The refined Camry has long been one of our top choices among family sedans. Predictable handling, good brakes, a smooth, quiet ride, and excellent reliability remain Camry hallmarks. Redesigned for 1997, the Camry only marginally improved over the well-regarded previous generation. The 2.2-liter four-cylinder is somewhat sluggish, but the 3.0-liter V6 is smooth and energetic.
Alerts
There are 4 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
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Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2005. Side and head protection air bags available from 2001, standard from 2007. ESC available from 2002, standard from 2010. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking available from 2015, standard from 2018.
Road Test

The refined Camry has long been one of our top choices among family sedans. Predictable handling, good brakes, a smooth, quiet ride, and excellent reliability remain Camry hallmarks. Redesigned for 1997, the Camry only marginally improved over the well-regarded previous generation. The 2.2-liter four-cylinder is somewhat sluggish, but the 3.0-liter V6 is smooth and energetic. The front seats are comfortable, and the rear is relatively roomy. The steering feels light but is fairly quick.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.2-liter 4 (136 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 (194 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2000 Toyota Camry owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"Front wheel had two inches of play and needed to have the Ball Joints replaced"

Marilyn B., OR (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"ball joint started making noises. Mechanic indicated that it wasn't emergent but that we should consider repair"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Bushings

"answer that on last page"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"I have had to have the bushings replaced three times in the past 12 months and have the sway bar replaced twice"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed rear bushing and control links replaced due to wear after over 200,000 miles. Consider this a maintenance repair"

Anonymous, MI (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering leaks

"Continual leak had the pump refurbished, but it is still leaking."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Drops of steering fluid on garage floor. Having to add fluid to PS reservoir. My Camry is older. It is a 1997."

Anonymous, UT (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Because of the cars age, the leak was from a rotted fluid hose"

John C., NY (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Vehicle was leaking fluid in the right front tire area. Two pressure lines were leaking. Two power steering pressure lines were replaced"

Anonymous, AL (2000 Toyota Camry)

"Power steering pump front seal leak, would cost about $1,000 to repair, which is about 1/2 the value of the car. Have elected to put in Lucas Oil power steering stop leak product, which has slowed the leak, but not stopped it"

Randy T., AZ (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Dealership wants $2,800 to fix numerous leaks in the power steering system. Declined"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Car needed some of the steering lines replaced due to rust, car is 15 years old!"

Erik B., NS (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"power steering pump started failing, spraying power steering fluid on engine, creating bad smell in interior vents. Replaced power steering pump"

Jarod J., IL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Power steering rack leak. Camry is 1995 not 2000. Selection choices at beginning of survey didn't include 1995"

Anonymous, AB (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"steering fluid was leaking and the pump was defective ( I had it replaced 3 years ago with a now closed repair shop). They replaced the pump, and within 3 month, it leaked again. They replaced with another pump free under warantee and all is well now"

Anonymous, OR (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"strut broke and ruined 2 tires with it's sharp edges"

David M., MI (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"vibration and noise"

Marilyn J., CA (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Rear struts starting to leak and rattle when driving on bumpy pavement. Normal wear and tear in this otherwise great vehicle"

William H., ME (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Struts: rusted through. Had to replace front two. Cost $1000"

Anonymous, IN (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"worn shocks caused loose and bouncy ride"

Anonymous, WI (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"When I did the bounce test, the car bounced a little more than it should. With people in the back seat, it seemed like the rear bounced a lot. Front struts are fine, only replaced rear"

Anonymous, OH (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"I needed to replace my shocks."

Anonymous, MO (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Upon purchase, the rear struts were worn, as bumps caused the vehicle to bounce and undulate. Since the tires were new and not wearing oddly in the first 1k miles of ownership, we did not repair the struts until a problem with the wheel bearing in the front right made us bring it in to fix both. It is still in the shop."

Anonymous, (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"the shocks struts were worn out and the car bottomed out easily"

Anonymous, MO (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"struts are clunking like crazy"

Benjamin R., NY (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The Rear struts need replacing at the momet."

John A., OH (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"I know that the suspension had to be replaced but not sure exactly what that entailed. Some other problems were addressed at the same time."

Anonymous, MD (2000 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to replace the struts"

Anonymous, OR (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace front shocks/struts and will have to do the same with the rear."

Robert G., FL (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Just time to replace them. They were worn out."

Anonymous, NJ (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear shocks/struts wore out and had to be replaced. These were the original shocks/struts as far as I know since the car was only 3 years old with 28k miles when I bought it and I never needed to have them replaced before"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Car ride became too bouncy. My mechanic recommend that I replace the rear struts in September 2014. After inspecting the car in March of 2015, he recommended that I replace the rear struts. Total cost of the two repairs = $1037.00"

Mark A., CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Replacement struts required tightening"

Anonymous, CO (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"The struts simply wore out. It had been 80,000 miles since they were last replaced"

Walter S., IL (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Bouncing while driving"

Robert H., NE (2000 Toyota Camry LE)

"the shocks needed replacement because the car was bottoming out on the bumps in the road"

Henry L., FL (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Shocks are worn out, but will cost $2,000 to replace. Stalling"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Had to replace all 4 recently after AAA diagnostics recommendation"

Grandison G., CA (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Struts had to be replaced a second time due to parts failure"

Anonymous, OH (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"steering"

Anonymous, GA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"had to replace"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"I have had all four struts replaced twice in the past 12 months"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"the ride was unacceptably bumpy/hard for my partner (she's very sensitive to bounces, bumps, dips.. typical city-driving problems) so I replaced all of the struts with what I thought would work (Monroe sensa-tracs). Unh-uhh! Not recommended"

Terrance B., IL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"we,ve had the struts replaced twice and they still sound like they are about to fall off"

Anonymous, CO (2000 Toyota Camry)

"Replaced all struts, they were totally shot. But the car is 15 yrs old"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal wear"

Anonymous, NH (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"During extremely cold weather the right front strut broke through and was bumping the body of the car, so I had to have it fixed immediately. Could only drive to a nearby garage so as not to do further damage to the vehicle and since the car wanted"

Andre F., IL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced 4 times"

Anonymous, MD (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"Both front springs broke"

Anonymous, NH (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"was told these under the car suspension items were shot and needed replacement.Oil from here leaks onto the garage floor."

Anonymous, WI (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"It's all normal wear and tear. Its completely normal."

John A., OH (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The springs were beginning to rust so the repair shop replaced them"

Walter S., IL (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"needed to replace torsion bars"

Gary H., MO (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace a tie rod. It was bent. I'm pretty rough on taking bumps... My bad"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Toyota Camry CE 3.0-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Rack and pinion, which was a rebuild, failed. It was out of warranty but dealer replaced for half the price of another rebuild. Seems to work fine"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"During the past 6 months I have noticed when steering only to the right around a curved highway at speeds greater than 50 mph the steering wiggles from the front end of the car to the rear end of the car. It is like the rear steering needs to catch up with the tension and steering of the front of the car. The car does a strange sort of oscillating movement for 2 - 5 seconds before it stabilizes. This does not happen when going through a highway curve to the left, nor does it happen when turning right or left in town when making any kind of 90 degree or less turn at typical city speeds. Through very subtle curves to the right on the highway I do not notice the issue. I only notice the issue when there is a highway curve of approximately 20 - 30% curvature."

