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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,011 miles

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2018 Toyota Camry fuel system problems

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2018 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #59

Oct 252023


  • miles


I all of a sudden started smellinggas but could not find any leaking underneath the car, also my car started giving lower mileage. Called the extended warranty and submitted the car to Firestone auto care. They ran a fuel system inspection and found leak. They removed and replaced the the fuel line and fuel pump. They said the can was at risk of catching fire and this is unusual

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #58

Oct 302019


  • miles
The fuel door release mechanical system has not been working since the car was purchased. The fuel door release mechanical system has very flimsy parts. I believe that this model and year also had a recall on the fuel pump because of a flimsy part as well.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #57

Jun 152019


  • miles
Since we bought the vehicle new in late 2018, in hot weather we sometimes see gas running down the side of the car below the filler pipe door, and a little puddle of gas on the rubber just inside the filler pipe door. We can't park the car in our garage because of the gas fumes, and we worry that in a collision, the underlying cause could make a fire more likely. We've had the car to the dealer service department and they can't find a cause. I know from a www search that other Camry owners have had the same problem. The dealership wants us to leave the car with them long enough for them to observe the problem, but we can't handle the financial risk of the service and the car rental while our car is at the garage being monitored for the problem. And of course it is a waste of time trying to get Toyota to take responsibility, which is why we're writing to you. The date entered in this submission is the first time we noticed it (it was the first hot weather since we bought the car).

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #56

Jul 282023


  • miles


Car does not accelerate from stop at a traffic light intermittently. THis poses a risk/hazard as the car behind it closes on it and expects the car to move forward. The vehicle was recalled a year ago for a fuel pump that was supposed to cause the same issue. Its been replaced and the issue has shown up again and now cannot be reproduced by the manufacturer.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #55

Jul 252023


  • miles
My vehicle is displaying a low break message and is telling me to park for safety. However, the vehicle is not movable from my garage.

- Sherwood , AR, USA

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problem #54

Mar 092023


  • miles
The a25a-fks engine fails to idle properly and will stall at times due to a cylinder imbalance. ICS malfunction light comes on as well. This puts other people at risk because a vehicle stalling or malfunction of the Toyota Safety Sense system can lead to car accident. Vehicle was taken to two independent mechanics and couldn-€™t find the root of the problem. Was told to go to a Toyota Dealership. A Toyota dealership inspected the vehicle, done several tests, swapped computer modules and couldn-€™t find the cause. The dealership replaced fuel injectors, fuel pump and had done a cleaning on the intake and the vehicle still had the trouble code. 4K worth of work and the vehicle still persisted with the issue. What I first noticed from the car was an odd knocking noise when starting the car, followed by excessive white smoke at idle, parking sensors not working, the car improperly starting for the first time followed by a ICS Malfunction, blinking parking sensor icon and check engine light. Code: P219C. The dealership wants to charge me 10K to take the engine apart to either replace a faulty part (within the engine) or putting in a new engine all together. Several recalls for Toyota Camrys from 2018 and 2020 have sighted defects with the engine blocks causing white smoke and stalling. These recalls should be extended to more manufacturing months as this is a noticeable flaw.

- Fairfield , CT, USA

problem #53

Apr 082021


  • miles


Fuel\propulsion system, There was no power given to the engine when I turned a corner with an exorbitant amount of time. There was a car at least 100 yards away. When I put my foot on the gas pedal there was no power. It felt like the car did not switch gears for the fuel pump or Pistons just were not working correctly. The car almost rear-ended me and caused a major accident. This has happened multiple times.

- Mission Viejo , CA, USA

problem #52

Jun 212022


  • miles
For the past few months I have experienced a sudden loss of power while driving on the freeway and/or while attempting to accelerate. The car will stall, lose power, the engine will rev but not propel the car. I took my vehicle to the dealership twice before they acknowledged that there was an active recall and kept my vehicle for 2 months before calling me and telling me my car was fixed and returning it to me. I drove the car for about a month before it started doing the exact same thing and suddenly losing power as I was driving on the freeway. I took it back to the dealership and was told that the recall part they fixed (that took 2 months) was for safety recall #21TA09 "Sudden loss of power braking assist" and that the Toyota 2018-19 fuel pump defect recall #20TA02 announced in January of 2020 and ultimately effecting approximately 3.34 million vehicles did not apply to my specific VIN # even though it applies to the year, make, model and issue that I am having. This is a serious safety issue and I am gravely concerned about my own safety and that of any potential passengers I may have in my vehicle. I would like to know what criteria would be necessary to have equitable application of the recall extended to my vehicle (VIN #).

