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Toyota Camry owners have reported 71 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Toyota Camry 1
Failure Date: 12/15/2013

The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that after starting the vehicle the check engine light illuminated. The contact inspected the vehicle and found that rodents had damaged the electrical wiring by attempting to build a nest inside the engine compartment. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified but no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 6000. Updated 02/11/2014.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Toyota Camry 2
Failure Date: 12/03/2013

The is a service bulletin regarding the replacement of the catalytic converter and reprogramming the ecu. I don't think Toyota notifies current owners of free work to be done that is not an actual recall. Instead they wait to see who finds out on their own. The service bulletin TSB 2404 dated 07-01-04 covers the replacement of the catalytic converter and reprogramming the ecu to resolve the problem. It mentions the smell of sulfur from the exhaust and was apparently the only reason most people had it checked out. My wife's car has had the smell of sulfur for a few years now, but since we don't make it a habit of making our car exhaust smell pleasant we never thought anything of it. Now, the check engine light is on and the catalytic converter needs to be replaced but her car is over the 8 year, 80,000 mile limit of the TSB. If we were notified of Toyota's design error earlier and had the catalytic converter replaced and the ecu reprogrammed for free, we would not be looking at a $1000 repair bill in our future. We should not have to pay for Toyota's error, we already paid for the car.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Toyota Camry 3
Failure Date: 06/04/2013

The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Camry solara. The contact stated that the check engine warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was determined that the oxygen sensors needed to be replaced. The dealer did not provide a reason for the failure. The failure mileage and current mileages were 59,000.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2001 Toyota Camry 4
Failure Date: 02/23/2013

I used the date of 2/23/2013 because that is when the problem became full blown but about 2 months before that date the car began surge when I put the car in gear after being parked and while at a stop sign. It sounded then and still sounds like a fly wheel or something under the hood is running at a very high rate of speed. If I had not had my foot on the brake it felt as though I would have gone forward into the car ahead of me. Finally on 2/23/2013 the car started surging and then hesitating non-stop. The check engine light came on and began to blink so I crept back home with fear. When the car hesitates it feels as though it loses power and there's a backfiring sound in the rear. I took the car to aaa, they did a diagnostic on the computer and I had the ignition coil and spark plugs changed but the problem still exists. The surging and hesitation happens when the car is in gear (both drive and reverse) but not in neutral or park and it is constant. I have a fear that either the car will surge ahead while driving on a highway and I will cause an accident or be killed because the car may just completely stop. I contacted Toyota corporate office on 2/28/2014 to see if there was a recall and to ask if they were aware of the problem. The representative said no to both questions, but I see that's no true.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2000 Toyota Camry 5
Failure Date: 11/06/2012

The vehicle experienced catastrophic engine failure. A hole has appeared on the side of the engine. The oil level on the engine was and is full up. The coolant level was full up. No warning indicator lights were in evidence on the dashboard prior to and during the failure. All maintenance was current and most was performed by the Toyota dealer. The mechanic that inspected the vehicle after it was towed to his facility indicated that it was the second year 2000 Camry that he has seen with a catastrophic engine failure this year. Weeks prior to the failure the check engine light and the air bag light illuminated for a short time. They reset themselves prior to the mechanic examining the vehicle and he could find nothing wrong. There was no trouble data recorded in the computer.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 6
Failure Date: 08/20/2012

When stationary at traffic light or stop sign. When a/c is turned on and brake pedal is depressed the entire car is drastically shaking an vibrating beyond controlability. When gear is in neutral the heavy vibration is gone away. Was told by service manager that this is an normal behavior of all cars past 40,000 miles. Was told that I would have to let the vehicle learn my driving habits again since the new throttle body component was installed. Once the unit was installed correctly again engine lights kept coming on thus returning back to the dealership. Took 3 attempts to complete the engine lite issue but the violent shaking and vibration is still going on.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 7
Failure Date: 05/06/2012

