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.
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Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2001 Toyota Camry owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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)

"Idle air control (IAC) valve failed and required replacement. brittle vacuum hoses required replacement. EGR vavle nib broke during work and whole valve had to be replaced."

Anonymous, MD (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light came on about a couple of months before State inspection for 3 years in a row. I always took it to the dealer, they would fool with it replace a few parts inspect it and then it would happen again the next year. It had something to do with emission sensors."

Roger P., TX (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The check engine light has been on for the past 2 years. The local dealership said it would cost $500 and I didn't have the money then. Last month, I got an oil change and told them I had been smelling exhaust on the interstate. They said it needed a valve cover gasket, and put it on when the parts come in. A week after that I smelled the exhaust again. They said the valve cover gasket wasn't any good, must've been defective from the factory. A few days later I started smelling it again. 2-3 days later, I had made a trip to Birmingham, AL 60 miles away and it took a half a tank of gas to go there and back! Which it never had done before. The dealer ended up replacing the EGR valve, accumulator modulator, and a vacuum switching valve. I haven't driven enough distance yet to check the mileage since this was done. I was getting 25-28 mpg before all this was done."

Anonymous, AL (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"failed"

Anonymous, IL (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"I had a sensor in the catalytic converter indicate blockage. Switching to a different brand of gasoline cured it"

Anonymous, TN (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"fuel evaporative system"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced catalytic converter"

Steve D., CT (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace the catalytic converter"

Anonymous, CO (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to replace the original charcoal canister to pass NY inspection in January"

Jared A., NY (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light kept coming on--It took a lot of time/effort to figure-out the problem...ended up getting a new/expensive catalytic converter"

Bruce S., IL (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Car has parts replaced since 2004: three major parts of the emission system, about $1800. Now it has check engine light on with no cause found; been on for six months"

Anonymous, WI (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Catalytic converter had to be replaced"

Jay W., CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Unsure of the device name. There is an emission device located above the rear axle. It began making unbelievably loud "honking" noises that got more and more frequent. Required replacement to the tune of $400"

Robert G., TN (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"check engine light came on. I had it tested for the trouble code"

Anthony F., FL (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"EGR failed"

Anonymous, IL (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed replacement"

Anonymous, NJ (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light comes on and off"

Michael K., NC (2001 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced one of the two part catalytic converts several years ago at a cost of $600. The second part has begun indicating that it has reached its useful life as well. I have not repaired it as yet"

John P., CT (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The vapor sucion doesn't work making it hard to fill up the gas tank. Sometimes the engine light goes on"

John B., CA (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"EGR sensor needed replacement, fuel line hose clogged"

William G., NM (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"EGR failed and required replacement @ $800"

Roberta R., WA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Did not pass smog check in 2014. Passed in all previous years"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"In order to get the car's registration renewed, I had to go through a costly, time-consuming repair of the emission control system ($~300)"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Check warning light produced emission code that was hard to diagnose"

Anonymous, NY (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"There are 3 EGR components and the Check Engine code does not specify which. I replaced all 3. To replace third one, I left old one in place under the block, rerouted wires, and bolted a new one on top of engine block"

Anonymous, NV (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to have the charcoal canister replaced as well as some of the valves and hoses that prevent vapors from the gas tank from leaking. Problems may have been caused by me topping off the gas tank"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"MIL keeps triggering with multiple codes for the emissions system issues. Two shops later, and almost $4000, I have replaced almost every every component except the main ECM, yet light persists. Had to get a waiver to renew tags"

Jason A., IL (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced the Canister above the rest able"

Daniel R., FL (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace both the catalytic converter and the charcoal canister to pass emissions test"

Anonymous, GA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"all sensors & egr replaced ckeck eng light"

Judy W., CA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"I was told that the car could become inoperable if this was not repaired. this makes no sense to me."

Anonymous, WI (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Catalytic Converter failure. Had to be replaced. Received normal life from unit, however."

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Check Engine light came on and didn't go off, it was a servo in the fuel venting system."

