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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,500 miles

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1998 Toyota Camry electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 252004

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


1. the automobile would shimmy, shake and stop operating suddenly when the brakes were applied. This lead to several near accident scenarios.. when the automobile would shake violently and the engine would cut off it prevented the driver from proceeding on major highways and at intersections causing a dangerous situation. 3. the car was taken to a Toyota dealer for repair. Brake repairs were done but this was not the problem. This resulted in another very dangerous near accident during rush hour traffic at an intersection in which the auto would not start after shaking and coming to a violent halt.

- Midlothain, VA, USA

problem #1

Nov 292000


  • miles
Dashboard trouble lights -- bulb out, check engine, reverse indicator on gear selector ( while in park or any other setting) came on. I brought the car to a licensed mechanic whom I've been dealing with for about fifteen years. He examined car and found that the rear wiring harness in the trunk along the left side trunk hinge had been stretching to the point where the wires were tearing, melting the insulation, poping fuses, and shorting out the individual circuits. I contacted the dealer after the repair and I was made aware of the problems and their factory representative claimed no prior knowledge of any such incident ever happening.

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

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