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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,440 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Toyota Camry fuel system problems

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1998 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 112014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 172,637 miles


I took the car to the shop and found out the car has recall. Evap system diagnosis: P0441/P0446 on all models. When driving down the road while giving the car gas you can feel it jerking like its not getting gas and when the car stops it cuts off. So when I took it to the shop they say its a recall now I am wondering if Toyota is going to fix this problem because the piece is very expensive and I need my vehicle to run properly.

- Lawrenceville, VA, USA

problem #4

Oct 112013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 96,562 miles
When I was driving in a residential neighborhood and coming to a stop sight to make a right turn. All the sudden, the car sped up and the brake was failing. Luckily there was no car in the opposite side. I was able to pull the car to the curb. I checked the brake and was functioning. Later, I have the car towed to piercey Toyota to diagnosis and they could not find anything wrong.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 102003


  • 45,000 miles
Camry gas pedal self-accelerating. We had a Toyota Camry 1998 (bought in Toyota, morristown, NJ in Feb, 1998). By about 2003, the gas pedal behaved a little funny. When the car was standing still, the gas pedal would not respond when you press on it. But it would jerk and suddenly speed up when you keep pressing on it. The problem was not like the 'popular gas pedal stuck' thing described. We lived with the problem for a few years before the car get crashed and totaled (not for the pedal reason). It was my husband's car, when I occasionally drove it, it's unsafe when I stop for traffic lights, since it suddenly sped up. But my husband was used to it.

- Waltham, MA, USA

problem #2

Jan 012007


  • miles
Gas pedal in my 1998 Toyota Camry becomes harder to press. I have to tap my foot on the pedal to make it works. It works fine for few times and again it becomes hard. This happens everyday. I don't remember exact date when I had noticed this but it has been like that for past three years. I had not register complaint thinking it is just my model but since this has been wide spread in many Toyota I thought I should register my incident too.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #1

Oct 022006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles
I started smelling gas odors inside of the car after filling the tank. I took the car to the dealer in July 2006 and told them that I also saw gas dripping on the ground. They found nothing. I continued to have the smell. Two weeks ago I smelled the fumes inside and saw leak. Dealer replaced gas tank, saying there was rust near the top of the tank. My car is garaged, so I don't understand.

- Westbury, NY, USA

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