2018 Toyota Camry Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Transmission, Electrical and Engine issues among the top complaints received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners

By Brian Jones | Updated on

By Brian Jones | Updated on

The Camry is one of the most successful mid-size sedans of all time. Like other Toyota vehicles, it’s known for unrelenting reliability. But the fully redesigned 2018 model has some very “un-Toyota-like” design flaws. According to the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), key problem areas include the engine, transmission / powertrain, and vehicle speed control.

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NHTSA Complaints for the 2018 Toyota Camry

Complaint CategoryNumber of Complaints
Power Train
115
Service Brakes
94
Engine
92
Unknown Or Other
75
Vehicle Speed Control
67
Fuel/propulsion System
55
Electrical System
39
Steering
37
Service Brakes, Hydraulic
26
Fuel System, Gasoline
23

Problems with the Engine

Toyota recently recalled 1,700 model year 2018 Camry cars due to pistons that are too large.

Pistons are the heart of any engine. As the crankshaft rotates, the pistons move up and down inside the cylinders. Going downward, they pull air into the engine. Traveling upward, they create compression. Both of these actions are required to create combustion – the series of small explosions needed to generate power and propel the vehicle.

A piston that is too large will have reduced clearance with the cylinder wall. As a result, the piston may make contact with the wall, causing extensive engine damage and eventual seizure.

And that’s precisely what’s happening with 2018 Toyota Camry models. Cars equipped with the 2.5L four-cylinder engine have been found to seize up and stop running while the vehicle is moving. Also, the car may emit smoke from the tailpipe and display a myriad of dashboard warning messages.

Toyota has stepped up to the plate and will replace the engine free of charge on affected models. The automaker’s number for this recall is J1M/J0M.

2018 Toyota Camry Engine Recall Information

March 28

Engine may Stall due to Incorrectly-Sized Pistons
An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V200000

Manufacturer Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing

Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,730

Summary

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2018 Toyota Camry vehicles equipped with a 2.5L, four-cylinder engine. The pistons on these vehicles may be larger than specified, possibly causing the engine to stall.

Remedy

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the production date codes of the pistons and, if an engine contains a piston from the affected production period, the engine assembly will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 25, 2018. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota’s number for this recall is J1M/J0M.

Problems with the Jerky Transmission / Powertrain

For 2018, the Toyota Camry got a brand-new, 8-speed automatic transmission referred to as the Direct Shift-8AT. The NHTSA website lists numerous complaints about this unit’s performance.

One owner from Pewaukee, WI, wrote in,” Vehicle has issues with (the) transmission. There are times when the car can’t seem to decide what gear to pick and when to engage it, resulting in a second or two of dead acceleration. Once the vehicle decides what to do, it sends an excessive amount of power to the wheels with unintended acceleration rates.  This has been an issue since the car was first bought in November, 2017.”

Even journalists have noted the problem. An article in Autoweek about the 2018 Camry reads:

“It’s a quiet, nicely trimmed sedan with an upscale dash design and good rear legroom…But then there’s the transmission, which needs an exorcism.”

The author then proceeds to recount his experience:

“In D, the car seems to upshift to fourth by 20 mph, and any attempt to accelerate is met with a yawn and multiple downshifts. It’s like piloting a steamship; you have to call down to the engine room for more power, then wait for the boilers to respond. S mode holds gears slightly longer and behaves more like a regular transmission, but then it seems to stop upshifting at 4th gear unless the driver uses the shift paddles (a truly laughable accessory on this car) to set the top gear. The result: Neither mode is adequate as-programmed for regular around-town driving.”

Toyota has recognized the transmission problem and issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) in response. The article (TSB #T-SB-0330-17) points to a problem with the car’s main computer, the powertrain control module (PCM). Dealers have been instructed to reprogram the PCM to remedy the concern.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2018 Toyota Camry Transmission Problems and Acceleration Hesitation

I bought 2018 Camry LE the problem is jerky shifts from the transmission, and sometimes is dosen’t accelerate from a slow down if you are merging on the highway. This can be a big risk because it doesn’t go when it the gas after a few seconds its kicks and goes really fast and you dont even know how fast it will go also the transmission is super jurky in city traffic. Sometime if you put the acceleration it doesn’t move forward we and other times its acceleration is too fast and you can crash with the car in front of you. Also the gas pedal is really stiff and if you drive for a long time your feet and leg gets really sore from applying so much pressure to the gas pedal.

2018 Camry 8 speed automatic transmission has downshifting problems. This involves a delay in downshifting that i have found on 3 occasions could have been dangerous. Upon completing a turn and reapplying gas pedal the car appeared to be in neutral or stuck between gears. I had a dead gas pedal for 3 or 4 seconds. On 1 occasion i could have been involved in a rear end collision if the other driver hadn’t realized something was wrong and swerved to avoid my car. I currently have lemon law complaint filed with the state attorney generals office involving this car and it’s transmission.

2018 Toyota Camry has bad transmission since the 1 st week of having this car it has been giving me problems it slams into gear sometimes, it hesitates when stepping on the gas like it doesn’t know weather to go or not it jerks like it cant find which gear to go into the car is really bad and i cant seem to get any help from toyota they told me to keep driving maybe the car needs to get use to my driving. They told me its a 4 cylinder that’s how they drive. They told me i should drive it manual mode. Im just fed up

Problems with the Vehicle Speed Control

Most of the complaints listed under “vehicle speed control” on the NHTSA website aren’t anything different from what’s in the “transmission/powertrain” category. Instead, they’re just more accounts of the Camry’s widespread transmission problem. Presumably, messages end up in this catch-all “vehicle speed” category when the driver doesn’t know what’s wrong with their vehicle. They just know it doesn’t accelerate as it should.

An owner from Orono, ME, complained, “The car keeps jumping forward, it can’t decide when it wants to shift up. When starting from a stop, or driving and trying to accelerate, the car takes over five seconds to really take and realize you are pushing on the gas. All it does is rev a lot.”

Toyota’s new Direct Shift-8AT is designed to be efficient and responsive. Unfortunately, problematic computer controls prevent the transmission from reaching its full potential.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2018 Toyota Camry Speed Control Problems

When the car in the low speed around 20 miles/hour and the engine around 2000RPM, the transmission is wired trying to find specified gear, make the car speed increased and decreased, it like jerk the car.

Another problem is when you trying to speed up catch up cars speed from lower speed on highway, press the gas pedal, the car just like thinking the life philosophy the rpm reach 4000 the car suddenly speed up.

The car has acceleration/speed problems. It takes too long to accelerate when changing lanes, passing other vehicle, or entering freeway. This issue is going on all and every time i drive it. I purchased the car one month ago. This is my 5th Camry and i never had this problem. Car is unsafe and I’m scared to drive. Toyota, do something before someone dies!!!!!!!!!!. I almost got rear-ended couple of times

