really awful
Crashes / Fires:
10 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,007 miles

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2012 Toyota Camry body / paint problems

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2012 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #33

Jan 062017


  • 139,000 miles


I was driving West on ok hwy 412, and I heard an explosion and shattered glass falling inside the sliding cover. The sunroof had exploded.

- Fayetteville, AR, USA

problem #32

Feb 172016


  • miles
Door check spot weld failure on driver's side door

- Hampstead, NC, USA

problem #31

Apr 242016


  • 97,000 miles
Just purchased this car and the front bumper rivets came a loose while driving car causing the plastic covering in the front the protects came apart. And I was on 35 coming from dallas Texas to austin Texas.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #30

Jan 182016


  • 27,200 miles


On 4/15/16 dealer diagnosed my 2012 Camry with 28K miles with the moon assembly structure rattle. Estimated cost to repair $1300. I believe this is the subject of tsb 0151-13. I only heard the pop when driving the vehicle, and it was worse on sunny/hot days. I would hear the pop when driving and turning at lower speeds.

- South Riding, VA, USA

problem #29

Mar 202016


  • 67,000 miles
I rear ended a Jeep Wrangler going about 30 miles an hour on the interstate. The Jeep was stationary and my car was in motion my airbags did not deploy and I hit my forehead on the steering wheel which caused a large knot and cut on my forehead.

- Arlington, TX, USA

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problem #28

Dec 152015


  • 22,000 miles
Takata recall. Sunroof/moonroof makes a popping, thumping noise when driving over uneven pavement and when turning into my driveway as if something is lose. Vehicle has only 23K miles and no longer covered under mfg warranty. After researching, this seems to be a common problem and not covered by my extended warranty.

- North Richland Hills, TX, USA

problem #27

Jul 072014


  • miles


Car had extremly poor quality in interior material. Rear bumper, rims and seat coming apart for a less 40K miles supension feel unsafe when un drive on highways vibration on the vehicule Toyota just said vehicule was design like that. Any professional report about that condition

- Lynn, MA, USA

problem #26

Jun 282013


  • 44,000 miles
When driving the sunroof area cracks and pops. It happens especially when going over bumps. There is also a tsb0151-13 issued.

- Temecula, CA, USA

problem #25

Apr 042015


  • 9,909 miles
I experienced a sudden unintended acceleration of my Camry as I was attempting to park the car on the third level of a parking garage. The car had been operating normally until I released my foot from the accelerator pedal to pull into the parking space. Suddenly the Camry started accelerating on its own. I applied the brakes, but the car did not slow down or stop. Since I did not want to crash into ongoing cars or go over the edge unto the street below, I chose to crash into the parking space. The car went over the abutment into the cinderblock wall. The airbags did not deploy. A gentleman tried to remove the car from the abutment but said the brakes were not working nor could he get the car to move. He was able to turn off the engine. Two hours later the tow truck operator could remove the car from its spot with the brakes working. The body shop confirmed that there was nothing wrong with the brakes or accelerator pedal. Corporate Toyota had an edr run. The manufacturer concluded: "after road testing your vehicle at various speeds, conducting acceleration and braking tests, we found no issues." Toyota did not address the fact that the problem could have been in the software program that malfunctions intermittently. I feel that the car is dangerous since it gives no warning of an acceleration problem; therefore, I donated the car to an institution with the stipulation that it could not be driven on public roads. The car was under warranty at the time of the accident. And when I bought my car, I also had purchased the platinum vehicle service agreement that had a 0 deductible and an expiration of 75,000 miles. I thought we had lemon laws in place for these types of problems. Ultimately I have had to assume the financial burden caused by what is really a Toyota problem.

- Franklin, TN, USA

problem #24

Oct 172012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 500 miles
The trunk falls on your head, not enough tension to hold the trunk steady.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #23

Feb 062015


  • 62,000 miles


As I am driving I can hear a cracking noise coming from the sunroof they found it was a weld that had broken loose after some research I've realized that many other Toyota owners are having the same issue. Toyota does not see it as a defect which does not make sense if the weld they placed is not holding shouldn't they reweld it? well they won't and the noise gets louder and more consistent. They also made a part to fix this they called it a "sunroof silencer kit". now they even told me they have to drop the headliner get to the weld and install a shim which will pretty much make the noise go away. They refused to do it under my extended warranty.

- Pomona , CA, USA

problem #22

Dec 032014


  • 27,000 miles
Driver ran into rear end of truck with heavy duty trailer hitch. The frontend of the Camry sustained $5700 damage. The airbags did not deploy.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #21

Jul 152014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 29,000 miles
When slowly going over a bump or unlevel ground, the body seems to flex and make loud noises. The noise comes from areas of the roof area extending from the moon roof to the rear of the car, and also from the passenger side rear of the car. It gives the sensation of broken welds.

