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Toyota Camry Engine Problems

2063 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Toyota Camry. 353 of these members (17.1%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 548 engine repairs to Toyota Camrys--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Toyota Camry problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Chart based on 1562 repairs.

Toyota Camry engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 358 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Toyota Camry repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2007 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

158-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

9000 mi   It was for the Hesitation Issue on the I4/5 speed drive by wire. This was done the day I sold it back to the dealership and bought a different Camry. I bought a XLE Camry. It had 6K miles and was the General Manager's Demo. 
2000   Took my Camry in to inspect a "acceleration problem". The dealer stated that the problem was normal since the Camry uses a "drive-by-wire" system and that such a problem will go away once the Camry's DBW system "gets used to the way I drive". 
2480   When coasting and trying to reaccelarate lag in accelaration. Like the first 3 to 5 percent of throttle was nul. Toyota reprogram PCM. Known defect TSB 2650 and TSB EG 056-06. That fix the problem, accelaration is now normal. 
2480   Still the same problem as before: 

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2005 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

157-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

17000 mi   oxygen sensor bad 

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2004 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

210-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

38000 mi US $330 Oxygen Sensor 
41000   Replaced the catalytic converter under warranty. Replaced air flow sensor under warranty. 

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2002 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

192-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

85000 mi   Charcoal canister had failed 
102000 US $400 loose plastic shielding on underside of car 
107500   Exhaust noise coming from front of car. Y pipe was replaced. 

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2002 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

157-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

92000 mi   The computer had a trouble code of P0420 which is the catalytic converter/O2 sensor malfuntion. I am driving my usual 550 miles/week until Dec 20 2007 when I will have time to do something about the problem! 
95000   CEL came on and displayed Code P0420. Replaced both the Oxygen Sensors. Light reset and came on again. Now in hot hot weather (above 55F) it comes on) otherwise remains off. Took out the + battery terminal to reset the CEL and hasn't come on since. 
102000   CEL on with trouble code P0420. Had gone off but started coming ON again on intermittent basis. have decided to replace the Catalytic Converter but NOT DONE yet. Cost is the main issue. Can't decide if I want to fix or sell the car! 
119000 US $84 CEL came on and the dealer ran a diagnostic. They told me that multiple parts in the emission system needed replacement at an estimated cost of $1900 (including parts, labor & tax). CEL wasn't reset. It went off in about 1 mile!!! 

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2001 Toyota Camry 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

68000 mi US $1300 Water pump. flow control. 

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2000 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

136-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

145000 mi US $1000 Leaking oil and water from bottom of vehicle. Replaced oil pump and gasket, water pump and assembly, and worn timing chain. 

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2000 Toyota Camry 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

77000 mi US $430 The car stalled on me twice. We suspect that it's the fuel injection system, but the mechanic hooks it up on the computer, which tells him that the car is fine. Obviously it's not..... 

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