The Camry is a capable, modest, comfortable riding sedan. The five-speed automatic transmission is smooth. The sizable interior is quiet and is outfitted with quality, well-fitting materials. Handling is responsive, but tire grip is limited. This version of the Camry received a Poor in the IIHS side-crash test when evaluated without the optional side- or head-protection airbags.
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There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

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 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 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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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2005 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

"Difficulty with car maintaining correct alignment. Required 2 trips to the shop to correct. Honestly, I'm not sure if this was due to a Toyota design problem, or to an error at the shop"

Anonymous, AR (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"car shakes at 60mph have had it aligned more than a few times but still shimmeys"

Clifton T., VA (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Pulls to the right and vibration in steering wheel. They NEVER fix it to our satisfaction"

Christine B., MA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"50% of steering/alignment adjusters seized. Required heating and repair"

Anonymous, BC (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had an alignment problem that was undetected by two dealerships even though I had asked them to road test and advise on a thumping noise. I finally had the problem corrected after I purchased four new tires and insisted on a four wheel alignment. That corrected the problem"

Michael C., AB (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Car requires alignment every 6 months to correct run to the right"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Required replacement for state inspection"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Bushings

"The control arm bushings started to separate from the metal casing. Had to have the control arms replaced"

Tony D., PA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"couldn't be aligned as bushings were lose"

Michael R., TX (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.3-L V6)

"had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"normal wear"

Kenneth M., NH (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Excessively worn control arm bushings"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"After strut replacement the ride was harsher until bushings were replaced"

Anonymous, MB (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"I took my car in for an oil change and I had to replace the alternator and the bushings"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Camry LE Unsure)

"One bushing wore out. The vehicle is 12 years old"

John P., AZ (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"Mechanic notice power steering fluid down, may have leak"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil stains to garage floor. Fixed before there were safety or operational issues"

Martin B., IA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Power steering has started to develop a slight leak"

Tony D., PA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leak was discovered and power steering was replaced"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"As described in the other box, this had been noted by the dealership 2-3 years previously, and I was told it would get progressively worse until the rack and pinion assembly was replaced. It did, and the work was done. All is well now"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Fluid leaks from the power steering. Toyota dealership suggests a whole new power steering system"

Darryl G., TX (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"power steering rack rubber boot was ripped open, seal was leaking. $900.00 to replace power steering rack"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"power steering fluid leak - had to replace hoses"

Anonymous, SC (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This was a major expense I wasn't expecting. I don't know if it's a chronic problem with these vehicles"

Robert D., VA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"steering rack leaking. also power steering pressure line and return line leaking"

Charles O., SC (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"The rubber hoses just needed to be replaced from normal wear which is to be expected @ this mileage. We have spent far less money maintaining this car than we expected"

Anonymous, HI (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Power steering oil leaks"

Anonymous, NH (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"slight leak around power steering seals on rack and pinion, took no action other than adding leak stop to power steering fluid reservoir upon recommendation of mechanic"

Charles S., TX (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There is a slow power steering leak which started when the car was 5 years old"

Nancy J., OH (2005 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"leaking fluid"

Carlos E., CA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Will have problems with the rack in the near future"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I saw fluid in my driveway--went to dealership--stated it was my power steering fluid. Got it fixed at a high price"

Anonymous, CT (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The power steering leak required replacement of the power steering column which was costly"

Nilesh W., TX (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"General Maintenance. Slight leaking system"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Power steering hose leek very expensive to correct"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Developed a leak in the power steering return hose"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"same as previously mentioned"

Charles O., SC (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"HAD TO REPLACE POWER STEERING PUMP DUE TO VIBRATION WHEN COLDL"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"the car gave me 12 years of no problems except minor normal car problems. i am very satisfied with the vehicle and will probably buy another new camry in the next few years"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I was surprised to see that these rust out as fast as they have"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Camry LE Unsure)
Shocks or struts

"Broken or very worn shock or strut"

Anonymous, CT (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rear strut broke"