- Fairfield, CA, USA

problem #51

Apr 272022


  • miles
Blank spots in gas pedal

- Point Pleasant, NJ, USA

problem #50

Oct 012021


  • miles
Since I brought this car at dealer shop June 1 2021 and I-€™m about a month went to repair vacuum pump which paid to the mechanic after that check engine light came out little by little start to have more problem until October 1st 2021 stop working doesn-€™t run no more couldn-€™t do nothing at all it does start but doesn-€™t run when the car is Lyft up the wheel kinda runs little bit but putting on D and wheel goes reverse and putting on R the wheel doesn-€™t run nothing at all. Spoke with dealer shop manger all he say don-€™t call me here no more hung up. I tow car to toyota dealer all they say is seven grand to have transmission fix which its not transmission at all the scanner says transmission pass please help me now my car is been repo and because I didn-€™t pay payment for what because car is not working and running I don-€™t have money or job without car my life is done I need this car back asap please

- Santa Clarita, CA, USA

problem #49

Jan 012019


  • miles


We have owned this vehicle since new. Fuel leaks out of the fuel cap when the car is parked overnight. It doesn't matter if the Fuel tank is full or not. When I push the fuel door release button in the car I can hear fuel flowing back to the tank. The leak does not always happen. But it has been happening for at least 2 years. I discussed this with the Toyota dealer and they said it would be $140 an hour to look at it. I feel that the fuel pipe and fuel cap are both emission items and should be covered. I also feel this is a possible fire hazard if it starts to leak worse. I have noticed several other people posting this identical problem on line, so I am not imagining things. Its easy for you or Toyota to say take it too your dealer. The way things are going today with shortages of parts and lack of personnel I am nervous about multiple dealer visits before the problems as found

- Utica, NY, USA

problem #48

Jan 022022


  • miles
Auto stalls at lower speeds(10 to 30 mph) when accelerating from a stop. After slowing as when entering a parking lot or making a turn, and then attempting to accelerate it stalls temporarily, maybe half a minute or so then accelerates like mad. Danger of cars behind me expecting me to proceed and I am unable to do so. Have requested toyoto dealer to check and as this is infrequent he can not confirm or fix. Same problem has been fixed by Toyota on other 2018 Camry by recall. My car has not been recalled.

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

problem #47

Nov 302021


  • miles
I bought a 2018 Toyota Camry XLE in May 2020. One week after purchase, the vehicle stalled minutes after putting gas. The Check Malfunction Indicator Lamp came on, and the vehicle shut off. The vehicle turned on again after approximately 30 minutes. Eight months later I received a recall notice regarding a fuel pump malfunction. Toyota replaced the low-pressure fuel pump in March 2021. In early November 2021, the same Malfunction Indicator Lamp turned on and the car shut off. I restarted the vehicle and it turned back on. On November 30, 2021, I put gas in the vehicle, and after approximately 5 minutes of driving the Malfunction Indicator Lamp turned on and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle wouldn't turn back on until 20 minutes later. The vehicle was taken in for inspection, but no issues were found. The same Malfunction Indicator Lamp and vehicle stalling continue to occur.

- Denton, TX, USA

problem #46

Sep 142021


  • miles
My car started to have issues while driving, especially when I slow down. It wants to die while I-€™m driving or waiting for traffic so I can turn or entering roundabouts. I recently waited for traffic and found myself turning in front of a semi. I had plenty of time, but through my turn realized that if my car had died that semi would have hit me at 45 mph. There are 2 lights on, check engine and master warning light. I have tried to have the issue fixed twice already and it was better for about 20 miles and then I have the same issue. These issues seem identical to the ones as described in the recalls for the same year make and model of my vehicle, but my specific vin is not part of the recall. I am concerned it is also part of the same issue. (It seems to have the same symptoms as the recall for the fuel pump issue or the incorrect sized pistons)

