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Toyota Camry owners have reported 101 problems related to front suspension (under the suspension category).

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 1
Failure Date: 06/22/2011

I am writing about the prevalent problem of leaking struts or shocks on the 2009 Toyota Camry. I took my car in for an oil change at 47,000 miles and was told that one of my struts is leaking, and it will cost approximately $339 to fix it. I have noticed that several complaints have bee lodged about this situation.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 2
Failure Date: 04/16/2011

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. While the vehicle was undergoing a routine oil change, the mechanic discovered that the front driver and rear passenger struts were defective and leaking. The vehicle was taken to dealer who inspected the vehicle and advised that the struts leaking was a normal occurrence and should not be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 30,477, and the current mileage was 31,000.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 3
Failure Date: 03/01/2011

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the vehicle was difficult to control at highway speeds and would shake excessively. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was inspected and stated that all four struts and strut rods both front and rear were leaking and needed to be replaced. A private mechanic confirmed the identical failure. The manufacturer had not been notified. No repairs were performed. The current mileage was 50,000. The approximate failure mileage 48,000.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 4
Failure Date: 02/25/2011

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry xle. The contact stated that when driving at various speeds and attempting to turn in either direction, the steering wheel would exhibit an unusual noise. After taking the vehicle to a dealer for inspection, he was advised that the left front strut had a severe leak and that the intermediate shaft needed to be replaced as well in the steering column. The vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and advised him that it was not covered under warranty. The failure mileage was approximately 53,600.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 5
Failure Date: 12/23/2010

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that after having routine maintenance performed on the vehicle, the mechanic advised her that the front struts were leaking oil and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted and advised her that it was normal and didn't need to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 49,000.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1998 Toyota Camry 6
Failure Date: 10/10/2010

I notice the same issue with my Camry the noise is constant it makes a rattling noise in the front and then it also squeaks in the front. I bought it to pep boys 6 times and they can't find the problem it is a horrible noise that is very loud.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 7
Failure Date: 08/15/2010

Front struts are leaking 40,000 miles of very careful driving in south florida's paved and pot hole free roads.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 8
Failure Date: 07/26/2010

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. When the vehicle was serviced by an independent mechanic for routine maintenance she was informed that the front passenger side struts were leaking. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 33,830 and the current mileage was 33,840.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 9
Failure Date: 04/07/2010

The contact leased a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact had taken the vehicle to an independent mechanic for a safety inspection. The technician detected that the struts were defective, and the vehicle failed to pass inspection. The authorized dealer was notified and stated that the service warranty had expired. The failure and current mileages were 33,000.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 10
Failure Date: 02/05/2010

February 5, 2010 leaky struts on Toyota Camry I have purchased my 2007 Toyota Camry from dch Toyota dealership in simi valley. I have been informed by 2 certified mechanics outside of the dealership that my struts were leaking. They found the problem when they did an oil change, brakes and tire replacements. I took the car to dch Toyota for an inspection when the car had only 30,000 miles on it, they said that it was normal seepage and they did not make a note in the computer that they had inspected it. The car was still under warranty at that time I took the car to them again yesterday when the car had 60,441 miles on it. The dealership's mechanic indicated that the struts were leaking excessively and that could cause the tires to wear out much more quickly. By the way, I have replaced all 4 tires and the rear brakes during the 3 years that I've had the car. I'm certain that it's highly unusual for the struts to leak at such low mileage. The two certified mechanics outside of dealership have had the same opinion. I have print outs of numerous complaints about the same issue from other Camry owners who have reported their problems on various websites on the internet. Dch Toyota has told me that I would have to pay $2,300. 00 to get the struts replaced additionally, all 4 rims on my car have rusted completely all around the rims. They have asked me to take the car into the dealership on February 19th for them to have it inspected by their district manager. After the inspection, they will let me know if they will replace the rims under manufacturer warranty or not. I need your help with this matter because I believe that leaky struts is a defect has not gotten attention from Toyota manufacturers even though there have been a lot of complaints. The problem will cause my tires and brakes to wear out much much more quickly.


 
car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2006 Toyota Camry 11
Failure Date: 02/02/2010

