000-4,000 driving mileage which has been always far behind oil-filter replacement services at 5,000 miles. Ultimately, in 2016, I took my Camry to a Toyota Center and they suggested to run an engine oil consumption test (which Toyota had offered in a recall due to a manufacturing problem in the engine -- either in pistons or rings, or both). I accepted to run the test, and after the test, the technician confirmed that the test did not show significant engine oil consumption, and they did not fix my car.
This engine oil consumption problem is a Toyota manufacturing fault and must be fixed as soon as possible by Toyota at any time without any deadline. Toyota announced 2008 Camrys have this problem, and the problem is there in all 2008 Camry cars not only in diagnosed cars. Technicians may make mistakes in running the test; however, the manufactured pieces (piston and/or ring in my case) are all faulty in all 2008 Camrys. Requesting to run a test is not reasonable at all for a car type that is legitimately proven by the manufacturer or numerous customers to possess a faulty piece or pieces.
I called the Toyota Customer Services North America during the past several days (February 24 and 26, 2018) and talked to several ranking customer services agents up to a supervisor. All of them failed to resolve my issue as I requested them to fix my car manufacturing problem at Toyota expense. All in all, I strongly urge Toyota to fix this issue timelessly before people fall into bigger and far more serious troubles of losing the car engines (and consequent safety issues) and filing numerous lawsuits against Toyota.
Toyota improves the Camry every two years or so. More power and more features. Overall proven again and again, Toyota is the most reliable car make. The Camry and Avalon are their top models.
I bought brand new Toyota Camry 2017. Within 5 months I got ABS light sign and break sign. Took it to local Tracy Toyota dealer. They didn't fix the issue and demanded $150 upfront to diagnose the problem. After 1 week the windshield washer fluid stopped working and took to the dealership again to see different associate and told about the ABS Light. After 4 hours they told me that the parts are out for break and it is not covered by warranty and I will have call my insurance company for claim number and might cost close to 5-6K to fix the issue. Complained to Toyota 800 number nothing happened so far and really disappointed with their attitude. Don't care about loyal customers. Just wanna to squeeze our hard earned money.
218,000 miles since buying it new. I think I got my money's worth. Almost let it go recently, but trying to buy a new or CPO car now is not worth the aggravation. The 2018 Camry have transmission issues. I also have a 2011 Toyota product as well. These will have to do if I have to put up w/ junky sales tactics. Only problem w/ it is the Catalytic converter is throwing a code. No smog testing here, so I can live w/ that on a 17 yo car. I'll keep it until one of us dies.
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My Toyota Camry 2003 seat belt driver side folds on itself and jams. According to the internet that happens a lot with the Toyota Camry. I took the car to the dealer. They unfolded it for free but the same day it happened again. I feel Toyota should change the seatbelt as a recall if they know it happens in particular at a higher rate than other cars.
The oil consumption issue has costs me $100s in the 8 years I have had my 2007 Camry. Constantly adding oil and when I went to Toyota they said the parts to repair the piston issue were on back order indefinitely, say what!!???
Since I owned this 2011 Toyota Camry, I only did normal oil changes, tire replacement, and brake replacement. The vehicle is holding up very very well. It was manufactured with the highest quality parts, and no problems in 140,000 miles so far. It’s still running great.
I've a Camry Hybrid with 86,000 K that is out of warranty & the hybrid battery failed. As a result, it is costing me half the value of the car to replace the battery. Toyota touts the reliability of this battery but any used car buyer should really look elsewhere because low mileage doesn't ensure this battery will fail. I've had this vehicle serviced as per recommended at the dealership & am told there was nothing I could have done to prevent this battery failure. I own another hybrid but will never buy another because of this very costly possibility.
Camry 2016 - The trunk latch broke. My car has 20000 miles. Bought New. The service refused to cover it under warranty, says the car was hit and painted then after seeing original Toyota sticker he changed his mind. Still didn't fixed. It's very annoying to have to pick it up every time I open. Also info system freezes since the car was new. Never been replaced. I love it. I can't wait for the lease to be up. Horrible experience. Be aware.
I purchased my Camry used in 2013. 12,500$. Beautiful car, rode smooth. Since then, the sun has damaged my dash and door panels. There is a recall on dash due to product material being defective. It's as if it's melting. You cannot touch it without your hands sticking to it. If you accidentally hit it with your fingernail. It takes a chunk from the dash. The door panels are caving in due to heat. Any pressure whatsoever causes them to collapse. Also I went down a steep incline and the traction control, engine light and abs lights came on. I had the car checked and it will cost 250.00 to have it fixed. The censor is behind gas tank. Another flaw in product.
