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2005 Toyota Camry repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (23%)

Suspension and Steering (32%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (10%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (1%)

Chart based on 94 repairs.

2005 Toyota Camry repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (17%)

$500 - $999 (30%)

$100 - $499 (45%)

< $100 (8%)

Chart based on 64 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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2005 Toyota Camry

Engine not specified

Toyota Camry in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
Nov 2007

34000 mi
A speed sensor in the trans went. The car seamed as if it were "gear hunting" 
Toyota Camry in California, United States
Apr 2008 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

89000 mi

US $570
Entire Clutch system replaced but synchornizer in the transmission is not downshifting into 3 gear and not repaired due to cost to replace the transmission. 

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2005 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

225-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Camry in Florida, United States
Nov 2011 - Sep 2015
Jul 2012

117226 mi

US $425
Replaced steering cable. 
May 2013

126000 mi

US $1045
Had to replace wheel bearing and covers of other wheel bearings. 
Oct 2013

130700 mi

US $1896
Replace Rack and Steering Replaced Valve Cover Gaskets Replaced front Pads Resurfaced Rotors Check Engine Light. Replaced cracked hose. 
Aug 2014

142000 mi

US $1350
Replacement of sagging headliner. 
Nov 2014

146000 mi

US $823
Rack and pinion steering replaced. 

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2005 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

210-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Camry in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2011 - Dec 2013
Apr 2012

119000 mi

US $550
Replaced rear passenger-side brake caliper and both sets of rear brake pads and rotors. Replaced sway bar bushings. 
Toyota Camry in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2013 - Dec 2015
Feb 2014

137000 mi

US $381
Water pump went bad. Had him replace timing belt also. 
Toyota Camry in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2012 - Mar 2014
Mar 2014

89900 mi

C $600
Wheel bearing 
Toyota Camry in California, United States
Jun 2009 - Dec 2015
May 2014

97000 mi

US $75
Tie rod ends DS 

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2005 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

157-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Toyota Camry in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2013 - Dec 2015
Aug 2013

166300 mi

US $650
Clutch wore out and was replaced, likely usual for this many miles 
Sep 2015

185000 mi

US $2345
Transmission replaced 

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2005 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

157-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Camry in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2013 - Dec 2014
Aug 2013

78400 mi

C $1500
Rack and pinion leak, replaced. Outer tie rods have play preventing proper alignment, replaced. 
Jan 2014

80900 mi

C $500
Had two of the lower engine mounts replaced due to excessive engine movement and low speed vibration. Wear and tear, most camrys of this age have mount issues. 
Apr 2014

82140 mi

C $650
One of the front coil spring broke, replaced all of front suspension. 
Dec 2014

85560 mi
Small atf leak from transmission housing or gasket. 
Toyota Camry in Virginia, United States
Jan 2013 - Dec 2015
Feb 2014

145700 mi

US $121
Replaced front motor mount 
Dec 2015

168000 mi

US $21
Replace valve cover gasket 
Toyota Camry in Rhode Island, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2015
Nov 2013

131300 mi

US $1000
brakes and rotors were rusted and replaces as well as all 4 tires 
Toyota Camry in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2011 - Sep 2015
Jan 2014

101440 mi

C $500
Wear and tear problem,replaced plugs,tie rod end 
Mar 2015

115940 mi

C $1400
Water pump Oil pan reseal recommended from last year,transmission fluid replaced 
Sep 2015

122760 mi

C $700
Rotors rusted and were polished 
Toyota Camry in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2013 - Dec 2015
Aug 2014

127000 mi

US $1300
The car would frequently not respond to the accelerator. The mechanic said it was the "throttle module". +$1000 part! 
Apr 2015

134000 mi

US $270
Rear suspension made a clunk over any ripple in the road. Replaced it (or its mount, not sure). Pulsing while breaking. Refinished rotors, and, inside of drums on rear brakes. 
Sep 2015

139000 mi

US $300
Did a brake job -- they were pulsing. 
Toyota Camry in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2014 - Dec 2015
Sep 2015

121000 mi

US $300
Bad caliper pins. Replaced the pins, rotors and pads. 
Toyota Camry in Florida, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2015
Mar 2015

180000 mi

US $150
the car had a broken spark plug insulator 
Toyota Camry in Wisconsin, United States
May 2015 - Dec 2015
Oct 2015

144300 mi

US $800
The dreaded "brake job". Routine maintenance, first $$ I have put into the car in teh 2 yrs. I have owned it. 
Toyota Camry in Kansas, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2014
Aug 2013

148000 mi

US $80
Very bad shake. I think I hit an animal or something. It went unchecked for a few months and destroyed a tire. I had the front end aligned and checked and 4 new tires installed. 
Toyota Camry in Texas, United States
Dec 2014 - May 2015
Dec 2014

53000 mi

US $350
alternator bearing failed and alternator was replaced 
Toyota Camry in Florida, United States
Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

85000 mi

US $1200
radiator and water pump replaced 
Toyota Camry in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2014 - Aug 2014
Aug 2014

83000 mi

US $90
Replaced stabilizer bar bushings 
Toyota Camry in Illinois, United States
Nov 2008 - Sep 2015
Aug 2014

115300 mi

US $1700
My steering Suspension was leaking and it had to be replace. 
Dec 2014

121000 mi

US $249
I had valve leak that needed replacing 
Apr 2015

124500 mi

US $340
Brakes needed routine repairs. 
Toyota Camry in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2015
Jul 2014

