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3.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,333 miles

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1998 Toyota Camry body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #9

Sep 012014

Camry 6-cyl

  • 245,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Driver side front interior plastic door handle broke.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #8

May 012003

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
The paint on the hood of my car is peeling off. It first began to bubble and then peel. The areas are very large and it looks terrible. I believe it has to be a defect in the paint job because the rest of the paint is fint.

- New Cumberland, WV, USA

problem #7

Jul 072000

(reported on)

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When making a sudden stop brakes will experience a longer stopping distance intermittently. Dealer cannot determine defect. Dealer would make so called adjustments, however would not remedy the problem, a brake specialist detected brake problem, but could not find the exact problem, consumer feels brakes are unmatching parts or something along those lines that does not allow for repair, the dealer has adjusted rear brakes, replaced brake pads, machined rotors, replaced rear wheel cylinders. Consumer states vehicle is too low to the ground, vehicle would scrape the ground while entering and exiting driveway that had a very small peak, dealer stated strusts were fine, consumer feels struts are defective. Vehicle has a loud engine noise and idles high on a cold start, dealer adjusted the timing belt. Left sun visor is loose, dealer tightened, visor mirrors were crackedm dealer replaced. Air conditioner has an odor when in use. Tires keep losing air, found tires were missing a valve stem. Engine light illuminated, dealer replaced air fuel sensor, engine stalls at times when starting, deale replaced the iac valve. Right headlamp is dim, dealer ordered new bulb assembly, bulb shorted. Consumer contacted previous owner of vehicle who stated that there were many brake problem that the dealer could not fix, manufacturer told her that some of these vehicles were made with an ill fitting part that would eventually be recalled, previous owner had returned vehicle due to these brake problems, when current owner bought vehicle Toyota hid the fact that vehicle was leased and that it had experienced these brake problems.

- Rialto, CA, USA

problem #6

Jan 261999

(reported on)

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Sunvisors on driver's and passenger's sides of vehicle are designed too small to block the sun, and they make it hard to see while driving. Dealer says it's designed that way.

- Glendale, CA, USA

problem #5

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Left and right visor mirrors failed.

- Northridge, CA, USA

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problem #4

Sep 081999

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles
Sun visors.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 011998

Camry

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Visor mirror cover broke off.

- Fullerton, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 011998

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Sunvisor failed. Mjs

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 151998

Camry

  • miles
When there are passengers in the back seats, and vehiclegoes over a speed bump, the bottom of the vehicle hits the ground.

- Plymouth Meeting, PA, USA

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