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Toyota Camry repairs by problem area

Engine (49%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (29%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (8%)

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

Other (2%)

Chart based on 170 repairs.
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Toyota Camry repair cost distribution

$2500+ (15%)

$1000 - $2499 (85%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (0%)

< $100 (0%)

Chart based on 112 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2012 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

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

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. 
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. 
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 
102000 mi

US $300
corroded battery needed replacement 

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2012 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

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

63000 mi

US $1200
Replaced brake pads and rotors 
202000 mi

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

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2010 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

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

US $1000 Alternator died without any warning light and battery died. Replaced battery, alternator. 

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2010 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

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

98000 mi

US $1175
Leaking front struts. Front struts and strut mounts were replaced. 

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2009 Toyota Camry

Engine not specified

45000 mi

US $2000
transmission fails to shift properly at 40 mph 

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2009 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

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

40000 mi

US $1085
Corrosion on positive battery terminal discovered by service technician. Terminal was replaced. 
79700 mi

US $420
Front left Headlight seal Leaking left Front strut 
95000 mi

US $1009
Noise coming from left side while driving. Replaced left side axle and axle seal 
103692 mi

US $912
R/R strut was 'blown'. Replaced by dealer L/F strut 'blown'. Replaced by dealer. Discovered during annual state inspection. 

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2009 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

158-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

60000 mi

US $1300
needed new clutch 
65000 mi

US $544
replace front McPhearson struts 
75000 mi

US $300
needed new water pump 

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2009 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

158-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

39000 mi

US $1500
Car just stopped on I-95. Had to get to towed to the Toyota Dealership on Oakland Park. They had to order a part since it was not in stock (took 48 hours) then 2 more days for the labor. Not happy about the reliability of Toyota so far... 
46000 mi

US $850
Window regulator broke down on the driver side. 

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2008 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

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

78000 mi

US $460
Also replaced gas tank heat shield, knocked off by winter ice and snow on roads 
88500 mi

US $1800
In for oil change, Tech noticed original Struts were leaking. Not badly yet, said needed replaced to pass Inspection. When replaced, tie rod and sub assembly on driver's side had rusted/fused, Front End couldn't be aligned. 2 diff days 
64480 mi

C $600
Car wouldn't start after driving home from from work. No indications of problem during trip. Jump started car and drove to dealer. Alternator replaced. 
100440 mi

C $170
Original battery failed load test during routine service. replaced battery. 
106640 mi

C $340
Vehicle was leaking power steering fluid. Return hose was found leaking. Dealer replaced. 
109120 mi

C $1350
Exhaust noise got progressively louder over the week. Shop diagnosed and replaced front pipe which included catalytic convertor. 

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2008 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

187-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

197000 mi

US $1200
new shocks and tires 
170000 mi

US $412
shift cable broke rotted after I parked car. It would not shift into drive. 
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. 
189000 mi

US $1100
replaced starteer and battery replaced 2 struts one blown bottoming out 
191000 mi

US $250
water pump needs a replacement. 
61000 mi

US $520
all four MacPherson struts replaced. City driving? 
66000 mi

US $1100
LF wheel bearing failed hood release cable stretched and hood couldn't be opened 

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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 
86800 mi

US $500
replace Struts 
98000 mi

US $2600
ABC Module failed and replaced 
137500 mi

US $3000
Replaced timing belt, water pump, and some components I couldn't remember. Engine light was on and a local shop couldn't detect the problem so we took it to the dealer. 
81500 mi

US $1000
Rear struts needed replaced. No fluid remaining. 