One of the front springs (part# 48131-aa331) of my wife's 2006 Toyota Camry broke in two and the dealership recommended replacing both springs. According to the dealership, the sharp edge at the point of breakage could have punctured a tire, if one of the pieces dislodged. The car had only 41,000 miles on it.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 12
Failure Date: 01/02/2010

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that when he was having the two front tires on the vehicle changed, the mechanic noticed oil leaking from the front right strut along with dust accumulation. He stated that the strut needed to be replaced. He had not spoken with the dealer or the manufacturer. The vehicle has not been repaired. The current mileage was 42,440. The failure mileage was approximately 42,400.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 13
Failure Date: 12/24/2009

I own a 2007 Toyota Camry. Both front struts are leaking oil and had to be replaced.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 14
Failure Date: 12/10/2009

2007 Toyota Camry xle purchased in thousand oaks CA at dch Toyota. Took car in for oil change service at independent repair shop in Dec 2009 and was told that the one front strut and two rear struts were leaking. The car has approx. 43000 miles - they and I were both shocked that 3 out of 4 were leaking. Shop recommended that I replace all four struts for $1500. Was told if I didn't have them replaced it would eventually affect my suspension. Took car next to Toyota dealer for recall, and had them check struts too. They indicated that only both rear struts were leaking, and recommended replacement too - not urgent but soon. Called another independent Toyota shop - this shop said there was a technical service bulletin on this issue to clarify what is a true leak, and that I shouldn't worry. I am shocked that Toyota dealer didn't mention service bulletin to me. So, I am not sure if this is a real problem or not. I will have struts looked at again at next service appt.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 15
Failure Date: 04/24/2008

My 2007 Toyota with only 14,000 miles on it is already out of alignment and wearing the inside of the tires. I thought that I had a defective tire because of the thumping noise and was told by the dealer that it was because I did not rotate the tires. I had rotated the tires 1 time during the 14,000 miles and the rear tire was "cupping" the same as the front tire. This proved that the alignment was bad probably from the factory. I talked with the salesman at the dealer and he said that I should probably have an alignment done every 6 months. I have never had to get an alignment done on a new car until I bought new tires. They did not offer me anything even though the car is still under warranty. I feel that this is a safety issue due to the fact that if I were someone who was not aware of what was going on with my tires due to improper alignment from the factory and the tire would wear on the inside (as mine are) where it is not noticeable there could be blowout of the tire resulting in a serious accident and even death. I would like to see Toyota issue a recall on all 2007 Camrys for front end alignment or else reimbursement for those who have had to get their vehicle aligned (as I am about to) due to the fact the dealers are unwilling to warrant this work. I have read consumer web sights and there are a lot of these cars with the same problem. Please, in the interest of safety, make Toyota accountable for this failure of design.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 16
Failure Date: 04/01/2008

I own a 2008 Toyota Camry and have had a few serious problems that were never recognized by the Toyota dealer which I always serviced the car. They range from small to serious. Front struts seem to be leaking hydraulic fluid, I also complained about a steering problem to the dealer, they inspected the car and told me they found nothing wrong. The steering issue was very apparent, and now has gotten worse. When cornering at low or higher speeds the car seems to skip, and controlling the car gets much more difficult, which becomes a serious safety issue for me. There where service bulletins available for these issues but yet my car was never repaired. Another issue I have noticed has been with braking, the car will vibrate dramatically once brakes are applied. The brakes have been replaced and rotors have been cut 5 months ago. The car has new tires and has been aligned in the past 6 months as requested by the Toyota dealer, yet the steering problems persist. I feel very unsafe driving this car, in back of my mind I feel like something serious might happen every time I get in this car and drive it. I have no confidence driving this car.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2000 Toyota Camry 17
Failure Date: 03/01/2008

The car is a 2000 Camry and it was purchased new. I purchased a one year service policy. After a few years I got a factory recall to replace something in the front end - the struts I believe. It has been satisfactory since then and I have about 71,000 miles on the car. About three months ago when I brake there is a funny noise from the front left wheel. It is not every time I brake however. It does not sound like the brake pad wear out noise but more of a rattling scraping kind of noise. The car brakes ok however. I have had this car serviced without fail on schedule with lubs, tires, balancing, and inspections by the local dealer and nothing was ever found in the left front end. I checked the web and it seems thousands of us Camry drivers have this problem. I recommend Toyota call back these vehicles to correct this problem at no cost to the owners.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2004 Toyota Camry 18
Failure Date: 08/28/2007

