really awful
Crashes / Fires:
26 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
30 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,932 miles

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2012 Toyota Camry seat belts / air bags problems

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2012 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #29

Apr 252014


  • 35,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked on a slight incline with the engine turned on. Within 3 minutes, the vehicle suddenly began to roll forward and down a hill before crashing into a tree. The air bags did not deploy. The contact indicated that the driver was injured while attempting to enter the moving vehicle and sustained a bruised lung, injured leg and multiple contusions. Two child passengers suffered bruising from the car seat straps during the incident. The failure was not diagnosed nor was the vehicle repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The failure mileage was 35,000.

- Ashville, AL, USA

problem #28

Sep 012013


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the ABS, traction control, and air bag light would intermittently illuminate on the instrument panel. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for diagnostic testing where it was stated that the brake actuator assembly would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 10,000.

- St Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #27

Mar 132014


  • 14,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while accelerating from a complete stop, the vehicle erroneously accelerated. The contact also mentioned that the vehicle failed to respond deceleration attempts. The contact crashed into a nearby tree. Upon impact, the air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained injuries to the face and chest area. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 14,000.

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #26

Jan 312014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 30,400 miles


Front collision with a Ford Focus at approximately 35 mph while driving a 2012 Toyota Camry le. Airbags did not deploy resulting in injuries to five passengers. Will file a formal complaint with Toyota corporation. A police report was recorded of accident.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #25

Jan 202014

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
We received the recall notice in early December, 2013 regarding NHTSA campaign number: 13V442000 dealing with the air bag control module. At that time, we called our Toyota dealer for the related service and were told the replacement parts were in limited supply and the earliest we could have this safety issue fixed was in February, 2014. We made the appointment. We received a phone call today, 1/20/2014, that the appointment was being cancelled as Toyota could not meet the current demand for the replacement part. We were told to check back in a couple of weeks to see if the situation has changed. We asked what to do if a problem occurs in the meantime and we were told to then call the service department and they would fix the problem. When we asked how they would fix the problem since they are saying replacement parts aren't available, the question was left unanswered.

- South San Francisco, CA, USA

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problem #24

Jan 022014

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
I received a recall notice for the HVAC assembly. I called my dealer and verified my VIN and scheduled an appointment to have the assembly replaced on 1/2/2014. When I arrived at the dealership I was told that they did not have the part and the asst svc mgr [xxx] told me he would get the part and call me. I have not heard from him and when I call he is on vacation. I called the service mgr and left my info and have not received a call back. I need to have this replaced as it is an extreme safety issue and I need this car for school. The dealership is Toyota of hollywood, 1841 N state rd 7, hollywood, fl 33021. Phone 954-893-4667. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #23

Jan 062014


  • 14,900 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp illuminated. The contact mentioned that the vehicle had been previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V442000 (air bags, electrical system, equipment) but the air bag warning lamp continue to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 14,900.

- College Park, GA, USA

problem #22

Dec 182013


  • miles
As soon I got the safety recall for the Toyota Camry, I immediately called up bingham Toyota. The guy whom I spoke with said, "he asked for then name of the car and phone number, next give me a sec to look it up and then told me that the part is a special one which required a special order, " I asked how long will that take he said, "one week." Now its 2014 and I still haven't heard a call yet, as I was told that once the parts came in I would be notify by the number I gave him.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #21

Dec 092013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 38,300 miles
When I am driving the car, airbag light turns on and remains on all the time while I am driving the car. I took car to local Toyota dealer and they have no clue on how to fix airbag on warning. They reset the error message.... but after driving for 10 miles, airbag on light again comes up and stays on all the time while I am driving the car.

- Longmont, CO, USA

problem #20

Jan 042014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 24,416 miles
I received a recall notification for my 2012 Toyota Camry, that involves the HVAC housing and the airbag control module. I made an appointment at my regular service dealership (bronx Toyota) and took the car in for inspection. I was informed by the service consultant, that the inspection and possible repair could take three to five days.when I asked, how will I be compensated for this inconvenience, I was told that I will have to take that up with the manufacturer. I called the Toyota customer experience center ( 888 270 9371) and was told that I should take the vehicle to another dealer for a second opinion. I drive twenty miles one way to work, mondays to fridays. I leave home about 8 am and return about 7 pm. I depend on my vehicle for my livelihood, that is why I drive a Toyota. It is not fair to be going around in circles, just to get transportation to go to work while they repair my vehicle from a recall. Who else do I need to contact? please advise. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #19