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2007 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

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

105200 mi

US $1040
Serpentine belt was squealing. Diagnostic determined alternator was bad. Replaced alternator and serpentine belt. 
108000 mi

US $500
Replaced boot and right front axle 
97340 mi

C $1200
starter motor replacement, alternator replacement 
102300 mi

C $300
Replace resonator exhaust pipe. 
65200 mi

US $3875
Transmission failure. Torque converter clutch failure leading to loss of transmission fluid, destruction of torque converter and valve body. 
120000 mi

US $1200
Needed new struts. Old ones were just worn out after 9 yrs, 120 K miles. 
163000 mi

US $109
Replace oxygen sensor 
175000 mi

US $180
Corrosion in master cylinder caused brake calipers to not release until brakes got hot. O2 sensor replacement 
197000 mi

US $180
Air Conditioning/heater blower motor stopped functioning. Unit replaced. 
204000 mi

US $990
Rear window regulator failure. Parts ordered, but not repaired until a week later. 
214000 mi

US $300
Alternator replacement, battery cable replacement. 
263900 mi

US $680
Timing belt broke, needed replacement. 
271300 mi

US $300
Cracked radiator. Replaced the radiator. Leaky head gasket. Replaced. 
272000 mi

US $116
Blower motor replacement. 
273000 mi

US $260
Charcoal canister on EVAP system replacement 
40300 mi

US $300
Camshaft was 'bent' or simply damaged. It would have been a $3200.00 repair but was covered under the 5 year Powertrain Warranty. (If that had been expired then the Extended Warranty would have covered it.) My expenses ($300) were for brakes. 
52000 mi

US $400
Needed an Oxygen Sensor replaced. 
45200 mi

US $116
Battery was dying. I purchased a new battery in 2011. (First replacement battery since it was new.) This battery I purchased in 2011 seemed to die early but it was still under warranty. (Cold Weather) So we got a replacement at 50% off. 
64000 mi

US $300
VSC Warning. Needed a new coil on the 5th plug. Since the car is basically 8 years old I had them replace all 6 spark plugs. 64K miles and a LOT of city driving. Not that expensive to replace plugs. 
70000 mi

US $1189
Alternator was dying. Line Leak in the Power Steering. Caught very early. 

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2007 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

187-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

167000 mi

US $1613
Warped head, leaking gasket. 
182000 mi

US $200
Replaced EGR control. 
46000 mi

US $2000
Due to plugged drain line for air conditioner, interior carpet became soaked and had mildew. Required removal and replacement. Required due to amount of time it took owner to realize the problem. 
120000 mi

US $2200
Replacement of Hybrid battery pack. 
120000 mi

US $300
Replace hybrid battery, under warranty. 
73000 mi

US $650
Intermediate shaft (steering) replacement 
86200 mi

US $800
Hybrid system check and VCS System failure affecting traction and breaking system. Two ignition coils for hybrid system were replaced. 
93000 mi

US $1000
Struts were leaking and needed replacing.  Weather seal around windows worn out, also needed replacing. 
186000 mi

US $4000
At 186K, Camry Hybrid battery failing - wouldnt keep charge - warning code on dash alerted me. New battery replacement 3500 plus 500 labor, guaranteed for another 100K. 
191800 mi

US $250
Rear calipers replaced 
234000 mi

US $300
tie-rods worn out after 234K! 
238000 mi

US $800
exhaust central pipe corroded, needed new gaskets too tire pressure sensors corroded, needed replacement 
95000 mi

US $250
Leaking water pump replaced under extended warranty. 
130300 mi

US $1600
Brake actuator system went out on car. Replacement was $1300.  (Climate) fan motor failed, for the second time since I owned the car, and was replaced (again). $300 repair. 
181000 mi

US $275
Blower motor was replaced. This is the third time I have replaced a blower motor in this vehicle. 
195700 mi

US $200
12V Battery on Camry Hybrid died after 9-1/2 years of service! New 12V battery in this car is unique from non-hybrids, so cost was higher too (almost $200). 
215000 mi

US $1800
Hybrid Battery was rebuilt (over 20 cells) after 215K miles and 11+ years of service. 