Anonymous, CO (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Rack and Pinion needed to be replaced. It was causing tire wear. This issue was connected to the ball joint damage."

Marilyn B., OR (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"leaks service corrected it"

Anonymous, GA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Experienced a seized universal joint in the steering mechanism"

Anonymous, ON (2000 Toyota Camry CE 3.0-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"vibration and pull. Seems like it gets fixed but it keeps happening"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Tie rods

"with 420000 miles the bushings on the right rear was worn out also replace the two front tie rod ends"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"both outer tie rod tie ends went bad"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Just worn out because of years use."

Anonymous, AB (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Tie rods were replaced last month" When asking the year there wasn't a year for my car 1994 is the correct year"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Tire wear is uneven

"Failed inspection due to uneven tire wear. Tire store said problems with suspension. Joints and struts needed substantial work, for the first time. Should have paid more attention to occasional vibration, especially during turns"

Anonymous, MA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Replaced 4 tires with 4 wheel alignment"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"CV joint on driver side worn out; had to replace half axle"

Michael E., CO (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Bad bearing (noisy) - fixed"

Anonymous, MO (2000 Toyota Camry 3.0-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"emission hose cracked"

Charles C., CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"THIS CAR IS A 1997 TOYOTA CAMRY. YOUR FORM GAVE NO CHOICE FOR CARS OLDER THAN 2000. A check of the car's computer indicated a problem with the EGR. Probably why the engine light is lit on the dashboard"

Anonymous, OH (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"According to Pep Boys the entire emissions system needed to be replaced from the engine to the rear including any equipment in the trunk. Cost was $1200 and I'm now not even sure the work was really justified. I have since gone to a much more reliable repair shop"

Terry D., CA (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Catalytic converter failed"

Anonymous, NH (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"We got a reading in the analysis 0446 that indicates a carbon filter for emissions. Doesn't affect running of vehicle."

Anonymous, (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The 'engine 'light' came on and eventually I had to replace the evap canister."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Evap solenoid failure"

Anonymous, (2000 Toyota Camry Unsure 3.0-L V6)

"For the last 5 years or so, the check engine light stays on all the time, even after the indicated oxygen sensors on the problem list have been replaced. For the last two years, the track off light has stayed on all the time, even when it's clear traction control is on."

Anonymous, MI (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Change entire emissions system. Toyota EVAP canister failed. Parts warranty covered problem."

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The only warning was Check Engine light"

Anonymous, BC (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine light came on. Determined to be faulty valve in ECR. Had to order part. Did not affect drivability and they assured me I would not be polluting."

Janice H., CA (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"first it's one thing, spend $$$ to get that fixed, then something else pops up, another couple hundred, goes on and on. Doesn't seem like anyone is able to correctly diagnose what actually needs to be done. Just replace everything until the light goes out."

Scott C., CA (2000 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Catalytic converter failed"

Paul T., NH (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Kept getting an check engine light and receiving and error code indicating that there was an emission control issue. Eventually replaced the EGR Vacuum Switching Valve that solved the problem. Cost was $126 for analysis, parts and labor"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light with error P0401"

Anonymous, NC (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"When temperature rises above 65 deg F, the Check Engine Light comes on. Car continues to function normally. Car runs perfectly, but I suspect the MPG decreases slightly. Since my other newer Camry is my primary car, this is not an issue. Also, since I drive the 2000 infrequently, I can pass the emission inspection since there is less than 3K miles on it on the past year ."

Norman R., PA (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"replaced catalytic converter, need to replace charcoal box."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"forward catalytic converter required replacement in order to pass smog test"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Vacuum leak"

Anonymous, TN (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"egr valve failure"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"charcoal filter needed to be replaced - dash board indicator light flashed on"

Walter C., GA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"check engine light was on - had to replace system for $700"

Becky T., MN (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Continuous check engine light. I have not fixed it because it is expensive to fix and the car runs fine"

Anonymous, AL (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Problem was sensor in the exhaust system"

Rodney M., WA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Check engine light went on and Toyota dealer did a diagnostic on it which indicated a problem with the EGR. Sorry, I do not have the work order at the house at this time so cannot give details. Total cost of repair, replacement parts was over $800.0"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"A check engine light code P0446 points to the EVAP system vent control being incorrect in general. Mechanic unable to isolate the vacuum switching valve (VSV) that's causing the problem. Dealer wants to replace the charcoal canister for $500! Crook!!"

Anonymous, MS (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"My check engine light was on and the mechanics traced it to the EGR. I have not replaced it yet but I plan to when I can afford it"

Anonymous, IA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"the valve stuck"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Vapor canister assembly failure; $230.00 repair"

Anonymous, OH (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"check engine light came on--had to replace"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The check engine light comes on and the vehicle doesn't pass the state emission test. The fix is thoUSnds of dollars. I don't want to pay that and I don't want to replace the vehicle. I have taken it to numerous mechanics"

Anonymous, MD (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Trouble light comes on intermittantly"

James P., NY (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Rollover valve failure"

Marilyn D., NV (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel cap

"I had to replace the EGR and the fuel cap. The car has over 123,00 miles"

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"There was no indication of the necessity to check that the cap is properly closed after refuelling."

Anonymous, BC (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"over tighten caused the problem replaced with a new one"

Anonymous, NY (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel gauge/sender

"Fuel tank gauge on dashboard did not show decreases during high-speed trips on highway. We could not trust the gauge. We replaced a part, and everything works well now"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Fuel injection system

"There is a repeat issue with oil leaking into the cylinder that causes a lot of smoke and costs $1200 to repair at each occurence."

Anonymous, (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"fuel injector needed replacing"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Replaced injector on #3 cylinder. Before dealer had figured it out had replaced spark plugs & wires twice in a 6 month period"

David B., MD (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel pump

"The fuel pump was the original factory fuel pump that was mounted on a new engine provided free of charge by Toyota in 2007 due to a engine "sludge" recall that affected our vehicle. Our car is a 1999 model that is virtually identical to 2000 models"

Anonymous, MS (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Had to replace two sensors"

Anonymous, GA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Pressure sensor is faulty. Gas cap must be opened regularly to prevent check engine light from going on"

Krystal W., UT (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"As of my last maintenance 4/8/17, my mechanic told me that both air fuel sensors are bad, so the car will not pass a smog inspection next year (it wasn't required this year and it passed last year.) I intend to replace the car soon, so have not invested in repairs"

Meredith M., CA (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The car would not start or stall while being driven, which required the replacement of the oxygen sensor"

Anonymous, SC (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Sensors give out but thay lasted a long time so i replace them as needed"

Felix G., NJ (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"It started over a year before I got it fixed. Finally got the work done in order to pass inspection."