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Complaint Data

CategoryPower Train
DateNov 10, 2022
StateNJ
Description
While traveling 54 mph my transmission stop responding to my gas peddle input. I pulled over to the side of the highway and placed the selector into neutral and back into drive which help with the problem but it returned within minutes. The check engine light illuminated and I drove to the mechanic and was told that the diagnostic code was the transmission sensor and the sensor was checked but know problems were found. With this car, I have pulled into the highway, in traffic , in the car stalled, as if it had extreme turbo lag which is very dangerous. The transmission is awful.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Avoidance: Warnings, Lane Departure: Warning
DateOct 25, 2022
StateTN
Description
There are multiple warning lights on my dash at this time. The following malfunctions are showing on my dash at this time: pre-collision system malfunction, lda malfunction, headlamp malfunction, srs malfunction, low braking power, secondary collision brake system malfunction, power steering malfunction, antilock brake system malfunction. These started coming on around two weeks ago. I have no blinkers available and my steering stiffens to where the car is almost undriveable. I contacted toyota corporate office and the representative said she has not heard of these warnings, but they are on many toyota forums on the internet. I took the vehicle to toyota north in goodlettsville, tn on 10/12/2022 and they can not tell me what is wrong with my car. I feel it is a safety hazard to drive this car at this point since this car has automatic braking power. I also have videos available, if needed. This is going to cause someone to get seriously hurt.
CategoryChild Seat:base (infant) , Child Seat:shell:headrest, Carry Handle, Shell, Base
DateOct 24, 2022
StateOK
Description
The contact owns a chicco car seat, model name: fit 4, model number: 05079645320070, manufactured date: (unknown) being used in a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated that while the child was exiting the car seat, the shell, and back rest of the seat detached from the base. The plastic had started to deteriorate. The styrofoam was also falling out of the headrest. The manufacturer was not contacted. The car seat was not replaced
CategoryService Brakes
DateOct 19, 2022
StateCA
Description
The brake vacuum pump failed while driving through the city. The part failed coming off a red light at an intersection. Lost braking power as soon as I drove off. On the notification screen, I received a "low braking power" signal.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Service Brakes, Vehicle Speed Control
DateOct 08, 2022
StateMN
Description
Some times car will not accelerate no matter how much stepping on the gas pedal, car will slow down like its going to stop or no power to the car while car is moving/driving. All lights on the dash board lights up, one of them that is known is the "brake malfunction" light.
CategoryPower Train
DateSep 25, 2022
StateNY
Description
Purchased this 2018 toyota camry se from dch wappingers falls toyota as a "certified pre-owned vehicle". During early periods of ownership, the transmission noticeably experienced hard, jerking shifts during acceleration and de-acceleration between the first several gears of this 8-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle was brought back to the selling toyota dealer where they said the transmission's performance was within spec and this was "normal" for this transmission. The most recent return for the transmission problem was april 2022 where the service advisor at the selling toyota dealership stated their mechanic confirmed both that the vehicle received the software update issued by one of toyota's tsb's (technical service bulletin) which addressed owners/complainants' reports of hard shifting, and they confirmed the transmission had the proper level of fluid. It was noted there is no dipstick to check transmission fluid and I was informed this has to be done by a mechanic with the car on a lift from underneath the camry. On friday evening 09/24/2002, while driving camry, the transmission began to stutter andsoon failed to engage any of it's gears and when pressing on the accelerator, the engine would rev with increased rpm's, but the vehicle would not move. It had to be towed back to the dch wappingers falls toyota dealership where it is currently parked with an inoperable transmission awaiting a diagnosis for either repair -o- replacement.
CategoryTires
DateSep 17, 2022
StateOK
Description
Hankook kinergy gt 235/45r18 94v toyota camry oem tires. 31215 miles. Sidewall bubble along lettering line. This is the second tire that has bubbled in the same area. 2 tires have been replaced and the remaining 2 will now be replaced due to safety concerns. No pictures were taken of first tire failure.
CategoryTires
DateSep 17, 2022
StateOK
Description
After filing a complaint on the other front tire, I checked the other side and the tire is doing the exact same thing. Hankook kinergy gt 235/45r18 94v oem tires on 2018 toyota camry with 31215 miles. Sidewall bubble along lettering line. This will be the 3rd tire on this car to fail in this manner.
CategoryService Brakes
DateSep 12, 2022
StateMN
Description
Vehicle was in stop and go traffic on i94 when pressing the brake pedal it failed. Second try with both feet and pedal again went to the floor with no resulting stopping power. Found article toyota has begun recall of camry's due to failure of power boost. Warnings did not show up on display until vehicle was about 10 feet from another vehicle showing failure of ics system and see dealer. Also another warning saying advanced ultrasonic detecting ranging system malfunction regarding intelligence clearance sonar and to see dealer.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 08, 2022
StateVA
Description
Hdbd
CategorySteering
DateSep 06, 2022
StateMD
Description
I don't know why
CategorySteering
DateAug 24, 2022
StateIA
Description
I was driving down the road on interstate at 70 mph and my 2018 toyota camry se warning message steering power low alarm and one to two seconds later my steering wheel pulled violently to the right barely missing truck in right lane by inches. I was in center lane. I was fortunate it was not rush hour and no vehicles were in back of the truck in his right lane where the car was steered. Toyota dealer was approximately one mile and half way. I went to the far right emergency lane driving slowly and arrive at dealer. Service manager drove the car around the parking lot and said I had steering failure and will need to replace rack and pinion parts. The car had approximately 30,500 miles only. I am fortunate my car was at the rear of the truck back tires when this happened. This is was a very close near miss. Toyota has been of no help in this matter wanting me to pay 00 dollars for repairs. A set of tires last longer than this rack and pinion. How safe can a car be if you can not reply on your steering.?
CategoryElectrical System, Forward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure: Assist
DateAug 19, 2022
StateOK
Description
System malfunction
CategoryElectrical System, Lane Departure: Blind Spot Detection, Service Brakes
DateAug 19, 2022
StateOK
Description
Braking malfunction overheating shut the whole car down. Drained my battery starter, window module, blind spotting warning,
CategoryEngine
DateAug 10, 2022
StateCO
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated while his wife driving 75 mph, the vehicle's speed began to decelerate to 10 mph. The contact stated the "see dealer immediately" warning light was illuminated. The driver was able to drive at 10 mph to their residence. The contact took the vehicle to a local dealer, where it was diagnosed with "bad fuel". The contact stated they continued to experience a failure. The contact took the vehicle back to the local dealer, but they were unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact experienced the failure for the third time and took the vehicle back to the local dealer. The dealer diagnosed the failure with needing an ignition coil to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the wife experienced the failure for the fourth time. The driver took the vehicle back to the dealer, where it was diagnosed with needing all the ignition coils to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer had been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 48,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 10, 2022
StateVA
Description
When opening the trunk the trunk lid opens very fast and makes contact with the rear window. This has a very high potential to break the rear glass making it unable to see out off.
CategoryStructure:body, Unknown Or Other
DateJul 30, 2022
StateNC
Description
The hood doesn't stay open. The hood uses two gas struts to be opened and they failed causing the hood to slam into my head and neck. The hood doesn't have a prop up bar which can keep the hood propped open. My car is a 2018 toyota camry hybrid with 70,000 miles on it. The hood was opened all the way for 5 minutes before it slammed shut on me.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 29, 2022
StateFL
Description
While entering the highway/merging onto on ramp. Have to yield to merge, upon slowing or reaccelerating. Vehicle hesitates and feels as if gear not catching/slipping.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System, Unknown Or Other, Visibility/wiper
DateJul 14, 2022
StateCA
Description
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.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Forward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Avoidance: Warnings
DateJul 12, 2022
StateMI
Description
Brake light switch failure causing loss of break lights and other safety features such as emergency stopping, lane change notification, loss of anti-lock brakes,and other safety features.
CategoryElectrical System, Forward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking, Service Brakes
DateJul 09, 2022
StateTX
Description
The car is currently bricked and I am receiving messages on dash telling me power brakes are not functioning and parking brakes unavailable low power braking also electronic issues with my front camera is not functioning but I don't have a front camera.
CategoryElectrical System, Service Brakes
DateJun 28, 2022
StateCA
Description
the entire brake system became inoperative on my 2018 toyota camry on two separate occasions causing a near fatal accident and damaged to my property and to the property of the other driver on the road. The first incident occurred on the freeway while I was driving behind another vehicle. As my car approached the other vehicle, I press down on the brake pedal all the way but my car would not slow down or stop but continue to accelerate thus causing me to rear end the other car. My car gave no prior warning that the brake system was malfunctioning. I was deemed by the insurance company as the responsible party for the accident thus my insurance premium was increased. The second incident occurred when I was in a residential area approaching my driveway. The car again failed to stop when I pressed down on the brake pedal. The emergency hand brake did not work either. I had no choice but to shift the car into parking which cause me to hit the curve and only inches away from my garage door. The brake fluid under the hood of my car bursts thus leaking the fluid all over the street and my driveway. Both of these incidents caused my elderly mother and myself great emotional stress and post traumatic symptoms. Prior to this toyota issued a recall on all 2018 to 2019 toyota camry for the potential brake failure. I had to towed my car to the toyota dealership for repair. It has been over 3 months and toyota has done nothing to remedy this problem. They claim the parts for the brakes are back order and that there is a shortage of parts everywhere. This is the only answer I get when I call them for an update. I have spoken to the service manager, the customer relation manager and the corporate office but none are willing to assists me to resolve this matter.
CategoryLane Departure: Blind Spot Detection
DateJun 23, 2022
StateNC
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated while driving 35 mph, the “rear crossing and blind spot monitor inoperable" message was displayed. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where they confirmed the monitor failure and provided an estimate for the repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure but offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 13,600. The vin was not available.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJun 23, 2022
StateCT
Description
When vehicle is stopped from slow speeds, the car lurches to a stop because the brakes grab much harder than the pressure being applied to the brake pedal would indicate. These touchy brakes can alarm passengers in the vehicle and pedestrians near the vehicle causing them to be frightened that the vehicle hit something. Toyota developed a fix for this problem which is described by t-sb-0033-20 but the fix was not published until 4/8/20 (less than 6 months before my 36 month warranty expired) and was only applicable to vehicles in warranty so when I discovered the fix, my car was out of warranty and toyota refuses to perform the fix at no charge.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateJun 21, 2022
StateCA
Description
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 #).
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateJun 10, 2022
StateNM
Description
The contact owned a 2018 toyota camry. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 21v890000 (service brakes, hydraulic) and requested to be removed from the recall distribution list as she had traded the vehicle. The local dealer and manufacturer were not contacted.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateJun 09, 2022
StateND
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated while starting the vehicle, there was a low brake power failure warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact related the failure to nhtsa campaign number: 21v890000 (service brakes, hydraulics). The approximate failure mileage was 53,000.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJun 06, 2022
StateFL
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated while driving at 55 mph, the brake pedal was depressed but the brakes failed to slow the vehicle down. The contact mentioned that both feet were used to depress the brake pedal however the vehicle failed to stop. An unknown brake-related warning light illuminated. As a result, the contact crashed into a vehicle and that vehicle crashed into another causing a 3 vehicle collision. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The contact's mother sustained seat belt injuries, neck, thoracic, chest bruising, knee, and neck bruising. The contact had x-rays on her two feet due to bruising that occurred when depressing the brake pedal aggressively during the failure. Both the contact and her mother sought medical treatment at a hospital. The contact's sister had neck injuries and the contact's niece sustained arm injuries but both did not seek medical attention. The vehicle's hood was damaged and was strapped down in order to drive the vehicle to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired for the brake failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and it was informed that there was a recall related to the brakes. The failure mileage was 53,000.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateJun 06, 2022
StateOK
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 21v890000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJun 01, 2022
StateCA
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated while driving at an undisclosed speed and depressing the brake pedal, the vehicle was shaking. There were no warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 61,000.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System
DateMay 16, 2022
StateNJ
Description
Blank spots in gas pedal
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateMay 09, 2022
StateMI
Description
Backup camera suddenly stopped showing video feed to the vehicle screen. No warning lamps were ever produced. The screen works intermittently and will fail for entire ignition cycles once it stops working. I had to dig through diagnostic menus that are hidden to the customer. The screen works as intended when the vehicle is not in reverse. Safety concern is that no check engine lamp was lit when the backup camera circuit failed.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateMay 06, 2022
StateTX
Description
When I got home from work in the early evening, I discovered my rear windshield was completely shattered but it is still together. On my way home, I noticed that I could not see thru my rear windshield and didn't think of it much because we had some rain today and I live in a high humidity city. I turned my rear windshield defroster on hoping it will clear it but it did not. I turned it off and thought to myself maybe the poor visibility was due to dirt accumulation on the windshield after the rain. When I finally got home, I was shocked to discover the rear glass windshield had completely shattered with few pieces had fallen off from all four corners and some from the edges. I immediately started looking for any sign of any object that might have struck the glass and caused the breakage like a rock or hail from the rain earlier, I could not find any. There was no indentations or depression in the glass that would indicate that anything had struck it while it was parked in an open parking lot all day long at a secure site or while driving back home.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateMay 05, 2022
StateVA
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated that as his wife was pulling into the residence driveway at approximately 3 mph the vehicle had a brake failure. The contact stated that the wife's vehicle hit the rear of another vehicle in the driveway. The contact stated that there was damage to the front bumper and the passenger-side rear bumper of the second vehicle. The contact stated that his wife did not notice any warning lights were illuminated. The contact had not taken the vehicle to a local dealer and the vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The contact relates the brake failure to nhtsa campaign number: 21v890000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The manufacturer had been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000.
CategoryService Brakes
DateMay 01, 2022
StateCA
Description
Recall (21tb09) incomplete for more than 5 months. Safety risk of a sudden loss of power braking assist.
CategoryService Brakes
DateApr 30, 2022
StateFL
Description
Have not heard from toyota on a remedy to fix the brake problem! This is a dangerous situation and someone can be hurt or killed. Someone at toyota is stalling or they do not want to spend time and money to repair the vehicles! Need help to send toyota a message to fix the damn problem.
CategorySteering
DateApr 25, 2022
StateMA
Description
Steering became stiff to the point driving was an issue. Dealer said it was a know problem in model. Replaced steering shaft column due to binding at drivers expense.
CategoryService Brakes
DateApr 17, 2022
StateCA
Description
Lost brake power. Try to brake but the car still go forward not stop. Almost cause the accident.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateApr 15, 2022
StateFL
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact received notification of manufacturer recall number: 21v890000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The dealer was made aware of the issue. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateApr 13, 2022
StateKY
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact received a notification for nhtsa campaign number: 21v890000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The dealer had been notified about the recall and confirmed that parts were not yet available. Three months later, the contact was informed that if she felt uncomfortable with driving the vehicle, she could receive a temporary loaner vehicle. Since march, the contact had been driving a loaner vehicle while her vehicle remained in the possession of the dealer. The manufacturer had been notified of the recall but offered no assistance. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateApr 11, 2022
StateLA
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated while driving 25 mph, the warning message "low braking power/stop in a safe place" was displayed. The contact stated upon making a turn, the brake pedal was depressed several times but the vehicle failed to respond. The contact veered to the side of the road, turned off the vehicle and the vehicle stopped. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the power braking assist had failed and the vacuum pump needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that the remedy was not yet available. The failure mileage was approximately 133,076.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateApr 06, 2022
StateVA
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the braking system warning light would intermittently flash on the instrument panel upon depression of the brake pedal. The contact then received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 21v890000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, the part to do the recall repair was not available. The dealer had been notified about the warning light and gave the contact a loaner vehicle while his vehicle remained in the possession of the dealer. As parts remained unavailable, the contact then called the manufacturer who informed him that the nhtsa was responsible for releasing the parts for repair and to notify the nhtsa about the parts delay. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The failure mileage was approximately 37,000. Vin tool confirms parts not available. The consumer stated the problem was resolved on 06/15/22.
CategoryBack Over Prevention: Rearview System Braking, Engine, Forward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking
DateApr 04, 2022
StateCA
Description
I bought my camry with 5 miles on it. It's a 2. 5l 8 speed camry se. Immediately I felt something not right when it would shift between 3/4 gear. It would rock back and forth in a jerking motion. The car has trouble shifting in automatic. When putting it into sport mode it automatically starts at 4th geer. It's as if the gear shifters are not able to communicate with the engine. It's stall on me when making a turn and I was almost t-boned june of 2018! Finally a recall on the fuel pump. I go take it in immediately to have the recall fix. Upon doing so the mechanic informed me that my vacuum pump seems to be bigger than the one that standard for my car. He said there's no recall for my vin number but for other cars during that same year there is. So there was nothing I could do but wait for my vin number to be on the recall list. Then in june 2021 I was backing out of a parking spot and there was a truck in my rear cross traffic that was approaching, my camry sensed the vehicle with it sonar sensor the alert went off and my braking assistance worked accordingly but the system failed to get the communication clearly to the engine which in return did not slow down the acceleration of the throttle. So I backed into a truck and my son and myself were in the vehicle. No airbags were dispensed. No injuries but damages to my trunk lid, tail light, brake light and number were damaged. My car now has airbag malfunction and the steering assistance is working correctly.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateMar 31, 2022
StateCA
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated while driving 60 mph, the check brake pump warning light was illuminated and the brake pedal became difficult to depress. The contact stated he had to pump the brake pedal to slow the vehicle and maneuver to the side of the vehicle. The contact stated after parking safely he used the parking brake to keep the vehicle from rolling. The vehicle was not drivable. The contact towed the vehicle to the local dealer and was made aware of nhtsa campaign number: 21v890000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. Vin tool confirms parts not available. The failure mileage was approximately 200,000.
CategoryService Brakes
DateMar 30, 2022
StateFL
Description
Is been four months now. I am paying a car to a finance company and I am not driving the car. Is sitting at the dealer. I called them and they tell me they don't have a solution yet.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateMar 24, 2022
StateNC
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 21v890000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The local dealer was contacted. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact stated the vehicle was currently not drivable. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateMar 23, 2022
StateCA
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 21v890000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryService Brakes
DateMar 21, 2022
StateNJ
Description
Recall has no remedy yet. Car is unsafe,have loss power braking while driving.
CategoryEngine, Unknown Or Other, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMar 18, 2022
StateCA
Description
I just brought this car on june 1 2021 then 2 month engine light came out after that october 1 2021 stop running it doesn't run no more it start but don't run at all
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateMar 18, 2022
StateCA
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 21v890000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The local dealer was contacted. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryService Brakes
DateMar 16, 2022
StateFL
Description
I got a recall notice earlier in january 2022. On january 16, 2022 as I am driving to work a message appeared on my dash saying low braking power stop in a safe place see owners manual. I haven't driven my car since and I keep contacting the local dealership since it happened and they keep telling me the remedy suppose to be in february and still nothing. It is now march and still no remedy for this. I am getting a little frustrated because I am not able to drive my car. My husband and I are sharing a vehicle but it is sometimes difficult. Please please let me know when a remedy will be available. I am hoping really soon. I am paying monthly for a car that I can't even drive for a couple of months now. The notice in the attachment picture came on the dash on january 15 while she was driving to work. Consumer haven't driven her car since.
CategoryService Brakes, Service Brakes, Hydraulic:pedals And Linkages
DateMar 08, 2022
StateFL
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated while driving 60 mph, the brake pedal was difficult to depress. The contact stated that the brake and parking warning lights were illuminated. Additionally, a yellow triangle was displayed with a warning of "potential of low brakes - get to a safe stop”. The contact was able to safely return to his residence and had the vehicle towed to a dealer. The dealer informed the contact that the vehicle had experienced the failure listed in nhtsa campaign number: 21v890000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, the part was not yet available for the recall repair. The vehicle was not repaired due to the part not being available. The manufacturer had not been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 117,000. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Avoidance: Warnings, Service Brakes
DateMar 06, 2022
StateTX
Description
Braking assist non-power assisted brake will remain functional safety risk a sudden loss of power braking assist while driving could increase the risk of a crash backup camera rc unavailable the braking provides power brake assist when the driver depresses the brake pedal specific components in a part of this system can could lead to sudden loss of power.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Warnings
DateMar 05, 2022
StateCA
Description
Pre- collision warning popped out of no where, my car will also brake out of no where after no one is in front of me
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking, Service Brakes
DateMar 03, 2022
StateID
Description
Abrupt activation of brakes: new vehicle to present. When first backing out of garage or parking spot, at a slow-creeping speed, without use of throttle pedal, attempting to control backward motion with light brake pedal the vehicle's brakes will abruptly active fully halting rearward motion. Further rearward motion requires driver to completely remove foot from brake pedal but any attempt to control rearward speed by feathering brake pedal often causes a repeat of the abrupt brake activation. This cycle repeats the full length of the vehicle within the garage and the length of the driveway to the street , additionally 5 to 6 times the vehicle length. The problem manifests after a lengthy parking, in both forward and reverse directions. There is often an accompanying discernible mechanical actuator sound coming from the engine compartment that I associate as a trigger to expect the abrupt braking. The obstacle warning may alarm in the garage but acknowledging it with ok does not effect the abrupt braking cycle which continues the length of the driveway, clear of any obstructions. To be clear, this problem occurs at very slow speeds, about 2 miles per hour. I have been told by the dealership mechanic that the brakes are designed to operate as conventional hydraulic brakes below 5 mph; this of course doesn't explain the actuator noise emanating from under the hood. Once the vehicle has been on the road, the brake's performance improves with only a slight tendency to grab when coming to a stop; it's cause to celebrate when the driver can successively make 5 smooth stops. This problem was experienced by 5 separate drivers, each of whom directly expressed dis-satisfaction. Possibly related to the abrupt braking described above is the sudden activation of the brakes and brake warning in what would otherwise be a controlled stop behind a stopped vehicle at a red traffic light. There an association with: vehicle size -color- brake lite position/intensity.
CategoryService Brakes
DateMar 01, 2022
StateCA
Description
I was driving on a freeway at 67 mph and the car in front of me suddenly brake so when I try to push the brake its hard and the car didnt slow down,I try to pump it but its hard and I couldnt push it. It happens away from home so we try to find a closest hotel to spend for the night. I was not even go to work the next day..
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateFeb 25, 2022
StateAZ
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 21v890000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The local dealer and manufacturer were made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 24, 2022
StateCA
Description
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
CategoryBack Over Prevention: Warnings, Electrical System, Forward Collision Avoidance: Warnings
DateFeb 22, 2022
StateNC
Description
All of the warning notifications keep going off. I have been to the dealership 3 times paid for a battery replacement and battery terminal replacement. I was quoted a ridiculous rate for a engine wiring harness replacement, I had to get that replaced by a certified technician but the car is still doing the same thing. I am starting to feel like I was sold a lemon.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateFeb 16, 2022
StateNY
Description
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 0. 00 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
CategoryService Brakes
DateFeb 14, 2022
StateAZ
Description
My brakes don't work. Brake pedal is all the way pushed in and brakes don't respond. There is not breaking fluid leak or lack of fluid. This is major hazard as I can't drive my vehicle
CategoryService Brakes
DateFeb 11, 2022
StateCA
Description
Brake booster failed 1 yr ago. At that time, I was told my car does not qualify for the recall because of the vin batch. So repairs were made out of pocket. Now, I have a letter from toyota stating I can get reimbursed for the parts and labor. Great! But when I follow the instructions from the letter to navigate the website, the final instruction states to click on "submit reimbursement request". It does not exist. I called and spoke with toyota, they were unaware of this issue. I'm not sure where to go from here. The repair was over 00 and I had to hunt down the part myself. Due to the recall demand, local dealers did not have the part. A nightmare. I
CategoryService Brakes
DateFeb 05, 2022
StateTX
Description
Break booster vacuum pump needs to be replaced per the diagnostic at the toyota dealership. My car would not completely start when I was trying to turn it on. The break pad became stiff, unable to press down and a warning message stated “low breaking power”, therefore the car would not turn on and it became not drivable. If this were to happen while I was driving on the road, not only would it put myself in a lot of danger but others as well due to not being able to break. Even though it is not a part of the 2018 camry recall batch, it is the exact same issue, therefore it is definitely a manufacturing issue.
CategoryPower Train, Service Brakes
DateFeb 04, 2022
StateNY
Description
Hi there, so I have an open recall for my car and the toyota service center is not helping me to fix this issue, I went there two times for the recall and every time they said we don't have the part yet, we don't know when it gonna come, and every time they said we gonna call you when we got the part, which they never do, it's been a month and I am facing issues while driving, brakes are not good, my car is not catching pickup, it looks like it gonna stop soon. So please help me to fix this recall. It's been more than 2 weeks when I last visited to the toyota service center. Thank you and have a wonderful day!
CategoryAir Bags, Service Brakes
DateJan 28, 2022
StateCA
Description
1st occurance: approaching stop sign getting off freeway and brake pedal was hard to depress and brakes slow to work, pulled emergency brake to stop vehicle just in time. No warning lights, no squeaking brakes or grinding noises. We had a long drive approximately 4-5 hours freeway with 1 hour stop before reaching our destination where this occurred. 2nd occurance: next day in city traffic driving 35-40mph. Noticed brakes getting less effective with each use eventually having to use emergency brake as main brake. Still no lights or noises from vehicle. Pulled over and called carmax where I financed and had maxcare to make an appt for brakes to be fixed and diagnosed. Appt was made for a week or so out and in the meantime, driving home to park the vehicle… 3rd and last occurrence:(same day) while approaching a traffic light, the brake pedal was depressed but failed to stop the vehicle. No brake warning light. No dashboard warning lights on at all. The brake pedal was depressed to the floorboard to stop the vehicle and vehicle did not stop. Pumped the brake pedal a few times and still nothing. Vehicle ended up getting deemed totaled by insurance. Also note: the airbags did not deploy. The accident was a head-on collision with a rock wall going 40-45mph. Seatbelts fastened. Passenger was dazed from hitting head during accident and bleeding. Right leg received a 7 in cut which is now a knurly 3-4 inch scar. I was left carless and basically homeless with no where to stay in an unknown city for weeks until I was able to purchase a bus ticket home. Due to being stuck 6 hours away from home and carless I lost my job. My life has been completely turned upside down and my mental health is continuing to decline. I am unable to take kids to school or sports as well as the park for simple family quality time.
CategoryService Brakes, Service Brakes, Hydraulic
DateJan 26, 2022
StateNY
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated that while driving approximately 20-25 mph and approaching the red traffic light, the brake pedal was depressed but failed to respond. The contact quickly engaged the parking brake and completed the stop. The warning message "low braking power - stop in a safe place - see owner's manual" and the brake warning light illuminated. The contact veered to the side of the road and checked the brake fluid as stated in the owner's manual. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who informed the contact that her vin was included in the nhtsa campaign number: 21v890000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, the part for the recall repair was not yet available. The contact then received a recall notification. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided contact with a rental vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 84,729. Vin tool confirms parts are not available.
CategorySteering
DateJan 25, 2022
StateCA
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry hybrid. The contact stated that the plastic trim on the steering wheel would reflect a glare while driving. The contact stated that the glare would obstruct his vision while driving. The dealer was notified of the failure and informed him that there were no recalls on the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 36,000. The vin was not available.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 25, 2022
StateIA
Description
Trunk lid slams open when release button pressed.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking, Service Brakes, Unknown Or Other
DateJan 24, 2022
StateTX
Description
Vehicle was involved in a rear-end collision. Vehicle did not brake before impact manually neither did the brake assist activate. There were no signs of braking assist malfunctioning. Vehicle caught fire upon impact and not available for inspection. Vehicle given to insurance company and settled. Injury to driver of vehicle in question. Driver of vehicle hit and went to er by ambulance. There is a report filed of accident.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateJan 21, 2022
StateOK
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 21v890000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The local dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateJan 21, 2022
StateFL
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact received a notification for nhtsa campaign number: 21v890000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The dealer had been notified about the recall; however, the contact was informed that parts were not yet available. The manufacturer had been notified of the recall. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available. Consumer stated called the "brand engagement center" again yesterday (02-28-22). Consumer was told that there was still no remedy available!
CategoryService Brakes, Service Brakes, Hydraulic
DateJan 18, 2022
StateAL
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 21v890000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The local dealer was contacted, and it was confirmed that the part was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not yet made aware of the issue. The contact indicated that while depressing the brake pedal there was a screeching sound coming from the brakes. The cause of the failure was not yet determined. Vin tool confirms parts not available. The approximate failure mileage was 58,000.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateJan 18, 2022
StateCA
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact did not receive notification of nhtsa campaign number: 21v890000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, the vehicle experienced the failure listed in the recall. The contact stated that while driving in stop-and-go traffic, the braking system malfunctioned, and the brake pedal became very firm almost causing the vehicle to crash into the rear of another vehicle. During the incident, the message "low brake power" was displayed. The vehicle was eventually towed to the local dealer who informed that the failure was due to the recall however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. Vin tool confirms parts not available. The failure mileage was 94,000.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateJan 13, 2022
StateNC
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 21v890000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The contact stated that while his wife was driving approximately 10 - 15 mph, the "low braking power; stop in a safe place" warning message was displayed. The dealer was made aware of the failure but confirmed that parts were not yet available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 62,000. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateJan 12, 2022
StateNJ
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 21v890000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The local dealer was contacted, and it was confirmed that the part was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact indicated that while depressing the brake pedal, the vehicle would not immediately slow down or stop. The cause of the failure was not determined. The local dealer and manufacturer were made aware of the failure. No assistance was offered. Vin tool confirms parts not available. The failure mileage was 29,000.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Adaptive Cruise Control
DateJan 10, 2022
StateVA
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated that while driving at highway speeds with the cruise control activated, the cruise control system would erroneously deactivate causing the vehicle speed to suddenly decelerate. Also, on several occasions, while driving the anti-collision system would erroneously activate causing the vehicle to abruptly stop although no other vehicles or objects were nearby. The cause of the failure was not yet determined. The local dealer and manufacturer were not contacted regarding the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJan 07, 2022
StateCA
Description
System breaks stoped function when I was driving on freeway 65mph. The inspection is/is not available because they need technicians from the manufacturer. Technicians from the auto repair confirm there is no repair as has been defective. They said the problem might be repair by the second quarter of 2022 I was a high risk and putting all people driving around me in a high risk. The problem has been confirmed by the toyota auto repair same location where the car was purchased. The inspectors from the manufacturer should be inspecting the vehicle since the first week of january there was no indication of break failure, system brakes malfunction or anything before until the day of the incidente.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System
DateJan 02, 2022
StateVA
Description
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.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateDec 26, 2021
StateTX
Description
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.
CategorySteering
DateDec 22, 2021
StateMO
Description
Steering feels stiff at a certain point while turning. Sometimes its worst and sometimes its showing no problem. No any warning light and 1st time the dealership does not identify what was the issue. After couple of week it was getting worst. So I went again to the dealership and then they said had to replace "intermediate steering shaft". Cost nearly 500-600$.
CategorySteering
DateDec 15, 2021
StateNJ
Description
Steering became very tight and thus the power steering had drag in it and needed immediate repairing. We felt compromised and felt it was a safety issue, which the dealer that I am having repair the problem did not know of other reports of this problem. I had heard this problem has happen to others with the 2018 toyota camry.
CategoryService Brakes, Steering, Vehicle Speed Control
DateDec 05, 2021
StateMD
Description
I have had issues with the breaks since I purchased the vehicle. The first recall I got the vacuum pump replaced. I still have the same issue. I have been having the break issue but recently had an issue slamming on my breaks after someone was coming around the corner too fast in my garage and feeling pushback from the break petal and not breaking fully. I actually did hit her care but she only had scratches and decided not to file a claim (I have the date and pictures as well). I bought this camry feeling confident and I actually worry about my breaks I even got them replaced thinking they were worn out but I still have the same issue.
CategoryEngine
DateDec 03, 2021
StateSC
Description
At complete stops the engine stalls and after you give it some gas it takes off like a jet. I have two kids and I believe this is the most dangerous car I've ever brought definitely something wrong with the engines in these cars someone dropped the ball. This occurs often and we almost crashed once when the car took off after a stall
CategoryFuel System, Gasoline:delivery:fuel Pump
DateDec 02, 2021
StateGA
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated while driving at various speeds, the vehicle hesitated. The vehicle did not lose motive power. The contact researched and became aware of similar vehicles experiencing the same failure. The vehicle was taken to the local advance auto parts store to be diagnosed. The contact was provided diagnostic trouble code: p0087 (fuel pump) failure. The contact stated she contacted the dealer and was advised to schedule a diagnostic test appointment. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 46,150.
CategoryService Brakes, Service Brakes, Hydraulic:power Assist:vacuum:hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings
DateDec 01, 2021
StateAZ
Description
The contact owned a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated while driving 25 mph, a warning light and message appeared on the instrument panel stating brakes services required. The contact continued to drive to his residence. The contact checked and then added brake fluid to the brake reservoir. Several days later the warning light and message returned. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the vacuum pump and power brake booster needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The vehicle was then traded because the contact no longer felt safe driving the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 16,500. Consumer stated vehicle was on the recall list, both dealer and manufacturer refused to honor the repairs.
CategoryService Brakes
DateNov 29, 2021
StateCA
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated that he received a recall notice regarding the power braking assist failure. The contact stated that while driving at 55-60 mph, the warning message "low power brake. Please stop in safe area." was displayed. The contact stated that the brake pedal became rigid and failed to respond when depressed. The contact depressed the brake pedal harder and it responded. The contact veered to side of the road. Then the contact was able to drive the vehicle to his residence. The dealer was notified of the failure and advised the contact to take the vehicle in for diagnosis. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 49,000.
CategoryService Brakes
DateNov 27, 2021
StateFL
Description
Lost brakes on expressway almost crash I have to paid town to my home.
CategoryAir Bags, Service Brakes, Steering:column
DateNov 26, 2021
StateCT
Description
There's been a few times when I started my car to head to work and something appears on the dash board that reads ( air bag malfunction) then it's gives me a hard time to steer the car. This has happened ample times. So when it does happen I have to shut the car off and then turn it back on so that the issue on the dash board disappears. I do this 2 to 3 times until it clears. (very weird).. Every time it happens it's when I turn my car on to head out to either go to work or do errands. Etc. But I usually shut the car off immediately when I see that it appears on the dash board. When I do , it usually goes away and I can again take control of the steering wheel and the pressure on the steering wheel go back to being normal and manageable. But I've noticed that when it does come on there's a tremendous change in the steering ps. It reads …. Airbag malfunction.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateNov 24, 2021
StateMD