Anonymous, LA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"clunking noise from rear of car; decided not to fix yet"

Catherine S., AL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced rear struts"

Daniel P., NE (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Struts and shocks worn out leading to uneven tire wear and steering wheel shake"

Jeffrey A., MA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The repair was for "front strut mounts". The car would make creaking noises during sharp turns"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"just needed replacement mainly due to age and mileage driven"

Candace H., IL (2005 Toyota Camry Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear struts developed a leak, so I had all four struts replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Swaying problem- rear sway bar components and rear struts replaced and still have problem -next will have front end addressed"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"spring broke"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Struts needed to be replaced due to excessive tire noise/vibration"

Anonymous, SC (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Shocks in the back need be replaced (clunking sounds)"

Anonymous, NH (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"All 4 struts were replaced"

Anonymous, MB (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Because rear drum brakes were not adjusted, rear struts were stressed due to overuse of front brakes. Replaced both struts and strut mounts. Drum brakes were fine. Front disc brakes were fine"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Camry Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Both front, and then rear struts started leaking, which required replacement. This occurred with just under 100,000 km's"

Douglas M., BC (2005 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"on inspection dealer said they needed replacement"

Harvey K., NY (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Broken front left strut"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front struts went out at about 40,000 miles. Rear struts went out at about 60,000 miles. This is very premature for this low milage"

Anonymous, NM (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"After 12 years from mfg. struts are rusting out. again, road salt is a big factor in our area"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Afraid that struts would give and wheels would where out"

Anonymous, CT (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Have to expect this to occur with this much mileage on a car"

Marv S., CA (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Just whore out. No big deal"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"one of the original struts gave out at about 165000"

Anonymous, OR (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"Front driver side spring broke and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"My wife was driving when she heard a loud noise, We took it to an independent mechanic and he showed us the broken spring. He told us he had seen a number of them"

John F., OH (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"We recently replaced the springs and related parts on the left front tire. The shop also recommended getting the right front replaced as well. It was an $1100.00 bill, but @ 60K miles, not entirely unexpected"

James D., MI (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"1 coil spring broke"

Anonymous, AB (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"SPRING BROKE ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE. TOTAL COST OF REPAIR WAS $534.00. SPRINGS ON BOTH SIDES OF FRONT END HAD TO BE REPLACED"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"repaired rack & pinion at 321,000 miles"

Catherine S., AL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rack and pinion steering was worn out. It had to be fixed"

Philippe E., FL (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Rack & pinion is failing and must be replaced"

Nick B., FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had been told in 2013 that I had a steering fluid leak by the Toyota Dealership when I took my car in for a recall notice. I had just had the steering fluid flushed and replaced by my regular mechanic, wasn't until July 2014 that I finally saw leak"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"For the previous 2-3 yrs, my dealership had been telling me that the power steering was leaking, and that it would get worse over time. The repair was to replace the rack and pinion. It finally got so bad it had to be done. All works fine now"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Wheel Works said my rack & pinion system needed replacing. I replaced it"

Neil K., CA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rack and pinion had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rack and pinion need replacement because of hitting many potholes"

Kenneth M., NH (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"was told something had dried out and failed"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Not really an issue"

Anonymous, CT (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace rack and steering"

Anonymous, SC (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rack and pinion leaking power steering fluid"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Not Sure watch issue was, but turning to one side or other did not seem right. Assumed the Dealer advised correctly"

Richard J., CA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"HAD TO REPLACE RACK & PIN DUE TO VIBRATION"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"All repairs due to normal wear and tear due to mileage. 267,000 miles. I love this camry it has been relatively trouble free until over 260,000 miles"

Chris G., FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to have front struts replaced"

Gayle S., CA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to get rack and pinion replace"

Darwin L., IL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"After I hit the deer and had the fixed the vibration started and a mechanic friend said it was the linkage"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"In may 2012. Dealer worked on steering system In the past year steering very loose Taken to different dealership in another state bolts loose Tightened but steering still loose"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Camry Unsure Unsure)