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2007 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

158-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

41000 mi

US $3350
water pump went out. Engine overheated and failed to notify dashboard. Resulted in requiring a replacement engine from a salvage parts shop. Car was no longer in warranty. 
53000 mi

US $3500
Engine needed new piston rings due to incorrect design Toyota issued a TB regarding this in 2011, would have cost $3,500. 
125000 mi

US $3000
Check engine light appeared and heat sensor read completely cool while on freeway. Ended up driving too far for a simple fix and had to replace the radiator and engine entirely. 
94860 mi

C $1667
Replace 4 Struts (Shocks). 
128960 mi

C $126
Replaced grommets on rear stabilizer bar. 
55000 mi

US $2000
Brake calipers, rotors all needed work.  Transmission fluid was dark black and only 3/4th of what should have been. 
92000 mi

US $15000
2.4 engine started consuming oil at 1 qt per 1000 miles. dealer said toyota has problems with these engines useing oil. since the warenty has expired it would cost me about 5000 dollars for new pistons. instead we traded for new 2013 camry 

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2006 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

154-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

137400 mi

US $1021
Replaced rack and pinion assembly. It was leaking oil resulting in a ruptured boot. 
143000 mi

US $400
Charging light flickered and then stayed on, then off, intermittently. Replaced alternator (second replacement). 
153000 mi

US $2000
Water pump died, engine seized. Engine was replaced. 
163500 mi

US $3000
Water pump failed, causing engine seize, needing complete replacement of engine. 

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2005 Toyota Camry

Engine not specified

85000 mi

US $1200
radiator and water pump replaced 

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2005 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

225-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

116500 mi

US $425
Replaced steering cable. 
125800 mi

US $1045
Had to replace wheel bearing and covers of other wheel bearings. 
130300 mi

US $1896
Check Engine Light. Replaced cracked hose. 
142000 mi

US $1350
Replacement of sagging headliner. 
146600 mi

US $823
Rack and pinion steering replaced. 

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2005 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

157-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

166100 mi

US $650
Clutch wore out and was replaced, likely usual for this many miles 
185000 mi

US $2345
Transmission replaced 
199000 mi

US $400
clutch and slave 

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2005 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

157-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

127000 mi

US $1300
The car would frequently not respond to the accelerator. The mechanic said it was the "throttle module". +$1000 part! 
133700 mi

US $270
Rear suspension made a clunk over any ripple in the road. Replaced it (or its mount, not sure). 
133000 mi

US $600
Leaking valve cover Bushing worn, front end. 
122160 mi

C $500
Wear and tear problem,replaced plugs,tie rod end 
115940 mi

C $1400
Water pump Oil pan reseal recommended from last year,transmission fluid replaced 
127720 mi

C $260
Muffler rusted and had crack 
103000 mi

US $1000
Replaced all four struts 
78000 mi

C $1500
Rack and pinion leak, replaced. Outer tie rods have play preventing proper alignment, replaced. 
80000 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. 
82040 mi

C $650
One of the front coil spring broke, replaced all of front suspension. 
114600 mi

US $1700
My steering Suspension was leaking and it had to be replace. 
121000 mi

US $249
I had valve leak that needed replacing 
35340 mi

C $1200
Lower control arm bushings torn, replaced. 

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2004 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

210-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

90000 mi

US $450
Replaced front struts and strut mounts, attempting to return to 'new car' ride. 
100700 mi

US $340
CD player quit. Replaced with aftermarket stereo (from Crutchfield) with more features. Great decision, even if it was forced by a failure 
109000 mi

US $300
Rear struts were getting soft, mostly at higher speeds, resulting in different noises on bumpy roads and less control. Replaced both rear struts (self repair) for under $300. Noise and behavior issues gone. 
135000 mi

US $1100
Steering rack was leaking on one side and inner tie rods were worn, creating clunking sounds. Rack was replaced (new racks include inner tie rods). 

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2004 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

157-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

80600 mi

C $650
power steering pump and belt connected to it 
99200 mi

C $900
front brakes,disks and complete parking brake assembly 
121520 mi

C $1300
car overheating; water pump replaced, was advised rad was finished, replaced rad. Two days later engine overheats again shop can't find problem keeps car overnight. replace rad again(warranty) change thermostat and rad cap car runs fine now. 
116000 mi

US $1500
Replaced spark plugs and wires. Cleaned fuel system. Leaking water pump was replaced. Coolant and drive belt also replaced. Right rear wheel bearing going bad. New bearing put in. 
122000 mi

US $1900
Harmonic balancer went bad, wearing a hole into the timing cover. Both had to be replaced. 
186000 mi

US $600
In order to pass the IL emissions test I had to buy a new exhaust from the header on back 
191000 mi