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated while his father was driving and making a right turn into the driveway at his residence, the brake pedal was depressed however, the vehicle failed to slow down causing the driver to crash into the closed garage door. The vehicle went through the garage door and only stopped after crashing into the inside garage wall. The contact stated that there were skid marks on the floor in the garage. There was no warning light illuminated. The contact stated that the vehicle was damaged. The vehicle was inspected by several friends with automotive knowledge however, a determination was not made as to the cause of the failure. The driver was taken to the emergency room for minor contusions to the face and lower back pain. The ct scan showed no major injury or broken bones. There was no police report filed. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle remained inside the garage with the garage door not fully functionable. The contact became aware of nhtsa campaign number: 21v890000 (service brakes, hydraulic) after researching online however, the vin was not included. The contact was also concerned that the forward collision avoidance system failed to operate as designed. The contact stated that there was a prior failure several months ago while his father was making a right turn and attempting to stop the vehicle; however, the vehicle failed to stop and rear-ended the vehicle in front. There were no injuries to either drivers. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and informed of the failure and a case was filed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 33,000.
CategoryService Brakes
DateNov 22, 2021
StateFL
Description
Brakes being difficult to press down randomly causing excess friction on my roters causing shaking/instability/ almost lost control.
CategoryEngine
DateNov 19, 2021
StateKY
Description
I got my 2018 camry brand new. While driving, it will sometimes start jerking. It seems to be getting more frequent and worse. It's almost as if it wants to shut down.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Power Train
DateNov 08, 2021
StateWI
Description
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)
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 30, 2021
StateTX
Description
Transmission shifts absolutely terrible hunts for gears constantly. It'll clunk going from drive to park. The vehicle hesitates for more than a couple seconds sometimes when merging on the freeway making it dangerous when trying to get on. Toyota needs to recall these transmission and put the ones they fixed in
CategoryEquipment Adaptive/mobility:vehicle Controls:steering
DateOct 20, 2021
StateCA
Description
Turning the steering wheel and returning to forward position made a disconnecting sounds with loose screws sounds inside.
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 20, 2021
StateTX
Description
The transmission shutters very badly which makes it difficult to merge onto the freeway. It will clunk into drive at times. It also makes a whining noise when speeding up before shifting. I have a 2021 camry as well and it is much much smoother and has none of the same problems like my 18
CategorySteering
DateOct 20, 2021
StateMI
Description
Around 47k miles the steering shaft failed and the vehicle became extremely difficult to steer. The wheel would also not return to center on its own after turning and had to be forced back in order to drive the vehicle straight again. It was almost as if the power steering went out altogether. The dealer was aware of the issue and said that some of the steering column bind and need to be replaced. Causal research such as doing a google search for "toyota steering shaft binding" shows that this has been an issue for several years. The fact that the dealer knew about it shows that toyota is simply ignoring the issue.
CategoryAir Bags
DateOct 08, 2021
StateCA
Description
I was rear ended when I was braking hard to avoid hitting a dog in the street (where I live you can be sued for running over/injuring a dog). My car speed was about 10 mph give or take, and I was rear ended by a distracted driver (who admitted to using antidepressants on a daily basis) who I believe was going at least 45 mph. My car was pushed forward at least 6 ft and no airbags were deployed. I thought I died because I saw a flash of bright light enveloping my entire vision while my chest and forehead were whipped forward harshly and almost touched my steering wheel. My whiplash injuries are moderately severe and have actually put a few discs along my entire spine and cervical area off-center, continuing to cause extreme back/neck pain and discomfort. I have sharp intermittent pain in my head as well. Had the airbags went off from the steering wheel I strongly believe I would not be in this much pain, having to take time off work to seek treatment a few times a week. I am confused as to why the airbags did not deploy when my car was crashed into behind at such a high speed when viewing footage. Had this happened on the freeway I have no doubt I would be dead from a broken neck or in the hospital as a 'living vegetable' from a cracked spine. Toyota should be making airbag deployment in all types of accidents a priority. Individuals are just as prone to sustaining life threatening injuries when rear ended as during a frontal collision.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateOct 08, 2021
StateCA
Description
The longer I have this car, the more issues arise yearly. When this car was first bought as new I noticed that the car battery would die whenever I didn't drive for a single day. As the years pass the situation just gets worse. Today I was about to drive to work and found to my dismay that the car refuses to start. I couldn't even unlock my car with the key fob buttons, I had to use the key itself to unlock the car door to get in. The trunk refused to open even with the button inside the car, so I had to once again use my key in the key slot to open. No lights came on when I tried to start the car, usually you can hear the engine struggle to start but not this time. After I had it jumpstarted the engine made a truly weird and strange sound, like rattling but much more higher pitched. Engine also sounded very weak too, much higher pitched than usual, almost like it was going to fade out of power. I have not changed the battery for a bit over 4 years. I don't drive much at all, I have 16k miles accumulated in the 4. 5 years I've had this vehicle. I really want to love this car and own it until 100k but with problems like this I don't think this car will even last another 5 years. I'm thinking of selling this after a few years and getting a lexus suv instead. Apparently this battery issue is common in modern toyotas, particularly sedans. I have other relatives with new toyotas and they all had to have battery replacement in less than 2 years of ownership. It's a bummer that toyota qc is going down and they are focusing instead on more technology in the cabin. I can only hope and pray that my car won't quit on me in a dark and empty lot one day.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 08, 2021
StateCA
Description
After 4. 5 years of owning and operating this vehicle I have noticed some major issues with headlights. Positioning of headlights is very awkward. I avoid driving at night because of this. Even when headlight setting is on the last position I can hardly see a thing in front of me. I have had other drivers flash their lights on me when approaching from the opposite direction because my lights are apparently too bright, but I am not using high beams. I keep my headlights clean and free of debris but problem is still there. I get that blinding another driver/pedestrian is not safe but I have had many instances of driving at night and larger cars (namely suvs and pickups) swerve into my lane almost causing an accident because they cannot see my car due to the low placement of my car's headlights. When I do turn on my high beams I can see everything that the normal headlight settings refuse to show, from the stop signs that are several hundred feet away, to pedestrians crossing the street several blocks away. On normal setting I'd be lucky to even spot a pedestrian jaywalking across the street before it's too late. I have driven other sedans before and the difference is quite large, how is it that with older cars I can see more without the high beam setting on but with the 2018 camry I need to bump it up to high beams just to see better at night? Toyota still has not even fixed this even now with their current camry lineup. At this point having an suv/pickup serves to be a great advantage.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateOct 08, 2021
StateCA
Description
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.
CategoryPower Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateOct 08, 2021
StateCA
Description
After owning this vehicle for almost 4 years, the "jerky" feeling that other individuals have faced is still there, although not as severe now after I figured workarounds. However I do not like having anyone else in my vehicle as they tend to get visibly uncomfortable once they feel that jerk while the vehicle is in motion. It is nearly impossible to have a smooth transition when the vehicle has to slow down and accelerate immediately. There is almost always a significant 2-3 second delay when you have to accelerate quickly into moving traffic. If I let my foot off the gas while in motion I can feel the gears thud while in motion to accommodate for the loss in speed. Dealerships I've went to have reset the 'software' multiple times and say that the jolts are something I have to get used to and that the car 'learns' from your driving habits. A toyota dealership rep also told me that lexus's have this problem too. Clearly this is something that toyota has not paid attention to since they overhauled and completely redesigned their 2018 lineup. A vehicle is not a pet and should not have to be trained. I am unsatisfied with how toyota does not seem to be addressing this common transmission issue and offering repair services. The only workarounds I have experimented with myself and found some degree of success is 1. Turning off eco mode 2. Not using the cheapest gas (if located in socal use #89 when financially able. Costco gas seems to deliver good results). 3. Fully warming up the car before operating for the first time 4. Accelerating gradually (do not step on gas pedal hard) 5. Avoid braking hard (do not tailgate others and allow proper distance between yourself and other drivers) these steps only lessen the severity of the jolts felt but does not totally eliminate them. I don't feel 100% safe while driving this vehicle and am planning on selling it as soon as payments are done.
CategorySteering
DateOct 08, 2021
StateCA
Description
Since I have purchased this vehicle when it first came out, I have noticed that the steering is very stiff, particularly when driving along curvy, windy roads (ex. Certain freeway exits/entrances that require you to follow along a curve). I did not realize how stiff the steering wheel was until I was forced to get a rental car following several car accidents over the course of 2 years. At times the steering was so stiff I actually almost dislocated my shoulder joints several times, or tore muscles/ligaments deep within my shoulder which would take at least a month to fully heal. Other cars I have driven (including a 2019 toyota sienna awd have excellent steering fluidity and show no signs of stiffness). I understand that this "stiffness" is a safety feature (anti-lock steering) but there needs to be a way to lessen the stiff feeling as for individuals with weaker joints like me this can cause pain and injury and temporary immobility.
CategoryStructure:body
DateOct 08, 2021
StateCA
Description
I am not sure why toyota decided to set the front bumper quite low compared to other similar sized sedans from different brands out there. In the almost 4 years since I've owned this car I have had multiple scratches and scrapes on the underside of the front bumper; it's ridiculous. A very small dip in the road most of the time leads to scratches which I can feel while driving. The only way to not feel this scraping sound is to approach the dip extremely slow at around 5 mph, which is a safety concern because I don't want anyone ramming into my car from behind. Certain roads I need to pass when I get home have truly terrible construction to the point where I feel like I'm driving my car across a rocky road. I've driven other similar sedans and I don't even feel scraping along the bottom side of the front bumper when approaching a steep dip. I just can't believe how someone in the designs team at toyota could possibly ok such a poor design. No scratches are visible on my car until you reach the front bumper which is a total disaster. In fact, much of the paint has been scraped off clean and you can see the graphite colored body color.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateOct 08, 2021
StateCA
Description
Adding on to my other entry of problems regarding the battery, I have never had to replace a windshield wiper more often in my life. I am convinced this is an issue with the way the wiper mechanism is manufactured. None of the brand new windshield wipers ever last me 3 months without hearing that dreading squeaking sound. My other relatives who have newer toyotas never have an issue. Their wiping action is clean and quiet, while mine leaves huge streaks on the windshield no matter what. I've tried cleaning the wiper blades, slightly oiling them, even putting on a tiny bit of lotion. I avoid even using my windshield wipers now in the summer season and instead just resort to cleaning the entire car to improve visibility. The wiper blades continue to make that squealing sound unless it is pouring heavily outside, aka when there is a lot of water on the windshield. I try to limit the wiper intervals to mitigate the issue but nothing seems to help. Even tried out more expensive and better windshield wiping fluid/blades but they don't do anything. I'm thinking that the wiping mechanism was installed incorrectly and is placing too much pressure on the blades themselves. There is not much that the dealerships/repair shops can do as they are not being recalled at all, they can only tell me that the most I can do is to use them very sparingly.
CategoryWheels
DateOct 08, 2021
StateCA
Description
During the summer months when temperatures were extreme, my car suddenly had that infamous orange triangle light up and a warning about the tire pressure. I had to avoid taking the freeway home and instead had to take a 30-minute long trek home along the streets. When I went to inspect my tires I saw several large bulges along the sides of multiple tires, especially the front two tires. I immediately took them to the nearest reputable tire shop and they told me that most likely a nail may have caused the issue, but they did not find a single nail nor any holes in the tire that may have been leaking out air. Repair process was difficult as the first tire shop I went to did not carry the tires my car comes with (apparently they are very hard to come across where I live) but offered to replace all tires with used ones for and strongly recommended I get new ones as soon as possible. The second shop told me that I was lucky to spot the issue quickly and seek repair or else the car tires would have exploded while in motion. Whatever manufacturer stock tires toyota is using should not even be approved at all. Why not use strong, sturdy tires from a reputable brand instead of settling for cheap ones? Since replacing the tires I have had no issues whatsoever.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 05, 2021
StateCA
Description
I bought a 2018 toyota camry from auction but when I went for vin number verification by california highway patrol, chp it was discovered that the original tinted windshield does not have space for public view of vin number, which is toyota original windshield with toyota logo and stamp. This is factory defect, which I have tried to contact toyota usa, but it seems toyota is not responding positively to have the windshield replaced since it does not meet u. S standard. I have case number opened with toyota case [xxx]. As a result of this I have not been able to register my vehicle. California highway patrol, chp has asked me to go back to toyota to get this fixed before my vehicle vin could be verified. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).”
CategoryPower Train
DateSep 29, 2021
StateFL
Description
Vehicle hesitates/jerks at low speeds, rolling stop (low mph) when initially pressing accelerator will jerk/hesitate/take a breath before dropping into gear. This is a known issue that toyota has thus far selectively chosen which engine codes they will repair. It is clear, on this website alone, that this issue is universal. Technical service bulletin t-sb-0152-19 rev1 should be available to all toyota camry owners immediately. This needs to be recalled.
CategoryService Brakes
DateSep 24, 2021
StateWA
Description
The brakes just stopped working. Got a message on the screen about "low braking power. Stop in a safe place". The engine stopped working and the pedal (brake) was very hard. Thank god I was able to stop and not crash. I checked all car stored codes\errors - no codes and the car running normally now. I know that the 2018 camry had recall about the brake vacuum pump but somehow my car wasn't in a recall list. Thank you
CategoryElectrical System
DateSep 23, 2021
StateMO
Description
When I was complete left or right turning steering wheel at low rpm, it feels like hard of stiff and loosen and stiff again and loosen. So I was gone to toyota dealership, but they couldnt find anything.
CategoryFuel System, Gasoline
DateSep 15, 2021
StateNY
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated while starting the vehicle, the rpm began to rise rapidly, and the vehicle started to stall. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The contact stated he had experienced the failure approximately five times. The contact called the local dealer and made them aware of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer had not been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000.
CategoryLane Departure: Assist
DateSep 13, 2021
StateNJ
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated that while driving at an undisclosed speed, the vehicle veered into another lane, but the lane departure system did not alert him. The lane departure warning light was illuminated. The dealer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that he would need to pay for the diagnostic test and repair. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 13,400.
CategoryPower Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateSep 13, 2021
StateGA
Description
Ever since getting my fuel pump kit installed my car jerks when it goes in and out of over drive when increasing speed.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 10, 2021
StateCA
Description
My issue was low breaking power in other words I couldn't stop on some of these 2018 camry le there was an recall for the brake vacuum pump something about not being machined right some kind of oil leak my car was not part of it but my pump went out for that reason while I was driving back from tahoe dam lucky it didn"t happen coming down the hill now I have to cash out about 1000 did my car slip threw the crack what can I do can I get my money back this could have ended my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CategoryAir Bags
DateAug 18, 2021
StateUT
Description
We were struck in the rear by a driver and pushed into another car in front of us. The airbags never deployed during the accident, seatbelts did not constrain us and the driver seats snapped backwards injuring passengers in the front and in the back of the car. Back seat passengers had life-threatening injuries and front passengers had severe injuries.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateAug 18, 2021
StateCA
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated that while driving at an undisclosed speed, the brake pedal became stuck and was difficult to depress. The contact was able to pull over and had the vehicle towed to the dealer. The dealer diagnosed the vehicle as vacuum brake pump failure and needed a vacuum brake pump replacement. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact to tow the vehicle to the nearest dealer. The failure mileage was approximately 57,000.
CategoryService Brakes
DateAug 14, 2021
StateCA
Description
I was driving back home about 70 miles an hour and all the sudden I got a message on my dashboard saying that I have a low braking power and yes there was not power at all. The car did not brake at all there will be a lot of tragedies because that is very dangerous, I got very lucky I had the time to look for the emergency break pedal but very scary. I research if anybody had a problem like that and there is about 60 people that had gone trough the same problem and contacted toyota and see if they is a recall on this problem and they said no. Every car that I saw on the complaint list is at over 100 k, so once you hit the 100 k be very careful and by the way is a toyota camry 2018
CategoryService Brakes, Unknown Or Other
DateJul 29, 2021
StateGA
Description
Grinding sound appears when backing up such as when backing out of garage. Does not seem to be present when shifted out of reverse.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateJul 20, 2021
StateNJ
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated while driving 65 mph, the brake pedal was difficult to depress. The contact stated that the brake warning light was illuminated. The contact stated he continued to depress the brake pedal and upon reaching a hill, he used the parking brake to slow and park the vehicle on the side of the road. The contact stated he called a towing company but after four hours of waiting, his wife drove to the location and assisted by driving bumper to bumper to the local dealer at slow speeds. The local dealer diagnosed the vehicle and informed the contact that the brake vacuum pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired but was pending repairs. Upon investigation, the contact associated the failure with nhtsa campaign number: 18v211000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, the vin was not included. The manufacturer had been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 255,000. The vin was invalid.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJul 10, 2021
StateCA
Description
Hello! When I am pushing the brake pedal it is very hard, like engine is of! I took my car to local diller and they was diagnosed that I have to replace brake vacuum pump, but I have to pay for that service 50... But I know that toyota hade recall exactly for this part of brake sistem. I chaked my car for this recall but there is no recall for my car, only fuel pump is... But fact is that my car have same problem, why it is not qualifay fo recall I don't understand. Can you help me figure it out why I have to pay , when thousands of other car was repaired for free by dillers? Thank you
CategoryBack Over Prevention: Rearview System Braking, Electrical System
DateJul 06, 2021
StateMD
Description
Left rear cross traffic sensor fell into rear bumper (adhesive failure?). This is the second incident. Toyota service manager claims it was knocked into bumper by external force although that is not what happened. The sensor failed when groceries were loaded into trunk during covid. This is the exact sensor that was repaired by the service department previously claiming it was due to adhesive failure. There is no way to disable the sensor failure alarm on the dashboard display so there is a constant rear sensor failure alarm blinking constantly on the dashboard which is annoying.
CategoryElectrical System, Forward Collision Avoidance: Warnings, Fuel/propulsion System
DateJul 05, 2021
StateFL
Description
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.........
CategoryElectrical System, Forward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking, Steering
DateJun 25, 2021
StateTX
Description
I was going home from houston to richmond texas but a few minutes into driving some warning lights came on and a warning message says secondary brake system malfunction. Then all of a sudden the steering wheel was almost locked and was very hard to maneuver. But due to safety of where I was driving I tried hard to reach a toyota service center nearby which was about to close so I decided to drive to another one nearby my home. A week or so later they said the car was inspected and repaired but on my way home after picking up the car I had to return it again and since then which has been approximately a month now the car is still in service waiting for parts. The safety of others and mine was at risk as the steering wheel was very tough to maneuver. The problem was confirmed by the dealer. The vehicle component was inspected by toyota service worker and they said they also had it checked by the manufacturer personnel. There were no prior warning or symptoms prior to this incident which happened on may 24, 2021.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJun 24, 2021
StateLA
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated that while her son was driving at low speeds the brake pedal was hard to depress and slow to respond. The warning light illuminated was unknown. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer where diagnosed the brake booster vacuum pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was unknown. The contact stated that the failure was similar to nhtsa campaign number: 18v211000 (service brakes, hydraulic).
CategorySteering
DateJun 21, 2021
StateNY
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry hybrid. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the steering wheel would make an abnormal squeaking noise without warning. Over time, the steering wheel had stiffened which caused the contact to use excessive force to steer the vehicle. The contact had initially taken the vehicle to an independent mechanic where he was informed that the steering shaft needed to be replaced. The contact then took the vehicle to a dealer where they repaired the steering shaft under his extended warranty. The manufacturer was notified of the matter and offered no assistance. The vehicle had been repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJun 15, 2021
StateTX
Description
I was driving 75 mph on I-10 east going into houston when I received a low braking power warning. My brakes were useless and I had to use the slow down gradually and slowly used the emergency brake. There is a safety recall on the vaccum pump for this year and model but my car did not qualify for this.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Adaptive Cruise Control, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJun 04, 2021
StateNJ
Description
Transmission has a shock when shifting. It also revs high in order to shift, when it does it has to much power. Vehicle can decide when to shift it just jerks
CategoryFuel System, Gasoline, Service Brakes, Hydraulic
DateJun 02, 2021
StateCA
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated while driving at various speeds, the vehicle jerked while the accelerator pedal depressed. The “low braking power” message was displayed on the instrument panel. The contact then received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v682000 (fuel system, gasoline), and the vehicle was taken to a local dealer to be repaired. Upon return of the vehicle, the contact stated that the failure persisted. The contact's mother had accelerated at a stoplight and the brake pedal had failed to operate as needed upon depression. The same “low braking power" warning light was illuminated. Her mother also stated that the "stop in a safe place" and "maintenance required" messages also appeared on the instrument panel. The vehicle was driven to the contact's home without the proper braking functionality. The same dealer was notified of the failure and the contact was provided a diagnostic fee. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 8. Consumer would like to add after picking up the car from dealer there has been excessive amount of oil leak which dealer has not mentioned.
CategoryService Brakes
DateMay 26, 2021
StateTX
Description
I was driving in downtown and a sudden loss of braking power. My speed was 20 mile/ hr and I push down brake strongly to stop the car. I was at the highest risk even stopped the car. The toyota dealer said that I must replace booster vacuum pump while toyota has recall to replace this part for certain camry 2018 but my car is not included. I had a warning lump at the same time of losing the brake power.
CategoryEngine
DateMay 24, 2021
StateFL
Description
The car hesitates while driving different speeds and kicks in almost like the transmission is slipping I have taken it in to the local dealership and they continue to tell me that everything is fine, they have done what they call a software update stating that it should fix it but it has not, there are no open recalls for the vin number but its an on going issue.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateMay 24, 2021
StateMO
Description
The defroster failed to keep the wind shield clear. Their is no airflow to the defrost which cause no visibility on the windshield.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMay 20, 2021
StateGA
Description
The windshield seems to be unsticking from the car and dust seems to be getting inside.
CategoryService Brakes
DateMay 17, 2021
StateNV
Description
The contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated while attempting to park the vehicle, the driver depressed on the brake pedal but the vehicle did not stop which caused the vehicle to crash and hit three other vehicles. No warning lights illuminated. No one was injured. No police report was filed. The contact had the vehicle towed an independent mechanic who inspected the vehicle but could not diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of failure. The failure mileage. 14,000. The vin was not available.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateMay 11, 2021
StateFL
Description
Front windshield top and bottom edges are delaminating. Vehicle is stationary.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure: Blind Spot Detection
DateMay 06, 2021
StateSC
Description
Many times the blind spot monitor doesn't work properly. When there is no vehicle nearby and driving alone on the road, still the blind spot monitor light up and notify of vehicle at my blind spot and sometime when there is a vehicle at my blind spot overtaking the it shows when the vehicle has already passed. While driving on cruise control suddenly it says cruise control not available. This doesn't happen always but sometime. Both of the above happened while driving on highway.
CategoryEngine, Service Brakes, Hydraulic
DateMay 04, 2021
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated while her husband was driving 10 mph, the brake pedal was depressed but failed to stop the vehicle as needed. The parking brake was activated while using the brake pedal to slow the vehicle to a stop. Her husband waited for a while before continuing to drive to the residence. The vehicle was then taken to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The mechanic stated that there was no air entering the vacuum pump. The contact's husband order the vacuum pump and replaced it himself. The failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to another independent mechanic and the contact was informed that the camshaft needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not yet repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 92,000.
CategoryService Brakes
DateApr 25, 2021
StateTX
Description
While driving about 50 mpg on the highway, the "low braking power" light came on. After seeing this, I attempted to slow down but the brake pedal was hard to push down and I had to push it all the way to the floor in order for my car to slow down/stop. Had my car checked by a mechanic and they said that the brake vacuum pump needed to be replaced. Based on multiple complaints regarding this issue with the brakes, toyota needs to do a recall.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateApr 21, 2021
StateAZ
Description
Vehicle jerks when in motion or before braking. This is dangerous because it could cause an accident. It doesn't seem to properly switch speeds which also cause it to jerk forward. Again, possibly cause an accident. It constantly slows down because it "detects item" when there's absolutely nothing in the road. It will slow down at any time on the highway. I've received 2 master warnings alerts that the dealership said, weren't registered in the vehicles data base. The master alert is loud and fills up my dashboard so, it happened. It happens all the time.
CategoryFuel System, Gasoline
DateApr 16, 2021
StateMA
Description
2018 toyota camry. Consumer writes regarding fuel pump malfunction. *ld the consumer stated the fuel pump failedand was replaced. The failure recurred *js.
CategoryFuel System, Gasoline
DateApr 12, 2021
StateCT
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated that she received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v682000 (fuel system, gasoline) however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. Hartford toyota superstore (135 w. Service rd, hartford, ct 06120) and lynch toyota (179 tolland turnpike, manchester, ct 06042) were contacted and confirmed that parts were not yet available. The contact was informed by the dealers that the vehicle was safe to drive unless the check engine warning light became illuminated. The check engine warning light illuminated and lynch toyota was contacted and an appointment was scheduled for the recall repair. Once the vehicle was serviced, the contact stated that the check engine warning light reappeared less than 12 hours after the repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and a complaint was filed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown.
CategoryService Brakes
DateApr 12, 2021
StateMD
Description
I was driving down the street approaching a red light when all of a sudden my brakes just went out. I had to veer off too keep from hitting the car in front of me.
CategoryService Brakes
DateApr 12, 2021
StateMD
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated while approaching a traffic light, the brake pedal was depressed but failed to stop the vehicle. The contact stated that the brake warning light was illuminated. The contact stated that the brake pedal was depressed to the floorboard to stop the vehicle. Upon inspection, the brake fluid was very low. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and was informed that the brake booster and vacuum pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. Several unknown dealers were made aware of the failure. Upon investigation, the contact associated the failure with nhtsa campaign number: 18v211000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, the vin was not included. The manufacturer was informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 130,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateApr 01, 2021
StateWV
Description
Upon turning on the car the climate control unit will not turn in. This has caused the unit to completely not work as I cannot adjust anything or turn it on. There are no lights, no air, no response. Turning the car off and on again does not remedy the situation. I have had the unit replaced once already and barely four months later the issue began again.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMar 25, 2021
StateGA
Description
My car had a recall. When I purchased the car I told the dealer that my car jerked. They stated it was okay. My car was in service several times and each time they acted like they didn't know what was wrong.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Avoidance: Warnings, Service Brakes
DateMar 23, 2021
StateNY
Description
Sunday night march 21/2021 8:37pm I was driving in staten island with a passenger, way to dropp him off, over 40mph, and sudden my car had a brakes failure, on my dashboard appears a code 'low braking power', we were in panic, and I was approaching to a line of car in an stop light in red, I was pushing my brakes several times but never response, I had to maneuver my car to the right shoulder and there was people crossing and finally I got push my emergency brake.(I have he video in full hd as evidence)
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other, Visibility/wiper
DateMar 18, 2021
StateMO
Description
3/2/2021 30 minutes after having my windshield replaced on my 2018 toyota camry - my windshield caught fire above the rear view mirrior inside my car -where the windshield attaches to the car 2 inches from my right arm , I had balls of fire dropping down - I was driving on the interstate highway in morning rush hour traffice my insurance provider has retained the service of an electrical engineer
CategoryEngine, Unknown Or Other, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMar 14, 2021
StateCA
Description
I was able to fix the issue of the vehicle not responding well to bursts of speed, simply turn off eco mode, and refill vehicle with better gas (do not use the cheapest tier of gas available at the gas station, go the next tier up from that). I have owned this vehicle for 3 years now with under 13,800 mi at time of writing. There are steering issues when traveling at high speeds. I share this vehicle with other individuals and all of them complain of the vehicle shaking severely when traveling at high speeds. Steering wheel frequently seems to "lock" in place when driving curves. The recall that is currently in place, 20v682, has been effective since late october 2020 and as of now there is no remedy available. I spoke to a toyota rep early february and they were anticipating a remedy to be available by the end of the month but there is no remedy available. Tried calling again and this time they were unable to give me an exact date for the remedy to be ready. Meanwhile I am reading more and more complaints of other drivers with the same vehicle stalling while in motion, endangering not just their own lives but the lives of other drivers and passengers as well. The last thing I want is for me or my own family members to be in a severe accident and possibly lose our lives. It is irresponsible for toyota to keep us all waiting for such a long time for a remedy. There seem to be more and more recalls affecting all toyota branded vehicles due to poor qc. If they could only take the time to properly test all products before release them to the public, we would not have to drive in our vehicles feeling on edge and uncomfortable all the time. If these recalls keep coming I am seriously considering selling the vehicle once my payments are done in 3 years, and consider looking elsewhere for brands who value safety instead of adding more tech gadgets to hike up prices.
CategoryElectrical System, Power Train
DateMar 12, 2021
StateCA
Description
Wife and kid driving on 35 mile zone 5:00 pm traffic half mile before traffic light with two left lane turn the d n light on transmission and the dash d n r start flashing stop at the light left urn car the start going back word although the car is drive mode the padel moving without touching it. My wife and daughter were terrified it could have happen in free way or when they were going 40 phr could have killed them or caused major injury to them and others. They experience caused them sever panic and stress they don't want to touch this car neither do I . Call toyota corp.
CategoryElectrical System
DateMar 11, 2021
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle intermittently stalled without warning. The contact then received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v682000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the recall repair was available. Gulf coast toyota (3000 n, state hwy 288, angleton, tx 77515) was contacted and confirmed that parts were available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 15,000.*dt consumer stated repair was being done on 3/25/21.*jb
CategoryElectrical System, Forward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking, Fuel/propulsion System
DateMar 10, 2021
StateMA
Description
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
CategoryEngine, Service Brakes, Unknown Or Other
DateMar 09, 2021
StateCA
Description
An emergency message came on telling me my brakes were losing power band I needed to pull over to a safe area. I was on the freeway! I could not push down. I had to use the parking break and go into a lower gear to get to the shoulder then my car came to a stop in the crosswalk of the freeway exit. Vacuum pump stopped working. Went in to replace it and the backside is decentigrated into the motor. Needs camshaft assembly/exhaust replaced, investigate the motor to look for pieces so they don't damage the motor, no gear at the end of the vacuum pump, it has gone down not the motor
CategoryPower Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMar 06, 2021
StateNY
Description
Transmission fails to shift quickly from starting, slow moving or trying to accelerate quickly when on highway while merging or changing lanes.
CategoryStructure:body, Unknown Or Other
DateMar 05, 2021
StateMI
Description
I was so excited about this car, until I got this car. We have had nothing but problems since signing out contract. The under shield of the car is falling/dropping which is constantly breaking off and falling out behind us which is potentially dangerous to others as well. Makes the whole car shake like crazy when driving higher speeds. I am constantly having to get down on the ground in mid winter and try to dig the snow, slush and ice out from inbetween the shield and the car itself. I cant use tools or sharp objects because I dont know if there is breakable stuff so I just use bare hands and hope for the best. Ridiculous when I have serve carpel tunnel and its in negative with windchill and I run inside ugly crying because my hands hurting.. The clips that whole the car together in general keep coming undone. I can only clip a few back together as I don't have the strength for the rest. Scared the bumper might fall off at a higher speed with 2 minor children in the car. Then the felt on the inside around the tires likes to peel away and when the clip is also undone it bends and mends the underbody outside trim and then while driving it catches on my back tire. Not only at higher speeds but all the time.
CategoryEngine
DateMar 03, 2021
StateVA
Description
I had recently been told that the camry models that are equipped with a 2. 5 4 cylinder have engine issues such as stalling and I have been in numerous situations to where not only myself, but others could have been hurt terribly. One morning I was just casually driving and as I was turning left the car ahead of me braked and sped ahead and to my right I can see a car running a red light and I also had to flee the area but, with the engine stalling there was a late response and thankfully god was with me that day as none of my family members were hurt or harmed, but this is a serious matter that needs to be taken care of as soon as possible because it can cause people to lose their lives.
CategoryPower Train, Service Brakes, Steering
DateMar 02, 2021
StateNY
Description
Steering is stiff and hard at times. Power steering was looked at by family mechanic. This is a serious issue and needs to be addressed asap
CategoryFuel System, Gasoline
DateMar 01, 2021
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v682000 (fuel system, gasoline) however, the part to do the recall repair was available. The contact called toyota sunnyvale (898 w el camino real, sunnyvale, ca 94087, (408) 338-0063) where it was confirmed that the part was available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.*dt consumer stated vehicle has been repaired.*jb
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateFeb 27, 2021
StateTX
Description
I actually received a email from y'all saying there is a recall on my tires... But when I looked it up on here nothing pop's up. V
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateFeb 24, 2021
StateFL
Description
The vehicle hesitates to accelerate because of the fuel pump being recalled. No remedy has been given.
CategoryEngine, Fuel System, Gasoline
DateFeb 23, 2021
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated while driving at various speeds, the vehicle hesitated with several unknown warning lights illuminated. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v682000 (fuel system, gasoline) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The local dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure was mileage was 9,000. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryFuel System, Gasoline
DateFeb 22, 2021
StateNY
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v682000 (fuel system, gasoline) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact called island toyota (1591 hylan blvd, staten island, ny 10305, (833) 966-0345) where it was confirmed that the part was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System
DateFeb 21, 2021
StateCA
Description
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.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 21, 2021
StateFL
Description
When I am making a complete turn either right or left my steering wheel will stall out on me intermittently before the turn is completed. This will happen when my vehicle is in motion either on a street, my driveway, or turning off of the highway
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System
DateFeb 18, 2021
StateCA
Description
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!!
CategoryFuel System, Gasoline
DateFeb 12, 2021
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact own 2018 toyota camry. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v682000 (fuel system, gasoline) however, the parts to do the recall repairs were not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Culver city toyota (9077 washington blvd, culver city, ca 90232) and the manufacturer were made aware of the issue. The contact had experienced the failure listed in the recalls. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateFeb 08, 2021
StateLA
Description
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
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System
DateFeb 07, 2021
StateCA
Description
Car keeps stalling while getting on the gas and sometimes between gear's
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Avoidance: Warnings, Service Brakes
DateFeb 02, 2021
StateGA
Description
My automatic emergency braking system has been going off even when a car is nowhere near, today I was involved in an accident due to the automatic emergency braking system. When going to yield, the warning light came on, and it felt like the car stalled, I could not manually brake and it resulted in me rear ending the person in front of me.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJan 13, 2021
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. While driving at 10 mph and attempting to make a right turn, the brake pedal was depressed but failed to operate as intended. The contact stated that while ascending a hill, the brake pedal was depressed and the parking brake activated to stop the vehicle. The low braking power message was displayed on the instrument panel. The vehicle was towed to penske toyota of downey (9136 east firestone blvd, downey, ca 90241) to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the vacuum pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.
CategoryFuel System, Gasoline
DateJan 12, 2021
StateLA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated that while her husband was driving 25 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was uncertain as to whether any warning lights illuminated prior or during the failure. Despite the failure, the contact's husband restarted the vehicle and drove home. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v682000 (fuel system, gasoline) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact called bohn toyota (3800 lapalco blvd, harvey, la 70058) where it was confirmed that the part was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 47,000. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateJan 12, 2021
StateFL
Description
Recall #20v682 10/28/2020. What happened to recall #20v012 1/13/2020? Toyota and the nhtsa were both aware of this problem prior to 1/13/2020. I had read about the problem online and looked on the nhtsa website for months to see if my vehicle had been affected. They can't find a fix in 2 years? I think they knew when it was manufactured. It always seemed a little off to me.
CategoryFuel System, Gasoline
DateJan 11, 2021
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v682000 (fuel system, gasoline) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start-up and was towed to lakeland toyota (2925 mall hill drive, lakeland, fl 33810, (863)688-5451) to be repaired under the recall however, the dealer confirmed that the part was not yet available for the recall repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. Vin tool confirms parts not available. The failure mileage was 9,000.
CategoryFuel System, Gasoline
DateJan 07, 2021
StateNC