Anonymous, GA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel cap

"New OEM fuel cap goes bad in 6 months and check engine light comes on."

Prashanth K., PA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Bought car with fuel cap problem. Cap would often seize requiring vice grips to remove. Ended up replacing entire filler neck. Mechanic thought it was due to driving off with gas pump nozzle in place bending filler neck."

Roger P., TX (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced several tomes"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"would not seat properly"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Have changed fuel cap at least 6 times since 2001 because of engine light on according to Toyota service dept. Not sure if it was the real problem"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel injection system

"The car would stall out when driving"

Anonymous, OH (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"I have a problem with the start idle, it is too low sometimes, especially when the car is hot . I think the idle control valve needs to be cleaned"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"O2 downstream errors. I replaced it."

Steven M., CT (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"mixture sensor not functioning correctly"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light came on. Diagnostic code indicated sensor needed replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light on"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"I was told that I needed to replace emission system sensors because I pumped more gas into system than I should have. If this is so why doesn't Toyota indicate in its informational packet that this is a concern?"

Stephen D., RI (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced two O2 sensor in past three years"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Camry 3.0-L V6)

"Never noticed a problem, except the check engine light came on. The main problem was the fuel/air sensors"

Anonymous, LA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"EGR solenoid bad"

Anonymous, TN (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"That was the curser to the catalytic converters replacement"

Anonymous, AL (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine problem indicator goes on due to possible leak in emissions system which has been difficult to locate"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"engine error code for emission fault pointed to replacement of oxygen sensor"

Anonymous, BC (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"the sensor is obsolete and replace new one"

Anonymous, GA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"ck. eng. lt. kept coming on. egr valve was replaced and vs valve. problem solved. ck. eng. lt. came on, diff. code, gas cap was replaced first, then charcoal cannister. it turned out that the filler neck for the gas tank had a small leak after an extensive smoke test that took all day."

Richard K., NJ (2001 Toyota Camry LE 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

"Chrankshaft bearing failed allowing the crankshaft to move out of alignment with pulleys, and so belts came off pulleys"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Timing cover, valve cover leaking, new tires,"

Anonymous, NC (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"simply it was recommended hat I change the belts, which I did"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Difficult to fill up gas tank

"Gas pump clicks off"

Joanne D., IN (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Engine computer

"The car stopped in the middle of the road. I had to be towed and brought to a car repair shop. The mechanic said the computer need to be replaced because one of the cylinders cannot work without it. The mechanic fixed the car so I can drive it without the use of one cylinder while we wait for a new replacement computer which should arrive in a week"

Gil P., HI (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light was on all year and car did not pass smog test. Mechanic did something and card did pass smog test. Check engine light is now on all year again. I think I was told it was a valve problem and mechanic will adjust valves"

Marcia H., CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Engine knock or ping

"knock sensors needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"There is a "tick" that only stops when the car stops"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"My engine had a big rattle on starting traced to a fault in the timing belt system. Expensive repair"

Anonymous, ON (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"Mechanic says small leaks are common above 200,000 miles. I don't plan to fix, just monitor."

Anonymous, GA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"It needs a valve cover gasket and an oil pan. Leak is minor and isn't dripping on my paved driveway. May or may not fix."

Ruth P., MD (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The gasket that covers the opening for draining oil needed replacing."

Anonymous, NC (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"head casket was leaking"

Martha P., IN (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Minor leak to be serviced."

F V., VA (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Oil pump leak requiring replacement of timing belt."

