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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,329 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Toyota Camry brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 012003

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


At stop signs or red lights, the brake pedal starts sinking down and vehicle starts moving even when maximum brake force is applied.customer paid the dealer replace the master brake cylinder on 04/10/2003 and the brake problem has been fixed.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #3

Feb 232003

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,317 miles
Ther master brake cyclinder intermittent.

- Seal Beach, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 012001

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
While driving the brakes were applied but the pedal went down to the floor board. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who determined that the master cylinder failed.

- Lumberton, NC, USA

problem #1

Mar 171999


  • miles
I began complaining about brake problems within days of leasing the car. I kept being told that the grinding noises were normal for Toyota. Finally at 11,000 miles they examined the brakes and discovered they had ground down into the rotors. They said that the brakes were my responsibility and I must pay. I protested, with no success. I took the car to an independant and had it repaired for half the money Toyota wanted. Between then and now I have had my brakes fail 4 more times. Twice the rotors have been replaced and the rear drums once, all through Toyota. The last time, after being told there was nothing wrong with the car, I persisted and they discovered that the push rod in the master cylinder was not adjusted properly. The system was repaired and just 6,000 miles later the brake system is failing again. The factory rep. Showed my father that the system has overheated and scored the rotors and drums. The pads had little left on them. Toyota said the system checks out fine and it's my problem. 5 brake jobs in 30,000 miles, something is wrong. Please help!

- Capistrano Beach, CA, USA

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