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle started to stall while depressing the accelerator pedal. The contact released the accelerator pedal and the vehicle accelerated independently, with the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was driven to the residence. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer hendrick toyota wilmington (5640 market st, wilmington, nc 28405) to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the failure of the purge valve and charcoal canister caused the fuel pump to use more oil than needed. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 74,000.
CategoryEngine
DateJan 04, 2021
StateCA
Description
Car battery consistently dies even when vehicle has not been in operation for one full day. I have a dash cam that is in operation all the time and disconnected it thinking it was the problem. However the problem still persists. Today is the 10th time the car battery has died in 3 months. This time I had the key in the slot turned one notch (car engine not turned on) and was playing music via bluetooth, when screen flickered and everything went out. Dealership says there is no issue with battery and refuses to change it.
CategoryEngine
DateJan 04, 2021
StateSC
Description
There has been an open recall on my car for months and toyota has not came up with any type of remedy to fix this issue. 'the subject vehicles are equipped with a low-pressure fuel pump which may stop operating. If this were to occur, warning lights and messages may be displayed on the instrument panel, and the engine may run rough. This may result in a vehicle stall, and the vehicle may be unable to be restarted. If a vehicle stall occurs while driving at higher speeds, this could increase the risk of a crash.' sounds pretty dangerous and this is the car I travel with my kids in, I am extremely disappointed in toyota brcause this was once listed as the safest car on the road.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateJan 04, 2021
StateID
Description
This recall is long overdue to be fixed. "if the manufacturer has failed or is unable to remedy this safety recall for your vehicle in a timely manner, please contact the nhtsa vehicle safety hotline at: 1-888-327-4236 or tty: 1-800-424-9153 or file an online complaint with nhtsa." the issue with the fuel pump was first noted in january 2020 from what I can tell. There is still no fix to this potentially very dangerous issue. Consider this an online complaint. I can't find anywhere else to file one. Put some pressure on toyota. How hard can this be to replace? Thank you, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). *tr
CategoryFuel System, Gasoline
DateDec 28, 2020
StatePA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v682000 (fuel system, gasoline) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The vehicle was taken to sloane toyota of malvern (593 lancaster ave, malvern, pa 19355; (484) 329-7300) where it was confirmed that the part was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System, Unknown Or Other
DateDec 27, 2020
StateCA
Description
Was notified that there was a recall on my 2018 camry . Havent beencalled for repair and my car is over two years old. Doesnt seem to be a fast repair.
CategoryEngine
DateDec 21, 2020
StateTX
Description
The check engine light is on. There seems to be an incomplete recall (fuel pump) for which toyota hasn't had a remedy prepared yet. I don't feel safe driving the vehicle with the engine light on, even though I haven't had any accident yet.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateDec 17, 2020
StateGA
Description
The car stalls when the gas is pressed. It makes it difficult when changing lanes because there is a delay in departure . This has happened multiple times . I drove another camry se but the delay wasn't present ... That's when I realized sometime early wrong with my car
CategoryElectrical System, Exterior Lighting, Forward Collision Avoidance: Warnings
DateDec 16, 2020
StateGA
Description
Electronic malfunction occurred while driving. Power windows, air bags, windshield wipers, heads up display, climate control, lane assist, auto lights, seat warmers, lane assist and collision sensors not working. Since auto-lights feature not working, I had to manually turn on lights and after 20 minutes of driving, they shut off.
CategoryEngine, Lane Departure: Assist, Service Brakes
DateDec 15, 2020
StateGA
Description
If you slow to a roll then try to accelerate, it jerks real bad like it does not know what gear to go into. Tapping from the engine bay that comes and goes. The brake assist feature cause my rotors to get warped right after replacing them. Lane keeping assist will yank you over into a turning lane if you aren't super careful.
CategoryFuel System, Gasoline
DateDec 14, 2020
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated that the vehicle intermittently failed to start-up without warning after several attempts. The contact also stated that she heard an abnormal sound coming from the engine, without warning. The contact had taken the vehicle to sierra subaru of monrovia (735 e central ave, monrovia, ca 91016) for a trade-in however, the trade-in was denied due to the vehicle being included in nhtsa campaign number: 20v682000 (fuel system, gasoline) and the part not being available. The contact had not received a notification of the recall. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 30,000. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateDec 14, 2020
StateCA
Description
Open recall the dealer is refusing to repair. I need this fixed asap. I am disabled and will not pay for a car that could cause me to crash.
CategoryFuel System, Gasoline
DateDec 11, 2020
StateNC
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated that oil had began to leak from the engine without warning. The contact had taken the vehicle to an independent mechanic who discovered that the vacuum pump fractured into two pieces which was the cause of the failure. Upon investigation, the contact linked the failure to nhtsa campaign number: 20v682000 (fuel system, gasoline) however, the vin was not included. Neither the manufacturer nor the dealer were notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 95,000.
CategoryFuel System, Gasoline
DateDec 08, 2020
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v682000 (fuel system, gasoline) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. A dealer was not contacted. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available. *bf
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateDec 08, 2020
StateNY
Description
On 9/29/18, I leased a toyota camry hybrid from smithtown toyota. Beginning within the first few month of having the car, on multiple, random occasions gasoline leaked out of my gas tank down the side of my car. It tends to be when the car has been sitting for a period of time - after work, when it had been sitting for >8 hours, when I returned home from a week vacation, and other times when it had been sitting overnight in my driveway. I would smell a powerful odor of gasoline when I approached the car, which is what would make me check the gas tank area. Several times, I witnessed the gasoline running down the side of my car. In all cases there were gasoline stains on the pavement under the gas tank. And the side of my white car has a permanent yellow streak down the side from the leaking gas. I brought it to the dealership 3 times to have them diagnose it, but they said there is no way it could be happening without the warning light going on on the dashboard because it is a closed system. They said I must be overfilling my gas tank or not tightening the gas cap enough. I have pictures of the gas leaking out after the car sat overnight, and I had already driven 120 miles since my last fill up. Even after I showed the pictures to the service manager, he still said it was impossible that it was happening. Finally, I called toyota's corporate line and reported it. They had me go to another toyota service center, where they found that the gas line was not connected properly, which was causing the leak. But they said it was from wear-and-tear from filling the gas tank, not a manufacturer defect (even though the car had
CategoryEngine, Unknown Or Other
DateNov 29, 2020
StateFL
Description
The car shudders and appears to almost stall when in motion. This happens randomly. It happened from the very first year it was driven. Once it actually stalled at an intersection just as the traffic light turned green and I pulled forward. I had not braked. This car has never been in an accident.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateNov 21, 2020
StateTX
Description
Toyota has known about a fuel pump issue with the 2018 toyota camry fwd and has not issued sent proper notification to resolve the issue. The nhtsa needs to require toyota to issue an immediate recall with expedited solution. Manufacturer recall number20tb02 nhtsa recall number20v682
CategoryFuel System, Gasoline
DateNov 10, 2020
StateGA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v012000 (fuel system, gasoline) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact called marietta toyota (750 cobb pkwy se, marietta, ga 30060, (470) 938-8436) and it was confirmed that parts were not yet available. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateNov 10, 2020
StateRI
Description
I bought my 2018 toyota camery le 3 months ago, at hurd buick in johnson ri I didn't no there was. A safety recall on it for a fuel pump I am upset because no matter wht toyota dealership I called they dont have the part in yet, this is very important I want it replaced but no toyota dealership has the recall fuel pump this is crazy I am very upset
CategoryPower Train, Service Brakes, Hydraulic
DateNov 05, 2020
StateMD
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the transmission shifted to neutral independently. After turning off and restarting the vehicle, the braking system malfunctioned. The contact stated that the brake pedal was depressed and was very firm. The contact stated that the stopping distance was extended. The low braking power message was displayed. The local dealer was not notified of the failure. The manufacturer was contacted and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the nhtsa campaign number: 18v211000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 127,000.*dt *tr
CategoryService Brakes, Unknown Or Other
DateNov 04, 2020
StateFL
Description
While driving the car refused to stop. It was very hard to press the brake,and it would not stop. Initially it would not go in park or neutral. After circling the parking children in fear, it went in park and came to an abrupt stop. Apon taking it to a mechanic I was told I need to replace the brake vacuum pump.
CategoryFuel System, Gasoline
DateNov 02, 2020
StateWA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact received notification of nhtsa recall number: 20v012000 (fuel system, gasoline) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer heartland toyota (901 w hills blvd, bremerton, wa 98312, (360) 377-1200) was contacted and confirmed that parts were not yet available. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryFuel System, Gasoline
DateNov 02, 2020
StateRI
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v012000 (fuel system, gasoline) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The contact called grieco toyota (415 taunton ave, east providence, ri 02914; (401) 227-4004) where it was confirmed that parts were not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.*dt*jb
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateNov 02, 2020
StateGA
Description
Toyota adds 1. 5m vehicles to engine stalling recalls the latest recall brings the total number requiring fuel pump repairs to 5. 8 million how is this not on the nhtsa website? This has not happened to my vehicle ... Yet. It is being checked. Https://www. Ien. Com/home/news/21200579/toyota-adds-15m-us-vehicles-to-recalls-for-engine-stalling? Lt. Lid=5f9c45c61ddb8129a9e9d36c&lt. Ack=b1ocopfdd&lt. Usr=24329411&utm_source=imt_10302020&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=125460&utm_term=648171
CategoryEngine, Fuel System, Gasoline, Power Train
DateOct 30, 2020
StateNJ
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated while driving 60 mph, the vehicle sputtered then regained power. The contact pulled over as a precaution and waited and then restarted the vehicle and drove to his destination. The vehicle was taken to the dealer crystal toyota (220 us-22, green brook, nj 08812 (732) 968-1000). The dealer stated that they would look at the vehicle however, the contact waited for over 3 hours. The contact saw that the vehicle was not being serviced and retrieved the vehicle and left the dealer. The contact saw on the internet and suspected that there was a recall for the fuel pump however, he was unable to check the vin. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 30,000.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System, Power Train, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 30, 2020
StateGA
Description
Vehicle stall while on the 75 freeeway when I was going 70 mph. No break lights apparear while the vehicle was stopping causing me to almost crash with other vehicles on the freeway. This is the 3rd time this has happened to me. I have reported the issue several times to toyota customer service and the dealership in cobb county georgia but nothing is been done. I think it either the pistol or the fuel pump. Toyota case # 2009280896 & toyota case #2 -2009281300.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Vehicle Speed Control
DateOct 29, 2020
StateNC
Description
There has been several misfires when starting the car, and the car sometimes goes into like an idle mode. The dashboard states 27 mpg, but I've been tracking mileage on a paper log, and the vehicle is really only receiving approximately 19 mpg. I looked to it to see what it could be, and after looking up active recalls, realized that it was symptoms of the fuel pump malfunctioning. I took it to scott clark toyota; a manufacturer's dealer, and they refuse to remedy the situation.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 29, 2020
StateFL
Description
My vehicle is staying in fourth gear it will go down if I downshift manually by putting it into sport. Although when it is shifted down in sport mode even while at a dead stop when you switch it back over to drive and then back it still reads that it's in fourth gear. It has been happening since I have gotten the vehicle idk the specific date of the transaction.
CategoryEngine, Service Brakes, Steering
DateOct 21, 2020
StateFL
Description
I don't feel safe driving my toyota camry 2018. The car feel very heavy when driving, tge steering wheel are stiff and difficult to move sometimes. The brakes are not stable like they should even after I paid for it to be fix. The gas gauge refuse to open when it's time to fuel gas the car makes noises. It's very frustrating and it's not worth what I pay for.
CategorySteering
DateOct 17, 2020
StateIN
Description
The steering becomes very stiff and does not return to the neutral position after making a turn it feels like it is not power steering at all. I am fearful of pulling out in traffic because of this problem
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 16, 2020
StateAZ
Description
Tried starting vehicle in the morning, temp was about 70 degrees, car has the push to start button. Battery has been replaced with an aftermarket yellow top deep cycle battery about 2 months ago. When attempting to start, car acted as if the battery was very low it turned over, dash went black for about 3 seconds and car started very forcefully. Car had been parked under carport for about 16 hours. The day before car was in the same conditions and started right up no problems.
CategoryAir Bags
DateOct 07, 2020
StateNC
Description
On 9/24/20 we experienced a head on collision in which both occupants experienced injuries from the seatbelt (passenger had a fractured sternum), air bags did not deploy. Oncoming car crossed the centerline on a curve, both cars were moving. I would dispute the speed of the other car as I believe it was going much faster than stated in the police report. Our vehicle may very well have performed as designed (toyota has been called to confirm), we are thankful to be here, but feel the injuries could have been minimized if the airbags deployed. Other vehicle had airbags deploy, both the driver and passenger walked away.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 27, 2020
StateGA
Description
On september 29th 2020 at 7:20pm est the 2018 toyota camry did not wanted to start even after pushing the break and start button several times. After a few minutes it finally turned on and the car started to shake. The engine also had a funny rattling noise and a master light came on my dashboard. After putting the car in reverse the back camera screen also had a master light on with rcd off signal. After driving for a about 12 minutes at approximately 40 mph the car stalled and I almost got into an accident. I have owned this vehicle for less than one year and all maintenance has been done accordingly to schedule. I even had to pay toyota for a full diagnostic check up on july 08th 2020. I am very concerned for my family's safety and others around me when I am driving this vehicle.
CategoryService Brakes
DateSep 10, 2020
StateNY
Description
I started vehicle from a stopped position drove about 20 ft and noticed that I could not push down the brake pedal... I put the car in nuetral and applied the emergency break... There was a break warning light and a low break power message... I had to call a tow truck...
CategoryService Brakes
DateSep 09, 2020
StateIL
Description
I first noticed severe vibration when going on highway, I applied brake and the entire front end started to vibrate. The car only has around 16,000 miles and its 2018 model. Bad rotor is causing this to shake. This rotor must have come from the factory defective. The dealer is unwilling to replace it. They want me to pay for this repair around 0. I realize that brake pads are not covered but the rotors should be covered because they came like that from the factory.
CategoryElectrical System, Fuel/propulsion System
DateSep 07, 2020
StateTX
Description
When I start my car by pressing the start button, the car can't start and said ignition is not ready and many error codes show up on the screen, sometimes it takes 8 to 10 times before car can start and today it can't start at all, I went to check for the car cattery and it is fine, and we changed our key fob battery, but the problem still persists, some website said it is fuel pump issue, and I see some 2018 toyota camry is on fuel pump recalll but when I input my vin, it said it is not under recall, so I am very worried that one day I will get stranded somewhere without notice and don't know what caused the issue, please help. This happens when vehicle is stationary before I start.
CategoryService Brakes
DateSep 04, 2020
StateOK
Description
Tl* the contact owned a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated while driving at an unknown speed, the contact tried to come to a stop and the brakes failed without warning which caused the contact to rear end the vehicle in front of her. The police were on the scene and a case was filed. The contact sustained neck and arm injuries. However, the ambulance was not on the scene. The vehicle was towed to toyota of fayetteville (1352 w showroom dr, fayetteville, ar 72704) where the vehicle was deemed a total loss. The manufacturer for was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 36,392. *bf *as
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateSep 02, 2020
StateAZ
Description
I purchased this vehicle 1 month ago. It has stalled on the freeway twice. I am at 10k miles. The dealer is replacing the "bad" fuel pump with another identical pump! Those cars considered part of the known recall get a different pump. So I am to drive this vehicle at my own risk.
CategoryAir Bags
DateSep 01, 2020
StateKY
Description
Severe high impact front and rear collision, no airbag deployment. Vehicle hydroplaned, struck concrete center barrier, spun three times across 3 lanes of highway and hit guardrail in rear. No airbag deployment. I have only unloaded front pictures, site would not allow more than 5 pictures. Please contact me for the rear damage pictures
CategoryElectrical System, Power Train, Unknown Or Other
DateAug 25, 2020
StateNJ
Description
The driver door will not unlock at times the key will not work and the only way to unlock is by going through the passenger side and unlocking the driver door. Also numerous occasions where the car has lost complete power and you have to pull over turn it off and turn it back on
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateAug 22, 2020
StateGA
Description
Sunroof exploded going down the highway, no impact from rock or debris it mad a very, very loud 'boom' and afterward we pulled over for inspection and the sunroof exploded upward. The glass split throughout the entire glass panel
CategoryAir Bags
DateAug 20, 2020
StateAL
Description
My son, [xxx], hydroplaned in heavy rain while driving on the highway, lost control of the vehicle and hit the concrete median at a high rate of speed. The impact was very hard and involved the front and driver side and sustained heavy damage. The front nor side airbag deployed and therefore his head collided with the steering wheel. He sustained injuries to include a concussion and a torn avar ligament in is neck. His injuries have him incapacitated. Parts of this document have been redacted to protect personally identifiable information pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). *js
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Power Train
DateAug 13, 2020
StateOH
Description
Several complaints all reported to the dealer during regular service intervals. 1. Started the day I drove it new off the lot - clock radio was gaining 1 minute every week, dealer flashed system several times on multiple service appointments best it has gotten down to is gaining 1 minute a month. 2. On several occasions I would park the car for the evening 1-2 hours later someone would walk past the car notice a humming from the rear of the car, I'd go check sounded like the fuel pump running, insert key turn on ignition (not start car) turn key off noise was gone. Reported to dealer nothing found could not be duplicated. 3. Started around 25k miles - car is very sluggish, and jerky on slow gradual acceleration feels like a bad plug or fuel delivery problem, can be driving down flat straight interstate highway car will hiccup spit and sputter for a second or two then resumes speed. Reported to dealer during routine service computer didn't throw a code so nothing could be done observed 0. 1 mpg decrease in fuel mileage. 4. 28k-30k miles started car for work idled and shook horribly for 20-30 seconds just as I reached for the key to shut it off and drive my spare car it smoothed out and ran fine. Felt like a dead cylinder suspect a bad plug or coil pack once again reported to the dealer nothing found. 5. Car now at 38k miles fuel mileage has gradually decreased from max of 37 mpg when new now down to 35. 8 mpg without any change in driving habits or route. Since warranty is expired I will change spark plugs myself to see if the sluggishness subsides and mileage returns to what I considered normal for the car.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 09, 2020
StateFL
Description
The car jerks when I do not accelerate, while making a turn, after stoppijng at a red light or a stop sign.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateAug 03, 2020
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated while attempting to overtake another vehicle with the accelerator pedal depressed, the rpm revved up however, the vehicle failed to respond. The contact stated that there was no warning light illuminated. On another occasion while driving at 45 mph, the vehicle decelerated with the accelerator pedal depressed. The contact stated that the failure recurred twice. The vehicle was taken to toyota of rockwall located at 1250 e interstate 30, rockwall, tx 75087, (469) 331-8372, however, the mechanic was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was informed of the failure by mail. The failure mileage was 6,900.
CategoryFuel System, Gasoline
DateJul 20, 2020
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated that the vehicle was serviced under nhtsa campaign number: 20v012000 (fuel system, gasoline) at thomasville toyota located at 14724 us-19, thomasville, ga 31757. After retrieving the vehicle, the contact stated that there was an abnormal fuel odor coming from the rear of the vehicle. The same dealer was contacted and informed of the issue. The contact was referred to the manufacturer to file a complaint. The manufacturer was informed of the failure and a case was filed. The failure mileage was approximately 8,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 17, 2020
StateSC
Description
I have 2018 toyota camry and this is the very first time that I have had a problem with my gas tank latch not opening up. I reported this to dick dyer toyota and they want to charge me for this issue. I don't know what else to do, but if I'm driving by myself and I need gas I will not be able to open my gas tank to this issue. Please help!!!
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System
DateJul 15, 2020
StateMI
Description
My car will randomly stall after driving several hours on the freeway and sometimes will not start up. I am concerned that it will stall while driving on the freeway leading to a crash. My car is not involved under toyota's fuel pump recall but I have verified that my fuel pressure goes to near 0 psi when the condition happens (former toyota technician) and the symptoms are exactly the same as outlined in the recall. I have contacted two toyota technicians from my local dealer and said they would not be able to duplicate it due to having to drive so long and as a result they would not be able to provide a fix for me. I would be tempted to purchase a new fuel pump, however if toyota doesn't know about this issue on my car, the part will not be updated and will likely to have the same result.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateJul 15, 2020
StateMI
Description
During mid 30's and below, my car does not get up to operating temperature. It sits near the cold mark and I have inadequate heat output through my vents which makes it very hard to see when I'm driving in the winter months. I have had to pull over several times to clean my windshield because the defroster isn't strong enough to melt the ice. I've replaced the thermostat (former toyota technician) and it still produces the same results. I've talked to some toyota technicians and they have no explanation. Please note in my picture I've attached the 28 minutes of drive time with an average speed of 39 mph with my near cold temp gauge.
CategoryEngine
DateJul 04, 2020
StateLA
Description
When I first bought my car in august 2018 when I first drove it... The acceleration was on point. Now it seems like when I go to take off to accelerate it feels sluggish as if it's doing the way it originally did.
CategorySteering
DateJul 02, 2020
StateIN
Description
As I was starting out my driveway the steering suddenly got very stiff and when it would turn it would not return to center, so I had to do that myself. It only did it once so I continued to my destination, but when I started home it became more and more stiff and was making a growling noise. I drove it slowly home and had to park it for nearly two weeks to wait for an appointment because I was very concerned that it would lock up totally,. Finally got it in for service and service said that the intermediate shaft was binding and had to be replaced. This seems to me to be a very odd problem to have with only 47,000 miles on the vehicle. *tr
CategoryFuel System, Gasoline
DateJul 01, 2020
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v012000 (fuel system, gasoline) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. An unknown dealer was contacted and confirmed that the parts were available. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.*bf consumer stated recall has been completed on 07/21/20.*jb
CategorySteering
DateJun 30, 2020
StateMI
Description
2018 toyota camary se. Steering wheel is stiff and locks in place as you are driving and turn the wheel so it does not return if you let go of the wheel and you have to put a lot of pressure to try and turn back and turn more in to the corner,
CategoryWheels
DateJun 30, 2020
StateNY
Description
I have a 2018 camry xse, the tires that came with car has a lot of sidewall problems, within the last 5 months I had to replace 5 tires due to sidewall damage. Each time the damage will occur, with hitting a small pot hole, or a slight rubbing against the curb. The brand of tire are bridgestone,turanza 235/40r19. I remember when bridgestone and major problems with there tires which cause fatalities many years ago. So I'm wondering if the same practice is happening again
CategoryElectrical System, Power Train
DateJun 28, 2020
StateNC
Description
My wife's 2018 camry rolled away down our driveway while the shifter was in park. It's got 33k miles on it. On the way down the hill, it clearly engaged the parking pin because it drug the front wheels 10 or so feet before hitting my neighbors house. The car was running, I hopped out after putting it in park and all four doors unlocked. I put a package in the rear driver side, went to open the trunk, my wife (who was sitting in the passengers seat) hit the remote on the keys in the ignition, and the car rolled backwards and nearly hit me. All four doors relocked, the pawl clicked until it engaged as it rolled away. It jumped the street, and park engaged and it slid the last 15 or so feet. The car was still running until my wife removed the key. The shifter assembly was in park the entire time.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System
DateJun 27, 2020
StateMI
Description
Check engine light came on and the performance of the vehicle is bad. Bad idle, weak engine, just the car is not performing properly. I used the scanner to see the code and I had more than one . P0171 p0505 p117b p0441 p0455 . Fuel/air mixture is lean . And I hear the fuel pump making that noise that indicates a bad fuel pump. It's when I put the key in I hear it loud enough and if I turn the key on it does it again. When I put it on p it revs and rpm goes up and then comes down, up again down again ... When stopped at a red light the car wants to move and rpm keeps shaking. *tr
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateJun 16, 2020
StateTN
Description
It feels like the transmission is slipping while I am driving. It has done this since I first bought the car. I told the toyota dealership while in for service and the service rep told me that the problem is my fuel pump but they will not fix it until my car is actually "recalled" by the manufacturer. I am scared to drive it long distances or highway speeds. It happens every single day and every single time I drive the car. *tr
CategoryService Brakes
DateJun 11, 2020
StateNY
Description
I was parking my car put the car in park turned the car off and my car drove front words by its self maybe 2 feet to 4 feet and stopped. *tr
CategoryEngine
DateJun 08, 2020
StateNJ
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated that while accelerating, the vehicle jerked and stalled with the rpm fluctuating. The cause of the failure was not determined. East coast toyota located at 181 broad st, carlstadt, nj 07072, (201)438-5659, was notified of the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 42,000.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJun 08, 2020
StateMD
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the brake pedal was firm requiring extra effort to depress. The contact stated that the braking distance was extended. The parking assist brake warning light and the check engine warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who referred the contact to have the vehicle taken to an authorized toyota dealer to be repaired. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 182,916.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJun 05, 2020
StateGA
Description
While driving on a city street june 4th brake pressure decreased low brake power warning light came on also brake warning came on was told brake vacuum pump malfunctioned by valdosta toyota service advisor valdosta ga. *tr
CategorySteering
DateMay 25, 2020
StateMA
Description
Power steering very stiff and doesn't return to neutral again. Had happened several weeks ago, went back to normal, but returned yesterday after a car wash. Difficult to correct when in the driveway or on sharp turns after stopping. 49,000 miles on 2018 camry hybrid le. Will have toyota reviews at 50k service in a few weeks. Really very disturbing.
CategoryElectrical System, Equipment, Unknown Or Other
DateMay 23, 2020
StateFL
Description
My cluster lens is broken out of nowhere. My car wasn't hit or anything. It was just sitting in my garage. *tr
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateMay 18, 2020
StatePA
Description
Hesitation and major jerk when accelerating at low mph from a rolling stop. Tsb #t-sb-0152-19_rev should be applied to practically every camry from 2018 & 2019. Unfortunately I can not have this done to my car because my vin is not supported in this bulletin, I have no idea why it wouldn't be but it definitely should be because this is a major problem with my car every single day. It's getting extremely frustrating and it feels like my engine/transmission are going to fail soon and my car only has 34000 miles on it. Totally unacceptable. I have never experienced this in any other car that I have owned. Please apply this bulletin to more camry vins! *tr
CategorySteering
DateMay 14, 2020
StateMA
Description
While driving the steering wheel became stiff to turn, unpredictable, and wouldn't return to neutral position without effort. Same sense while steering in the driveway. Happened at any speed. The steering issue slowly went back to normal after a week or about 300 miles. I set up an appointment with the toyota dealer but cancelled when steering improved and will mention it to them again at the 50,000 mile service. *tr
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateApr 29, 2020
StateTX
Description
My toyota camry 2018 se have a delayed acceleration. I . E when you go on a highway and press the gas pedal it will increase the rpm but not the car speed and seems like car is not in d but on n. Lot of people complaining about this issue with 2018 and above models. Toyota needs to look into this matter.
CategorySteering
DateApr 23, 2020
StateNY
Description
The car has become increasingly difficult to steer. Sometimes very difficult to steer left or right. This was initially felt occasionally when driving and is now happening all the time. It feels like issue is related to the steering shaft and steering box. Issues started about two month ago and has been getting worse.
CategoryFuel System, Gasoline
DateApr 22, 2020
StateNV
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v012000 (fuel system, gasoline) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. An unknown dealer was contacted and confirmed that the part was not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryPower Train
DateApr 22, 2020
StateMO
Description
I have an issue of when resuming acceleration from a slow down or a complete stop. The car will hesitate/ hiccup and give stutters while accelerating. A sudden spike in rpm is noticed as well.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateApr 22, 2020
StateFL
Description
I had been driving my car on the turnpike for about 3. 5 s when smoke started coming out of the area against the windshield where the rear view mirror is attached inside of the vehicle. A fire then spontaneously started. I pulled over and put out the fire by throwing water onto the area from a bottle of water I had in my car causing my windshield to crack. As a result of the fire my anti-collision system and other systems(automatic headlights) no longer work. I contacted toyota to notify them of the issue. They sent an inspector to meet me at a dealership and told me that is was due to my windshield being replaced 18 months prior by safelite and I didn't use toyota windshield (letter attached). Toyota returned my car and the area still heated up and smoked. I took it upon myself to remove the housing behind the rear view mirror and found that the metal camera was over heating and causing the plastic housing to melt (pictures attached). I unplugged the camera and the safety issue is resolved. However, that camera controls the anti-collision system and my automatic headlights.
CategoryAir Bags, Electrical System, Seat Belts
DateApr 19, 2020
StateAL
Description
I purchased a toyota camry on 2/17/20. Two weeks later the srs airbag malfunction light started to illuminate and the rear seatbelt alarm continously sound off alerting me to fasten seatbelts when no one was sitting back there. I tried taking the vehicle back to the dealer I purchased it from to see what was going on but was told it had to be taken to toyota. After taking the vehicle to toyota, I found out the wiring harness had been torn and that it would cost me ,900. 00 to fix the issue. I was also told if I was ever in an accident, the airbag more than likely wouldn't deploy. Since discovering this issue, I have not been driving the vvehicledue to the safety issue.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateApr 18, 2020
StateCO
Description
The fuel filler tube is sometimes blocked causing fuel to spill out of the fuel door. Can not fill fuel tank when this happens. Fuel in all over the car and ground
CategoryFuel System, Gasoline
DateApr 16, 2020
StateTX
Description
Fuel keep coming back up from the intake (cap) every-time it's full and happen on hot weather days while in parking lot. It's happened a month after I bought the car (brand new), the dealer tried to replace charcoal canister, but now after a year the problem come back again and been happening for months now, bring to the dealer now (different than the one before), they can't figure out and blame me for overfill. They didn't want to do any repair or further investigation because they don't want to admit that they didn't totally fix the problem, it's easier for them to blame it on the consumers. Problem still there, now I'm worry it can cause an explosion anytime. And this is my only car to commute for now. I have reported this problem to the customer service but they seem not to care at all stating that the dealer did not find anything wrong. Both the dealer & manufacture denied the responsibility even though it's still under warranty. I'm tired and stressful with their irresponsible answers. *tr
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateApr 12, 2020
StateTX
Description
I bought a new toyota camry 2018 le nearly 2 years ago. I bought a new car for work although since my son gave me his car I started using his and left mine to use for the gym. As now I am using my 2018 camry now more frequently I have started to notice when I apply acceleration hard from stop there is a delay before car picks up speed. Also when I am in motion and accelerate I believe the camry is deciding between gears and jerks when it selects the gear it wants.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateApr 12, 2020
StateTX
Description
Today I noticed during my car parked at start up there was a ticking sound towards the front end of the engine. After maybe about a min or two it quieted down a lil but it is still noticeable when your standing in front of car. I can't seem to figure out if there is a problem with the fuel pump or if the transmission is slipping as to my previous comment on acceleration delay from a stop.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateApr 11, 2020
StateMI
Description
Gas comes out of the fuel fill up pipe in warm weather after car has been filled with gas. Car is not over filled. Splashed up to 3 cups of gas onto side of car. Change is gas cap did not solve problem. Charcoal filter replaced but did not fix. Happens when car is parked after being driven.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Power Train
DateMar 24, 2020
StateSC
Description
When accelerating from dead stop in a right hand turn up-hill car is slow to move forward requiring more pressure on gas pedal, then transmission seems to be hunting for right gear causing a jerky motion.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateMar 17, 2020
StateFL
Description
When I turn on the key, before ignition and the car is off for several hours, I hear a humming sound coming from the trunk area. I strongly believe it is coming out from the gas pump. I have expressed my concern to my toyota dealer during my last two services. No feedback has been given to me.
CategoryWheels
DateMar 16, 2020
StateNY
Description
Three separate times in less than 20,000 miles, there was a bubble on the side of our tire which had to be replaced!!!! In 50 plus years of driving, we never had a bubble on the side of a tire, which needed each time to be replaced lest we have a blowout. The service manager during one of our replacements told us that the problem was caused by toyota providing inadequate protection for the wheels. This is a dangerous situation which will lead to blowouts and deaths unless the nhtsa takes immediate action. The service manager, speaking confidentially. Told us that toyota will fight this rather than spend 00. Per tire casing to do the right thing. You must act before deaths occur from blowouts. Also, toyota should reimburse for all tire bubbling!!
CategorySteering
DateMar 08, 2020
StateLA
Description
Its really hard to turn
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Service Brakes
DateMar 07, 2020
StateNJ
Description
My first problem happened I got my gas my car stopped and check engine lights on then all warning lights on my car . Second time happened right after I got my gas again my car stopped and I pumping my brakes paddle consistently then engine started again ... I went my dealer they charging higher amount of money I couldn't fix it... If I drive over 60 mph my car shaking
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateMar 06, 2020
StateMA
Description
You can not lift the driver side wiper it hit the hood
CategoryPower Train
DateMar 05, 2020
StatePA
Description
The transmission causes the car to jerk when accelerating from a rolling stop and when the transmission automatically downshifts from 2nd gear to 1st when coming to a stop. Transmission also takes too long to find gears when accelerating which causes all kinds of, what it seems like, throttle lag.
CategoryEngine, Steering
DateMar 04, 2020
StateIN
Description
My steering has become very stiff. Like it is hesitating when I make turns as if my power steering fluid is low but it is electrical. My car also stalls when I accelerate the gas. Mentioned it to dealer when first got the vehicle in 2018 and they said it was just because of the type of engine that was in it. Steering happens when taking off, slowing down, and making any kind of turn or lane change. Engine hesitates when I accelerate. Taking to the dealership to have issue checked out.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 27, 2020
StateNJ
Description
The steering stiffens up tremendously and then loosen. Took car to toyota for service and was told a steering shaft (believe that was what he called it) is the problem and it is going to be 0. The gentleman at the dealership also informed me that I am the 3rd person in a month with a 2018 camry to come in with this issue.
CategoryStructure:body, Unknown Or Other
DateFeb 25, 2020
StateTX
Description
The navigation screen crack with unknown cause. The cracks are in different spot on the navigation screen, but mostly, they crack from function button and spread up. It happened 6 months after I bought the car
CategoryService Brakes
DateFeb 24, 2020
StateCA
Description
I was driving to pick up my wife at ward low station in long beach all of a sudden the warning light come on indicate low brake warning than I try to step on the brake and l can not stop the car. I hit the curve side just stop the car. There's a damage on the front passenger bumper. I called the towing company to tow my car to the shop.
CategoryEngine
DateFeb 22, 2020
StateFL
Description
For got check off the last two questions at the end of questionnaire. I would not like my information shared and a so not receive emails about recall alerts
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Power Train
DateFeb 21, 2020
StateFL
Description
Vehicle was purchased in october 2017,within the first week the became noticeably louder. Initially we thought that the vehicle needed to be warned up. However the vehicle remains in high idle mode for long period of time as though the throttle is sticking. When vehicle is not in use, if restarted within 5-10 minutes the responds the same as before very high idling and sounds as though it has no oil getting to the engine(valvetrain). Car takes several moments to accelerate while the pedal is very stiff and the rpm's does not match the acceleration time. Feels like the brakes stick when you come to a complete stop. Driving on highway car tends to pickup on power itself while within the next few minutes losing power again. When exiting the highway to start city speed limits after taking off from a stop the rpm's increase however car doesn't move at desired speed(drags). Engine sounds like there is metal running through it as well as the sounds it makes while idling. Ticking. Shaking,knocking all at once. I have a video of the engine noise and the way it shakes but your attachment only allows for 5mb and the video has more than 5mb. The car was taken to the dealership several times regarding this specific issue however the response was always we couldn't find anything and vehicle either needs a light on or needs to be currently showing the problem right then. They even compared it to other camry's to make sure they said but the car was still doing the same symptoms while we were there and as we left. The vehicle is sounding far worse than it was from november 2017- to this current day and doesn't seem to be driving any better and it's beginning to feel unsafe. Also the video I have will not attach to your formats. It's only allowing photos.
CategoryPower Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 21, 2020
StateTX
Description
Transmission: when accelerating hard, such as on an on ramp, my speed only increases slightly while the engine revs to 5000+ rpms. I let off the gas & then it shifts and speeds up. The 8 speed automatic transmission will not shift on hard acceleration until I let off the gas pedal. This is consistent and I believe, a safety hazard. Cruise control: this system has what toyota calls a safety feature that automatically slows the car if it thinks the vehicle or object ahead is too close. In reality it slows the car dramatically without anything in front of me and a clean windshield. It has a windshield camera to detect such things, so I have to keep it clean. This is a recurring thing. I have notified toyota. There should be a required fix for such safety problems.
CategoryEngine
DateFeb 19, 2020
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated while driving at 10 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed however, the vehicle failed to respond. The contact stated that the rpm revved up with no forward momentum. The contact stated that there was an abnormal sound coming from the vehicle. There was no warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to toyota of clermont located at 16851 fl-50, clermont, fl 34711. The technician was unable to duplicate the failure. The contact stated that the failure was intermittent. The manufacturer had not been informed of failure. The failure mileage was 17,288.
CategoryEngine
DateFeb 15, 2020
StateFL
Description
My 2018 toyota camry skips constantly when driving. It does not happen at a certain speed, I may be just taking off or been at a constant speed for a while and it skips multiple times. I have reported this to the toyota service department when I take my car in for service, they said they would make a note of the concern. This is very frustrating to deal with on a car that has low miles and is only 2 years old.
CategoryElectrical System
DateFeb 13, 2020
StateTX
Description
Rodent damaged wiring harness for direct injection system while while vehicle was parked outside home at night. After repair, damage happened again, dealer and manufacturer response was that I was responsible for repiar and suggested an adhoc set of solutions to discourage animals -- dryer sheets, pinesol, commercial animal repellent.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System, Vehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 13, 2020
StateGA
Description
Often during acceleration, my car seems to sputter or misfire. When taking off there seems to be, as the only way I can describe it, an air bubble in the fuel line. Kinda like fuel isn't constantly being fed to the engine. There are gaps. While driving at a constant speed, this does not happen. Also, sometimes when accelerating from a stopped position, my car accelerates slowly and then all of a sudden, takes off as if its playing catch up. Although there isn't an active recall on my car, I think there is a problem with the fuel pump.
