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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,433 miles

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2001 Toyota Camry body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 182011


  • 153,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving various speeds he heard loud noises coming from underneath the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a independent mechanic who advised him that the welding on the sub-frame was defective. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance; yet they advised him that his VIN was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was approximately 153,000.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #2

Apr 232007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Camry. While driving 65 mph the vehicle suddenly spun out of control and caused him to pull off into an embankment. The contact stated that the vehicle had the same failures as noted in recall # 01V072000 concerning structure:frame and members. The manufacturer stated that they would send out an inspector within thirty days. The contact stated that he suffersed from moderate head, neck, shoulder, lower back, and orthopedic injuries. The current and failure mileages were 110,000.

- Cupertino, CA, USA

problem #1

May 022001

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,300 miles
At highway speeds, particularly from 45 mph to 65-75 mph, steering wheel on 2001 Camry le 4-cyl vibrates. Tires and wheels have been balanced many times but still no remedy. Alignment was also performed many times but with the same problem. Went to Toyota dealership 4 times, with the same cause, dealer tentatively fixed issue but restarts (vibrates) after a few miles. Steering wheel seems loose (about to fall off) and moves the car slightly to the left. Visual vibrate of steering wheel is seen and of course felt. This vibrate not seen in my previous 1998 corolla at the same speed range. Also, other generation 4 (1997-2001) Camry's have the same defect. Possible engine mount problem (engine not held properly), over or under torquing of steering wheel and related components. Probably suspension failure or improper installation of steering and suspension. Note: Incident date is today's date (02 May 03). Incident has happened many times in normal driving. Note: Number of failures is measured in every time I start the car and drive at the above specified speeds. However, the number is lesser since it has been awhile that I reported the problem to Toyota.

- Columbia, MD, USA

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