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Front Suspension Strut Problems of Toyota Camry - part 1



Toyota Camry owners have reported 42 problems related to front suspension strut (under the suspension category).

car image   Front Suspension Strut problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 1
Failure Date: 06/01/2012

2007 Toyota Camry. Consumer writes in regards to struts repairs when the consumer took the vehicle for a regular maintenance check-up, he was informed the struts were leaking and needed to be replaced. The cost for the struts along with the alignment of the struts was $1100. The consumer for over three years about the brakes squeaking constantly and how bumpy the drive was.

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car image   Front Suspension Strut problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 2
Failure Date: 10/20/2010

2007 Toyota Camry. Consumer states there was movement coming from the front suspension struts and they leak oil. Suspension front struts need to be replaced.

car image   Front Suspension Strut problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 3
Failure Date: 08/13/2010

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that when the vehicle was parked he noticed fluid leaking from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was inspected by the dealer who informed the contact that the struts had failed. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000. Updated 01/24/11 the dealer refused to fix the vehicle free of charge. Updated 02/07/11.

car image   Front Suspension Strut problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 4
Failure Date: 01/01/2009

Copy of ltr to Toyota re potential sticking accelerator pedals in his 2008 Toyota Camry. The consumer stated the radiator exploded. The dealer stated there was a defect. Also, the front struts needed to be replaced. The consumers wife noticed when the vehicle idled, cold air replaced hot air. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the problem was identified as the water pump.

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car image   Front Suspension Strut problem of the 2003 Toyota Camry 5
Failure Date: 08/11/2006

2003 Toyota Camry xle, pulls to the left after repeated alignments, complaints to dealers, and tire rotations. Danger is that it pulls into the line of oncoming traffic and causes premature tire failure. Internet is full of "left pull" complaints, but almost no "right pull". . . Strut mount design or assembly is dangerously flawed.

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car image   Front Suspension Strut problem of the 1999 Toyota Camry 6
Failure Date: 06/23/2005

The contact stated the strut plates were making noise. Vehicle was taken to a mechanic, and he stated the strut plates should be replaced.

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car image   Front Suspension Strut problem of the 1998 Toyota Camry 7
Failure Date: 11/20/2004

All 4 struts worn-out and leaking on a vehicle less than 60,000 miles . Driving with bad struts was horrible! very loud rattling noise. Was told by auto shop that this is a common problem in the 1998 Camry. The result was a repair bill of $800. 00. I could not afford to replace all 4 struts so replaced only 2 at a cost of $500. 00!!.

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car image   Front Suspension Strut problem of the 2002 Toyota Camry 8
Failure Date: 05/18/2004

Dealer resurfaced the fronts rotors and replaced the pads. At 21,000 miles the front rotors were resurfaced and the pads were replaced again. At 23,000 miles the front pads were replaced for a third time and at 42,000 miles they replaced strut mounting. At 43,000 front and rear brakes were replaced for the fourth time.

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car image   Front Suspension Strut problem of the 1997 Toyota Camry 9
Failure Date: 01/06/2004

Crunching /rattle from front struts when traveling over bumps or dips in road. The struts were replaced and I was advised at time of the installation that the new struts would not resolve this issue. This was a design flaw and no resolution exits.

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car image   Front Suspension Strut problem of the 1999 Toyota Camry 10
Failure Date: 09/11/2003

My 1999 Camry (52k mile) sedan was in for service and I asked that clunking and sqweek in the front end be checked. After driving it, they informed me that the rubber top mounts on the macpherson struts were split and needed to be replaced. They said it was a common problem and they had replaced a lot of them. It cost approximately $350. I have owned 9 front wheel drive vehicles in the past 18 years and this has never occurred before. I think Toyota is trying to get by without fixing that should probably be classified as a defect. This product should be recalled and fixed.


 
car image   Front Suspension Strut problem of the 1997 Toyota Camry 11
Failure Date: 03/30/2003

Front driver's side strut rattle present for two years. On 03/30/03 during a drive at 56 miles/hr speed, strut rattle on the driver's side grew worse suddenly and front end of the vehicle started shaking violently. The vehicle was immediately stopped on the shoulder of the road. On checking under the hood, the left strut center bolt came off completely and its threads were completely stripped. Strut came off the mount sleeve. After a new strut is put on the vehicle, the damaged strut is checked and its top threads (where the center nut gets fastened) were partially stipped.

car image   Front Suspension Strut problem of the 1998 Toyota Camry 12
Failure Date: 03/20/2003

Front noise if passing over bumps. I have been told this very common to Toyota Camrys for this year the dealer states the only way to get rid of the noise is to replace the front struts at cost to me.

car image   Front Suspension Strut problem of the 1999 Toyota Camry 13
Failure Date: 01/08/2003

The struts have gone bad in my 99 Toyota solara. I've checked message boards on the net and a lot of solara owners have this same problem with the struts. I am not under warranty so the dealership will not fix this. It seems to be a Toyota defect and not normal wear and tear.