US $1500
Rear suspension replaced as well. 
267000 mi

US $200
The original battery died 
46000 mi

US $104
driver's window regulator subassembly replaced, symptom was an extra "clunk" when closing the door with the window open 
123700 mi

US $670
Replaced front struts 
86000 mi

US $1100
replace steering rack due to leaking seals 
101000 mi

US $384
replaced failing water pump replaced leaking valve cover gasket 
173000 mi

US $100
Replaced rear anti-sway bar bushings (wear item) for the first time. 
209800 mi

US $1000
replace broken spring and struts at front suspension 
96500 mi

US $2000
Radiator and Water pump leaking. Steering Rack Assembly Replaced Motor Mount Replaced 
123000 mi

US $1100
Replaced rack and pinion, sway bar cushions, sway bar links, outer tie end rods. Wheel bearing changed 10,000 miles ago now they are bad again. I did the work myself. 
92500 mi

US $161
Co-worker/technician attempted to replace serpentine belt at my request. When unloading tensioner with breaker bar to remove belt, tensioner fractured -- appeared to be a too-porous casting, not fault of technician. 
109000 mi

US $1546
Check engine light came on; there was hesitation from a stop and auto trans wouldn't shift above 2nd gear. Computer p/n 89661-06A03 had to be replaced along with throttle pedal sensor and accelerator pedal assembly (p/n 78010-33010). 

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2003 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

192-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

131000 mi

US $1200
suspension in rear squeaking loudly. replaced entire strut assembly in rear brake caliper froze shut causing noise and wear on pads in front. Pads replaced for free, paid for both sets of calipers 
137500 mi

US $265
pipe leading from catalytic converter to muffler rusted out 
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). 
145200 mi

US $1200
Had seals on engine replaced that should have been replaced when timing belt was replaced. Timing belt had been replaced by Ford dealer who didn't know any better. 
165000 mi

US $850
Radiator developed 3 inch crack in hose at top edge, had to have radiator/thermostat/connecting hoses/coolant replaced. 
76000 mi

US $1000
power steering core replaced 
70271 mi

C $823
Air/Fuel Sensor replaced Transmission fluid & antifreeze replaced Oil changed, Air filter replaced All included in price 
81573 mi

C $1774
Brakes completely replaced Steering Shaft Replaced 
99820 mi

C $530
Oxygen Sensor was replaced and did an Oil Change plus replaced Air filter at the same time. 
120600 mi

C $165
Replaced Battery 
125000 mi

US $1200
Thermostat high pressure hose 

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2003 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

157-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

185380 mi

C $1300
Rear wheel bearing 

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2003 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

157-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

126480 mi

C $2400
After some overheating where a radiator leak was suspected, coolant went milky white and it turned out the car needed a new head gasket. Cylinder heads were resurfaced, and I believe one was new. The engine was fine otherwise. 
127100 mi

C $250
The radiator was cracked and was replaced. The mechanic charged for the part only. 
134020 mi

C $400
The car needed a new battery, but it was not surprising. It was an old battery, and the car wasn't used for a few months. 
115000 mi

US $713
Had to replace front pipe with catalytic converter. ($500 for parts) 
122000 mi

US $584
120,000 checkup. Replaced sway bar bush - rear. Struts will need to be looked at in the Spring. 
128000 mi

US $840
Replace front lower control Arm Bushings rear position were replaced plus general vehicle maintenance. 
147000 mi

US $1000
Leaking gasket Replaced catalytic converter 
166000 mi

US $350
Replaced left front HUB BR6. Replaced 2 rotors. 
148000 mi

US $2000
over heating- replaced thermostat and heater core and radiator. not succesful. Head bolts loose 3(three) in all found that the threads in the block had come out. 
74000 mi

US $1300
defective air fuel ratio sensor replaced - check engine light had come on oil pan leaking 
65000 mi

US $1200
replaced pads, rotors, calipers (all were rusted from driving in salty winter roads) CEL caused by bad VSV (under hood area near air filter box). Was replaced with OEM Denso VSV-per my internet search this part had been later upgraded by Toyota to a new design-more metal parts. Rusted fuel filler neck-replaced fuel filler neck and tubing (per mechanic had to order whole component), unclear if this was cause of CEL or VSV as CEL returned after replacement of fuel filler neck prior to replacement of VSV. 
204700 mi

