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2012 Toyota Camry repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (3%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (0%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (57%)

Other (11%)

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2012 Toyota Camry repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (7%)

$100 - $499 (57%)

< $100 (29%)

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2012 Toyota Camry

Engine not specified

Toyota Camry in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2012 - Oct 2012
Oct 2012

5000 mi
Rattle coming from front of vehicle. Increases if the wind is blowing vs claim day. Taken back to deaker, but they can't find anything. Front end rattle. 
Toyota Camry in Nebraska, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012 Camry was a hybrid. Car was dead on the lot before first test drive, dead in the driveway two consecutive mornings after purchase. Problem turned out to be a catastrophic inverter issue that was draining the low-voltage battery. 
Toyota Camry in Michigan, United States
Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

5000 mi
Trunk pops open by itself. 

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2012 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 305hp 2.5L H4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Camry in Illinois, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2015
Nov 2013

19000 mi
Driver side wiper became lose and only passenger was working. 5 minutes of looking at the problem and screwing the screw down hard. problem was fixed. Just one problem but other wise everything was good. 
Jul 2014

21700 mi
Blind Spot monitor stopped working. Started working when the dealer hooked up their computer. Update: later stopped working again. 
Sep 2015

34000 mi
Blind spot monitor never fixed. 
Toyota Camry in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2015 - Dec 2016
Jul 2015

34000 mi
Air bag light went on. Seat Belt Tensioner on driver side, lower bolt by floor would move, was supposed to be stationary. Toyota replaced entire wiring harness on that side under 5yr/50,000 mile Safety warranty. 
Nov 2016

49000 mi
Door Check on drivers side not working, door could swing out unchecked and hit something. Covered under Extended Warranty. 
Toyota Camry in Texas, United States
Jan 2013 - Feb 2013
Feb 2013

14000 mi
A-pillar panels replaced for bulging around side airbags, and center console lid replaced for leather unrolling from underside. 
Toyota Camry in California, United States
Feb 2014 - Feb 2017
Mar 2014

50000 mi

US $150
airbox vacuum hose broke off and needed to be reattached. Gluing it on did not work, ordered Airbox cap and reattached. 
May 2016

90000 mi

US $3000
at the 90k mile check up at the dealership it was discovered that I have a timing cover leak. Dealer estimated $4000 for this. I ended up bringing it to an independent mechanic who fixed it for $3000. Very disappointing. 
Aug 2016

93000 mi

US $400
My driver side front wheel had a bad wheel bearing which occurred at 91k miles. Quoted $800 to fix at Dealership, got it done at independent mechanic for half 
Feb 2017

102000 mi

US $300
corroded battery needed replacement 
Toyota Camry in New York, United States
Mar 2012 - Nov 2014
Dec 2013

8000 mi
Right Front Fog Light was out of alignment. 
Toyota Camry in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2013 - Dec 2016
Oct 2013

27660 mi
Snapping noise in rear roof area when torquing over speed bumps or curbs. Dealer replaced parts in sunroof assembly. Oil leak from faulty pan gasket. Gasket replaced on earlier visit but leak returned. Second time pan and gasket replaced. 
Nov 2013

28760 mi
Rattling sound under dash on passenger side. Additional insulation around heater box installed. 
Toyota Camry in Alabama, United States
Apr 2012 - May 2016
Jun 2013

17000 mi
Took to dealer for popping sound in roof. They had to remove the headliner and re-torque the sun roof bracket bolts. No more noise. 
Toyota Camry in Georgia, United States
Sep 2011 - Dec 2016
Dec 2011

3000 mi
Stitching in leather coming loose on passenger seat Satellite radio reception intermittent or easily lost. "Check Antenna" warning displayed. 

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2012 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

185-horsepower 2.9L I4 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

Toyota Camry in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2013
Feb 2012

1000 mi
Car wandered on straight away. Toe in was corrected on passenger side. Helped but did not totally alleviate problem 
Toyota Camry in Florida, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2016
May 2013

6700 mi
Image in rear view mirror very distorted. 
Nov 2015

35000 mi
Windshield replaced. Dealer damaged it trying to remove the paint protectant they'd gotten on it. When I drove at night in the rain this product caused considerable smearing with the wipers on. 
Dec 2015

37000 mi
Inside rear view mirror shakes when driving. this mirror was replaced for the second time. 
Mar 2016