My husband and I just recently bought a 2004 solara. At first everything was good then the tire pressure light came on and would never turn off. That has been going on for like 4 months now. The big incident/problem is I was driving 10mph and the car started to drift to the right. I attempted to correct this issue by turning the steering wheel to the left but it would not correct. So I slowly pushed on the brakes and it would not stop. What finally stopped me was the wheel fell off. Yes the wheel fell off. And due to the fact that the wheel fell off I ended up sideswiping 2 cars in the process of trying to get the car to stop. When the police got there they said it was a mechanical failure and that the tire rod had snapped way before I sideswiped the first car cause he found a snapped bolt and parts 3 feet away from the first vehicle. Then he told me that the same thing happened to someone else a few days ago and that the car is unsafe. I had 3 babies in the car ranging in age from 2 1/2 to 6 weeks old. I am very unhappy cause the car is totaled and it was not even my fault. The accident report was made out and in it it says it was a mechanical failure and that the airbags did not deploy so I was not speeding in a residential area. I just think about it now and thank god it happened in a neighborhood and not on the street for if it had I would probably ran into the gas station right outside of my neighborhood. I feel this car is very unsafe and that the tire rods and suspension should be checked regularly . The sad part is it had just gone in for servicing about 2 weeks ago and they said nothing was wrong. I just wish I had known this car does that and that it had as many problems as it did before I bought it. I feel since it was a mechanical failure Toyota dealership should have to pay for it and not me because it was not my doing it was the cars. Seeing as how it just happened I do not know if it will be fixed.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 19
Failure Date: 01/30/2007

- the contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The vehicle was pulling to the right and she was told by the dealer that it was operating normally. The manager drove the vehicle in the left lane and experienced no pulling. However, when driving in the right lane there was pulling to the right, and he also stated it was normal due to the road conditions, crown in road. The contact was constantly pulling the wheel to the left while driving. The failure occurred each time the contact drove the vehicle , and was concerned about the safety risk involved. The contact has experienced this since purchasing the vehicle on may 30, 2006 and she thought it would subside and it was currently the same but has not gotten worse. The dealer replaced the struts ,and stated this may not make a difference and thad the same failure again. Updated 02/22/07.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1998 Toyota Camry 20
Failure Date: 11/20/2006

Blue smoke come from tail pipe after car sit for a few days and the front right strut or something on that side rattle. The date is when I first heard the noise but the previous owner heard the noise a year or two after purchase,she had the struts changed and the noise is still there.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2004 Toyota Camry 21
Failure Date: 05/13/2006

: the contact stated while driving at any speed the vehicle drifts to the left. The vehicle is kept in control by turning the steering wheel to the right. Although the dealer has inspected the vehicle several times the problem can not be duplicated.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2005 Toyota Camry 22
Failure Date: 04/01/2006

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Camry. The tires had to be replaced every 10,000 miles. The contact took the vehicle to a service station and was informed that the strut bolts needed to be replaced. The struts were replaced with a camber bolt kit. The vehicle has not been taken to the dealer. The current mileage was 31,000 and failure mileage was 10,000. Updated 5/5/08.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2002 Toyota Camry 23
Failure Date: 09/10/2005

I have a 2002 Camry and there is a knocking sound when making left hand turns. I've noticed several other complaints that are similar, so this must be a defect with the car. I was told that my struts and mounts needed to be replaced - along with my brakes.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1999 Toyota Camry 24
Failure Date: 06/20/2005

