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1999 Toyota Camry repairs by problem area

Engine (43%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 124 repairs.
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1999 Toyota Camry repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (59%)

< $100 (10%)

Chart based on 73 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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1999 Toyota Camry

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Toyota in Mississippi, United States
Jan 2012 - Mar 2015
Jun 2012

239000 mi

US $65
Broken wire, fried compressor. Wire fixed. A/C system compromised. Repair on A/C system held. 
Aug 2012

239500 mi

US $1105
Entire system replaced. Cruise control module replaced. 
Toyota in New Zealand
Jan 2012 - Nov 2014
Sep 2012

161820 mi

$441
Car battery charge was too weak to start the car. Alternator needed full overhaul 
Toyota in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

214000 mi

US $125
Alternator belt 
Toyota in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2012 - May 2012
May 2012

121000 mi

US $275
Recharged A/C, oil change, MA inspection sticker 
Toyota in Kentucky, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

142000 mi
Leaking from rear crank seal and oil pump seal 
Toyota in Kentucky, United States
Jan 2011 - Feb 2011
Feb 2011

124000 mi
Window motor was burned out (for the 4th time) due to the seal in the driver's side door never fitting properly. Window and seal were repaired 4 times before I finally gave up. 
Toyota in California, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
May 2010

191000 mi

US $500
had leaking fr crank seal. replaced that and timing belt tensioners water pump. Then the rear main seal went bad and I have not been able to drive the car since then. no money for repair. will do the job myself in a couple of weeks 
Toyota in Arizona, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2014
Apr 2012

120000 mi

US $150
Top of radiator developed 12 inch crack. Car was overheating. 
May 2012

121000 mi

US $35
Intake tube was cracked and not aligned properly. Replaced tube. Mileage jumped up and power restored. 
Aug 2012

124000 mi

US $20
Egr modulator went bad. Showing code p0401. Replaced part. Issue resolved. 
Dec 2012

126000 mi

US $80
Hard starting and fuel economy dropping. Replaced spark plugs. Unsure if resolved. 
Toyota in Texas, United States
Dec 2011 - Oct 2013
Feb 2013

188700 mi

US $1070
replaced valve cover gaskets, both sides fixed an ABS brake speed sensor problem replaced a front wheel bearing 
Toyota in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2012 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

144000 mi

US $460
Oil leak from valve cover gasket 
Toyota in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2012 - Mar 2014
Oct 2013

193000 mi

US $300
Wore rear brakes 
Jan 2014

199000 mi

US $1200
Transmission failed 
Toyota in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2014 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

154000 mi

US $150
it was a hard winter, and as such, the suspension felt bumpy and wobbly 
Toyota in California, United States
Oct 2012 - Jul 2014
Feb 2013

128300 mi
Replaced alternator 
Mar 2014

134000 mi

US $300
blower resistor needed replacement 
Jul 2014

136000 mi

US $550
starter assembly failed and car would not start. 
Toyota in Illinois, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

151000 mi

US $800
Emission- check engine light. Carbon emission filter near gas tank leaking replaced. 
Toyota in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2012 - Mar 2014
Jun 2013

121000 mi

US $30
Grinding noise was traced to a small abrasive particle pressed into pad. Pad removed, particle pried out, reassembled - problem solved. 
Toyota in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2010
Jul 2008

167000 mi

US $600
Timing belt blew on the highway. Had them replace the water pump while they were at it. 

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1999 Toyota Camry 4-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

Toyota in Victoria, Australia
Mar 2010 - Dec 2011
Apr 2010

83080 mi

A $200
Rear electric passenger window was pulled off mount. Probably caused by glass "sticking" to rubber seal as it doesn't get used very often. Mount/hinge bracket replaced. Consider a normal wear and tear repair of an old vehicle. 
Dec 2010

93000 mi

A $250
Boot release fixed at normal service interval. 
Toyota in Iowa, United States
Jan 2008 - Jun 2014
Jul 2008

120000 mi

US $80
Rear bushing worn out - replaced to reduce interior noise (rattles) and improve ride. 
Sep 2010

146000 mi

US $26
The blower motor resistor failed - so the fan would only run on "HIGH" - replacement of resistor corrected the problem. Resistor appeared to be rusted from AC moisture. 
Feb 2012

