2012 Toyota Camry - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2012 Toyota Camry

495 problems have been reported for the 2012 Toyota Camry. The following chart shows the 20 most common problems for 2012 Toyota Camry. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's equipment with 73 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (54 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2012 Toyota Camry

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2012 Toyota Camry in the United States are 523,656 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Toyota Camry owners in the last 6 years is 495, and the age of the vehicle is 6, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 495 / 523,656 / 6 * 1000 = 0.16.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Toyota Camry model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2012 Toyota Camry in 2012.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2018
9
  2017
51
  2016
47
  2015
75
  2014
114
  2013
110
  2012
8

small car iamge Compare the 2012 Toyota Camry with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Toyota Camry, the following table can be used to compare the 2012 Toyota Camry with the Toyota Camry from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2012 Camry is 495 while the average number of problems reported for the 23 model years of the Toyota Camry is 708.

Table 3. Compare the 2012 Toyota Camry with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Camry
63
  2017 Camry
39
  2016 Camry
94
  2015 Camry
129
  2014 Camry
285
  2013 Camry
228
  2012 Camry
495
  2011 Camry
539
  2010 Camry
616
  2009 Camry
1,246
  2008 Camry
1,023
  2007 Camry
3,293
  2006 Camry
469
  2005 Camry
958
  2004 Camry
939
  2003 Camry
923
  2002 Camry
1,190
  2001 Camry
391
  2000 Camry
635
  1999 Camry
756
  1998 Camry
743
  1997 Camry
676
  1996 Camry
564


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