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Rear Suspension Problems of Toyota Camry



Toyota Camry owners have reported 25 problems related to rear suspension (under the suspension category).

car image   Rear Suspension problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 1
Failure Date: 05/20/2011

I recently purchase a 2008 Toyota Camry se. Soon after I bought the car from Toyota of sanford, located in nc, I notice my tires were cupping and making a lot of noise. I bought new tires and the noise stopped. Just recently I took the car to midas to have a brake job. While the mechanic had the car on the lift, he observed that the rear struts were leaking fluid and advised me to contact Toyota. Upon further investigation, I have found that there are many of these new Camrys with the same problem. My car only has 51000 miles on it and I think that Toyota needs to own up to this problem and issue a recall to address this problem. I work very hard every day to provide for my family and pay my bills and feel that it is a shame for me to spend twent-thousand dollars on a vehicle that starts to fall apart within two years. Thanks for allowing me to communicate this on-going problem and for serving the american people.

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car image   Rear 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.

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car image   Rear Suspension problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 3
Failure Date: 03/21/2011

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. While routine maintenance was being performed by an authorized dealer, the contact was told that the rear driver's side strut was leaking fluid. The contact was also told that it was normal. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 34,000. The consumer stated he spoke to a third party mechanic and was informed struts were supposed to be sealed and if there was a leak, it was because the strut was defective. Updated 04/01/11.

car image   Rear Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 4
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   Rear Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 5
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   Rear Suspension problem of the 2010 Toyota Camry 6
Failure Date: 12/10/2009

Purchased 2010 Toyota Camry in 12/10/09. Car/tire was wobbling, felt that alignment was out. I took vehicle to dealer on 12/21/09. I was told that one of the tires was off. Dealer service just rebalanced rear passenger tire and inflated well beyond required psi's. Car continued to wobble, and drive with a distortion in ride and have to hold steering wheel to the left to keep the car straight. Went back for service on 1/23/10. Again, service admitted radial pull. They rebalance the wheels, and realigned the car and that didn't correct the problem. Dealer put 4 new tires and realigned. Problem continued. Car is not sitting on the frame properly but service will not admit it. Took car to service again on 2/13/10. Again a 4 wheel alignment was performed and didn't fix the problem. Took to service again 3/8/10 complained that car isn't driving properly, I have to hold my steering wheel a certain way to keep the car driving straight. Went for a test drive due to the distortion, wobbling of car and was told that Toyota tires roll from left to right. Incredible! the car accelerates when coming to a stop and steering wheel is turned to the left to go straight. One side of the car is higher than the other. When I asked what was done to the car, I was told that they made some adjustments and was dismissed. People driving behind me flash their lights at me and I've been stopped and told that my car is crooked . I can feel it and see the same thing. Service inflated my tires to over 42psi's. That's too much air. This car is still drifting to the right or left depending upon which way the tires are moving from "left to right", in which I was told this is a Toyota thing. Insulting! I feel this was done in order to mask whatever the real problem is. I traded a 2004 Camry that had the same issues. I had over 30 alignments, 4 brake jobs, a steering shaft replaced and 4 sets of tires in 4 yrs. I have documentation on that car. This car is doing the same thing. Feel unsafe.

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car image   Rear Suspension problem of the 2005 Toyota Camry 7
Failure Date: 10/01/2008

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Camry. While driving 10 mph he heard a noise coming from the rear of the vehicle around the trunk area. When he drove over a bump the noise was more frequent. The dealer stated that rear struts and strut mounts were loose and the estimated cost for repair was $600. He contacted the manufacturer and they gave him a discount on the repair cost. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and the current mileage were 24,000. Updated 4/22/10 the consumer also stated the speedometer always read 4 miles per hour slower, but the dealer refused to address the problem. Updated 07/06/10.

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car image   Rear Suspension problem of the 2004 Toyota Camry 8
Failure Date: 05/01/2008

The inner steering column shaft became detatched on my 2004 Toyota Camry 4 dr le sedan. It started making a noise and the complete steering column had to be replaced at a cost of $950. 00. Toyota would do nothing because they said the car had 60,000 miles on it and it was out of warranty. Also the rear struts wore out at about 30,000 miles.

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car image   Rear Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 9
Failure Date: 06/03/2007

Vehicle information: 2007 Camry se v6 purchased in toronto, ontario, canada in Sep 2007 ? vehicle manufacturing date Aug 29, 2007. Deficiencies: 1) hesitation the vehicle would not respond to acceleration (even with full throttle) after driving in heavy traffic (stop and go) or driving very passively. This symptom is consistence and hesitation is long and common is 80 klm speed. The vehicle does not down shift at all. Change my dealer after reporting it twice with no action. New dealer has acknowledged the problem and has reprogrammed the transmission chip as per TSB. (will pick up the vehicle today) 2) crackling noise from control are and dashboard next to windshield during entire cold season. Noises appear every few second. Over 90% of the problem disappears during warmer weather. Change my dealer after reporting it twice with no action. New dealer has acknowledged the problem and has added additional insulation as per TSB to control area only. The dashboard noise next to windshield could not be replicated. I have to bring the vehicle to dealer during winter month to replicate the problem before any action is taken. 3) thumping noise from rear end of the vehicle on bumps (like a lose watermelon in your trunk). Again, first dealer did nothing. New dealer has acknowledged the problem and has added additional insulation to struts as per TSB, 4) high revving and transmission not in gear in sudden acceleration. Similar response as you are driving a manual transmission and you continue to accelerate while changing gear. New dealer suggest that the reprogramming should take care of this.

