really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,933 miles

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2001 Toyota Camry brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 092010


  • 123,000 miles


I had an accident recently with my 2001 Toyota Camry. My husband also had an accident in the same car a few years back. But both are kind of same scenario. The brakes don't work properly in rain.tried to stop but nothing happened and we rear ended cars before us.

- Riverbank, CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 082001


  • 147,000 miles
The contact owns 2001 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the vehicle lost brake pressure and continued moving through a traffic light. The vehicle was traveling 30 miles per hour when he attempted to stop the vehicle, the brakes did respond. After pumping the brakes five times they began to respond. The failure and current mileages were 147,000.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #4

Mar 012006


  • 40,000 miles
Brake system failure on a 2001 Camry, ABS completely fails when traveling over sharp bumps in the road. Specifically when ABS activates.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 062009


  • miles


I just keep having trouble with the brakes on my car.

- Coeburn, VA, USA

problem #2

Jul 202007

Camry 4-cyl

  • 49,600 miles
We purchased a used (about 43,000 miles) 2001 Toyota Camry le ) at the end of June 2006. Every thing works fine since we purchased it. The previous owner is a friend of mine, who always did regular maintenance and oil changes in Toyota dealer and left all maintenance records to me. After we got the car, we had changed brand new tires, new brakes, replaced driver side auto window motor, and also done oil changes regularly. On June 11, 2007, I took my Camry to mechanic to do oil and brake changes. No problem was reported. The total mileage on that car was less than 49,600 miles at that time. On Friday, July 20, 2007, at 11:00 am, my wife drove kids from home to local library for about 7 minutes. After parking in the library parking lot, walking into library, a few minutes later, the librarian announced and asked the owner of Camry with the specific plate number to go to front lobby. However, the librarian did not state the reason. My wife thought she parked well without any violation, so she did not pay too much attention to the first announcement. After librarian's second announcement, my wife felt that the plate number sounded familiar, so she went to front lobby to check out what's happening. When my wife got out to the parking lot, she saw police car and fire truck, and her car was burned out. All of the parts inside the engine cover were all melted. The fire also damaged the right front panel of the car parked next to my Camry. I asked my mechanic to tow my car to his repair shop and checked my car. He told me that this car is not repairable and is totaled. I had contacted Toyota corporate office customer experience center regarding my Camry engine fire since July 23, 2007. The case manager - sandra told me that she would send my case to Toyota's claim department and someone will contact me to investigate my car. However, it had been two weeks since my first contact with Toyota, I had not received phone call from Toyota claim department.

- Setauket, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 032003

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Service brakes. The consumer stated Toyota did not fix the brakes to his satisfaction.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

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