Anonymous, OR (2001 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"After timing chain repairs two years ago, vehicle developed slight oil leak. I'm sure it's a seal or gasket improperly tightened by the garage"

Anonymous, AL (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil leak repaited twice gaskets"

Anonymous, OK (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Developed oil leaks due to a bad seal. The replacement cost was about $600"

Anonymous, MD (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Valve cover leak has been repaired twice - keeps coming back"

Anonymous, HI (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Gasket in the timing belt assembly needed replacing Replaced timing belt and water pump assemblies"

Anonymous, TN (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"was a valve cover gasket - replaced it and leak is gone"

Anonymous, NE (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced seal at oil pump. Problem solved"

Anonymous, MA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Burns about a quart of oil every 3,500 miles. Toyota says this is within specs, but it's a nuisance"

Anonymous, UT (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil leaked into the #1 cylinder, car ran very rough. Engine check light came on. expensive repair"

J K., VA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil leaking from valve cover gasket"

Anonymous, GA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"rear main seal leak"

Anonymous, MA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Major oil leak from camshaft seal"

Anonymous, HI (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Continues to have small leaks"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Valve cover"

Vincent N., FL (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"It had an oil leak that took 3 trips to the dealer before it was finally repaired"

Michele M., CA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil was leaking from under the valve cover and the gasket was replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The front gasket had to be replaced for normal wear and tear"

Nancy J., OH (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"All the major oil seals had to be replaced last month. Also replaced the timing belt a second time because of the leaks (it had just been replaced last year)"

Isabel L., TX (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"leaking head gasket"

Anonymous, MN (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Mechanic had me steam clean bottom of car then replace timing belt water pump, valve cover gasket, oil pan gasket"

Ralph C., CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Head and valve cover gaskets needed to be replaced. This was the first time they had to be replaced. I thought that they lasted a very long time."

Martha P., IN (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Brakes were shuttering because anti-lock brake sensors failed. Had to replace both on the front"

John F., WA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"one brake sensor replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Soft braking system"

James D., WA (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"ABS/Tracking light comes on after driving approx. 30 miles. Sensors, brakes, tires, alignment all have been check, some replaced and light still comes on. Took to 2 different Toyota dealerships and both were at a loss. One dealership suggested to start replacing parts until it went away!"

Anonymous, NJ (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Calipers

"Loud squeaking while braking. Calipers and rotors were rusted and warped"

Charles V., MI (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Brakes would stick on particularly after not driving for a week plus"

Anonymous, NY (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Wore out unevenly"

Milton F., VA (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"I have had to have the calipers replaced twice on this car. there have been continual brake issues."

Anonymous, WI (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Master cylinder

"Master cylinder failed (pedal sank to floor when pressure applied to brake pedal) and had to be replaced. Booster (very expensive!!) was good."

Anonymous, MD (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"cARS BRAKES JAMMED...HAD TO DRIVE 5 MILES TO DISCOVER PROBLEM AT TOY DEALER"

Walter M., FL (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"Replaced break lines."

Anonymous, MI (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"after very harsh winter, brakes and rotors were shot and had to be completely replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"replaced rotors and pads"

Anonymous, MA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake lines needed replacing due to brake fluid leak. Probably normal wear and tear on a 2001 vehicle with 220, 000 miles"

Linda L., NY (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced rear pads and rotors"

Anonymous, MA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"I pump brakes routinely when stopping which gives me less wear"

Milton F., VA (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Replaced brakes and calipers"

Anonymous, MA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal wear replacement of break pads and rotors. Only second time since purchasing the car"

John P., CT (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"I had brakes replaced all around"

Anonymous, MO (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Over 100,000 miles befor brakes required service"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"I have to replace break pads every 18-20000 miles"

Anonymous, CO (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Routine brake wear is normal for a car of this age. Normally only replace the pads but also did calipers and rotors"

Gerry S., ON (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"my front rotors were worn so I replaced the rotors,calipers and pads"

Marcel B., BC (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"Needed adjustment, wouldn't hold"

Anonymous, NJ (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Have been having a lot of unexpected break wear"

James G., IN (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"Problem began after brake work at the dealership, but the service technician kept telling me it was a normal feature of the anti-lock brakes. Over time it became worse until I had to insist they replace my brakes. Note: Regarding maintenance on 2018 Avalon, we have the 3 year prepaid maintenance package so all maintenance is covered. We are reminded to come in at specific times to have scheduled maintenance performed, but everything is covered in the prepaid package."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"needed new brake pads about 1200 miles ago"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Rotors

