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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
18 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,917 miles

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1998 Toyota Camry engine problems

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1998 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #20

Jul 172003

Camry

  • miles

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

Consumer had two accidents in the past two months due to sudden acceleration. Dealer not notified.

- Ville Platte, LA, USA

problem #19

May 122003

Camry

  • miles
The vehicle suddenly accelerated when started and was difficult to stop.

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #18

Aug 012002

Camry

  • miles
Consumers 23 year old daughter was involved in an incident along with her friend. Where they were attempting to take an exit, when the vehicle would not allow her to slow down. Vehicle accelerated on its own, causing them a life threatening experience. The two ran of of the road in order to block from hitting 0ther vehicles, and in order to not hit a tree when they ran of the road, they had gotten back onto the road after the passenger had informed the driver that the road was clear enough to get back on. They did so, luckily not hitting anyone, they ended up in a vacant parking lot where the driver had taking the keys out of the ignition. During the accident the driver tried to brake and even pull the emergency brake and the vehicle rejected that. Vehicle was towed back to the service center, where three weeks prior, the consumer had an oil change, lubrications, and the tires rotated. They tested the vehicle, and reported that they found nothing. The service center suggested that they could clean the throttle linkage and lubricate a specific cable (name not available). Vehicle was then inspected at a Toyota dealer who did not see a problem either and even allowed one of the employees to take the vehicle home for further inspection and he found no problem as well. Consumer stated that the dealer had been able to clear the airbag sign that was displayed on the dashboard.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #17

Jul 032002

Camry

  • miles

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

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 #16

Apr 022002

(reported on)

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated on 2 occasions the throttle engaged by itself, causing the vehicle to lurch foward and crash.

- Port Hueneme, CA, USA

problem #15

Apr 022002

(reported on)

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated on 2 occasions the throttle engaged by itself, causing the vehicle to lurch foward and crash.

- Port Hueneme, CA, USA

problem #14

Aug 182001

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While in reverse vehicle accelerated into a gas station. Two weeks prior to this incident consumer complained to dealer that accelerator pedal was sticking. Dealer stated there could be a carbon build up in fuel injection, but was not able to duplicate or correct the problem. Recall 01-V-012-000/ manufacturer's recall 10A has been issued on vehicle's make/model. However, this vehicle was not included due to VIN.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #13

Jul 202001

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has a problem that causes hard starting and low idle rpms, consumer feels the idling air control valve could possible be a manufacturer defect.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #12

Aug 011999

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was brakng at a stop sign engine started rivving, and vehicle started moving through intersection. This has happened 3 times since then, last time was on April 27, 2001. Toyota dealer believed consumer's foot was on gas pedal instead of brake.

- Bethesda, MD, USA

problem #11

Feb 232001

Camry

  • miles
01 V 012 000/accelerator cable: Vehicle experienced a sudden acceleration while parking, causing vehicle to take off into a field area, ran into various things before hitting a wall. Dealer notified and informed vehicle was not cover under manufacturer's recall. Feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Phoenixville, PA, USA

problem #10

Mar 132001

Camry

  • miles

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

Consumer received recall notice 01V012000. Dealership would not cooperate in servicing vehicle. The vehicle was repaired at another dealer.

- Brandon, FL, USA

problem #9

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 #8

Oct 301999

Camry

  • miles
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 #7

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experienced throttle sticking and high engine idle due to a coupling on the throttle linkage which had been installed upside down at the factory. Mjs

- La Canada, CA, USA

problem #6

Sep 231998

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experienced sudden acceleration while approaching a stop light resulting in the driver hitting a cement barrier, injuring her back and breaking her wrist.

- Fallbrook, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 171998

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles
Vehicle experienced sudden acceleration.

- Newtonvill, MA, USA

problem #4

Aug 171998

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles
Sudden acceleration, resulting in loss of control/crash.

- Newtonvill, MA, USA

problem #3

Aug 171998

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles
Sudden acceleration resulted in loss of control/crash.

- Newtonvill, MA, USA

problem #2

Sep 231998

Camry

  • miles
The consumer was involved in a front end collision due to a failure in the brakes. The consumer applied the brakes and the pedal was pressd down to the floorboard. As a result, the consumer ran into a cement wall and was injured. A highway patrol officer was present and noted in the report that the accident could have been caused because the throttle was stuck. Manufacturer has been contacted.

- Fallbrook, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 131998

Camry

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Accelerator sticks, causing extended stopping distance while brakes are applied.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

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