car image   Front Suspension Strut problem of the 1999 Toyota Camry 14
Failure Date: 01/07/2003

My 1999 Camry has squealing sound in the front end and its strut mounts are bad for a while before it reached 50000 miles. I never imagined such a problem with Camry. It was not like people said that Camry had very good records. My car has many problems associated with it such as engine light has been on and off and never solved. I paid $99 once for the checking and dealers paid many times. The anti-lock brake does not feel right and the brake can not stop car fast enough that contributed a accident in 2001. The door side trim has been off the line and looks ugly, etc. I feel a lot of headache with it.

car image   Front Suspension Strut problem of the 1997 Toyota Camry 15
Failure Date: 12/14/2002

Consumer states that vehicle's front right strut has been destroyed. When vehicle drives over bumps it makes loud noise. Please provide additional information. Ts.

car image   Front Suspension Strut problem of the 1997 Toyota Camry 16
Failure Date: 11/16/2002

Front right suspension at strut mounts make a noise when driving over small bumps in the road at 20 to 30 mph.

car image   Front Suspension Strut problem of the 1997 Toyota Camry 17
Failure Date: 03/04/2002

Consumer states front end rattles around the tire areas on bumpy road, dealer replaced strut mounts.

car image   Front Suspension Strut problem of the 1999 Toyota Camry 18
Failure Date: 02/26/2002

Mcpherson strut upper bushing is loose and makes loud sounds when going over most bumps. Appears the upper mount opening is too large and allows the strut to move around. Dealer quotes $585. 00 to replace both front struts. This seems a defect and not normal wear.

car image   Front Suspension Strut problem of the 1997 Toyota Camry 19
Failure Date: 01/17/2002

A onging problem relating to the crunching/chunking sounds coming from the suspension area(front). Numerous complaints to the Toyota officials has not even merited a minor concern. Estimations to fix the strut assembly varies from $500-$700 dollars. Seems like to me that with all these complaints about the same thing, with the same year and make vehicle, somebody would get the message that there might be a problem. If they cared.

car image   Front Suspension Strut problem of the 1999 Toyota Camry 20
Failure Date: 12/01/2001

All 4 struts are leaking and need to be replaced. Dealer's estimated cost is $1700. 00. The car has 56k miles (80% freeway).

car image   Front Suspension Strut problem of the 1998 Toyota Camry 21
Failure Date: 11/12/2001

Front struts experienced leaking, strut mount supports noisy.

car image   Front Suspension Strut problem of the 1997 Toyota Camry 22
Failure Date: 08/01/2001

Car : 97 Toyota Camry le 4 cylinder three major problems 1) blue smoke at cold-starting (mileage: 87 miles -Aug. 2001) engine gave off blue smoke from the exhaust when cold-starting in the morning. After replacing valve stem seals (paid around $1000 to a Toyota dealer for the repair), the problem was solved. 2) power steering rack & pinion leaking (mileage: 87kmiles -Aug. 2001) power steering rack & pinion leaked and a mechanic replaced it with a new one. 3) egr vsv failure (mileage: 100 kmiles -oct. 2004) check engine light came on. Obd ii scanner says "insufficient egr flow. " a mechanic replaced egr vsv and the problem was solved. 4) front strut mounts failure ((mileage: 87 kmiles -Aug. 2001) both front strut mounts made noise. After a Toyota dealer replaced it, the problem was solved.

car image   Front Suspension Strut problem of the 1996 Toyota Camry 23
Failure Date: 03/30/2001

While driving at approximately 40 mph felt a slight loss of power which was corrected by itself. A minute later, wheels locked up, and vehicle came to a stop. Transmission repair shop informed consumer that transaxle cracked and it broke off where it was attached to the body. Differential unit locking was torn up, and center support was wiped out. Transfer case also broke where it went onto the body. Dealer also stated that there was chunks of metal found from the differential drain plug. Consumer had electrical problems with vehicle including starting problems. Strut failure. Key and lock problems. Windshield wipers faulty. Interior and brake light failure.

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car image   Front Suspension Strut problem of the 1998 Toyota Camry 24
Failure Date: 03/27/2001

Whenever vehicle ran over a bump/pothole, etc. , it caused hard banging noise under front of vehicle. Dealer notified, and informed consumer that vehicle out of its warranty, and not covered under a recall. Consumer states that dealer says strut parts are on back order due to the problem being nationwide.

car image   Front Suspension Strut problem of the 1997 Toyota Camry 25
Failure Date: 03/01/2001

The right front strut mount has been determined by fowler Toyota to be broken. It only has 31,000/warranty is 36,000/3 years. Fowler Toyota said that this was not supposed to happen with a car with that many miles. I contacted the district manager to ask that Toyota would pay for the repair. He refused because it was past the 36 months. He said it was not a safety factor.