US $325
original starter replaced 
213000 mi

US $170
engine check light came on and CC has to be replaced. inspection by mechanic detected loose tie rod end 
220000 mi

US $1100
Bearings were slightly damaged; also ball joints were replaced; 
222000 mi

US $1100
hubs and bearing were replaced. 
107200 mi

US $400
Front passenger corner needed replacing. 
127500 mi

US $320
Wheel bearing and ball joint needed replacement to pass state inspection. 
130000 mi

US $1100
Exhaust system rotted out and fell off car. Everything behind flexpipe needed replacement. 
135000 mi

US $320
Assumed issue was bad steering rack, but was broken F-L coil spring causing steering shaft to freeze up. 
164000 mi

US $1200
Replace catalytic converter. Replaced radiator. 

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2002 Toyota Camry

Engine not specified

55000 mi

US $2300
Struts and other related suspension parts replaced. 

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2002 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

192-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

102000 mi

US $400
loose plastic shielding on underside of car 
106800 mi

US $1130
Exhaust noise coming from front of car. Y pipe was replaced. 
90000 mi

US $1900
Struts making lots of noise had them replace at 2000 canadian 
163060 mi

C $4000
Shock Absorber losing oil; replace both front shocks REPLACE VALVE COVER GASKETS 
137500 mi

US $700
dry power steering hoses replaced and major service done. 
142000 mi

US $430
rubber motor mounts were wearing out, cracking. replaced 'em. 
155000 mi

US $2000
replaced all motor mounts, new brakes, a wheel bearing & scheduled maintenance and a worn out steering joint. great car, this is really just things wearing out. it's cost me hardly any money to run this thing for the last 10 years. 
70000 mi

US $850
Air conditioning not working had sensor module replaced. Also flushed and refilled engine oil, radiator fluid, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, and brake fluid. Plastic piece broke from the moonroof. Had it ordered. 
86000 mi

US $1895
Timing belt. Transmission fluid flushed. window motor compressor repair Repaired seals. 
116000 mi

US $1976
Wouldn't idle. Took it to local shop and they couldn't fix it. Sent the Camry to dealership 60 miles away. Replaced the Electronic Control Module and the Throttle Control Module. Straighten bent pins on connector. Took 4 days to get parts. 
153000 mi

US $1900
replaced manifold 
77000 mi

US $700
Oil seals leaking. Replaced. 
103000 mi

US $300
Failed starter 
119000 mi

US $1200
Steering system leak. 
96000 mi

US $1500
Exhaust flex joint leaking. Replaced section as a unit. Rear struts worn out and replaced. Rear stabilizer bushings replaced. This corrected a "knocking", "rattling" sound when the car encountered rough pavement. 
104000 mi

US $290
Cylinder 1&4 misfire code returned. Replaced coil pack for cylinder 1&4. Still had misfire code. Checked MAP sensor, was out of spec. so it was replaced. Code has not returned since. 
132000 mi

US $1480
Engine idle dropped to zero, causing constant stalling, after battery briefly disconnected. Replaced throttle body. 

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2002 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

157-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

143900 mi

C $200
Cylinder head coolant leak, block threads stripped. Remove head, install helicoils in block, replace studs ,timing chains, and all gaskets. Catalytic converter failed requiring replacement. Entire exhaust system including exhaust header was replaced because of design flaw which did not allow replacement of converter or muffler alone. Rear strut mounts damaged, sway bar links needed replacing, rear control arm bushings needed replacing. O2 sensor failed. Back up lamps quit, replace switch for lamps in transmission. Engine quit and would not restart. Replace bad ignition coil on cylinder #3 
148800 mi

C $2500
Loud clunking in rear suspension, replaced shocks, shock mounts, sway bar links, rear bushings. 
150660 mi

C $250
Loud clunking in rear suspension, replace sway bar links and bushings. 

