really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,667 miles

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2000 Toyota Camry brakes problems

brakes problem

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2000 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #12

Nov 162009


  • 120,000 miles


I was driving with a passenger in my 2000 Camry. I slowed down anticipating to come to a stop at a T in the road, that had a stop sign. After pushing on my brakes, if felt like the motor was fighting against the brakes and pushing me forward. I put all the pressure I could on the brakes and it kept insisting to go forward. I was lucky that I had appropriately, slowed down ahead of time for the stop sign, but still...the car did not stop until it went through well past the stop sign, across the two lane road and finally stopped just before a cliff. Luckily the car that was coming on the road that I crossed, saw that something was wrong and stopped while my Camry crossed right in front of his car. Very scary.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #11

May 062005


  • 110,000 miles
My Toyota 2000 Camry had an accident which resulted in property damage, similar to the recall, yet it wasn't recalled and Toyota executive complaints and the dealer where I bought the car refuse to assist me. My insurance is with geico, 800- 424-3426, claim number 0115001950101329. There was property damage in amount of $447 and there was an injury. I was a gas pump, backing up, to leave the hess/wilco station in kempsville, Virginia, when my car accelerated for no apparent reason, out of control. Hit a poll, and lunged forward and did the same thing.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #10

Aug 242009

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Toyota Camry. While driving 60 miles per hour on the highway approaching an intersection, she was unable to stop the vehicle; however, the vehicle suddenly stopped. The contact stated that gray and black smoke began to rise from under the vehicle. The contact attempted to speak with Toyota, to no avail. The current mileage was 100,000. The failure mileage was not available. Updated 4/28/10 updated 05/11/10.

- West St. Paul, MN, USA

problem #9

Feb 032010


  • 140,000 miles


I drive a 2000 Toyota Camry, and have had a few incidents previously, during the winter months of 2008-09. This concern never happens during warmer months. It happened 3 times in the same day on February 3, 2010: When approaching a T-intersection of smaller highways, when I came to a stop light controlled 4-way intersection in the town of newton, ia, and as I was slowing down to turn off the main street into a parking lot. When I pushed down on the brake pedal, it was almost like there were no brakes. I had to push it clear to the floor and then very slowly and gradually, my car eventually stopped, but out in the intersection or beyond my turnoff. I have not rear-ended anyone or hit any pedestrians, but that is a definite possibility. I started researching online to see if others have had this problem and discovered that some Toyota models in the years 2007-2010 have been recalled due to a very similar problem, with the same symptoms. When I called Toyota of des moines, I was told that it could not be the same problem, since the brake system used in 2000 is different from that in the recall years. I have an appointment in 2 weeks in D.M. and have to be very cautious between now and then, especially if driving when snow is falling and/or the temperature is quite cold. It makes no difference if the pavement is wet or dry, when this happens, and it's like a layer of ice is within my brakes, keeping them from taking hold when I apply them.

- Newton, IA, USA

problem #8

Mar 292007

(reported on)


  • miles
2000 Toyota Camry consumer wants any recall information on brakes.

- Hattiesburg, MO, USA

problem #7

Jul 042006


  • miles
2000 Camry brakes failed causing the vehicle to strike 2 vehicles. While braking the for a toll both the vehicle would not stop and struck two vehicles.. the vehicle then crashed through the toll gate on the berm. The vehicle came to rest on the berm outside the toll gate. The vehicle sustained damage to the front right and left quarter panel, front right and left turn signal assembly, hood, windshield and right exterior mirror. This accident also damaged the other two vehicles and turnpike toll gate.

- Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA

problem #6

Sep 062003

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


At least once a year, including every fall, the brakes on my 2000 Toyota Camry suddenly start to fail. There is a whooshing sound (air escaping some enclosure) when I step on the brakes, which have much more travel than usual without any stopping power. When I finally get some stopping power, the brakes grab. It is not the normal smooth braking I usually experience with this car. There is also sometimes a squeeking - a very high pitched whistle. Again, this sounds like an air movement event; it's definitely not a metal-on-metal squeek or a rubber-on-metal squeek. The sounds are inside the car, not from any of the wheels. These problems are noted at all speeds, even when the car is parked. Although the brake fluid level is always well above minimum, occasionally topping off the brake fluid to the max "full" level helps, but not this time. Three times I've taken the car to the dealer (beaman Toyota in nashville, tn) from whom I bought the car when this problem crops up (9/01, 10/02, 9/03), but to no avail. I am not happy about being told, "nothing's wrong, " when very clearly something is wrong.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #5

Aug 042003


  • miles
While consumer's son was driving at 35 mph at 11pm and raining night applied brakes and lost control, vehicle hit a telephone pole and neither air bags deployed.

- Scarborough, ME, USA

problem #4

Aug 082003

(reported on)


  • 10,000 miles
When the brakes were applied, the vehicle experienced extended stopping distance.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #3

Jun 192003


  • miles
Consumer stated that when applying the brakes they failed, causing the vehicle to have extended stopping distance. Dealer notified.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #2

May 282003


  • miles
Had a front collision. Due to a faulty ABS system, applied the brake and took longer to stop.

- Chelmsford, MA, USA

problem #1

Dec 092002

(reported on)


  • miles
While exiting freeway rear brakes failed. Dealership contacted and informed consumer that the rear barrings was not properly installed.

- Farmington Hills, MI, USA

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