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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
131,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace door handles (3 reports)
2001 Toyota Camry accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2001 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 262016

Camry LE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 173,000 miles


I just went to my car to get in and the door handle just snapped off completely it was so sharp it cut my finger

- , Midland, GA, USA

problem #2

Feb 152006

Camry LX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

There is obviously a problem with the exterior door handles on the 2001 Camry. I have seen a lot of missing door handles on Camrys over the years, this cannot just be a coincidence. Toyota should be made responsible for correcting this problem which is a engineer or material issue, not a user issue.

- , Summit, MS, USA

problem #1

Jan 152014

Camry LS 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

This is a minor gripe, for sure, but when even a tiny bit of ice gets into the doors, the handles come apart with a relatively light pull. They are almost paper thin at the point where they break. It's not really expensive to buy a replacement part, but the job is difficult enough to be very frustrating, and expensive if paying for it.

This has been a wonderful car for 13 years, and other than being lousy in the snow and the weak door handles, I am very pleased with it, and sorry that later Camrys are so butt ugly.

- , Margaretville, NY, USA

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