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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,429 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 112006

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles

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

Pulling 1998 Toyota Camry into parking space. Foot on brake. Put into park. Car suddenly began accelerating. Tried reverse, didn't stop. Tried park again standing on brakes. Didn't stop. Went over curb down hill into creek. Air bags did not deploy when front of car hit bank of creek. Saw puff of smoke after hitting bank come from under car. Turned car off immediately.

- Floyds Knobs, IN, USA

problem #6

Oct 212003

(reported on)

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Problems with vehicle's transmission. Toyota over filled the transmission by 1 1/2 quarts. The consumer was told that it was okay. Transmission fluid started to drain. The vehicle started having troubles climbing on inclines. There were vibrations when driving 50 mph and over, and constant flats and blow outs occurred. (destiny Michelin) there were also problems with the power steering, struts, and the rotors.

- Yucca Valley, CA, USA

problem #5

May 101998

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While on a trip, a grinding sound came from the transmission. I put the car in neutural and moved to the side of the road. There I observed transmission oil pouring out of the transmission.

- Livingston, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jun 011998

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle ex.periencing problem with column shift;whenever shifting into drive a click sounds came from the column. Also when applying brakes, and pedal returned to position, a popping sound could be heard, and pedal would be loose. Condition appeared to get worse after vehicle had been sitting still four five days or more. Manufacturer notified, and informed consumer that someone would contact him back, but no words ( mfr. Complaint #199909280711). Asking NHTSA help in this matter.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 131998

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Gear shift stuck in park, repairs were made.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 011998

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission failed.

- Orange, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 171998

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission failed. Mjs

- Rossmoor, CA, USA

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