really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,250 miles

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2001 Toyota Camry brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 142016


  • 82,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Camry. While driving 25 mph, an abnormal revving sound emitted from the vehicle without warning. The contact mentioned that the brake pedal was depressed, but the vehicle failed to respond. The vehicle was able to be stopped by turning into a parking garage. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, but the failure was unable to be duplicated. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 82,000.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #3

Jun 172014


  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the engine sputtered and the engine rpms would increase and decrease. In addition, the power steering, brakes, and engine failed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing, but was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 95,000.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #2

Mar 122014


  • 125,000 miles
While backing out of a parking space very slowly, looking both directions, the car suddenly accelerated and flew across a busy street into a store front. Three persons were slightly injured and the car was considered totaled as well as the main front window of the store.

- Oxnard, Ca, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 242013


  • 71,000 miles
Symptoms: 1. rear lights off warning comes on the dashboard 2. check warning light comes on with code 1780. (neutral switch on the automatic transmission has a problem) 3. no brake lights or reverse light on in the trunk area only when applying the brakes. 4. brakes vibrate when slowing down around 10mph to stop like your tires are riding a very rough surfaces. 5. reverse light comes on in the shift gear indicator when applying brakes to shift from park position. Initial attempt to fix this problem: Changing the reverse light bulbs and brake light bulbs, but problems continue to remain as describe in the symptoms. 2nd attempt by mike gerber from website www:\\automotiveforums.com. He reported there is a loose wires connection or frayed wires at the hinge of the trunk on the driver side. After careful inspection on the wire harness at the hinge connection of the trunk, discovered at least one wire that was about the break off from opening and closing the trunk of the car for many years. After fixing these wires, all the symptoms were resolved. Amazing!!! couldn't have solved this problem so fast without the reading the article from mike gerber. Thanks!!!!! reason from writing this compliant: Toyota manufacture should recall all these vehicles with this compliant without any charges to their owners..... this is a safety issue because it affected the performance of the braking system causing a vibration everytimes you apply the brakes like the ABS system is activated. In addition, the brake lights aren't working correctly even after changing all the bulbs in the trunk area.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

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