Front Suspension Problems of Toyota Camry
Toyota Camry owners have reported 106 problems associated with front suspension (under the suspension category).
#1 - Front Suspension problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry
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. It was Wed., Jun. 22, 2011 when this front suspension issue happened.
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#2 - Front Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Toyota Camry is 4T1BE46K27_. The vehicle involved is 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. It was 03/01/2011 when this front suspension issue occurred.
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#3 - Front Suspension problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry
The owner has 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. This front suspension problem happened on Dec. 23, 2010.
#4 - Front Suspension problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 4T1BE46K69_. The vehicle involved is 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. It was April 16, 2011 when this front suspension issue happened.
#5 - Front Suspension problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry
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. The failure date was 04/01/2008.
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#6 - Front Suspension problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry
The vehicle is a 2008 Toyota Camry. Front struts are leaking 40,000 miles of very careful driving in south florida's paved and pot hole free roads. This problem occurred on Aug. 15, 2010.
#7 - Front Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry
- the owner has 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. This issue happened on Tue., Jan. 30, 2007.
#8 - Front Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry
The vehicle involved was a 2007 Toyota Camry. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 4T1BE46K67_. 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. This issue happened on Apr. 24, 2008.
#9 - Front Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry
I own a 2007 Toyota Camry. Both front struts are leaking oil and had to be replaced. It was Thu., Dec. 24, 2009 when this front suspension issue happened.
#10 - Front Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry
The vehicle involved is 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. This front suspension issue occurred Saturday, January 2, 2010.
#11 - Front Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry
Vehicle identification number (VIN): 4T1BE46KX7_. 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. This problem occurred on Fri., Feb. 5, 2010.
#12 - Front Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Toyota Camry is 4T1BE46K27_. 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. This front suspension issue occurred Wednesday, April 7, 2010.
#13 - Front Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 4T1BK46K27_. 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. This issue happened on Dec. 10, 2009.
#14 - Front Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 4T1BE46KX7_. Consumer 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. This problem occurred on Monday, Jul. 26, 2010.
#15 - Front Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry
The reporting person's vehicle is 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. This problem occurred on 02/25/11.
#16 - Front Suspension problem of the 2006 Toyota Camry
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 4T1BE32K66_. 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. It was Tue., Feb. 2, 2010 when this front suspension issue occurred.
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#17 - Front Suspension problem of the 2005 Toyota Camry
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 4T1BF30KX5_. 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. This problem occurred on Thursday, December 23, 2004.
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#18 - Front Suspension problem of the 2005 Toyota Camry
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 4T1BE32K15_. The reporting person's vehicle is 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. This problem occurred on 04/01/06.
#19 - Front Suspension problem of the 2004 Toyota Camry
The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Toyota Camry solara. : 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. It was Sat., May. 13, 2006 when this front suspension issue occurred.
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#20 - Front Suspension problem of the 2004 Toyota Camry
The vehicle was a 2004 Toyota Camry solara. There was crash involved with this Toyota Camry solara. 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. This front suspension issue occurred Aug. 28, 2007.
#21 - Front Suspension problem of the 2004 Toyota Camry
The vehicle was a 2004 Toyota Camry. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was JTDBE32K54_. 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. This front suspension issue occurred December 12, 2003.
#22 - Front Suspension problem of the 2003 Toyota Camry
The car involved was a 2003 Toyota Camry. While driving at highway speed vehicle vibrated. Dealer stated they were unable to duplicate the problem. The failure date was Monday, March 1, 2004.
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#23 - Front Suspension problem of the 2003 Toyota Camry
The vehicle involved is a 2003 Toyota Camry. While driving 40 mph front end vibrated violently. This issue happened on 12/07/04.
#24 - Front Suspension problem of the 2003 Toyota Camry
There was crash involved with this Toyota Camry. 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. The failure date was June 16, 2005.
#25 - Front Suspension problem of the 2003 Toyota Camry
Crash was involved with this problem. The vehicle involved is a 2003 Toyota Camry. While driving at an unknown speed, the contact heard a loud clunk. The vehicle then turned left and landed in a ditch. After the vehicle came to a stop, the air bag deployed and struck her in the face. She and her grandson sustained injuries and were transported to an area hospital. The vehicle was towed to an impound lot. A police report was filed. The failure mileage was 71,309 and current mileage was 71,359. This problem occurred on 05/16/03.
