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5.6

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,716 miles

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1998 Toyota Camry suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #13

Dec 142000

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles

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

Both front tires experienced abnormal tread wear on the inside, the worst of the two front tires was worn to the casing and was discarded when it developed a leak, possibly related to the tires or the front end suspension system. Nlm

- San Rafael, CA, USA

problem #12

Dec 281999

Camry

  • miles
Brakes continue to fail intermittently even though a brake kit was installed at 4,000 miles. New master cylinder was installed as well. At times brakes go all the way to the floor and car does not stop. Suddenly loud noise happens and car jerks and stops. All struts have been replaced and solved crunching noises. Relay switch installed to solve lock problem. Car is falling apart before my eyes!!

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #11

Dec 281999

Camry

  • miles
Brakes continue to fail intermittently even though a brake kit was installed at 4,000 miles. New master cylinder was installed as well. At times brakes go all the way to the floor and car does not stop. Suddenly loud noise happens and car jerks and stops. All struts have been replaced and solved crunching noises. Relay switch installed to solve lock problem. Car is falling apart before my eyes!!

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #10

Apr 151999

Camry

  • miles

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

In 18 months 8 alignments and 3 sets of tires and the car still vibrates.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #9

Mar 281998

Camry

  • miles
Tires wobble/vibrate 70-75mph being the worst. Multiple trips to dealer. 6 tires replaced. Multiple time balancing tires. Latest result - per dealer "we can't fix because it happens with speeds over 65mph and Toyota will not authorize repairs on issues occuring over 65 mph. Also, brakes make bad grinding noise and squeeks forward/reverse - advised it is becuase of the material of the pads. Pads changed once and have anti-lock brakes, but have left long skid mark with one tire and car pull to the side.

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

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problem #8

Jan 202000

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car veers to the left for no reason. Dealer found nothing wrong, but said vehicle needs new tires. This problem occurs under snowy and freezing conditions while traveling 20 mph. Problem still exists.

- Milton, MA, USA

problem #7

Aug 011999

Camry

  • miles

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

Front suspension makes excessive noise over bumps. The dealer that I had my car serviced at today, confirmed that this is a common problem. He states that the problem is the strut mounting brackets. He had over 14 sets on back order today. Based on the number of complaints that they are having and you are receiving Toyota should do a recall. The dealer stated that a recall might happen. The cost to correct would be inexcess of $300. Thanks for your help.

- Suwanee, GA, USA

problem #6

Oct 011998

Camry

  • miles
Front suspension makes excessive noise over bumps. Dealer says very common problem but no solution available. Refernce tsbs: NHTSA item number: SB602177 & SB602531. Reference ODI id: 545483, 706991, 712064, & 714862.

- Northborough, MA, USA

problem #5

Oct 011998

Camry

  • miles
Noisy suspension front & rear. Roadway bumps cause the front suspension system to make a banging and bumping noise. The front struts had replacement mounts installed but did not eliminate the banging and bumping noise from the front struts. The rear struts bottom out with minor bumps in a roadway. The case is in arbitration with Toyota and Toyota is again to replace the front strut mounts with a newer 2nd generation replacement strut mount. Toyota is going to replace both rear struts with replacment struts. At this time the work has not been conducted so I do not know whether the 2nd generation strut mounts and replacement struts for the rear will elinimate the suspension noise. I've told Toyota I believe the strut system is badly designed and that the entire suspension system is weak. If Toyota's additional actions don't stop the bumping noise, the case goes back to arbitration with Toyota.

- White Oak, TX, USA

problem #4

May 301999

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles
With the squeaks and cracking noises that comes from the suspension make you wonder. I have had a number of lube jobs on the front suspension. I have had the drivers seat track replaced because of to much movement... a rocking chair. The dealer finally supported me on the squeaky brakes with the unbearing feeling of that grind. The repair kit works. The Camry has a great feel when driving a speed limit under 45mph, anything over that speed the car suspension doesn't handle well. My car pulls to the right most of the time. I thought it was the tires. I have had them rotated and balanced according the the maintenance schedules. The Goodyear integerity's has to be replaced. All I got out of them is 32,000 miles. Fuel is another thing I brought up at my last service. Putting a lower grade 83 oxctain makes the car exhaust smell really bad. This started around 18,000 miles or so. Now just not to get that smell, I'm using the highest grade possible 93 oxctain. Other then that the car has been really go to me. My service advisor has worked really hard in getting my trust. He hasn't fail me yet. Thanks, spencer

- Lithia Springs, GA, USA

problem #3

May 101999

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles

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

Right front suspension failed causing noise under the chassis when driving over bumpy roads. Nlm

- Brocktin, MA, USA

problem #2

Dec 151997

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles
Vehicle wanders from lane to lane.

- Clinton Township, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 301997

Camry

  • miles
At freeway speeds vehicle drifts when weather or road conditions are poor.

- Seven Hills, OH, USA

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