"The were refinished in a shp"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Had to replace rotor and brake pads. I let brakes run down till there was metal to metal contact on the rotors. This resulted in a cost me $749.34 for a full brake job including new rotors"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"I have had to replace the rotors 3 or 4 times in the 200,000 miles I've driven the car. My mechanic says they are just designed too thin and they wear out faster than the rotors on other model cars"

Eric C., CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"The rear brakes get out of adjustment and cause odd noises sometimes. When I first started noticing it, I thought they may need to be replaced but my mechanic said the brakes were still at 90% but the rear ones needed adjustment. At my last maintenance check, they needed adjustment again and the mechanic told me to use my e-brake occasionally to self-adjust"

Anonymous, WI (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Loud squeaking while braking. Calipers and rotors were rusted and warped"

Charles V., MI (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Front brakes...brake shop indicates there is no problem"

Anonymous, CO (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"160000 miles on it i can't complain"

Anonymous, VT (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"failed"

Anonymous, IL (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Pipes rusted, and repair required a new catalytic converter"

Anonymous, CT (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Could not pass california smog requirements unless I replaced 3 catalytic converters in car"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Very expensive to replace"

Anonymous, GA (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"The mechanic welded a crack in the exhaust system to pass inspection"

Anonymous, MA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"It has 2 catalytic converters on a 4 cyl. and both diagnostics claimed that both were a problem. Very expensive to replace both of them"

Anonymous, AL (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The Toyota Dealership said that I needed to replace the catalytic converter, which I did"

Marilyn L., PA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The entire system is in need of replacing with an estimated cost of $2100"

Eric C., CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust leaks

"Intermediated pipe failed. It had holes in it. I replaced it"

Steven M., CT (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"crossover pipe rusted through.$400"

Anonymous, MI (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaky exhaust where the the pipe meets teh engine"

Trevor D., SD (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Leak in manifold"

Anonymous, OH (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed replacement"

Anonymous, MA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust manifold

"replaced leaking flex connector to manifold. Had it welded in by a good shop after getting several quotes calling for replacement of piping and catalytical converter from dealers and other shops who quoted $2000 - to $2500. I paid $500. None of the"

Nicholas R., CT (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"A crack in the system near the engine was making noise and I was told that had it gotten worse the car would not operate. It cost about $3,000 to repair. No problem since. This is the only repair beyond regular maintenance."

Anonymous, NC (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"loose shield that dealer wanted to replace entire system. indie shop reattached the loose shield"

Anonymous, IL (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"just had it tightened up when in for pipe replacement"

M- M J., WI (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Muffler

"Muffler leaked so badly and roared so loudly that replacement was necessary, but then the new muffler was soon showing signs of corrosion and even with new pipes the roaring noise returned. Nice car all around but exhaust system was a real problem and costly to maintain"

Robert B., MD (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Holes noisy"

Anonymous, OH (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"My airbag warning light came on. The dealer told me my driver-side airbag no longer works. Too expensive to repair (for me), so now I lack that extra protection."

Angie W., TX (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Pipes

"Pipes from engine to catalytic converter rattled and corroded and needed replacement. To do that, the CC needed replacement, too"

Anonymous, CT (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Corrosion in many areas of the pipes, which caused leaks and produced roaring noises, Entire exhaust system needed replacement including the muffler"

Robert B., MD (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"broken when dealer was fixing oil leaks"

Gregory M., MD (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Front flex pipe replaced"

Anonymous, WI (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to replace exhaust system"

Anonymous, NY (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"pipes were just worn out, replaced part for $50. from a non Toyota mechanic"

M- M J., WI (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Flex pipe from manifold replaced"

Eugene P., MN (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Fabric roof came totally unglued"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Plastic molding on driver seat adjustment no longer attaches to mechanism, carpet detaching, removing electrical adapter from cigarette lighter causes entire plastic molding of console to detach"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Given its age and the fact that it has not been garaged it is not surprising that the original pain is fading."

