Toyota Camry Repair and Maintenance

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

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Toyota Camry Problems

Power Steering Leak From Pump and/or Hose

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

Check Engine Light Due to Failed Oxygen Sensor

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.

Hesitation on Acceleration

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.

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Toyota Camry Questions

Could the ignition switch, be stuck in the cranking position, or shorted out? (1 answer)

I was driving my 98 Camry when the wipers, just came on in the wash wiper mode. I tried the controls , but they didn't work. I pulled over turn the key off, but it kept trying to crank. I checked the wires, changed the wiper switch, and pulled out the starter, and had it checked. I pulled th...

steering wheel moves up and down freely. I heard a snap and the wheel spins. (1 answer)

steering wheel will spin freely.without actually turning the wheels

My ODO and engine light is on, what is the problem? (1 answer)

The speedometer does not work and there is problem in accelerating.

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Toyota Camry Recalls

Load Rating Label Inaccurate After Accessory Installation

The vehicle certification label may have the incorrect load carrying capacity listed on it. Toyota will provide owners with a corrected label, and dealers will aid in installation if necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Seat Heater Wiring Shorts And Causes Fire

For vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters, the seat heater elements may short circuit when the seat cushion is compressed, and result in a fire hazard. Dealers will disconnect the seat heaters and refund the purchase price of the seat heaters free of charge to resolve the concern,

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Does Not Deploy In A Crash

The occupant classification system may not appropriately detect an occupant in the passenger front seat, and as a result will not power the passenger frontal and knee air bags for deployment in an accident. Dealers will re-calibrate the occupant classification system free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Toyota Camry Reviews

I'm just giving a run down of most of the service I've had done to my '07 V6 Camry (which I bought new) to show how expensive it has been to keep it running properly. I really didn't think I'd have this many problems. I've previously owned 2 other Camry's and did not have this many issues. 118,000 - both alternator ($740) AND water pump need replacing (pump not replaced yet) 115,000 - rep...
I bought my used 1995 Toyota Camry LE sedan 4-cyl with 82K miles- maybe in 2008. The inside was in great condition, but was that dated light blue color. I immediately replaced the water pump & timing belt because the previous owner had not - that was about $600. Still, I got a good car for a total of $3500. It has never had any rust. As of 2016 this car has been a trooper, it has 171K. The A/c ...
I bought my 2004 Camry in 2009 with 40,000 miles. Still going 158,000 miles later with regular maintenance and very little repair. Plan to keep my Camry as long as it runs! Love my Camry!!

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