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Toyota Camry Ignition Coil May Fail After 100,000 Miles

 
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007

Average Mileage: 117,845 mi (13,300 mi - 175,000 mi)

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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.

  • Visitor, , 13,300 mi

    REPLACE ONE COIL AND TWO WEEKS LATER ANOTHER ONE FAILED. REPLACE THE REST OF THE COILS AND ITS ALL GOOD NOW

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  • Visitor, , 167,000 mi

    Car started to skip and use alot of gas, diagnosis check revealed it needed ignition coil replaced and mass air flow sensor. Solved some of the skipping, but has not really fix the problem.

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  •  Rookie

    I have had all the ignition coils replaced twice and some three times in the last two years and am continuing to still have problems. The check engine light will come on and it will die without notice or will run rough. Each time is taken to the mechanic it is the ignition coils and usually only one cylinder each time.

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  • Visitor, , 55,000 mi

    The car had previously been serviced 3000 miles before, and this is second time the check engine light went on. The OBO device showed the code problem as P0300, P0302, P0303. The car is not driven that much, so it was suspected that maybe the gas in the car was gummy, or caused internal parts to be clogged.
    Previously, the spark plugs had been replaced, as well as the spark plug wires.(@ 3000 miles ago)
    Mechanic indicated that upon removal of the sparkplugs, cylinder # 3 spark plug was dirty and burned and ignition coil looked bad. This is after 3000 miles of driving. So he recommended replacement of the ignition coil. I do have to say that the car is 15 years old, so at that age, I can see that a lot of the car's parts are beginning to fail as they probably have a lot of dirt on them, and if they are plastic, probably the age and heat in the car is means they crack etc.

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  • Visitor, , 144,000 mi

    Check enging light started flashing, car started to shake just a little as if it was going to shut down. Smoke coming out the tail pipe, and won't pick up speed.

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  • Visitor, , 167,000 mi

    All of a sudden lots of vibration. Thought it was the road at first but then started losing power.
    Made it home and to repair shop but it felt very wrong to drive it like this.
    Replaced just the bad coil. $300

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  • Visitor, , 90,000 mi

    They want to charge me $1,100 at the dealer to replace them all

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  • Visitor, , 115,000 mi

    expensive !!

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  • Visitor, , 75,000 mi

    So far I've had 2 coils replaced and now it's only about 2 months later I'm getting another reading that another coil has failed. Never had this problem with any of the other cars I've ever owned for over 30 yrs. Back to the dealership tomorrow and feel they should fix this problem once and for all at their expense. If these coils are defective, then Toyota should foot the bill!

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  • Visitor, , 150,000 mi

    One of four coil packs failed. Replaced w/ new, problem solved.

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