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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,769 miles

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2013 Toyota Camry miscellaneous problems

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2013 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #11

Jul 042016


  • 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 #10

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 #9

Apr 172016


  • 66,000 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. This happens all the time. The intermittent hesitation is very dangerous when trying to cross a busy intersection when the cross traffic is uncontrolled. This condition is dangerous and not normal. This is my family car and I use it Transport my twin 9 year old daughter and scared this condition is going to cause an accident as it has already almost has as I was crossing an intersection it stalled and I was almost hit by oncoming cars. I love the car but I am scared for my family's life when using the car. It happens every time I drive the vehicle.

- Loganville, GA, USA

problem #8

Apr 062016


  • miles


Purchased new Camry in June 2013 and when the ac is on there is a mold and mildew smell that comes from the unit. Sometimes it makes me cough and it irirates my eyes. The dealership said Toyota knows about the problem but has not found a fix for it so they will simply deodorize the system ever now and then. Last deodorizing was augustaugust 2014 but today the dealership said they don't know what I'm talking about. The smell is horrible everytime the car is started and the ac is on then after a while the smells decreases. I read there is a class action lawsuit for this so Toyota definitely knows about this embarrassing odor.

- Austell, GA, USA

problem #7

Mar 092016


  • 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

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problem #6

Dec 142015


  • 60,300 miles
My 2013 Toyota Camry SE, behaves this way almost every day. The accelerator hesitates/vibrates when I step on the gas, when the vehicle is picking up speed between 35 to 45 mph. It usually happens when am picking up from a complete stop, either at a stop sign or when the vehicle was parked for a while. I also notice it happens only when the speed is picking up from a complete stop. It may delay for 1-2 seconds intermittently but stops once it 50 mph or more.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #5

Dec 012015


  • miles


Car has only 17000 miles. Terrible odor from the A/C and heating recommends a cleaner and filter change costing me $140 dollars. Why is this smell happening" is it mold" very unhealthy.

- Coventry, RI, USA

problem #4

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 #3

Jul 062013


  • 5,146 miles
***sunroof*** constantly knocking. After taking it in the first time I was told the bolts were incorrectly bolted out of the plant. After picking up the vehicle I noticed the knocking was still there. Told that they needed someone from corporate office to assist. Installed chims and fixed. November 13th knocking noise back again. Again someone from corporate had to come in to assist, again chims installed and told it was fixed. I asked to speak with a manager to inquire if this was a safety issue and if I should be affraid that my sunroof would come lose and also to ask how many times must I return to have this issue looked at with the thought that is was actually fixed. Sales manager said they don't believe its a safety issue and that I should not worry about this repair being an issue in the future as they have a documented history of this problem and that I would not be responsible for paying for it in the future. It is now January of 2014 and the noise is back again. I have researched this problem on the internet and find that this is a common issue with Toyota sunroofs and that they are aware of the problem since 2008 but have yet to determine what the issue is. The installation of chims is only a band aid.

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #2

Dec 172013

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
Your only allow 1900 characters. That wasn't enough for me to tell you that you need help. You didn't even allow me to enter what my recall is for. More gov't bs! typical.

- Glenwood, MN, USA

problem #1

Sep 212013


  • 3,000 miles
While driving uphill on I80 in pa our engine suddenly lost power. Warning light flashed and buzzer sounded. We were able to move over a lane and then off road. We were lucky. After shutting off power switch, we were able to start and accelerate normally. We noticed that our hybrid 3013 Camry was then no longer in eco mode. We then figured out what happened. Reaching into the storage compartment, I accidentally touched the ev button which turned off the gas engine. The electric motor was not strong enough alone to keep up a safe speed. We suddenly decelerated and luckily were able to avoid a serious accident.

- Washington, DC, USA

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