166000 mi

US $250
Replaced driver side rear window motor/mechanism - internal parts were broken that made the window loose (it still worked but would move around when open). 
Sep 2012

175000 mi

US $300
Passenger side rear window mechanism failed. Replaced with new part from Toyota. Have replaced both mechanisms for the rear windows in the last year...repair shop said the new part is more robust than the OEM, so it should last. 
May 2013

183000 mi

US $100
TPS bad - shown by error codes, check engine light on. Car not really drivable once the TPS went bad (lurching & bucking). Replaced TPS - issue fixed. 
Toyota in New York, United States
Nov 2008 - Jul 2009
Jul 2009

125000 mi

US $200
Hole in exhaust patched. 

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1999 Toyota Camry 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota in California, United States
Apr 2010 - Sep 2013
Mar 2011

44000 mi

US $350
Leaking power steering pump. Not fixed, watching fluid level. 
Toyota in Maryland, United States
Aug 2010 - Oct 2012
Oct 2010

109700 mi
Check engine light - problem with catalytic converter. 40 bucks to diagnose, chose not to repair at the current time. Update: reset light and it never returned. 
Jan 2012

131000 mi

US $750
Squealing brakes, warped rotors needed machining. 
Toyota in Ohio, United States
Jan 2008 - May 2008
May 2008

92000 mi

US $450
Also, EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) valve replaced. Charcoal canister replaced (including sensor that is built on to new unit) - couldn't determine if it has a leak or a bad sensor, but cannot order sensor separately anyway. 
Toyota in Colorado, United States
Sep 2010 - Apr 2011
Apr 2011

170000 mi

US $1400
There was a noise in the suspension so I had to have it replaced 

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1999 Toyota Camry 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota in Washington, United States
May 2009 - Jul 2014
Jun 2011

159000 mi

US $800
Engine check light came on. Replaced EGR canister. Turn signal would not work. Replaced turn signal combination switch in steering column. 
Nov 2013

194000 mi

US $500
oil leak in valve cover gasket 
Toyota in California, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2014
Sep 2011

124000 mi

US $150
Starter solenoid burnt contacts making starting unreliable. Whole starter removed and replaced as contacts were internal within starter. 
Oct 2012

132000 mi

US $112
Radiator replaced. Old plastic radiator cracked at top. Epoxy tried, but not effective beyond 200 miles or so. 
Toyota in California, United States
Jul 2010 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

136000 mi

US $300
oil leak 
Toyota in Virginia, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2014
Jul 2011

115000 mi

US $800
broken brake pins and bracket 
Toyota in Missouri, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2014
Jun 2011

166000 mi

US $400
There were two problems. 1) brake pads needed to be replaced because of wear and tear and 2) inner tire rods needed to be replaced. 
Nov 2011

170500 mi

US $160
Brake pads wore out and had to replace them 
Mar 2012

175000 mi

US $220
front tire wiggles. replaced tie-rod end. 
Sep 2012

184000 mi
alignment performed again. completed earlier repair. 
Mar 2014

190000 mi

US $400
outer tie rod was bad on the right side 
Toyota in Virginia, United States
Jan 2008 - Jun 2014
Nov 2010

105000 mi

US $95
Taillights non-op. Blowing fuses. Shop troubleshot and detected damaged pigtail in right front marker lamp. Picked up repl from salvage yards as Toyota no longer carried OEM part. 
Mar 2011

110000 mi
Auxiliary 12v outlet was not operating for an extended period. Shop fixed by reattaching loose wire. 
Nov 2011

113000 mi

US $1100
Replaced struts. Replaced front brake pads and rotors.  
Feb 2014

134000 mi

US $500
Rear struts needed replacement 
Toyota in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2009 - Oct 2013
Jul 2009

156000 mi

US $125
Replaced gas cap, sanded rust from gas filler rim. 
Oct 2013

207000 mi

US $331
replaced radiator, changed transmission fluid 
Toyota in California, United States
Jan 2009 - Nov 2010
Aug 2009

155000 mi

US $200
new rear shocks, one was leaking upon inspection  
Toyota in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2014
Aug 2009

170000 mi

US $412
shift cable broke rotted after I parked car. It would not shift into drive. 
Feb 2010

