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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 1 of 3)

problem #49

Jan 032005

Camry 6-cyl

  • miles

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

ABS, traction lights went on and off.

- Glendale Heights, IL, USA

problem #48

Dec 041998

Camry

  • 35,612 miles
While driving, the anti-lock braking system malfunctioned without warning, as a result, the engine continued to run without the key in the ignition for five hours. Please provide additional information.

- Kailua, HI, USA

problem #47

Mar 212004

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
While traveling at 40 to 55 mph consumer lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree. Upon impact none of the airbags deployed. The driver suffered a fractured left shoulder, minor injuries on the left side of his head and bruising to his left hip. The consumer believes that an antilock brake failure may have also contributed to the accident.

- Louisville, MS, USA

problem #46

Mar 112004

(reported on)

Camry

  • 24,000 miles

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

When the brakes are applied at a high speed there is a drum noise, and a delay in braking.

- Far Rockaway, NY, USA

problem #45

Jul 032002

Camry

  • miles
Sudden accelleration of car. Brakes would not stop vehicle. Had to put car in "park" to stop vehicle. Engine continued to rev as if gas pedal pushed to floor. Dealer can't find anything wrong.

- Kearny, NJ, USA

problem #44

Apr 012001

Camry

  • miles
When braking the car make's a loud plane noise and a clicking noise.

- Elmont, NY, USA

problem #43

Jun 011998

Camry

  • miles

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

Constant brake wear and tear; manufacturer provided brake kit to no avail.

- Landover, MD, USA

problem #42

Oct 302000

Camry

  • miles
Travelling the freeway, I needed to slow the vehicle but when I started to move my right foot, something held it in place. I lifted my right foot and proceeded to depress the brake pedal but the pedal would not move. I two-footed the brake pedal and heard something crack afterwhich the pedal started to move and I rgained the use of my brakes. An examination revealed a plastic duct wedged between the brake pedal and the floor board. The duct was part of the ventilation system which had fallen off and wedged between the brake pedal and the floor board.

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #41

Feb 182001

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 30 mph vehicle accelerated. Consumer applied brakes but did not slow vehicle down. Consumer then shifted to neutral, rpms finally went down and engine stopped revving.

- St.Croix, VI, USA

problem #40

Feb 212001

Camry

  • miles
While driving stepped on brake pedal while approaching a stop sign and brakes made noise, like grinding metal to metal. Dealer had said that problem was from manufacturer where rotors were built too closely to vehicle body.

- Shoemakers, PA, USA

problem #39

Dec 281999

Camry

  • miles

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

Brakes continue to fail intermittently even though a brake kit was installed at 4,000 miles. New master cylinder was installed as well. At times brakes go all the way to the floor and car does not stop. Suddenly loud noise happens and car jerks and stops. All struts have been replaced and solved crunching noises. Relay switch installed to solve lock problem. Car is falling apart before my eyes!!

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #38

Dec 281999

Camry

  • miles
Brakes continue to fail intermittently even though a brake kit was installed at 4,000 miles. New master cylinder was installed as well. At times brakes go all the way to the floor and car does not stop. Suddenly loud noise happens and car jerks and stops. All struts have been replaced and solved crunching noises. Relay switch installed to solve lock problem. Car is falling apart before my eyes!!

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #37

Jul 312000

Camry

  • miles
While parking with foot on the brakes. When consumer eased off the brakes vehicle took off.

- Stanton, IL, USA

problem #36

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 #35

Apr 062000

(reported on)

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying the brakes during an emergency stopping situation/ on wet or uneven pavement, brakes do not hold, resulting in extended stopping distance. Problem was reported to dealershp, brakes have been replaced twice. Problem has not been corrected.

- Cambria Hghts Queens, NY, USA

problem #34

Mar 312000

(reported on)

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When brake pedal was applied brakes began to make a loud squeaking noise, and vibrate. Brakes are always very low. Dealer has been contacted.

- Morganville, NJ, USA

problem #33

Jan 232000

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving car went dead and brakes started to fail, this was a very busy road. Consumer took vehicle to mechanic. He said it was the battery, replaced battery. Consumer noticed that the mileage disappeared, and car went dead again. Consumer took car back to Toyota.

- Hastings-On-Hudson, NY, USA

problem #32

Dec 311999

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles
The brakes are making grinding noise. They have been changed once by the dealership at 13000 miles, and then at 27000 miles they were again changed by sears. But the brakes are getting worn out easily and the grinding sound will not stop. The left and right seat belts have both failed at 20000 and 27000. They get stuck and wont come in or out. They have been changed by the dealer

- Chino Hills, CA, USA

problem #31

Dec 131999

Camry

  • miles
Brakes are not working.

- Beverly Hills, CA, USA

problem #30

Dec 131999

Camry

  • miles
While driving vehicle at any speed consumer could step on the brake pedal to stop or to slowdown vehicle, but the brakes won't work, and make noise L grinding metal to metal noise.

- Gardina, CA, USA

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