- East Amherst, NY, USA

problem #20

Jan 232015

Camry 4-cyl

  • 33,000 miles
Request contact with investigators regarding air bag deployment failure following front end collision in 2012 Toyota Camry. Vehicle had passed recall service last year. My wife was struck in the left front and quarter area by negligent driver during a snowstorm on 1/23/2015. She was unable to apply brakes. The air bags did not deploy. So far, the primary appraisal is $4,600 in damages to drivers door, left front panel, left wheel well and drive train, the entire front bumper, right front quarter panel, hood, and roof pillars. The tear down is in progress for supplemental appraisal. Air bags failed to deploy. After the accident, she called and I advised her to access winter survival kit. She said the engine ran and used the heat until the police arrived. When my wife stepped out of the car to meet the police, she slipped onto black ice and fell onto her lower back and pelvis. Her physician evaluation is currently in progress. The responsible party's insurance company and claim number is:nationwide 321-301 gb. My insurance company and claim number is: Anpac 16A2vj879 I have provided a report to Toyota corporation and they said an inspector will be involved. That claim number is: Toyota [xxx]. thank you. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #19

Sep 242014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 17,408 miles
On 9/24/14, while traveling home from a neighborhood park, I was hit by a truck on the driver side. I was going down a slight hill and was going to turn right at the intersection. I'm not sure exactly what happened prior to impact but my turn signal was on, I was going to turn right and I was breaking. Suddenly, I heard this loud crash, when I looked to my left, I saw my driver's side mirror being pushed into my door, then I saw the truck. My car did not stop. I was going apprx 15 to 25 miles per hour maybe, and again I was traveling slightly downhill and would have been making a turn. I think my car was continuing to move forward in the seconds before impact. Once I was hit, my car continued to move, seemingly faster. At that point I was very much aware that my car was not stopping and the breaks were not working. Amazingly, I was able to navigate the corner (without being hit by anyone coming from the opposite direction) and turn the car into a parking lot (with no control of the breaks). In front of me in the parking lot, which is not a big lot, my car continued heading in the direction of a building there. I could not stop the car and was forced to put it into park, hoping that would stop the car. It did. However, the airbags did not deploy. The police were called, a ticket was issued to me stating that I drove without due care and caution. My insurance and Toyota hotline have been contacted. The process is just beginning and I will not know the full extent of the damages until the "black box" is inspected. This has been very upsetting and could have resulted in a much more serious outcome. I thought Toyota's acceleration problems had been dealt with.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #18

Aug 012013


  • miles
The paint is [xxx] on this car. It scratches, pits, and cracks with the slightest of forces. I feel like I got a lemon. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #17

Sep 012012

Camry 6-cyl

  • 10 miles
Sunroof makes a rattling noise like a component is loose. Dealer could not find issue upon initial purchase.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #16

Apr 132014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 31,400 miles
Pulling into a parking space, I pushed the break, and the car lunged forward. It accelerated, I pushed the break again, looking to make sure my foot was on the break. It was. The car drove over a parking space barrier and crashed into a fence, knocking down the fence, and ultimately stopping the car.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #15

Jan 312012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 500 miles
On Jan 31, 2012 after the lunch break, I was parking my car per usual in my office parking lot which I purchased on Dec 27, 2011(1 month, 4 days old). I completely slowed down and applying brake and releasing to park the car in the right way. The car came to a stand still a little behind (by feet) from the lot. So, I thought of moving the car little bit forward to park correctly. When I stepped on acceleration with very minimal impact, the car suddenly accelerated (unintended) and hit the mobile trailer which is in front. There was damage to the car which costs $3000 to replace front hood, bumper, fix the front door which was damage. This incident also depreciated the value of my car, increased by insurance premiums which I am paying for till date. I had to pay $1000 out of my pocket. Due to the sudden unintended acceleration of the vehicle, I had to go through a very tough time.it all happened within a second and horrifying. Till today, I couldn't understand how this incident happened because I am very cautious in driving at all times. I have had driving experience for 3 years before this incident without any incident. If you need more information about this incident, you can contact me on my email, cell phone.

- Camp Hill, PA, USA

problem #14

Feb 072013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 14,869 miles
A rattle or popping noise coming from the moonroof above front passenger seat. On 2/7/13 a repair was made and was told that welding debris was found on a contact point in the moonroof. Repair stated that the moonroof mountings were cleaned and the moonroof was re-torqued. After the repair we heard a creaking sound on occasion when making turns and on rough roads but didn't feel it was bad enough to take back for repair. Now a year later on 3/3/14, the noise has returned and took it in again for repair. Was told that plastic shims had to be ordered and that they would call when they come in. I'll take my car in again when the parts arrive and let the service department re-attempt to make the repair again. This is a known problem with all 2012 Toyota Camry's. if you google moonroof popping or rattling on 2012 Toyota Camry's, you'll find that this is a recurring problem that Toyota is having with their moonroof. Hopefully, the next repair resolves this problem.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

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