My son drove the car on highway about 10 minutes at 10pm and he saw the engine light on and the can was a little bit shaking. After about 5 minutes, the car speed slowed down quickly and there were smoke from front hood. He pulled the car by shoulder, then car was totally dead. The mechanic technician gave a report after checking the car that "waterpump failed and engine ran too long without coolant and melted engine". What a shame the Toyota car quality it is as I was always regularly maintained my car by Toyota dealer.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Toyota Camry 8
Failure Date: 04/06/2012

The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Camry. While parked, the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics where the technician replaced two oxygen sensors. After the repair the check engine light illuminated intermittently and the contact noticed that the interior lights, radio and the mileage on the instrument panel continued to illuminate after the key was removed from the ignition. The contact replaced the battery but the failure continued. On another occasion while driving approximately 10 mph the vehicle stalled without warning. There were no further repairs performed to the vehicle. The approximate failure mileage was 139,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 9
Failure Date: 12/08/2011

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact was driving 30 mph and attempting a left turn when the vehicle lost traction and swerved from one side of the road to the other. The contact stated that the check engine failure light illuminated during the failure. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileages were 57,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2000 Toyota Camry 10
Failure Date: 07/12/2011

On Tuesday, 7/12/2011, I needed to have my 2000 Toyota Camry inspected to get the renewal sticker. I took the car to r&d automotive here in asheboro because a check engine light had come on. Two of the codes would not clear. They had to replace the evaporative emission system canister at a cost of $300. 00, not including labor, in order for the car to pass inspection. I have found online that Toyota has had/is having a problem with these canisters. Therefore, I request to be reimbursed $300 for this canister.


 
car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Toyota Camry 11
Failure Date: 04/01/2011

The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Camry. While driving at any speed, the contact stated that the vehicle would suddenly stall intermittently, then the check engine warning light illuminated. The dealer advised the contact to bring the vehicle in for diagnostic testing. The contact did not inform the manufacturer of the failure since he knew that there were no related recalls. No repairs were performed. The current and failure mileage was 50,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Toyota Camry 12
Failure Date: 01/11/2011

The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that there was a leak on the head gasket and they are unable to repair the problem unless the motor was replaced. The manufacturer was contacted who stated that they were not aware of this failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The current and failure mileages were 99,600. Updated 03/02/11 updated 04/29/11.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Toyota Camry 13
Failure Date: 09/12/2010

2011 Camry with 3000 miles. Going uphill, car seemed to stall-as if running out of gas. I let go of gas and car appeared to be ok. Half a second later, I pressed the gas pedal and car stalled. Dash lights came on, power steering no longer worked. I put car in neutral and tried to start it, would not start. Came to a stop, removed key from ignition and then tried to start care. Car started but sputtered at idle. Car had 3/4 tank and check engine light never came on-other than when dash was lit up from stalling. Took to dealer. Ran diagnostics on it and said everything was ok. They were not able to duplicate issue.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 14
Failure Date: 08/27/2010

The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for recall 09v388000 vehicle speed control: accelerator pedal on June 2010 with 55,000 miles. On August 27, 2010 while approaching the intersection 35 mph the check engine light illuminated and she heard a noise underneath the hood the vehicle stalled after a few seconds the vehicle suddenly accelerated with her foot on the brake pedal. The vehicle will be taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The VIN was not available. The failure and the current mileage was 60,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Toyota Camry 15
Failure Date: 07/28/2010

About 2 months ago I started experiencing a jerking of my car at about 40 mph. My car is a 2002 Camry xle v6. I took it to the dealership and had two tech's ride with me and they experienced the jerking but couldn't determine what it was. Now the jerking is getting worse and is happening at all speeds. I have about 111000 miles on the car presently. I have had a few times where I thought the car was going to stop completely in the middle of traffic. I called Toyota's national office to make sure my dealership hadn't missed a recall or service bulletin and the national office said there wasn't a recall or service bulletin. However, I have found many similar complaints on the internet. The national office offered to call my dealership, which they did, I don't know what they'll do for me since last time they told me until a check engine light comes on they can't do anything. I have never had a check engine light come on.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2001 Toyota Camry 16
Failure Date: 05/10/2010