1999 Toyota Camry soon after we purchased our 1999 Toyota Camry my wife and I noticed that every time we went over the speed bumps in our apartment complex at very low speeds we would hear a noise - a click/clack at the left front tire - not loud but distinct. I called the local Toyota dealer - stevens creek Toyota and described the issue to the service manager & requesting an appointment. He assured me that this is simply the brakes that are "being seated" and not an issue. The noise continued and became louder with time. As this point we were beyond the warranty period. I took the car into melody Toyota and asked the mechanic to diagnose the issue as the noise was much louder and occurred whenever we go over any pothole etc, not only bumps. . The mechanic reported that this was a broken strut arm or stabilizer arm. I asked if there was a warranty as I had complained to stevens creek Toyota when the car only had a few thousand miles. The mechanic stated there is no warranty or recall on this item. I asked if the issue was common and the mileage and he responded I have seen this issue on a number of Camry's - the mileage is irrespective - low miles or high. I have not had the issue resolved as he stated it would not hurt the car. Per the mechanic there must be tons of cars that have had this issue repaired. I believe that Toyota is fully aware of this issue for quite some time as well.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2003 Toyota Camry 25
Failure Date: 06/16/2005

The consumer stated that his 2003 Toyota Camry was having a problem with the front end of the car. The car was pulling to the left when driving. The car was taken to the dealership three times, but problem recurred. The alignment has been checked five times to see if that was the cause of the problem. There has been so success in the correction of the pulling to the left. The manufacturer has been contacted, and a claim was filed for the consumer. The vehicle was involved in an accident since the last time that the dealer saw it. The car pulled to the left and ran off the road. Then, hit a tree. The consumer could not prove that the car was at fault. There were no injuries. A police report was taken. At this point, no one could determine what was wrong with the car, it could be the suspension or the steering. The speed was 35 mph when the accident occurred.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2005 Toyota Camry 26
Failure Date: 12/23/2004

Purchased new, 2005, Toyota Camry xle on December 21, 2004. Returned car to dealer on December 23, 2004 due to severe problem with alignment of front end. Car veers toward left if not holding steering wheel tightly to prevent veering. Service department releases car, stating faulty flange, spring, and bolt. Does not replace faulty parts, has to order. Car unsafe to drive, but dealer does not provide loaner. Told to drive car until replacement parts are available, at an unspecified time, up to 3 months wait. Meanwhile, steering extremely difficult and dangerous. Unecessary wear and tear on tires.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2003 Toyota Camry 27
Failure Date: 12/07/2004

While driving 40 mph front end vibrated violently.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2002 Toyota Camry 28
Failure Date: 10/17/2004

I have a 2002 Toyota Camry and the front left wheel well makes noise. This is the second Camry that I have owned and our first one also had the defect. It was a 1999 Camry. Every time I hit a bump there is a noise in the wheel area. Not sure what it is but since this has now happened on my second Camry obviously this is a defect.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2002 Toyota Camry 29
Failure Date: 08/18/2004

2002 Toyota Camry lev6 w/15" rims. Car is unstable at high speeds. We are now on our third set of tires and the car only has 21,000 miles on it. First set (continental) became bald on outside edge of both front tires at 9000 miles. Tires were rotated (front to rear, rear to front) and front end alignment was done. Tires became bald on outside edge after only 8000 miles (17000 total miles on car). Dealer replaced all 4 tires with dunlop and I had to pay for a four wheel alignment. After 2500 more miles car again became unstable at high speeds. It started at about 75 mph and as the tires wore it became unstable at lower speeds 55-65 mph. The dealer replaced all four tires again with michelin this time and did another front end alignment. Now with only 1200 miles on the new tires it is again becoming unstable at high speeds 65-75 mph. We would like Toyota to acknowledge the problem and come up with a solution.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1997 Toyota Camry 30
Failure Date: 05/06/2004

While driving at 65 mph there was severe vibration in the front end also, had problem with the automatic transmission.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2003 Toyota Camry 31
Failure Date: 03/01/2004

While driving at highway speed vehicle vibrated. Dealer stated they were unable to duplicate the problem.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2004 Toyota Camry 32
Failure Date: 12/12/2003

The car has pulled or veered to the left since purchase on 12/12/2003. The car has been aligned twice and the tires rotated twice but the car still pulls to the left. This is a safety problem since the car pulls into incoming traffic. The tires will begin to wear unevenly.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1997 Toyota Camry 33
Failure Date: 10/31/2003

Front suspension rattles terribly. Struts were replaced, did not solve problem. Toyota is aware of a design flaw and refuses to fix the problem. Nhtsa should force a recall.