car image   Rear Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 10
Failure Date: 06/27/2006

Upon acceleration a deep thud is heard in the rear end area. All possible areas of loose articles were checked. Dealer cannot seem to find. Rear wheel well material comes loose and hangs. Dashboard had to be torn out to fix ac rattle. Jbl bluetooth radio malfunctioned and needed replacing.


 
car image   Rear Suspension problem of the 2003 Toyota Camry 11
Failure Date: 04/28/2006

: the contact stated while driving 25 mph depressing the brake pedal the vehicle accelerated. This occurred four times. The first 3 times the vehicle was stopped with excessive pressure to the brake pedal. The last time the vehicle struck a pole. There was a police report taken at the scene of the accident. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop for body repairs caused by the crash. When the vehicle was inspected the first three times diagnostic testing did not identify any codes. Also, while carrying 125 pounds of bird seed in the trunk, the vehicle began to veer to the left on a slushy road. When the bird seed was moved to the front passenger seat the vehicle operated normally. The manufacturer was alerted. Updated 7/11/2006 - the consumer reported these incidents to the dealer but they told the consumer that nothing was wrong.

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car image   Rear Suspension problem of the 2001 Toyota Camry 12
Failure Date: 08/31/2003

Purchased 2001 Toyota Camry xle on 03-15-2003. I have been having problems with squeaking from the rear going over bumps. I called folsom lake Toyota for some advise, the gentleman said use a spray lubricant on all the joints and this should correct the problem. This did not work. On October 16, 2003 I went to folsom lake Toyota and spoke with a service rep regarding this problem. He brought up the car on his system, which it was disclosed to me the vehicle when traded to them had rear suspension squeaking, I also saw this on his computer for myself. I went in on Saturday oct 18, 2003 for my appointment. After 2 1/2 hours the assistant service manager phil disclosed to me the vehicle had severe suspension problems. He would not put this on a work order for me to show what the problems where. He did indicate he would speak with the managers of the sales department on Monday October 20, 2003. I have not heard from him. I called the service department and was told he would be left a message. This vehicle was sold to me as a certified used vehicle, which doesn't seem to mean a damn thing. I would like this to be investigated due to the fact the car had this problem when they took it in and they put a temporary bandage on it until they could pawn it off. I would not have bought this car if it had been disclosed to me that the suspension had a problem. I want to be reimbursed all payments made, my down payment and to have Toyota financial paid off as if this transaction never took place. This is not the quality I expected out of Toyota. I will be taking this vehicle and filing a complaint with b. A. R.

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car image   Rear Suspension problem of the 1999 Toyota Camry 13
Failure Date: 05/01/2001

Letter and attachments forthcoming via us mail. No safety defect listed.

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car image   Rear Suspension problem of the 2000 Toyota Camry 14
Failure Date: 03/06/2001

Rattling or popping noise emanating from the rear of vehicle as vehicle slows down to a stop on an incline or hill, with vehicle's orientation faced downward wrt the decline. Had local Toyota dealership, antwerpen conduct a 15k check up and determine if there are any tsbs or recalls; service advisor said that no record exist. Loud popping noise could originate from rear strut system. Saw recall of rear axle falling off; antwerpen Toyota service advisor said no such recall of TSB for this VIN.

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car image   Rear Suspension problem of the 1998 Toyota Camry 15
Failure Date: 07/29/2000

Driving at highway speeds with 2 children & luggage car "bottom outs" when going over highway dips.

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car image   Rear Suspension problem of the 1998 Toyota Camry 16
Failure Date: 12/28/1999

Brakes continue to fail intermittently even though a brake kit was installed at 4,000 miles. New master cylinder was installed as well. At times brakes go all the way to the floor and car does not stop. Suddenly loud noise happens and car jerks and stops. All struts have been replaced and solved crunching noises. Relay switch installed to solve lock problem. Car is falling apart before my eyes!!.

car image   Rear Suspension problem of the 1999 Toyota Camry 17
Failure Date: 09/07/1999

Vibration at speeds of 40mph and higher. Vibration most apparent at 60mph and higher. When steering wheel vibrates, car feels unsafe/unstable. Vibration is very apparent throughout the car. Hands shake and can feel in arms and legs. Vibration causes my lower back to hurt everytime I drive it. Never had back problems before. Dealer states that they reblanced the wheels. Claims the vibration is the road. However, no other car I've ever driven has had so much vibration. Can even see passenger seat constantly vibrating. Have taken the car to the dealer three times. Second time dealer states that they rechecked the wheel balance and phase matched front tire. Left car at dealer for three days they did not even look at the car. Dealer refuses to repair the car. Help! help! help!.

