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Toyota Camry repairs by problem area

Engine (35%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (5%)

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Toyota Camry transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (43%)

< $100 (24%)

Chart based on 111 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

178-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

9000 mi Loud whining at startup when cold. Eventually noise was there all the time. Shifting started to become very hard when cold. Toyota Field service engineer said the noise "was internal" to the transmission. They replaced it and torque converter. 
6000 mi Complained of a high pitch noise that starts at 38 mph and goes all the way up to 70 mph when given the gas or cruise control is used..TSB was done where a cable was replaced to reduce vibration ...Didn't help....A case was open with Toyota. Same problem as before 
13000 mi Still have the high pitch sound but getting louder...Called Toyota Car Care number in the manual..Sent factory rep out to the dealer..States it is normal...I told the dealer its just getting louder...Nothing they can do.... 
14000 mi Torque. Converter and Transmission Failure 

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2013 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

178-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

15000 mi Recall to update software to fix torque converter shudder 
36000 mi Car shudder at 40 mph when changing gears. Dealer said they replaced torque converter under warranty 
23700 mi Torque converter recall. Had noticed a slight shudder when shifting when cold. Now that it's been replaced, transmission shifting and smoothness is much better cold and warm. Then again, there is new fluid in the unit. 

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2012 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

178-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

5000 mi Car Jerks a lot when accelerating and braking. The car jerked really bad on acceleration. It drove me crazy. I had the first dealer look at it and they said it was fine. Took it to the second dealer and they did a TSB to reprogram the shifting feel. It is better, but not perfect. 
15500 mi Transmission would jerk very badly when driving in town. The car would just jolt when letting off the accelerator and when coming up to the desired speed. Dealer reprogrammed the car to shift differently. Works much better. 
24000 mi Transmission jerks. They are going to replace the torque converter. This model has issues with them. Had to order the parts. Torque Converter replaced to stop the jerking problem. They tried to reprogram the vehicles ECU 2 times, but not effective. Replaced torque converter. Hope this will stop the unpleasant jerking when driving around town. 
22000 mi Transmission shifting update 
4000 mi On occasion when put in reverse car would act like a brake was on would not want to back up without sudden lurching. Tried for 2 months to fix it. Dealer was going to replace transmission and torque converter, but got us a new car instead. 
20000 mi RECALL - Software Update U76OE Torque Converter Shudder 
23000 mi TSB for transmission. At low speeds under light throttle conditions, the transmission would stutter. Dealer did software update to resolve. 
55300 mi The software would cause a shudder from the torque converter when you feathered the throttle at lows speed or at highway speed under sixty. It was the worst at low speeds. It was like a manual shift driver riding the clutch badly for a sec. 
67000 mi Torque converter had been damaged by software issue from recall. 
63000 mi Car has slight shimmer when I accelerate.between 20-40 mph. 

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2012 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

40000 mi Drive axle bearing replaced. 

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2011 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

11000 mi Awful loud popping noise coming from front left. Dealer states,"could not duplicate". 
15000 mi failed transmission 
166340 mi

C $600
OD sensor needed replacement, transmission pan off, flushed, new Dextron 
19000 mi Transmission was shifting roughly during acceleration - a TSB existed to correct issue. The ECU and TCM were calibrated as a result of the TSB. 
20000 mi Transmission was still experiencing rough shifting. 

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2011 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

169-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

9000 mi Rough shifting in lower gears. Noted since receiving car as new. Dealer took for a test drive. Said all was normal. I disagree, and will be making complaints at every shop/dealer visit just in case it later totally fails. 
11000 mi Rough shifting in lower gears. Noted since receiving car as new. Dealer took for a test drive. Said all was normal. I disagree, and will be making complaints at every shop/dealer visit just in case it later totally fails. 
68000 mi

US $180
Transmission pan gasket leak 

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2011 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

169-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

56500 mi

US $880
Initially experienced whining sound from transmission that subsided when clutch was depressed. After throw out bearing and shaft input bearing were replaced, gears would grind 1st=>2nd and 2nd=>3rd. Entire transmission replaced afterwards. 
80700 mi

US $180
axle bearing making noise, wearing, replaced 

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2010 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

44020 mi

C $75
when slowing down between 30 and 60km the trans may speed up a little or feel like it breaking when changing gears. Computer was reset with little change is this problem. 