Anonymous, DC (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"dashboard warning lite came on"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Cannot fill tank over half-way mark as there is a strong smell of gas, probably due to a leak. Fuel Dash indicator lights up after a while when reset but is ignored for driving. Car is a back-up only."

Anonymous, (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Every possible part on the EVAP system failed in a 3 month period and that is literally. This required multiple overnight repairs by the mechanic. After the entire system was replace, then the NEW Toyota EVAP canister failed. Fortunately, it was replace under part warranty. A big hassle taking the car in so frequently."

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light comes on, goes off. This has been an on going problem for years but the car continues to run fine. My Camry is 19 years old with over 234,000 miles on it and I plan on keeping it until I need to replace something like the transmission. And then I will purchase another Toyota!"

Anonymous, NJ (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"O2 sensors failed"

Paul T., NH (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced two O2 sensors"

Anonymous, NY (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Sensor had to be replaced along with engine seals since the seals leaked oil and caused the sensor to go bad"

Anonymous, GA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"The car would not remain in idle, it would start & immediately stop"

Crystal L., CA (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Original O2 sensors went bad due to age. As to be expected with a 14 year old vehicle. Replacement sensors do not give me the same mileage as the old ones, but I don't drive the same anymore either so it's hard to pinpoint the cause"

Anonymous, OH (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"To meet emissions had to change out exhaust sensor. I guessed it was the one on the large catalytic and replaced both parts. Stupid design had O2 sensor on top of catalytic so changed both. Stupid computer couldn't tell which sensor was bad"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Check engine signal was on and the oxygen sensor was failed"

Hong Z., VA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Check Engine light Replaced fuel tank cap--did not fix. Replaced EVAP Canister--did fix"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Check Engine Light - Charcoal Canister/Vacuum Switching Valve"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"replace both of them"

Anonymous, NY (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Trouble light on frequently"

James P., NY (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"The catalytic converter has been replaced twice"

Anonymous, NJ (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Exhaust leak"

Anonymous, MA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"worn out and leaking"

Anonymous, ON (2000 Toyota Camry 3.0-L V6)

"Worn out. Was an after market. Replaced with Toyota converter"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Became defective and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"aftermarket Cat Converters don't last long. poor reliability after one year"

Anonymous, MA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"There is an issue with codes not appearing for the catalytic converter."

Anonymous, (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Car had to catalytic converters. Removed one, and then emission test okay."

Anonymous, MD (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to replace the Catalytic converter three times within two years."

Anonymous, VT (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"second time I have had to replace catalytic converter at an exorbitant cost (almost $1000) just to be able to get it registered in California"

Scott C., CA (2000 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Lasted for 19 years and 189,000 miles all in Michigan. Amazing the original equipment lasted as long as it did!"

Patrick B., MI (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed and had to be replaced (both)"

Jan K., MA (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light nearly always indicates rear oxygen sensor on convertor needs to be replaced. When it was replaced (4 times in two years), the light comes back on in a few miles. We've given up on repairs"

Anonymous, MI (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Computer unable to determine of converter or sensor was problem so changed both. Toyota wanted over 2K for whole new exhaust system 3 converters and 3 O2 sensors. Guessed and changed large rear set. I won"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Had to replace catalytic converter"

Ian S., NJ (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"leaking"

Mark K., NY (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Check Engine Light came on; error code indicated sensor for catalytic converter was out of range, possibly due to exhaust leak at catalytic converter joint. Repair required replacing the catalytic converter"

Anonymous, MA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"The exhaust pipes and catalytic converter have rusted through because the car has been driven short distances routinely and thus can't heat and burn off excess moisture"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"TOYOTA charges $3000 a new catalytic converter made by them"

Anonymous, NY (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"2 yrs ago had replaced and engine light comes on for this"

Anonymous, MD (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Exhaust leaks

"leak at flexible hose between manifold and cat"

Keith M., BC (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The system had never been changed. It simply reached end of life and needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, ON (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"rust only because of the ice melt on the roads"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"due to the way the exhaust pipes were made, like an accordion over a curve, it has cracked and leaked exhaust fumes"

Anonymous, WI (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Just wore out...need new pipes"

G M., OH (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Rusted connection"

Amy C., KY (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Exhaust was leaking. Shop did a repair to exhaust manifold. A couple years later another leak. Told shop to replace exhaust for approx. $1K. Three more leaks at gasket between manifold and exhaust pipe - gasket. Approx. $100 for all three fixes"

Gerald S., NY (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Had a leak in exhaust pipe"

Ian S., NJ (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Pipe rusted out at joint with catalytic converter"

Anonymous, MA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"I had a problem with my exhaust system but my mechanic fixed the problem"

Anonymous, NJ (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The exhaust pipe before the converter was making noise, and i took it to the toyota service and had it fixed. It was very expensive"

Anonymous, MD (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"exhaust censer went bad turned on red engine light had to be replaced"

Richard C., NY (2000 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust manifold

"The were some loose screws in the manifold, causing a leak. After they were tighten, the leak stopped and the noise went away."

Anonymous, (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"With 190000 miles the front crossover pipe cracked. 14 years and 190+ is not ot bad"

Anonymous, MI (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"It fell off. No more rattle. Dealer didn't even know it was missing after their 28 point inspection.What a farce"

David B., MD (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Muffler

"Muffler had a hole, was loud and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, MD (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced due to age"

Bob E., MI (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Parts fused with rust making repair an all or nothing affair"

Patricia P., NJ (2000 Toyota Camry)

"The muffler had to be replaced after 5 years when I last replaced it. I drive for longer than 20 minutes everyday so condensation should not be an issue. Also the pipe configuration has a bend hanging very low"

Allan M., RI (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"same as previous.old age"

Anonymous, ON (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"after many years service, it needed to be replaced"

Jeffrey S., ME (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Muffler required replacement. Also, the car is a 1997 but there was no selection for that"

Anonymous, CT (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"became noisy"

Seamus R., CT (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Pipes

"I replaced original pipes for the first time 5 years ago with cheap ones that had to be replaced again last year"

Anonymous, ON (2000 Toyota Camry CE 3.0-L V6)

"exhaust system rusted out between middle pipe and rear-most muffler pipe. Since pipes seemed fine, had a shop weld in a new 6" pipe onto both pipes, $300"

Anonymous, OH (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"early rust out"

Anonymous, MA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The whole system had issues. It was original equipment and the car was 18 years old."

Anonymous, ON (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Exhaust system (pipes, catalytic converter, muffler) original equipment from 2000 finally gave out at 19 years and 189,000 miles. Was exposed to road salt and Michigan winters the entire time. Amazing it lasted as long as it did!"

