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7.7

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,000 miles

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1998 Toyota Camry suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #10

Nov 202004

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

All 4 struts worn-out and leaking on a vehicle less than 60,000 miles. Driving with bad struts was horrible! very loud rattling noise. Was told by auto shop that this is a common problem in the 1998 Camry. The result was a repair bill of $800. I could not afford to replace all 4 struts so replaced only 2 at a cost of $500!!

- Jonesboro, GA, USA

problem #9

Mar 202003

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Front noise if passing over bumps. I have been told this very common to Toyota Camry for this year the dealer states the only way to get rid of the noise is to replace the front struts at cost to me.

- Lanham, MD, USA

problem #8

Nov 122001

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front struts experienced leaking, strut mount supports noisy.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #7

Apr 262001

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles

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

Service dept. Said strut mounts were backlogged and would probably take more than 1 1/2 to 2 months to come in. Do not drive car on highway but O.K. to and from work locally.

- Holyoke, MA, USA

problem #6

Mar 272001

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Whenever vehicle ran over a bump/pothole, etc., it caused hard banging noise under front of vehicle. Dealer notified, and informed consumer that vehicle out of its warranty, and not covered under a recall. Consumer states that dealer says strut parts are on back order due to the problem being nationwide.

- Roadhouse, IL, USA

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problem #5

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 #4

Apr 052000

(reported on)

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The top plate on the strut failed and the dealer has no parts to repair, this problem causes tires to wear on the outside. Nlm

- Indian Tra, NC, USA

problem #3

Dec 061999

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Right front strut failure causing front end noise.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #2

Jan 172000

Camry

  • miles
Makes excessive noise over bumps in pavement. Had replaced on 1/17/00 at cost to me of $132.xx plus 1 1/2 hours labor. The parts in question are the front strut mounts. Toyota must issue a recall on these defective parts, as they accelerate the wear of the suspension system and provide unsafe driving conditions.

- Murray, KY, USA

problem #1

Nov 161999

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles
Struts bad on front end and nothing can be done.

- Lombard, IL, USA

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