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2010 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

169-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

1000 mi Drove w Toyota's service specialist. 1. snap/clunk heard when accelerating from cold start; 2. drag or not so smooth shifting from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 1st. Both appear to be conform to design and build per test using a identical vehicle. 
100000 mi

US $560
Transmission pan was wet underneath. Thought it was pan seal, but was reported as drive-shaft seal. Required seal replacement and perfomrmed fluid change (WS fluid is expensive). 
4000 mi Noise from transmission (whining) started in Oct or beginning of Nov. Dealership said that is a normal sound even though it was not there in Aug, Sept, and most of Oct. Informed to come back if it got worse. It is getting worse. 

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2010 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

169-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

45500 mi whining noise between 40-60mph , not associated with brakes. ongoing for 3 months getting louder , no drivability issues, dealer says they cannot hear noise. 

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2009 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

95000 mi

US $1009
Noise coming from left side while driving. Replaced left side axle and axel seal 

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2009 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

187-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

77000 mi

US $300
left front axle seal 

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2009 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

158-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

135000 mi

US $100
Scraping sound noted from rear wheels of car. Rear brake pads worn to 10%. Mechanic noted that front CV joint boot had cracked. Not repairing it yet. Transmission fluid flushed. 
42000 mi Left CV Joint (should have lasted 100,000 + miles). Water pump (warranty) and tires ($800). 

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2008 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

158-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

60000 mi

US $360
CV boot torn 

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2008 Toyota Camry 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

46000 mi CV axle boot was cracked. 

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2007 Toyota Camry

Engine not specified

26000 mi Hesitation problem. I bought new in 11/2007 but Toyota denied for 3years. I research on WWW & found solution. I had dealer make repairs as prescribed on WWW, now car is fine. for 3-years car was not safe could not merge on Hwy. I hated the car. 
6000 mi Transmision shifting constantly. Will not stay in the same gear, even at highway speeds. 

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2007 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

65300 mi

US $3875
Transmission failure. Torque converter clutch failure leading to loss of transmission fluid, destruction of torque converter and valve body. 
159000 mi

US $549
New drivers-side axle needed. Also did alignment and balance this trip. 
17000 mi Transmission flare TSB for 6 speed transmission. 
300 mi Transmission repairs, multiple. Firmware reflashed. Valve body replaced. Complete transmission replacement. Issue: flaring (slipping) when upshifting, failure to engage gear at all, random rapid jumping between gears. 
108000 mi

US $500
Replaced boot and right front axle 
2500 mi Warranty, transmission valve body to fix 3/4 flare and clunk. Also did some type of software update. Transmission is the worst shifting transmission. Hunts for gears and sometiems on downshift will slam into gear. Toyota service also leaves a lot to be 
132000 mi

US $1
TSB exists. Flare when shifting from second to third shift. Should have been addressed by the dealership who sold me the car (used), but unlikely they will honor this. Repair pending. 
700 mi Transmission failed (2nd and 6th gear). Toyota knew of problem with certain lot of transmissions and replaced with new transmission. Got car back about one month later and took offer from Toyota for new Trans, purchase of extended warranty, and re-imbursm 
11000 mi This is the second transmission put in. First died at 700 miles, no 2nd and 6th gear. This time grinding noises, jerking and pulling in all gears. Dealership wasn't able to figure out what failed. Replaced with new transmission. 
6000 mi This is the Camry XLE BTW... I had the transmission totally replaced. TSB TC002-07. It is running excellent now. No flares/spikes between 3rd & 4th gear anymore. the also 4 wheel balanced my wheels to 
8000 mi Reflashed the Trasnsmission with a TSB. 
15000 mi Considerable rpm increase when 6-speed shifted from 3 to 4 gear. Upgrade in transmission software has elminated the problem. 
5000 mi unable to replicate the 3-4 transmission shift flare. 
6000 mi reflashed transmission control module for 3/4 shift flair. apparently fixed it. 
75000 mi