car image   Rear Suspension problem of the 1996 Toyota Camry 18
Failure Date: 08/12/1997

Our 1996 Camry was rearended on 8-12-97. The insurance company totaled at first then said it had to be repaired. We rejected the car due to the unsafe condition. I was forced by auction to go pick up car. (11000 dollars later) I towed it home. I also towed it to get an estimate from another Toyota dealer. (that was 3000 more dollars of work) after paying for this car for 1 year and not being able to drive it we turned it in. (repossesed) Toyota motor credit was notified of the work it needed. They auctioned it and now some unknowing person is operating that car. The car is very unsafe, I have written everyone I can think of about this and no one seems to care. If you can give me any help on this matter it would be greatly appreciated. Randy mitchell 102 bermuda ln. Moyock nc 27958 919-435-6826.

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car image   Rear Suspension problem of the 1998 Toyota Camry 19

I tried working with Toyota to resolve there issues, but becasue the warranty time is expired they won't assist in fixing there defects. I was told if I wanted to pay the $2,000. 00 bill they would be happy to order the parts. The head lamps are so dim I have nearly hit deers in the road on 5 seperate occasions I know these can't pass fmvss requirement. The drivers seat is loose in the track and rocks when accelerating and stopping. The front struts mounting brackets rattle, shake, vibrate and bang. The steering wheel vibrates while turning. The rear stuts are too weak for the vehicle so people can't ride in the rear or the car bottoms out. The car alarm somtimes works and somtimes doesn't. The burlwood dash is splitting,craking, fading and peeling. I was told by the asst. Service mgr. At the Toyota dealership that Toyota is aware of all these defects and it's a result of poor engineering and vehicle test validation. I then heard him tell a mechanic "what people think just because it's a Toyota it doesn't ever break" he then laughed and said these cars are the worst. I think we need some help in making Toyota fix there known defects because this is uncalled for.

car image   Rear Suspension problem of the 2002 Toyota Camry 20

The problem of my car a Toyota Camry 2002 gray 4 doors v6, I number of series 4t1bf32k12u015122 it has presented me the problem since he buys it a blow in the part of behind of the same right side, I have taken it to the dealer where adriel car buys it they have changed him several pieces but the expensive one continues equally. They put him substitution of the same car, of the Camry 2002 and they even requested of the pattern Lexus se 300 but I turn out to be the same thing that the original pieces. I have understood by what they have told me in shop of the dealer that there are other models of the same one with the same situation. My continous car under the same conditions and tomy it affects me since it is not a cheap car that they assure it manages confident and I dont feel sure in the same one. They allege that Toyota of p. R. He knows in this respect but I have not received answer none. At the moments it bothers me the noise there is even daughter of 9 yeras old this she doesnt want in the later part of the car since the noise bothers him. Helped me in all information that you can offer me on the studies that have been carried out of this vehicle the same as if the same one is feasible in p. R. Since I subjected my case to daco that is a service of help to the consumer but the only thing that have made it is to verify the car they realized the condition that has, they verified another model in the same dealer for the inspector of daco I break wind it was the same as mine. Me the only thing that I want is that they help me to solve my problem giving neccessary information or they investigate me to solve my problem. At the moment I want that of being possible fot the verifications that undergo me cancel my contract and I am returned my money since they dont find solution to my problem and youthis affecting my health and that of my daughter. Right now I am waiting the citation that daco. I am afraid I sit down without protection because I have those of losing. Ak.

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car image   Rear Suspension problem of the 2000 Toyota Camry 21

The vehicle experienced the same defect with the rear axle as stated in recall 00 v 154 000, however the vehicle identification number was not included in the recall.

car image   Rear Suspension problem of the 1997 Toyota Camry 22

The rear end bottoms out too easily. Vehicle must approach a slight dip in the road at a very slow speed so that the rear end does not slam down.

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car image   Rear Suspension problem of the 1998 Toyota Camry 23

Continuous noise from rear as if the car is going over a series of bumps. The vibration can be felt on the steering also.

car image   Rear Suspension problem of the 1996 Toyota Camry 24

When vehicle accelerates or stops the back area moves forward and backwards. The dealer has been notified.

car image   Rear Suspension problem of the 1998 Toyota Camry 25

Problems with rear suspension bottoming out going over dips, bumps, etc. Have become more pronounced over time. Anytime you have any passengers, even one small child, in rear seat, the car bottoms out and scrapes the street surface. Even backing out of our driveway, which is slightly elevated, causes the rear to bottom out and scrape the driveway. When driving at the speed limit, it will bottom out on slightly rough road. We have contacted the dealership's service department but they have advised us that there is nothing that can be done about the problem. They are very aware of the problem with the suspension but insist that Toyota built the car with a soft suspension for a soft ride. The result is a car that bottoms out continously if you have any passengers in the rear of the compartment or a load in the trunk.