CategoryEngine
DateFeb 11, 2020
StatePA
Description
I just bought my car and the transmission jerks and is really bad. Dealer said he's aware buy toyota isnt doing anything about it and it passes the software tests. I read online and there's hundreds of people complaining of the same issue. My car is a week old... I really hope you can investigate this and make. Toyota fix their transmissions. The issue happens when first starting; when driving on the highway and really any time I press the gas.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateFeb 09, 2020
StateCA
Description
I was driving on freeway going about 60 miles and it was raining medium, my wipers could not clear the view fast enough and I was driving blindly for miles. The fast wiper setting was not fast enough to clear my view.
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 08, 2020
StateCA
Description
I have a 2018 toyota camry and on my first week after buying it, I noticed that there's a major acceleration delay that I couldn't bear anymore. It's making a weird sound and is definitely something noticeable. Toyota seriously needs to take care of this as this may cause accidents especially on merging on the freeway. I tried to take it to 2 different toyota service centers and both just told me that my car was driving fine. I looked up some complaints for this car online and it seems like a lot of people are actually complaining about this same as with 2019 models. I hope toyota will fix this because it's making us consumers very frustrated.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateFeb 04, 2020
StateVA
Description
When I first start the car in the mornings,let run for a few minutes,and drive off about half a block,stop at intersection and proceed,the car will hesitate,die down if it floods out and then it will pick up,during this hesitation,I could in the intersection and with traffic coming,I do not know if the car will stop or go. I took it to the dealer and as most say,well we could not duplicate the problem,it only seems that the car only does this,after a five minute warm up and drive about a block. This problem so far has only happen 3 or 4 times since I have owned the car also,2018,bought in 2018-feb and I only have 5600 miles on the car. This has happen about 4 times,not all the time,but it makes me wonder
CategoryPower Train
DateJan 27, 2020
StateFL
Description
Transmission stalls when accelerating and revs when accelerating to higher speeds.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJan 27, 2020
StateIL
Description
The car comes to a complete stop while driving. I was driving on a business street route , day was clear. Traveling in motion at 45-50 mph. The red brake light comes on and immediately stops the car. I have taken to the dealership and they have seen the stopping on the computer and said nothing was wrong. This happened again today almost causing an accicdent again
CategorySteering
DateJan 27, 2020
StateOH
Description
While driving and turning the steering wheel, the steering stiffens up and then releases about every 5 degrees before stiffening up again. This is an electronically controlled power steering.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateJan 26, 2020
StateTX
Description
Fuel and air going into the fuel injection system are not in balance. Check engine light comes on.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateJan 25, 2020
StateTN
Description
I have been getting my gas at the same place for a long time. It starts missing and cutting out. I took it in they said try different gas I have still doing same thing it has been doing it since 30000 miles.
CategoryElectrical System, Fuel/propulsion System
DateJan 22, 2020
StateIN
Description
Had fog and moisture showing behind raido display
CategoryPower Train
DateJan 19, 2020
StatePA
Description
My 2018 camry 8 speed transmission intermittently shudders/ slips at around 30-40 mph or even when cruise is set at 70-75mph. It seems the cpu has difficulty trying to determine the right gear for the speed. When I press the gas, it sometimes hesitates for over a second.
CategoryService Brakes, Suspension
DateJan 19, 2020
StateIN
Description
Rotors worn out and needed to be resurfaced at 20,000 miles. Grinding noise is heard while braking. At 23,000shocks/struts makes noise on rough road while driving
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateJan 15, 2020
StateKY
Description
When driving with the pre collusion system cruise control activated the car slams on it's brakes dropping up to 19 mph instantly and can come to a complete stop per toyota. It almost got me run over by a semi. I filed via the toyota lemon law website to no avail. In 2018 the pre-collusion sensor was tied into the pedestrian sensor. Hence at times when sensing periphery it slams on the brakes. Toyota has 71 disclaimers to protect themselves, but almost every toyota since 1018 has this dangerous technology. Several dealerships are aware of this and my salesman told me to use the alternate cruise control since it happened to him also. I was advised of the same by two of their other employees. This system will result in horrific accidents. It typically activated when coming upon the quarter panel of another can and at times when it's oncoming traffic. Some of the disclaimers state: "snow coming off the car in front, signs, other cars, metal in the road" and so on. Toyota exudes indifference and insults me upon investigating the car is operating as designed. I emailed 114 newspapers nationwide, but don't know if anyone published. I've spoken with several dealerships that have had customer complaints. It happens both on streets and highways. It happened the first time around oct 1, 2018. To make things more frustrating twice stated the car is operating as designed. The problem has happened numerous times for no reason. I doubt that anyone cares, but I warn you: do not follow newer model toyota vehicles closely as except for the rav4 they all have the same technology per toyota. Twice toyota informed me my car was operating as designed. That my friends is an ignorant statement. No car is designed to slam on the brakes with no obstructions ahead. Mine has done it at least 50 times, but there software doesn't reveal that so it also is deficient.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateJan 14, 2020
StateAR
Description
Since I bought the car in august 2018 until now, I have been driven it in normal condition, but have never gotten fuel consumption above 41 mpg. The sticker advertised at 48 mpg or higher for hwy/local. Toyota dealer has ran diagnostic on the vehicle but refuse to admit the false advertisement. I would like to know if other owners have similar problem. Please help me get this problem investigated.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System, Power Train
DateJan 14, 2020
StateMD
Description
Vehicle hesitate when accelerating and the engine shakes real bad, it feels like a mount is really loose. Vehicle also hesitate to pick up speed after slowing down.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Engine, Power Train
DateJan 13, 2020
StateNV
Description
The vehicle does a weird clocking noise when acceleration and as I break or go at a lower speed or higher speed the sound is less or more . This starts at a surten speed. Also when the car is on it does the noise like a clicking sounds ive read about the recalls on this models and im concern due to the same info the car are being called for recalls. Mines doing the same noise and problem never had this problem before when going on the freeway or highway now I notice it getting worse recall number -18v200000 also theres a light that indicates the front camara is of and it goes of and on on its own sometimes
CategorySteering
DateJan 10, 2020
StateUT
Description
When trying to steer the car it's hard to turn and when driving it feels like the car is
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 08, 2020
StateTX
Description
In deep white sands desert car keys locked inside the trunk. After opting for the passenger side door using the hanger anchor method whole car computerized system went down and there is no way to open then trunk from inside the car. 2018 camry has no lever any pull-down seats to open the trunk. Park ranger took me to the nearest town toyota dealership(desert sun toyota,3333 n white sands blvd, alamogordo, nm 88310), the dealership was not having the ability to cut the new laser key they were not even aware 2018 you can't open the trunk by a lever or pulling down seats. It was cold and dark and family with kids sitting in the dunes alone while I was working with toyota dealership for a new keys. After doing all brainstorming the last solution came to me was make a hole behind number plate to open the trunk latch. A good man agreed to come to the park and open the trunk by drilling the hole. I was able to make my family safe. After reaching dallas (my home) I sent an email to toyota north america ceo james about the whole incident and his office called me after the email but not accepting this as a defect and denied to help me to fix my holey car. The 6 hrs I spent with family to just open the trunk is a serious defect in the 2018 camry. This is very common to lose keys while taking stuff out of the trunk. If the happens on nowhere lands and no cell phone signals then it is dangerous.
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control, Steering
DateDec 26, 2019
StateVA
Description
Master control light on, not idling, wont start immediately after pumping gas, cuts of randomly when I stop and malfunction warning light for power steering
CategoryFuel/propulsion System, Power Train
DateNov 24, 2019
StateOR
Description
When driving the vehicle, the transmission does not appear to know what gear to be in and is always searching. So much so that it will lunge at times when all you are trying to do is accelerate. When slowing down and then slowly applying gas again, nothing happens for a good 10 seconds and then it surges and causes my head to slam into the back of the head rest. Also while idling the vehicle is decently loud, more so when defroster is engaged. At freeway speeds it tends to do better, but most issues appear to be in city day to day driving from the transmission/ or fuel system.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateNov 21, 2019
StateLA
Description
Tl* the contact owned a 2018 toyota camry. While the contact was attempting to park in the carport with the brake pedal depressed, the vehicle spontaneously accelerated. As a result, the contact struck another vehicle that was parked in front of the carport. The vehicle bounced off the vehicle, struck the corner of the house, and kept accelerating into a field. The vehicle came to a complete stop because the field was muddy. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to all star toyota of baton rouge (9150 airline hwy, baton rouge, la 70815) where it was deemed destroyed. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 10,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other, Vehicle Speed Control
DateNov 18, 2019
StateCA
Description
I have two problem with my new car: 1) I have a moldy odor coming from out ac system within a few months of purchasing the new car, and when I brought it to the dealer service center, I was notified that I could flush the ac system and install a charcoal cabin filter, but there is no permanent solution to fixing the odor coming from the car. 2) my car is experiencing acceleration problems when I'm trying to speed up to change lines on a freeway or merging onto a freeway and need to accelerate to get up to speed. When I press the gas, my engine revs but doesn't respond for 3-5 seconds. This becomes really dangerous as I cannot predict when it happens and it's usually occurs when I'm speeding up to merge or change lanes.
CategoryAir Bags
DateNov 13, 2019
StateCT
Description
We met with a car accident on 11/11/2019 morning. Our car got badly hit on the front side and has been declared totaled by insurance. Vin [xxx]. This is a toyota camry 2018. The main reason we went with this car is the safety that was advertised. However, during this crash none of the air bag deployed from the car and helped my wife (the driver) from getting the shock. She also got neck strain during this incident. If this due to the faulty air bag, it makes me annoyed as my 8 year son was also on the car when this incident happened. It makes me wonder whether this car is really that safe as it is getting advertised and require you help in registering this complaint with toyota to see what would be next steps. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). *tr
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Service Brakes
DateNov 12, 2019
StateKY
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. While driving 80 mph at night, the vehicle suddenly decelerated to 50 mph. The failure occurred twice and nearly caused a crash the second time. The contact believed the forward collision avoidance feature suddenly activated. The manufacturer took the black box information after the vehicle was taken to green's toyota of lexington (630 e new circle rd, lexington, ky 40505, (859) 254-5751). In addition, the brake rotors failed and the transmission suddenly downshifted while driving 35 mph. The contact felt the manufacturer was not going to assist. The manufacturer was still researching the information obtained from the vehicle's black box. The vehicle was purchased brand new and had been to the dealer between 10 to 15 times. The failure mileage was 20,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateNov 08, 2019
StateNC
Description
The passenger side dashboard where the airbag deploys, you can visibly see the lines and it is slightly raised in the middle. I've never own a vehicle, especially a new car that you could visibly see the exact lines where the airbag deploys. I wouldn't be concerned, but I know if this exact problem on another camry near me.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Unknown Or Other
DateNov 07, 2019
StateGA
Description
When one starts the car by pushing the start bottom, the car will start to shake and soon a very load cracking and rattling noise will began coming from the engine. Engine light will come on while driving in the city and then turns off causing the driver to be aware of some issue. Once the concerning noise goes away the car continues to shake but eventually stops after a while. This could make the car to stall and causing a potential crash. The vehicle left blind side detector does not respond 100%, it only works about 60% of the time. This causes the driver to think he/she are clear to turn to the left lane in the city and highway and it can cause the driver to hit another car and potentially crashing. The screen panel glitches from time to time while driving in the highway causing the driver to not be able to see and locate radio stations or manipulate the panel.
CategoryLane Departure: Blind Spot Detection, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateNov 07, 2019
StateGA
Description
Tl* the consumer owns a 2018 toyota camry. The consumer has stated that while driving, the vehicle shook. Also, when the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle failed to move. Additionally, an abnormal rattling noise was detected and the blind spot sensor failed to work. The vehicle was taken to jim ellis hyundai atlanta (5785 peachtree blvd, atlanta, ga 30341, (770) 454-6789), but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and referred the contact to a local toyota dealer. The failure mileage was 28,500 . *bf *as
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control, Engine
DateNov 04, 2019
StateTX
Description
Car seems like the emergency brake is on but its not. When I drive off it pulls back and hesitates. The seatbelt doesnt always send the signal that iam wearing it which makes the car seat alarm go off. The car wont turn off when I press the button mulitiple times the ac cooling is loud along with the engine sound being also loud
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 29, 2019
StateVA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. While driving 45 mph, the contact attempted to increase the speed to 50 mph. Afterwards, the engine made an abnormally loud sound, the vehicle decelerated, and smoke appeared under the hood. The vehicle was towed to koons toyota (8610 leesburg pike, vienna, va 22182, 703-790-5920) where it was diagnosed that the transmission failed. The dealer recommended that the transmission axle assembly and the transmission be replaced. The manufacturer provided case number: 1910182445. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 75,000.
CategorySteering, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 29, 2019
StateVA
Description
The very first and serious problem with this 2018 camry le is its gas pedal . It is very stiff and hard to press the gas pedal . Due to that it gets so hard to give gas power to engine and due to that car give jerks to pick up the acceleration and start jerking and secondly due to that steering wheel also get really tight and also it makes the shifting of the gear of transmission get stuck. Gas pedal need to be soft, when you press the pedal to give the race or acceleration to car for to change gears automatically from transmission. It is very serious hazard when the gas pedal get stuck and stay stiff very hard
CategoryElectrical System, Steering, Structure:body
DateOct 24, 2019
StateVA
Description
In august 2918, the vehicle was purchased from mcgeorge toyota of richmond, virginia. In february 2019,the ac was not cooling. It was found that there were several high pressure leaks. The condenser was replaced in the car and has attempted to be repaired three other times, as two other times the freon was found to be low, and leaks from high pressure lines. After the second repair in march 2019, the wiring was found to be faulty, which in turn heated the vents up so hot, it produced a mild burn on my fingers. While driving, the temperature of the air coming out of the vents was extremely hot, so I turned the blower down and attempted to move the vents in an upright position. Furthermore, the mirror was found to be defective and a piece fell off while driving on the highway in january of 2019. Today, on 10/24/19, the car malfunctioned while in motion and in a stationary position. When this event occurred, it effected power, steering, brakes, air bags and several other major functions. I left for work and noticed my car just seemed to be driving oddly. I pulled off to see what was going on and get coffee. I turned the car off, went into the store. When I came to the vehicle and started it, I put it in reverse and could not turn the wheel. Nearly all of the warning lights came on. I turned the vehicle off and let it sit for several minutes. When I turned the vehicle back on, all of the lights were off and the vehicle was able to move and drive normally. Overall, this vehicle has had several major issues with wiring, electrical, body and has posed a serious threat to my safety. I have contracted the manufacturer several time and several attempts have been made to repair it; however the problems are consistent. The manufacturer demonstrates a lack of accountability for these defects and has been notified of these safety concerns.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 19, 2019
StateTX
Description
Ac system smells like mold. Started when veg only had 5000 miles
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Vehicle Speed Control
DateOct 17, 2019
StateCA
Description
Vehicle in motion getting onto freeway. Pressing gas pedal to accelerate car not accelerating beyond 40mph and felt like it was being forced to accelerate like there was drag and pull. Car jerked forward a few times as if it was being choked on gas. The hybrid dial was bouncing erratically as if it was confused and car was not accelerating beyond 40 mph. Took it to dealer 1x they could not replicate issue, called toyota care and was told error needed duplicating to be addressed. Both incidences have occured while getting onto a freeway and pressing gas pedal to merge onto the freeway. The temperature outside both times was above 90 degrees and the car had been at rest for at least an hour. I turned off the a/c to reduce amount of power car was using up in order to help with acceleration. The first time this happened in september of 2019. I was able to get the car to 50 mph after about 15-20 minutes and was driving with hazards all the way to the dealership. The second time when getting on the freeway it was not busy and was trying to accelerate to 65 mph, got it up to 40 mph for about 20 minutes then hit traffic and was going about 17 mph then exited the freeway and took the streets.
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateOct 16, 2019
StateVA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. After attempting to pull into a parking space, the vehicle suddenly accelerated into the street and up a hill where it came to a stop. The vehicle was restarted and driven home. The vehicle was taken to steven toyota (2970 s main st, harrisonburg, va 22801, (540) 434-1400) where it was kept for over a week, but no failure were identified. A week later, the contact parked in front of a house where it accelerated again on its own and crashed into the house at 60 mph. The vehicle was taken back to the same dealer and they referred the contact to call the manufacturer. The contact wanted the manufacturer to buy back the vehicle. The contact was assigned to two case managers to find a solution for the failures. The failure mileage was 13,000. *bf *ln*jb *tr
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 15, 2019
StateCA
Description
My 2018 toyota camry has a very rough shifting automatic transmission. I began to notice the issue with the vehicle when I reached about 20,000 miles on the odometer. When ever I put the vehicle into drive, reverse, or park the vehicle makes a thud sounds and shakes a bit. Whenever I am driving the vehicle and I am accelerating the transmission has a large delay before it shifts into the next gear, and it feels like it is shifting into the wrong gear because of the lack or power or too much power at times. It is especially telling when I'm on city streets at low speeds, but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen on the highway as well at higher speeds. I have brought this issue to light to the toyota auto dealership in the past in the past to which they have responded that this is standard with the transmissions of these 2018 camry's, and that I am not the first to have reported such a thing. I have owned 3 toyota camrys before this 2018, and never had I had an issue like this on them. And it is very unusual for a vehicle so new and with such low mileage to exhibit such poor performance.
CategoryWheels
DateOct 10, 2019
StateIL
Description
Left rear rim cracked, no tire damage or other wheel damage. Did not notice any major pothole while driving. Did not notice during any event, just the distortion of the rim when approaching the vehicle.
CategorySteering, Unknown Or Other
DateSep 29, 2019
StateFL
Description
When driving theres a tightness in the steering wheel, went to the toyota dealer to find out whats is wrong in my car and saying that there is internal mechanical failure in the car that they cannot figure it out , the car was only 2 years old and still low mileage in the car and I never experience that kind of issues before. Just wondering its a newer car and already have issues. Toyota last long thats why I choosed to buy it.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateSep 25, 2019
StateMD
Description
The driver windshield wiper arm cannot be lifted up by design, the passenger side is ok and like in all other vehicles, both windshield wipers supposed to lift up completely for cleaning, snow removal etc
CategoryEngine
DateSep 22, 2019
StateCA
Description
When driving my vehicle I get a stalled response when pressing on the gas and then it jerks forward. This can be very dangerous when driving on the streets because there is a lot if stop and go movements. It usually happens when I come to a complete stop at a stop light or stop sign, even when stopping to turn down a street. I'm not sure why the vehicle does this, I just bought it so it should still be in very good shape. I'm reporting this because it can be a potential hazard for a car crash. Please have toyota fix this problem in their 2018 toyota camry se.
CategoryService Brakes
DateSep 17, 2019
StateAL
Description
For first minute or two after starting vehicle, the brakes prevent smooth operation causing "lurching" especially during slow speed backing. Toyota declares "normal" behavior of the brakes.
CategoryPower Train, Structure:body
DateSep 16, 2019
StateNJ
Description
The transmission shift erratically, when cruising at a constant speed the transmission jerks. It feels like it down shift then up shifted, this happens a few of times a week toyota says this is normal in 4 cylinder, but this is not normal behavior I have 2013 camry with no such issue. The most annoying, both the driver side and passenger side doors sound hollow and make a loud banging sound when shutting the doors. They sound like metal banging or hollow tin cans. When I searched online I found that the adhesive on the door skin could be bad causing the metal thumping sound. I can make a video and send it to you guys if needed. Thank you.
CategorySteering
DateSep 12, 2019
StateNY
Description
When turning at slow speeds the steering wheel goes from tight to loose as you make a turn. When driving down the road the steering wheel feels really tight and hard to turn. This issue started at 37,429 miles, which is conveniently 1,429 out of the warranty period.
CategorySeat Belts, Seats
DateSep 02, 2019
StateCA
Description
Whenever I have 1 or 2 backseat passengers, the seats that aren't occupied in the back the sensors go off as if someone's in the seat and needs to put on their seatbelt. So I just put the seatbelt connected so it stopped sensoring.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateAug 31, 2019
StateNV
Description
Today aug 31 2019, I test drove the above vehicle. 2 things I noticed during driving. 1). At start up there was a very audible ticking sound at the front end of the engine. It was much more audible when the hood was raised, and it stopped after approximately 30 seconds with only a familiar ticking sound of the 4 cylnder engine once it stopped 2). Most important - during acceleration from a stop, the vehicle seemed to bogg down, and feel like the fuel was not feeding properly, or the transmission was slipping. Once the vehicle reached 15 mph or so, it seemed to drive normal. I did not have a chance to drive on the freeway, only city streets. The acceleration should be of major concern.
CategoryService Brakes
DateAug 26, 2019
StateIL
Description
While pulling into parking spot, applied brakes & car excellerated, would not stop. Almost went into oncoming traffic. Car only stopped when I put it in park. Schaumburg toyota customer care is looking into matter.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateAug 15, 2019
StateAZ
Description
There are two issues with my 2018 toyota camry with 10,250 miles and under warranty. (1) one is a knocking sound that a toyota dealer I took it to said is an engine problem and they have pulled the engine but they have not figured out what the problem is yet. This problem was missed when I took it to another toyota dealer for the 10,000 oil change on july 30th, and expressed concern about a noise I thought could be a muffler noise.. This engine could have failed and only lucky for me it didn't while I was driving. This vehicle should be on the recall list for this engine problem and for the (2) transmission powertrain problem. When I pull out into major streets from a side street, I have to do it very gradually and cannot accelerate quickly because it will miss gears. This also could be dangerous when trying to pass other traffic on busy highways of one lane in each direction. *tt consumer stated she does not wish the investigator to make contact with the automaker at this time of the investigation.*jb
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateAug 12, 2019
StateNC
Description
The radar sensor continuously malfunctions and turns itself off. Initially thought by the dealer to be due to rain, even during sunny conditions it malfunctions. The car has to be turned off and turned back on to get radar speed control to work again. I have taken you dealer and they said this is normal and has no fix. This shouldn't be occurring unless their is a direct blockage of radar signal on the sensor.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateAug 11, 2019
StateTX
Description
When slowly accelerating from about 20 miles per hour to about 40 miles per hour and around 2500 revolution per minute, the engine and/or transmission shakes and/or stall.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateAug 06, 2019
StateOR
Description
Vehicle is shuttering at stop signs and has a major lag in acceleration which has lead to some close calls merging onto the freeway and pulling into traffic.
CategorySteering, Wheels
DateAug 06, 2019
StateCA
Description
For a year and a half, my car has always refused to accelerate on time, often overcompensating and lunging forward, or undergoing a rolling sensation and accelerating. I had the same problem with the steering/tires twice in the past week and today as well. When making a turn and accelerating the car tires skid very loudly and the steering wheel moves on its own to the left and right. I almost went out of my lane because of this. Tires are fine and do not show excessive wear or damage.
CategoryTires
DateAug 06, 2019
StateIL
Description
Sidewall failure total loss of air pressure and had to replace tire with only 20000 miles on tire and approx. 7/32 tread on tire.
CategoryWheels
DateAug 06, 2019
StateIL
Description
Sidewall damage happened very quickly tire deflated quickly indicator on dash illuminated. Pulled into a service station and tire was completely flat. Required road service to install spare because wife is a heart patient and cannot change tire. Luckily she was going through a town at under 40 mph. Picture attached of sidewall damage not sure if it looks defective or was a road hazard.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateAug 02, 2019
StateFL
Description
The wipers do not clear the windshield on moderate heavy rain visibility is very bad. I own a 2002 camry which does a better job. As per my observation the wiper frequency needs to be increased .
CategoryService Brakes, Wheels
DateAug 01, 2019
StateFL
Description
Was raining and push the brake and the car didn't stop and the wheels slipped on the pavement
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJul 29, 2019
StateAR
Description
In motion: today 7/28/2019 while pulling out in traffic the car would not accelerate and I looked down in the gear shift drive and neutral was lit and the netrula was flashing. Next, the check engine light appeared, and the dash start flashing star inflation malfunction and see a dealer immediately. I just purchased . My granddaughter was in the car this was very dangerous and scary.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System, Service Brakes
DateJul 27, 2019
StateVA
Description
The response time of accelerating and the car moving is significant at irregular intervals. This is hazardous when I am planning to overtake because it takes longer than expected.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Power Train
DateJul 21, 2019
StateFL
Description
2018 camry se, slow to take off when stepping on gas after a stop or slow down mostly noticeable on city streets. Very hesitant & gas must be pumped in order for transmission to catch up. Almost involved in accident when coming off exit ramp & onto highway. Car wouldn't accelerate & other drivers were at speed limit behind me. Gears shift almost like a manual transmission. Gas pedal can be difficult to push at times as well.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 18, 2019
StateCA
Description
The car feels like it's going to stall when accelerating from a stop sign or signal light. The transmission feels very jerky like it's in the wrong gear. I'm afraid that I'm going to get rear-ended while the transmission is hesitating trying to figure out which gear to shift into.
CategoryEngine, Unknown Or Other
DateJul 17, 2019
StateNC
Description
Takata recall. Whenever I engages the brake or slow down and try to continue driving the car hesitates and jerks and it does this from day 1 that bought the car
CategoryElectrical System, Steering, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJul 11, 2019
StateAL
Description
This vehicle gave me problems from the beginning. To begin, it began breaking me in the middle of the road going about 45-50 mph. This continued to happen and my toyota dealer told me that I was a liar. I continued to drive the car, unknowing when it would stop me in the middle of traffic again. It then had electrical problems because the dashboard and radio would go black while I was driving; my air conditioner would stop as well. Also, I was driving on an interstate alone with my cruise control on and it kept breaking me and telling me that there was another car in front of me. This continued for about 30 minutes of constant driving (picture below). The last thing that happened to me in this car was that the lane assist would pull me out of my lane and into another when trying to correct between lines. This happened a few times and toyota would do nothing about it. My mother was driving my car one day about 75 mph on an interstate and it pulled her off the road to the left. This car gave me nothing but trouble since purchasing it brand new. My car started this trouble within 5 months of me owning the vehicle and toyota provided no assistance. I was very upset and disappointed that I chose this car above others. I hope toyota will do their job and fix these problems so another camry driver may not experience what I, unfortunately, had to.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateJul 11, 2019
StateAL
Description
After slowing down or completely stopping, my car stalls as I reaccelerate. When I slow down (I. E to turn, etc) and then reaccelerate the car stalls, slow to gain speed, and at times even jerks slightly- this mainly occurs when I slow down and then reaccelerate on an incline (I. E getting on a bridge). If I am stopped completely at a light, etc, the car delays upon acceleration, and will kick-in after a couple seconds, also, if I attempt to increase my speed suddenly (I. E to pass another vehicle quickly to prevent being rear-ended!) the time to accelerate is delayed. The gas pedal does not stick, but seems to be a delay in changing gears or something. I drive ~120 miles a day, mostly multi-lane roadways, and in heavily trafficked areas with many tourists and young drivers. I encounter many irresponsible speeders everyday, and sometimes I need to get out of their way asap to avoid being run over! This is my 4th toyota in 20 years, and a regrettable purchase. This issue started about 1 month after purchasing, and I have experienced it everyday since.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 09, 2019
StateVA
Description
I contacted toyota regarding a problem with my scoutlink gps. I was driving to new york and the gps suddenly stopped working. The display showed the car to the right of the path then to the left then back again, then told me to make a turn. I was going at a high rate of speed as you do on the turnpikes and parkways. There was no way for me to safely stop to troubleshoot the scoutlink. It takes a great deal of coordination to even hook it up, but then for it to stop working when you are in congested hi speed traffic is a safety issue for me and my family as well as others on the highway. Luckily the passenger was able to get google maps on the phone to safely guide us to our destination. When I reported the issue to toyota they suggested I go to the dealership. The dealership agreed there was a problem, and if I had an apple phone, they had a solution. But alas I have an android, so they tried to get me to trade in my car with a 2019, that has a different system in it..... A working gps I hope! They wanted me to pay an additional ,000. Not a safety issue, but certainly not ethical from my viewpoint. I then reported the issue to telenav, they produce the scoutlink gps. They told me I needed to talk with toyota. I explained I was there already, my software was up-to-date and they could not figure out the problem and the only solution was to purchase a new car or at my expense install an after market system.. Telenav told me he could not help and has closed the case file. I just think someone should be aware of the safety issue involved here and how toyota is not standing behind its product or its customer. I purchased a garmin. I was unable to attach mp4 videos.
CategoryPower Train
DateJun 25, 2019
StateCT
Description
Car gets very confused when shifting. Doesn't seem to know what gear it's wants to be placed it. When I'm auto shifting setting no problem with shifting or transmission.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateJun 21, 2019
StatePR
Description
Defective transmission: 1: car hesitates to speed up from a full stop or while in motion. 2: rpm's go over 3000 before car reacts (2-3 seconds delay) , dangerous specially when taking curves or merging into traffic (highways, fast traffic roads). 3: I feel a "hiccup" like movement while in motion (sometimes). 4: car hesitates to shift or shifts whit excessive power. 5: downshifts and loss of acceleration (it happens erratically dealer have replaced the vehicle transmission, but the problem persist, now they are going to replace the vehicle computer and if the problem persist they will replace the transmission again. It seems like they don"t know what the problem really is. Until now this are the symptoms I'm experiencing with my 2018 camry 4-cyl, certainly something I wasn't expecting from a toyota product. The unpredictable behavior of this car is dangerous, I never know when is going to response as it should do or when I'll have to floor it so it can rev up and finally move.
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateJun 18, 2019
StateIN
Description
Issue #1 radio/bluetooth fails to sync with phone forcing me to hand hold the phone in violation of state law. Issue #2 radio/bluetooth/microphone has so much background noise that it's difficult for people to hear/understand me. This is an issue in the case of an accident or other situation when hands free communication is required.
CategorySteering
DateJun 15, 2019
StateMI
Description
While driving the vehicle during clear conditions during a turn on a city street, the steering became heavier. The steering wheel now sticks at multiple points and does not turn back to center without heavy force, it also rattles loudly at higher speeds. The 2018 camry had approximately 50,000 miles when this issue started to happen.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Service Brakes, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJun 13, 2019
StateNC
Description
The car applied the brakes very hard while traveling down a major thoroughfare with no objects or other vehicles nearby. I was running around 50mph and the collision avoidance activated and the car slowed to nearly 20mph.
CategoryElectrical System:wiring:front Underhood, Engine
DateJun 07, 2019
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated that rodents entered the engine compartment and ate the electrical wiring. The wiring attracted rodents and other animals. The contact had the vehicle previously repaired for the same failure, but rodents ate the wiring again. The vehicle was taken to toyota of ridgecrest (321 n china lake blvd, ridgecrest, ca 93555, (760) 375-4401) where it was diagnosed that there was rodent damage. The dealer stated that the failure was not their responsibility. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and did not assist. The failure mileage was 6,700. *bf*jb
CategoryElectronic Stability Control
DateJun 07, 2019
StateTX
Description
I was driving the vehicle in cruise mode and suddenly warning and pre-collision system dashboard light came on together, and a message pops-up in the screen showing the cruise control is unavailable. The adaptive cruise control gets disabled and the car start dropping the speed unless controlled manually. After driving for a few miles the lights automatically go back to normal. Have taken the car to the dealership and they told me they have calibrated some sensors but I am still having the same problem.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateJun 07, 2019
StateSD
Description
This vehicle has a major delay/hesitation when hitting the gas to accelerate. When I am attempting to accelerate or pass another vehicle, it takes 3-5 seconds before the engine reacts. It is dangerous when attempting to pass another vehicle in multiple lane traffic - the chances of being rear ended because of the hesitation are high. I have addressed this issue with a dealer and they continue to tell me that the vehicle doesn't have the issue that I am experiencing - it most certainly does! I am fed up with the lack of action to remedy this dangerous flaw.
CategoryEngine
DateJun 06, 2019
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. While parallel parking, the rpms increased to 6,000 and the engine revved as if it wanted to accelerate. The contact quickly depressed the brake pedal, shifted into park, and powered off the engine. The vehicle was restarted and was able to drive normally. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The contact stated that the same failure occurred on four different occasions. The vehicle was taken to ed morse delray toyota (located at 2800 s federal hwy, delray beach, fl 33483, (888) 469-2898) where no failure was found. The dealer accused the contact of depressing both the brake and accelerator pedals at the same time. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and advised the contact to take the vehicle to a dealer. The manufacturer provided case number: 1811150364. The approximate failure mileage was 7,000.*bf *jb
CategoryEngine, Service Brakes, Unknown Or Other
DateMay 30, 2019
StateNC
Description
1. Every time I back out of my driveway my brakes squeak very loudly. 2. The transmission never knows what gear to be in while driving and will clunk in and out of gear while in motion. 3. Has a terrible burning smell of plastic and oil like when the car engine is hot. 4. Drive side cabin has a constant antifreeze smell while running the a/c 5. The engine has a horrible load knocking noise while running. It sounds like a very old car. 6. I don't know what's wrong with the acceleration of the car or if it was designed this way but the 3-5 sec delay is dangerous I have complained about each one of these items to the toyota dealer in gastonia nc at the 5 mile, 10mile and 15mile service and each time the dealer just tells me its fine and that's normal.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateMay 29, 2019
StateGA
Description
Car engine knocks after warming up. Knocks goes away and comes back. Loss of power and noisy driving. Occasionally engine shakes at startup. My wife drives this car all the times and she complaint me several times in her words that car is not smooth and I keep ignoring. I have started driving this car after her complaint to make sure nothing is wrong or car is safe. I have recorded several videos of engine knocking having car parked in my garage. Secondly gear shifting is very abnormal. Sometimes shifts down for no reason and sometimes takes longer to shift down while passing and stays in lower gear for long time about 5-7 seconds even upshifted using lever on steering wheel. I could not record abnormal shifting operation due to safety reason during driving. I am just not sure how long this has been going on but I noticed this week ago after my wife complaint.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMay 22, 2019
StateNC
Description
I purchased my toyota 2018 camry se with 4 miles on it. Almost immediately I noticed that the car has major problems accelerating. While resuming driving ,from a stop sign or red light and merging on to a highway, when I press the gas pedal the car has a major delay in acceleration. It makes a loud revving noise like a sports car when I put my foot on the gas, and the car does not take off when pressing the gas pedal . It is a major delay . Its very slow, and you barely move while the car is making a tremendous and embarrassing amount of loud noise. In order to try and avoid being hit by oncoming traffic, I press the gas pedal to the floor, and at this time I don't know what will happen. Its totally random . I could take off out of sync with pressing the gas too quickly , or barely move at all. This is hazardous. I have complained to the service department twice at the toyota dealership, that I purchased my car with no resolution. The dealership said both times, that they test drove my car and said nothing was wrong with the car. Please do a recall on this car for our own safety.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateMay 20, 2019
StateNC
Description
From the first week of driving, there became a terrible and annoying hesitation of 3-5 seconds when accelerating. Since this is a v6, it accelerates great, but I realized after deceleration and then accelerating again, there was a long delay before the engine would 'catch up' with the idea that we wanted to go again. Upon complaining to service, they said it takes several hundred miles for the computer to learn how each individual drives. Again, after several hundred miles, the same occurrence, and it seemed to even get worse as I sometimes spin the front tires (on ice and snow and wet roads) once the car's computer actually accelerated. Once the dealer actually 'reset' the computer which made things worse because the 'learning' mode started over. Several times I complained and finally one of the master techs admitted this is because of the drive-by-wire system that replaced the mechanical foot-pedal direct acceleration. He said it's also complicated by the 8-speed transmission, that when decelerating, the trans upshifts to maybe 6th or 8th gear, and once the driver accelerates again, the drive-by-wore system , which is already delaying acceleration from the drivers foot pressure, has to then up shift several gears 'immediately', this causing a lurching (and sometimes tire spin). Toyota acknowledges the 'problem', but says since other similar cars do the same thing, that it's 'normal'. I disagree. It's is a fault, a design defect, and it should be investigated and repaired. Toyota has become service-lazy in recent years and refuses to fix design flaws, forcing their customers to deal with faulty cars.
CategoryPower Train
DateMay 15, 2019
StateTX
Description
Gear shifting is wired between 25 mph and 45 mph some times very rough and some times it down shift and you feel more power then normal
CategoryElectrical System, Lane Departure
DateMay 01, 2019
StateVA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated that the lane departure feature failed to operate. While driving, another vehicle pulled in front of the contact. The contact struck the front middle portion of the other vehicle. None of the air bags deployed. The driver sustained multiple bruises, a broken sternum, and whiplash and was transported to the hospital for medical attention. A police report was filed. The insurance company was notified of the crash, but had not yet inspected and diagnosed the cause of the failure. The vehicle was towed to a facility. A dealer had not inspected the vehicle yet. Malloy toyota (400 weems ln, winchester, va 22601, (866) 788-9507) was notified of the abnormal condition before and after the crash, but failed to provide any technical guidance. The manufacturer had issued 4 tsbs for lane departure however, the contact was uncertain if the failure was related to the tsb and they had not issued a recall campaign for a remedy. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 400.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateApr 29, 2019
StateNV
Description
The vehicle did not respond properly to the driver pressing the accelerator. When the driver attempted to drive the vehicle after it had been parked for a few hours, with no problems previously, the vehicle would barely accelerate. The vehicle felt very sluggish and even with the accelerator fully pressed it would not exceed 25 mph. The driver pulled the vehicle over and turned off the vehicle and turned it back on but this did not immediately resolved the issue. The driver drove the vehicle for a few blocks to a safer parking location and turned off the vehicle again to better inspect the vehicle. There were no warnings on the instrument panel and no obvious signs of mechanical issues. The driver restarted the vehicle and attempted to drive it again the issue did not re-appear. This vehicle had not yet been inspected by the dealership since the incident but could have resulted in a tragic collision and needs to be addressed.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateApr 26, 2019