Patrick B., MI (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Muffler and intermediate pipes were replaced in 2013. One of the welds in the intermediate pipe broke. The shop replaced the pipe at no charge except for the labor"

Charles W., NY (2000 Toyota Camry 3.0-L V6)

"after many years service, they needed to be replaced"

Jeffrey S., ME (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"rusted, had to be replaced"

Jan K., MA (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Rusted out"

G M., OH (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"All these parts wore out. I took the car to my local mechanic shop and they were repaired"

Anonymous, MA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"rust"

Amy C., KY (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The flex pipe broke. A new flex piece was welded in by Midas"

S P., PA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"a pipe connecting the exhaust manofold with a flexible coupling to the rest of the exhaust system failed. This is an expensive item relative to its function"

A S., VA (2000 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

12V power plug

"Power plug has not worked for some time thus I am unable to use any auxillary equipment ie Radar detector, phone chargers etc."

Anonymous, GA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Cigarette lighter was leaking voltage. Was repaired and a plug installed in it's place"

H R., CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"alarm goes off if you unlock only one door instead of all. Dealer unable to diagnose or fix"

D V., CO (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Clock

"digital clock went out (numbers no longer lit up). This has happened throughout the life of the car, beginning in 2009, but my brother was always able to jiggle with it. He said it as a bad connection that vibrated loose. Now, he can't fix it anymore"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Cruise control

"The cruise control just stopped working one day and i own a 1999 Camry le it's not on the selection. So every thing i metioned is for that year (1999) Toyota Camry LE 4 cylinder automatic 4 door sedan"

Felix G., NJ (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Traced the rear tail/brake lights not working caused by frayed wiring along the left trunk hinge. 16 years of opening and closing the trunk had caused the wiring to crack open"

William H., ME (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"~ 2 yrs ago the backup (reverse) lights were staying on all the time, even while the car was moving forward. I was told that this symptom was related to corroded wiring,was fixed by new wiring to that light system, but that did not fix the indicator light that stays on. Needs all the rear wiring replaced"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"THIS CAR IS A 1997 TOYOTA CAMRY. YOUR FORM GAVE NO CHOICE FOR CARS OLDER THAN 2000. Discovered rear tail lights have some damage to the lamp holders causing lights to occasionally fail to light"

Anonymous, OH (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Light bulbs burned out"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"light bulb for rear plate (one of 4) needed replacement. They wanted to $145 to replace a $3 part. Will replace myself. I'm a woman."

Anonymous, IN (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Unknown reason that the tail light comes on"

Anonymous, OR (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The middle brake light is out with a warring light on the dash telling me it's out. It would cost allot to fix light because the whole back seat has to be removed to get to the light. So I have a warring light on my dash all the time because the brak"

David R., NV (2000 Toyota Camry CE 3.0-L V6)

"The reverse lights (and rear license plate lights) don't work. It's not the bulbs, so must be something in the wiring. I understand there isn't a fuse associated with the lights"

Andre F., IL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"Most (perhaps 3 or 4 out of 6 or 7 - hard to know) backlights on main gauge cluster are out. Tried to disassemble, but can't - one screw is frozen. Cannot read important gauges at night: speed, engine temp, fuel level."

Anonymous, MA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"I replaced the dash bulbs."

Anonymous, WA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Lights on climate control don't work"

James F., OH (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"dash lights for fuel and engine heat are burned-out but gauges work ok"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light kept illuminating but mechanic couldn't find the cause"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"REPLACED INOPERATIVE HEADLIGHT"

Anonymous, (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Needed new bulbs in the bright lights."

Irene S., UT (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Electrical wiring harness is failing on several parts, no voltage to the parts"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace right headlight two times."

Eldon S., TX (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"One of the headlights went out."

Garrick L., NE (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The headlights have burned out but were just replaced"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Had to replace headlight (or taillight--don't remember) several times before mechanic got it right with connecting wire. They said it was very tricky"

Anonymous, TN (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"Dome light has stopped working several times"

Anonymous, MI (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"burn out, stop displaying"

Anonymous, AB (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Regular mechanic could not replace the malfunctioning dashboard lights. Had to take my car to a Toyota dealer at considerabel cost."

Robert G., FL (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Noticed the interior lights weren't working. Not sure when they failed."

Garrick L., NE (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Dash board lights replaced but went out several months later. Speedometer/heater lamps not affected"

Lois C., GA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Interior lights on clock and speedometer failed. Too costly to replace"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"Key fobs have stopped working, fob batteries are good, suggested fix to replace fobs at $200 each. Toyota is losing a customer over this issue."

Sean D., CA (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Warning lights

"Small head/tail light indicator on dash that should tell me when a light bulb is burnt out. But it stays on even when no bulbs are out. I'm told it is probably corrosion in the wiring of the back end lighting system. Haven't replaced it yet, I just check the old fashioned way by looking if lights are on"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Recurring problem that is not worth fixing due to age of car."

Anonymous, (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Warning light for burned out bulbs stays on constantly, even if the lights are not on"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light keeps appearing. There is a short in computer system and it has been worked on by mechanic. Just started in 2017."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Light indicating engine problem comes on when there is no problem. My repair man advises screw gas lid in carefully. I do. It still happens. I have stopped bringing the car to him several years ago when that light is on. He explained he has to charge me to plug the engine into the computer every time I raise that issue. There is something wrong in this old car's wiring."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry)

"CHECK ENGINE light is a chronic problem. Have replaced a few expensive items and light continues to return after a few weeks/months. This is all Al Gore's fault... Billions of consumer dollars spent"

Richard T., PA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"brake light comes on, especially when engine is very cold. Brake specialist says no problem with brakes. Sensor malfunction?"

D V., CO (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Just annoying -- ck engine light is on constantly -- I ignore it"

Annie H., CO (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The check oil warning light was always on and it is very expensive to repair. Currently, it is disconnected until I can afford to have it repaired and that is of concern. Also, and more importantly, my check engine light keeps coming on and nobody se"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"check engine light will not go out. Mechanic has tested each component part that is monitored by this and all check ok. Our guess is the system running the check engine light is not working correctly"

Rodney L., NE (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"lights warning permanently on engine warning frequently on both are false positives - nothing wrong but sensors"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The warning is on, but will not turn off. The technicians couldn't find a problem with the error code so it is a false positive that won't go away"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"check engine light stays on local repair shop unable to turn it off after engine checks out"

Anonymous, AL (2000 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"Washer is inoperable"

Anonymous, GA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Wiper control failure seems basically unfixable"

James G., IN (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"Left Driver Door Handle Outside Broke Off (Plastic)"

Anonymous, KY (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Since day 1, the doors don't close fully without extra effort. Door ajar, battery dead has happened several times."

