Toyota Camry - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Toyota Camry owners have reported a total of 16,143 problems for their cars built in the 23 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Toyota Camry. The 2007 Toyota Camry cars have the most problems reported (3,259 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Toyota Camry

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Camry
36
  2017 Camry
31
  2016 Camry
86
  2015 Camry
114
  2014 Camry
269
  2013 Camry
215
  2012 Camry
483
  2011 Camry
528
  2010 Camry
605
  2009 Camry
1,234
  2008 Camry
1,008
  2007 Camry
3,259
  2006 Camry
467
  2005 Camry
958
  2004 Camry
936
  2003 Camry
923
  2002 Camry
1,189
  2001 Camry
391
  2000 Camry
634
  1999 Camry
756
  1998 Camry
743
  1997 Camry
676
  1996 Camry
564

  Common problems of Toyota Camry

The following chart shows the 28 most common problems for Toyota Camry cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's vehicle speed control (2,803 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (1,866 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Toyota Camry

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Vehicle Speed Control
2,803
  Engine And Engine Cooling
1,866
  Service Brakes
1,629
  Equipment
1,291
  Air Bag
1,183
  Visibility
1,119
  Power Train
999
  Electrical System
803
  Structure
785
  Steering
748
   
  Suspension
690
  Tire
411
  Unknown Or Other
296
  Seat Belt
295
  Exterior Lighting
229
  Gasoline Fuel System
209
  Other Fuel System
179
  Seats
172
  Wheel
126
  Latches/locks/linkage
115
  Electronic Stability Control
107
  Air Brake
37
  Child Seat
18
  Parking Brake
16
  Interior Lighting
8
  Traction Control System
7
  Forward Collision Avoidance
1
  Diesel Fuel System
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Toyota Camry of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Camry model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Toyota Camry model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Camry Model Years

Camry
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2017 31214,8861    
0.14
  2016 86331,3842    
0.13
  2015 114335,1423    
0.11
  2014 269425,6504    
0.16
  2013 215249,2675    
0.17
  2012 483523,6566    
0.15
  2011 528470,1297    
0.16
  2010 605304,2548    
0.25
  2009 1,234399,9359    
0.34
  2008 1,008195,05410    
0.52
  2007 3,259581,02811    
0.51
  2006 467197,65612    
0.20
  2005 958406,09113    
0.18
  2004 936321,67314    
0.21
  2003 923390,69115    
0.16
  2002 1,189433,11216    
0.17
  2001 391312,20817    
0.07
  2000 634396,64618    
0.09

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Toyota Camry is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2018 Camry
18
  2017 Camry
25
  2016 Camry
43
  2015 Camry
30
  2014 Camry
91
  2013 Camry
82
  2012 Camry
80
  2011 Camry
81
  2010 Camry
191
  2009 Camry
185
  2008 Camry
63
  2007 Camry
358
  2006 Camry
70
  2005 Camry
152
  2004 Camry
199
  2003 Camry
142
  2002 Camry
203
  2001 Camry
58
  2000 Camry
85
  1999 Camry
112
  1998 Camry
129
  1997 Camry
70
  1996 Camry
122


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