really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Toyota Camry engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 052007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles


There was no prior events leading up to the car fire. The day of the fire the cruise control would not work. As the car was traveling, it decreased and increased in power quickly and frequently. While traveling on interstate 80 the car suddenly lost power, and the gas would not increase the speed of the car. We pulled off to the side of the road, and immediately noticed smoke coming out of the front hood of the car. We got out of the car and quickly saw flames coming from under the front hood. We could not get the hood opened because the flames were too close. We attempted to put out the fire by using four fire extinguishers from pedestrians. Before the fire fighters got to the site. The entire front of the car was engulfed in flames. We noticed about 50 yards of fluid on the ground preceding the site of the fire. The fluid was dark and resembled oil. It just so happens that we were moving that day, so we lost a lot of personal items in the fire (clothing, electronics, pictures). We only had liability auto insurance, so the car was not replaced. There was too much damage to repair the car.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #3

Jul 202001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has a problem that causes hard starting and low idle rpms, consumer feels the idling air control valve could possible be a manufacturer defect.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #2

May 191999


  • miles
Engine idles high at operating temperature, unable to identify problem. Mjs

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 131998


  • miles
Engines rpms increase between gears when shifting, and also continues to accelrate after foot is removed from accelerator pedal.

- Normal, IL, USA

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