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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,789 miles

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2013 Toyota Camry brakes problems

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2013 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #11

Apr 102016


  • miles


The contact owned a 2013 Toyota Camry. While driving at a low speed, the vehicle independently accelerated. In addition, the steering wheel seized and the brake pedal was depressed, but failed to respond. As a result, the contact crashed into a pole. The contact was unsure if the air bags deployed. The contact sustained injuries to the legs, back, and left arm that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed and deemed destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN and failure mileage were unknown. Udated 08/04/16

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #10

Oct 052015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that there was an abnormal noise progressing from the front area of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was not able to replicate and diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available. Updated 04/07/16

- Garnerville, NY, USA

problem #9

Feb 052013


  • 337 miles
Clicking when in reverse and appling brakes shifting brake pads ? coming to stop car seems to shift to neutral ( better gas mileage) " going up hill 70 T0 75 mph in cruise control car will down shift 1 or 2 gears this is the way the car programed. On all issues Toyota claims their is nothing they can do as the car is operating according to specs. They tell me the car is safe I have concerns as to how. Why is their a noise in the brakes " why is the car down shifting they say their is a disclaimer not to use cruise in mountains. They seem to have a problems they can`T fix

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #8

Apr 022013


  • 19,000 miles


Due the fact brake and accelerator R are much toooooo close together pulled into parking space both brake and accelerator were going !when I put foot on brakes !!!!!!!!!! Toyota could find nothing wrong.! be aware our second car the 2005 Buick la crosse and previous cars, we never have problem since the brake and accelerator are properly spaced [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- New Lenox, IL, USA

problem #7

Feb 262015


  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the after the vehicle was serviced under a voluntary recall for speed control, the vehicle accelerated independently without warning. The brake pedal was depressed and failed to respond. As a result, the contact crashed into the shelves in his garage and the air bags failed to deploy. A police report was not filed and no injuries were sustained. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician stated that the vehicle was operating as designed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 20,000.

- Monteue, MI, USA

problem #6

Feb 022015

Camry 4-cyl

  • 17,000 miles
Stepped on the brake pedal during parking accelerator got activated by the brake pedal.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!scary! our second car 2005 Buick lacrosse does not have this problem! the consumer stated he and his are deaf. Therefore, the keyless ignition is life threatening to them. The consumer stated he had to hook the keys to his belt in order to be reminded of the engine he mistakenly left running parked in the garage. Updated 09/23/15. Updated 4/14/16

- New Lenox, IL, USA

problem #5

Aug 152014


  • 14,760 miles


During a panic stop on dry pavement, after the ABS brakes pulsed three times, at least the two front brakes locked up causing the car to skid. I could not tell if the rear brakes locked up. Wrote Toyota customer service about the issue. The case number is 1409112221. My brakes were inspected by my local Toyota dealer who reported to me that during a health check of the braking system they found nothing wrong. The mechanic and service manager stated to me that during hard stops the ABS brakes may lock up. I thought ABS stood for anti lock braking system.

- Centreville, VA, USA

problem #4

Jun 252014


  • 4,500 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that when attempting to engage the brakes, the brake pedal became very hard to depress. As result, the emergency brake had to be applied in order to stop the vehicle. The problem recurred intermittently several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was not able to duplicate the problem. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 4,500.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 072014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 12,500 miles
I was driving around the chicagoland suburb of wheaton with my mother one Saturday morning a few weeks ago. I began applying the brakes as you normally would as we approached a red light. As we drew closer to the stopped car in front of us, I applied the brakes more to come to a complete stop. The car was rolling at about 15 mph, but it was not slowing as I approached the stopped car ahead. I put my foot all the way to the ground attempting to apply the brakes entirely to come to a complete stop. The car would not stop! my mom began yelling for me to stop, and I screamed back that I was trying! I had my foot all the way down, and I was frantically pumping the brake, but it kept rolling, completely unresponsive to the brake pedal. The pedal felt "mushy" and was going all the way to the ground all too easily. I bumped the car in front of me, which is what finally brought me to a stop. The bump was light enough that the driver didn't notice, and there was not any damage. He let it go, and a report was not filed. I slammed the car into park at the light and got out so I could look around the pedals to see if something was jammed in there that would have caused this. There was not anything around the brake pedal that should have stopped it from working. It was not a floor mat problem. I put the car back in drive, and it continued on normally, brakes now working fine. I took it straight to Toyota and explained the incident (my mom served as a witness), and they ran diagnostics on my car. They seemed disturbingly unfazed by the story as if they get this kind of complaint a lot. Of course, they found nothing wrong. They said the 2013 Camry SE was fine, and they didn't know what to tell me. Although the car has been fine since, I am terrified at what might happen when I am moving at higher speeds on the highway!! I loved that car, but now I am somewhat afraid of it!

- Glen Ellyn, IL, USA

problem #2

Apr 272014


  • 16,000 miles
As I turned into a parking spot in my 2013 Toyota Camry (7 months old) and put on the brakes, the window wipers started going like mad and the car accelerated at an alarming rate. At the time I had both hands on the wheel and I never touched the accelerator. It was the scariest experience of my life. I had no control of the vehicle because it took on a life of its own. It surged over the one foot curb (there is a huge drop on the other side of the curb) and smashed into a lightpole. The car is totaled.

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #1

Oct 152013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 3,584 miles
After making a turn onto a road, before entering a parking lot, my brake lights went on. It's a new car with only 3500 miles on it - the brakes should be fine. I turn into the parking lot, park the car, put it in park, and turn off the engine. I check the emergency brake, it was not engaged. I turn the car on and the brake light goes away. However, now I cannot take my car out of park. It is stuck in park. I step on the brake, I turn the wheel and the wheel turns fine. The gear is still stuck in park. I call the dealership, they send out a tow truck. I try my car one more time and it is still stuck in park. The driver of the tow truck tries, he puts his hand on the handle and behold, it shifts out of park and can go into R, N and D. can you believe it?? I will continue to monitor this 'odd' occurrence. Hopefully, this will not happen again.

- Homestead,, FL, USA

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