114000 mi

US $200
brake pas and rotors 
Jan 2015

118000 mi

US $340
brake pads and rotors - normal wear and tear 
Toyota Camry in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Dec 2015
Jan 2013

113700 mi

C $130
worn ignition key. Keys are much too expensive - required all keys to be re-programmed resulted in further labour cost 
Nov 2013

126660 mi

C $250
Accessory belt tensioner starting to seize up, getting noisy. Also tighten parking brake. 
Aug 2014

140120 mi

C $75
Just rear brake pads. 
Toyota Camry in Virginia, United States
Dec 2007 - Dec 2015
Mar 2013

83000 mi

US $125
Needed new battery 
Oct 2013

89500 mi

US $350
Replaced front brake pads and rotors 
May 2015

107000 mi

US $250
Broken engine mount. Replaced mount. 
Toyota Camry in Illinois, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2015
Jun 2010

89000 mi

US $300
Brake work ... pedal soft. 
Jun 2011

100000 mi

US $500
struts 
Aug 2012

113500 mi

US $222
Rear speaker grilles disintegrated...this is a known issue with 2005 Camry's among other years. It is poor materials that were used. Grille is only $20, but labor can be $300. 
May 2015

137700 mi

US $450
Brake wear or front pads 
Toyota Camry in California, United States
Oct 2007 - Jan 2016
Mar 2011

42000 mi

US $214
Replaced glove box that my wife broke the latch on. 
Toyota Camry in Georgia, United States
Feb 2011 - Jan 2016
Mar 2011

68000 mi

US $540
Fixed mushy brakes 
Jan 2013

92000 mi

US $850
AC condensor replaced 
Sep 2013

98000 mi

US $350
Alternator replaced 
Mar 2015

117000 mi

US $411
Repaired oil leak 
Jan 2016

135000 mi

US $736
Water pump and other repairs 
Toyota Camry in Arkansas, United States
Aug 2007 - Dec 2015
Jun 2010

63000 mi

US $640
Front struts were replaced because original struts were leaking oil. 
Jul 2012

84000 mi

US $250
Water pump was leaking. Replaced by dealer. 
Toyota Camry in Maryland, United States
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011
Jul 2009

91000 mi

US $100
Brake pulsing around 30 mph. Had replaced rotors a few months ago, but not rotors. So I put on two new front rotors. Still getting a little pulsing. 
Dec 2009

103000 mi

US $1000
Replaced all four struts 
Sep 2010

125000 mi

US $400
Persistent shake in steering wheel while braking, occurs between 40 and 30 miles per hour only. New rotors and pads did not resolve pulsing. Does not occur at high speed or low speed. Living with issue. 
Toyota Camry in California, United States
Jan 2009 - Apr 2011
Feb 2009

58000 mi

US $3
left brakelight bulb. 
Toyota Camry in Illinois, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2011
Feb 2009

46000 mi
steering column "clunks" when turning steering column "clunks" when turning 
Toyota Camry in Hawaii, United States
Nov 2007 - Sep 2015
Jun 2009

36000 mi

US $750
cd player broke 
Sep 2015

69000 mi

US $400
Replace starter  Replace motor mounts 
Toyota Camry in Georgia, United States
Sep 2009 - Dec 2015
Jun 2011

84000 mi

US $600
1 wheel bearing and hub assembly replaced. Front pads replaced 
Nov 2013

129000 mi

US $500
Replaced left wheel bearing and hub 
Jan 2014

131300 mi

US $520
Replaced return power steering line Replaced Dog Bone 
Jun 2014

138000 mi

US $185
Replaced front rotors 
Toyota Camry in Manitoba, Canada
Feb 2009 - Aug 2011
Jun 2011

35340 mi

C $1200
Lower control arm bushings torn, replaced. 
Toyota Camry in Montana, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2015
Nov 2012

215000 mi

US $223
Wheel bearing and race on front end. 
Toyota Camry in Washington, United States
Aug 2007 - Sep 2012
Sep 2007

17000 mi
oxygen sensor bad 
Toyota Camry in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2007 - Dec 2015
Dec 2007

16000 mi
Water pump was leaking, had to replace it. 
Jan 2012

53000 mi

US $425
The alternator bearings went bad; replaced alternator. 
Apr 2015

83500 mi

US $75
Serpentine belt was making noise; new belt put on. 
Toyota Camry in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2012 - Oct 2012
Oct 2012

152000 mi

US $350
replace rotor and pad 
Toyota Camry in Texas, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2014
Jun 2012

91000 mi

US $600
Front struts needed replacing 
Toyota Camry in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2012 - Sep 2015
Mar 2012

92000 mi

US $400
Intermediate shaft replaced due to clicking sound 
Jun 2015

128000 mi

US $530
wheel bearing and sway bar - replaced 
Aug 2015

129300 mi

US $420
tie-rod end AND sway bar 
Toyota Camry in Oregon, United States
May 2012 - Dec 2015
Jun 2012

152000 mi

US $135
This is the 3rd recharge in a year, earlier shop could not find leak 
Toyota Camry in Mississippi, United States
May 2012 - Mar 2015
Mar 2013

112000 mi

US $450
Slight water pump leak. Pump replaced. 

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2005 Toyota Camry Repair Histories

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