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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 1
Average Mileage:
48,466 miles

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2000 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #13

Aug 292015


  • 196,000 miles


Upon impact (car was rear ended) the passenger seat popped, broke in a reclining position. That shouldn't have happen. I think it should have stayed in an up right position.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #12

May 012014


  • 0 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that she secured the vehicle in park and was able to remove the key from the ignition with the engine continuing to operate. The dealer was contacted and advised that either the ignition switch or the key was defective. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also stated that she opened the window while the dealer was on the phone with her, and it exhibited an abnormal squealing noise. The contact was then advised by the dealer to bring the vehicle in for inspection. Additionally, the contact stated that when sitting in the driver's seat, it would feel as though the springs were protruding into her back and causing pain. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where she was advised that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. In addition, the air bag warning light sporadically illuminated over a two year span. The contact was concenred that in teh case of air bag deployment, the chemicals in the air bag would affect her asthma. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #11

Jan 172013


  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that drivers seat could not be adjusted to allow drivers of different heights to drive the vehicle. The contact moved the seat forward inch by inch in order to adjust the seat. The seat became stuck in one position and can no longer be adjusted. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The mechanic confirmed that the seat tract assembly needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 45,000. The current mileage was 56,700.

- Orange Park, FL, USA

problem #10

Dec 272010

Camry 4-cyl

  • 63,057 miles


During normal use, the bolt attaching the seat back of the front passenger seat to seat base fell out. The bolt threads showed signs of wear and damage and was found in the back seat foot well. The condition was discovered because the seat back was loose.

- Oak Ridge, TN, USA

problem #9

Nov 012010


  • 138,000 miles
2000 Toyota Camry front seats after 10 years are too low now-adjust to highest level and still are too hard to get in and out of.

- Porter, TX, USA

problem #8

Jun 052010


  • 101,000 miles
2000 Camry front passenger seat back bolt fell out causing seat back (not entire seat) to lean strongly while car is cornering. Seat is manual, not power. Seat base is not loose on the rails, only the back of the bucket seat leans.

- South Windsor, CT, USA

problem #7

May 282008

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


May 28 2008, driver and 1 passenger killed in 2000 Camry caused by seat belts and air bags and detached seats in a runaway Toyota that lurched and became uncontrollable and hit a tree (going under 35 mph). Because driver wore a medic-alert bracelet saying, "seizure disorder", all assumed this was the cause of the accident. Drivers (me) life was recovered in emergency hospital, passenger had chest crushed by force of air bag and seat belts when seat broke loose., bled to death internally. I, the driver have a permanent crushed larynx pain from broken chest bones and permanent smashed feet from seat breaking loose and me being shoved under the dashboard.. 48 hospital observation and weeks of follow up reported no seizures. Blood tests showed no alcohol or drugs were involved. Last previous seizure prior to the accident was some 5 years prior. I now have permanent leg and /foot damage and must walk with a walker and cannot wear regular shoes, nor can sit for more than 1 hour and has to sleep in a recliner due to the pain and inability to breath lying down in a bed. Uses cane in apartment. Lives alone (age 77) Toyota claims refuses any responsibility because car insurer totaled car before Toyota could inspect to see the used airbags, front seats blood and cut away seat belts to get persons into ambulances. Front was too smashed to determine any steering issues. Tires in great shape... 34 dvd photos and full police report available upon request. Regardless of loss of car control. Seat belts and air bags and seats breaking loose are the major issues of responsibility for 1 death and 1 permanent physically damaged driver. Updated 06/03/10 according to the police report, this was a single car accident was two occupants. Updated 07/19/10 updated 6/29/11

- Rohnert Park, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 082006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I was riding in a 2000 Toyota Camry when the vehicle was rear-ended by a 3/4 tone truck carrying a trailer with lawn maintenance equipment. I experienced back injuries as did the driver. The complaint though, is that the front passenger seat, where I was sitting with my seat belt in use, did not withstand the collision. The upright portion of the seat was laying on top of the back seat after the impact. This contributed to the back and shoulder injuries I received. The Toyota was not hit from the side so the failure of the seat was not the result of a direct impact. The seat simply came loose and failed to maintain its position as I was thrown forward and then back. After the accident and during the repair process, the body shop checked the seat and stated the locking mechanism is working properly however, the seat has not been "right" since the accident. It is not properly positioned. The impact was fairly substantial (up to $5000 in damage - trunk was crumpled and other damage) and the airbags did not deploy. Just after the moment of impact, I looked over at my mother who was driving and watched in horror as she snapped over the steering wheel. I don't know if airbag deployment requires a "head-on" before the bags will deploy but this situation could have been much worse (initially I was afraid my mother's neck had fractured) and had my mother gone any further forward, the failure of the airbags to deploy would have resulted in a serious if not fatal injury.

- Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #5

May 062005

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I had a 2000 Toyota Camry. My wife was driving it and she is the only one in the car. 1) she stopped at highway, since all cars in front of her stopped. 2) a 98 Nissan hit her car from behind around 50-60 miles/H. my wife's car hit the car in front of her, and the car in front of her car hit another car. 3)even the front section of my wife's was serious damaged, non of the four airbag deployed. This one is not my complaint here, just provided as a reference information. 4)the driver's seat became flat (been damaged by my wife's body, and she is only around 130 lbs) right after the impact, and no more support for the body, (at this situation, seat belt does not help at all), and she slipped out of the seat, and her head hit somewhere inside the car. She got serious concusion. 5) I only saw Toyota tested front impact, side impact, did not see any rear impact. The driver's seat is supposed to support the body at the time, and it failed to stay, and let the body slip out of it, with seat belt only hook the legs. 6) the strength of the driver seat (power seat) needs to be evaluated, and I want an answer from Toyota. 4)

- Webster, NY, USA

problem #4

Jan 312004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
Consumer's vehicle was struck from the rear at approximately 40 mph. Then, consumer's vehicle struck the vehicle in front. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy, and driver's seat broke, tossing the consumer.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #3

Jan 182002

(reported on)


  • miles


While driving an accident occurred, vehicle was hit from behind. Impact broke driver's seat in which the back laid horizontally. Also, airbag did not deploy.

- North Wilkesboro, NC, USA

problem #2

Jul 122001


  • miles
My car was hit from behind by a GMC truck, my Camry trunk collapsed, I was pulled strongly backward, my driver seat was broken fall down to a position about 15 degree from the horizontal, my left hand while still hold strongly by reflex on the wheel was injured while keeping me vertical. I think the driver seat isn't strong enough to protect the driver. I am 205 lbs and I don't think that is too heavy to create enough force to break the driver seat. I already report that problem to Toyota custumer service but they will only call me during three business day it means befor Tuesday July 31. My aaa insurance offer me total lost anh I already accepted it, while do so the car will be no more my property anyway I can't keep the car in the body shop ( body craft 1128 sibley St folsom, ca 95630, 916 985 6002 ) under my charge. I have to remark that the representative of Toyota say me that they have the right to inspect the car during 30 days after the day they are informed about the defect, I told them that if they have interest to inspect the car to find down if the defect is real they have to act as quick as possible, while the car is still in this body shop they can come to take a look or ask aaa to know where the car is, I wont where is the car beacause it will no longer belong to me.

- Folsom, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 142000

(reported on)


  • miles
While making a turn another vehicle was traveling at rate of 35mph and hit consumer's vehicle from behind, causing front seat to break. Consumer sustained an injury.

- Panama City Beach, FL, USA

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