Anonymous, CO (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"My outside top of care is badly peeling paint and now the trunk is also doing that. The cost for repair of this is too high for me to take care of it now but I need to do it at some point. I now also have a driver side mirror that is detached after I touched it lightly at a bank drive through. It will cost me far too much to repair. I have gone to 3 different places and the Toyota dealer was the most expensive. Toyota parts are VERY expensive which is one of the bad parts of them. However, my ca"

Anonymous, NC (2001 Toyota Camry CE)

"Paint spot-peeling on roof top"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Primer exposed on roof"

Randall T., CA (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Peeling paint on hood and roof. Cars is parked in driveway, never in the garage"

Karen M., CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"I bought the car new. About two years ago(2015) the clear coat began to fail. Then the paint on the hood bubbled of and started peeling. I took the car to a reputable paint shop and they told me the hood had been repainted. I said I never had any paint work done on the car , and he responded that the dealer must have repaired some damage to the hood before I purchased it. This was never disclosed to me at the time. Since the car was 14 years old at the time the problem materialized I never both"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Paint and rust area in a couple of locations"

Eugene K., NY (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Entire car repainted due to failing paint and resulting rust spots"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Paint, color Cashmere Beige Metallic, faded on top surfaces"

Don B., TX (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"peeling paint has been an ongoing problem for several years"

Tuula M., CA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint fails to adhere to plastic body parts -- fenders and bumpers"

Anonymous, OR (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is fading and pealing on the hood and front fender"

Jay W., CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat on hood, roof and truck lids peeled off. Spent $1,300 to re surface the affected area and repaint"

George I., CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Serious delamination of paint around all windows"

James G., IN (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"The paint was a problem since the first day we bought the car. I took it to a couple of paint shops to see if they thought there was some issues with the paint from the factory. I took it to the Toyota dealer too with the same issue. The paint"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Peeling paint was constant, particularly on the hood"

Anonymous, MO (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Dark blue car, paint faded on rear bumper"

Deborah M., NV (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"PAINT STARTED FADING ABOUT 5 YEARS AGO. ALL TOYOTA'S SEEM TO HAVE BAD PAINT"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The clear coat is peeling off"

Anonymous, AZ (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"car is not garaged think the chemicals at the carwash added to this peeling pait"

Fred S., NY (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint color fading some areas. Paint sealer fading in many area. No rust."

Anonymous, GA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Roof paint fading probably due to parking outside 24/7"

Mary S., CO (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Rust

"POS"

Gregory M., MD (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Same door where window cable replaced. Rust followed the peeling and paint problem"

Anonymous, MI (2001 Toyota Camry 3.0-L V6)

"Rust at the top of the windshield, such that a cracked windshield cannot be replaced"

John R., WI (2001 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

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Alarm system activates for no reason"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Camry 3.0-L V6)

"car's alarm system activated after opening of trunk caused by shorted or open wiring attached to trunk lid"

Anonymous, BC (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Body control module

"power window motor"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Clock

"The clock doesn't light up anymore."

Anonymous, NC (2001 Toyota Camry)

"The clock no longer lights up. The fuse was checked. That wasn't the problem.At the same time, the cigarette lighter has no power to charge my Tracfone"

Evelyn R., NY (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Warning light that a rear light is out, but unable to find burned out bulb."

Anonymous, GA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Protective sheathing around tail light wires frayed causing them to short out. Had to repair wiring. Caused by being compressed by trunk hinge."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The back right brake light goes out all the time."

Anonymous, NC (2001 Toyota Camry)

"lamp in spoiler"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"just normal burn outs"

M A., CA (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"tail lights wiring in trunk caused short circuit and blew control fuse, so that there were no working lights at night, except brake lights were ok"

Anonymous, BC (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"I think it was just a burned out bulb in a rear brake light."

