Speed Sensor Problems of Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry owners have reported 3 problems related to speed sensor (under the vehicle speed control category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Toyota Camry based on all problems reported for the Camry.

car image   Speed Sensor problem of the 2002 Toyota Camry 1
Failure Date: 09/13/2009

Follow up to complaint 10060829 I have the Camry now 8 years. The problem as described in the original complaint has showed up off and on for the years I have had the car. Most of the time on the freeway. Just a few seconds, never did I lose control of the car. Then in beginning Sep 09 the check engine light came on. I had auto zone get the code, but they could not read anything. I had a hard time starting the car after that. I had my mechanic check out the car the next day. Nothing was found. Fourteen days later, driving out of a strip mall parking lot, the car engine revved violently, no sticking pedals, not even touching the gas pedal. And check engine light came on again. Next morning no problem whatsoever to drive to the repair shop. It took the mechanic a while to diagnose the problem. He replaced vehicle speed sensor, 9/14/2009. Since that timei have not noticed the sudden unintended acceleration yet. The repair bill was just under $ 700. Asked mechanic if this was normal wear and tear. He said no.

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car image   Speed Sensor problem of the 2002 Toyota Camry 2
Failure Date: 06/27/2005

Contact states the speedometer fluctuated while driving and the rpm gauge fluctuated on its own. The first three times this happened the car slowed down . Consumer felt the shift change while she was driving. This last time the speedometer gauge went up to 60 mph while she stopped in traffic, and when she accelerated the speedometer shot up to 80 mph. She took vehicle to a dealership 4 times, and they told her that nothing was wrong. She tried to contact the manufacturer, but has not been able to reach them. This happened since June 2004. They changed the transmission, and the speed sensor in June -2004 after the first 3 times this happened. Currently, they told her nothing was wrong with the car.

car image   Speed Sensor problem of the 2004 Toyota Camry 3
Failure Date: 03/01/2005

Vehicle speed sensor malfunctioned. The speedometer needle would fluctuate while driving and sometimes wouldn't work at all. The odometer became stuck on the same mileage for 3-5 days. The dealer replaced the speed sensor and speedometer assembly several times. The consuemr traded the vehicle in because the dealer was unable to permanently rectify the problem.

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