"Rubber boots replaced due to fluid leakage on one side"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"The rack and pinion assembly had to be replaced. It was leaking and noisy. This seems like very few miles for this component to have failed"

Ted T., NE (2005 Toyota Camry SE 3.3-L V6)

"I needed to replace the struts,sway bars,power steering pump and rack and pinon note I have speed bumps and pot holes etc to deal with"

David B., NJ (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This is 2nd time this particular steering linkage has been allegedly "knocked out of line" in this car"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the steering and linkage was affected when I hit a deer, the car was fixed and then the vibration started"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"slight vibes corrected with bushings and alighnment"

Fred U., ON (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rebuilding the suspension system was costly and had to but four new tires because of uneven wear"

Jeffrey A., MA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced all, had to return for 1 to be replaced a second time by Toyota dealer"

Chris R., FL (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"tie rod was in need of replacement on left front and mechanic recommended changing both sides for safety consideratios"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AGE OF CAR"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"needed replacement"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I am not sure exactly what the problem was, but it cost a lot to fix"

Animesh G., IL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tire wear is uneven

"Worn bushings in rear suspension"

Anonymous, NH (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"pot holes!"

Candace H., IL (2005 Toyota Camry Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"steering wheel vibrates"

Christine B., MA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"A noise occurred sometime ago that seemed to be coming from the engine. It turned out to be a problem with a wheel bearing"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"front and then rear went"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-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)

"It began making a grinding sound and it would pull to the right when braking. We took it in and they replaced the rotors and aligned the brakes"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Camry Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"brake momentarily actuated at very, very slow speed. Was fixed by cleaning out some stuff on the ABS sensor. No problem since"

Cynthia R., OH (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.3-L V6)

"It was rusted, so it had to be replaced"

R H., OH (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear Calipers not releasing thereby causing undue wear on the brake pads and rotors"

Raymond F., MA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced 2 calipers"

Allan S., NJ (2005 Toyota Camry LE Unsure)

"Left front caliper froze onto rotor. Had to have it replaced"

Dorsey B., OH (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Build up of dirt caused problems twice causing rotors to be replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Right rear caliper seized and had to be replaced along with worn brake pads"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers were frozen and required replacement calipers"

Chris M., WA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear caliper pins rust and cause caliper to seize and fail to operate. Repaired twice in the last 6 months"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"twisted off bleed screw requiring replacement"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Had one replaced. This seemed like normal wear"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"FAILED ON TRIP"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Toyota Camry Base 3.0-L V6)

"Fronts were tight, serviced and repaired. Rear calipers seized, bought rebuilts"

Joe F., ON (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Rear wheel caliper piston was frozen so that pad would not fully retract. The piston could not be freed and the caliper was replaced. The repair shop recommended replacement of all four calipers. All caliper (and pads) were replaced at a cost of appr"

Anonymous, MO (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"I've had to replace front and rear brakes in the past year. This includes a frozen caliper both front and rear"

Thomas C., OH (2005 Toyota Camry Base 3.0-L V6)

"slider pins, froze resulting in pre mature brake pad failure and rotors warping, Despite my lubing slider pins previously, apparently road salt and lack of vehicle use contributed to wear"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Master cylinder

"It appeared to have been faulty since new. Never did have good braking. Unit was replaced with rebuilt master cylinder and it doesn't seem to work any better"

Mark B., GA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"internal leak in master cylinder, 'soft' brake pedal"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Car only had 115k miles and master break cylinder failed causing front breaks to actually start on fire and required a fire extinguisher to put out"

Anonymous, SD (2005 Toyota Camry Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Braking would occur after sitting in garage"

Boyd C., UT (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes needed to be replaced on front and back"

Anonymous, MO (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"scheduled maitenance"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced brake pads"

Daniel P., NE (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.3-L V6)

"This is the third time I replace the brakes. This time i also replaced the rotors"

D A., NY (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal brake wear"