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2002 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

157-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

98000 mi

US $110
replace rear sway bar bushings 
104000 mi

US $1550
MIL - replace fuel filler neck and gas cap, reset codes suspension noise and rough ride --replace lower control arms (worn bushings) and replaced worn steering column lower shaft 
106000 mi

US $515
Replace starter motor 
121000 mi

US $1425
replace front exhaust flex pipe 
126000 mi

US $221
replace front sway bar bushings 
129000 mi

US $370
MIL - replace fuel filler neck and fuel cap 
135000 mi

US $589
MIL on - replaced faulty canister VSV valve, 254 replaced leaking valve cover gasket replaced worn rear sway bar bushings 
124000 mi

C $200
Replaced exhaust system flexible joint between manifold and exhaust pipe. 
143220 mi

C $275
A wheel bearing was making noise. The garage thought it was the front right and changed that bearing.  Noisy wheel bearing. The garage replaced the front right bearing due to incorrect diagnosis. It was the rear right wheel bearing; defective due to rust penetrating the inside dust seal allowing water and salt to destroy it. Another $270! 
155000 mi

C $150
Air Flow sensor (also described as the upper O2 sensor) failed and was replaced. 
155900 mi

C $100
Sway bar rubber bushings (rear) worn out and replaced. Car clunked going over bumps or uneven road. 
162000 mi

C $1500
Penetration rust from inside around the rear wheel well and the rocker panel. Windshield replaced and rust around windshield fixed because rust was going under the windshield rubber seal that would eventually bulge and crack glass. 
166160 mi

C $700
Rear strut assemblies (shock, spring and mounting plate) due to clunking noise, as well as sway-bar links front and back. 

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2001 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

194-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

121000 mi

US $130
In hot weather, 2 of the power windows had limited operation. 
121000 mi

US $1300
Car emitted a howl at speed. Two front wheel bearings replaced. Front brake pads & rotors replaced. Rear brakes cleaned & adjusted. 

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2001 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

136-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

97000 mi

US $1850
engine began "rod knocking". the engine needed to be replaced. i cant afford a new engine so used instead. not happy with this car at all. too soon for maintained car to catastrophically fail. :-( 
99800 mi

US $124
Power window motor and regulator assy quit working for. 

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2001 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

136-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

168300 mi

US $1500
Front catalytic converters and oxygen sensors had to be replaced 
123000 mi

US $350
Exhaust was very noisy.Cat system was replaced 
126000 mi

US $1500
Front and rear oxygen sensors and cat converters replaced 
148000 mi

US $1000
Exhaust 
86000 mi

US $110
Replacement of timing belt, water pump, power steering belt Upper transverse engine mount 
98000 mi

US $1000
Water pump failed, no heated garage available to DIY, so in it went. On Toyotas, with water pump powered by timing belt, always change belt and pump at same time. 
283000 mi

US $1170
severe oil leak from oil pump 
164000 mi

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

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2001 Toyota Camry 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

68000 mi

US $1300
Water pump. flow control. CV Joints. 

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2000 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

194-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

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. 
104000 mi

US $260
All four struts were replaced. 
141000 mi

US $275
Original alternator failed --> replaced with new alternator Transmission had minor leak --> put in a new transmission kit and 5 quarts of transmission fluid 
143000 mi

US $440
Replaced starter 
148000 mi

US $1023
Oil was leaking in engine. Two valve replacements. 
179000 mi

US $300
alternator died/broke 
169000 mi

US $2146
Installed new battery terminal, corrosion on cable, $39.54. 
176000 mi

US $534
Charcoal canister needed to be replaced. 

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2000 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

136-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

86480 mi

C $5000
the clutch was getting old and worn out 
90920 mi

C $300
wouldn't go into gear, they fixed some disconnected joint. 
US $4500 vvti failure 
212000 mi

US $4000
Valves blown. Recommendation to replace engine. Chose not to do these repairs and bought new Prius V instead, in August.  Also shocks and struts needed replacing. 

