really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,740 miles

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2016 Toyota Camry drivetrain problems

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2016 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 052016


  • 5,000 miles


In July 2016 I was cresting the top of a hill when another vehicle pulled out in front of me causing me to hit my brakes. Upon braking and deceleration, I felt the car momentarily try accelerating through the brakes. This freaked me out and I pulled over to try and figure out what had happened. Checked my floor mat and everything was locked in place as it should be. So I started my car back up, with it in park gave it a little rev. That is when I noticed that when the motor is coming back down on the RPM's, it is actually hanging up, and sometimes actually jumping at or around 1500 rpms. It does it every single time. I have had the vehicle into two dealerships now to be told nothing we can do. I don't believe this is a single vehicle issue...I am the only one lucky enough to have had my car momentarily accelerate through the brakes and said anything so far! I have sat in numerous brand new Toyota with the 2.5L like the Camry and rav4 and every new Toyota does this weird RPM jump on their own and all the dealers said to me was "if the others are doing it on the lot....it is obviously normal" this is not normal and is an obvious flaw in the design of something in Toyota's 2.5L engine. I have been trying since July to work with Toyota and have now decided to escalate it through the NHTSA because I feel this is a huge concern and needs to be addressed!!!!!! I have taken a video and uploaded it to youtube. The link is as follows below. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?V=K9jutpqv2U8&T=11S

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #5

Jun 212016


  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Toyota Camry. While the vehicle was parked with the engine running, the gear shifter moved from the park position into the reverse position. The vehicle rolled backwards, ran over the contact, and struck a light pole in a parking lot. The contact was injured and required medical attention. A police report was not filed. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle's black box was examined by the manufacturer. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 5,000.

- Triadelphia, WV, USA

problem #4

Jul 012013


  • 50 miles
While driving we hear constatnt road noise coming inside the car from the day 1 since we bought the new car. I found from all others that they all have similar problem we cannot hear radio or any talking inside the car. Something is missing in the firewall or underneath insulation.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #3

Apr 012016


  • miles


2016 Toyota Camry. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle did not respond after gas pedal was pressed and consumer had to hit brakes quickly to avoid an accident. The vehicle was serviced at the dealer. They stated the problem was the transmission searching for a gear, while it hesitated and it was designed to respond that way.

- Longwood, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 282016


  • miles
I purchased a new 2016 Camry le from my local Toyota dealership on 02.21.2016. On 02.29.2016, I returned to the dealership with the problems I was facing while driving this car, primarily: Slow-dragging acceleration along with transmission shifting instability. While driving to drop my wife to work on the morning of 02.28.2016 I began noticing inconsistencies in my vehicle's acceleration. As the traffic light (exiting my subdivision) turned green, I pressed the gas pedal and immediately felt hesitation in the acceleration along with stiffness in the steering wheel, giving the car a heavy/dragging feeling (even after attempting to apply extra pressure on the gas pedal). After driving in this sluggish condition for about a quarter-mile, I felt a boost in my car's acceleration, causing a sudden increase in speed forcing me to apply my brakes to regain control of my car's movement. Throughout the remainder of the day I kept experiencing this fluctuation in acceleration (boost/sluggish) with normal driving functions returning periodically. The following day I took my car in to the dealership to be checked. According to the service department, "vehicle is operating as designed"; whereas, the above mentioned complaint is still ongoing. Multiple failed attempts to reach a resolution thru management and customer relations at the dealership thus far have forced me to continue to drive my new car in this condition to be able to fulfill personal/family requirements (as this is the only car I have). This has been causing me a great deal of stress and mental anguish in regards to my number one concern: "safety". not only do I feel unsafe putting my life at risk while driving this car, I also feel uncomfortable risking the safety of my family/passengers and other drivers on the road around me, as this mechanical defect remains persistent and is gradually worsening.

- Houston, TX, USA

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problem #1

Nov 052015


  • 389 miles
Vibrations between 35 and 55 mph when driving.Toyota is working on it.

- Brush Prairie, WA, USA

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