StateMI
Description
For whatever reason, toyota made the engine control software very slow to react to throttle inputs. If you are driving and stomp on the gas, there can be as much as a 1. 5 second delay before the engine tries to do something. This can be pretty dangerous such as when you are trying to merge into traffic or move so someone doesn't hit you. Never drove a car that had such a delay unless it had a turbo, but the camry responds even slower (camry does not have a turbo). I;ve had the car for 7 months... It has always been like this and it seems to be a very comon complaint.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateApr 15, 2019
StateNY
Description
I just bought a camry se 2018 and everytime from takeoff to a stop pedals or transmission feel rougt is like the car dont move if you gonna take off I need to press the pedal so hard to get the car move to pass the others cars the same thing I dont feel safe in this car I have a 2017 elantra at that hyundai handle better than the camry so aceleration is rought I just have two days driving and I know thats cant be like that. So that happen when the vehicule is in motion after stop when pressing the gas pedal after stop when going to drive again hard aceleration and car wasting to much gas camry has 43k I bought it use and that happen the first day I bought I was thinking maybe is me cause I have a hyundai but I drove before a 2014 camry and is not like that
CategoryEngine
DateApr 11, 2019
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. On various occasions, the contact heard an abnormal knocking noise coming from the engine while driving. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The dealer and manufacturer were not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired, and the failure recurred. The failure mileage was 21,600.
CategorySuspension, Wheels
DateApr 11, 2019
StateWA
Description
2018 toyota camry hybrid has alignment problems since new. Had it aligned from toyota 2 times and still wearing out the tires.
CategoryEngine, Unknown Or Other
DateApr 02, 2019
StateFL
Description
Defective transmission: 1: car hesitates to speed up from a full stop or while in motion. 2: rpm's go over 3000 before car reacts (2-3 seconds delay) , dangerous specially when taking curves or merging into traffic (highways, fast traffic roads). 3: I feel a "hiccup" like movement while in motion (sometimes). 4: car hesitates to shift or shifts whit excessive power. 5: downshifts and loss of acceleration (it happens erratically) 6: I heard a soft metal-to-metal "knock" sound when I lift my foot from gas pedal while in motion. Until now this are the symptoms I'm experiencing with my 2018 camry 4-cyl, certainly something I wasn't expecting from a toyota product. The unpredictable behavior of this car is dangerous, I never know when is going to response as it should do or when I'll have to floor it so it can rev up and finally move.
CategoryPower Train
DateMar 28, 2019
StateCA
Description
Everytime we step on the accelerator it delays take off response as of the transmission starts on 4th gear then rapidly drops it to 1st or 2nd which then creates a really jerky effect which is not comfortable, not safe and not reliable.
CategoryPower Train
DateMar 25, 2019
StateOH
Description
Moving slowly I turned the wheel to the right to change lanes and accelerated, the trans seemed to go into neutral by itself. The engine revved up but car would not go for about 3 seconds until it finally engaged. This created a dangerous situation where cars coming up behind could have collided with me. This happened at a busy intersection on a city street. I was going about 5mph when I turned the wheel to the right and tried to change lanes.
CategoryLane Departure: Blind Spot Detection
DateMar 18, 2019
StateNY
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated that the blind spot sensor failed to operate properly after his girlfriend sratched the vehicle's bumper while reversing. The "blind spot sensor mirror detected" message appeared. Toyota of huntington (1030 e jericho turnpike, huntington station, ny 11746, (631) 423-6644) installed a new sensor, but the failure recurred the same week. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 21,514.
CategoryPower Train
DateMar 18, 2019
StateGA
Description
While driving the car jerks when going into the next gear. It feels like the transmission is slipping. It seems like it don't know what hear to go in at times
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMar 17, 2019
StateKY
Description
Takata recall: when accelerating and deaccelerating the vehicle I noticed the transmission shifts really rough and makes the car jerky like it's going to stall out. Do not feel safe at all with my brand new car driving this way. I've had the car for 7 months and want to get rid of it as soon as possible for this rough ride experience!
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Power Train
DateMar 11, 2019
StateCA
Description
Lag and hesitation when going to full throttle on the gas pedal. It hesitates for a second and then finally grabs on to accelerate. It has done this since I purchased it but was hoping it would work itself out eventually, but this hasn't happened. Toyota did a tsb software update for the 4 cylinder but not the v6.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMar 05, 2019
StateNC
Description
Blindspot not working on passenger side. I took my car to toyota in for service today. I informed them about this issue. They informed me that they cannot duplicate this issue. I sent them pictures of the blind spot coming on at random time or not coming on at all. The photo attached was me driving down a two lane road and it coming on, which shouldn't be happening at all. I even have a 15 second video of me passing an 18 wheeler. As I passed this vehicle on my right the warning light never came on. The dealer again told me if it doesn't happen to them then they can't replace this under warranty. This car was bought brand new and now has 19,650 miles.
CategoryPower Train
DateFeb 27, 2019
StateMA
Description
When I put the car in reverse and then in forward the car jerks. When I'm driving the car at lower speeds and my foot is not on the gas pedal and then I press the gas pedal the car feels like it's going to stall, or shifts down or up jerky like it skips gears or it can't decide what gear it should be in. I understand there is a technical service bulletin to resolve this issue that toyota is aware of. The bulletin recommends that dealers reprogram the pcm module. The bulletin is tsb #t-sb-0330-17. The dealer won't reprogram because it's nit a recall issue.
CategoryEngine And Engine Cooling, Engine And Engine Cooling:engine, Fuel System, Gasoline:delivery:hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings, Service Brakes, Hydraulic:power Assist:vacuum
DateFeb 25, 2019
StateOH
Description
2018 toyota camry xse. Consumer writes with concern to a safety hazard regarding unexpected sudden braking with vehicle. *as *tr
CategoryPower Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 22, 2019
StateIN
Description
While driving, with or without cruise control on the freeway, the transmission is extremely jerky. Any sort of incline seems to highlight the issue even further! I have taken it to the dealer, only for them to tell me nothing is wrong. But what would I know, even though I drive it 110 miles a day. The problem has also occurred from takeoff from a stop sign or stop light. The rpm's want to jump and the pedal is very touchy. I really hate the transmission jerking this hard when I'm driving 75-80 on the interstate. I also didnt want to pay this much for the camry, which I hold in high regard, only for this to continue happening on a daily basis. I had it looked at with around 6k miles and now I have 13k on the car, with zero improvement. Toyota, please acknowledge and fix this issue for all owners experiencing this problem!
CategoryVehicle Speed Control:cruise Control
DateFeb 22, 2019
StateIN
Description
2018 toyota camry. Consumer writes to recommend a recall notice on vehicle model because of defective cruise control. *as *tr
CategoryPower Train
DateFeb 20, 2019
StateTX
Description
The car hard shifts about 30 miles per hour... Seems to always be searching for the correct gear, some lag time when accelerating. The problems seem to start about 5k-8k miles. The first time, the dealer said to switch to premium gas, the problem got progressively worse. The dealer is replacing the transmission; however, it is on back order and it may take 4 weeks to get the new transmission. Dealer is also unaware of any problems with the transmission on the 2018 camry.
CategoryService Brakes
DateFeb 14, 2019
StateNY
Description
Brakes squeal loudly when backing out of sloped driveway on cold morning. Also, light sheet of rust on exterior and interior surface of all discs. Squeal goes away after a short while (abs warm-up issue?), and the exterior rust went away after a few days of use. I've never seen or heard such on a new vehicle before (have driven multiple new cars over 40 years).
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateFeb 14, 2019
StateNY
Description
Shortly after purchase, driver side door window/lock/mirror control panel popped-out easily, when window control up was activated. Fortunately, I was stationary at the time, so I wasn't driving and startled/distracted by it (I. E., potential safety issue). Appears to be a retainer clip issue. I reported it to local toyota dealership, who couldn't fix it, so I shimmed the clip, and haven't had an issue, since, though it may not be easy to extract, should the need arise! No such issue with passenger side control panel. Uploaded images extracted from mov video, should you wish to review it, available upon request via e-mail (I'd have to upload it to my website, because it's a huge file).
CategoryWheels
DateFeb 12, 2019
StateKY
Description
Hit a pothole on interstate 75 and bented the front right rim. Cannot balance the tire without a new rim.
CategoryWheels
DateFeb 12, 2019
StateKY
Description
Hit a pothole on interstate 75 and the right front tire broke off the rim. The rim and tire had to be replace.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateFeb 11, 2019
StateAZ
Description
Windshield difficult to see out of while driving into the sun. There are light colored speckles throughout the windshield that make it difficult to see through whenever we are driving directly into the sun. It's called "windshield delamination" but they feel that this comes from rocks and sand hitting the windshield. We noticed it the very first day we drove the vehicle home and the first time we brought it in for service, the service writer said it was normal and wouldn't even write it on the invoice. We feel that toyota needs to take responsibility for their defective windshield instead of making excuses that all windshields have this safety problem after a little while. This way we will be able to see more clearly out of the windshield whenever we must drive into the sun.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Unknown Or Other
DateFeb 10, 2019
StateMS
Description
8 speed transmission the transmission performs poorly, regularly stalling between shifts, causing a lag in acceleration. It can't seem to pick a gear, leaving the vehicle stalled briefly, while the accelerator is depressed. Once, at a large intersection, in a high traffic area, from a stop, I attempted a right turn. The car stalled, while I depressed the accelerator, causing a mild panic, as I was confronted with an 18 wheeler attempting to turn into my lane. The car eventually accelerated, getting me out of the way, in a harried and frustrated huff at the poor performance of this new car. The transmission does not mis-perform upon every single shift of the gears, but there will be mis-performance occurring on every single trip taken in the car.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 09, 2019
StateSC
Description
I have had constant problems with my 2018 camry since purchasing may 2018. My car is always jerking as I accelerate and when I'm driving in town, feels like I'm getting rear-ended and hesitating on highway when I have to accelerate into traiffic which is very dangerous when the car won't get up and go. I have had it to the dealer several times. They reset the computer because it can save settings from previous drivers. That didn't help. They told me that it's a different transmission and it takes few seconds for the computer to communicate back to transmission. This is a very unsafe feature. The car is super loud and rough feeling with the tires. I feel like I'm driving an old vehicle from the 80's. The entune app has constant issues of not loading or recognizing my phone. Tire pressure light comes on all the time and pressure tests fine at dealer. Maintenance light comes on every 5000 miles for tire check and oil only needs changed 10000. Maintenance light should be separate from oil change so you know which one needs done.
CategoryService Brakes
DateFeb 07, 2019
StateCA
Description
Very loud screeching sound brakes make every time I reverse my 2018 toyota camry xse. The sound is so loud my entire neighborhood knows when I leave my home. Dealership said it was normal. Not sure I can't trust my brakes.
CategoryAir Bags
DateFeb 04, 2019
StateLA
Description
Tamara recall I was completely stopped in traffic on the interstate and was hit by an suv going 60+ mph. The impact slammed me in to the two vehicles in front of me. My trunk was smashed and my front end was messed up. My radiator was cracked and my fan was cracked. Overall my car was totaled.... Yet my airbags did not deploy, which is why I suffered a concussion along with a variety of other injuries.
CategoryEngine
DateFeb 01, 2019
StateAR
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. When the vehicle accelerated, a loud knocking noise was heard from the engine compartment. The noise was also heard when the vehicle was stationary. The vehicle was taken to steve landers toyota (10825 colonel glenn rd, little rock, ar 72204, (501) 568-5800) to be diagnosed, but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and provided a case number. The failure mileage was 2,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 30, 2019
StateMN
Description
This is a sw bug in the map navigation setup that is dangerous. This camry has a freeway map mode setup where the screen can be set for 50% map + 50% freeway exits. The mode can also be setup for 100% map if that is preferred. This setting can only be set in the context of driving on the freeway. The default setting is the 50-50 map mode. The real problem is that the setting alway reverts back to the default setting through turning the car off and on. The setting does not get stored in non-volatile memory. The driver must reset the map-mode every time, and they must do it while driving at freeway speeds. This is dangerious!
CategoryPower Train, Service Brakes
DateJan 28, 2019
StateCA
Description
Car cannot seem to determine which gear it should be in. When in stop and go traffic on freeway and pedal is not depressed, car lurches forward and a clunk is heard as the vehicle downshifts. Clunking sound is made worse in cold, humid, or cloudy weather. In the streets, when turning a corner and hitting the gas, there is a noticeable lag (about 2 seconds) until the car jerks forward and increases speed. If you want to pass someone you need to be very careful because the car can suddenly lurch forward and a higher speed than intended, or not accelerate at all. When car automatically brakes for you to avoid a collision, a loud rattling noise is heard and felt throughout cabin when depressing pedal, with most of the noise concentrated in the area under the hood of car.
CategoryPower Train
DateJan 28, 2019
StateFL
Description
Transmission has a very dangerous delay . Doesn't respond when you press the pedal when accelerating from a stop then suddenly reacs . When switching lanes and merging into highway ive had the car not respond when pressing the pedal causing me to almost get rear ended multiple times . Toyota please do something for everyone having this problem !!!!! Not a safe car
CategoryElectrical System
DateJan 26, 2019
StateWI
Description
After heavy snowfall and several days of not driving, the moon roof on my camry broke. It still goes up and down and opens and closes, but when I choose to bring it down it goes too far down. This resulted in snow/rain to enter my vehicle.
CategoryPower Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJan 26, 2019
StateIA
Description
Car is often jumpy after accelerating from a complete stop or accelerating after slowing down. I will push the gas pedal down, and there will be a slight delay before the car selects the proper gear, often resulting in the car lurching forward. This only happens in town, not on the highway, and seems to happen more often after turning. And it doesn't happen all the time, but enough for me to take notice after having the car for a month.
CategoryPower Train
DateJan 20, 2019
StateNC
Description
Transmission hesistating on take off and when changing to another forward speed. Has happened about 2 - 3 times a week
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJan 17, 2019
StateAZ
Description
Engine is very loud, acceleration fine one minute and the next minute I try to accelerate it doesn't even want to go anywhere I consider this a very serious issue being that I try to accelerate out into traffic. And it wants to stall and loses acceleration for 1 or 2 seconds. Which is very dangerous being that I'm stuck there and oncoming traffic for that. Of time and then I have to step on it way way more than what I should have to get out of harm's way. These incidents take place on the city streets not the highway. Only in the beginning of accelerating.
CategoryPower Train
DateJan 17, 2019
StateFL
Description
While driving, car has problem selecting the right gear. I was driving and I decelerate not to a complete stop and them try to accelerate again that when I notice car has struggle to select the proper gear. Car does not accelerate for about 2 second before a rough fast start through 2 or 3 gear, them the proper gear is selected.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Seat Belts, Unknown Or Other
DateJan 16, 2019
StateCA
Description
On december 6, 2018, I purchased a 2018 camry with 65 miles. I am writing to you regarding my accelerator pedal problem. This letter also documents the second incident with the accelerator pedal. The first incident occurred in a parking lot and left me stranded for 4 hours and then without a car for a day. The second incident occurred while I was making a right turn in traffic and the car issued a master warning light, a warning buzzer, and a message on the multi-information display that quickly disappeared. Something is wrong with the accelerator control system or pedal itself. This is a safety issue. The following information is provided to help diagnose and fix the problem. On the fourth incident, I have a video that clearly shows there is an accelerator problem. In three of the four incidents, I was backing up in "r" and noticed there was no accelerator pedal, placed car in "d" and still no accelerator pedal than it would just go. If the car is unable to accelerate either in a turn or in any situation, than an accident or death could occur. Currently car is at a toyota dealer. Toyota did nothing on the first two visits, as there were "no codes" and would do nothing unless a code was present. I provided them with a video of the fourth incident and it seems they might be a bit more interested.
CategoryPower Train
DateJan 16, 2019
StateWV
Description
The transmission has harsh shifts. Multiple times coming through the city with stop signs it will have a delay and jerk when I start to go again. Some times when I go to cross an intersection there will be a delay which is very dangerous if I'm crossing while yielding to oncoming traffic. I took to the dealer where they started its functioning as it should according to the computers and recommended I used the different modes for better shifting. I would like the better fuel economy and shouldn't have to put it in sport mode for it to somewhat shift better. Even in sport mode it still can't figure out what gear it should be in. I was told it needs to learn my driving pattern but at 10k miles I'm still have ing the issue. If it wasn't a new car I would say the transmission was going bad with how jerky the car can be at times. Very disappointing.
CategoryPower Train, Visibility/wiper
DateJan 05, 2019
StateNC
Description
The issues that I have with the power train is that when the car slows down & has to accelerate quickly or when you come to a complete stop & take off the car hesitates to go. It somewhat stalls & is very dangerous especially in city traffic trying to cross a busy street & then you stall with oncoming traffic coming towards you!! You can sometimes press the gas pedal to the floor & it still won't take off like it should & then when it catches the car jerks & then accelerates. Crazy huh? I don't like it. I have taken my car back to the dealership 3 times & every time they say it's the way the new transmission is made in the 2018 models & it's nothing they can do. But it happens everyday at some point of my driving trip. This is a very dangerous issue & toyota needs to fix the problem & take this serious before someone really gets hurt. With the visibility or wipers, when it rains really hard the visibility is terrible... Wipers on high & defrost on it's still just terrible!! Toyota we can do better than this now!!
CategoryService Brakes
DateJan 04, 2019
StateWA
Description
Brakes periodically grab severely when first driving the car. Usual occurrence is when first backing from garage or parking space and trying to ease the brake pedal. Brakes grab and prevent slowing the car smoothly. After driving for a dozen or so yards, problem doesn't reoccur--until is again parked for some time. This problem doesn't seem to be related to outside temperature/humidity but has existed over the past year since car was new. Now has 5000 miles. Returned to dealer twice but all tests reported ok and "could not duplicate" problem.
CategoryElectrical System
DateJan 03, 2019
StateCA
Description
Rodents chewed electrical wiring while parked in driveway of our home. Toyota dealership wants to replace engine harness wiring, but insurance company refuses and insists on repairs only. Toyota does not want to do repairs.
CategoryAir Bags, Structure:body
DateDec 24, 2018
StateKY
Description
While driving my 2018 toyota camry, a deer ran in front of the car causing a serious accident. Two airbags deployed. I saw a fire flash from the steering wheel airbag and received a serious burn on my arm. My jacket sleeve melted as well. It's been over a week, and the burn has still not healed. So thankful my eyes were not burned!
CategoryWheels
DateDec 16, 2018
StatePA
Description
While the vehicle was being driven at approximately 45mph on a highway in wet conditions, on a flat, smooth road surface, I heard a loud pop but there was not an impact to the performance of the vehicle. I continued to drive 1 mile to my destination and parked the vehicle. Approx. 30 minutes later I returned to my vehicle, backed out of the parking spot and noticed a change in the vehicles performance. I immediately stopped the vehicle to inspect the tires and the right front tire was flat. At the time of the occurrence, the mileage was approx 9,390k. I contacted road side assistance, they arrived & changed the tire and I will contact the dealership, team toyota in glen mills, pa.
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Speed Control
DateDec 11, 2018
StateMI
Description
The crash detector system stop working for the first 15 minutes of driving it happen multiple times I was driving 40 mile per hour
CategoryPower Train, Unknown Or Other
DateDec 05, 2018
StateGA
Description
This is my third toyota car that I buy as a brand new car and I was so excited about grtting a 2018 camry se but am very disspoint it with this situation man so this is whats happening to the car the vehicle has issues with the transmission there are times when the car can't seem to decide what gear to pick and when to engage it resulting in a second or two of dead acceleration once the vehicle decides what to do, it sends an excessive amount of power to the wheels with unintended acceleration rates. This has been an issue since I bought the car so please let me know what we can do because I dont like how this brand new transmission works. 2. The second pronlem is that that car start shaking when am going over 70 miles per hour on the highway and I know exactly that is not with balance and not alighnmrnt because idont feel the steering wheel shaking I fell the shaking is comming from the engine I can guaranteed u that is coming from there because when I stop accelareting it goes away but once I accelerate again starts that vibration again so toyota needs to be more specific and making sure that they're customer are 100%% happy with their car and stop testing this brand news platform with the people money because I can telk u that at least 40 percent of the people they are regreting of buying this car just because this kinda of problem so I wish theres a remedy tgat toyota it might xonsidering to fix this inds of problem which I hate about it st all
CategoryPower Train, Visibility/wiper
DateDec 02, 2018
StateMA
Description
I live in ma , apon a early november sleet my car dash lit up like a christmas tree. Disabling my anti crash system with lights going and not being able to see I almost crashed. I made an appointment for six month service at 3850 miles on car set for day after vacation. I took car in to toyota. Explained problems and told them transmission is rough. They came back to me telling me there is a recall for transmission.. I left car at hyannis toyota expecting to receive car back that day. Service rep called me at 530 telling me that since the day I drove off the lot there are 9 pages of defaults. Claiming driver errors. First it's a recall, but later in day driver error. I am 60 years old and this is my 5th lease with them. I do know how to drive and on cape cod in summer I sit in traffic most of the time . The situation with sleet was driving about 20mph on local streets. That was explained by service rep that sensors are sensitive and dirt,heavy rain and snow can cause anti crash systems to deactivate. And all you have to do is turn engine off and apon restart the system will reactivate itself. Between the transmission self acclaimed recall and now called driver error. When you need anti crash system,the odds of it not working are pretty good as explained by service rep. I just want my can repaired and safe. The date is approx
CategoryElectrical System:wiring, Engine
DateNov 27, 2018
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. While the contact's daughter was pulling out of the garage, the vehicle lost power and the check engine indicator illuminated. The vehicle was towed to toyota of santa cruz (4200 auto plaza dr, capitola, ca 95010, (831) 462-4200) where it was diagnosed that the soybean wires were damaged by rodents. The vehicle was not repaired. The insurance company was scheduled to assess the damage. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 5,000. The vin was not available.
CategoryAir Bags, Service Brakes, Vehicle Speed Control
DateNov 20, 2018
StateMA
Description
Tl* the contact owned a 2018 toyota camry. While driving various low speeds in a 30-car garage facility, the vehicle independently accelerated without warning while pulling into a parking spot. The vehicle crashed into a wall and bounced back approximately 30 feet, striking a nearby parking column. The contact stated that the automatic abs became inoperative during the failure. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a salvage lot where it was deemed destroyed by the insurance company. The contact suffered severe bruising and bleeding from the driver's seat belt across the left side of the chest. Medical attention was required. The manufacturer was made aware of the crash and sent an engineer on november 14, 2018 to remove the computer system from the vehicle for further analysis. In addition, the contact was provided with case number: 810130693. The failure mileage was 5,600.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 20, 2018
StateNY
Description
Headlights on low beam have been designed with light/dark zones when focused for the factory specifications. There is little diffusion of light into the upper{dark} zone and objects above three feet or so are not illuminated at 100 feet. I recently passed a pedestrian walking on the road shoulder, and the person was only visible from the waist down. Stop signs are not illuminated, but the poles are. I had the dealer check the lights and was told they were set to the design spec. I contacted toyota inc. And went through three layers of people to be told that it is as designed and could not be changed. This is a severe safety hazard.
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 20, 2018
StateGA
Description
Transmission jerks and cant seem to find the correct gear. If you come to a stop then try to change lanes the transmission cant seem to find the correct gear. I almost got into a crash because of it toyota should recall and update the software before someone dies or gets hurt!! Also the transmission jerks into gears it makes for a crap ride.
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 13, 2018
StateNV
Description
The way the car handles is horrible. When I slow down it speeds up and when I take off from a light it doesnt seem to want to go my rmp hits about 4 before it smooths out. I sware other cars think I want to race. I did advice the sales men when he asked what I thought about the car and he said because of a new modle of transmission. I do not like the way the car shakes and feels like its going to cut off. It is fine on the high way. I am just diappointed in my purchace and for the first time out of all 5 toyotas ive had that I wish I wouldnt have bought it. I was fine in my 2012 wish I would have kept it.
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 06, 2018
StateCA
Description
This car has a very jerky transmission. On an intermittent basis when I'm slowing down to a stop, the transmission can't decide what gear to go in and a vibration occurs and lunges the car forward a bit. In these cases, I have to push the brake harder to avoid hitting the car in front of me, which has nearly happened a couple times now. In addition to this shaking that can be felt throughout the car and through the steering wheel, there have been a couple of occasions where the car has nearly stalled on me as well when coming to a stop on a round-about in which I needed to accelerate right after. This random unpredictable behavior makes it very difficult to safely operate this car and avoid hitting the car in front of me or getting rear-ended, especially when in stop-and-go traffic. I can tell it's a transmission issue, because when I shift the transmission into "neutral" and come to a stop, the issue never happens. I took it to the toyota dealership last week, since I purchased it brand new and it now has only 1500 miles on it. They spent a day on it and told me they don't know how to fix it, since it's intermittent and they were only able to reproduce it once or twice after a long test-drive. They've heard others complain about the transmission on the new 2018 camry's though as well, so it's possible toyota knows about this. After reading online, I can see that many others are running into the exact same issue I am.
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 02, 2018
StateVA
Description
My vehicle will stall after a rolling stop. The transmission also shutters when I am in stop and go traffic. It will randomly shutter when I am driving down the highway. It also jerks quite often.
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 29, 2018
StateCA
Description
Takata recall. I am having issues with the transmission. Since the day first day I noticed that the transmission jerks, can't find it's gear and stalls. I have had several near accidents due to the transmission not responding the way it should. Especially during bumper/bumper traffic. At low speeds the transmission can't find it's gear. Tends to upshift and when you need to accelerate it might take a few seconds before it goes and everyone knows that a few seconds is an eternity (especially when trying to change lanes and there is a car coming).
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateOct 26, 2018
StateNY
Description
There was no accident. I am reporting a dangerously distracting condition with regard to the side view mirrors, especially bad on a sunny day. Namely, the shiny chrome dash board air vents are reflected onto the driver's side window and are superimposed on the driver's side view mirror. The same problem is seen by the driver when viewing the passenger's side view mirror.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateOct 16, 2018
StateNJ
Description
Hi I recently purchased a 2018 toyota camry in september with 7,000 miles on it and now it has almost 8,000 miles on it. After 1 week of purchase I am having some problems especially with the engine and transmission. Engine because I am feeling a lose of power when accelerating and not smooth when driving also it is noisy when you start the car. Also when at a full stop I can feel the vehicle shake and when you put your foot on the gas pedal and drive at 20 mph you can feel the pedal shake. Transmission because I can feel the transmission jerking and when you put it on drive it doesn't feel like you are on drive it feels like you are on neutral driving because of how rough it is when you accelerate. I also went to the dealer for this matter but they couldn't do anything. Please help me because I am very frustrated with toyota because many of my family members have toyotas and they never had this issue. The car is good but the lack of performance has disappointed me because toyotas have a great reputation and now they are just giving that all up just to save money on fixing this issue that's what I feel that they are doing. Thats why I am disappointed with toyota and there engineering because I feel that they put in too much for the redesigned part but not the performance part.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 15, 2018
StateNH
Description
Rental car, headlights focused too low. Almost went through two stop signs in ca as the headlights never shined on the signs. In motion on a 30mph street with many stop signs.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateOct 15, 2018
StateCA
Description
I tried to cross a busy highway and the car hesitated for 2 or 3 seconds before beginning a very sluggish acceleration that put me in danger of being hit by oncoming high speed traffic. It has done this twice, and the second time I pushed the accelerator to the floor for several seconds with no response. In both instances the car was going about 3 mph when I attempted to accelerate. The internet is loaded with hundreds of complaints about this problem.
CategoryPower Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateOct 13, 2018
StateTX
Description
It seems that the transmission is not working right... The car can't decide when to accelerate and keeps jumping through... This happens from a stop or while you're driving.. I tried to accelerate and car was "deciding" to move forward or not... It can happen in motion, stationary, turning.... I don't feel safe at all driving my 7 months 2018 toyota camry.... Dealer solution=none... They just say the computer is not showing anything while I have to be worried about the car...
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateOct 10, 2018
StateAL
Description
While traveling at highway speeds with the cruise control setup, the vehicle will slow down suddenly without warning. There are no vehicles in front of the vehicle when this happens.
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 09, 2018
StateMI
Description
3 times the collision prevention stop working while I was driving at the high way. You have to turn the car off and then turn it on to for the collision prevention system to work again. And this is so dangerous. The transmission sometimes glitch and not working properly and shifits like crazy. I feel it sometimes that car sounds not right because it should shift smoothly. Air condition when it on cold the fan can give good air streem which is good but when it on heat the fan is so slow and it doesn't give good air streaming. I was trying to find a way to report this to generate recall but I didn't know how until I found your website.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateOct 09, 2018
StateOR
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. While driving various speeds, the vehicle would not immediately accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The contact stated that the failure usually occurred while making a turn. The vehicle also experienced unintended acceleration. The failures were not diagnosed or repaired. An unknown dealer and the manufacturer were notified of the failures, but no assistance was offered. The failure mileage was 2,000. The vin was invalid.
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other, Vehicle Speed Control
DateOct 08, 2018
StatePA
Description
I purchased this car 08/2018 we are now in 10/2018 I have 3k miles on it and it rides rough, sounds like an old car, loud rattly, it just keeps getting worst taking the car today to toyota bennett in allentown pa today because when making complete stops at a light it jumps forward, the transmission jerks, transmission seems confused it takes a long time to pick up for example when entering a highway and trying to catch up to speed takes long, at a stop light almost got rear ended a few times cause the car just wont move quick enough.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateSep 30, 2018
StateME
Description
Hesitation when accelerating when starting from a stop.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateSep 26, 2018
StateNY
Description
Both side view mirrors prevent an unobstructed view because of interior shiny metallic trim around the ac vents that reflect into the field of view of both side view mirrors
CategoryStructure:body, Unknown Or Other
DateSep 25, 2018
StateFL
Description
Car front grill design is so poor that damage caused by normal road debris already punctured my ac condense leaking freon / ac coolant to release in to environment /harming environment as well as increasing repair cost. 2 times in last 6 months I have relapsed my front ac condenser due to stick of wood or pebble going through front grill easily and puncturing.
CategoryWheels
DateSep 25, 2018
StateNJ
Description
The tire when I was driving on the tire blew up and I went to toyota service they refused to make report to the factory, but the lady refused and said to me that I hit a bot hole which is not true the tire blew up by its own, I attached the photo. I believe that's a factory problem and toyota are responsible to check that problem. I was about to die. Thank god I was near the shoulder of the road and didn't hit anyone. The road is their and there are no botholes it's new baved road.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateSep 24, 2018
StateNY
Description
Takata recall . I bought brand new toyota camry se 2018 from the toyota dealer for taxi in new york city. I drive in new york city and sometime go to out of town up to 150 miles. On my first 10000 miles maintenance , I told the dealer that when I drive, car jerking/breaking the speed or say hesitation after drive few miles. I feel suddenly the speed start is jerking/breaking the speed for few seconds and then come back in regular speed. Even my leg is at the accelerate continues. On my complaint, the dealer technic drove the car and he reported that at present time he did not find any problem. I think, he lied. I did reported to toyota and they open the case. They going to check on my next maintenance. Because of jerking/breaking or say hesitation, I feel might car suddenly stop in highway or any where. I drove over 1500 different cars in last over 33 years in my life and never see this kind of problem in past. I do see toyota camry 2018 have lot of new feature and use new technique but somehow this jerking/breaking or say hesitations during driving in any speed not good. Need to investigate and found why this happened.
CategoryPower Train, Vehicle Speed Control, Visibility/wiper
DateSep 24, 2018
StateMI
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. While operating the vehicle, the transmission shifter would erratically downshift and up shift, and the engine rpms would rev very high. While pulling into a parking space, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into a second vehicle. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer (toyota of grand rapids, 2555 28th st. Se, grand rapids mi) and the transmission was reprogrammed, but the failures continued. In addition, while operating the vehicle with the air conditioner activated, the windows inside the vehicle would fog up and create a visibility hazard. The cause of the failures was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 1,000.
CategoryAir Bags, Vehicle Speed Control
DateSep 21, 2018
StateNY
Description
Tl* the contact rented a 2018 toyota camry. While the vehicle was stopped, it accelerated independently and crashed. The front side air bag deployed; however, the frontal air bag failed to deploy. The contact sustained multiple injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a towing lot. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified of the failure and the vehicle was not diagnosed. The failure mileage was unknown.
CategoryPower Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateSep 15, 2018
StateAZ
Description
The 2018 toyota camry se has a major issue with delayed acceleration that impacts the safety of the vehicle. The car's 8-speed transmission has trouble selecting the proper gear when the driver needs to accelerate after deceleration. For example, imagine driving steady at 40mph before decelerating to an intersection for a turn, making the turn, then pressing the gas again to accelerate. When pressing the gas again to accelerate in this scenario, the car struggles to select the proper gear after the downshift from 40 mph causing the vehicle to pause (no acceleration) for 3 seconds before very roughly cycling through two or three gears before the proper gear is selected. Both my wife and I experience this while driving the car and often feel vulnerable and stuck as traffic must brake unexpectedly because the camry will not simply select a gear and move when the gas is pressed. Also, when the camry finally does move, there is no predicting how much acceleration the driver will experience. This causes safety concern for both getting rear-ended while the camry won't accelerate, and also safety concern for rear-ending someone else when the camry unpredictably accelerates. The toyota dealer has done nothing to fix this and states it is working as designed because no error codes are thrown. The toyota dealer did acknowledge that 8-speed transmissions are new to toyota and they have had major issues with the 8-speed transmission in the toyota sienna.
CategoryService Brakes, Unknown Or Other
DateSep 12, 2018
StateNY
Description
Pre-collision system malfunction. Vehicle was in motion when indicator lights started warning of problems with pre-collision warning system.
CategoryPower Train
DateSep 11, 2018
StateGA
Description
When the vehicle starts and is stationary, it idles too high or it studders while idling. When driving around 60 mph to 64 mph when shifting gears from high too low speeds it also jerks abruptly. It also does this when I am slowing down to lower speeds and when I put it in drive from reverse or park to reverse it jerks/jumps really badly. Since owning this car, I bought it brand new no miles, a whell barring has had to be replaced as well.
CategoryService Brakes, Steering, Wheels
DateSep 10, 2018
StateNV
Description
I had just exited a freeway, and was entering the surface streets via a stoplight. After turning onto the surface street, the signal ahead turned red. I attempted to apply the brakes in traffic while traveling at or less than 20 m. P. H., but the brakes did not respond as normal. I pushed the brake pedal down and the vehicle did not stop as normal. Instead, the pedal depressed further than normal, and I felt a heavy vibration feedback through the pedal. I was approximately 2-3 car lengths from the car in front of me, and I pumped the brakes and depressed the pedal as far as I could physically manage. At that point, the vehicle began to slow, but so gradually that I was certain to collide with the car in front of me. I then steered to the right (I was in the rightmost lane) toward the curb of the sidewalk. The front passenger wheel went up on the curb and the vehicle stopped. I put on the hazard signal, then when traffic cleared behind me, pulled into a gas station approximately 40 feet in front of me. When I steered back onto the roadway after initially stopping, the steering felt very loose, and I felt as though I was driving on ice or without control over the steering. Once in the gas station parking lot, I put the car in park, and turned off the engine. I examined the pedals for blockage and looked for fluid leaks, but found nothing. I started the vehicle and tested the gas and brakes in the empty parking area, and everything responded as normal. However, the front passenger tire has a tear in the sidewall and the rim is lightly damaged.
CategoryService Brakes
DateSep 08, 2018
StateWA
Description
Since we bought the vehicle new,there is severe break grab at low speed's especially in bumper-to-bumper traffic have brought into the dealership more than one it's still not figured out.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateSep 06, 2018
StateMI
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced unintended acceleration, even when the accelerator pedal was not depressed. There was also a lack of acceleration when attempting to merge, abnormal shifting, and the vehicle stalled. In addition, the odor of anti-freeze filled up the cabin. The failures occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to toyota grand rapids (located at 2555 28th st se, grand rapids, mi) where the failures were confirmed, but could not be remedied. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was approximately 250.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 06, 2018
StateGA
Description
This is the second windshield I have had since buying my car in late march 2018. Each time they repair shop says the windshield is so thin. As I am sitting waiting on my repair. Two other people with 2018 toyota camry's also comes in for their 2nd windshield. It seems to be a severe glitch in the make of these windshields and this is a potentially hazardous situation. Please evaluate this immediately.
CategorySeats
DateSep 04, 2018
StateCA
Description
I noticed my back passenger leather seat by the door is turning white and the leather is getting warp. I'm assuming my door is over lapping the seat when shut.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateSep 03, 2018
StateFL
Description
While driving, rear view mirror visibility on both sides obstructs clear view for the length of the car to the driver. The interior chrome on the dashboard cast a shadow on the mirrors. At night, visibility is further impaired by the lights from cars behind the 2018 camry, further complicating matters. Issues reported to dealer on 8/1/18. Dealer did not detect problem. Service rep. At dealer suggested that "I cover the chrome with velvet stripes." I contacted the manufactory in plano, case. #1808070542 texas. Issues reviewed again by arlington, toyota jacksonville, fl. As requested by service rep. From texas, on 8/07/18. Only received a decision made on 8/20/18. Nothing would be done. For safety reasons, I am not satisfied with that decision.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 02, 2018
StateWA
Description
Takata recall. I just bought a brand new car 8/20/2018, toyota camry se 2018. And my concern is if my car is one of the engine problem and oversized pistols recall?
CategoryPower Train, Service Brakes
DateAug 30, 2018
StateFL
Description
1. While stationary with foot on break the vehicle starts to roll forward requiring more and more break pressure. Brake peddle will slowly fade to floor. 2. While at highway speed 65 mph attempting to change lanes after deceleration or breaking the engine will runaway over 5,000 rpm cause a long delay in spead increase which can be crucial for matching traffic flow. Result is potential for collision from rear. 3. The toyota entune / scout gps system fails to provide reliability as a handsfree operation system, it constantaily crashes, requiring a vehicle stop with engine restart to clear falt condition.
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateAug 29, 2018
StateMI