Ron C., ON (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"After 100000 + miles , rotors and pads were worn and needed replacing"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake pads (front) were found to be near the end of useful life during state inspection. This was the first time that the brakes needed service. Replaced pads. No other brake problems"

Dennis W., VA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Maitenance of brakes are required every 60 thoUSnd miles"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Normal brake of a little over 40thoUSnd mile since the last brake job"

Darwin L., IL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The brakes were squeeking, and the car was going to one side a little bit when brakes were applied. We had the brakes fixed and the wheels balanced"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"During my 90K checkup I needed new brakes on the front"

Joan P., WA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"My car had 22,000 miles on it when I purchased it in May,2008. I have added an additional 59,000 since then. Didn't need to have brake work done until last fall, so am satisfied with the Camry's overall performance"

Anonymous, NH (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"broken"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Replaced brakes and had to replace them less than one year later again"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Camry Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes including rotor wear out at higher rate than what I expect or had experienced on previous cars"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Looked this up on the Internet and found that many toyota camry's have brake issues at about the age of my car. It was suggested that this might be worthy of a recall. My mechanic said to get a new car rather than deal with the frequent brake repairs"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Foreign material on disk scored the rotor"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Needed to change my breaks since worn down. Replaced breaks within past 5 years"

Amy P., MA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The brakes tend rob stick and therefore wear out the rotors and caliphers"

Cathy M., NS (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced back brake pads for the 1st time since I bought the car. Considering 145000 miles on the car was not upset at all"

James H., FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Regular brake repair in old car Your questions do not allow me to tell you why I did not want to buy the car, I wanted a standard and only four cyclinder available, 6 only with automatic, no guts"

Anonymous, NS (2005 Toyota Camry)

"Normal wear for age of car. Been driving Toyota since 1992. Best cars we have ever owned"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"I am pleased that the first problem we had with the Camry was just front brakes needing repair; not bad for 190,000 miles"

Anonymous, OK (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced front brakes during 90k check up"

Joan P., WA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had back brakes replaced, and immediately had a noise coming from the back area of the car. This went on for about a month, and then became louder like a slapping sound. Dealer replaced the rotors on each side without cost to me"

Anonymous, MO (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace all 4 wheel rotors and2 calipers"

Allan S., NJ (2005 Toyota Camry LE Unsure)

"I think it's part of the braking system and had to be replaced with the brakes"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Camry Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The right front calipers froze, causing the pads to wear excessively, thus damaging the rotor. I had to replace calipers, pads and rotors on both sides of the front"

Anonymous, NS (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Original brake pads & rotors needed replacing after 137+K miles"

Benjamin H., SC (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors became warped causing a pulsing during brake use. Replaced all 4"

Donald E., MN (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal wear along with new pads"

Robert M., MI (2005 Toyota Camry Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rotors were worn and was the cause of the shimmy. Had new rotors and brakes installed and all was well"

Jack P., BC (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Squeak / noise when backing up only. Dealer unable to id and had to make modifications to pads used to get to stop"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Noise due to front wheel bearings going out"

Anonymous, MO (2005 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"The squeaking was caused partly by worn brakes and I think some was caused by them getting wet as we have a lot of rain around here"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The brakes squeaked, and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"After 55,000 break pads were replaced, the breaks keep on squeaking for many miles. It seems to have stopped now"

Carol B., SC (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

"Exterior door moldings loose"

Nick B., FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It sratched along the side and needed to get repaired"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Plastic trim on sides coming off"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The plastic guard under the engine compartment has failed. Had the plastic bolts replaced to secure the tray, but one day on the highway it broke free and got under the tire and ripped off. Ruined the quarter panel/wheel splash guard"

D D., KY (2005 Toyota Camry Unsure Unsure)

"Molding around windows and roof are lifting"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rubber outside seal between the bottom of passenger side rear window & the door has came loose after 12 years of use. Other windows are fine"

Anonymous, WV (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Roof rail seals came loose this year"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Molding on driver side door slipped and needed replacing"

