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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,667 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

Oct 192009


  • 5,000 miles


Have had 4 windshields since we bought this car. The first time it was replaced the glass people said that there was no primer under the black exterior paint which probably contributed to the break. Each time after the repair people said the same thing. Lack of primer accelerated body rot around the windshield. Now water pours into the driver side floor due to rot around the windshield - auto body shop is looking at it now. They said it could be expensive to repair, they are going to try to fix it so that it doesn't leak. This is the most recent incident. The prior replacements were done by settles glass, triumph glass and jm phillips glass. All repairmen said the same thing - lack of primer led to windshield breakage and accelerated rot.

- Belmont, MA, USA

problem #2

Nov 112005

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact states she received a carfax report that stated the following could happen. "the front frame assembly has not been adequately welded. Fuel throttle linkage and control; the accelerator cable housing could be deformed at the cruise control at the actuator to the throttle body. The inner accelerator inner cable could veer away and eventually break this could allow the throttle to return to the idle or remain in its most recent position regardless of accelerator pedal operation increasing the risk of a crash." None of these symptoms apply to her vehicle at this time.

- Winter Hills, MA, USA

problem #1

Mar 262003

(reported on)

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
The vehicle fishtailed on a gentle snow covered curve. The dealer later discovered that the vehicle loss rear tire grip which caused the vehicle to fish tail.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

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