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Average Mileage:
138,831 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

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1999 Toyota Camry engine problems

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1999 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 032013

Camry LX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 240,000 miles


The engines stalls while sitting in traffic. It sometimes will not start at all. Hours later it will start up as if there was nothing wrong. I started the engine, placed it in "neutral" keeping the emergency brake on and the car would accelerate on its own. It intermittently accelerates up to approx. 3,000 rpm without any human assistance. This is a scary sight. I have noticed, while driving, the car speeds up on its own. You have to keep your foot on the brakes or you may jet out. The stalling if really horrible. I purchased this vehicle for my college daughter almost three years ago. It seemed to be fine at the time. Now I don't believe that it is safe at all.

- , Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 202008

Camry CE 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,000 miles

Brought to mechanic and they never fixed the trouble but charged a lot of money to try. The check engine light comes on every week and I remove the fuel injection fuse and leave it out for a few min then reinstall it and the car runs fine fo about a week. Sometimes the engine will surge at around 40mph and then the light will come on. I believe the front sensor has been changed. Brought it to a place and they changed the plug wires, poured some injector cleaning fluid in the gas tank and replaced the gas filter still no help.

- , Bergenfield, NJ, USA

problem #3

Aug 122012

Camry LE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 147,156 miles

I have a 99 Camry with V6 engine, it lost power and shuttered on the highway at 60 mph, it would not accelerate and the rpm stayed the same. As I came down the off ramp it shuttered and after stopping at the light and stepping on the accelerator pedal it barely accelerated with no rpm increase. Finally limped it home. Had been driving for about 45 minutes on the highway with AC on and outside temperature near or over 100 degrees. It did the same thing a month ago in Phoenix where the temp was around 110 and we drove from Tucson. Took it to the dealer here in Tucson and they could not duplicate.

- , TUCSON, AZ - Arizona, USA

problem #2

Jul 012009

Camry LE 3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

I have this 99 Camry that overall has been a very trouble free car; however, in the past year it has developed a problem where when taking off either from a dead stop or trying to accelerate at highway speed it surges or there is a loss of power. It feels like it kicks back and usually if you really put your foot into the gas you can get past the hesitation. Now it did throw a code and it said that there was a problem with cylinder 5. So, I had already changed the spark plugs so then I changed the spark plug wires. I also changed the fuel filter and the throttle position sensor. Well, guess what, it is now hesitating even much worse! I am really done with this and I hope someone can help me. I am thinking maybe fuel pump? or the coils for the spark plug wires as I did not change those. I don't know but it is really getting on my nerves. Our Dodge van has been far more reliable than this Camry.

- , Kendall Park, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 092006

(reported on)

Camry LE

  • 78,000 miles

Engine surges periodically. Have had tune up including spark plug as suggested by dealer but still have problem. Only way to stop it is to turn car off and wait for half hour or so. Seems to happen when going up steep hills!!!! Even dealer didn't have a clue as to what problem may be, seeing as he couldn't get problem to happen when testing it out.

- , Elmira, NY, USA

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