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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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Toyota Camry brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 092002

(reported on)


  • miles


The response time for the braking system is severly lacking. I have experienced the problem numerous times, including once on the freeway when the brakes would not engage at all. I have notified the manufacturer and brought the car in for inspection numerous times and each time have been told there is no problem with the brakes. However I contiinue to experience deficiencies in braking response time.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 132002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intermittently when brakes are applied in a sudden stop, pedal is normal; however, there is an extended stopping distance. Also, pads have been replaced twice, and the problem still exists. Consumer feels the problem may be due to an improper friction material, also states that possibly the master cylinder piston displacement has been miscalculated.

- Haydenville, MA, USA

problem #2

Mar 282002

(reported on)


  • miles
Upon stopping the vehicle the brakes does not stop the vehicle. The vehicle makes a grinding noise and it drags. Dealer states that a part is missing off the brakes. Nlm

- Fairfield, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 012001


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While traveling between 55 and 65 mph a vibration occurs in vehicle under normal operation. Dealership could not duplicate problem, and could not assist consumer. During the week of June 11th, accelerator stuck while vehicle was in operation. Dealership again stated they could not find anything wrong with vehicle. Consumer noticed cruise control was not working properly shortly after purchase, it would cut in and out and jerk vehicle, dealer adjusted terminal of jumper switch wire to ensure good contact and adjusted cable of the cruise control a couple months later, now consumer experiences problems with the accelerator sticking without the cruise control turned on, cruise is still experiencing problems while on, rpms are running high while at stops, and accelerator is sticking. While applying brakes when they are heated up, they get hard and cause vehicle to vibrate.

- Apex, NC, USA

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