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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,068 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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2011 Toyota Camry engine problems

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2011 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #8

Jan 022013


  • 33,912 miles


While traveling on route 78 West near bethlehem pa the oil light began to flicker. We pulled off the highway into a GM dealership. The mechanic said the oil was leaking out the oil filter and there was no oil on the dipstick. Now the engine is making a grinding sound when it is starting and other sounds. I'm afraid that we will have to be replaced the engine or the car. We have 3 years left on the car loan. The oil and filter were replaced 32,012 at sears. I have saved the failed oil filter.

- Strasburg , PA, USA

problem #7

Jun 072013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 10,905 miles
I was in a line of cars in the take-out line at burger king waiting to place my order. The transmission was in drive and my right foot was on the brake pedal. The engine suddenly accelerated. I put my left foot also on the brake, but with both feet and all my strength felt the car going forward. So as not to strike the car in front of me, I turned sharply to the left and plowed into the curb, went over the curb, hit a large bush trunk, through the bust, mulch and another bust. The engine raced out of control and could not be held by the brake.

- Rockland, MA, USA

problem #6

Dec 042012

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
Catalytic converter problem with 2011 Toyota Camry with 31088 miles.

- Laguna Niguel, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 222011


  • miles


When I bought my car around September 15, 2011, I test driven one of their 2 Camry models; xle & SE. I was with a sales guy when we test drove it. I didn't go really fast so I didn't realize if there was any loud wind noise and also because the sales guy was telling me things. After I got it for about a wind, I started to actually drive it to work and everytime, I go about 50-80mph, I would hit loud wind noise coming it for somewhere. I bought the car to 4 different Toyota service center and they agreed with me, but they told me that is how it was design, and that I should just turn the radio up loud and forget about it because there is no current fix on it. I am extremely paranoid person due to post problem when I got into a bad accident, so that is why I don't use my radio or even if I did, would turn it up so loud. I am hoping that yall could talk to Toyota hq and get it fix because I might go crazy soon because I am sitting here waiting for a fix, but I don't hear or see anything about Toyota planning to address this issue. And just to prove my point again, I went to go test drive the newer Toyota Camry models and they have the same exact problems. Please, I need you help. Thank you!!

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #4

Mar 282012


  • 16,723 miles
Drove down road keeping a constant 40-45mph. Vehicle suddenly revs engine wildly to redline. Car speed increases drastically to 65mph from 40-45mph. Took foot off gas pedal and engine still accelerated. Moments later engine went back to normal operating condition.

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 152011

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
My vehicle at below 40 mph, mostly city driving, the car jerks with abrupt shifting, and sometimes harsh shifting. Also it feels like the car pauses a little when shifting at low speeds. The car takes off like it rushes rather than a smooth acceleration, though I press the gas pedal gently. This really bothers me during the rush hour because my both kids are in the back seat at that time. I have been to the Toyota dealer but they said they couldn't reproduce the problem. Some one please, please please help me with this. It really bothers me after spending lot on money on this car, I can't even drive it safe and its really dangerous driving around the city with my family thinking about what will happen at the next stop light.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #2

Sep 122010


  • 3,000 miles
2011 Camry with 3000 miles. Going uphill, car seemed to stall-as if running out of gas. I let go of gas and car appeared to be ok. Half a second later, I pressed the gas pedal and car stalled. Dash lights came on, power steering no longer worked. I put car in neutral and tried to start it, would not start. Came to a stop, removed key from ignition and then tried to start care. Car started but sputtered at idle. Car had 3/4 tank and check engine light never came on-other than when dash was lit up from stalling. Took to dealer. Ran diagnostics on it and said everything was ok. They were not able to duplicate issue.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #1

Aug 252010


  • miles
During the period of August 17-27, I rented a 2011 Toyota Camry. I rented it from hertz at the denver international airport. On August 25, while traveling East on us 70, about 10 miles West of frisco, Colorado, the car's engine stopped and the dash went blank, no warning or anything. This was very annoying for my passengers and me, going from 65-70 mph to -0- in a matter of seconds. Fortunately I was able to pull on to the berm and out of the way of oncoming semis, most of whom were able to pull into the passing lane. I thought that maybe the car overheated as I had been driving for several hours with the ac on and the road is a mountainous road. I let the car cool for a few minutes, made sure the ac was off. I started the car and ┐everything┐ came to life. I drove up the remainder of the hill, keeping the speed at approximately 55mph, down the next and started up when the same thing happened ┐ complete lack of power. Again very annoying!!! after this last episode we called your office and were told to wait on the side of the road for a replacement. As we had a scheduled engagement in frisco, and a friend who could drive out 10 miles to pick us up, the agent told us to leave the car on the side of the road. The agent said a car would be delivered to our hotel in frisco. The car was delivered two and a half hours later. And one more thing. I am not sure but I think the brakes did not work the first stall time. I think the car started to roll backward before I got it from drive to park I was caught by surprise the first time and a little slow to react to the stall. The second time as soon as it stalled I pulled over to the side and put it into park. Hertz vehicle info: Vehicle [xxx] 2011 Camry lic co [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Wadsworth, OH, USA

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