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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
105,400 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. strip and repaint (3 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. replace hood (1 reports)
1998 Toyota Camry body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 012005

Camry LX 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


I have noticed this problem on many Toyota Camrys.

- Willie J., Gastonia, NC, US

problem #4

Jan 012007

Camry LE 2.2

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles

I have seen many other Toyota Camrys with this same issue.


- williejay, Gastonia, NC, US

problem #3

Mar 282007

(reported on)

Camry CE V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 220,000 miles

Seems like the 98 Camrys came out with a bad paint job. They should've been recalled. My Camry's hood has peeled pretty bad. If anyone knows if they were in fact recalled, please let me know. Thanks

- Mary M., Clovis, CA, US

problem #2

Oct 132006

(reported on)


  • 120,000 miles

I really love my toyotas, (we have 3) but the hood of the 98 camry has buckling, peeling paint & was beginning to rust. my daughter drives it to school & when I lifted the hood it was awful! I haven't had an estimate yet, but I'm thinking it will be cheaper to replace the hood than trying to fix the decaying mess. By the way mine is white, so maybe its just the 98's have a bad paint job

- Ruby M., Syracuse, NY, US

problem #1

Mar 232006

(reported on)

Camry XLE

  • 1,800 miles

I was told that something, maybe acid rain, had gotten on the car. However, I have looked at a number of BLACK 98 Camrys and they all seem to have the same problem. I think that there is a paint problem on the black Camry that Toyota does not want to address. I want to know if other owners of 98 BLACK Camrys have had this or a similar problem.

- Jim C., Lilburn, GA, US

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