My overall opinion is they're beautiful and smooth until they're ten years old and then you have multiple things recalled or needing fixed. I have faithfully maintenance this car. Took well care of it. Pls check online for recalls and respond immediately. I did not receive a notice. When someone told me about the recall I called Gambrel Toyota of Corbin, KY and I am out of luck. Recall has expired. I will never buy another Toyota. Overall junk.
My Camry is 20 years old and with 90000 miles. No rust, dealer serviced. The main cost of this vehicle has been tires. It survived a ten mph front end collision, on ice, into another car, the other car had an expensive bumper repair, our repair was about twenty dollars. The air bag did not fire and thus saved much expense. It is designed to do this. ABS is excellent, brakes and power train fine. One leak in the vac system, repaired for 200 bucks. Muffler shield replaced (rust). Paint looks new. Getting bumpy, since the car is loosened by age.
When the engine gets warm and start driving in low speed from 10-20 mile l hear rattle noise that for my new 2017 Camry. I went to the dealer two time and every time I have told nothing wrong with the car and they refuse to do anything. And the noise still there and car brand new. I submitted complain to Toyota Corp. also they did nothing.
My 2003 Camry drove great until one day it did not! It had 135,000 miles on it. One morning, I noticed a trickle of water coming out from under the engine. I had it towed to my mechanic. It was diagnosed with a blown head gasket cause by stripped engine bolts that caused the coolant to leak out after the engine cooled. Also at that point it began to have an over heating problem. Too expensive to fix the Engine and it had to be replaced with a remanufactured engine. Total cost, I paid over all subsequent repairs was $6,690.00!!
And I only got 2,000 miles out of the REmanufactured engine and it too blew a head gasket. It turned out to be a used engine with the same problem as my old one!!?? (Bought that engine from "Engine world" in Houston Texas) I think Toyota should step up and pay compensation to all the thousands of Toyota owners that have had problems with this unusual engine flaw. Mine lived longer than other Camry's I have seen on other website with a similar problem, but still 135k is unusually short engine life that the manufacturer should be responsible for fixing.
I own a 2007 Toyota Camry. Last year I went to Toyota because my car was consuming a lot of oil, my mechanic told me that he heard there was a recall on this vehicles because of this same issue. I went to Toyota to inquire about it and I was told there was no recall on my vehicle engine, but there was one on my vehicle dash and it was changed. Last week I notice my car pistons were making a weird noise, I stop and check the oil levels and found out there was missing oil but there was no leak. I put some oil and went to Toyota and I was told my car warranty expired last year and I was 3,000 miles over the limit as per their warranty. I was told to call next day to speak with a manager since I was there last year and nobody checked my car oil about this issue to see if a test was allowed.
Yesterday I was on my way to work 2 am and my car suddenly stopped. I thank God there was no cars at that time otherwise who knows what would happen to me. I towed my car to the nearest mechanic shop and they told me the engine locked and have to be replaced. I already missed 2 day in my new job to wait my time going to the Toyota trying to get them fix my car engine. And their answer was NO. They fail to check on my car when it was there getting the dash fix and they fail to explain or communicate with a customer about the manufacturer issue with the 2007 Camry engine pistons. I requested Toyota to do an inspection on my car on 06/12/17 and on 06/19/17 my car engine broke down, this could be avoided.
I have been a Toyota owner for decades. My current car, an '07 Camry Solara convertible, I noticed last year that the dashboard was sticky. I figured maybe something got spilled on it. I tried but it would not clean off. A couple of weeks ago my son in law tells me that they had gotten a letter from Toyota regarding the dashboards and were replacing them because they were melting. I realized that this is what was happening to mine. I called the local dealer, Sun Toyota, yesterday, June 1, 2017. They look up my VIN and say yes, it qualified for the fix but it expired May 31, 2017, Sorry! I called the Toyota regional division. Same story, Sorry! They say they mailed out notices. Well, I never got a notice or I would have had it fixed. So it's 1 day out of the fix it free period, which I was never notified about, and they refuse to fix it, even though they realized it was a problem with their product. Not what I call good customer service.
This is the worst car and dealership I've ever had and experienced. I have had the car for nine months with 9,500 miles on it. There have been consistent electrical issues with the car such as the gas mileage dropping. When I first got it, I was averaging 380-390 miles per tank. I took it to the dealership and they could find "nothing wrong" with it. Recently it dropped to around 330 per tank and was driving approximately the same every week. When I brought it back in (mind you, I live 80 miles away round trip) they decided to reset the computer and it seems to be working. However it's only been a week.