Anonymous, (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Just had the door hinges replaced on the driver side. Just normal wear & tear on a high mileage car. Cost $300. But I would save that in one new car payment. With the timing belt, oil leaks, water pump, new hinges, and tires, I will have spent almost $2000 on the car. But it looks like new and drives great. I took it to the body shop & mechanic for an opinion to see if I should sell it and buy a new car. Both said it was well worth the investment."

Donald L., OH (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver's door luck had to be locked manually."

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"I replaced the trunk latch in 2017, had to drop back seat and crawl in. In 2015, I replaced the front driver's door latch"

Linda H., TN (2000 Toyota Camry 3.0-L V6)

"Driver side door handle broke."

Steve C., TX (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"The outside door handle broke for no apparent reason and had to be replaced at a cost of $303.00"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"handle to open driver door broke off"

Anonymous, IA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"river's side exterior door handle replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"driver's side door handle came off when I was trying to open the door"

Mary B., MO (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"One door handle broke off"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Door handles easily break, inside and outside"

Anonymous, OK (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Glass defects

"windshield crack started bottom edge near right wiper and steadily grew straight up. $230 to replace"

Linda H., TN (2000 Toyota Camry 3.0-L V6)

"Came out to the parking lot which is large with nothing to hang over cars to find that the back window had totally shattered without falling apart. Of course as I began to drive the glass began falling into the back seat. Stopped, took some safety pr"

Anonymous, MA (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Locks and latches

"The front passenger lock doesn't work"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Interior and exterior latches broke"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"1. Latch holding cover to gas tank broke making it impossible to open so I could fill my tank. 2. Exterior door handle (front passenger door) broke off. Can no longer open door from the outside"

Susan M., SC (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The door on the driver side could not be opened from the outside. The electric windows could not be opened or closed."

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Drivers door handle and drivers door power lock broke"

Jim S., OH (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Out side door handle broke and leaks oil due to being and old engine"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"outside door handles keep braking"

Anonymous, NC (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Seat belts

"Driver seat belt will not fasten"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"belts have become loose and do not roll up as they should and get caught in doors"

Anonymous, MA (2000 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Seat controls - movement

"power seat on drivers side jammed"

Bonnie B., AZ (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"I've been driving with my toes because the seat is stuck and will not move foward"

Laury O., AL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"the driver's seat motor for forward and backward movement stopped working properly. The repair was estimated to be in excess of $2200 as this motor is somehow also involved with the airbag deployment system. I opted to leave it as it is...in the forward position that is just right for me but not anyone else."

Anonymous, IN (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Seat controls - power

"problem not resolved. driver seat motor works intermittently, to replace was too expensive as it would also involve the airbag system."

Anonymous, IN (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Sunroof

"Electrical mechanism making unusual noises opening and closing moonroof/sunroof"

Michael E., CO (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"stopped working, leaks water"

Anonymous, OK (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

"Rear driver's side window lift motor failed"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"For the past two years the power windows don't work, the energy brake gave out, and I need to keep adding antifreeze every two weeks."

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"ELECTRIC MOTOR ON PASSENGER SIDE QUIT WORKING."

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Camry Unsure 3.0-L V6)

"Left Front Door electric window motor failed"

Anonymous, (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Power windows don't close completely"

Anonymous, MI (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Passenger power window did not operate properly."

Kenneth R., CT (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver's window control broke."

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"We have had, at different times, problems with both back seat windows, will not roll up or down any longer"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Right rear power window quit working"

Steve C., TX (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Power window transit"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"The back passenger door window electric motor control failed"

Anonymous, MO (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"front window developed cracks from the bottom"

Anonymous, OH (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear passenger window would not stay closed"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The two back power windows no longer work"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"I had to replace the timing belt at least 3-4x during my last two years trying to drive the thing. Way too much downtime, WAY too much repair/maintenance. Will not buy a Toyota again."

Anonymous, (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Difficult to fill up gas tank

"spring on fuel door does not work anymore and it takes two people to open fuel door one to hold lever inside car and the other to manually open fuel door"

Ronald C., NJ (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Engine computer

"Check engine light came on 2-3 years ago. Ft Myers Toyota unable to find the problem. Said: something to do with pressure. Suggested fuel fill cap & reset check engine light. It soon came on again. Subsequent visits unable to determine the problem. T"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The onboard computer system 'check engine' stays on due to malfunction of board. Also my 'trac' system has the same problem. My mechanic says not worth replacing due to tremendous cost"

Anonymous, BC (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"The knock was related to the bad spark plug wire"

Anonymous, MO (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"wrist pin broken Engine needs to be replaced :("

Anonymous, OH (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Engine mounts

"Mounts replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel leaks

"fuel filler pipe rusted"

Anonymous, VT (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"gas reservoir leaked"

Anonymous, NV (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Oil leaks

"had reported minor leaks report during 2 service visits. Decide to get them fixed spring 2016. It took the dealer 3 attempt to fix, making them much worse on the first 2 attempts and the then found another leak which they claimed was very visible but had not been seen before. The fix was expensive and we still feel was a result of actions by the service department"

Ken M., WA (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Have to put oil in the car every so often"

Anonymous, NC (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Valve cover gaskets needed to be replaced (as per dealer)"

Anonymous, MA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"oil pump seal went bad and leaked oil"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The car has a healthy appetite for oil at 200000 miles. We have to watch it carefully and add a couple quarts once a month"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Carburetor cover cracked and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The engine leaked so much oil that my granddaughter who drove it about 20 miles a day siezed the engine when all oil was gone."

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Continual, minor leak from under the engine. Drips and accumulates on garage floor. Mechanics have been unable to determine source and to minimize leakage."

Anonymous, (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"It has leaked oil for years, and we have spend hundreds to fix it and it is never really fixed"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"oil pump seal failure"

Benjamin R., NY (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"leaking motor oil from the engine"

Donald K., AZ (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Recently it was time for my timing belt to be replaced. So had our mechanic fix all the leaks since he was working on the engine. Oil and transmission leaks are typical for a high mileage car."

Donald L., OH (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Basically, the car started leaking oil...again. It has done this before, and was repaired before, but the problem came back."

