Toyota Camry Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Toyota Camry reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
What car should I buy?
The Camry wins on reliability and fuel consumption, but carries the highest price; the Subaru is the least expensive but has the highest fuel consumption ad the lowest resale, while the Kia sits in the middle. The Kia is good value-for-money. If fuel consumption is your priority go for the Camry, if not go for the Kia.
Toyota Camry Sportivo 2003: Jumpy when started
Is it ‘jumpy’ every time you start it, or perhaps only when the engine is cold? If it is the latter it could be that it’s not getting the correct enrichment and that could be a temperature sensor issue on the motor. If it happens every time you start up it could be that the engine needs a tune-up.
Toyota Camry: Key replacement cost
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What large sedans do you recommend?
When buying a used car no matter the make or model the most important things are condition and service history. Buy the best car you can afford within your budget, one with a full and creditable service history. The Toyota Camry and Mazda6 are good reliable vehicles.
Toyota Camry 2000: What should the tyre pressure be?
The recommended tyre pressures are detailed in your owner’s manual, and they are also shown on a sticker on the driver’s door pillar.
Toyota Camry 2015: Does a missing compliance plate devalue it?
It’s hard to put a number on the price reduction you could expect on a car without a compliance plate. People suspect the car could be dodgy when the plate is missing. Who is to say that the missing plate isn’t out there somewhere on another car? I would be reluctant to buy a car without a compliance plate.
Mazda 6 vs Toyota Camry
There’s no reason to think the Hybrid will not last as long as a regular petrol vehicle.
Toyota has been making hybrids for many, many years and they have never shown any sign of being less durable or reliable then the company’s petrol models. The batteries are said to last the lifetime of the vehicle, so there’s reason to be concerned about that either. The thing with the hybrid is the higher purchase price. That’s offset by the lower fuel consumption, so the longer you keep the vehicles the greater the chance to recoup the extra initial cost.
The other thing to consider is that hybrids work at their best in stop-start city traffic, they are not so good out on country roads where the petrol engine comes into play more of the time.
What car should I buy for $70,000?
You’ve pretty much covered the field there, so it should come down to what you want from your car. Do you want comfort, safety, fuel efficiency, offroad capability, cabin space? If you are mostly driving on the highway, then a diesel SUV is probably the best bet. I would rule out a dual-cab ute because of comfort, unless you need the flexibility a ute gives you. I would rule out a hybrid, they’re not at their most efficient on the highway; they’re better suited to town use. Based on your annual mileage I wouldn’t keep the car any more than 3-4 years, that way you’ll have a decent resale value when you get out of it.
How long do the batteries in a 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid last?
The batteries used in Toyota hybrids have been good for many hundreds of thousands of kilometres, so it’s surprising that yours has failed after so few kilometres and just four years old. I would approach Toyota and put your case for a refund to them.