Aline P., NV (2001 Toyota Camry)
Gauges

"Speedometer stopped working"

Anonymous, CO (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"I now have two malfunctioning indicator lights. The check engine gauge has had issues for years due to a faulty gas tank sensor. Lately, the headlight indicator goes on and off randomly. No connection to whether the headlights are on"

Anonymous, PA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"replaced both head light assemblies for being faded"

Anonymous, WA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The plastic of the headlight shells had become very cloudy and was making driving very difficult at night due to the defused light. A headlight restoration kit was used to improve them, but they're not close to being as clear as they were new"

Anonymous, NC (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Cracked headlight and turn signal light out"

William G., NM (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Bulb replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Daytime running light and high beam lights were inoperative"

John B., AZ (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"Light behind the audio system, and one of the lights illuminating the dashboard gearshift indicator. My mechanic (independent shop) finds the work somewhat challenging and hasn't got around to it yet."

Anonymous, MD (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Short on door light switch that drained battery"

William T., TX (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"Lost program, estimated $400 to find problem and reprogram"

Anonymous, MN (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Remote engine starter

"All the problems happened because my 12V plug shorted and burned out the wires behind the dashboard. $800.00 and only part of the problems were fixed"

George L., UT (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"check engine light comes on occasionally"

Tuula M., CA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light indicates Knock Sensor is faulty"

Anonymous, HI (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Eng. warning light required maintance"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"Wiper wouldn't operate sometimes. Motor had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2001 Toyota Camry 3.0-L V6)

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

Alignment

"Car had not been maintained adequately - alignment wsa difficult and parts may have to be replaced the next time it is aligned."

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Ball joints

"Had vehicle towed after AAA attempted to change a flat tire and one of the wheel studs broke off. All studs were looking old/rusty. Ended up having to replace the front and lower control arms and ball joints after test drive indicated issues"

Anonymous, WI (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Bushings

"bushings went bad"

Anonymous, NY (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Electronic or air suspension

"Ignition lock wore out and key would stick in the ignition switch"

Anonymous, AL (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"small drip from power steering oil pump, needs to be replaced for second time"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"A fluid line leaked and cost over 500$ to replace"

Dennis F., WA (2001 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Items discovered doing service oil change. Issue was noted on work order sheet about a month ago, but have not return auto to service department (Principle Toyota Dealership) for leaks fixture as of date"

Anonymous, TN (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"car was bottoming on speed bumps"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Struts had to be replaced because they were worn out."

Richard K., NJ (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Needs new shocks"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Front struts needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, AL (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Leakage in shocks"

Anonymous, AL (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Front and rear struts were worn out at 145,000 miles"

Paul C., CO (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"rear struts are clunking and need to be changed"

Wayne R., ON (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace both the front and rear shock s and struts which cost about $1,000"

Anonymous, GA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Struts are shot, ride is "boat like", but we've left them alone"

Anonymous, MA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced four struts"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Rattle in rear when going over bumps. Diagnosis: worn rear struts. Had them replaced"

John B., NJ (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"it was normal wear and tear but it was expensive"

Anonymous, OH (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Front strut broke and rubbed against tire causing burning rubber smell"

Anonymous, IL (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to replace because of wear and tear: front and back"

Anonymous, IL (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed replacement."

Anonymous, MA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel vibration

"Increase in front end vibration led to replacement of trans-axles which solved the problem"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Tie rods

"Inner and outer tie rods on both sides were completely worn out and had to be replaced. After the repair, an alignment was necessary."

Anonymous, CO (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Tire wear is uneven

"I had part of the suspension replaced, but the alignment kept going out after about 5000 miles, and I was buying new tires twice a year"

Anonymous, MA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

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

"Outside driver door handle broke off"

Anonymous, GA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Bottom of drivers side doors are showing rust. I believe this is from a repair done before I purchased the car"

Anonymous, WI (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Locks and latches

"Driver's door handles, both inside and out, broken. Also, driver's door does not lock other than manually"

Don B., TX (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Interior driver's door latch completely broke. Exterior passenger front door latch broke off"

Anonymous, CO (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The driver's door handle broke between where you grab it and the rest of the structure. The part is molded plastic and the connecting material between the hand grab and the rest of the structure was so thin that this is a design defect. Repair $300"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"door handle broke off, unable to open the door from the outside. Significant safety issue and it cost over $200 to fix"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"front door latches broke on both sides"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"the lock on the driver's side wouldn't work"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"On one particularly cold day, when I reached for the door handle, the handle broke in half:( It was a rather expensive item to replace. Also, not sure if I categorized it correctly, but I needed to replace something (I forget what it's called) in"

Anonymous, NY (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver's side door handle broke"

John R., WI (2001 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Sunroof

"Leaks water into the bottom of car--mechanic said it had to be rebuilt for 1000+ dollars, or I could tape it shut."

