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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,053 miles

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1998 Toyota Camry brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #29

Dec 091999

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles

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

Brakes do not have the correct stopping distance effectivenes.when the pedal is applied it goes straight to the floor. They feel mushy the dealer has been contacted.

- Columcus, OH, USA

problem #28

Oct 151999

Camry

  • miles
Steering colunm pulls to right and vibrates at 70mph fumes from engine go through vents into car cause headaches and upset stomach. Brakes squeak when stopping lound noise.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #27

Nov 151999

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles
Repeated brake noise - metal on metal - Toyota has been unable to fix this problem.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #26

Oct 301999

Camry

  • miles

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

While parking vehicle took off about a mile per hour, crashing into a wall. Consumer stepped on the brakes, but they did not work, also air bags did not deploy.

- Encino, CA, USA

problem #25

Jun 011998

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle ex.periencing problem with column shift;whenever shifting into drive a click sounds came from the column. Also when applying brakes, and pedal returned to position, a popping sound could be heard, and pedal would be loose. Condition appeared to get worse after vehicle had been sitting still four five days or more. Manufacturer notified, and informed consumer that someone would contact him back, but no words ( mfr. Complaint #199909280711). Asking NHTSA help in this matter.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #24

Oct 051999

Camry

  • miles
In a parking lot getting ready to pull onto a major highway brakes failed, and vehicle slid into the highway. Contacted dealer who couldn't find anything wrong. Let sister drive it, and she heard grinding noise. Also could feel it under the pedal. Had the vehicle serviced, and they replaced the front brake pads, but problem continued.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #23

Sep 291998

Camry

  • miles

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

When driving at highway speed and applying the brakes a thumping and clunking noise was coming the from brakes.

- Salt Lake, UT, USA

problem #22

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes fail during rainy weather while attempting to stop causing consumer to rear end another vehicle. No deployment of airbag during accident.

- Mission Vi, CA, USA

problem #21

Dec 041998

Camry

  • miles
While driving the brakes are whinning..the dealer inserted a brake kit for stopping power, and the brakes still don't work.

- Ridgeway, VA, USA

problem #20

Sep 171999

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles
When applying the brakes there is a rumbling noise and vibration. Also the vehicle pulls to the right and has a longer stopping distance. Dealer has adjusted brakes 4 times, and problem still exists.

- Sunrise, FL, USA

problem #19

Jun 011999

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving the ABS light comes on unexpectedly, indicating a problem with ABS system. Also while braking, there is a noise, and extended stopping distance which may resultin a crash. Dealer cannot determine the cause of the problem. Please provide further information and VIN#.

- St. Albans, NY, USA

problem #18

Aug 111999

Camry

  • miles
Steering wheel shook about 2-3 time violently for a few seconds in the past couple of months. Had tires balanced and rotated and wheel alignment. While driving heard thumping noises and smoke from front left tire. Towed to Toyota dealership. Dealer's conclusion of brake fluid contamination and repairs to the entire brake system costing approx. $3,200. Contacted insurance company, who supposedly analyzed the brake fluid for contamination, but didn't find any. Insurance company blames the brake system failure on manufacturing defect. Help!!!

- Valencia, CA, USA

problem #17

Jun 251999

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When brakes are applied, sounds like metal to metal grinding. Had taken vehicle to dealer. After repair work was performed, ABS light came on & vehicle would skid when brakes were applied. Brakes had been modified.

- Northridge, CA, USA

problem #16

May 261999

Camry

  • miles
Brakes make a grinding noise and do not work properly.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #15

May 261999

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles
Took car to dealer in April complaining of hearing noise in front and back and brakes squeaking and had it was actually the brake pedal squeaking. They did an oil change and replaced brakes. After that it is extremely rough ride with vibrations. Sounds like a peace of crap. This car is only 5000 miles new and also after oil change it has never run the same. Cannot accelerate very good. Very very rough drive.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #14

Mar 011998

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes failed.

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

problem #13

Apr 131999

(reported on)

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying the brake pedal it feels very soft and goes to the floor as if it is not going to stop, and then it suddenly goes into anti-lock brake mode. Dealer has been contacted.

- Woodmere, NY, USA

problem #12

Feb 151999

Camry

  • miles
The brakes on my 1998 Toyota Camry wore out at 15000 miles. The service writer at the service dealer told me that the 1997 and 1998 Camry have a design defect that causes more pressure to be applied to the front brakes than to the back brakes, causing the front brakes to wear out prematurely. My power steering pump developed a leak before it was replaced by the servicing dealer at 19000 miles, causing the vehicle to have steering and control problems.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #11

Apr 041998

Camry

  • miles
When applying the brakes, the pedal is soft. The brakes make a lot of noise, and take too long to stop the vehicle. This happens on any type of road surface during normal braking. Dealer is aware of the problem. A brake kit has been ordered to correct the problem.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #10

Feb 011998

Camry

  • miles
Brakes make loud/obnoxious noises just before the car comes to a complete stop.

- San Marcos, CA, USA

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