NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1984 Toyota Camry

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1984 Toyota Camry, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: IGNITER ASSEMBLY FAILURE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE87057

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: September 10, 1987
    • Date Closed: March 30, 1988
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Electrical System

    Summary: Summary: Toyota recovered some failed ignition control modules from thefield. Investigation showed that a solder joint in the power transistorof the module was subject to failure. Because the part is an" emissionrelated component" a voluntary emissions recall campaign was conducted.the predominant mode of failure is an inability to start the engine, although a stalled condition can occur while the engine is running.since the reported occurence of accidents and injuries is small, and therepair is being conducted under the emissions recall campaign, theliklehood of further accidents and injuries is remote.===

  2. INVESTIGATION: FAILED SPEED CONTROL

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE90021

    Component(s): Equipment

    Summary: ===

  3. INVESTIGATION: SUDDEN ACCELERATION

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #DP86008

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: April 02, 1986
    • Date Closed: August 07, 1986
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Vehicle Speed Control:Linkages

    Summary: Sudden acceleration

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