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Windows

"Window would not go up and down. New cable installed and subsequently seemed to bring about unsightly peeling paint and rust on bottom edge of door"

Anonymous, MI (2001 Toyota Camry 3.0-L V6)

"electric window motors replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"the automatic window motor failed. I was not able to get my window up once it had been wound down"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"The driver's window doesn't always go back up and must be hand lifted while button is in position to lift it. I don't dare lower it now"

Evelyn R., NY (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"if you scroll the window down all the way, it is electric & you have to keep activating the control 4 or 5 times to close it as it only move 2 or 3 inches at a time"

M A., CA (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Both front electric windows failed, and repairs are very expensive"

Anonymous, MA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"WINDOW ON DRIVERS SIDE (POWER WINDOWS) SOMETIMES WILL NOT GO BACK UP"

Anonymous, VA (2001 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

Cylinder head

"spark plug blew out do to standing oil in the spark plug exterior chamber of the cylinder head. Resulted in scoring of the cylinder wall and junking of the engine, According to mechanic this is a design/manuf problem with this is a V-6"

Anonymous, WA (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Original engine overheated and warped the cylinder head. Bought and installed a used low-mileage engine from a salvage yard"

Paul C., CO (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"engine was burning oil"

Anonymous, MI (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Replaced original engine at 92,000 miles due to total engine failure. Installed a used engine with 106,000 miles. Replacement engine had oil leaks that were repaired. Used engine now performs very well"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"bought car with ruined engine.My husband replaced the engine and it is running fine"

Deborah M., NV (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine locked up and blew after A/C compressor replacement"

Jonathan N., MD (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"4 years ago someone hit this car and it was considered totaled. I repaired the exhaust for $80 and continued to drive it for another 65000 miles. It finally died. The cost of replacing the engine is too much, I feel I received good value for this car."

Anonymous, NC (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Head gasket

"hEAD GASKET WAS BLOWN- 4 DAYS WITHOUT THE CAR"

Walter M., FL (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"replace head gasket twice"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"I mentioned the Head gasket, but was really referring to the seal problem"

Anonymous, MD (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"It was starting to leak oil. It was an old car, doing mostly city driving. Not bad after 13 years of no problems!"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"have had to replace 3 times in the last 2 years. mechanic does not know why"

Anonymous, NC (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine was leaking oil, turned out to be coming from head gasket area. Local shop attempted repair, but was never able to actually stop the leak. Will seek out Toyota repair shop next time."

Anonymous, AL (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Scheduled timing belt replacement

"Timing belt had to be replaced due to other problems in the car"

Anonymous, AL (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"no problem - time to change"

James O., GA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Timing belt or chain

"squirrel was caught in drive belt to timing belts and broke/shattered PLASTIC drive belt cover plate resulting in damage to timing belts. Toyota said road hazard no responsibility. BS this was poor material selection its a design issue"

Anonymous, WA (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Timing belt started making loud noises and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2001 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 leak into trunk"

Anonymous, WA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"The radiator cracked and I had it replaced"

Sheila T., CA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Water can accumulate in the left brake light. Once last year the brake light shorted out, but I couldn't tell if it was one or both. The weather was poor, and I felt very vulnerable"

Anonymous, CO (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Other/unsure

"replaced 2 oxygen sensors"

Howard C., MA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Heavy rain in California this winter. Seals seem to have failed"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"water accumulates in trunk lining, drips into trunk when opened"

