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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,238 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 022006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles


I own a 2001 Toyota Camry le. I have owned the car for approx 11 months. In August my son while leaving the beach claimed the ABS breaks locked up causing him to slide into a pole in the parking lot. Neither air bag was deployed but there was over 6000 damage. The mechanic said it was a low impact hit... the car was repaired and breaks checked and said to be working. Now just 7 months from that accident I was driving in a snow storm and despite my best driving I too experienced the ABS breaks actually locking... on a hill in the snow causing my car to fish tail and all the while gaining speed leaving me with no way to slow down my passenger watch the speedometer go from 15... to 30... to 35 which is when he closed his eyes as I made one last attempt to steer the car straight we went off the road wiping out 2 or 3 small trees, a metal pole luckily there was a rather large rock under the snow that got stuck under the tail end of the car leaving the car "nose" end into the ground. Neither air bag deployed once again. The drivers side light was completely torn out, the tires came partially off the rim and the frame is now twisted the impact was defiantly over 30 mph with no air bag deployment. The anti- lock bakes... locked and had they not I would not have fishtailed... this is the second accident my car has had due to the break system. This one totaled my car. Which I owe 11,000 on...

- Fall River, MA, USA

problem #4

Jul 102005

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,192 miles
2001 Toyota Camry was involved in an accident and none of the air bags deployed. When the consumer attempted to stop the vehicle abruptly the brake pedal went to the floor and the vehicle did not slow down. As a result the vehicle collided with another vehicle.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #3

May 092002


  • miles
On Thursday, May 9th, 2002 I was pulling into a parking spot in the parking lot of the jewel store at 40th street and harlem ave. In stickney, il. My speed at that time was 1 or 2 mph. About 3 or 4 feet from where I was to make a complete stop - the car suddenly made a loud "revving" noise and lurched forward - up over a curb, up a grassy embankment, knocked down two pine trees and sideswiped a 6' wooden fence before coming to a stop. My foot was on the brake as all this was happening, but the car wouldn't stop until stopped by the fence.

- Forest View, IL, USA

problem #2

Jan 012002


  • miles
While pulling inside of driveway applied brakes, and brakes failed, ran into a tree. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Maldin, MA, USA

problem #1

Nov 192000

Camry 6-cyl

  • miles
Purchased a new 2001 Camry le (VIN [xxx]) on November 11, 2000. No summary listed for above vehicle. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- South River, NJ, USA

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