2012 Toyota Camry Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Toyota Camry

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2012 Toyota Camry Problems

Automatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages

At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.

Annoying vibration while stopped and in Drive.

After much research and replacing all the motor & transmission mounts I discovered the solution. "Exhaust Hanger Replacement." Wait till you see what Toyota is charging for these little babies. Essentially there are 5 hangers. Front, mid and front muffler hangers are all permanently attached to spindles and a small metal hanging chassis. Replacement is easy and can be done with just a socket wrench. The local dealer here charges $63 a piece (w...

Check Engine Light Due to Failed EVAP Purge Control Valve

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.


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2012 Toyota Camry Questions

Help on fixing my AC (2 answers)

My mechanic says that he can not fix my AC that is going in and out and I have to take it to the dealership because the ECU that tells it to turn on is not working properly. I'm wondering how much this type of repair work will cost in the best (maybe a repair on existing ECU), or worst case (...

whats going on (1 answer)

after i got a jump my check engin light was on and my gas pedal would not work also my cd player is not showing anything but the light is on everytime i push a button it turns off and i dont know what to do

My interior lights use to come on when you opened the door. They do not work now (1 answer)

The lights work manually

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2012 Toyota Camry Recalls

Airbag System Concerns

As part of normal operation of the air conditioning system, condensation will accumulate in the condenser housing behind the dashboard. A drain is incorporated so that excess water can drain out. This drain hose can become plugged, the accumulated water can leak onto the airbag control module. This can result in an electrical short in the control module. If this were to occur the airbags could become disabled or deploy unexpectedly. Improper airbag operation increases the risk of personal injury and/or a crash. The power steering assist could also become inoperable resulting in increased steering effort. Dealers will seal the air conditioning condenser housing and install a protective cover on the airbag control module to correct this concern.

Vehicles With Added Seat Accessories May Not Have Properly Functioning Restraint Systems

Vehicles that have had accessories added to the seats such as seat heaters, seat covers or DVD headrests may not have the occupant sensor system of the passenger seat calibrated properly. This can affect passenger air bag operation in a crash. Dealers will test the sensitivity of the occupant detection sensors and recalibrate them as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

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2012 Toyota Camry Reviews

Purchased in late 2011 has few problems. The car has been acting up lately like won't start loss acceleration and A/C smells like mildew. Took in this week to shop because engine makes a loud noise at 30 mph mechanic did some coils but nothing showed also experience transmission problems the car will get stuck into 3rd gear I am taking in to a specialist about this problem. I bought this car be...
This is a great car. Currently have 31,000 miles on vehicle. Great gas millage, average on Hwy. 30 plus mpg. The front lower fiberglass piece below the grill on the front is easily damaged if you strike any type of road debris. Have had 2 repairs. Not cheap!!!! That's my experience with a 2012 Toyota Camry. Hope it helps in your decision making.
The car seems to be made with cheap plastics on the inside. even the chrome part scratches very easily...Lord only knows how long the engine will last. will it last as long as the older model camry. i don't know. lets wait and see.

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