US $250
Torn CV boot replaced under warranty. Car shakes under load or when accelerating. Problem worse when car warms up. Feels like a very out of balance tire/wheel but the problem comes and goes and is only noticeable when the engine is under load. 
78000 mi Torque converter replaced with redesigned unit which fixed the shaking under load. 
5900 mi New transmission installed. 
14000 mi Transmission flaring when shifting between 3rd and 4th gears. TSB TC002-07 applied. 
30000 mi Applied TSB for transmission flare in v6 Camry. The transmission had already been replaced under a different TSB but was not successful. 

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2007 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

187-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

100000 mi Notice a small drop in the hybrid coolant reservoir tank, and crusty dried pink coolant on transmission/transaxle at 99,000 miles. Dealer diagnosed coolant leaking from transmission seam. New transaxle installed by dealer. 

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2007 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

158-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

5000 mi TSB for transmission hesitation. Application was EXTREMELY beneficial. 
136000 mi

US $120
Bad CV joint 
55000 mi

US $2000
Transmission fluid was dark black and only 3/4th of what should have been. 
5000 mi chek engine light, drove harshley 
23000 mi Transimision has always acted strangly. Specific issue here is that car would have a significant delay in accelerating just after decelerating to 5 or 10 mph. Told was normal operation, but it got better after the recall reflash. 
13000 mi Seventh trip for transmission shifting problems such as continuous shifting on hilly terrain, downshifting after taking foot off accelerator, and delay and lurching forward from stop. 
13000 mi Transmission shifts inappropriately. 
15000 mi Ninth trip to dealer for this and similar transmission problems. No response when accelerator is pressed to the floor for several seconds only to suddenly engage and lunge the car forward. 
21000 mi Transmission not shifting correctly. 
26000 mi

US $50
Erratic shifting. 

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2007 Toyota Camry 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

14000 mi went in for transmission shifting hard. reflashed computer on two occasions finally they replaced transmission and so far so good. 

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2005 Toyota Camry

Engine not specified

34000 mi A speed sensor in the trans went. The car seamed as if it were "gear hunting" 

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2005 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

157-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

185000 mi

US $2345
Transmission replaced 

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2005 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

157-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

86800 mi Small atf leak from transmission housing or gasket. 

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2004 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

210-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

34972 mi Clunking noise in steering at slow speeds. Replaced intermediate steering shaft assembly. Covered under warranty. 

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2004 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

157-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

155000 mi

US $100
Hard downshifting, fluid flushed & replaced 
35000 mi Throttle gave out while driving. Towed to dealership, computer part which senses if gas pedal is being pressed was replaced. Although car no longer under warranty, Toyota agreed to cover all costs due to low mileage. Car in shop for one week. 

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2003 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

192-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

100000 mi

US $350
jerking motion when car comes to a stop. 
192200 mi

$25
I had the air system (filter and other parts) cleaned because the engine was having a problem with keeping at constant speed (like choking), when braking or reducing pressure on the accelerator. 

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2003 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

157-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

322400 mi This car was disposed. 

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2003 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

157-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

54000 mi Shudder during shifts, replaced once and did not work so replaced transmission twice. 
47000 mi

US $225
Right front axle boot was torn open and all of lubricating grease for CV Joint leaked out causing joint to begin deteriorating. Replaced entire axle assembly. 
35000 mi

US $240
Replaced boot & shaft. The shaft was optional. 
156000 mi

US $659
Right rear wheel bearing replaced, antifreeze coolant serviced & oil change 

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2002 Toyota Camry

Engine not specified

171000 mi Could not shift gears replaced differential with one from junk yard. Attempt was made before junk yard replacemetn to replace seal but would not hold. 
81000 mi

US $200
Right front CV joint needed replacing. No other problems with this dependable car. 