179000 mi

US $350
Leaking 2 quarts of oil in 2 days. Oil all under engine. Muffler shop put in valve cover gasket but major leak was other seals so I'll go back - still leaks alot but less. They had trouble finding which seals were leaking. Big hole in cat converter pipe. Would have been very costly but shop guy welded it for less than 100 dollars. 
Dec 2010

189000 mi

US $1100
replaced starteer and battery replaced 2 struts one blown bottoming out 
Jun 2014

191000 mi

US $250
water pump needs a replacement. 
Toyota in California, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2011
Nov 2008

131000 mi
The rear brake pad was misaligned and it was corrected. 
Toyota in Oklahoma, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2014
Jun 2009

100000 mi
feels like tires badly out of balance, also drivers side front looked low (which it often does and when I or the shop check it- it is normally fine or actually OVER inflated). Shop "said" they checked the air and re-balanced all 4 wheels. Yeah right.  
Jul 2010

113000 mi

US $190
replaced PCV? valve. unable to reset check engine light. code still reads same problem, drives fine. May take to another mechanic later. 
May 2012

138500 mi

US $270
Plus transmission solenoid code, replaced it. Car has always run great even with codes. Brakes put on backwards, squeak. 
May 2013

146700 mi

US $240
every 3rd try she would start, thought it was the battery I just bought (<18mos ago). Battery tested fine. parts store clerk said probably starter. I said no way this is a camry, gotta b a fuse. got home wouldn start at all. it was starter. 
Jan 2014

155000 mi

US $30
Replaced brake light switch 
Toyota in New Mexico, United States
Jan 2008 - Jun 2014
Jun 2008

120000 mi

US $1200
Needed new struts. Old ones were just worn out after 9 yrs, 120 K miles. 
Feb 2010

163000 mi

US $109
Replace oxygen sensor 
Mar 2010

164000 mi

US $375
Noted excessive brake dust, brakes worn unevenly, needed pads, machined rotors. 
Aug 2010

175000 mi

US $440
Corrosion in master cylinder caused brake calipers to not release until brakes got hot. O2 sensor replacement 
Oct 2010

178000 mi
Master cylinder replacement in September had a seal leak. Repair shop replaced (under warranty) master cylinder at no cost. 
Jun 2011

197000 mi

US $180
Air Conditioning/heater blower motor stopped functioning. Unit replaced. 
Sep 2011

204000 mi

US $990
Rear window regulator failure. Parts ordered, but not repaired until a week later. 
Jan 2012

214000 mi

US $300
Alternator replacement, battery cable replacement. 
Mar 2012

220000 mi

US $55
Bad wire (overheated) on blower motor for heat/ac blower motor. 
Nov 2013

265000 mi

US $680
Timing belt broke, needed replacement. 
Apr 2014

271500 mi

US $300
Cracked radiator. Replaced the radiator. Leaky head gasket. Replaced. 
May 2014

272000 mi

US $116
Blower motor replacement. 
Jun 2014

273000 mi

US $260
Charcoal canister on EVAP system replacement 
Toyota in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2008 - Mar 2011
Jun 2008

97340 mi

C $1200
starter motor replacement, alternator replacement 
Sep 2008

102300 mi

C $300
Replace resonator exhaust pipe. 
Oct 2010

119440 mi

C $70
Replaced the valve that directs gas vapour from the gas tank to the engine for burning. 
Toyota in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2008 - Jun 2011
Nov 2008

89000 mi

US $150
Water pump siezed taking out timing belt. Completely disabled vehicle No Warning. 87k After tow did work myself changed water pump,timing belt tensioner and idler pulley. Accessory belts and cooling flush. Repair Successful. Was going to do belt @ 90k 
Nov 2009

102000 mi

US $70
Heard Exhaust leak under car. Leak at failed Flex Coupling. Replaced with repair pipe made for this problem, purchased online for $70. Checked Motor Mounts all OK  Heard thump/clunk under rear of car while driving over bumps. Bad rear stabilizer bushings. Easy repair $10. Checked front stabil. bushings all OK Heater blower/fan only operates at high speed,no response on other speeds. Bad Blower Motor Resistor Pack. $15. located pass side under dash against fire wall left side.  
Dec 2009