#26 - Front Suspension problem of the 2003 Toyota Camry
The car involved was a 2003 Toyota Camry. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was JTDBF32K13_. My complaint is about the front suspension of my Camry> suspension appears to be off from factory and it causes uneven wear of the front tires> my vehicle has about 52 k miles and it's had 4 sets of tires already. It has been aligned 3 times and the alignment shop says there is no issues. My mechanic says he has seen the same problem with many Toyota Camry's. This problem has been continues since I purchased this vehicle brand new. It was 02/10/2003 when this front suspension issue occurred.
#27 - Front Suspension problem of the 2002 Toyota Camry
The car involved is a 2002 Toyota Camry. The VIN of the car is 4T1BF30K12_. Vehicle has been back to dealer twice for "wandering". Changes in the road surface cause the car to change directions radiacally. The car was out of alignment when serviced, but this didn't help. Now, the steering wheel is to the left when going straight. Dealer says this is "normal". The car has veered out of my lane many times out of my control. It gets worse at higher speeds. I have adjusted tire pressures with no change.
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#28 - Front Suspension problem of the 2002 Toyota Camry
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Toyota Camry. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 4T1PE30K22_. Vehicle has been back in repair shop several times for pulling to left. As speed increases pulling becomes more severe. Front tires were changed with additional to front alignment. Please describe details.
#29 - Front Suspension problem of the 2002 Toyota Camry
The car involved was a 2002 Toyota Camry. Vehicle will continuously pull to the left or right when consumer is driving. Consumer to gettires replaced due to alignment not being corrected. Contacted dealer ,and the dealer wasnot willing to do anything. This front suspension issue occurred Jan. 2, 2002.
#30 - Front Suspension problem of the 2002 Toyota Camry
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Toyota Camry. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 4T1BF30K12_. This vehicle continues to change direction suddenly and without warning. I have been close to hitting another vehicle on several occasions due to the vehicle veering out of my lane. The vehicle has been out of alignment on four separate service calls at 2 different dealers, yet the problem continues. I find this vehicle to be completely unsafe and impossible to drive without continuously fighting the wheel to keep it in my lane. Mr. This front suspension problem happened on Monday, Mar. 11, 2002.
#31 - Front Suspension problem of the 2002 Toyota Camry
The vehicle was a 2002 Toyota Camry. Vehicle shimmies and vibrates from front end at all speeds. Particularly bad between 40-50mph. At high speeds, not as noticeable, but loud wump-wump-wump noise emanates from front end. Brakes pulsate when decelerating, particularly noticeable at speeds from 50-40mph. This has been problem since car was new. Dealer has responded with balancing tires several times, then replacing. Unfortunately, problem still exists and no resolution pending. Also, car has had a tendency to pull to the left at speed. It was Saturday, June 22, 2002 when this front suspension issue occurred.
#32 - Front Suspension problem of the 2002 Toyota Camry
The car is a 2002 Toyota Camry. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is JTDBE32K22_. Since I purchased my vehicle on 3/30/02 it has been in the shop 6 times for the same alignment problem that I feel has is now and has alway been a major safety problem. I no longer drive my vehilce due to the safety factor. This front suspension issue occurred April 16, 2002.
#33 - Front Suspension problem of the 2002 Toyota Camry
The car involved is a 2002 Toyota Camry. While driving vehicle continuously pulled to the left. Dealership replaced the rack and pinion, and performed a front end alignment, but the problem recurred. The failure date was Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002.
Other Suspension related problems of Toyota Camry:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Front Suspension problems||106|
|Front Suspension Strut problems||42|
|Suspension Noise problems||39|
|Rear Suspension problems||26|
|Strut Failure problems||16|
|Front Suspension Coil Spring problems||11|
|Rear Suspension Shock Absorber problems||11|
|Front Suspension Shock Absorber problems||9|
|Front Suspension Control Arm problems||6|
|Automatic Stability Control (asc) problems||6|
|Grinding Noise problems||5|
|Clunking Noise problems||4|
|Front Suspension Hub problems||4|
|Front Suspension Stabilizer Bar problems||4|
|Sway Bar problems||3|