Toyota Camry - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Toyota Camry owners have reported a total of 16,829 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 (3,371 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Camry
1
  2018 Camry
158
  2017 Camry
53
  2016 Camry
112
  2015 Camry
166
  2014 Camry
320
  2013 Camry
244
  2012 Camry
521
  2011 Camry
574
  2010 Camry
634
  2009 Camry
1,295
  2008 Camry
1,056
  2007 Camry
3,371
  2006 Camry
474
  2005 Camry
968
  2004 Camry
945
  2003 Camry
929
  2002 Camry
1,192
  2001 Camry
400
  2000 Camry
637
  1999 Camry
756
  1998 Camry
743
  1997 Camry
677
  1996 Camry
564

  Common problems of Toyota Camry

The following chart shows the 28 most common problems for Toyota Camry cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's vehicle speed control (2,856 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (1,971 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Toyota Camry

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Vehicle Speed Control
2,856
  Engine And Engine Cooling
1,971
  Service Brakes
1,669
  Equipment
1,423
  Air Bag
1,217
  Visibility
1,176
  Power Train
1,063
  Electrical System
846
  Structure
827
  Steering
789
   
  Suspension
704
  Tire
412
  Seat Belt
302
  Unknown Or Other
296
  Exterior Lighting
235
  Gasoline Fuel System
209
  Other Fuel System
200
  Seats
176
  Wheel
136
  Electronic Stability Control
118
  Latches/locks/linkage
116
  Air Brake
37
  Child Seat
18
  Parking Brake
16
  Interior Lighting
8
  Traction Control System
7
  Forward Collision Avoidance
1
  Diesel Fuel System
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
  2017 53379,6211    
0.14
  2016 112331,3842    
0.17
  2015 166335,1423    
0.17
  2014 320425,6504    
0.19
  2013 244249,2675    
0.20
  2012 521523,6566    
0.17
  2011 574470,1297    
0.17
  2010 634304,2548    
0.26
  2009 1,295399,9359    
0.36
  2008 1,056195,05410    
0.54
  2007 3,371581,02811    
0.53
  2006 474197,65612    
0.20
  2005 968406,09113    
0.18
  2004 945321,67314    
0.21
  2003 929390,69115    
0.16
  2002 1,192433,11216    
0.17
  2001 400312,20817    
0.08
  2000 637396,64618    
0.09

  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
  2018 Camry
128
  2017 Camry
30
  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
63
  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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