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. While driving approximately 5 mph, the vehicle surged forward and accelerated independently without depressing the accelerator pedal. The vehicle then decelerated and the contact depressed the brake pedal to bring the vehicle to a complete stop. In addition, the vehicle stalled as the motor revved. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to toyota of grand rapids (2555 28th st se, grand rapids, mi 49512, (877) 703-5930) where it was diagnosed that a new software program update was needed. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and did not assist. The approximate failure mileage was 275.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateAug 18, 2018
StateKY
Description
Sometimes when accelerating from a stop, the engine seems to have a slight hesitation. This is very concerning because you could inadvertently pull out in front of another driver and cause an accident because the car wouldn't accelerate properly. This needs to be investigated before it harms someone.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateAug 17, 2018
StateCA
Description
When I come to a full stop and attempt to drive the vehicle sort of "stalls" then eventually the gears catch and it starts to drive. This can be very dangerous when trying to pick up speed in a highway or something. The first time it happened I was at a stop sign. Upon depressing the brake, the vehicle did not pick up speed, it slowly rolled forward. After about 5-10 seconds, the vehicle then seemed to "catch gears" and picked up speed. I also noticed the hybrid battery wasn't charging very well and seemed to be hot as the battery fans were constantly on.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking, Fuel/propulsion System, Service Brakes, Wheels
DateAug 16, 2018
StateSC
Description
(hybrid mod) while traveling on an interstate in may , the rt rear tire blew out(odo 7,000). Seemed to be no reason, it just blew out. Then in july, again on an interstate, the lt rear tire blew(odo 12,000). Once again, no reason, just blew out. We we're told by firestone that the tires on my vehicle have been discontinued & I can not do a warranty claim because I did not purchase the tires from them, toyota did so toyota has to do the claim. Toyota tells me they do not warranty tires, firestone does & I have to go through firsetone for warranty claim. No one seems to want to address the fact that there are still 2 more tires (on the front) that could still blow out & cause me to have an accident. Dealer told me they couldn't help because I didn't keep the tires to show they were defective. The brakes have always been overly sensitive. The car then started braking (the collision safety feature) when there are no other vehicles, people, animals,etc in sight. It has happened on highways, city streets, straight roads, in curves,sunny days, rainy days,etc. The vehicle randomly decides to engage the braking safety system when it should not. All the dealer where I purchased the vehicle could offer as a suggestion was to turn that feature off! As if all that wasn't enough, while backing up & coming to a complete stop (but still in reverse) the car lunged back another foot or better causing me to collide with a basketball pole in my driveway. After that, when I pump fuel niw I have to hold the handle so it doesn't touch or lean against the bottom part of the neck hole. Otherwise, any fuel you try to put in it will flow right back out & run down the car to the ground. I have repeatedly asked dealer to deal with these issues & told them I don't feel like ithe vehicle is safe at this point. After months of run around & not returning my calls, dealer referred me to toyota today.
CategoryEngine
DateAug 09, 2018
StateSC
Description
I've had this 2018 toyota camry since may 23, 2018 & I noticed not even a week later that this car has a problem accelerating. I contacted the salesman, the service manager, & the sales manager & they all been giving me the run around. The service manager told me my car was sluggish, but told the customer service rep they couldn't find anything wrong when they put the car on the machine which is a lie. I literally have to mash the gas down hard and pray it goes. There's definitely something wrong with this transmission & they way it accelerates. At this moment it seems as if they don't care. I'm really stressed & dissatisfied about how they are handling this.
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 09, 2018
StateNY
Description
The transmission does not shift properly, and hesitates. When needing to make a sudden acceleration, the vehicle rolls several seconds before accelerating. I almost got hit several times
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 08, 2018
StateNY
Description
I bought 2018 camry le the problem is jerkey shifts from the transmission, and sometimes is dosen't accelerate from a slow down if you are merging on the highway. This can be a big risk because it doesn't go when it the gas after a few seconds its kicks and goes really fast and you dont even know how fast it will go also the transmission is super jurkey in city traffic. Sometime if you put the acceleration it doesn't move forward we and other times its acceleration is too fast and you can crash with the car in front of you. Also the gas pedal is really stiff and if you drive for a long time your feet and leg gets really sore from applying so much pressure to the gas pedal.
CategoryService Brakes
DateAug 07, 2018
StateWA
Description
The brakes are very grabby at low speed (such as maneuvering in a parking space on a slight incline). The brakes suddenly become more effective (with the same pedal pressure) at city-street speeds as well as highway speeds. This has occasionally caused the abs to engage, with the car losing traction briefly in a straight line on a dry road when the brakes suddenly become more effective. This is a continuing problem since he vehicle was purchased in october 2017, which the dealer has refused to acknowledge twice, saying this is a new regenerative braking system (specifically different from the prius, which I cited as not having this problem).
CategoryVisibility:rearview Mirrors/devices:exterior
DateAug 06, 2018
StateMD
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. While driving 10 mph, the driver and passenger side rearview mirrors would reflect the interior vents, which made it difficult to see other vehicles on the road. The vehicle was taken to rosenthal acura (623 frederick rd, gaithersburg, md 20879, (877) 300-4226), but no failure was found. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vin and failure mileage were not available.
CategoryService Brakes
DateAug 05, 2018
StateLA
Description
When the brakes are cold on my 2018 camry le, they grab going forward or back regardless of how carefully they are applied. On 10k mile check-up the dealer could not duplicate, presumably because it is a cold brake problem. Will make complaint again at 15k mile check and get in writing that it has been received.
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 04, 2018
StateFL
Description
When driving the car on city streets and highways the car hesitates feels likes the transmission is slipping or the car is having trouble shifting at some points the car shifts really hard causing a whip lash effect, the car normals does this at about anywhere from 45 miles per hour up to 70 miles per hour. At higher speeds such as 92 miles per hour to be exact the car continues to just hesitate non stop as if is struggling to go that speed?
CategoryStructure:body
DateAug 01, 2018
StateCA
Description
At around 1,800 miles, headliner above driver side door pillar began intermittently buzzing like a bee, causing distracted driving, noise occurs on all types of road service for varying lengths of times. Buzzing noise may persist for hours on a long drive. The buzzing can be stopped by pressing on the headliner. An additional noise became evident slightly later, the glove box began making a vibrating noise. The vibrating sound can be stopped by pressing on the outside of the glove box door. Most recently, there is a vibrating noise come from the front driver and passenger pillar air bag locations. We have taken the vehicle to the toyota authorized service center three times without any resolution of the problems.
CategoryService Brakes, Visibility
DateJul 30, 2018
StateOK
Description
Toyota camry. Consumer writes in regards to issues with the air conditioning vents. *ld the consumer stated the air vents were visible in the side rear mirrors. Also, the park brake pedal is positioned too close to the brake pedal. *js
CategoryService Brakes
DateJul 28, 2018
StateKS
Description
Vehicle brakes are best described as grabby at low speeds, e. G., coming to stop sign or pulling into garage. The problem leads to jerky stop/go/stop/go/stop situations. Vehicle also has a tendency to bolt forward or backward when releasing brakes which has led to running into garage while backing up.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 27, 2018
StateTX
Description
Traveling down the highway at 70 mph with no traffic around and sunroof blew out. Weather was clear and it was approximately 5:30am. Glass flew through the cabin of the car and caused minor cuts on driver's head and arms.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateJul 27, 2018
StateFL
Description
When the vehicle is in motion, and the radar speed control is set on, and a leading vehicle is engaged by the radar speed control, if the leading vehicle turns off the road to the right the radar speed control suddenly disengages and the vehicle brakes. This is a serious safety concern with the possibility of being rear-ended when there are following vehicles. Happens under all road conditions and in all weather.
CategoryPower Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJul 24, 2018
StateAL
Description
This happened to the vehicle repeatedly and under 1000 miles on the odometer. Upon acceleration the car hesitates and after a few seconds if will finally go with a jerking to the passengers. It also has a problem accelerating on the highway, it seems to lack the power to pass anyone when in traffic. At approximately 75 miles per hour the car began to shake also. When moving into different gears the car would also feel as if it were jerking into gears. Seems to be worse on cold starts but was definitely still a problem after driving and having time to warm up.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJul 20, 2018
StateFL
Description
After taking delivery of the vehicle I noticed that the vehicle accelerates very poor and when the vehicle was set on cruise control it would drop speed for no reason.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJul 20, 2018
StateOR
Description
My brakes grab and jerk at low speeds. Especially when I'm backing up or pulling into a parking spot. I've taken it to the dealer and they say they are fine and the issue is normal. I've also contacted toyota customer care and they referred me back to the dealer. I noticed via an online search; that many other drivers are reporting the same issue with no remedy offered from toyota.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 19, 2018
StateCA
Description
Both side windows in the front have visible dark and light spots, and patterns. Rear windows have a lot of rippling dark patterns. Patterns can be seen when we look through polarized sunglasses. It is also visible with bare eyes from an angle. What is the standard of the tempered glass on a vehicle ? We think this should not be happened whether or not polarized sunglasses are used when driving. We are not sure if our windows are considered as abnormal or defect at this level (see pictures), the patterns on both sides (front) windows are distracting when it turns dark under the bright sun. Windows in the middle are fine. Besides, we don't have this problem with our other 3 cars at home (2 are different brand) when we used our polarized sunglasses in the past years.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJul 18, 2018
StateNV
Description
Since the car was delivered from the dealer, the brakes have continued to severely grab at low speeds as if a child is jamming down on the brake peddle. It is nearly impossible to ease the car into a parking space without the brakes bucking several times. Backing up causes the same bucking problem. The bucking is somewhat intermittent and the slower one is moving the worse it seems to be. The car has 8500 miles and the problem continues.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateJul 17, 2018
StateVA
Description
The wiper's top speed is insufficient to adequately clear even a moderate rainfall at 35 mph and above
CategoryElectrical System
DateJul 16, 2018
StateMA
Description
Vehicle is equipped with blind spot detection system. However, system stays on several times even if the vehicle in blind spot passes away, alert still stays on creating confusion and potential hazard during lane changing. I have recorded video proof of the same.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 15, 2018
StateWI
Description
Vehicle has issues with transmission. There are times when the car can't seem to decide what gear to pick and when to engage it resulting in a second or two of dead acceleration. Once vehicle decides what to do, it sends an excessive amount of power to the wheels with unintended acceleration rates. This most commonly happens when slowing for a yield and then going, stop and go traffic, and passing on the highway. Fuel economy is all over the place as well, most likely due to poor transmission. This has been an issue since car was first bought in november 2017.... Has nearly 8000 miles as of july 18 and still an issue.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJul 11, 2018
StateWA
Description
Brakes are very 'grabby'. At slow speeds in traffic (60mph) when you apply the break the car will also slow down as if you are pushing down hard on the break pedal. Driving in the snow / ice this winter was dangerous as the breaks locked up on several occasions resulting in skidding/sliding. There is no middle ground, lightly applying the breaks, or 'slow breaking'. You lightly apply the break and the car is slowing down immediately as if your trying to avoid a collision.
CategoryPower Train, Unknown Or Other
DateJul 08, 2018
StateAR
Description
I bought a 2018 toyoya camry se in april and I have been having problems ever since. The etune radio system does not work properly with my phone. I have to reconnect my phone to the car while I'm driving to get my music to play after a phone call. The air conditioning doesn't cool properly, at times I have to set it on "low" in order to get it to cool. Other times, I can have it set on 80 and it cools. When I park my car and get out, I can smell radiator fluid. The acceleration doesn't' work properly. Some times I press the gas and the car takes off smooth, other times it doesn't. There is a gap in time between me pressing the gas and the car actually taking off.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 06, 2018
StateGA
Description
Collision detection engages when no one close to front of vehicle at high speed. Our 2018 camry engaged the collision detection at about 65 mph on I-85 in atlanta and about wrecked us. No one was even close to the front the vehicle or stopping or stopped and it locked the brakes up solid for like 5-10 seconds. The vehicles behind us almost rear ended us from it engaging without warning. It scared the living piss out my wife and I. We wont even drive it on the interstate any more or closely follow someone. The vehicle needs fixed before someone gets killed in it. I'm just reporting it now because I been given this website by a lawyer.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJul 01, 2018
StateNC
Description
4-cylinder xse has significant acceleration delay after depressing the pedal; this is especially apparent when accelerating from a rolling stop at approximately 15-25 mph. Occasionally, the gear will also shift abruptly when accelerating from 15-25 mph, causing the car to lurch forward suddenly. This is dangerous; if there is a car in front of you, there is a high chance of causing a rear end accident.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJun 30, 2018
StateCA
Description
The car has acceleration/speed problems. It takes too long to accelerate when changing lanes, passing other vehicle, or entering freeway. This issue is going on all and every time I drive it. I purchased the car one month ago. This is my 5th camry and I never had this problem. Car is unsafe and im scared to drive. Toyota, do something before someone dies!!!!!!!!!!. I almost got rear-ended couple of times
CategoryTires, Wheels
DateJun 17, 2018
StateFL
Description
My driver rear tire started wobbling and I had a complete blow out within 3 seconds. I was driving at 65 mph on the highway. My car has approximately 7500 miles. The veered left and had to redirect it right to get off freeway.
CategoryPower Train
DateJun 15, 2018
StateNC
Description
2018 camry 8 speed automatic transmission has downshifting problems. This involves a delay in downshifting that I have found on 3 occasions could have been dangerous. Upon completing a turn and reapplying gas pedal the car appeared to be in neutral or stuck between gears. I had a dead gas pedal for 3 or 4 seconds. On 1 occasion I could have been involved in a rear end collision if the other driver hadn't realized something was wrong and swerved to avoid my car. I currently have lemon law complaint filed with the state attorney generals office involving this car and it's transmission.
CategoryFuel System, Other:storage:tank Assembly
DateJun 14, 2018
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. While driving 70 mph, an abnormal thumping noise was heard from underneath the vehicle. Another motorist alerted the contact that the vehicle was leaking fuel. The contact was able to coast onto the shoulder and had the vehicle towed to central toyota (11020 south orange blossom trail, orlando, fl 32837). The dealer diagnosed that the fuel tank plastic shield and the plastic fuel tank fractured, which caused the fuel to leak. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 10,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJun 14, 2018
StateTX
Description
I overall love my new camry xse except for two things: 1-the feedback on the hands free phone is so bad no one will talk to me hands free except my family. There is a horrible echo that makes it extremely difficult for the person calling me to hear me. They state all they can hear primarily is the echo of their own voice. When an issue is so bad that the hands free system-which is meant to improve safety while driving-that you never use it, it seems like a safety issue to me. I see multiple complaints from almost everyone regarding this same issue. 2-about 1 out of 20 times I get a call, it comes through with a very strange ringing sound that will not stop until I stop the car & turn it off then on again. I have video of this happening (I don't believe I can attach a video here but I do have it) and I also cannot answer the call at all-it will ring nonstop for over 30 minutes if I don't pull over and stop/restart my car. Both of these issues are extremely annoying considering the money I paid for the car, I didn't except these types of issues.
CategoryPower Train
DateJun 13, 2018
StateWA
Description
Toyota camry xle v6 has transmission issues. First 5000 mi service has already been completed. Car currently has ~8k miles and has not improved. (1) first gear does not shift smoothly to second. Car jolts during this shift. Issue is worse when the car is cold, but can be reproduced even when it is warmed up. (2) transmission takes a long time to downshift after accelerator is pressed. Seems to be very confused in picking the right gear. (3) transmission is too eager to downshift when accelerator is not pressed and car is slowing down. This results in rough jolts as the car is slowing down or braking.
CategoryPower Train
DateJun 11, 2018
StateSC
Description
I parked my camry and let my wife out of the car. I had left the shift lever in drive and turned off the car. Although the dash warning said for me to shift into park I did not do it that instance. I took my foot off the brake and the vehicle started moving with the engine off. There was no incline or hill. I tried this several times, and even with the vehicle in reverse, engine off, foot off the brake, the vehcile started moving in reverse, even starting to gain speed. My wife has my old 2015 camry hybrid and tried this experiment. That toyota did not do what the 2018 did.
CategoryPower Train, Service Brakes
DateJun 07, 2018
StateVA
Description
New 2018 camry se with 458 miles, 4 cylinder/8 speed automatic transmission. Car hesitates when accelerating and cannot seem to find the correct gear. Most noticeable between 1st and 3rd gears. Also, dynamic braking support put me in a dead stop as I was trying to depart the lane to avoid a front and rear end collision. I had already applied enough manual brake but wanted to quickly accelerate out of the lane to create space. This automatic dead stop due to the dynamic braking system was a scary surprise that nearly caused a pile up. Toyota needs to recognize these issues.
CategoryEngine And Engine Cooling
DateJun 04, 2018
StateNY
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 18v200000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time as the recall notice was received over two weeks ago. The dealer (bay ridge toyota, 6401 6th ave, brooklyn, ny 11220) was contacted and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.
CategoryPower Train
DateMay 31, 2018
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. While driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle started to shift gears very roughly and then came to a complete stop. The accelerator pedal was depressed, but the vehicle failed to accelerate. The contact stated that the failure occurred everyday since the vehicle was purchased three months ago. The vehicle was taken to daytona toyota (451 n nova road ,daytona beach, florida 32114) twice, but the failure was unable to be duplicated. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 2,000.
CategoryPower Train
DateMay 31, 2018
StateCA
Description
This car only has 120 miles on it, but the problem has been present since I took delivery. Upon initial acceleration from a dead stop, there is a long dead zone in the accelerator leading to poor throttle response. It's hard to tell when the vehicle is going to begin moving. Once moving, the transmission jumps in and out of various gears, and the car can't decide which gear to use. It also slams in and out of some gears with no consistency. It seems like a program issue, but it needs to be handled very soon or this transmission may not last 10-20k miles.
CategoryService Brakes
DateMay 30, 2018
StateSC
Description
Vehicle was traveling in traffic on I-526 in charleston county, sc. The truck in front of me put on breaks due to a truck merging in front of his vehicle. The braking system in my car, braked, then the car lunged forward as brakes were applied. In addition a very loud noise occurred inside the vehicle which was very startling. My vehicle ended up under the truck in front of me. The fact that the vehicle lunged forward after the automatic braking system came on and the loud alarm in the interior was not what had happened with the system before. One time before the braking system applied itself and the dashboard light came on and I seem to recall there was a beep or some sound that was very brief.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance
DateMay 29, 2018
StateOH
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. While driving 60 mph, the cruise control was unable to be engaged due to the pre-collision system. While engaging the cruise control, the pre-collision indicators would illuminate. The vehicle was taken to sunnyside toyota (27000 lorain rd, north olmsted, oh 44070) where the failure was unable to be duplicated on a test drive; however, the pre-collison system was reset. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 1,000. *tt *tr braking assist,anti braking, engine, electonic warning system and more. Updated 9/21/18*jb
CategoryPower Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMay 26, 2018
StateMA
Description
Transmission is feeling very jerky after 5000 miles. Holding on to low gears way too long. I'm doing 40 mph and the rpm is over 3500. The transmission seems to keep missing gears. Constantly downshifting. Mileage has surprisingly gone down. Even on the highway when im doing 65+ its struggling to find gears and keeps downshifting.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMay 25, 2018
StateMI
Description
When the car in the low speed around 20 miles/hour and the engine around 2000rpm, the transmission is wired trying to find specified gear, make the car speed increased and decreased, it like jerk the car. Another problem is when you trying to speed up catch up cars speed from lower speed on highway, press the gas pedal, the car just like thinking the life philosophy the rpm reach 4000 the car suddenly speed up.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateMay 22, 2018
StateME
Description
The car keeps jumping forward, it can't decide when it wants to shift up. When starting from a stop, or driving and trying to accelerate, the car takes over 5 seconds to really 'take' and realize you are pushing on the gas. All it does is rev, a lot.
CategoryPower Train
DateMay 18, 2018
StateCA
Description
2018 toyota camry has bad transmission since the 1 st week of having this car it has been giving me problems it slams into gear sometimes, it hesitates when stepping on the gas like it doesn't know weather to go or not it jerks like it cant find which gear to go into the car is really bad and I cant seem to get any help from toyota they told me to keep driving maybe the car needs to get use to my driving. They told me its a 4 cylinder that's how they drive. They told me I should drive it manual mode. Im just fed up .
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMay 16, 2018
StateNC
Description
Excessive wind noise in drivers side door window. I've only had the car for a month. [xxx] is known for this and didn't expect toyota had the same issue. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). *tr
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMay 16, 2018
StateMD
Description
While driving my 2018 toyota camry on may 15, 2018, my dash displayed a message of "pre-collision system malfunction" as well as a warning light, a light depicting two vehicles colliding and the message "visit your dealer". I understand toyota had a recall on 2015 model toyotas for this exact issue however, has anyone else experienced this with their 2018 toyotas or has a recall been released for this issue? This vehicle is 6 months old, purchasing it in october last year, and I have already had one recall for the fuel delivery system and now the pre-collision system has apparently malfunctioned. My toyota dealer refuses to issue me a loaner vehicle so I do not have to continuously take off of work to bring the vehicle into have it diagnosed, which they have requested I allow an hour and a half to conduct. I purchased a new vehicle under warranty so I would not have the problems a used car could create however I am currently regretting the decision of purchasing a toyota as it will now have been in the shop twice for issues beyond my doing or control but continues to create an inconvenience to me financially as it requires me to take time off work for diagnostics and repairs.
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateMay 15, 2018
StateTN
Description
I was driving my car on a secondary road and warning lights started going off at the same time(abs,precollision warning, engine light,etc.) my husband drove it to the local toyota dealership. The toyota service rep advises me that the engine wires have been chewed by rodents. He also advises me that this is not a toyota problem so my bumper to bumper warranty would not cover it. He advised my auto insurance would have to pay for it. The problem is a toyota problem. They have started using plant-based material to cover the wiring which attracts rodents. There is a class action lawsuit, but not for my model of car. Also, this is going to get someone killed, because you can't hardly keep the car on the road after it happens. I don't have any paperwork yet, because my car is still at the dealership.
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMay 15, 2018
StateVA
Description
The 2018 toyota camry is having a problem shifting and allowing the car to increase speed. The car constantly jerks when you try to move and sometimes when you're sitting it still jerks. It's like the transmission is missing a shift or something.
CategoryWheels
DateMay 11, 2018
StateFL
Description
Hankook tire sidewall split while driving - 30 mph, causing flat tire. Only 1836 miles. Hankook model 235/45r18 94v, dot 5mn9 1bh 5117. Unsafe and unreliable
CategoryElectrical System, Service Brakes
DateMay 08, 2018
StateMO
Description
While braking at very low speeds, the brakes on the car 'lock up' at the slightest application of pressure on the brake pedal. This makes it impossible to maneuver in tight spaces (like garage or parking space) without neck-jerking sudden stop and go driving. The problem occurs intermittently, and most often after car has been parked for several hours. The problem has occurred in warm, humid florida, cold, wintry missouri, and on virtually every type of road surface and every type of weather.
CategoryElectrical System
DateMay 08, 2018
StateMO
Description
While driving on roads/highways, at any speed, the driver's side (l) blind spot monitor intermittently fails to function properly, often falsely indicating other vehicles in the blind spot, while in reality, no other vehicles are present, or by not signaling while other vehicles are present. Recently, while driving on an interstate highway, the monitor illuminated (signaling a vehicle in the blind spot) and stayed lit for over 20 miles before going out. The problem occurs randomly, regardless of weather, time of day, speed, and presence or absence of metallic objects around my vehicle.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateMay 08, 2018
StateCA
Description
Car is hesitating/sluggish when accelerating from a stop/rolling stop. Takes forever to get to highway speeds, which is extremely dangerous. When there is traffic on a highway, changing lanes into a lane in which traffic is going faster is extremely hard due to fear being rear-ended. Car struggles to get from 0-45 and will only do so when the accelerator is stepped down all the way. Transmission shifts are very jerky. Seems like the transmission doesn't know what gear to be in 90% of the time. All these symptoms appear to be in only the 4 cylinder model of the 2018 camrys.
CategoryService Brakes
DateMay 08, 2018
StateCA
Description
Brakes on toyota camry hybrid 2018 models grab abruptly when gentle pressure is applied on brake pedal. The brakes cannot be smoothly controlled like on non-hybrid models of the same year.
CategoryEngine
DateMay 07, 2018
StateTX
Description
Water going to engine bay when driving in raining weather.
CategoryEngine, Service Brakes
DateMay 03, 2018
StateNJ
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry hybrid. While driving at lower speeds in both drive and reverse, the vehicle would hesitate and jerk. The contact indicated that the failure was more severe while driving in very cold weather temperatures and when the engine was not warmed up. In addition, the braking distance was extended when the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer (crestmont toyota, 730 nj-23, pompton plains, new jersey) where the failure was able to be duplicated, but indicated that the vehicle was operating as designed. The manufacturer was also notified and the contact was referred back to the dealer. The failure mileage was 1,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateApr 23, 2018
StateTX
Description
Water and dirt leaking into engine cabin!
CategoryStructure:body
DateApr 18, 2018
StateTX
Description
After days hard rain last week on the road evidence water and dirt marks came from passenger side fender to engine bay. Toyota must fix this problem soon as possible before corrosion and engine electrical short ! There are posts from other toyota forum: (http://www. Toyotanation. Com/forum/802-camry-8th-generation-2018/1597922-water-dirt-leaking-into-engine-cabin-front-wheels. Html) https://www. Autohome. Com. Cn/user/201804/915221. Html#pvareaid=101356
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateApr 18, 2018
StatePA
Description
The fender in the engine bay is not completely sealed. Water is welling from the front wheels into the engine bay through the opening of the fender. The top cover of front shock absorbers in the engine bay is not sealed either. Evident water is welling through there, too. I'm not driving on any dirty road. Just really common highway to and back from work, 20 minutes' drive. Yes it rains, but never cause any problem on the road. It's making the engine bay dirty. Also, it could damage the engine, or shortcut any wire. It could be normal to get dirty, but this poor design is no good. The fender should be sealed to resist water. That's why it's called fender. We have a post on toyota nation forum. It seems that it's a common problem to all 8th generation camry. Anyone, please take a look. It has very detailed description about what's happening. I've visited the service center. They just said 'it's normal to get water in from the bottom'. Apparently the problem is not the bottom. We got news, that in china, toyota has already offered a free patchwork to all 8th generation camry, to seal the openings. The 2018 camry model is universal the same, same design, same problem. I hope we could get the same patchwork. They have to fix their poor design.
CategoryUnknown Or Other, Vehicle Speed Control
DateApr 14, 2018
StateFL
Description
Dynamic radar cruise control & pre-collision system failure during rain. On april 7th, 2018 while driving in light rain on i95-s in south carolina @ 65-70mph my cruise control and pre-collision systems stopped working, 2 lights came on on the left side driving console and an error message reading "clean sensor" dynamic cruise failure. I pulled into the next rest area and turned off car, "googled" where the sensor is, behind the toyota emblem on from of car. Inspected it, it was clean on the outside other than being wet from rain. I "popped" the hood, I could not see any dirtiness either. I then started driving again and as soon as I was up to highway speed and it was still lightly raining the same thing happened. I had to drive over 250 miles with no cruise control nor pre-collision system. When it stopped raining several hours later and the next day there was no rain as well in hilton head island, sc the problem never reoccurred.
CategoryPower Train
DateApr 04, 2018
StateWA
Description
The transmission in the 2018 xse v6 is junk. It is jerky on acceleration (like driving a manual transmission) and when shifting from 1st to 2nd the shifts are hard, and clunky. Even worse when cold. When coming to a stop, the shift from 2nd to 1st happens with a huge thud. Had dealer take a look and they told me nothing was wrong after hooking it up to their computers. Pretty disappointed in the way this brand new car drives. Major hesitations when accelerating. Causes entire car to jerk until the motor smooths out. This loyal toyota owner for over 30 years is strongly thinking about switching brands. 5k miles on car.
CategoryPower Train
DateMar 30, 2018
StateIL
Description
The powertrain is very rough at low speed. When pedal is pumped slowly the gear changes with a thud and jerking. This feels worse than a manual gear car. The car drove around 7500miles. Complaint the dealership and they notified it may be due to car computer issue.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMar 20, 2018
StateAZ
Description
I leased a low end camry 6 months ago. Since then I have experienced the following problem about 20 times. When slowing to a stop usually on a slight upgrade the engine rpms increase from the 600 value at idle to about 2200. This occurs in a speed range of 0 to 5 mph. Fortunately I have my foot on the brake when it has happened and generally am not close to the car in front of me so I am able to hold the car with the foot brake but generally need to shut down the engine to eliminate the high rpm and when restarting all is back to normal. I have had the car at the dealers 3 times and all is "well" based on the computer diagnostics. I suspect a software problem in the computer but that falls on deaf ears.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Dynamic Brake Support/brake Assist, Seat Belts
DateMar 13, 2018
StateKY
Description
Tl* the contact owned a 2018 toyota camry. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle was involved in a crash. The air bags did not deploy. The contact stated that the seat belts failed to retract and the pre-collision detection system failed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to an impound lot. A police report was filed. There were no injuries. The dealer was not notified. The manufacturer was notified and provided case number: au0000000358273. The failure mileage was 3,600.
CategoryPower Train
DateMar 13, 2018
StateIA
Description
2018 camry xse v6 - if the car is not fully warmed up and you accelerate from a stop, the shift from 1st to 2nd gear is very rough. It is more pronounced if you are accelerating up a hill. The only way to get rid of the rough 1st to 2nd gear shift before the car is fully warmed up is to apply excessive throttle.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMar 13, 2018
StateNY
Description
I was following the car's built-in navigation system and as I got within about a mile of the destination address, it abruptly stopped working. The display disappeared. I used my smart phone map to get to my destination. Although I was not distracted, I believe this could have been a hazard if I had been in an unfamiliar area having my navigation instructions and map suddenly disappear
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMar 09, 2018
StateFL
Description
Wind noise from the side windows when driving
CategorySteering
DateMar 07, 2018
StateMA
Description
Car swerving out of control: I was driving east on the mass turnpike on a somewhat wet evening, 2/25/18, through mist, when I drove over an area of the highway that had a patched surface. I was gripping the wheel with two hands at 4 o'clock and 8 o'clock. My hands, including my thumbs, were wrapped around the wheel. As the car drove over the slightly uneven surface, it began to swerve, going a bit out of my lane. It swerved 3 times before I was able to regain control. Other cars avoided me, preventing an accident. I am an experienced driver and found this event to be quite unusual. I called my husband right away to express alarm.
CategoryWheels
DateFeb 28, 2018
StatePA
Description
My car rear driver side tire got flat and passenger side tire has bubble. My car has only 2500miles on it.
CategoryPower Train
DateFeb 26, 2018
StateCA
Description
I purchased brand new 2018 camry se november 2017 about a week after purchase I noticed the car shifts into gear roughly and jerks a lot when driving similar to driving a manual transmission car so I attempted to contact the salesman who sold me the car only to get the runaround about who to talk to finally when I took my car in they checked all 20 something computers on the car and said they saw no errors being reported went for a test drive nothing so they sent me on my way car was still doing the same thing so I tried a different toyota dealer left the car all day they checked systems said it was updated and that I probably need to drive the car more so it can get acclimated with my driving so I had this car for 3 months and it still does the same thing hesitation when stepping on the gas, revs up pretty high before switching gears, hard shifts into gears, and jerking excessively this car so far has been a nightmare im very unsatisfied with my new car purchase
CategoryPower Train, Unknown Or Other, Vehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 22, 2018
StateNY
Description
The car has acceleration/speed problems. The car has only 200 miles, took it in te highway and takes too long to reach highway speed. It rarely reaches and stays at lower speed. Like others it seems this camry will have a lot rear-end accidents due to the lack of speed performance. I feel scare to drive this car, too difficult to change lanes, too difficult to keep up with traffic. If cars are approaching at highway speed and you are changing lines you more than likely will end up rear- end. It took me two and a half hours to complete a 1 hour trip due to lack of speed, car not responding and fear of getting rear-end by other cars who were hurning because car wouldn't speed up. Car is too unsafe. I don't know what happened to toyota. Worst car ever.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 22, 2018
StateCA
Description
I've had this vehicle for about 4 months now. The first month I noticed there is something wrong with the way this new vehicle accelerates. When stopped and starting movement again the vehicle suddenly jerks and does not speed up right away. The jerking part is my main safety concern. I have previously owned other toyota models and no other model has done this. I'm afraid someone will rear end my due to the sudden jerking and then delayed response of the vehicle to accelerate. It is especially distressing at intersection lights, off ramps, and stop signs. Anywhere required to stop or slow movement and then need to accelerate even at a moderate pace. Something just is not right.
CategoryService Brakes, Structure:body
DateFeb 06, 2018
StateNY
Description
Vehicle had an unintentional braking incident related to the factory safety systems which caused property damage. Of concern is that according to the manufacturer who read the edr, there was no recorded event therefore they are denying that an unintentional braking event occurred. I was not present at the dealership when they downloaded the data however they left a thumb drive in the car which allegedly contains the data they pulled from the car. When the event occurred, the car was on the track of an automatic car wash being pushed along by rollers under the wheels while in neutral. The speed was likely 2-3 mph. When the front of the vehicle went under a curtain of swaying cloth strips, alarms went off in the vehicle, large illuminated letters that said brake appeared in the instrument display, it braked by itself causing it to come off of the track rollers and the conveyer pulled the vehicle behind into the rear of my vehicle causing damage to both vehicles. The owners manual lists automatic car wash as a situation when the system may activate (along with passing other vehicles, going under highway signs and about 20 other common everyday situations where one would be unable to deactivate the systems prior to the situation). The owners manual does not tell you to disable the system when in an automatic car wash. Toyota denies any liability due to the edr not recording the event although they identified that it would and should have if it occurred. There clearly is a problem with the edr recording properly if it is not recording what it is supposed to. The data on the thumb drive is available upon request. The dealer identified when the claim was filed that toyota has a unit dedicated specifically to unintentional braking, same as they do for the unintentional acceleration problems their vehicles experienced so clearly they are aware of potential problems. *tr
CategoryPower Train
DateJan 31, 2018
StateTX
Description
The transmission clunks when the lower forward transmission gear engages when accelerating on to the highway. This transmission defect can also be described as a thud that gives the driver the impression the camry transmission will fail should the driver continue to apply pressure on the accelerator pedal.
CategoryUnknown Or Other, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJan 19, 2018
StateWA
Description
Hesitation/lagging issues at both high and low speeds- hesitates both while driving and while taking off from a stopped position - shifts are horrible the car jerks a lot- in cruise control going 70-75 mph jerks hard, with no cars in front of it. Acceleration is horrible so much so, that we almost get rear ended when trying to merge with traffic. This started a week after I purchased this in july- jan 13 we were almost in an accident to car not accelerating and jerking
CategorySteering, Unknown Or Other
DateJan 04, 2018
StateFL
Description
Lane sensors not working. These sensors are supposed to keep you in your lane for safety. I didn't realize I was going over center line because sensor not working. Not having sensors that work could cause a major accident.
CategoryStructure:body, Suspension
DateDec 30, 2017
StateGA
Description
Takata recall the front axle breaks when driving on a city street (not turning but the steering wheel is slightly right) with a speed of about 25-30 mph and the right front tire went off the vehicle with both right front and right rear tires burst. Not sure if the car hits the curb first or the axle or flat tire happened first.
CategoryElectrical System:wiring, Engine
DateDec 26, 2017
StateDC
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. Upon starting the vehicle, the traction and check engine warning indicators illuminated. Also, when the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle started shaking. The vehicle was taken to darcars 355 toyota rockville (15625 frederick rd, rockville, md 20855 (301) 340-0900) where it was diagnosed that rodents chewed through the insulation and wiring, which needed replacement. The vehicle was repaired. The contact researched the failure online and found that a soy-based product was used in making the insulation and wiring, which could attract rodents. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and did not assist. The failure mileage was 700.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Power Train
DateDec 13, 2017
StateNY
Description
I purchased my vehicle about I month a go the problem is when I slow down to around 5 mph and then hit the gas to go again the car picks up speed super slowly and it I hit the accelerator hard the transmission jerks really hard almost like someone is hitting me from the back , I took it to toyota they keep saying the car is just fine . Worst choice ever iam never buying toyota again I drove a 2015 camry much better then the [xxx] 2018 camry they said it's better but I say it's cheaper and probably won't be as reliable as it's older version.. It suck to drive in the city , also the engine is super loud . Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). *tr
CategoryExterior Lighting:tail Lights
DateNov 09, 2017
StateMA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 toyota camry. The contact stated that there was moisture at the top part of the tail light. The vehicle was taken to the dealer (boch toyota in norwood, ma, 781-769-8100) where the technician stated that the failure was unusual and the light needed to be repaired. The technician called the contact back later and stated that nothing could be done. The contact also stated that the trimming around the dashboard reflected onto the driver and front passenger side mirrors, causing a distraction for the driver. The technician stated that the failure was a design issue and did not provide any assistance. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 4. *tt updated 8/9/18*jb
CategoryService Brakes, Steering, Vehicle Speed Control
DateOct 29, 2017
StateCA
Description
Vehicle gas throttle response would hesitate would be a lag of few seconds for vehicle to pick up speed slow throttle response, also I totaled my vehicle due brakes malfunction also vehicle brake assyst did not assyst me in any way or prevented me from accident I was travling 35 to 55mph in traffic stop and go slow lane
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 16, 2017
StateCA
Description
I can find my trim car , and type body my car
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateAug 04, 2017
StateCA
Description
When I'm taking off it takes a fews seconds before it catches speed. Even if I'm pushing down pretty much on the way down on the gas pedal it takes a while before it catches speed. Cars behind me start passing me. Also, my biggest concern is when I'm merging into the freeway and I'm trying to catch speed it wont speed up until a few seconds so I get never that I'm too far in and a car behind me might hit me because it doesn't catch speed right away and once it catches speed it goes extremely fast because I'm pushing so far down on the pedal because it doesn't catch it right away. I've gotten scared of few times. I really think something defected with this car. As much as I love the body of the car, the speed control is a real problem. I really hope someone looks into this. It's when I'm stopped and on the freeway.

