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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 7
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,965 miles

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1998 Toyota Camry engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #12

Aug 162002

Camry

  • miles

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

While driving at any speed engine light comes on. Consumer can hear water in engine. This can result in a fire. Dealer notified.

- Haines City, FL, USA

problem #11

Dec 072001

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Right rear valve cap was replaced.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #10

Oct 072001

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There was a hole located in the front of the engine block in which oil sprayed onto the exhaust causing a fire.(claim#32-V387-711)

- Melville, NY, USA

problem #9

May 092001

Camry

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

There is a problem with the quaker state oil filter and the threads being the reason.(claim#20-5365-973)

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #8

Feb 181999

Camry

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
(35-W173-913) insured had just started vehicle when it began smoking and then caught on fire, claim states subrogation recovery against Firestone for a bad oil filter that caused an engine fire.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #7

May 092001

Camry

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
There is a problem with the quaker state oil filter and the threads being the reason.(claim#20-5365-973)

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #6

Oct 072001

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

There was a hole located in the front of the engine block in which oil sprayed onto the exhaust causing a fire.(claim#32-V387-711)

- Melville, NY, USA

problem #5

Dec 072001

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Right rear valve cap was replaced.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #4

Jan 082002

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer heard a loud noise coming from the engine, the vehicle was taken to the dealer, the dealer noted that the timing belt had become loose and needed to be replaced.

- Alberquerque, NM, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Jan 141998

Camry

  • miles
Valve body assembly installed due to check engine light illuminating. Mjs

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 171998

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine mount insulator failed.

- Los Angele, CA, USA

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