41000 mi
Driver door seal had a hole in it. 
Toyota Camry in Missouri, United States
Feb 2014 - May 2015
May 2015

44000 mi
Driver's door popping when opening. Door bolts tightened. 
Toyota Camry in Vermont, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2016
Sep 2013

20000 mi

US $80
Fixed the sunroof clunking by removing the headliner, installing shims plus retorquing the bolts. My Camry was in the shop all day, but the dealer let me use a free replacement Camry. 
Feb 2014

27000 mi
Front left suspension developed a metallic clunking noise while traveling over bumpy roads at low speeds. Front left strut was replaced under warranty. 
Toyota Camry in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2011 - Mar 2016
Sep 2012

8680 mi
There was a strange smell coming from the cabin and truck that we thought might be the battery. Dealer could not determine the source of the smell. 
Toyota Camry in Arizona, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016

40000 mi
Drive axle bearing replaced. 
Toyota Camry in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Dec 2016
Jun 2013

8000 mi
Sunroof makes a popping sound and front dash has squeaks that come and go 
Toyota Camry in California, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2016
Aug 2013

31000 mi
Problem with the valve train and camshaft 
Toyota Camry in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2011 - Apr 2015
Feb 2012 The car had some excessive wind noise. The dealer said it was a known problem and something on the underside of the body that they should have taken off before delivering the car. 
Mar 2012

4000 mi
The audio system sometimes would not play the USB drive. 
Toyota Camry in Alaska, United States
Mar 2012 - Sep 2016
May 2014

39300 mi

US $145
Rear brake calipers were siezed. Dealer replaced rear pads snd rotors and rebuilt calipers on warranty. 

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2012 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

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

Toyota Camry in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2014 - Dec 2016
Feb 2015

30160 mi

C $12
The car interior has many plastic parts. It sounded like a creaking pirate ship when driving down the many poorly maintained roads in my area. To fix the problem lots of strips of flexible material were inserted in between parts of dash. 

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2012 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

-horsepower 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Camry in Illinois, United States
Sep 2011 - Dec 2016
Apr 2012

5000 mi
Steering wheel trim paint peeled of the plastic on the right button. Key became really loose. The key and button system became loose and started to fall apart. Car Jerks a lot when accelerating and braking. There is a rattle from the driver's side rear or back shelf. It comes and goes. 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. 
Aug 2013

15500 mi
Air conditioner smells like mold. It is very bad upon start up in the morning. The smell is very strong and nasty. Dealer put something in the a/c to help eliminate the smell. It came back in a week. 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. Foam in driver's seat failed. Had to replace foam. Did not hold up very well. 
Sep 2013

16000 mi
*dup Drives seat cushion came apart. Had to be replaced. *dup A/C smells awful when the car is turned on. Very nasty smell. No one can seem to find a way to get rid of this smell. 
Nov 2013

17500 mi
Driver's seat lower cushion and fabric not holding up. Fabric looks terrible and cushion failed. Replaced cushion and fabric. 
May 2014

21000 mi
Steel Wheels are rusting. Lug nuts are as well. Dealer spay painted wheels black. Said Lug nuts are okay. They look even worse now with black spray paint on them. Carpet on driver's side is starting to fall apart. 
Aug 2014

24000 mi
Transmission jerks. They are going to replace the torque converter. This model has issues with them. Had to order the parts. A-Pillars are warped. Had to order them. Engine makes a terrible noise on start up in the morning. Some kind of issue with this engine/ model. I-4 engine. Engine gears replaced to stop noise upon start-up. 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. A pillar covers replaced. Warped on both sides. Seat fabric falling apart. Ordered front seat fabric. Carpet is not wearing well. Small holes developing on driver's side carpet. Toyota is complaining about our WeatherTech floor mats damaged the carpet. Our reply was without the mats the carpet would have a giant hole in it. 
Oct 2014

27000 mi
Seat fabric replaced. 
May 2015

33000 mi
Engine makes a loud noise upon startup the first time of the day. It sounds like a spun bearing or something. 
Jul 2016

47000 mi
The center armrest is falling apart. It started on the passenger side and the soft cover of the armrest started peeling off. The dealer and Toyota said it was not their problem. The reason it happened as it was cut too short and heat. 
Toyota Camry in Arizona, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2014
Feb 2014

41300 mi
Replacement of valve actuators was performed per a Toyota TSB for valve clatter at cold start. 
Toyota Camry in New York, United States
Jun 2014 - Aug 2016
Dec 2014