Anonymous, WA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"worn drivers door bottom inside weather seal. caused by getting in and out of the car"

Anonymous, BC (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"struts, support"

Alan F., TX (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Had some clunking nopises in the front end. Service people told me they couldn't find anything mechanically wrong"

Dave S., OR (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattle in front passenger area (sounds like frame possibly) when car is cold; decreases or goes away when car has been driven about 20 miles or so"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Intermittent periods of noise from the front, right wheel area. No one has been able to diagnose the problem, but at times, the noise is loud, irritating and sounds unsafe even if it isn't"

Anonymous, CO (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Rattling from loose side light fixtures (passenger side)"

Anonymous, TN (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Wind noise

"Windows don't appear to seal properly"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Wind noise coming from the front passenger door"

Anonymous, NY (2001 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

"stopped working needed replacement"

Anonymous, NJ (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Intermediate switch settings didn't work (I think it was a resistor problem)"

Anonymous, NY (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"A mouse or other rodent somehow got into the ventilation duct system and built a nest. I could not determine how it got in but it dramatically affected the out put of the HVAC system and made the fan extremely noisy"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"It only works on the highest setting"

Eugene K., NY (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Fan stopped working. Bad motor. Was replaced"

Howard A., CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Apparently it is easy for a mouse to crawl up the AC drain pipe and into the system, ending up dying in the AC blower. The most nasty thing I've had to deal with on a car!"

Anonymous, NC (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"6 inch crack in radiator-needed replacing"

Anonymous, TN (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace evaporator as it was leaking"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Camry 3.0-L V6)

"gradual leakage of refrigerant, a nuisance more than a serious concern"

William P., NY (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"One of the refrigerant pipes had a leak"

Anonymous, NJ (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"Radiator leaked, had to have it replaced"

Anonymous, NJ (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Overheating

"In spite of changes to the thermostat and water pump, the engine always overheats in highway driving, and the heater needs to be on full blast, winter and summer, to keep the temperature from going into the red"

Anonymous, ON (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Radiator

"Radiator went bad...had to get it replaced. However, it may have been un-necessary...I used a mechanic I was unfamiliar with...he replaced the radiator. In hind-sight, I wonder if I got ripped-off and if just a gasket or new cap or other minor 'fix' would have been sufficient... Guess I'll never know!!"

Anonymous, IL (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"cracked on top of radiator"

Anonymous, WA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Thermostat

"Check engine light came on, car was drivable"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Water pump

"water pump + timing belt replaced Aug 2013. Pump now beginning to leak , needing $500 plus repair"

Anonymous, OH (2001 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

"can't get cd out of player"

Anonymous, AZ (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Cd ejector didn't shut off properly, running the battery down"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"stopped playing the disks some time ago...skips, just does not work right. I just use the radio; not worth fixing the player"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"CD jammed in disc changer and the cost to repair was too much"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"CD player skips"

Nancy J., OH (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Radio

"Radio / CD blew a fuse. It's not in one of the three normal fuse boxes"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

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

"Alternator has failed two times"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery wore out, needed replacing"

James O., GA (2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

"Dead after not being driven for two months while I was in Europe. Battery could not hold a charge."

Joanne D., IN (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Battery cables

"rotted out and had to be replaced"

Mark Y., CT (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Coil

"replace"

Anonymous, OH (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Starter

"The starter had to be replaced this year"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry LE 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.

What Owners Say

CV joint

"CV joint boot had torn. Replaced drive axle with a rebuilt unit"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Driveline vibration

"Vibrations/rough shits especially when downshifting, but also noticeable during shifts at around 45mph or so... taken it to two shops so far - consensus is leave it alone until it becomes a breakdown"

Jason A., IL (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Driveshaft or axle

"Axle made car wobble and was noisy. Replacement cured all problems. Not a big deal after so many miles"

Anonymous, NJ (2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"Relay burned out preventing the fan from running"

Mark Y., CT (2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Engine light came on. Needed to replace timing belt"

Jean R., DE (2001 Toyota Camry LE 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

Rough shifting