My 2001 Toyota Camry started developing a problem more than two years ago, where it would start running rough and then stall--or sometimes stall without any warning. I have taken it into the Toyota dealership numerous times, but they have not been able to fix it. If the car stalls or comes close to stalling then the engine light goes on, and the dealership has only been able to reset the engine light. Recently the dealership replaced the charcoal canister when the engine light came on, but that has not helped the running rough/stalling problem. The car seems to run rough or stall if it has gone above 4000 rpms ,and we can moderate the instances of a problem by avoiding sudden acceleration. My fear is that the car will stall in traffic and cause an accident.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Toyota Camry 17
Failure Date: 04/29/2010

2006 Toyota Camry. Consumer writes in regards to a vehicle fire the consumer stated prior to the fire, the engine light illuminated. He looked out the window and saw a woman screaming that his vehicle was on fire. He immediately pulled over to the shoulder, jumped out of the vehicle and then it burst into flames. The cause of the fire had not been determined.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Toyota Camry 18
Failure Date: 04/23/2010

While exiting ez-pass toll my vehicle's engine revved up out of control, as if the accelerator was being floored when I was just barely touching it. I released the accelerator and was able to shift into neutral, apply the foot brake, and pull over safely. Check engine light came on. Took the car in to the dealership and I'm waiting to hear back from them.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2010 Toyota Camry 19
Failure Date: 04/17/2010

The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Camry hybrid. While driving approximately 20-25 mph, the contact stated when she turned the air conditioner on, she had no control of the temperature. When she attempted to change the temperature, nothing occurred. The vehicle was taken to two different dealerships but the dealers were unable to duplicate the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 200. The current mileage was 1,090. Updated 07/19/10. The consumer stated the air bag and check engine light illuminated while driving. 09/30/10.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Toyota Camry 20
Failure Date: 04/10/2010

Defective throttle body after starting the car and putting the car in gear, the check engine light appears and the gas pedal has no effect on the engine. The car will idle along while in drive; however, pressing the gas pedal does nothing. The check engine error code points to the throttle body. My mechanic says that the throttle body is stuck in the "closed" position when this error happens. . Read more...

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Toyota Camry 21
Failure Date: 03/04/2010

We have a 2002 Toyota Camry with a 2. 4 liter engine with a 38, 900 miles in the odometer. And on March 4, 2010 my wife came home from a the grocery store asked me to check the car because of the check engine light iis on. I drove the car for a test drive around our neighborhood for five minutes with the speed of 10 miles to 15 miles an hour. Before I came to the stop sign, the engine start racing, rpm is up the red line, I could hear the engine roar. I step on the brake hard, shift the gear hard into park and turn off the ignition. I was so lucky, I was driving in the right place and the right time with no traffic and kids playing on the street. If my wife would be driving at that moment especially she is an elderly like me, it could be big accident. It's a terrifying experience. I suggest that 2002 Camry should be included in the recall. Before somebody gets hurt. That same day I called Toyota dealership for service appointment.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Toyota Camry 22
Failure Date: 02/20/2010

On 2/20/2010, I drove my 2005 Toyota Camry (le) at 70 mph along west-bond I-630 of little rock, suddenly, the engine warning light was on and the engine was cut off and all warning lights were on. The car had no power for stirring and braking. Fortunately, it was in the morning of Saturday with little traffic on the freeway. I managed to shift from the very left lane to cross two more lanes to pull off about a half mile of distance. The car was in lander's Toyota shop for 3 days. I was told the throttle is malfunction and unable to provide correct air/gas to the engine. It ended up with I paid ~$1100 on parts and labs to fix the problem. This sounds like the cases of the throttle problems amount 1996 camries. Are the throttles the same?.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Toyota Camry 23
Failure Date: 01/03/2010

