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4.9

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,597 miles

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2012 Toyota Camry body / paint problems

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2012 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 192015

Camry 4-cyl

  • 40,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Recently I noticed the front door passenger side would not work with the remote and I had to open manually from inside. I had Toyota check it and was told it was the attenuator which I replaced. Two days later the right side back door is unable to open by remote as well. When the doors open the car gives off a steady noise suggesting that the attenuator is not working. I was wondering if this is a problem for Camry. I had a 1997 Camry for a number of years and never had this problem. Toyota said that my car exceeded the 36000, 36 month warranty. I never had this problem with the 1997 vehicle. This is an expensive job, exceeding $500 per door. A bit perplexed.

- Rosedale , NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 112014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 21,790 miles
On the morning of March 11, 2014 I was driving up a curvy road with a co-worker in the car when my driver's door unexpectedly flew open. It opened on it's own after 10+ minutes of driving 25-35 mph around a few other corners with the door securely closed. When the door opened the dash light alerting me a door was open came on as well as the door chime. Luckily there wasn't another car coming from the other direction or they would have hit my car door. On April 2nd I was driving from my home to my office when my door unexpectedly flew open again while going around a turn. This was after 5+ minutes of driving and going around a turn prior to it opening. The exact same thing happened where the door flew open, the dash alert and chime came on. Once again I was lucky there wasn't a car coming the other direction or they would have hit my car. The local dealer cannot verify the problem so they have said there's nothing for them to fix, putting my safety at risk and other drivers on the road at risk. I have asked Toyota corporate for help but so far the issue has not been addressed.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #1

Jun 122013

Camry

  • miles
There is a grab handle over each front side door; the rear hinge of the handle poses a severe danger to the driver's and passenger's heads. The headliner is padded, but this handle extends about an inch out from the headliner and is a hard plastic cover over a steel hinge. A severe side motion, as in a crash, could drive this hinge through the driver's or passenger's skull. A lesser side motion, as in a sudden maneuver, could hit the driver's head hard enough to distract the driver and cause a crash.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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