Battery Problems of Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry owners have reported 26 problems related to battery (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 problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 1
Failure Date: 08/21/2013

Tl- the contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while parked, the front end of the vehicle caught on fire without warning. The contact was able to safely exit the vehicle without injury. The vehicle was destroyed by the fire and a police report was filed. The vehicle was inspected by the manufacturer and it was determined that the battery had caused the fire. The manufacturer was notified of the incident. The failure mileage was 40,000. Kmj.

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car image   Battery problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 2
Failure Date: 08/11/2012

On Saturday August 11 2012 I was driving about 25 mph then I smelled smoke, seconds later I saw smoke coming out of the driver side door by the power window switch. I pulled over and disconnected the battery then I took the door apart and observed the actual window switch melted. I disconnected the power window switch and was able to safely drive home safely and are currently waiting for tomorrow Monday as the Toyota dealer service department is not open on Sunday's. Now im not able to open or close the windows but at least I prevented my car from catching on fire.

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car image   Battery problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 3
Failure Date: 12/14/2011

I wanted to pass along this fix as the TSB seem not to have a soulution . I have filed this under electrical as this is the common symptons (dash gauges jump) ; however the failure is in the brakes (abs distribution). I first noticed my dash gauges (temp, tach, spedometer, and transmission selection) were jumpy or non operative. It resembeled a low battery problem. The dealer 1st suggested I replace battery--still has problem, then they stated they found loose wire under dash--still had problem, finally (after I explained there were many online complaints of others with remedies that did not work) they advised Toyota had a TSB for the abs distribution that would cause dash gauges to work irradically. Part was replaced under extended warranty. Car seems fine. . . A plus, car no longer feels like brakes are dragging when letting off accelerator pedal. I hope this helps others.

car image   Battery problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 4
Failure Date: 05/01/2011

My 2007 Camry xle is equipted with a Smart key system. When I enter the car I depress the foot break peddle and wait for the green light on the start button to turn green when it does I start the car. But some time there is no light yellow or green. I wait a short while and try again and maybe there is a green light or a yellow light or nothing. I changed the remote battery but that did not solve the problem. I called the dealer they told me to bring the Camry in for a test and the cost will be $ 90. 00 I think this is not fair. I talked to several Camry owners and they all have the same problem help please. Regards ghc.

car image   Battery problem of the 2010 Toyota Camry 5
Failure Date: 03/25/2011

On Friday, 25 March, 2011 at about 4 pm, my wife experienced a sudden deceleration event on our 2010 Toyota Camry. She made a right turn & in about a half mile, the Camry suddenly slowed to less than 10 mph from about 40 mph. She pulled into the first parking lot to the right and shut off the Camry. She said no matter how much she pressed on the accelerator, the car was not responding to the accelerator. She said the check engine and the stability control lights were on. She tried restarting the car and drove a little in the parking lot, the 2 dash lights were on, but it was driving ok. She drove the car slowly approximately 5 more miles to our home. I arrived soon & I checked the codes with my diagnostic tool, and the ecu was showing an active p0121 (throttle/pedal position sensor a, circuit range performance). So we drove the car slowly to atlanta Toyota, 2345 pleasant hill road, duluth, GA 30096. During the drive to the dealership, the dash lights went off. I reported the code p0121 to the service rep, and the driving symptoms. The next day (Saturday, 26 March 2011) atlanta Toyota called me reporting that there were no codes in the ecu. I repeated the code that I had read. The rep stated they would check again. Again atlanta Toyota called me, stating no codes found, and they had test driven the car and could not replicate the problem. They did replace the accelerator pedal assembly. On the drive home from the dealership I noticed that the clock time had changed about 30 minutes, and all the radio presets were gone, as if the battery had been disconnected. I inquired and the dealership rep said the battery had ‘not been touched’. My concern is this – Toyota may have reprogrammed my car due to the sudden deceleration issue, (hence the clock & radio changes), and they are not being forthcoming regarding repairs. All they will say is, there were no codes.

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car image   Battery problem of the 2011 Toyota Camry 6
Failure Date: 10/18/2010

The contact owns a 2011 Toyota Camry hybrid. The contact stated that the battery did not function properly. The battery "died" within the first 150 miles. The battery was replaced and she still had issues with the cd player, bluetooth and other battery-operated components on the vehicle. The contact called the dealer but the dealer could not assist her at the time. The contact called the manufacturer who offered her no assistance. The current mileage was 591. The failure mileage was approximately 120.

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car image   Battery problem of the 2003 Toyota Camry 7
Failure Date: 04/12/2010

Consumers 2003 Toyota Camry has brake problems, water leaks in the trunk and gas reservoir, doors do not close properly releasing air into the driver side door. Smoke would emit from the exhaust on cold starts. The engine valve stem seals were replaced due to loss of tension and oil was leaking into the cylinders. The strut supports were replaced due them being worn. The power steering rack was leaking, the engine mount was cracked and the battery was leaking. The consumer also stated there was a vibration coming from the brakes when they were applied. There was a hole in the dashboard. Updated 04/223/10.

