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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,571 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.

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2001 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 082012

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 190,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that both the interior and exterior driver side door handles fractured as she attempted to use them. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 190,000.....updated 10/11/12

- Glenwood, AL, USA

problem #6

Jun 072006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Camry le. While the contact was driving the vehicle at a speed of 55 mph and the vehicle had suddenly accelerated. The contact had to apply the order to stop the acceleration. The front passenger side door can only be opened from the inside. The contact had called the dealership and was informed that her vehicle was not included in NHTSA recall# 10V017000 vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal. The vehicle had not been diagnosed. The failure mileage was at 70,000 and the current mileage is 101,000. Updated 05/06/10. The consumer also stated the check engine light has been on for 3 years, despite replacing the gas cap.

- Bonita Springs, FL, USA

problem #5

Sep 082008

(reported on)


  • miles
2001 Toyota Camry doors will automatically lock. Consumer states that the doors will lock by themselves and can not open manually.

- New Market, MD, USA

problem #4

May 062008


  • 38,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Camry. While opening the driver side door, the contact noticed that the plastic handle on the door would crack on several occasions. Currently, the door will not open at all. The contact must go to the passenger side and open the door from inside to enter the vehicle. The dealer stated that they would order another handle for him and replace it at the cost of $180. The current mileage was 38,300 and failure mileage was approximately 38,000.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 162001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at highway speed of 60 mph, passenger's door opened enough that door was ajar and light came on. Dealer was notified.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

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problem #2

Mar 232001


  • miles
Driver's door of new car needs much more force to close than other doors, on one occasion the door opened while vehcile was in motion and the door light did not come on, the consumer belives the door was defective and is a serious safety problem.

- Roswell, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 112001


  • miles
Steering wheel shake at 65mph. Dealer has attempted multiple times to repair but has been unable to isolate problem..drivers door will not shut completely unles slammed. Dealer reports Toyota working on technical bulletin for fix to dealers. Toyota Corp and dealership as yet refuses to provide a new car.

- Wallingford, CT, USA

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