Jeanne P., FL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"My car has a constant but slow oil leak. There are oil stains on my garage floor"

Anonymous, MN (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Has oil pan leak that will cost several hundred dollars to fix"

Anonymous, LA (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil leaks from the engine. I had it fixed twice. But now it's leaking again"

Donald K., IL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Problem was resolved. Replaced valve cover gasket"

Armando P., KY (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Not sure where leak is coming from"

Joe P., CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"leaking underside of chassia"

Anonymous, NY (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Must add one quart every 500-1000 miles; cannot park in the drive, must cover garage floor with oil catcher"

Anonymous, WI (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"needed to replace power steeringnhose"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"valve cover leaking"

Anonymous, SK (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Have had to replace the valve cover gasket 3 times now and still getting oil leaking"

Annie H., CO (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"leak from the top that can be smelled, but don't want the cost of fixing, since I just drive the car around town and not seriously long trips"

Anonymous, KY (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"The valve cover gasket was leaking. The valve cover gasket was replaced and they resealed cam plugs"

Anonymous, AL (2000 Toyota Camry)

"leak from head gasket"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil pan leaks were found by the service technician during routine maintenance"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Not major, but enough to be noticeable on garage floor"

Sara C., NC (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaks oil under the front of the car"

Richard W., FL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"the Toyota is actually a 1995 but it wasn't possible to indicate that on the survey. The oil leak is too bad for a 20 year old car that is still running"

Anonymous, BC (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"It started a few months ago. It is a slow leak"

Anonymous, MO (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"This is not a vehicle flaw. The car was involved in a collision and the front bumper is dented/loose, along with a dent in the hood & grill. Even after the collision, it runs well."

Anonymous, MI (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Sections of body are separating from other. Some paint coming off due to minor accidents"

H R., NY (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Arm rest came loose and needed to tighten"

Anonymous, HI (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Skin coming off steering wheel. Interior plastic trim fading and shrinking"

James F., OH (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"visor covers are loose and need replacing"

Oran S., HI (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Normal Wear (Mild)"

Anonymous, KY (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Arizona sun has destroyed most of the clearcoat and some of the paint"

Bonnie B., AZ (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"On the hood the paint has been flicking off some places to the metal some to the primer. The clear coat peeled off the trunk scoop or fin ( not sure what is's called. The bumper faded"

Laury O., AL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to repaint auto due to faded paint and beginning of rust."

Anonymous, HI (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"vehicle is almost 20 years old, actually the paint has held up fairly well. Plastic trim on the inside with age shrinks, bends, looses color, no big deal"

Ben A., NV (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"for past 3-4 years the sealant on the roof, hood, and truck has been peeling off. Apparently the sealant used in 2000 was defective"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Peeling in parts, nothing real serious. Car still runs great. Will run it as long as it lasts."

Edward R., FL (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Car is not garaged and is exposed to all weather conditions. Came is 15 years old I have had to use duct tape to keep parts covered and close to each other around the front bumpers"

H R., NY (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"I've own three Camrys and they all have poor quality paint that chips easily. I compare my cars with those of friends"

Anonymous, NH (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"peeling paint above driver side doors"

Anonymous, IA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Had car repainted about 5 years ago and is already fading"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Top layer of the paint is peeling on the roof of the car"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"fading"

Anonymous, NV (2000 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The toyota was repainted entirely"

Anonymous, NY (2000 Toyota Camry CE)

"Paint discolored where sun hits, bubbles. People say it is too thin. Car was repainted in 2007"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry)

"paint peeling on trunk cover"

Anonymous, NY (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"I had car washed & detailed at an off-airport parking service while I was out of town. I've not had problem with washing but the detailing removed big zones of paint. Fault may have been with the detailing rather than the paint itself, but I don't"

SUSn M., SC (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace the hood due to the paint peeling"

Leo S., MA (2000 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"paint on rear bumper is peeled, cracked and faded. Not concerned as the bumper is plastic base material and won't rust"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"paint peeling"

Richard C., NY (2000 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The clear coat on both cars is coming off"

Hal L., CA (2000 Toyota Camry CE 3.0-L V6)

"The clear coat has peeled away in a number of different places on the car"

Anonymous, MO (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"paint peeling on hood and roof"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Discoloration on the side of the car"

Richard W., FL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Red paint is peeling off on the right side of the car most exposed to sunlight"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"the paint on the front hood/bonnet is cracking and flaking off"

Anonymous, CO (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"bottom of passenger door on driver's side rusts from winter salt biuldup"

Anonymous, NB (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust at door edges and body around wheels"

Diane C., IL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Around the wheel wells, but given the age of the car and where I live (New England) understandable"

Anonymous, NH (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Clear coat came off causing rust around windshield on roof"

Oran S., HI (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"rusting at rear window joints"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry)

"I live in Michigan, salt equal rust, I wash once a week even in winter but car is 15 years old"

Steven W., MI (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Just starting to rust in the last year,pretty normal for age and milage I think"

Jim M., NS (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"ABS LIGHT CAME ON. A DEFECT IN THE LIGHT IT SELF. NEVER HAD AN ISSUES WITH THE BRAKES"

Anonymous, MA (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Calipers

"Calipers seized which locked brakes, wore out rotors and pads"

Michael G., NY (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Vehicle 17 years old, recently had right rear caliper replaced"

Randolph N., GA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Right Front brake Caliper was not drifting on glide pins & wore one pad to almost zero. I'd say this is not a Toyota defect... coulda happened to any car"

Richard T., PA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"brakes failure, because rust on brake pistons inside caliper caused the the brake caliper not to move"

Ronald C., NJ (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Front left break locked up while driving after 25 miles. Shook the whole undercarriage and metal parts became red hot"

Anonymous, NJ (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"seized up, started smoking"

Anonymous, ME (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear calipers don't work correctly"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"The car is actually a 1999 model. This selection was not available for selection. Vibration upon breaking lead to finding the calipers were an issue. At 240000 miles this is probably to be expected"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Toyota Camry CE 3.0-L V6)

"Driver side front caliper no longer functioning. Will replace both. Rotors on right side now wearing very fast. Will have to replace both calipers, rotors, pads at the same time. Can't complain too much. Over 151K on the original rotors"

Eric M., TX (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Master cylinder

"Time to replace"

Robert H., FL (2000 Toyota Camry)

"It was actually the booster system which sends brake fluid to the rear brakes."

Jac P., MN (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"I just replaced the original brakes. I expect this set will last as long as the car, which is good for another 150000 miles."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brakes were down to the wear indicators. Brake pads were replaced."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Replaced original brake pads at 162,000 miles. Outstanding performance for the brakes"

Anonymous, (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Just what it is - normal brake wear."

Anonymous, NJ (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake pads replaced due to nrmal wear."

Anonymous, (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced Brake pads"

Anonymous, NJ (2000 Toyota Camry)

"Rear brake lines needed replaced and pads"

Anonymous, CO (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake pads where changed and new rotors installed"

Anonymous, ON (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Rear drum brakes continue to have issues, even after rebuilding the rear brake system; brake cylinder, adjuster, brake shoes & hardware"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Disc brakes not old enough to expect need for new.Toyota said need new ones.Went for 2nd opinion.Was told they wore out due to the rear ones were so far out of adjustment (had been regularly checked at Toyota).Cost $450.Not going back to that dealer"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Pulsation or vibration

"It was just caused by the brakes because they were so old."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"Rotors were grooved after 3 years wear and needed to be turned"

David B., MD (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors became scored because calipers seized"

Michael G., NY (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Camry is actually a 1995 model. It was time."