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2000 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

136-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

144500 mi

US $250
upstream and downstream O2 sensors 
146700 mi

US $1000
full exhaust wheel bearing struts radiator 
239000 mi

C $700
oil pan seal, oil pump, water pump, timing belt 
243040 mi

C $1000
misfiring 
137640 mi

$1000
replace worn clutch 
141000 mi

US $900
On previous trip to quick oil change shop oil pan drain plug improperly put back. Threads oil pan stripped so new oil pan/plug had to be installed with new oil. 
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. 
198000 mi

US $680
Starter (original equipment) malfunctioned and overheated to the point of actually beginning to melt. All electrical went out in vehicle and I had to be towed from interstate to dealer where repair was done. 
135000 mi

US $304
Car ruined brake rotors installed in May. Problem: bad brake hoses. Solution: replace them. 
140000 mi

US $660
Radiator was leaking severely. Smelled antifreeze in garage. Replaced radiator. As preventative item, also replaced thermostat, part $15, labor $69. Also flushed radiator and replaced antifreeze. 
148000 mi

US $220
Outer handle of driver's door cracked. Plastic handle was broken 
159000 mi

US $665
Water pump had leak. It was near timing belt, so replaced that as well as water pump. One year before, shop replaced radiator. Now it had a leak, and they replaced radiator again at no cost to me. 
173000 mi

US $1074
Oil pump had big leak. Car needed 5 quarts of oil over 2 day period. Shop replaced oil pump and while in there, replaced timing belt ($35 part). Mechanic said he'd replaced oil pumps in several similar Camrys over the last year. 

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1999 Toyota Camry

Engine not specified

239300 mi

US $1105
Entire system replaced. Cruise control module replaced. 
194000 mi

US $1200
Transmission failed 
185100 mi

US $1070
replaced valve cover gaskets, both sides fixed an ABS brake speed sensor problem replaced a front wheel bearing 

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1999 Toyota Camry 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

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

113200 mi

US $1100
Replaced struts. Replaced front brake pads and rotors.  
134000 mi

US $500
Rear struts needed replacement 

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1998 Toyota Camry 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

150000 mi

US $1400
Needed smog (new state, needed plates) but CEL threw P0401/P0402. EGR cleaned, MAP and A/F sensors replaced, injectors cleaned. Passed smog but was CEL-free for only half a day. 

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1997 Toyota Camry

Engine not specified

78000 mi

US $1000
Had to replace all 4 struts, appeared to be original struts from 1997 and alignment 

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1997 Toyota Camry 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

116000 mi

US $1000
Engine was leaking oil, dead battery (towed for this), needed new tires, exhaust problems. 
116000 mi

US $1250
Radiator core was leaking needed to be replaced.  EGR valve and tube also had to be replaced (check engine light had come on). 

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1997 Toyota Camry 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

185000 mi

US $300
Leaky gasket diagnosed previously but left alone as it was a minor leak. I took care of it when I had to do the routine maintenance timing belt replacement & therefore access was easier and therefore costs were reduced. 
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? 
247000 mi

US $1106
Replaced cracked oil pan after plug got cross-threaded and pan too worn and thin to cut new threads. showing a p0420 code - shop checked and the gauge before and after the cat had the same readings & therefore the cat was replaced. 
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. 
253000 mi

US $1000
Failed smog test. Check engine light was on, we replaced regulation valve, water pump, and few things inside the engine. CEL still on. Going to donate car. 
111200 mi

US $2276
Check engine light came on & was told I needed an O2 sensor & front pipe/catalytic converter -$2276! Just completed repair today,will see how it is in 1 week 
205000 mi

US $1000
Starting motor not consistent. Replaced contact package. 
210900 mi

US $600
Car would not always start on first or second turn of the key. Replaced both rear struts---first replacement of struts in 213000 miles 

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1996 Toyota Camry 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

141000 mi

US $1025
Vehicle when started in AM cold would die and also idled rough. Fixed motor idle speed 5sf and gasket. Broken antenna, pulled out old antenna and broken pieces then replaced with a new antenna. 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. 
97000 mi

US $1800
Leaking head gasket dripped engine oil onto exhaust manifold, after having used sodium silicate in the past to seal the gasket, we opted to replace the gasket. Also replaced timing belt. Misc. fluids. 
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. 

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1995 Toyota Camry

Engine not specified

234000 mi

US $1700
Problem with axes, control arms. replaced with Toyota parts 5 times already, still having the same problem every year. 

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