really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,663 miles

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2014 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #20

Dec 252016


  • miles


Takata recall

- Oak Park, IL, USA

problem #19

Dec 122016


  • 25,572 miles
When entering freeway I press on gas peddle to increase speed the car hesitates before it picks up speeds.this can and could cause a serious accident.I have read many reports of this hesitation problem.I think it is time for a recall to fix this problem.thank you

- Lewis Center, OH, USA

problem #18

Nov 302016


  • 29,000 miles
Weird smell comes out of the air conditioning vents when the ac compressor is activated. The smell indicates mold buildup within the vents. There are many other online forums that mention this problem as well. This is a safety concern due to public health (some people are deathly allergic to mold) and may cause driver impairment as a result. Various Toyota dealerships in the area offered services to replace the venting system, but that's expensive and not under warranty they say. I am lucky that it's only when I have circulation on with the air conditioner running. I do not notice it with heating the interior as others have mentioned. I feel that this is a growing problem for these model years (2012-2014) of Camry. This smell occurs whether the vehicle is in motion or not, but it does seem to go away when not in circulation mode on the climate controls.

- Sandy, UT, USA

problem #17

Nov 052016


  • 14,745 miles


On 11/5/2016 early afternoon was parking car with foot on brake the car suddenly accelerated without warning and ran into a brick wall and continued to accelerate until moved it into reverse. This happened in lancaster ca. Also had a 2013 Camry that did the same thing in lancaster ca.

- Ridgecrest, CA, USA

problem #16

Jun 012015


  • 7,500 miles
Musty smell from A/C. A/C produce air with mold spores

- Mckinney, TX, USA

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problem #15

Jun 102016


  • 30,000 miles
Mold smell in ac vents on summer days everytime I turn on car for at least 5 minutes. Its unhealthy and embarassing to have a 2 year old car that smells awful when turned on. I have read on many forums this is a very common issue with Camry.

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #14

Jul 112016


  • miles


My vehicle was parked in front of my house and the sunroof exploded/shattered. My car was brand new when I got it a year ago. I'm not sure if it had a defective glass or what. I do recall it was a hot day though. However, how come the sunroof glass is not made out of laminated glass as the windshield. Thank goodness I was not driving at that time. We should definitely have sunroof safety standards.

- Fort Washington, MD, USA

problem #13

Jun 132016


  • 50,000 miles
Mildew smell coming from air vent every time using the ac. Using air refresher gives only temporary solution. The problem is worst in very hot summer day. I have a 2 months newborn who rides the car and I am worried about this health concern.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #12

Jul 282015


  • 4,700 miles
Toyota dealer has failed on 2 occasions to fix a musty, mold odor coming from the heat/ac vents leaving me with the unpleasant and unhealthful task of breathing this toxic air every day I drive the vehicle.

- Venice, FL, USA

problem #11

May 152016


  • 41,000 miles
Driving at 50mph when I heard a loud "pop" at first I thought it was a gunshot. I continued to drive only to hear a rattling noise, I slid back the sunroof cover to notice the sunroof had exploded. I contacted Toyota usa to no avail, only to be told they have no recalls. I googled the 2014 Toyota Camry exploding, low and behold there were several other complaints identical to mine!

- Saint Francisville, LA, USA

problem #10

Jul 172015


  • miles


Driving on the highway, sunroof was closed, and shade was also closed. Speed ws 45mph, when a loud popspound was heard, pulled over to the break down lane. Sunroof had a large hole in the middle.

- Stetson, ME, USA

problem #9

Jan 012015


  • miles
There is mold growing in my ac/heating system that is making me very ill. It is a known problem and Toyota has done nothing about it. For more than a yr. Now I have been experience a serious sinus infection. At a recent maint. Inspection the service mgr. Told me of the problem. My car is fairly new and still under warranty, they want to charge me $185 to treat the problem not correct it! the smell is constant.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #8

Feb 012015


  • 10,000 miles
We bought a brand new 2014 Toyota Camry, and there's a mold problem in the ac. It smells aweful. The chemical spray they use to fix it doesn't work. When they spray it, it smells even worse for several days, but then it always comes back. It costs $100 each treatment. Spent $$ trying other products, but nothing seems to work. Very costly and no remedy.