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car image   Battery problem of the 2004 Toyota Camry 8
Failure Date: 03/20/2010

Toyota Camry 2004 got caught on fire I drove my Toyota Camry 2004 the other day and suddenly the abs system was triggered. Engine died. When I cranked it back up again, smokes started coming out. I changed my oil regularly. The last one was a week before at valvoline (they checked all fluids) Toyota ran an investigation and this is what they made up: "serpentine belt is faulty, continued to be operated, pressure in radiator caused it to burst and sprayed coolant onto the battery and fuse box and relay panel which led to a short circuit" I talked to a nice service technician at Toyota and I was told that it might be something that they made up to get away it. He explained to me how that wasn't too likely to happen Toyota told me that they'll call me before inspecting the car. They never did . They sent me a letter, which arrived a day after my vehicle is supposed to be towed from the dealer (on Friday). I had to wait till Monday to tow it away and they charged me weekends storage fee ($25 a day) I planned to just donate the car and it will usually takes 2-3 days. I thought I'll do that by the time they are ready to inspect my car. I called Toyota earlier and they told me they would call me back (2 days - even after inspection). Again, that never happened till now the whole engine compartment is burned up. Most stuffs melted, but I'm surprised they can conclude that it's the serpentine belt. You have to look at my vehicle to believe. Everything there melted and turned black before fireman came (huge fire). I went to check and retrieve the belt and it looked like someone cut it deliberately. I even had hard time opening the hood because they damaged it. . . . . Do you guys think this is a foul play? I got no full coverage on the car. I'm pretty much broke now. . . . And they sorta push me to get rid of my car they said they'll call me to arrange a meeting for inspection. They never did and inspected my car anyway they cut some stuffs like serpentine belt from my engine.

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car image   Battery problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 9
Failure Date: 03/01/2010

2007 Toyota Camry xle -- I saw something on tv that there may be in an issue with power grids/electro magnetic fields and the newer Camry's. My wife has a 2007 Camry and there is full block in downtown tampa (next to teco our hq for power in tampa) that her push-button start will absolutely not work. Initially, I thought it was a battery issue with the responder and replaced it. The push button start worked everywhere except next to this grid and is still an issue -- we have to park one block away to go to that area. Although, there are no direct safety issues with this issue it may be good information for your overall study. There is definitely something there preventing her car to work correctly. Other vehicles in this same area have the same issue.

car image   Battery problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 10
Failure Date: 01/25/2010

I have a 2009 Toyota Camry. On my way home from work around 10:00 pm on 1/25/10. My car shut off while I was driving. I was driving on a two lane road. While pressing on the accelerator and passing a semi truck. As I pulled back into my lane my car just shut off. The check engine and battery light came on. I pulled the car over to the side of the road. And would not start. When I would start the car and put into drive the car would turn off. Then I waited for about 20 minutes. And tired again and it worked just fine and the check engine light turned off. Next day I took it to the dealer and they advised my there might have been some debris in my gas. I always fill up super. I am filling this complaint because I found out today that they are investigating the electrical throttle control on some Toyota's and thought this might be helpful. Thank you.

car image   Battery problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 11
Failure Date: 11/08/2009

S10 appropriate handling re Toyota acceleration problem fm owner of a 2009 Toyota Camry. The consumer found she was unable to enter the vehicle using the keypad. She was able to enter the vehicle using the key itself, but then she was unable to start the vehicle, open the trunk or unlock the doors. There was no power at all. It was determined the vehicle needed a new battery.

car image   Battery problem of the 2004 Toyota Camry 12
Failure Date: 03/03/2008

I had problems with car 1st day. They even gave me a free sunroof and 3 free oil change due to the problem and said everything was fix. But still having problem. Now my Cadillac comvor is out and they refuse to fix after saying it was covered. And my car is only 2004 Toyota Camry.

car image   Battery problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 13
Failure Date: 07/18/2007

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact took the vehicle to have the oil changed and was informed of a crack in the battery. Toyota is unsure if the battery can be replaced. The current and failure mileages were 6,146. The consumer provided the repair invoice. Updated 08/20/07.

car image   Battery problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 14
Failure Date: 11/26/2006

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving 10 mph, the vehicle hesitates at intersections or while idling at stop signs. The vehicle has been taken to the dealer approximately ten times. The dealer replaced the cpu on the computer and the vehicle operated normally for approximately one week. The contact stated that within ten key turns, the vehicle reprogrammed itself and he must disconnect the battery to reprogram it to its original setting. The failure remains uncorrected. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 200 and current mileage was 10,000. Updated 02-12-08 the dealer stated replaced instrument panel assembly, a/c vent closest to steering wheel is loose,and hesitation between first and 2nd gear. Updated 02/12/08.

car image   Battery problem of the 2002 Toyota Camry 15
Failure Date: 01/24/2006

Response to letter received from claims administrator, for Toyota, alleging that all systems were functioning properly for 2002 Toyota Camry. The manufacturer claimed that all systems were functioning properly when the consumer's vehicle suddenly accelerated and ended up inside a travel agency. Several months before the accident, the battery went completely dead. The consumer was informed the battery would not hold a charge and a new battery was needed. Updated 02/23/10.

