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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,183 miles

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2013 Toyota Camry drivetrain problems

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2013 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #28

Jul 042016

Camry

  • 27,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Camry. While the vehicle was parked on a hill, the contact attempted to switch the gear into drive, but the shifting gear failed to lock in the drive position. The contact had to reverse the vehicle off the hill in order to place the vehicle in drive. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 27,000.

- Verdi, NV, USA

problem #27

Jul 042016

Camry

  • 57,500 miles
My car would stall and come to a stop unpredictably. It has happened when the car was in motion at low speeds and during turns. The car would stall and come to a stop. Sometimes it can be started after you shut down the engine, sometimes you have to try a couple times in order to start again. Toyota dealership was able to test and find stalling history but was not able to find to problem. They said they would test drive and try to duplicate the problem. After 2 weeks, they said they couldn't duplicate it and couldn't work on it any further and told me to take the car back. After taking the car back, 2 days later it stalled again and it was brought into another Toyota dealership.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #26

Jun 232016

Camry

  • 14,460 miles
Purchased car in April with 14,000 miles. Vehicle hesitates at random times - this is especially dangerous when making a left turn at a busy intersection. One time I was the 3rd car back at busy intersection with no left turn arrow. When it was my turn to go the car would barely move. I was fortunate that all the cars in the other direction waited until I cleared the intersection before going. When the traffic light changes from green to red, you are in danger of being hit by another car because you're still in the middle of the intersection. I called the dealer service depart and was told because the problem is random all they could do was have a tech go on a ride along and see if it happened. I test drove the car 3 times before buying it. I was not aware of this problem or I would not have bought this car. My previous car was a 2003 Camry and I never had one minute of trouble with it. This is a very dangerous situation - someone could be killed or very badly injured - and needs to be investigated asap.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #25

Mar 072016

Camry

  • 23,700 miles

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

While driving the vehicle either on a city street or highway or turning the vehicle comes to a complete stop. Nothing works, car wont start, key will not move, gear is stuck. This has happen three times within a year. The dealer has check it out but has no answer to why it happens. My air-condition fogs up the window, as so does the heater making the visibility difficult. There was also a strong odor of gas when you make a turn. All my complaints have been reported but nothing done. My fear is a major accident will be cause because of this.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #24

Mar 112016

Camry

  • 60,000 miles
The transmission shudders and hesitates on acceleration. This happens intermittently. I usually notice it when accelerating from a complete stop. It happens just before the transmission shifts to the next gear.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

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problem #23

Mar 092016

Camry

  • 37,369 miles
I was drove the car for shopping 25 miles away from home at 9:00 am. At 11:50 am, on the way back, the back shook slightly and made small noises that were unfamiliar. I checked to see if the shift gear was set correctly and windows were closed, which they were. There was no unusual blinking of driver panel light indicating any type of warning. When I arrived at the drive way at 12:30pm, turning into the front of the house as usual, the car suddenly accelerated and my car ran into the garage door and side of the house.

- Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

problem #22

Feb 242016

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles

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

Transmission delays during acceleration. Multiple time I have been in danger due to delayed acceleration when pulling out or coming to stop then accelerating. My local dealership said it was a common problem. This is very dangerous and I think should investigated further. Thank you.

- Johnson City, TN, USA

problem #21

Jun 012013

Camry

  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Camry. While depressing the accelerator pedal, the vehicle would not respond or accelerate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 3,000.

- Lawrance, NY, USA

problem #20

Nov 032015

Camry

  • 9,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Camry. While parked, the vehicle accelerated without warning when the contact removed the key from the ignition. The contact was able to stop the vehicle by depressing the brake pedal. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 9,000.

- Wichita Falls, TX, USA

problem #19

Aug 062013

Camry

  • 50,000 miles
The dates above are approximate as my car is back at the dealership. The car would vibrate at 20, 40 and 60 mph it would also lose power when taking off from a stop. I got the run around I bought new tires had an aligned changed the fuel being used. Finally they said it was my tranmission. They replaced the tranmission and did a software update. I am now at 100,000 and having the exact same problem. I am convinced this is a known issue from what I see online I have no idea why Toyota hasn't officially ordered a recall! I believe I have a lemon and they should replace my car! my 16 year old daughter was driving she took off from a stop sign and was almost hit from the side the car was vibrating and wouldn't accelerate. This is a very dangerous issue. My car is currently back at pat lobb Toyota waiting on their diagnosis once again!

