Battery Cable Problems of Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry owners have reported 7 problems related to battery cable (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Toyota Camry based on all problems reported for the Camry.

car image   Battery Cable problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 1
Failure Date: 08/24/2016

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that there was a presence of an internal fire and smoke emitted under the hood without warning. Upon further inspection, it was noticed that there was an electrical charge with the positive battery cable. The battery mounts, battery posts, and metal plate burned and the battery cradle fractured, which exposed the battery. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for further inspection. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000.

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car image   Battery Cable problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 2
Failure Date: 11/29/2009

2007 Toyota Camry. Consumer requests reimbursement for a replacement battery. The consumer stated the vehicle would not start, due to a dead battery. The battery cables were heavily corroded. The consumer also stated he experienced sudden acceleration while driving the vehicle, before the recall was performed.

car image   Battery Cable problem of the 2006 Toyota Camry 3
Failure Date: 07/23/2009

Positive battery cable is corroded, including the wires connected to the battery terminal. Corrosion was a large mound when we opened hood to add washer fluid. Tried to remove corrosion and discovered the entire connection to battery terminal has disintegrated. Rigged it up with $3 part from autozone. Dealer states they've never had any such problems. Dealership has the only people that have been under the hood of my car. I am there every 5000 miles. . . . Like clockwork. Can't believe they didn't see signs of this on last visit. They want $3100 to replace the main wiring harness! what would have happened if I didn't catch this? it would have shorted out and possibly caught fire.

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car image   Battery Cable problem of the 1999 Toyota Camry 4
Failure Date: 10/15/2008

1999 Camry battery kept dying. Then one day, the car stopped working during driving, and smoke was coming out of the hood. When the hood was opened, I saw that the cables and battery had caught on fire. The battery cables and battery had to be replaced. Old parts were discarded.

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car image   Battery Cable problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 5
Failure Date: 08/24/2008

It has been noticed that there is a battery issue which allows for acid to seep onto the battery cables and leaves acid on top of battery terminal and cables. I know of several other Toyota Camry owners that have this exact same problem that affects their vehicle. This acid is corrosive and has lead to damaged components in the engine compartment.

car image   Battery Cable problem of the 2001 Toyota Camry 6
Failure Date: 07/16/2008

Drove car on interstate & when reached approx. 60 mph, felt vibration & a shuddering; prepared to pull over but before I could do so, the right front tire exploded, as I literally watched my right front end come apart before my eyes; could hardly control steering but managed to pull off road to safety. After I had stopped, I got out & saw the whole tread of the tire in the road, along with parts of my car all over the place. I could have been killed! I called my husband who put spare tire on & I slowly drove it home & car died repeatedly during the drive we used battery cables to jumpstart, over & over again until we got it home & parked it. The next day the car would not start at all. I had the car towed (out of pocket) to local dealers service dept. (b'ham, al). Service man had to replace entire engine harness due to the harness being ripped out through the right front head light/pass front fender (about 3 feet ripped off). Service manager said he had never seen anything like this & that I should report it & try to have tire company pay for damages, etc. Engine harness destroyed, estimated cost $1890. 50 to repair (not including body work which is estimated to be anywhere from another $1,500 to $2,000 in damages). The fender, front headlight and bumper will have to be replaced completely. I've made some arrangements to go ahead & get vehicle running, paying the costs of $1890. 50 to get the car running again; again out of my own pocket. I can supply your office with a copy of the service manager's estimate & analogy of what happened to cause damages. I don't have the money to get vehicle completely restored & feel all damages should be reimbursed due to the faulty tire. Needless to say, I'm lucky to be alive since I could hardly control the car when it happened. Thank god the other drivers on the road saw me or it could have caused a multiple car accident, as many cars were traveling all lanes. I was in the middle lane & had to cross over the right lane to exit.

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car image   Battery Cable problem of the 1999 Toyota Camry 7
Failure Date: 12/07/2005

The contact's daughter parked vehicle and pulled the key out of the ignition. The engine continued to run and later stopped on its own. A small amount of smoke came from under the hood. Afterwards, she inspected under the hood and discovered the battery cables melted between the battery and engine compartment area. The vehicle has not been seen by a dealer. There was no obvious evidence of a fire.

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