Toyota Camry - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Toyota Camry owners have reported a total of 17,092 problems for their cars built in the 24 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Toyota Camry. The 2007 Toyota Camry cars have the most problems reported (3,399 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Toyota Camry

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Camry
7
  2018 Camry
211
  2017 Camry
60
  2016 Camry
120
  2015 Camry
179
  2014 Camry
337
  2013 Camry
253
  2012 Camry
539
  2011 Camry
599
  2010 Camry
644
  2009 Camry
1,309
  2008 Camry
1,068
  2007 Camry
3,399
  2006 Camry
478
  2005 Camry
975
  2004 Camry
956
  2003 Camry
934
  2002 Camry
1,199
  2001 Camry
400
  2000 Camry
640
  1999 Camry
759
  1998 Camry
744
  1997 Camry
679
  1996 Camry
564

  Common problems of Toyota Camry

The following chart shows the 29 most common problems for Toyota Camry cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's vehicle speed control (2,889 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (2,012 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Toyota Camry

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Vehicle Speed Control
2,889
  Engine And Engine Cooling
2,012
  Service Brakes
1,688
  Equipment
1,454
  Air Bag
1,236
  Visibility
1,183
  Power Train
1,101
  Electrical System
856
  Structure
834
  Steering
805
   
  Suspension
709
  Tire
413
  Seat Belt
309
  Unknown Or Other
296
  Exterior Lighting
238
  Gasoline Fuel System
211
  Other Fuel System
207
  Seats
180
  Wheel
142
  Electronic Stability Control
123
  Latches/locks/linkage
116
  Air Brake
37
  Child Seat
18
  Parking Brake
16
  Interior Lighting
8
  Traction Control System
8
  Forward Collision Avoidance
1
  Diesel Fuel System
1
  Lane Departure
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Toyota Camry of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Camry model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Toyota Camry model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Camry Model Years

Camry
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2018 211185,3521    
1.14
  2017 60379,6212    
0.08
  2016 120331,3843    
0.12
  2015 179335,1424    
0.13
  2014 337425,6505    
0.16
  2013 253249,2676    
0.17
  2012 539523,6567    
0.15
  2011 599470,1298    
0.16
  2010 644304,2549    
0.24
  2009 1,309399,93510    
0.33
  2008 1,068195,05411    
0.50
  2007 3,399581,02812    
0.49
  2006 478197,65613    
0.19
  2005 975406,09114    
0.17
  2004 956321,67315    
0.20
  2003 934390,69116    
0.15
  2002 1,199433,11217    
0.16
  2001 400312,20818    
0.07
  2000 640396,64619    
0.08

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Toyota Camry is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2019 Camry
3
  2018 Camry
152
  2017 Camry
33
  2016 Camry
43
  2015 Camry
30
  2014 Camry
91
  2013 Camry
82
  2012 Camry
81
  2011 Camry
81
  2010 Camry
192
  2009 Camry
185
  2008 Camry
64
  2007 Camry
358
  2006 Camry
70
  2005 Camry
152
  2004 Camry
199
  2003 Camry
142
  2002 Camry
203
  2001 Camry
58
  2000 Camry
85
  1999 Camry
112
  1998 Camry
129
  1997 Camry
70
  1996 Camry
122


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