Dec 202013


  • 16,000 miles


My Camry was one of the Camry effected by the evacuator hose dysfunction which left my car drenched in water and the air bag sensor was damaged. There was mildew growth in my car and my car extensively damaged and connectors corroded. There needed to be massive repair of my car which left is flawed and value greatly depreciated I am again having problems as my car trunk does not close. It seems to be due to the trunk opening switch which is damaged. It happened first time around 20 December and it happened again today with the trunk not closing my car has suffered extensive damage due to the manufacturing fault and it is my right to a new car which is undamaged and Toyota is not cooperating with the repairs not alone changing the car.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #18

Sep 032013


  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Camry. The contact was driving approximately 20 mph when a second vehicle crashed into the front passenger's side of the contact's vehicle. The impact also caused a third vehicle to crash into the driver's side door of the contact's vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy and the contact sustained an injury to the left knee, back and neck. The driver of the third vehicle sustained a leg laceration. No further information was available. A police report was not field of the incident. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 24,000. Updated 3/5/14

- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

problem #17

Dec 172013

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
Purchased a 2012 Camry from wilson motors in bellingham, Washington. Received a recall notice that due to the possibility that air conditioning water could leak into the air bag control we needed to have a repair done. Recall indicated that airbag could deploy inadvertently and cause injury or a car crash. Wilson motors could not give us an appointment for one month because Toyota motors usa will only allow them to fix one car per day. This is a serious issue that could cause injury or even death. It should be fixed as soon as possible, not at a rate that satisfies Toyota motors usa.

- Burlington, WA, USA

problem #16

Nov 132013


  • 16,000 miles
I was in the left lane on the highway, and the driver swerved and slammed on brakes in front of me therefore, forced me to swerve and slam on brakes. My car did not stop in time and I rearended the car. The airbag light came on but none of the airbags deployed.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #15

Nov 182013


  • 12,264 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while at a complete stop, another vehicle crashed into the rear end of the contact's vehicle. Upon impact, the air bags failed to deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 12,264.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #14

Jul 262013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 37,400 miles
Wife was driving on 4 lane street in dry conditions at approximately 5:45 pm ct in a 2012 Toyota Camry at air temperature approximately 80 degrees when drivers side curtain airbags deployed and drivers side back seat air bag. 8 year old daughter in front seat and 4 year old son in back seat. Son hit in face by airbag but otherwise uninjured. Luckily, wife able to safely pull over in church parking lot. Incident reported to Toyota in torrance ca at 9 am ct on sat July 27. Car purchased 5-4-13 at 31602 miles. As of Sept. 5 2013 Toyota has not agreed to fix car or reimburse rental car expenses to get children to day care. Toyota engineer flown in Aug 6 2013 to inspect vehicle. Sent 63 photos of car and undercarriage to Toyota as requested on 7-30-13 to show no impact caused airbag deployment. Asking Toyota to replace vehicle or fix vehicle plus reimburse for rental car fees. Six weeks later 9-5-13 still no response from Toyota claims dept. Restraint system including airbags under warranty up to 60000 miles. Only my son's booster seat saved him from direct body airbag impact and serious injury. Have photos to prove it.

- Purcell, OK, USA

problem #13

Jul 262013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 37,400 miles
While driving my 2012 Toyota Camry on a sunny day the airbags deployed. There was no accident, no objects that the car came into contact with.

- Purcell, OK, USA

problem #12

Aug 172013


  • 7,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Camry. The contact was driving 30 mph and lost control of the vehicle, crashing into a guard rail. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained chest and shoulder injuries. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to a body shop but was not repaired or inspected to determine the cause of the air bag failure. The manufacturer was notified. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 7,000.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #11

Jul 102013

Camry 6-cyl Diesel

  • miles
Passenger side air bag not working took to dealership for re=calibration did not repair have to schedule again no air bag light working so the passenger seat has no dash board air bag or knee air bags. Please investigate before someone is a accident and the safety air bags don't work.

- Stanfield, NC, USA

problem #10

Jul 052013

Camry 6-cyl

  • miles
Passenger side air bag light turns off and on with no one sitting seat. Front end suspension has popping sound and tire wire on the inside of tears is very unusual., feels like the front end is flexing down and causes the front end to feel light and un controllable and causing the vehicle pull left. If give the look of the bottom of wheels are bowed outward.

- Sranfield, NC, USA

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