Oran S., HI (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The headliner is separating from the roof of the car. Parts of the trunk lining are no longer attached and flop down when the trunk is opened"

Anonymous, NM (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The interior part of the cupholder was easily broken. The metallic covering on the door handles is beginning to bubble and peel"

Anonymous, CT (2005 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Center console will not stay closed. I fixed it with Velcro"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear ceiling fabric is pulling loose"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The first thing I had to replace about 4 years after owning the car was the speaker covers they disintegrated even with regular conditioning. the other items such as the headliner and kick guards are now coming apart"

Shannon W., SC (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Bumpers were not properly prepared and primed at factory and paint was already peeling when I purchased at 2.5 years old. Paid to have front bumper completely stripped and repainted. $400"

Karen H., VA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"An area of faded paint on the rear bumper is becoming larger and larger"

Anonymous, NM (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint on hood and front fenders has many star cracks"

James N., NJ (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Fading.chalking & cracking"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Toyota Camry XLE Unsure)

"The paint is degrading"

Myron J., CA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"peeling paint on tailgate"

Peter A., NY (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"dents, chips, scratches"

Barton P., NC (2005 Toyota Camry SE 3.0-L V6)

"paint is fading, chipping on rear bumper, hub caps fall off"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There are spots on the rear bumper where the paint is cracked and chipping and worn away. It's been that way since the day we bought the car. And no, the dealership was absolutely no help whatsoever"

James D., MI (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"my trunk and hood lost it shine after about 5 years and seems to be fading more and more"

Gary C., DE (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is terrible. Clear coat cracking and Silver paint cracking and peeling on roof"

Anonymous, HI (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"The paint on the plastic bumpers keeps pealing off"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint on toyota vehicles in general is cheap and does not hold up to normal wear and tear"

Shannon W., SC (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint chips and fading"

D D., KY (2005 Toyota Camry Unsure Unsure)

"I had the car painted this past year"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 3.3-L V6)

"The clear coat began bubbling on the right rear fender, which we had repaired at a body shop. We did the repair because we understand that once started this problem cannot be stopped. Then the clear coat began bubbling on the rear bumper. We chose not to invest further to make this repair"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint on hood has been cracking for several years"

James N., NJ (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There are several places on thew right side that the paint is coming off near the trim"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"on the hood of the car the paint is starting to peel"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint on hood and roof oxidized and had the beginnings of some rust spots"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"White paint that faded, lost its luster, chipping starting about 2012"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Car began to rust this year, but this was better performance than any of our three Chryslers. Car is kept outside on a dirt driveway"

Eileen S., NY (2005 Toyota Camry Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Just the driver door rusted through as if it hadn't been rust proofed properly during manufacturing"

Anonymous, MB (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

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

"leaky water pump discovered in annual state inspection"

Patricia C., PA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Experienced a Water Pump failure on this vehicle causing water to leak into the engine compartment"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Sun roof would not close properly. Brought to Toyota who made an adjustment that failed in short order. We have manually closed the roof and no longer use it"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"The weather stripping has cracks that let in air at highway speeds and makes it hard to have a conversation with someone in the back seat"

Seth S., TX (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal wear and tear problems resolved"

Madeline Y., FL (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"what I consider normal rubber wear"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"after 245000 I notice rattling from the front and rear of car. mechanic said the bushing need replacing"

D A., NY (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"ratles from the bottom of the engine and car"

Samuel P., CA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Very noisey squeaking from rear in cold weather, second winter this has happened"

James N., NJ (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Since front brakes were "replaced" the car has a "clunk" sound almost every time I step on the brakes. 2 places I took the car could find nothing wrong (pulled off tires, checked all components). Still a mystery, but feel unsure of dependability"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Minor creaks when opening or closing passenger door. Not a significant problem"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.3-L V6)

"when accelerating up even a slight incline, hear grinding or growling noise. Have taken to dealer twice, but they can't find what is causing it nor can they fix it"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had an annoying rattle in the rear. It was detected to be a stabilizer bar. It was replaced and the rattle stopped"

