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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,282 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2010 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #10

Nov 012011


  • miles


Every time I turn on the heating system of my Toyota Camry, I get this foul sulfur smell coming from the vents. I took it to the dealer and they say they ran tests on it but since they can't reproduce the smell there's nothing to do. Thus far Toyota has written it off to the sulfur levels in the fuel, yet I own a Toyota corolla as well and have never had this experience. At the dealership they told me that the smell happens after the fuel is burned and passed through the catalyst converter, but I'm worried that separate systems -- the heating and the process of burning fuel -- cross together to bring that smell into the cabin of the car. I remember the previous big Toyota recall and how they tried to brush the problem under the rug, but I hope this doesn't happen here. That is unless NHTSA is willing to let people inhale such noxious and possibly toxic fumes.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #9

Mar 252011


  • 24,055 miles
On Friday, 25 March, 2011 at about 4 pm, my wife experienced a sudden deceleration event on our 2010 Toyota Camry. She made a right turn & in about a half mile, the Camry suddenly slowed to less than 10 mph from about 40 mph. She pulled into the first parking lot to the right and shut off the Camry. She said no matter how much she pressed on the accelerator, the car was not responding to the accelerator. She said the check engine and the stability control lights were on. She tried restarting the car and drove a little in the parking lot, the 2 dash lights were on, but it was driving ok. She drove the car slowly approximately 5 more miles to our home. I arrived soon & I checked the codes with my diagnostic tool, and the ECU was showing an active P0121 (throttle/pedal position sensor a, circuit range performance). So we drove the car slowly to atlanta Toyota, 2345 pleasant hill road, duluth, ga 30096. During the drive to the dealership, the dash lights went off. I reported the code P0121 to the service rep, and the driving symptoms. The next day (Saturday, 26 March 2011) atlanta Toyota called me reporting that there were no codes in the ECU. I repeated the code that I had read. The rep stated they would check again. Again atlanta Toyota called me, stating no codes found, and they had test driven the car and could not replicate the problem. They did replace the accelerator pedal assembly. On the drive home from the dealership I noticed that the clock time had changed about 30 minutes, and all the radio presets were gone, as if the battery had been disconnected.I inquired and the dealership rep said the battery had 'not been touched'.my concern is this Toyota may have reprogrammed my car due to the sudden deceleration issue, (hence the clock & radio changes), and they are not being forthcoming regarding repairs. All they will say is, there were no codes.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #8

Feb 262010


  • 4,110 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the vehicle was involved in NHTSA campaign id number 09V388000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal) and was taken to an authorized dealer for repairs. Following the repairs, the contact stated there was a strong, overwhelming odor of gasoline fumes emitting from the vehicle. She also stated the fumes seemed to be emitting into the cabin from the air ducts. The manufacturer was contacted and an appointment was made for further diagnostic testing. The failure mileage was approximately 4,110 and the current mileage was approximately 4,300.

- Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #7

Aug 312009


  • miles


Sudden acceleration was noticed on occasions before the known recall. The vehicle still does it in reverse even after Toyota did the repair (placed the insert in the gas pedal). The acceleration in reverse is frequent. I no longer feel that my vehicle is safe, but it is my sole means of transportation. Immediately after the repair, I backed out of my garage, driveway, and went up my street (hundreds of yards) without using the gas pedal!

- West Harrison, IN, USA

problem #6

Jul 012009


  • miles
The car didn't stop because the gas pedal got stock and the brakes wouldn't work, it occurred once, which caused the accident. Parts was repaired, I don't have the old parts or the car because it was a rental car ( 2010 Toyota Camry ).

- Flushing, MI, USA

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problem #5

Mar 022010


  • 4,200 miles
My wife owns a 2010 Toyota Camry, which has been to a local dealership for the gas pedal recall fix. On Tuesday, March 2nd, I was driving her Camry. I placed the shift lever in drive, took my foot off the brake, and the car suddenly accelerated at what seemed to be full throttle. My foot was not even on the gas pedal. I immediately hit the brake, and the acceleration ended, so the brake override did work. I returned the Camry to the dealership, and I was told that this was normal for a cold engine. The engine was not cold when this happened. I had just driven it about 20 miles just a few minutes before the incident. I am being told there is nothing wrong with the car, yet we are driving a loaner car because the dealership management wants to look at the "alleged problem" closer.

- Saint Pauls, NC, USA

problem #4

Dec 072009


  • miles


2010 Toyota Camry headrests are very uncomfortable pushing your head forward & hear gasoline splashing back & forth when the tank is full.

- Littleton , CO, USA

problem #3

Aug 152009

Camry 4-cyl

  • 50 miles
In August 2009 I purchased a 4-cylinder automatic 2010 Toyota Camry le. Immediately after taking delivery I noticed that the car hesitated when I pressed the accelerator. When I press the accelerator it feels like the engine is not getting sufficient amount of gas and it will stall. It takes a noticeable amount of time for the engine to respond to the demand from the accelerator pedal. Upon contacting the dealer I was told that acceleration will smooth out after a couple of weeks. However, seven months later the hesitation is still there. From postings on the internet it appears that this has been an on going issue with Camry which Toyota has known for many years but instead of fixing the problem the company has tried to address it through tsbs including, but not limited to, EG056-06 and EG036-07. Based on my experience with 2010 Camry and experience of many other 2010 Camry owners posted on the web it is obvious that this problem continues to exist. In addition to being a design flaw it is also a safety hazard because the car does not react normally when the driver presses the accelerator. This is particularly dangerous when merging into traffic or getting on a highway. Car's hesitation before picking up speed can lead driver to misjudge the time needed to merge into traffic which can result in serious accident. Regretfully this is just one other safety issue that Toyota has opted to ignore. It maybe worthwhile to note that this acceleration hesitation problem is tied to the same electronic module that controls the speed of the car and according to many experts maybe the actual cause of Camry's sudden acceleration.

- Framingham, MA, USA

problem #2

Feb 192010


  • 6,890 miles
I have a Toyota 2010 Camry, bought July 2009, this car is not slow down properly, it always run for 2 to 5 seconds then I can feel it start to slow down, then take 5 more seconds drop about 2-3 mile, it compared with my other two cars, it is really show something wrong in this car. Then I heard Toyota announce the recall all 2010 - 2007 Camry for gas pedal problem, so I back to Toyota sunnyvale, ca dealer to do the recalled fixes. However, my Camry still has same problem like before. So I back to my dealer to compliant about it, there is service engineer did a test drive and wrote a report said it works as design. I told them my other two cars didn't happen like this way, all the car should be decelerated when foot is removed from the accelerator right way, Toyota engineer just don't feel 2010 Camry has anything wrong. But I don't feel this car is safe to drive like other cars. I think it could have potential trouble for driver safety. Please notify Toyota to fix this problem soon.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 212009


  • 3,515 miles
My 2 months old 2010 Toyota Camry was in accident due to not able to stop. The brake was applied but gas pedal was stuck causing vehicle to hit the wall. The resulting damage was broken front axcel, infalting both front air bags etc.. the total repair cost was around $14000 my daughter was driving the car and she is experienced driver. She had mentioned that she was not able to stop the car even though the brake was applied. At the time of accident, the Toyota recall was not made public so I ignored her complaint.

- North Bergen, NJ, USA

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