33000 mi
Battery would not hold a charge. It was replaced under warranty. 
Toyota Camry in Ohio, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2016
Sep 2015

51000 mi
Sunroof switch not working. 
Toyota Camry in Florida, United States
Oct 2011 - Jan 2013
Apr 2012

5000 mi
Lower door trim came loose. Dealer re-affixed it. 
Aug 2012

11000 mi
Same issue re-repaired. Door trim came loose. Moldy smell 
Dec 2012

15000 mi
Same problem three times. Driver door jamb/trim comes loose. Finally replaced it. Clip had broken. 
Toyota Camry in Arizona, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2016
Dec 2015

25000 mi
car was missing a couple of fasteners to the rear bumper. I repaired it myself. I do not know what happened to the fasteners but the bumper nearly came off one time. 
Toyota Camry in Kentucky, United States
Jun 2013 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

25000 mi
Popping noise in roof liner around Sun roof. Known problem by Toyota. Roof liner removed and repair kit added to Sun roof. 
Toyota Camry in Ohio, United States
Feb 2014 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

62000 mi
Driver window not going down straight when wet 
Toyota Camry in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2012 - Dec 2016
May 2013

16000 mi
Car did not start intermittent 3 out of 20 times during 10 days late May. Finally battery failed <20% rated CCAs & replaced under new car warranty after only 14 mons 16,200mis (car perfect except for this). 
Toyota Camry in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2016
Apr 2015

54000 mi

US $160
Battery terminal had corroded and also caused corrosion to the bracket that holds down the battery. 
Toyota Camry in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2013 - Dec 2016
Mar 2014

16000 mi
Cam gear rattle @ cold startup. Cam gear replaced. Rattle returned within a week. Now the dealer "can't hear it." 
May 2014

17300 mi
Annoying rattle/squeak from right of dash area. "Clip" removed from dash. 
Jan 2015

23000 mi
Torque converter replaced for shudder in between gears after software update was unsuccessful 
Feb 2015

23000 mi
Cam gear rattle during cold start; cam gear, timing chain, gaskets replaced. 
Jul 2015

27000 mi
Very rough idle with AC on - dealer replaced O2 sensor and cleaned throttle body. 
Toyota Camry in Manitoba, Canada
Jun 2013 - Dec 2016
Sep 2015

29760 mi
Corrosion on the door trunk. 
Toyota Camry in New Hampshire, United States
Mar 2014 - Dec 2016
Sep 2015

41000 mi
rear window defroster had open line which interfered with the radio 
Toyota Camry in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2016
Dec 2011

1000 mi
Metallic whistle sound heard from outside driver's window area heard when traveling around 70mph. Told this is a known issue and no fix yet. Rattle from passenger side seat belt anchor area. It seemed to be resolved but it came back. 
Oct 2012

10300 mi
Replaced defective dome light. Light would pop out when pushed. 
Toyota Camry in Indiana, United States
Feb 2013 - Jan 2016
Aug 2015

28000 mi
The sunroof switch began operating unreliably--sometimes it would open the first time pressed and other times you would have to press the switch repeatedly. Dealer diagnosed switch as defective on 21 Jul. Part on order since then! 
Sep 2015

28000 mi
Sun roof switch failed. Replaced map light / switch box assy. 
Toyota Camry in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Jan 2017
Aug 2016

84700 mi

US $400
Rattle in the head-liner. After pressuring the dealer on the "extended warranty" purchase, Frontier Toyota fixed the rattle. 
Toyota Camry in Texas, United States
Sep 2012 - Jul 2016
Mar 2015

63000 mi
Car has slight shimmer when I accelerate.between 20-40 mph. 
Toyota Camry in Ohio, United States
Jul 2012 - Dec 2014
Sep 2014

74000 mi

US $120
Left rear caliper failed; would not retract which burned pads to the metal. Replaced caliper and pads. 
Toyota Camry in California, United States
Jul 2012 - Jan 2017
Jul 2014

48000 mi

US $151
The key was stuck in the ignition. It would slide about 1/2 out, but then get stuck. They got the key out and oiled it up, but they did not offer to cover it under warranty. Very disappointed. $415 to replace the whole thing. 
Nov 2014

55300 mi
There is an outdated security piece in the ignition switches of Toyota cars design to prevent someone from being able to jam a screwdriver in and starting the car. This piece came out of alignment trapping my key. Had it the piece removed. 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. 
Apr 2015