- Kiel, WI, USA

problem #45

Oct 052021


  • miles
TOYOTA needs to amend their vehicle specs. The actual mileage on the car after my 4.5 years of ownership was TOTALLY different than what was claimed. Upon purchase I was able to achieve 44 mpg, and when fueling completely the remaining distance on the display read about 400 miles. Now I can only achieve 22 mpg and when fueling vehicle completely it now reads 320 miles remaining. This is a LIE and must be admitted by Toyota that it is a grim underestimate. Driver habit has nothing to do with this, I am a very careful (almost slow) driver and the fact that mileage varies this much after a few years of ownership makes no sense. I am dreading the day that this will eventually read 15 mpg on the display. At that point I am definitely selling this car and looking to another brand like Lexus. It is truly ironic how my dad owns a 2015 Tundra that still works like a pro and is able to achieve around 15 mpg consistently even after 7 years of ownership, and my mom's 2019 Sienna is now starting to struggle reaching 17 mpg after just a few years of driving. TOYOTA needs to seriously start concentrating more on vehicle/mechanism reliability instead of trying to install a million safety features (which I find for the most part unnecessary) like every other car manufacturer. What happened to the reliability that was there nearly 10 years ago? It's a shame because I am really trying to love my car and do whatever I can do make sure that it is running smoothly always but my efforts seem to be in vain all the time. My car has other issues as well besides this and at this point it's hard to believe that it will still be functioning great for another 10 years.

- Glendale, CA, USA

problem #44

Jun 152021


  • miles
In dealer 2 different dealers for 2 computer failures 2x. So called repaired. Car hits the brakes by itself there is no way to turn off the radar on the front of the car. You have to remember to turn it off everytime you drive it. Then the gas pedal and brakes failed. The tow truck guy said just disconnect the battery for 15 minutes to re-set the Ecu. Well he did and I had to retrain the car how to shift over several days. Good thing the failure occured at 30mph. I am selling this. I have owned Camry's since the 90's and im afraid to drive this and bought another car. Contact the next owner. Selling it as is.........

- Nokomis, FL, USA

problem #43

Feb 212021


  • 37,700 miles
Car put emergency brakes without any car in front me and my wife was scared why it braked.if car is drove more than 65 mph car start to shake that it will flip over and even experience mileage drop in first when we use to fill the tank up it shows 400 miles now we fill the same gas and same amount of gas it says 320 miles or 350 sometimes most scary part is when the car try to shake when you're try to take over on highway above 65 mph how Toyota find the solution for it my car just have 38K on meter when we took it to the Toyota dealership they said everything is okay with the car and the sad part it is the dealership doesn't inform us that their is a recall on the fuel pump then they said we have diagnosed you're car their is nothing wrong so I asked them do my car gas a recall on it they said nope then I pulled up nhsta recall paperwork for my Camry 2018 it's such a disappointment that dealership gamble with you're life that's all hope this matter will be looked into thank you

- Swansea, MA, USA

problem #42

Feb 202021


  • 30,100 miles
The car is equipped with a low-pressure fuel pump which may stop operating which could result in the engine running rough and the vehicle to stall, thereby increasing the risk of a crash during driving. Toyota has identified this problem as early as January 2020 and notified me in writing in October 2020, but as of today (Feb 21, 2021), it has not fixed the problem. I have not experienced the stalling problem, but I am worried that this could happen anytime while I am driving especially at high speed in the freeway. I am writing to complain because when I contacted Toyota on Feb 20, 2021, it has not provided a remedy or a fix to the problem, and it has been a year since it first identified the problem.

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

problem #41

Jul 112019


  • 28,500 miles
1. on entering freeway, car did not respond to accelerator, & seemed to lose power momentarily. Then seemed to engage, accelerating. 2. on freeway, gas pedal became spongy, car coasted for a couple hundred feet, then pedal engaged, car accelerated. Occurred three, 3, times, different trips. 3. on turning right, on city street, engine started to run rough as tho it would stall. Worked itself out and continued w/O further trouble. 4. on two occasions, engine ran roughly when turning it on in front of the house. Weather was warm, not a factor. Ran smoothly after a block. Gas pedal again felt spongy while car ran rough. Dealer has stated that (1) "try using name brand gas" (tried; no change), (2) for probs 1 & 2 above, "it must be the new transmission." Now received fuel pump recall notice, but Toyota has "no remedy available"?! this is unsafe - pease help!!

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #40

Feb 082021


  • 15,000 miles
Safety recall since October 2020 yet part is still not available in February 2021 discovered online and no available assistance is available at this time

- Houma, LA, USA

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