- Melissa, TX, USA

problem #18

Jul 202015

Camry

  • 27,700 miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving to make a left turn at 5 mph, the vehicle accelerated independently and crashed into a wall. The contact sustained a concussion and bruises on her chest that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 27,700.. updated 09/30/15

- Fairfax , VA, USA

problem #17

Feb 052013

Camry

  • 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 #16

Feb 052015

Camry

  • 55,000 miles
When accelerating at a stop light or when slowing down to make a turn, it hesitates when stepping on it to go. It will go about 5 - 10 feet and hesitate, just enough to make everyone behind you think you are going and they close behind you enough to almost hit you because they don't realize the care hesitates. It has happened more than 4 times. It is an accident waiting to happen.

- Harrisonburg , VA, USA

problem #15

Jun 012013

Camry

  • 800 miles
Hesitation occurs when accelerating across an intersection or pulling into traffic, usually from a stopped position. Car initially starts then hesitates & feels like it will shut off. To get across the intersection you need to "floor it" which makes the engine "roar" but little action for all the noise. This has happened numerous times in 2 yrs (estimated date & mileage for 1st occurrence). Sometimes there are long stretches between occurrences. It is dangerous & I lack confidence at times to pull out. The technician didn't experience the problem when mentioned on 2 stops at the deal for an oil change. Torque converter software update made no difference. My previous Camry never had this problem.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #14

Jan 012014

Camry

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Camry. While driving 25 mph, the vehicle jerked. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the modem needed to be updated. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- North Hollywood, CA, USA

problem #13

Mar 102014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
On a cold start, the engine sounds rough for about a second or two. Grinding type noise. Completely different from the normal warm-engine start-up sounds. Also, the engine does not sound right for about the first mile or so after a cold start, sort of a whining noise from the front right side of the engine compartment. Clearly audible when lightly revving between 1500-2000 rpms. Although tsb-004-13-a has not yet been expanded to include the 2013 Camry, it sounds a lot like that exact issue may be affecting the 2013S. This 2013 was built in the same plant as the 2010-12 Camry that are part of the tsb. I have taken it to the dealer twice and was told that 'these sounds are within the normal range of noises an engine can make'. I disagree. The vehicle now has 37K miles on it, I am hoping it will be fixed prior to the expiration of the powertrain warranty (60K).

- Dexter, MI, USA

problem #12

Nov 032014

Camry

  • 70,000 miles
When accelerating from a stop the vehicle will sometimes move about 10 feet and then hesitate for about 1 to 2 seconds. It will then accelerate normally. One time the vehicle accelerated to about 20 mph and then the engine RPM returned to idle. The accelerator was pushed to the floor and the RPM remained at idle. The accelerator was released and pushed down again. The vehicle accelerated normally. This happened only one time. The intermittent hesitation is very dangerous when trying to cross a busy intersection when the cross traffic is uncontrolled. The vehicle was taken to the dealership for the problem. The technician could not duplicate the condition. The U760E torque converter shudder recall upgrade was performed. This did not fix the problem. The service advisor said that the technician said that some transmission hesitation was normal. The service advisor also said there had been other complaints about this condition. There are also complaints on the online automobile forums. This condition is dangerous and not normal.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #11

Sep 012014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 17,000 miles
When accelerating from a stop the vehicle will sometimes move about 10 feet and then hesitate for about 1 to 2 seconds. It will then accelerate normally. One time the vehicle accelerated to about 20 mph and then the engine RPM returned to idle. The accelerator was pushed to the floor and the RPM remained at idle. The accelerator was released and pushed down again. The vehicle accelerated normally. This happened only one time. The intermittent hesitation is very dangerous when trying to cross a busy intersection when the cross traffic is uncontrolled. The vehicle was taken to the dealership for the problem. The technician could not duplicate the condition. The U760E torque converter shudder recall upgrade was performed. This did not fix the problem. The service advisor said that the technician said that some transmission hesitation was normal. The service advisor also said there had been other complaints about this condition. There are also complaints on the online automobile forums. This condition is dangerous and not normal......updated 03-03-15 the consumer stated the problem was not fixed. Within the last week, he removed his foot from the accelerator to slow down from 65 mph to 40 mph. When he tried to accelerate to merge into the off ramp of traffic, he had to push the accelerator to the floor. The vehicle did not accelerate. The consumer released the accelerator, pushed down again and everything went back to normal. The consumer stated the problem is still not fixed. Updated 04/02/15

- Chickasha, OK, USA

problem #10

Jul 312014

Camry

  • 13,000 miles
On several occasions over the last month I have noticed the car stalls when you attempt to drive in reverse. Most recently it did the same thing while the car was in drive. Scheduled for car to go to dealer 8/29/14.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #9

Jun 252014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 2,500 miles
While on incline transmission in drive engine running let foot off brake car rolls backwards until brake is applied.

- Plymouth, MN, USA

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