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7.6

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,316 miles

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1998 Toyota Camry suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #19

Oct 012004

Camry 6-cyl

  • 37,000 miles

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

Problem with suspension. The consumer requested reimbursement.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #18

Dec 232002

Camry

  • 41,000 miles
Consumer stated that while driving and without warning the front right struts snapped causing a distraction to the consumer. Dealer notified.

- Vienna, VA, USA

problem #17

Jan 012002

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
The suspension system was faulty which caused a knocking and squeaking noise while driving. The dealer is aware of the problem.

- Lumberton, NC, USA

problem #16

Jun 082002

Camry

  • miles

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

The front suspension was excessively shaky. It vibrated and made a lot of noise when going over a rough road. From my research on this subject at the NHTSA web site, there are 52 reports of this problem with the 1998 Toyota Camry model. I had the problem fixed at a dealership in Louisiana. They replaced the strut mounts on both the right and left side of the front suspension at a cost of $420.82. They told me this was not covered under warranty or recall by Toyota. It is my wish that Toyota be held responsible for what is a design defect in the '98 Camry.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #15

Dec 012001

Camry

  • miles
Vehicle shakes and vibrates while driving the and alignment is off. Dealership will be aware of problem.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

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problem #14

May 102001

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles
Since buying my Toyota in April of 1998, I have needed to replace the brakes and rotors 3 times. I still continue to have screeching and grinding noises. I have been told by Toyota dealerships that this noise has been a noted problem. I find this to be unacceptable for a "new" car, I bought a new car to avoid making repairs and I have made more on this Toyota and its bad breaks than I would have spent on keeping my used rodeo. I mean with regular mainantence check, oil change, car payments, $200 brake jobs every 8 to 12 months, this is ridiculous. I have also had problems with clunking noises coming from my front suspension, especially if I go over a rough road. For a company that has a reputation for superior cars, this has been a disappointing first buy as I find the car to have a very, very poor braking system and suspension. From reading your technical bulletins, there has been 90 reported complaints on the brakes and 31 reported complaints on the suspension. How many more complaints need to be filed before a recall on these brakes are done?

- Roseville, CA, USA

problem #13

Mar 102001

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles

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

Poor braking system and suspension; disappointing first Toyota buy.

- Kingshill St. Croix, VI, USA

problem #12

Mar 012000

Camry

  • miles
Defective front & rear struts. Dealer has added strut plates & replaced all 4 struts. Caused front tires to fail @ 12,000 mi. Struts are loose & rattle. I was told by dealer that this is a "design defect" of the 1998-1999 Camry. Multiple tsb's and complaints exist for this problem. Dealer said he has a one month lead time on ordering front strut plates since so many vehicles are affected by this potentially hazardous problem. Toyota uses the strut plates as a quick fix instead of redesigning the suspension. No real solution exists for problem due to design limitations.( dot number: Tire size: P205/65R15 )

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #11

Feb 082000

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front passenger's side strut is very loose which may cause the strut to come off, and cause a loss of control and crash. There is tsb bulletin on this safety problem.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #10

May 011998

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Suspensiion failed, not able to be rectified.

- Dana Point, CA, USA

problem #9

Oct 151999

Camry

  • miles

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

Steering colunm pulls to right and vibrates at 70mph fumes from engine go through vents into car cause headaches and upset stomach. Brakes squeak when stopping lound noise.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #8

Dec 261998

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The front strut is defective.

- Van Nuys, CA, USA

problem #7

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Design of suspension very low, causing failure.

- Laguna Nig, CA, USA

problem #6

Feb 191999

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles
The front and rear suspension on this vehicle is too soft. The car's frame scrapes the ground when driving over a speed bump at any speed.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #5

Jan 131999

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles
Vehicle drifts at speeds greater than about 35mph. In a cross-wind vehicle especially difficult to control. When stopped vehicle rocks from side to side when windshield wipers are on high speed. When passed by another vehicle or when door slammed. Tires are at correct pressure, alignment ok, steering fluid ok.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

problem #4

Dec 011998

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles
Consumer says that the suspension of this vehicle is soft. When a bump is hit, the bottom of the vehicle scrapes the ground. Dealer has been contacted.

- San Gabriel, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 101998

Camry

  • miles
Consumer experiencing problem with vehicle wandering while driving. Steering would shimmy and vibrate when consumer turns steering wheel back when vehicle starts to wander. Vehicle been in/out of dealer shop on several occasions, and condition cannot be resolved.

- East Lansing, MI, USA

problem #2

Jan 311998

Camry

  • miles
Vehicle drifts from the right to the left. Vehicle performs a lane change from right to the left on all types of roads at all speeds. The faster the speed the sooner the lane change.

- Middletown, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 191998

(reported on)

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Design of the suspension system causing loss of control and erratic steering at speeds 30 mph and over.

- Satellite Beach, FL, USA

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