David W., PA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There is a rattle in the back-left suspension area, I think, that comes and goes. I had it checked out by Mr. Lube and the technician found nothing although he did not take the wheel off"

Anonymous, NS (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"car is getting old, numerous squeaks and rattles from both the wheels and the rear of the car"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Baffles me a ND my mechanic L"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Camry Base 3.0-L V6)

"The rear windshield rattles over bumps"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Wind noise

"Since the car was new"

Joe J., NY (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The other issues are more wear and tear, but the wind noise has been a long time and is annoying. At some point I used to turn up the radio to hide the noise. Even my newer Highlander seems to be getting a lot more wind noise,"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Camry SE 3.0-L V6)

"Have to crank up the radio to hear when driving at freeway speeds on certain types of road surfaces"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Window seal did not seal properly. A friend advised me how to readjust the seal...and it works well now"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"Repairs made"

Gregory B., CA (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-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

"Started whining. Failed"

James C., CA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Alternator failed, replaced with after-market part"

Ralph M., WA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Just stopped working because of age"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"9 year old alternator went out. Had to replace it. Also changed water pump and belt at the same time"

Wayne M., TX (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"it just wore out after 237000 miles"

Richard F., GA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It just stop working on a trip to NC"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"need to replace alternator, around 140,000 miles"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Alternator failed suddenly, required a tow to the dealer, who discovered the other problems, including engine mounts. Repair cost me over $1,000"

Kevin B., FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Alternator had to be replaced"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Alternator needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"My son, a college student, drives that car out of state. Alternator failed after engine replacement. The car has over 220,000 miles and I am not surprised the alternator failed. The automotive repair shop, out of state, overcharged for the replacement"

Anonymous, IN (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a belt noise upon starting the car which would fade away in the first mile driven"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced twice in the last 14 months, both times the failure almost left me stranded away from help, battery light did come on but after alternator died when we were driving, battery allowed us to find safe place to stop"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Intermittent problem with starting vehicle. Occurs approximately every two months, where key is turned and nothing occurs (no hum, chatter). Have had starter replaced 3 times and problem continues. Will work consistently for a time and then issue"

Mark J., AZ (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Starter

"Failed and had to be replaced"

John P., VA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It just stopped working"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I don't believe the starter is the problem. Has something to do with the electronic ignition or steering column. Each time the starter was replaced the issue with starting has returned"

Mark J., AZ (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"starter completely failed. Car would not start"

Ronald R., MN (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

"The tension pully failed and was replaced along with the belt"

Robert K., CT (2005 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Needed to replace the serpentine belt"

Dan L., FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine computer

"Sensor electronics failed, reduced engine efficiency, warning lights appeared, expensive to replace"

Darien G., CO (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Sudden acceleration occasionally when moving at very slow speeds. Engine suddenly begins to race and car tries to lurch forward. Driver must quickly brake hard and throw transmission into neutral or shut off engine. Performance then returns to normal. Neither Toyota nor other good mechanics have been able to ascertain the cause of problem"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine mounts

"Upper engine mounts were worn"

Wayne D., AZ (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This was due to just age and not any other reason"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Both top and bottom mounts were bad"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the car only has 80,000 miles and I believe engine mounts should not have to be replace on such a low milage auto"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced upper mount twice lower mount once"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"i had to replace both motor and transmission mounts that broke or were worn to much to use"

Gordon G., TX (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.3-L V6)
Oil leaks

"The seal around the engine was worn out, so the oil was evaporating. The seal had to be replaced"

Philippe E., FL (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Valve cover gasket started leaking. It was replaced and there has been no residual damage to the engine"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I believe we had to replace a seal. The car had some blue smoke coming out when you first start it in the morning"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil leaking"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced the valve cover gasket"

Dan L., FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

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

"On going irritating engine check light due to gas cap / emission control issues"

Anonymous, IA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"check engine light, service was done to repair"