Now the check electrical component sign is showing up when I only turn on the car and not start it. Plus, when my phone connects to the radio, every time it starts on repeat. For a car having this many electrical issues, that is only 9 months old and with under 10,000 miles is totally and completely unacceptable. I've contacted an attorney and have a case for lemon law. I plan on asking for a full refund and am going to buy a Honda.
I have a 2007 Camry with 125,000 miles. It is impeccably cared for. Has new front and back brakes, new rotors, new battery and new tires. The problem is that the ABS brake actuator has gone bad and has to be replaced at a cost of $2500!!! When driving at modest speeds on normal roads, the brake and ABS lights come on and the speedometer drops to 0 even though I am driving. The dashboard acts crazy. I am NOT using any brakes at the time, and I have never needed to use the ABS brakes. I don't know what is going on!!! This happens off and on, for no apparent reason. I have read the same complaints by many other Camry owners on NHTSA. There is a 180 page pdf on safetyinstitute.org that listed Toyota Camry vehicle problems, many about the ABS brake actuator or ABS module problems. This is a strong safety issue, and from reading other reports, it is not safe to drive my car.
The repair cost of $2500 is crazy and unaffordable!!! I contacted Toyota Headquarters in California but they were not helpful and won't acknowledge the problem. I have driven Toyota cars for 40 years and NEVER had this problem before. Toyota should make this a recall item and replace the ABS actuator at no cost. They have already done this for Camry Hybrids. My 1993 Camry lasted 14 years and to 200,000 miles. This current car is a piece of crap. I will never buy a Camry again; instead my next car will be a Honda. Many problems with Toyota are showing up in the news. Consumer Reports did an article in 2014, the New York Times did an article in 2010, Fortune did an article also in 2010. Be forewarned: Camrys made in the last 10 years ARE NO LONGER quality cars. They have too many problems and repairs are too expensive.
My son was recently left in the middle of the road with our 2009 Camry 5 seconds after the oil light came on. (Excessive Oil Consumption issue known by Toyota - August 11, 2011, Toyota issued a technical service bulletin TSB to dealers.) We were not aware of this problem or we would have advised him to check the oil every gas fill up to prevent problems. The car is a complete loss, but what concerns me most is that he was on a country highway with miles of open space between towns. Luckily he was just entering Bedford VA and made it to the entrance of a shopping center before the car died. Since he was blocking the shopping center entrance 'some random guy' helped him push the car into a parking area. Had this happened between towns and his car been stuck on the highway this could have been extremely dangerous, especially if it had been after dark.
Both the shop we towed the car to and the company that last changed the oil investigated why the oil ran dry after only 1500 miles. Their conclusions matched in that there were no signs of faulty maintenance from the oil change nor any signs of obvious leaks. To leave people in dangerous situations because a company does not want to accept responsibility for faulty or defective equipment nor do they want to notify owners that this could be a serious issue is beyond contempt. We would like to join any class action lawsuit due to Toyota's negligence in not informing the car owners of this serious problem. In the meantime we need to determine what to do with the 'dead' car as we don't want to dump it if something else is needed to join a class action lawsuit.
I believe it and have driven it for 15 years. For 13 years I had the auto serviced at the dealer's. I worked with same female in service all that time. Will not deal with a male at a dealer's because the treatment is different. Dealer reorganized and forced me to deal with whoever and because I lost my comfort with now having no choice, the dealer lost a customer. The car only has 61,000 miles, a sole owner and I have no problems. Could not have made a better decision re a purchase 15 years ago. That's really how I feel.
Best car I have driven. I drive a 2002 Camry. It is dependable, smooth ride and I would compare it to the S80 Volvo. As long as it is serviced and taken care of you can get lots of miles. Mine had 230,000 and still rides and drives like a new one.
Bought 2014 Toyota Camry SE brand new. At about 8,000 miles AC began to smell like mold and mildew. Dealership suggested charcoal air filter to fix issue. I got it and it worked for about 1,000 miles and smell was back. Car still smells like that today as there is really no fix. Next issue, at about 50,000 miles I would hear a thud sound when I would turn the steering wheel and accelerate. I dismissed the sound because it didn't do it often until the car reached 60,000 miles. The sound became more pronounced so I took to dealership and was told that the driver side axle/CV boot had a crack in it and needed to be replaced.
Next issue, 66,000 miles or so, torque converter had to be replaced. The car would shudder when I would accelerate between 35-45 miles per hour. Had actually been doing this starting at about 50,000 miles though. Next issue, a week after dealership replaces the torque converter, the driver side strut is gone. Really, what next Toyota? I'm beyond frustrated with the lack of quality and design of this vehicle. I have never been in a wreck, I keep up on all the required maintenance, and take care of my car. These issues are clearly flaws of the manufacturer.