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car image   Battery problem of the 2004 Toyota Camry 16
Failure Date: 02/15/2005

2004 Toyota solara this car is a manufacturers defect 100%. I have replaced 2 sets of brakes, rotors, calipers both right side. Also both inner tie rod ends and right cv shaft, wheel bearings. A new battery the interior is falling apart and the car is all over the road pulling to the right. Toyota refused to replace most of the parts as they say not covered under the new warranty.

car image   Battery problem of the 1999 Toyota Camry 17
Failure Date: 01/27/2003

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car image   Battery problem of the 1999 Toyota Camry 18
Failure Date: 10/01/2002

While traveling on the highway the battery exploded and acid spilled all over the engine compartment. The dealership is aware of the problem. Mr.

car image   Battery problem of the 1999 Toyota Camry 19
Failure Date: 08/26/2002

Consumer was locked inside of vehicle and without prior warning electrical door lock will not open. Dealership is aware of problem. Consumer was informed that the only problem the dealer could find, was that the battery needed to be replaced.

car image   Battery problem of the 2000 Toyota Camry 20
Failure Date: 06/30/2001

While vehicle was in motion electrical system began to go down ie; lights and air conditioner failed. Engine check light came on, and vehicle shutdown in a rolling stop. Consumer noticed smoke from engine, and was at mechanical auto shop. Mechanic opened hood, and realized engine was on fire. Positive side of battery was completly melted. Hold down clamp on battery may have broken, causing battery to slide and overheat.

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car image   Battery problem of the 2000 Toyota Camry 21
Failure Date: 10/19/2000

Vehicle had a cracked battery that caused acid to leak all over the engine and corroded the coolant reservoir.

car image   Battery problem of the 1998 Toyota Camry 22
Failure Date: 01/23/2000

While driving car went dead and brakes started to fail, this was a very busy road. Consumer took vehicle to mechanic. He said it was the battery, replaced battery. Consumer noticed that the mileage disappeared, and car went dead again. Consumer took car back to Toyota.

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car image   Battery problem of the 1998 Toyota Camry 23
Failure Date: 09/13/1999

Battery was replaced by Toyota (no cost to me ) because it was defective. But the following problem still exists since day one: electric shock when touching door on the way out after turning engine off. When turning engine off.

car image   Battery problem of the 1996 Toyota Camry 24
Failure Date: 02/01/1996

Upon starting vehicle at idle speed, the control valve sticks. This problem has been examined by dealership, and consumer has been told that this was normal. Brakes experience grinding, squeaking, and vibration, rotors were warped and brake pads were glazed, brakes have been replaced, however problem continues. Consumer states there is a suspension problem that is causing uneven tire wear. Vehicle experiences several engine related problems, motor mounts were weak causing steering wheel vibration, 16 valve seals came apart due to being installed incorrectly, water pump leaked, timing belt failed, valve cover leaked, and cam seal was replaced. Vehicle experienced transmission related problems, right outer axle boot was split and leaking grease, cv boots failed twice, shifter was hard and was making noises, dealer found the shifter lever plate was broken, transmission pan gasket was replaced, there was a clunking noise in the rear when going in reverse. The car jack was missing from the trunk and the antenna was inoperable. Dealer found an open circuit in the battery. Consumer noticed a rattling noise under the right front seat, dealer secured seat slide adjuster hook, temperature gauge did not work properly. Overdrive light was inoperable. Vehicle has experienced several fuel related problems, the egr valve assembly, egr modulator, idler control valve, idle air speed control, distributor o-ring, idler bearing, isc valve, and vacuum switching valve have all been replaced, blue smoke was coming out of the exhaust, dealer cleaned the throttle body, fuel injection, and recalibrated the fuel sensor, vehicle was running rough and stalling due to faulty egr vacuum modulator, dealer stated that the valve would default if there was too much oil added, the valve is too small so it will stick or become clogged up with carbon build up.

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car image   Battery problem of the 1997 Toyota Camry 25

Battery corrodes, and vehicle pulls to right.

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car image   Battery problem of the 1996 Toyota Camry 26

Battery leak.

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