- Draper, UT, USA

problem #7

Dec 202015


  • 100,000 miles
First, I don't own Toyota Camry, but every time I drive following behind it that brake lights (led) are so bright that hurts my eyes and makes my vision blotches for awhile. I believe this is unsafe. I hope our government can investigate this and see if those led used in Camry complies safety standard.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

problem #6

Aug 112014


  • 20,000 miles
I am writing to notify you of the problems I am experiencing with my 2014 Toyota Camry SE with VIN number 4T1bf1fkoeu307010 and to request that you correct this problem within thirty (30) days of your receipt of this letter. I purchased my vehicle from sparks Toyota in conway, SC on December 31, 2013. Approximately two months three purchasing, I began having trouble with a rattling noise coming from the roof of my car. I took my vehicle back to the dealer for repairs on the following dates: ¿August 12, 2014-invoice 388089 'September 4, 2014-invoice390385 ¿November 5, 2014¿invoice397072 ¿December 10, 2014-invoice400773 ¿July 28,2015-no invoice number but, to date, the dealer has been unable to correct the problem. I have talked to the customer service representative (sharon) and automobile service manager (ken) at sparks Toyota. I requested to speak to the owner but never given the opportunity to talk with him. I left my telephone number and never got a return call. According to your service manager, there is nothing else that can be done to my vehicle. Since Toyota cannot repair my vehicle, I am seeking another alternative.

- Little River, SC, USA

problem #5

Jun 152014


  • 8,000 miles
My 2014 Camry has less than 20,000 miles on it and I am about to be on my 3rd cabin filter due to a moldy smell in my car. I bought this car for my wife brand new and I have complained to the dealership multiple times about this issue. They have accepted the fault and in April of this year they replaced the cabin filter free of charge. Less than 6 months later it has gone bad again, the car smells moldly and my child and wife are surrounded by this moldy smell whenever the A/C is on. I have filed a complaint with Toyota with the request for them to buy-back this vehicle from me as every other vehicle I have owned doesn't need a cabin filter until 50-60K miles. Toyota has acknowledged this issue and fault. I was advised to place a complaint at this time here since this odor is effecting my families health. Toyota has been slow returning my calls and has advised me that this process will take over 30 days from here.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

problem #4

Aug 062015


  • 12,600 miles
Car time from time will not accelerate it goes limp and take a minute to regain speed or power taken the car into big two Toyota they found no codes and could not replicate the problem a computer software update was completed symptoms remain the same I purchased a scanner from the local parts store to see if maybe I'm just crazy come to find our there are codes present called and talked to one of the floor managers and he said its not important enough to set a check engine light so dont worry about it I believe that was the best poor choice of advise to offer a customer that's bringing in A2014 car that having prombles

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #3

May 252015


  • miles
The side windows housing has melted on both side windows. This is causing obscure vision when turning. Have not gotten into accident and need Toyota to fix asap before other get into serious trouble. Spoke to company and they take corporate line on saying that this is not normal and that they need more information but never seek information even when I provide multiple contact info. Would love to share pic.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 272014


  • 150 miles
In June 2014 I bought a 2014.5 Camry brand new. During the first week I drove it the accelerator would not speed up after pressing down & hesitated as well trying to catch up. I reported this to Toyota of orlando & was informed it was learning my driving techniques after a test drive. The report was never documented by the service department & I had to identify who drove me for the problem I reported to prove I actually reported it. It was stated he just forgot. This kept happening very frequently & after another driver randomly drove my car & asked what was wrong I immediately took it in again Nov 27,2014. They did nothing. I was refused to be seen after scheduling an appointment with Toyota of clermont, fl & they heard of my problem. The problem persisted. December 28, 2014 as I was driving with people in my car, the engine cut off at 55 mph. I pressed the accelerator all the way down & it continued to decline. This was reported the next morning. I was told to park my car because everyone was on vacation & not to drive it. They would not rent a car for me in the meantime. Once I was able to be seen it could not be duplicated. This happened again with my children in January 2015 & was also recorded by a passenger riding with me. After that occasion every signal light came on. I took it back to a different Toyota of central Florida dealer & reported the problem & the mechanic stated nobody from Toyota orlando attempted to contact or call the service tech line to find the problem. They added a code to fix it and I left. After 1000 miles of driving the hesitation started again & also the gears could be felt changing by the mechanic who test drove it with me. The Toyota dealership at central Florida gave me a repair order & then a totally different repair order to corporate. I've written the manufacturer demanding my money back & they constantly give me false information. My job was lost due to no reliable transportation and I'm still waiting to go to a lemon law hearing that will hopefully be scheduled soon.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #1

Dec 012014


  • miles
2014 Toyota Camry. Consumer feels inspections should not be performed on new vehicles the next year. It should be performed every two years.

- Gifford, PA, USA

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