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.
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One or more motor mounts may wear out on cars with high mileage. This will put extra stress on the other mounts, and the faulty mount(s) should be replaced.
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.
The EGR System tends to get restricted or blocked with carbon after 100,000- 125,000 miles which will cause an emissions test failure for NOX. If the EGR system is equipped with an EGR temperature sensor it will trigger a Check Engine Light for improper EGR flow. The repair is to clean out the EGR passages and the EGR Temperature sensor. Our technicians tell this repair is pretty straight forward and takes about 1-1.5 hours. It is al...
On higher mileage vehicles, an engine misfire may develop and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a failed ignition coil. It is not uncommon to replace all the coils when the first one fails in order to prevent return trips to the repair shop.
2001 Toyota Camry Recalls (Recent)
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Toyota is recalling 2001 Avalon, Camry, and Sienna vehicles because the front sub frame assembly has not been adequately welded. This could cause failure of the assembly following long-term usage, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the front sub frame, if necessary.
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Toyota is recalling certain 2001 Camry models equipped with cruise control and V6 engines because the accelerator cable housing could be deformed at the cruise control actuator-to-throttle body connection. This may cause the accelerator inner-cable to wear and eventually break, allowing the throttle to return to idle or remain in its most recent position, regardless of pedal operation, which increases the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the accelerator cable.
2001 Toyota Camry Questions and Answers
How do I pop off the lining under the trunk lid so that I can replace stop light bulbs?
steering wheel makes squeeky noise sometimes when I first start out,and turning. Could this be lubercated or is it a power steering problem
had new break pads put on now they squek at times vey annoying any solutions
How do I replace a wiper motor?
2001 Toyota Camry Reviews
I have a 2001 4-cylinder Camry that has developed fluctuation gas mileage. The window sticker stated 30 mi per gal.I got basic 30 mpg.until about 2-years ago.I now fluctuate from as low as 16 mpg,20,24,28 back to around 24 mpg. could this be caused by the injector pump?
HI. am third owner of 2001 camry ce. 2.2 4cyl automatic.(127000 kms)
added K&N air filter..great little car.just had front brakes done @ 177000 kms. and for those with winter issues...GET WINTER TIRES.
i live in saskatchewan, canada and deal with up to 20 in dumps...drive 55 miles to work...and NEVER got stuck. spend the $$ for good quality winters.
great mileage...over 40 on highway. just keep doing regular maintainence...specially oil&filter changes.
hope to keep driving for many more years yet!!
I am the third owner of the 2001 Toyota Camry it has 297,000 miles on it and the engine is still very strong, Only problems I have had out of the car is the transmission slips every now and then and the oxygen sensor needs replacing. Only thing I got against this car is it is so light weight, It doesn't do to well in the snow and even in the rain it will spin going up a hill, but because it is so light weight it is very zippy for a little 4 cylinder.
Great car for a student but it didn't really met to my grocery getter expectations. :-)
Bought in 2002 with 33,983 miles. Best car I ever owned. It has over 213,000 miles on it and only been to a mechanic once for a friction wheel on the alternator pulley assembly. I replaced the radiator at 190,000 miles and changed the fuel filter. I absolutely loved this car.