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2002 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

192-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

187000 mi Leak in transmission 

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2002 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

157-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

86800 mi

C $500
Transmission selection cable broke at engine where it attaches to the lever to shift transmission into gear 
98000 mi

US $700
Replaced bad drivers side wheel bearing. 
156000 mi replaced cv axle 
111000 mi

US $340
Replaced CV joint 
172000 mi

US $236
Failed CV joint in axle, FIRST ever failure of any kind for this car in 170K miles! Axle was replaced. 
225000 mi

US $630
Also another CV axle replaced. 

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2001 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

194-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

171000 mi

US $400
Drivers side inner cc boot torn. Has to wait for part to arrive. Japanese camrys rare now 
186000 mi

US $800
Cracked and leaking boot - passenger side. 
207000 mi

US $300
Cv axle replaced 
194000 mi

US $626
CV joints and short shafts replaced. 
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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2001 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

136-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

165000 mi

US $1500
Transmission slips heavily on sloped hills causing the car to reverse, even when revving. 

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2000 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

194-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

141000 mi

US $275
Transmission had minor leak --> put in a new transmission kit and 5 quarts of transmission fluid 
254000 mi

US $1100
CV Axles noisy and boots were torn, wheel bearings also making noise and were replaced. Update: axles now vibrate at higher speeds. 

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2000 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

136-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

240000 mi

US $600
Oil leak 
90920 mi

C $300
wouldn't go into gear, they fixed some disconnected joint. 

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2000 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

136-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

124000 mi

US $620
While parking, the shifter went limp, and upon inspection the shifter cable was...simply...gone. Had it towed to Mikes Kar Kare (AAA Recommended) and it was repaired. OEM part was used upon recommendation by certified technician. 
198000 mi transmission problem 

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1999 Toyota Camry

Engine not specified

199000 mi

US $1200
Transmission failed 

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1999 Toyota Camry 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

138500 mi

US $270
Plus transmission solenoid code, replaced it. Car has always run great even with codes. Brakes put on backwards, squeak. 
154380 mi

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

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1998 Toyota Camry

Engine not specified

202000 mi

US $1240
needed to replace transmission; used a replacement with 81000 miles from another car 
123560 mi

C $600
Replace CV joins and breaks 

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1998 Toyota Camry 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

196000 mi

US $73
Transmission fluid was leaking slowly from edges of pan. I probably loosened it up driving through a snowbank last winter. My mechanic replaced the trans filter, pan gasket and refilled it with fresh fluid. Problem solved. 

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1997 Toyota Camry 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

176000 mi

US $1300
Transmission slipping. Need a new transmission. Dealer cost $3500,transmission shop cost $2500. Ended up finding a certified mech. from toyota to put in a used tranny for $1300. One day job, car runs fine. 
209500 mi

US $35
Transmission leak 

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1996 Toyota Camry

Engine not specified

141000 mi

US $435
Broken axle replaced. 

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1996 Toyota Camry 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

141000 mi

US $38
outer CV boot on passenger side tore. both inner and outter CV boots replaced on passenger side. 
187000 mi

US $390
Check engine light code showed a problem with a transmission solenoid, which was then replaced & the computer reset. Check engine light did return 2 days later - however it has since gone out by itself? 
95000 mi

US $99
Transmission has delayed engagement in reverse when engine/trans is cold 
97000 mi

US $150
tranmission delayed engagement in reverse 
170000 mi

US $412
shift cable broke rotted after I parked car. It would not shift into drive. 
141000 mi

US $1025
Broken/Leak/Crack in CV joint boot-right side. Removed drive axle and disassembled to clean CV joints. Repack joints with new grease, replace both CV boots on axle and reinstall drive axle. 
169000 mi Transmission went on the car, it had to be towed and we chose not to put a new transmission in due to age of car. 
99000 mi

US $650
Front right constant velocity joint failed in parking lot. Required a tow. CV joint ripped a transmission gasket, requiring a transmission fush as well. 
114000 mi

US $700
2. Replaced axle shaft with new one. 

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