Robert H., FL (2000 Toyota Camry)
Squeaking

"Needed new break linings"

Carl J., AR (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brakes were relined"

Joe-Marian T., WA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Brake pads and rotors needed to be replaced. Rear drums needed to be adjusted"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Constant issue. Even after having new pads installed the issue returns after a couple of months"

Anonymous, MO (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Water leaked in around the top of the windshield due to corrosion. Replaced windshield, all good now"

Anonymous, ON (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"leaks in trunk every time we have a hard rain"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Water leaking from the door and moon roof seals and puddling on the passenger when it rains"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"water leak on passenger front side"

Anonymous, MA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Radiator failed. Plastic on top end of radiator cracked, allowing coolant to escape. Radiator had to be replaced. Cost me about $450 at Broadway Toyota in Portland, OR"

Anonymous, OR (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"radiator leak"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"raiator leak due to rust"

Anonymous, MO (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Water leak around sun roof"

G R., SC (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Required costly replacement of rubber seals due to age of the vehicle despite low mileage"

Nick P., WA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"foam has become stiff"

Mark S., CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"gasket seal regarding oil leak"

Anonymous, KY (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Rattle in the rear of the car turned out to be a look shield on the exhaust system. Quickly and inexpensively repaired"

Guy L., NC (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"The front underside of the car rattles when the car is moving"

Roger S., CO (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Loud bangs going over rough road"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The rattles were coming from a worn out left front control arm front bushing. It has been replaced."

Anonymous, (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"old car, old driver"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Camry)

"Squeaks or squeals occur when starting the engine, especially after a few days of inactivity. When we took it to the dealer, they could not detect any problem - probably because it was restarted too soon."

William K., PA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"It has an annoying rattle when driving, replaced shocks and tires. Still rattling"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Toyota Camry)

"rattling noise in the the dash vibration in the engine compartment"

Anonymous, OR (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Rear suspension link needed to be replaced"

John C., NY (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"tailgate door"

Mark S., CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"SOUNDS AS IF SOMETHING LOOSE IN RADIO-NOT ALWAYS"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"squeaks when car go up down maybe shocks or spring"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"front struts make a knocking noise when you first start driving the car. They have been replaced"

Anonymous, NV (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattle sound from a belt that was fixed with lubricant but reappears when weather is wet or damp"

Anonymous, WI (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Wind noise

"car certainly rides more noisily than it did when I purchased it 17 years ago. I suppose that is to be expected (yet I can't think of a good reason why that should be so)"

Anonymous, GA (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"The housing which holds the side mirror does not fit snugly which results in loud wind noise when traveling above 20 m/p/h."

Anonymous, NC (2000 Toyota Camry 3.0-L V6)

"Increased wind noise when driving. Why now???"

Anonymous, TN (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"A/C leak"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"It started making a noise I was concerned was engine noise but it was the compressor. I had it replaced before it stopped working. In the process they installed new engine drive belts."

Tom J., WA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace compressor"

James G., IN (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"It died. No cold air in July. In North Carolina. Not good."

Paschal D., NC (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Freon leak"

N P., CA (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"a 1992 Camry station wagon - I had to u2e 2000 since you didn't give me an option for earlier years"

Anonymous, NC (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"needed a new a/c unit"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"About 18 months ago, I experienced the engine straining and noise coming from under the hood. It cleared up when I turned off the air conditioner. It turned out to be the compressor"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"compressor no longer functioning"

Anonymous, NY (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"AC doesn't work"

Anonymous, OH (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"The fan only works in the top two positions (high, medium high)"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"no intermediate fan settings work, just off and high"

Anonymous, MI (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Only works on highest speed"

Anonymous, WI (2000 Toyota Camry)

"Suddenly stopped blowing."

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"speed control on fan motor stopped working on all except off and high speed"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"toyotas seem to experience several systemic (ie, I see them all the time; I'm very observant!) problems: drivers-side brake-light failure(s). mine.. are fine, But the (multiple) fan-speed resistor failed and needed replacement. could have been worse"

Terrance B., IL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Blower only works on highest setting"

Anonymous, OH (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Condenser

"Condenser has a leak and because of that the A/C unit doesn't generate any cold air"

Anonymous, ON (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"air conditioner no longer cools."

Anonymous, WI (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"NOTE 1998 camry but correct year wasn’t an option. Air conditioner quit working, it was fixed"

Anonymous, HI (2000 Toyota Camry)

"First time I had AC work done on the car in 19 years"

Jim S., OH (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"I recently needed to add freon to my air conditioning unit"

Anonymous, MN (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"leaks through hose connction"

Anonymous, NY (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"A /C repair shop put 2 cans in the system that lasted roughly 2 weeks. Scheduled to install new system"

Leo S., MA (2000 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Rectifier bridge faulted and was replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"No failure but noise indicating possible bearing wear"

Anonymous, ON (2000 Toyota Camry CE 3.0-L V6)

"It wore out and was replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery died at about 3 years of life. Typical in the Phoenix AZ area, due to the heat"

Ray P., AZ (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Wasn't an issue as the battery lasted 14 years before failure"

Anonymous, ON (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Coil

"I have had to replace the coils twice and there still seems to be a problem"

Allan M., RI (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"engine started running bad found bad fuel distributer at one cylinder and bad coil at another cylinder"

Alvin H., NC (2000 Toyota Camry 3.0-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Daughter drives this toyota at Missouri university approx 120 miles away from me. Since I was not there I told her to take it to the dealer. One spark plug wire was bad. The ended up replacing spark plugs , spark plug wires, and a fuel injection cleaning to the tune of around 689 dollars. I feel they took advantage of her and me as I played the bill"

Anonymous, MO (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine ran roughly when accelerating and when idling at traffic lights. It was a short in the ignition wiring that was causing the engine to be operating on only 3 cylinders."

Anonymous, (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"engine miss caused by old spark plugs. Can't complain since they were the original plugs"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Sudden failure of the spark plug wires, leading to knocking and being unable to drive the vehicle"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"When the Camry had its scheduled maintenance the spark plugs were replaced and the oem spark plug wires were replaced by dealer. One of the sparkplug wires was broken when I checked it. The seals were replaced by dealers and I had them checked were"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Toyota Camry)

"when I took it to dealership they indicated the wrong plugs were installed previously"

Kathleen F., LA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Starter

"Starter failed and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NH (2000 Toyota Camry 3.0-L V6)

"Internal short that ran down the battery"

Charles C., CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Car just stopped on road"

Anonymous, NY (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Starter motor had to be replaced"

James W., CA (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Intermittent trouble starting over about 3 months. Frequency increased from occasional to relatively common at which time the starter was replaced. No problems since"

Anonymous, AB (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Cooling fan

"The cooling fan did not operate correctly after the service to fix the oil leaks. The only way I could get them to come on was to operate the blower fan inside the car. The dealer has been unable to fix up to this date"

Ken M., WA (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Relay switch "froze" in the open position causing the cooling fans to run continuously."