The front bumper on our 2014 Toyota Camry came loose on one side before we had had it a year. I returned to the dealer service department, and the technician told me to go to a body shop. It was not their problem. When I went to the body shop, they attached the bumper with two bolts inside the wheel well, as the clips were broken. A few months later, the whole bumper had to be replaced at my expense when the bumper came off. The Toyota dealer did nothing for us. There is no order number as they did not help us. The basic problem is with the design of the car: the front bumper is too low.
I was told about the excessive oil consumption test while my car was at the dealership for something else. I allowed the dealership to do the oil consumption test and was told "you have it back within 1100 to 1300 miles." I was not told by the dealership that the car had to be returned for the test by October 31st. My car reached 1100 miles on October 31st. I took the car to the dealership on October 31st, no one was there. They were gone for the evening.
The next morning I was contacted by the dealership and told that my car had failed the oil consumption test but I was also made aware that I was a day late. The dealership told me that they were unaware that there was a cutoff date. They also informed me in order to get my warranty covered on my car I would have to call Toyota directly and ask for them to cover it. When I called Toyota they they told me that they would not honor the warranty for the car. Therefore I feel like I have been punished because I wasn't given the correct information about when the car was due back at the dealership for the testing to be finished. Toyota knows this is a problem with this model of Camry. It should be willing to fix it no matter the time frame. I have always been a Toyota customer but because of this situation I will never buy another Toyota.
Rear clunking noise. Was told metal rusted to point of failure of rear stabilizer. This is a 2007 hybrid with 73 thousand miles. I was told by the headquarters that it is not their problem. It will cost thousands to fix. All we have are toyotas. It will be the last one. We spent a lot for this car.
I just bought Camry 2014 (51000 kms) but when speed increases over 40 kms, there is wind noise from driver window side. Immediately took it to the Perth direct car dealer. They confirmed it but asked to book an appointment with Toyota. So did it for the coming week. Everything is great except this issue (unfortunately saw some complaints about it here) although I haven't checked the AC as there are some complaints about it.
Camry 2008 Sun Visor. VERY SHODDY WORK! This is what happened to my Driver Side SUN VISOR. A product with MINIMAL use, the plastic completely FOLDED and crumpled. Tried contacting Toyota and dealers, they all said "buzz off, warranty has expired".
My neighbor is getting ready to sell his car. He is leaking black fluid. He just added oil, the new synthetic stuff that this car requires. Corn oil fuel that's good enough to cook with, right guys. The fluid is black right after an oil change when the car has been parked all day? This car has some serious issues that Toyota isn't talking about, or the fluid is transmission fluid which requires an expensive complicated fluid pressure test done by very expensive complicated equipment, which can be done simply by reading the oil pressure gauge and the engine temperature gauge and comparing these two numbers with the acceptable pressure and temperature listed in the specs to get the amount of special transaxle "corn syrup" ATF fluid for this car.
You can tell if the fuel level is off by the loud clanging noises that the car is making. Your videos indicate that you can fix the transaxle fluid level by adding two parts, a 1 1/2" plastic tube and a rubber gasket to seal it in place, in the Fill Opening behind the front driver side tire which you have to remove. You can remove the cap with a 6mm hex tool as well as install the plastic tube. You can check the level if the fluid is not black, but just a little dirty, but why would you want to? This car is fighting itself!
There is a problem which is indicated by the warning light which comes on when the engine overheats indicating an oil level problem. Your car burns too much oil, that is your problem, and why so many users are forced to pay your outlandish fee for draining transmission fluid which also serves as gas. The gas level is too low, your car burns gas due to oxidation problems in the engine, and your transaxle transmission fluid level is too high at the same time due to the constant, expensive, unneeded transmission fluid changes which destroy the gears while causing the temperature that the engine runs at to read higher than it is, increasing the fuel pressure causing the engine to overheat resulting in more fuel loss. It's catch-22 on steroids!
2014 camry locking lug nuts showing rust at 12000 miles. Wiper blades replaced twice in 12000 miles. Now driver door has a wear mark at 18000 miles. Toyota was about quality. Now its about cost cutting and saying that's not covered. What happened to the quality and customer service. Last Toyota for me.
I went to Lipton Toyota after I was told when I bought my new car that I would be placed on the waiting list to replace the dashboard on my 2004 Solara. I was told a year ago this month that I was number nine on the list. After NUMEROUS emails and phone calls and visits to other Toyota dealership, email to headquarters, I am yet to get any satisfaction. I would never have bought the new car I'd known that they wouldn't keep their word. My husband gets sick driving this Solara and the dashboard and steering wheel is sticky and smell like formaldehyde. I guess they think I will give up but I want what was promised. This is the last straw and I will never buy another Toyota. I will go back to my German brand.
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