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Camry. Whenever the contact drove the vehicle at various speeds including approximately 35 mph he noticed that the abs light and engine light appeared on the dashboard. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was informed that rodents were biting the engines wiring. The current and failure mileages were 36000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Toyota Camry 24
Failure Date: 09/20/2009

On 9/20/2009 at 5 pm I was traveling at a speed of 60 miles per hour north on us texas highway 121 and my 2005 Toyota Camry lost all power and the engine shut down. I was engaged in normal highway driving when this occurred. The car is well cared for and has 46,902 miles. Approximately 3 seconds prior to power failure, the check engine light came on. Otherwise, I had absolutely no indication that anything was wrong with the vehicle as it was operating normally. The power loss occurred just north of the alma road intersection and resulted in an extremely dangerous situation as the road was under construction, the road did not have a breakdown lane or shoulder, and the road had a high speed limit of 60 miles per hour. The complete loss in power meant I had no ability to power my car to a safe location; rather, I had to coast between traffic to an area of the road under construction. If traffic had been heavier, this could have easily resulted in a catastrophic, life threatening accident. The car was taken to a local Toyota dealership where the dealer informed me I needed a new throttle body as my throttle body appeared to be "rusted out". The car is kept inside a garage in the warm climate of dallas, texas so I'm not sure how the throttle body "rusted out". Furthermore, the car has had all suggested and required dealership maintenance items performed to it since I purchased it new. The total cost to repair the throttle body was $1,193. 84 which I had to pay as it was not covered under warranty.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 25
Failure Date: 08/21/2009

Letter from congressman kagen on behalf of constituent re compensation for Toyota repairs and car rental costs note: letter forwarded from consumer product safety commission the consumer stated the vvt-I oil line is a rubber hose which routes a high pressure flow of hot engine oil outside the engine block. The rubber deteriorates over time and can unexpectedly break or rupture from 19,000 to over 100,000 miles and can lead to very expensive repairs when running the engine without oil causing severe engine damage. Most owners reported there was no warning from the oil or check engine light and they discovered the problem when they noticed a puddle of oil on the ground. The manufacturing fix was instituted in north America plants in April 2008. The assembly fix was to replace the defective metal and rubber assembly with an all metal oil line. The consumer stated her vehicle lost oil suddenly with no warning. When the consumer approached her vehicle, she noticed a large amount of oil underneath the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was purchased. They were unable to do the repairs, so the vehicle was towed to another establishment where the engine was replaced. According to the letter written by the establishment that replaced the engine; the vehicle's engine had locked up, the engine was tight and oil was all over the engine compartment and under the vehicle. When the engine was removed, they found spun bearings, and the crank and two rods were no good.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 26
Failure Date: 08/21/2009

S10 appropriate handling owner of a 2007 Toyota Camry vehicle had a defective vvt-oil line that cause severe engine damage. The consumer stated the vvt-I oil line is a rubber hose which routes a high pressure flow of hot engine oil outside the engine block. The rubber deteriorates over time and can unexpectedly break or rupture from 19,000 to over 100,000 miles and can lead to very expensive repairs when running the engine without oil causing severe engine damage. Most owners reported there was no warning from the oil or check engine light and they discovered the problem when they noticed a puddle of oil on the ground. The manufacturing fix was instituted in north America plants in April 2008. The assembly fix was to replace the defective metal and rubber assembly with an all metal oil line. The consumer stated her vehicle lost oil suddenly with no warning. When the consumer approached her vehicle, she noticed a large amount of oil underneath the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was purchased. They were unable to do the repairs, so the vehicle was towed to another establishment where the engine was replaced. According to the letter written by the establishment that replaced the engine; the vehicle's engine had locked up, the engine was tight and oil was all over the engine compartment and under the vehicle. When the engine was removed, they found spun bearings, and the crank and two rods were no good.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Toyota Camry 27
Failure Date: 06/11/2009