Anonymous, NH (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Radiator

"Radiator developed fine cracks to the top chamber. I replaced it with an after-market radiator"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"top of radiator tank came apart"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Extreme overheating, which I drove on because I had to get to a safe place. Ended up replacing entire cooling system. Car still slightly overheats when it idles in traffic, unless I have the air conditioning fan on. Can't figure it out. Mechanic useless. My brother had to figure it out. Compression leak down test showed that engine cylinders were ok, but not great. Car is getting me to work and back without trouble now, but I have to worry about hot days in traffic"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced drive belt tensioner assembly, hoses, radiator, thermostat & coolant, one engine mount."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Fluid leak on garage floor determined to be from radiator when under pressure. Radiator and coolant engine hoses were replaced. Turns out the new radiator was defective and needed to be replaced again without additional cost"

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Crack in radiator Replaced the radiator"

Anonymous, OH (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"had to have it replaced, it was cracked"

Gary H., MO (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Radiator leak on in the upper portion of the radiator"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"had to replace it in last 3 months"

Kathleen F., LA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Thermostat

"Typical wear and tear. This vehicle does a lot of short trip, so no surprise the thermostat needed changing. (It was not closing fully, so the engine was taking too long to reach operating temperature"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Problem was the engine running too cool. Thermostat not operating correctly"

John R., TN (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Water pump

"Pump needed replacing. Not a big deal, considering the car's age and the fact that it was an original part."

Mel L., LA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Car started overheating, which it had never done before; the problem turned out to be the failing water pump"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"The water pump seized ( or froze up )"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Whenever timing belt is changed, the water pump should be replaced as well"

Anonymous, ON (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"At about 108000 miles the engine crank shaft started to make louder and louder noises. Then at 20000 miles a severe leak began between the motor and transmission. I sold the car for virtual junk price. I have a 6 cylinder Avalon 1998 that runs as good as when I bought it at 96000 miles, now has 205000 miles"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Head gasket

"If head gasket and valve cover are the same. The valve cover gasket was leaking"

Anonymous, CT (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"none"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"failure of head gasket required replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"2 years ago, oil began dripping on to garage floor. Oil was never low on oil changes. Finally got tired of cleaning it and took it in. Head gaskets. Fixed for $800"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Parts are very expensive for Toyota. I've had problems with the power steering pump and leaks (replaced three times) and the head gasket (they want $480 to fix a tiny leak) due to the amount of work involved in replacing the gasket"

Anonymous, BC (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Scheduled timing belt replacement

"Not really a problem. Actually had the oil pump seal leaking so decided to have the timing belt done at the same time"

Grant B., IA (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Timing belt or chain

"The timing belt failed. Had not replaced the belt ever. No damage to valves"

Anonymous, NH (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"We should have changed it out at 60k."

Anonymous, (2000 Toyota Camry Unsure 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Timing started to be an issue. A tune-up (the cars' first, at almost 145000 mi) was supposed to fix but did not. The car still kills during very slow speeds and stops."

Mel L., LA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"An engine noise that was originally believed to be the air conditioner compressor turned out to be a problem with the timing belt. Although the mileage was low for timing belt the age of the car probably contributed to the need for replacement"

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace the timing belt with a standard kit that required changing twice in less than 12,000 miles"

Anonymous, NJ (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Timing belt broke just after the recommended change interval. It had been on the car for 8 years in extreme driving conditions (Phoenix, AZ)"

Ray P., AZ (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"timimg belt, replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

"lines leaked and had to be repleaced"

Anonymous, NV (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Gear selector or linkage

"Cable from shift selector to transmission broke and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, WI (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

"Recently the transmission has started slipping somewhat, especially when I first start it up."

Anonymous, CO (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"A speed sensor started malfunctioning causing the transmission to not shift properly. That problem started the another temp/pressure sensor pump to messed up. result rebuild transmission"

Bruce H., CO (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"All Toyota make slug in the transmission & engine. Just before it is time to change the oil the trans starts to slip. Toyota made these engines & trans for over 10 years. I will never buy another Toyota again"

C L., CA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

"They had worked on Transmission about 5 years ago and may they didn't put it back properly. Now the gasket is leaking and may cost about $800 for putting a new gasket"

Janak-Jyoti P., IL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"I had leaks that were obvious on the garage floor. Technicians advised replacing the main seal. Doing so seems to have stopped the leaks, but now the transmission shifts roughly in a way it never did before"

Anonymous, GA (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Early in the life of this excellent car, severe blown transmission seal that leaked copious amounts of fluid and transmission fluid and would have caused a complete transmission failure had it not been spotted by a huge amount of transmission fluid on the garage floor and some transmission slippage. Transmission had to be removed to fix but in thousands of miles later has caused no more problems. No other notable problems with this car."

Anonymous, VA (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"oil and trans leaks both are minor leakage associated with age of the vehicle"

Ben A., NV (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Just needed a seal replaced"

Kathryne G., IL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"had a number of leaks and trouble repairing all leaks"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"solenoid in transmission causes check engine light to stay lit"

David G., NY (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"I got a warning light on the dash, so I took the car to a Toyota dealer for diagnosis and repair"

Anonymous, BC (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"The CD player does not work ans the passenger side window does not go up or down"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Camry)

"CD player does not work. Will not eject CDs or allow new CDs to be installed. Will not play music of the CDs"

Roger S., CO (2000 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"volume control switch not reliable, does not play many CD's."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"No longer works"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Camry 3.0-L V6)
Radio

"the sentra's radio was replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2000 Toyota Camry CE)

"The radio has developed static"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Camry)
Steering wheel controls

"Actually, it's more of an ignition switch problem. Very occasionally the key will not turn (even after snapping the steering wheel, emergency, etc.). I've had the switch and the lock replaced (separately) but it has happened once since the last rep"

Anonymous, CO (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"Replaced the clutch only once after 110,000 miles"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Car was gradually losing power over 3-4 months, especially when going up hills. When normally I could ascend a hill in 5th gear (if already at 35 mph), had to downshift to 1st for even the smallest hills. Very happily replaced clutch at 154000"

Kathleen P., PA (2000 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The car is old enough to need a new clutch. It was a major job, but while working on the clutch the mechanic also replaced the rear engine seal which was leaking badly"

M S., AL (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"The "check engine" light went on and I was told the transmission needed work. I was having No problems with the car but in VA if the "check engine" light comes on it can not pass the State emissions inspection. I think I wasted my money, the car was"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"stuck in low gear, wouldn't shift into reverse"

Walter C., GA (2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The transmission started slipping then completely failed within one week. $1,800 covered the rebuild and now we continue to travel without concern. This is a great old car"

Anonymous, IA (2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

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