103000 mi
Took 20 Min to fill Gas Tank. Gas pump kept clicking off every 10 seconds at 4 different gas stations. Read online about breather hose clogging with spider webs and such. Hose located under car by fuel tank. Just blew it out wth air hose Problem Solved. 
Toyota in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2009 - Feb 2010
Oct 2009

170500 mi

C $900
Required rear brakes and emergency cable. 
Toyota in Michigan, United States
Sep 2009 - Oct 2011
Oct 2009

149000 mi

US $438
The exhaust flex pipe rusted out. Shop cut off the old flex pipe and welded in a new one. Also, while the car was in the shop, I had the coolant flushed and refilled. 
Dec 2009

152000 mi

US $190
CR player in radio started skipping frequently. This is a common Camry issue. Radio was replaced with an aftermarket radio. 
Nov 2010

160300 mi

US $278
New EGR VSV to correct P0401 code. 
Sep 2011

164000 mi

US $23
We drove the car in late August (it mostly sits in the summer) and noticed the AC was not blowing cold. I checked the system and found it was low on refridgerant. I refilled the system in early Septmeber and now the AC system works fine. 
Toyota in Maryland, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Feb 2008

167000 mi

US $1613
Warped head, leaking gasket. 
Sep 2008

182000 mi

US $200
Replaced EGR control. 
Toyota in Oregon, United States
Feb 2008 - Sep 2011
Dec 2010

155000 mi

US $25
Battery terminal clamps had to be replace. 
Toyota in Ontario, Canada
May 2010 - Jul 2014
Jan 2011

154380 mi

C $300
transmission shift cable snapped at connection to the transmission 
Jun 2011

156860 mi

C $250
brake line from front to back 
Nov 2011

158560 mi

C $80
intake for steering fluid was corroded and leaking 
Jul 2014

164300 mi
exhaust system beneath car corroded out. Too costly to repair. 
Toyota in Vermont, United States
Jan 2008 - May 2016
Oct 2010

116000 mi

US $440
Went to get car inspected. Exhaust had a hole in it. Could not inspect. Returned a week later to replace front half of exhaust. Repair successful. 
Oct 2011

120000 mi

US $597
Replaced both front strut assemblies. An item related to the EGR valve threw a P0401 code (EGR Valve Malfunction). Replaced part. 
Nov 2011

120000 mi

US $325
"Fried" both ignition coils immediately after leaving a car wash. Car made it home stumbling, then stalled in driveway. Towed to repair shop the next day. 
Sep 2012

127000 mi

US $405
Replaced "intermediate pipe". Snapped off while driving. After replacing intermediate pipe, I personally superglued the loose power window switch panel on driver's door so it wouldn't move around like it has been doing for years. 
Oct 2013

130300 mi
Intermittent failure of ABS. Reset computer by disconnecting then reconnecting battery. Problem solved. 
Toyota in California, United States
Jan 2010 - Jul 2011
Jul 2010

79000 mi

US $700
CEL signaled bad evap switching valve. Light back on. Suspect it will need a canister replacement, but any of several components could be the problem with this code. Front struts and mounts. Front brake pads, turned rotors. 
Aug 2010

79000 mi

US $350
Replaced evap canister. Cost is after $150 credit for earlier unnecessary (in retrospect) repair. 
Toyota in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2011
Dec 2009

77000 mi

US $400
Check Engine light on. replaced various sensors - O2 and exhaust manifold and something else. 
Toyota in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2009 - May 2012
Jan 2010

145000 mi

US $926
Solenoid in starter motor failed, so that starter was stuck "on" even when key was removed from ignition. Had been occurring maybe once a month for the past 4 months, only on very cold days (never tried removing key from ignition before). 
May 2012

165000 mi

US $850
Radiator developed 3 inch crack in hose at top edge, had to have radiator/thermostat/connecting hoses/coolant replaced. 
Toyota in Texas, United States
Jun 2008 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

127500 mi

US $400
Upper struts were making noise in cold weather.  
Toyota in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2012
Dec 2010

196000 mi
Oil leaking under car, discovered oil pan is leaking about one quart to 1000 miles. I will monitor the issue until spring. Its too cold to work on it and I cant be without the car for now. 
Oct 2011

210000 mi
Flex tube under engine on exhaust pipe is broken. Bought cut and repair version from auto parts store. Cut out old flex section and clamped in the new one. May weld later if it leaks. 

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