Check engine light came on. Before I could get it serviced the vehicle started cutting off when I tried to accelerate and with in a day started cutting off when idling. This almost caused me to be in an accident because I was on the highway when the car cut off the first time and someone almost rear ended me. When my car cut off it decelerated so fast that the car behind me swerved to avoid me and ran off the road. The problem is occurring constantly and my car is not safe to drive at this point. I have had diagnostics run on it and I have been told that it needs a throttle body assembly replaced and we are trying to locate the part. When I researched the throttle body, I was shocked to see how many people are also having this problem on Toyota Camrys' with relatively low mileage. My vehicle only has 77,000 miles.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Toyota Camry 28
Failure Date: 04/12/2009

2002 Camry xle v6. . . At 138,000 miles while waiting at a traffic signal during rush hour the engine stalls and after 4 attempts finally restarts. The car continued to not idle the rest of my trip home - stalling every time I slowed down to stop or turn a corner. . . Very unsafe. . . Didn't trust the car to make it to mechanic. Car was towed, mechanic could find nothing wrong. It happened again 3 more times within a week. Same scenario, towed to mechanic, found nothing wrong because the check engine light does not come on and therefore the computer does not register any issues. Mechanic cleaned all sensors, idle valve, dealership and independent mechanic find nothing wrong. Car was fine until July 4, weekend and did the same thing twice again. Mechanic finds nothing because it so random. Same situation in November while turning car stalled because it would not idle, lost power steering and brakes and almost hit another car while turning. 3 mechanics and no one can find anything wrong. Have also experienced the issues mentioned with brakes and rotors which have been replaced 3 times.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2000 Toyota Camry 29
Failure Date: 03/18/2009

My check engine light has been on and off for over 2 years. I have had both catalytic converters replaced, a new gas cap and every other issue the garages have told me are causing the problem. With each fix the light goes off for about a week and then comes back on. Toyota dealerships always tell me it is becuase I do not tighten my gas cap, but I tighten it until it clicks. I am not losing any mileage with the light on or having any other difficulties with car, but I can not pass the emission test with the light on. I feel that the light is on becuase of a glinch in the system or a defect, because I am not experiencing any of the normal problems that come with a check engine light on for long periods of time.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 30
Failure Date: 03/01/2009

Submission of motor vehicle defect notification regarding his 2007 Toyota Camry. Requesting a final attempt to correct the continuing substantial defect(s) or condition(s). *** the consumer stated the throttle sticks, the rpm's stick and the check engine light illuminated.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2001 Toyota Camry 31
Failure Date: 02/06/2009

Oil sludge and gelling problem on all Toyota engines in Camry, Camry solara from 1998 to 2002. I have this issue as well and the car gives out smoke, fails inspection, check engine lights come on and leads to premature engine failure.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Toyota Camry 32
Failure Date: 02/01/2009

The check engine light came on 1/29/09 after car had been parked for about 5 hours. Upon starting the car, I pushed the accelerator down, but did not get any response from the vehicle. It warmed up. I turned the vehicle off and restarted. Accelerator was now working. I took the vehicle to check the diagnostic code. The code read that the throttle body could be failing. I started driving towards Toyota dealership and the check engine light went off. A few days went by with no problems. The next time it failed, I was driving down a main road and had to coast to a side street. Car did not stall, but would only idle. Again no response when pushing accelerator. I had the vehicle towed to the local Toyota dealership. They replaced the throttle body for over $1000 for a new part. They gave me the option to replace the part used for $150. I don't want this problem to happen again a year from now, so I opted to go with the new part. After searching online, this problem is much more widespread than Toyota will admit. It is a clear design flaw that needs to be corrected before there is a serious accident causing major injury or even death. There are at least 50 accounts of this occurring throughout the united states, and the response from Toyota appears to be the same in all instances.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Toyota Camry 33
Failure Date: 01/15/2009

At subzero temperature (below 0) car starts with check engine light on (error code p1128), traction control and vsc disabled. Idle at 600-800 rpm. Engine does not respond to acceleration pedal, so car is not drivable. After warming engine up and erasing error code from ecu car drives normally.


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