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45 COMMENTS
  • Karla K

    ***Please read***– I have a 2018 Camry SE I purchased brand new in July 2018. On October 7, 2021, I had three malfunctions that appeared on my dash: Pre-Collision System Malfunction, LDA Malfunction and Headlamp Malfunction. I took my car to the dealer and they couldn’t tell me what was wrong with my car. They did tell me it might be the camera on the windshield, but wanted hundreds of dollars more to look into this further. About 3 days later these other malfunction notifications begin to appear on my dash in addition to the other malfunctions: Secondary Collision System Brake System Malfunction, Low Braking Power, SRS Malfunction, Antilock Brake System Malfunction, Power Steering Malfunction. Now my car has very stiff steering and the speedometer goes to 0 and I have no blinkers. This car is a ticking time bomb. I called Toyota corporate twice and they don’t seem concerned at all. I also filed a complaint with the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration today to make sure someone is aware what is happening with the 2018 Camry. My car has never been in an accident and I am the original owner and the car has approximately 70,000 miles. I’m so disappointed in this Camry that I will never own another Toyota. I also feel it has delayed acceleration, which I’ve seen others concerned about this as well. There is also a loud “clunk” noise when I put the car in reverse for the first time each morning.

  • Stephanie

    I swear by Toyota, but I tell everyone, I swear my car was built on a drunken Friday, a hungover Monday, or an I don’t give a *** Wed. I was hit by someone 2 weeks before Christmas in a big truck trying to get a Christmas, covid payday and when the mechanic talked to me about my car he said he list of codes was pages and pages AND PAGES LONG! I SWEAR THIS CAR HAS HAD PROBLEMS WITH EVERYTHING! In the 4 years I’ve had it I’ve not been able to get the software to complete its update. I’ve not been able to use the navigation AT ALL! EVEN THE TURN SIGNAL MALFUNCTIONED TRYING TO MAKE A LEFT TURN IT BLINKED ON THE RIGHT SIDE. IT’S NOISY AS CAN BE. A lot of times I can’t get the fuel door to open and now the truck is starting to refuse to open. The seat belts in the back seat will alert saying someone is in the back seat when NOBODY IS THERE. I told the dealership the seats were going off like that. The dealership said that can’t be there aren’t any sensors in the back seat. SO PISSED I KNOW BETTER, BUT I COULDN’T DO ANYTHING OTHER THAN STOMP MY FEET. THEY DIDN’T CARE. Now I’m getting problems with the rear collision system being unavailable and I got a message that said warning brake control module malfunction. The seals in the sunroof are peeling and you know what that means! It already has a mildewy smell. The cabin is SO NOISY! OOOOO AND MY HEATED SEATS HAVE NEVER FELT WARM, BUT THE DEALERSHIP SAYS THEY ARE WORKING AS EXPECTED. I USE MY HEATED SEATS FOR MY BACK YEAR ROUND!!!! I also had a crease in my driver’s seat that turned into a rip 2 WEEKS after it went out of warranty. All of these problems except the brake module started prior to the accident. OOOO THERE’S SO MUCH MORE, BUT I HAVE TO GO BACK TO WORK

  • Rodney

    2018 Camry LE. A/C stopped working. It has 50,000 miles. The dealership where I purchased it new, said it will cost $1800!!!! It’s 4 freaking years old!!! It’s a Toyota!!! I’ve had many cars in my lifetime and NEVER had a problem near what this will cost! Your crazy if you buy a Toyota!

  • Jacobi C

    I bought my 2018 Camry brand new in October 2017. 1month later I took it back because of the transmission jerking. Toyota of Lewisville in Texas told me,” that’s just how it is”, was some Bull-Sh#t! Seeing all these complaints, I was right. Now in March 2022 my 2018 Camry is getting bad gas mileage, it’s probably because of the fuel pump that they swapped out because of the recall. I will never buy a Toyota again! I was told Toyota make great vehicles but not my 2018 Camry.

  • Florence B

    I too, agree with the jerky motion on my 2018 Camry LE. I purchased it about 5 and a half months ago. I’ve noticed this horrible motion every time I’m at a traffic light and prepare to accelerate. Few days ago I blew my driver front tire because I became frustrated and accelerated hard on the pedal. I almost lost control and slid into the curb. (live in a snowy climate). The tire was shredded. The cabin is also very noisy, while on the freeway, I can hear the traffic and it sounds as though the vehicle behind me is about to climb on me. I then have to turn the radio way up to camouflage the noise. A very frustrated 2018 Toyota Camry LE owner…

  • Deborah S

    2018 Camry XLE purchased new. Immediately noticed transmission issues, i.e. hesitation and jerking just as other commentors. I too was told the car needed to get used to my driving habits. That’s such BS! I really hate when it jerks after accelerating from a rolling stop at stop lights. I’ve just learned to live with it.
    On another note…just as someone else commented…my car also has aweful chemical smell from the AC if I have fresh air on vs recirculating air. It makes me nauseous so again I’ve also learned to live with that by always having recirculate button pressed. Lastly, the OEM Bridgestone tires are aweful…24,000 mi on them and need new tires even with checking tire pressure regularly and rotation as per requirments.

  • Kate K

    2019 CAMRY SE, small 2.5 L four cylinder engine. This car is S-L-O-W. Why ? My 2010 Camry had a small 2.5 L four cylinder engine also. Very peppy. I gave it to my twin daughters, but I would like it returned since my 2019 model SE is not “peppy” at all.
    It feels like perhaps a much smaller engine and accelerates slowly. Unsat !!

  • jack j

    4 cyl exl…….best car ever. its my 113the car give owned. 8 speed trans makes this car

  • DK V

    I have a 2018 Camry SE and it’s great. I don’t have any of these bizarre issues I’m seeing here. Guess I must be lucky.

  • Jamie S

    My 2018 Carmy had a recall for the fuel pump. Shortly after the work was done. My car had problems starting. The dealership said the battery had a dead cell. I bought my car brand new off the lot July,2018. I don’t understand why the battery didn’t last over 3 years or why Toyota made me pay over $200 for a new one. I have approximately 41000 miles. This is ridiculous Toyota selling crap cars.

  • Jason

    My 4 cylinder camery xse has had everything listed as recall and happenned immediately after purchasing the car. The stereo also stoped working two days after purchasing. They lied about everything when we got the car and tried to remedy this nicely with thurston Toyota located in ukiah ca. They admitted to letting the sales person go who sold us the car for do similar things to lots of people but were unwilling to come get the car to take a look and fix it. It was still under warranty and we only drove the car for a little over a month it’s been sitting scene and have tried multiple times but they won’t help us. It has to many problems to drive back because the distance and condition of the car. It has the staling problem the sticky transmission and all others including a faulty radio. Please help us if you can thanks and hope to hear from you

  • Jefferson P

    I bought my 2018 Camry LE with the 2.5 liter four cylinder engine and 8 speed transmission this past January. It had been a sales manager lease car, and I got it with 24,000 miles in basically new condition. I bought the car primarily for Uber and Lyft work, but also for personal commuting. I’m sorry to have to be that jerk who has a different opinion, but I have learned to absolutely love this car so far. I’ve put about 11,000 miles on it since buying it, (Uber and Lyft obviously stopped in March,) and I’ve learned to drive this transmission so that I’m happy with it most of the time. Now, having said that, I will say that it jerks quite badly in the “almost stop and then go” driving scenario. So, if I try to do a rolling stop at an intersection, get down to maybe two or three mph and then go again, I have to ease down on the gas very gently or it will just about give my passengers whiplash. Also, around town the transmission shifts at annoyingly low rpms, and because my Camry is an LE, there is no “sport” mode to put it in that would let it rev a little more in normal driving. The gas mileage is fantastic, but obviously I’m getting that at least partially because of a transmission that shifts too soon, at least around town. Out on the open road, though, I adore everything about this car and this transmission. At highway speeds, in the mountains near where I live, the car is a blast to drive. As a matter of fact, the harder and faster I drive it, the better the transmission seems to get. Almost like the car was designed primarily to be a sports sedan and grand touring car, and around town driving was an afterthought for the design team. I would love to have a “sport” versus “eco” button, but I bought the LE because this was going to be a rideshare car. Anyway, I love almost everything about this car, but even I can see that the 8 speed automatic wasn’t quite ready for prime time when this car was introduced. Hopefully I won’t experience any of the other problems mentioned here, and if I do, hopefully my 5 year, 60,000 mile powertrain warranty will cover the problem. Hope springs eternal.

  • Renee

    I was wonder why my 2018 Toy. Camry hestitate acceleration when I get over 60-70 mph,Now I know it’s a issue. I have a leased and now I know I don’t want to buy 2018.

  • Charles

    Noticed that when I go down a hill; with my foot off the gas and brake, the transmission revs up like the transmission dropped into first gear. The RPM gauge shows a remarkable rise in RPMs. Is this normal for a 2018 Toyota Camry?
    Doesn’t this rise in RPM relate to loss in gas mileage?

  • Amy W

    Bought a 2018 Toyota Camry SE in April of 2018. BAD serious issues. My car was manufactured in the time frame that the bad pistons were installed. But my local dealer swears that it’s not one of them. Did not start having issues until around 16k miles. So lemon law is not an option. Hesitant to accelerate, and when it finally does it takes off like a jet. I almost rear ended a truck on the way home from work one day because of it. Transmission slips when going up al hill. Acts like it wants to cut out. Rough start shaking car. Took to local Toyota dealer and because it pulls no codes, they did an update of the computer. I asked the question how am I supposed to know when car needs update? Answer.. you will not know. So I guess once I get hit because car will not accelerate in an intersection, then we will know it needs another update! BS!! Toyota needs to recall these cars!!! Or expect a huge law suit.

  • eliyta

    I bought Toyota camry on Dec 1
    2017 . I hate it jerking all the times .too many problems . Garbage for Brand New Car !!!!

  • ChrisT

    Having transmission jerky problems on my 2018 TOYOTA Camry.. as well as other warning symbols. I have several repair orders open with TOYOTA and TOYOTA Corp. They insist they could not duplicate the problem.

  • Dan M

    OMG WTF this is bad and I am or should now say was close to buying the TRD Camry but alas it comes with the stock 8 speed trans which seems like a real POS after doing research on sites.

  • Whytney

    I thought it was just me, I am having some of the same issues with my transmission slipping, I can be driving and the car just seems as though it’s going to just cut off while driving, that scares me so bad when I have my children in the car and the engine revs up but the car seems to be going no where. I feel so unsafe driving my car

  • Roger G

    I am having the transmission problem with my 2019 Camry LE. The problem with my car is bad. I actually dread driving the car. There is a significant hesitation about 75% of the time on stop/go driving or when I slow down in traffic and then push on the gas pedal to resume my speed. The car lags/hesitates and then jerks. Also it’s loud. The engine revs loudly, especially in the morning when it’s driven for the first time of the day. Sounds like a hot rod at times. I have been to the local Toyota Dealership 3 times and opened a case with Toyota. All I get is, it’s normal for the new transmission. Off the record the people in the service dept have told me they are getting many complaints on this problem. When they fill out the ticket it simply says ‘Normal operation for the car’. They are getting away with a crime. I really am not sure what to do.

  • ROSHAN E

    My Toyota Camry SE 2018 , 2.5L which starting with push button (power button) . When I push the power button to ignite the engine immediately all power off for a few seconds also the backup camera (RCD unavailable) or it is off!. Engine sound is very load compare to same models, years and same versions.

  • Felicia W

    On 8/2/2019 A car hit me at full speed on my drivers side front quarter panel and the drivers door buckled, tire flatten, door and quarter panel pealed back (drivers door had to be forces open by 3 gentleman) so I could be put in the ambulance and the back frame near tire buckled; all on drivers side. I was knocked unconscious. My air bag didn’t deploy! I was driving a 2018 Toyota Camry xle.

  • john m

    I had the plastic piece over the radiator crack 2 months old 2000 miles in almost 50 years of driving I never heard of the shroud cracking when you lean on it to check fluid levels. I hunted down the factory and contacted EVERY high level administration person no one called back but if people leave ENOUGH messages someone will call back. TOYOTA care is terrible I bought a 2008 trailblazer from police auction best vehicle inline 6 rugged but fuel mileage isn’t good but I drive it more than Toyota email me I will give you all the phone numbers make them spend so much time on phone they will understand customer service is important (of note that part must fail so much cause rock auto sells it @ 25% of the price Toyota sells it, I was so persistant Toyota did send me money to reimburse me )

  • Barika

    I purchased my 2019 Toyota Camry XLE , I’ve noticed on two occasions while in cruise control (70 mph) the car accelerated almost running in the back of the vehicle in front of me. Also I get a message stating meter odometer pop up on the dashboard. I took it to the dealer and of course if they can’t verify the issue, there’s no code to repair the problem. What’s frustrating is a problem with the cruise control was reported from a previous owner and the dealer said there’s no issue.

  • Glenn B

    Just drove a 2019 Camry. Transmission searches and down shifts. To many selections for the computer. It is a darn shame. Car shifts constantly. I love Toyotas but this car is an engineering failure.

  • Sanalkumar

    We also had the same problem with the Camry 2018 and 19, but we recognize the problem right after buying it then we took it to the dealer and they tried to convince us that it’s normal and that’s how they designed but we refused to take that as an answer and told them that the car is not safe for us to drive due to the acceleration and speeding problem, we replace the car with 2016 which has way better transmission and acceleration. It’s not brand new but hey it’s safe and fun to drive than the slow sluggish 2018 and 19 Camry, I hope Toyota fix the problem or lose loyal customers.

  • Jackie

    I just purchased a certified preowned 2018 Camry SE, and I sensed something was different/wrong about the way this car drives. I’ve noticed exactly the same issues with the transmission and acceleration. Reading all of these comments/complaints has me very concerned. This was a big purchase for me, and I’m afraid I’m stuck with a lemon.

  • Andre

    I purchased my 2018 Toyota Camry SE back 2017. I drive a lot with my car to work, school ect and all my recommendations/guidelines maintenance were done throw the dealership. on 05/21/2019 I was driving and all of a sudden my car started to rev while I have the car D and my foot off the gas pedal and notice their were warning lights came on informing me to go to the dealership. I informed the service manger and they look into it and the code they received was in the transmission. They did their inspection and still can’t find no issues. Mechanics and service manger concluded that it’s a mechanical failure and need a new transmission which for a new one is $4,597.92 and labor $750

  • Johnny

    I am having the transmission problem with my 2019 Camry LE. The problem with my car is bad. I actually dread driving the car. There is a significant hesitation about 75% of the time on stop/go driving or when I slow down in traffic and then push on the gas pedal to resume my speed. The car lags/hesitates and then jerks. Also it’s loud. The engine revs loudly, especially in the morning when it’s driven for the first time of the day. Sounds like a hot rod at times. I had a 2002 Camry that was nowhere near as loud as this and drove much better. I have been to the local Toyota Dealership 3 times and opened a case with Toyota. All I get is, it’s normal for the new transmission. Off the record the people in the service dept have told me they are getting many complaints on this problem. When they fill out the ticket it simply says ‘Normal operation for the car’. They are getting away with a crime. I really am not sure what to do. Seriously considering trading it in and getting something else (certainly not a Toyota ever again) but I stand to lose money if I do that. The car only has 3500 miles on it. This is not a minor problem and to go to the dealership and have the service manager ride in the car knowing he is aware my complaint is valid and yet tells me that Toyota hasn’t come out with a fix and until they do there is nothing he can do for it and then he writes that’s it’s normal. The case manager at Toyota has been very poor and says that since the service manager at Toyota says it’s ok that’s all they can do – the case will be closed. Shame on you Toyota. I’ve purchased Camry’s since 1993 but never again.

  • Victor M

    I have the same problem with the transmission it lags and then shoots out like a Bat out of hell , it feels very unsafe .I have taken it to the dealer and all they say is that its the 8 speed transmission and thats the way they are made and also there is a coolant smell all the time after I driver it. Not Happy with the car

  • John S

    Yeah we have a 2018 Camry LE 4 Cyl with the 8 speed trans. Definitely not a great transmission but honestly my 2018 Ford F150 with a 10 speed auto is about as bad. Way too many gears for these sort of vehicles. Just to wring out a slightly better MPG result I guess. Not sure anything can really fix what has been poorly designed. We don’t need this many gear changes for a vehicle, 6 speed was plenty. They worked, they were reliable and they provided a great driving experience along with decent MPG’s. Cramming so many gears into a trans is going to be a mess because the computer will eventually find itself in a gear selection confusion. Software updates help, but they are not always effective. Also why are so many Toyota owners having to replace these 8 speed trans when this is just a software issue? I suspect the software TSB just helps mask the problem.

  • KANDEGEDARA M

    I have 2018 Camry L. when I was buying it had 38 miles. now it is being 1 year and complaint to my dealer several times and Also to the Toyota. But they are saying some stupid answers to convince me I am totally disappointed. I don’t like the way they have designed the gas paddle. every single day having uncomfortable drive, lag issue, poor performance, have to give too pressure for the gas paddle. my previous car 2003 Camry performed way better than this model. I was so happy when I was buying this car a year ago, and now I felt why did I buy this and suffer. hope everyone’s issue solved with who has problem with 2018 Camry.

  • fakhan1

    Same problem on my new 2019 Camry XLE 2.5, 200 miles yet.

    When someone needs better MPG, then the person can switch the car into ‘ECO’ mode. Umable to understand ‘Normal’ and ‘Sport’ modes give no better acceleration when you really need it…

    There is no feeling of 2.5L engine when try to accelerate from a Stop. Toyota should understand that it has done terrible mistake in Camry 2018 onward models by playing with excellent transmission found in 2017 and older models. Many customers need powerful acceleration to survive while joining highways. Last week, a Toyota technician told that the car will learn the way you drive after few hundred miles. I don’t think it will ever be aggressive like Camry 2017 and older models.

    TOYOTA, you broke customers trust on CAMRY!

  • Farokh L

    I bought 2018 Camry several months back. I am experiencing same transmission issues as described here. I also have issues with my stereo where the icons disappear from screen when in drive. Other issue as described here is cabin noise and air getting through door jams. I spoke with Toyota dealer I bought the car from, they admitted they have had other folks report the same issues but Toyota has not released any sort of fix for transmission problems. They advised me to check back. I really don’t think honest paying customers should have go through this. Is there a solution????

  • Gary T

    I was parking my 2019 LE in the parking structure at work, when the car suddenly accelerated and struck the cement post. Since I was almost parked, my foot was firmly on the brake. It did not slip and land on the gas pedal. The accident caused considerable damage to the front grill, bumper and fender. If it had not been for the post, the car would have continued forward to crash into the building.

  • Dennis A

    My 2018 LE has similar shifting problems that developed after just a few thousand miles. The frustrating thing is it’s not consistent so demonstrating the problem to a tech is difficult. Shifting up from 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears causes the car to stutter and buck like it can’t decide to make the shift or not. Manually shifting the car eliminates the bucking but the car slides into 3rd gear from 2nd. I was told that there was a software upgrade issued to address this problem, however my car already had the upgrade applied at time of purchase. Fortunately I can solve the problem at the end of the lease by giving the car back to Toyota and moving over to a Kia or Honda. Too bad. The Camry is a nice car to drive. If only Toyota could solve the problem, I would remain a loyal customer.

  • Linda B

    I have to agree with all of you! I regret this purchase every time I drive it. The acceleration is
    terrible, the engine revving up but the car going pretty much no where. Occasionally the RPM’s will go
    up completely on their own but the gas was not applied. I have been looking to move on from this
    frustrating car for the last 8 months ( that’s how long I’ve had it).

  • Rickey J

    Toyota has known about this transmission problem since its introduction. I have a 2018 XLE purchased in November 2017 they have not been able to fix it. Random jerky shifts up and down are most dangerious in normal city driving conditions. Once on a service test drive the tech actually stopped and got out of the vehicle to see if he had been hid from behind. They delaying action and change case manangers on a regular basis.

  • Elisa

    I’ve owned a 2018 Camry LE since last year end of April. Transmission is the number one issue that is bothering me. I’m been to multiple dealers but they all say it’s normal and that hundreds of people call every day asking about this issue. Some of them don’t even know that there’s a recall out for 2018 Camry’s. I don’t like how the car’s ABS makes the most horrible scraping noise once it goes into effect, it feels like you’re dragging the car across pavement, and there’s a terrible rattling noise that is heard and felt throughout the car. I find it weird that in rainy weather the car refuses to operate the Frontal Collision System, saying that the server is unavailable. What kind of sensor needs service to operate? I’m reading NHTSA complaints about how several people have actually gotten into accidents because of this sudden acceleration issue the car has. 2 out of the 3 happened under 2,000 miles, the latter occurred at 5600. I’m approaching 5,000 miles, I dearly hope nothing happens to me. Dealership keeps telling me to wait until Toyota recognizes that it’s a problem, but when will that be? When someone dies?

  • Timothy B

    Just purchased my daughter a new 2019 Camry SE last night and didn’t even make it home before it start a jerking sensation and hesitation when applying the gas pedal from a dead stop. It also has a real problem with the amount of pedal required to make this vehicle move. We took it right back to the dealer and advised the manger it was up to them to correct before I would allow my daughter to drive it.

  • Tamara

    I just purchased a 2019 Camry SE. The car was purchased on 12/23/18. Within two weeks, I was back at the dealership claiming about the jerking of the transmission. The mechanic went for a ride with me on the interstate, just to tell me there’s nothing wrong with the car. Today I got online and googled known problems with new Camry’s. After seeing all the comments, I’ve noticed that they’re all the same complaints that I have with my brand new car. Does anyone know what I should do?

  • Eduardo F

    I have a Toyota camery 2018 and have problems with transmission it’s jerks it does not change gears write and when am at the stop light you feel like somoene hit you from the back every time you take it to dealer they said that the computer does not show anything

  • Jay W

    I have the exact same issues, jerky on acceleration or it seems to be stuck in gear. The LDA randomly comes on for no reason when no other cars are in sight. The window noise is horrible as I also think it’s a crack in the window. Took the car to car wash and while the fan was drying the hood, I thought is was going to come off. Each time I go through the drive car wash there is water I side the doors and all the panels. Even when it rains hards. Radio and Entune is a joke! Side molding on driver’s side has come off. Bought this car in May and cannot wait to get rid of it. Dealership was no help and I’m still waiting after a mth for the moulding. My 2008 Volvo runs circles around this car. WHY WHY DID I BUY THIS CAR!!! If it was for ruining my credit, I would leave the car right in the dealership parking lot in Richardson, TX and HUBER my way a few miles down the freeway and get another Volvo.

  • Ana M

    I’ve been having the same issues with my now 7 months old 2018 Camry LE, transmission doesn’t work quite well…vehicle doesn’t accelerate…I been at Toyota dealer and they said the computer doesn’t show anything….plus the HORRIBLE customer service they have, including the General Manager.
    I DON’T FEEL SAFE DRIVING MY CAR!!

  • Dean E

    2018 Camry Transmission problems : multiple issues
    2) AC odor issues: chemical smell emanating from vents especially when ac is on causing me to have chronic pleurisy

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