67000 mi
Torque converter had been damaged by software issue from recall. 
Toyota Camry in New Mexico, United States
Feb 2012 - Dec 2016
Apr 2012

3000 mi
Buzzing, vibration above 65 mph. Coming from inside dash. Dealer balanced wheels, noise still present after. Dealer called, asked to return. Could not replicate noise from before. Installed missing retainer clip from center splash shield and drain plug gasket. No more noise. Resolved. 
Toyota Camry in Iowa, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2012
Jun 2012

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. 
Toyota Camry in Arizona, United States
Aug 2012 - Jul 2016
Jan 2014

26000 mi
The car produces a knocking / rattling noise from under the hood after a cold startup 
Jul 2015

46000 mi
VVT timing cam replaced do to rattle. Rattle occurs on startup and still exists. Told noise was normal. 
Toyota Camry in California, United States
Apr 2012 - Apr 2015
Sep 2013

23000 mi
Moonroof switch 
Toyota Camry in Manitoba, Canada
Jun 2012 - Dec 2016
Dec 2013

11160 mi
Removed dash panels, added insulation. 
Feb 2014

12860 mi
Rattle in the dash assembly. 
Toyota Camry in Florida, United States
Apr 2012 - Apr 2015
Sep 2014

26000 mi
Door catch started popping when opening and closing door. Drivers door. 
Toyota Camry in Arizona, United States
Jun 2012 - Jan 2017
Mar 2014

15000 mi
replaced battery 
Mar 2015

24000 mi
software update for U760E torque converter shudder replace fuel cap. 
Mar 2016

32000 mi
Key FOB stopped working. Is not dead battery. Had to use other one. 
Sep 2016

35000 mi
battery hold down bracket corrosion was repaired 
Toyota Camry in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2015
Feb 2015

66000 mi
Right rear caliper was sticking causing uneven brake wear 
Toyota Camry in New Mexico, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2016
Jul 2013

4300 mi
Driver's seat was rocking. Seat rail replaced by dealer under warrantee. 
Toyota Camry in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2012 - Dec 2016
Oct 2014

20000 mi
RECALL - Software Update U76OE Torque Converter Shudder 
Toyota Camry in Michigan, United States
Apr 2012 - Mar 2014
May 2012 *dup I already reported this. Misaligned trunk lid. 
Sep 2012

3000 mi
The front bumper got detached from driver side. Apparently, there is a plastic screw there holding off. That did not appear to have gone through the bumper. 
Toyota Camry in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Jul 2016
May 2013

5000 mi

US $1
tire pressure sensor malfunction, indicating wrong tire pressure when cold. 
Sep 2013

9000 mi
Windshield spray nozzles were clogged and were not working. 
Jun 2014

17000 mi
Sunroof side rubber panel loose. 
Jan 2015

26300 mi
Sunroof side rubber panel loose again. Miller Toyota to order the part and awaiting call back that parts have arrived. 
Apr 2015

30000 mi
Dealer finally replaced the sunroof side rubber panel under warranty. 
May 2016

45000 mi

US $75
The plastic clips for the hood broke off and needed to be replaced by dealer. 
Toyota Camry in Alabama, United States
Feb 2012 - Nov 2014
Aug 2012

6500 mi
There have been swirl marks on the entire exterior since delivery date. An exterior detail was performed a second time since delivery in an attempt to remove swirls. I have not washed the car since to see if they reappear. 
Toyota Camry in Texas, United States
Nov 2012 - Jan 2017
Jan 2013

6000 mi
Not long after the 5k Toyota Care checks, the dashboard started to rattle internally on the driver side. Taken back twice, it was good for a week or so and the rattles came back, with new rattles elsewhere on the dashboard. 
Jul 2015

45000 mi
Backup camera did not work occasionally when backing up - no real-time picture on head unit. Also, backup camera did not shut off and rear view was shown on the head unit while driving forward. Dashboard and rear board (for speakers) rattled. 
Toyota Camry in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2016
Sep 2013

15000 mi
Steering column was leaking grease. 
Toyota Camry in California, United States
Oct 2012 - Dec 2016
Jun 2016

67000 mi

US $500
sunroof - electric control mechanism replaced due to non-function 
Toyota Camry in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2015
Jan 2015

23000 mi
TSB for transmission. At low speeds under light throttle conditions, the transmission would stutter. Dealer did software update to resolve. 

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