really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
141,390 miles

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1998 Toyota Camry brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 202016


  • 47,000 miles


The contact owned a 1998 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced unintended acceleration. The brakes did not function even when the brake pedal was depressed. As a result, the vehicle crashed between the contact's tree and a neighboring house. The vehicle was towed to a salvage yard where the vehicle was deemed destroyed. A police report was filed and there were no injuries. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 47,000.

- West Roxbury, MA, USA

problem #3

Jul 232015


  • 192,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Toyota Camry. While driving approximately 40 mph, the brake pedal was depressed but failed to respond. The contact noticed that the accelerator pedal was stuck to the floorboard. As a result, the contact crashed into a concrete median. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained collar bone injuries and abrasions that required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 192,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Oct 112013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 96,562 miles
When I was driving in a residential neighborhood and coming to a stop sight to make a right turn. All the sudden, the car sped up and the brake was failing. Luckily there was no car in the opposite side. I was able to pull the car to the curb. I checked the brake and was functioning. Later, I have the car towed to piercey Toyota to diagnosis and they could not find anything wrong.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

May 192012


  • 230,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Toyota Camry. The contact was traveling 35 to 40 mph when the brakes were depressed, but the brake pedal failed to depress fully to the floor. The vehicle then crashed into the rear end of another vehicle. The crash caused no injuries. The police were not contacted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 230,000.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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