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Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,141 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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2013 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #12

Jun 232016


  • 30,980 miles


Bought this used Toyota Camry SE 2013 yesterday with only 30,000 miles on it. Right away, I heard creaking noise coming from the center of the dashboard and by the front passenger side. It's not very loud but can be heard and very annoying. It's audible when car is in motion especially when stepping on the gas, brakes and when turning. Not normal for a 3 year old to have this intermittent and annoying creaking sound. I immediately researched on it and to my shock, there's a lot of blogs and posted videos on this same exact issue of creaking sound by the dashboard and front passenger seat for most vehicles of Toyota regardless of model and dominant on those manufactured since 2013. Toyota should have a fix on this since this is a three year old issue.

- Poway, CA, USA

problem #11

Sep 152015


  • 24,070 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the passenger side of the bumper was becoming detached. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the bumper needed to be replaced. The contact stated one week after the vehicle was repaired, the front bumper scrapped while reversing from the driveway. The contact stated that the dealer stated the bumper was to low to the ground. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 24,070. The VIN was not available.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #10

Sep 162015


  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the front bumper was becoming loose. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician stated that they were unable to alter the design of the vehicle and that there was no remedy for the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 24,000.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #9

Sep 012015


  • 23,161 miles


Trunk lid wont hold up. It easily collapses if car is parked on the slightest of incline or is hit with a slight breeze. The trunk has collapses on my head several times while unloading groceries. My concern is the trunk lid closing on a toddler. My other two Camry, year 2001 and 2003, do not have that problem. Those older Camry seem to have stronger torsion bars and/or hinges and/or holding mechanisms. Toyota dealership tells me they found nothing wrong with the trunk lid and its mechanism.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #8

Jan 152014


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Camry. While driving at approximately 25 mph, the vehicle shook. The contact noticed that snow accumulated inside all four wheel wells and turned into ice. The failure occurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that there where chunks of ice inside of the wheel wells that needed to be removed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 10,000.

- Hermon , ME, USA

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problem #7

Jan 082014


  • 15,000 miles
I heard this persistent moderately loud knocking noise, which sounded liked it was actually coming from the front left(?) wheel area. As soon as you start driving, the knocking sound occurs, stops, and stops again. It is most persistent while driving over uneven street pavement.

- Folsom, CA, USA

problem #6

May 312013


  • 2,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Camry. After reading a publication, the contact realized that the vehicle had a defective front end structure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 2,000.

- Roseville, MN, USA

problem #5

Feb 252013


  • 500 miles
Roughly a few weeks after purchasing my 2013 Camry SE and about 500 miles, I noticed a popping/clunking sound coming from the roof over the driver side. It seems to happen <30 mph and on uneven/bumpy ground. To date it has been in the Toyota maintenance shop for 35 days and counting without any improvements. No one at the dealership service department has an idea of what is causing the sound or how to fix it. I am concerned that there may be some undiagnosed structural issue. They have mentioned in the previous repair attempt that the roof may be too thin allowing the metal to flex too much.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #4

Sep 122013


  • 100 miles
Weather stripping on all doors doesn't touch the glass, creates a hazard not being able to see out the side windows. Water is getting inside of the door. No response from Toyota yet. Updated 01/23/14 this filed complaint has worsened as winter has set in. Drive is completely blinded, by windows and driver and passenger side can't be cleared be rolling down and rolling up the windows to clear the rain and snow. The weather strip didn't even touch the glass on any of the four doors. Updated 01/23/14

- Salem, NH, USA

problem #3

Sep 162013


  • 2,500 miles
On the way home from West Virginia university Sunday evening around 1:10 am driving near RT119 uniontown, pa we spun in rail while making a turn towards exit going 55 mph, we hit a guardrail spun and flipped over 4 times 75 feet over an embankment not one airbag deployed causing more injury to my daughter in the back seat, we all hit our heads and got contusions, concussions and abrasions while wearing our seat belts the back seat belt either burned or was cut I have 33 pics from insurance adjustor, with the extreme impact I cant believe no air bag opened, causing more injury to my daughter in the back seat. It was a miracle we survived.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 202013


  • 1,356 miles
I experienced an sudden unintended acceleration condition on my 2013 Camry SE on 08/20/2013. The car hit a big tree and was not repairable, total-ed. Thanks to the air-bags, I only had a couple of bruises here and there.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 052013

Camry 4WD 4-cyl

  • 20 miles
Car was stopped behind a landscaper's trailer for a second and the engine accelerated so fast and so loudly and overrode the brake smashing into the back of the trailer. Husband was unable to reach the keys to turn off the engine. Wife was injured in chest area and taken to the hospital. This was a loaner from Toyota until they investigated why our highlander was accelerating the day before. The consumer stated Toyota insisted there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. Updated 05/01/13

- Rockville Centre, NY, USA

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