Kevin B., KY (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"At 80K both catalytic converters had to be replaced! Repair bill from dealer was 2033.52 parts and labor. I have never, ever owned a vehicle foreign or domestic where the cat converters just "FAILED""

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"catalytic converter"

Anonymous, ME (2005 Toyota Camry Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Check light usually indicates catalytic converter falling below best operation"

Joe B., FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced vacuum hose and switch"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car stalled while I was driving. After a few minutes I could start back it up again but it would stall again when I was driving. I had to have the car towed to the dealership for repair. It had a faulty throttle body. They told me it was a known problem, but Toyota chose not to issue a recall. They repaired it at no cost. Poor decision on Toyota's part not to recall. I was fortunate to be driving on local roads when the stalls occurred. If I had been on the busy freeways around Atlanta,"

Linda J., GA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel pump

"Replace fuel pump because the mechanic saw a leak. Not a Big deal"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Check engine light came on. solenoid needed replacement"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Red warning lights come on"

R H., CA (2005 Toyota Camry Unsure 3.0-L V6)

"two sensors went - replacement costs seemed outrageous - $250 each plus labor"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"After getting eng error Cat's need to be replace to pass smog"

Adrian S., CA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"O2 Sensor Failure"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"O2 sensor was bad. It cost a lot to replace"

Debbe T., NY (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced oxygen sensor"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"converter was fine, but leak near converter required converter replacement"

Keith M., PA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"check engine light went on. On checking it out, the cat converter has failed (at 98000 miles) This will be a very expensive repair when I will have to replace it"

H G., NC (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Flex pipe between muffler and catalytic converter went bad"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust leaks

"Leak only repairable by replacing expensive converter. Not long enough pipes into/out of converter to accommodate repair"

Keith M., PA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"several separating joints and broken retention bracket"

Wendy V., PA (2005 Toyota Camry Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I have replaced the muffler twice and exhaust pipes twice"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace the piping from the exhaust manifold to the Catalytic converter"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Camry SE 3.3-L V6)

"Motor mount failed and caused failure of exhaust flex connection"

Anonymous, IN (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Seal dried and dealer wanted about 1300 dollars to replace it. An independant garage replace the seal and welded adjoining parts together for about 75.dollars"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The muffler had a hole, and the catalytic converter also needed to be replaced due to rust"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Hole in muffler. Muffler was the original muffler and needed to be replaced"

Theresa S., ON (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Muffler fell apart. After all , I live in NE, and road salt does do in mufflers"

Anonymous, NH (2005 Toyota Camry SE Unsure)

"Only flex pipe replaced. Cut and soldered"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Exhaust pipe experience corrosion after 9+ years of service. Needed to replace it"

Anonymous, NH (2005 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Noisy lifters"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"gaskets around plugs failed"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"while on the road the engine overheated and had to be towed to dealership. i was given a loaner and the cylinder was replaced. there was no problem in the dealer fdixing the problem"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Toyota Camry Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine had early worn valves leading to excessive engine/exhaust smoke"

Anonymous, OK (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"it was a engine value problem"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Engine failed at 121000 miles. Always serviced every 5000 miles"

Russell G., FL (2005 Toyota Camry Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rods went bad resulting in serious noise in engine"

Richard M., IL (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Motor failed after 220,000 miles. We had the motor replaced with a used motor from LKQ"

Anonymous, IN (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Camry engine was running very well at 181,500 miles, until oil filter - installed by a Firestone mechanic 2 months before - literally fell off and engine lost most/all oil in less than 1 minute. Yes, the engine is now toast"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Began leaking oil"

R B., MD (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It was a routine maintenance replacement (but costly) NOT a failure For the RAV4 the major costs for last year were four new tires at $1200"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"The serpentine belt didn't fail but was cracking so I had it replaced"

Martin B., IA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Cooling fan

"This was the most minor problem. It cost only $129 to replace"

Kevin B., FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Overheating

"engine overheated. major fluid loss. 1600 to fix. no reason for problem - car always well-maintained"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Radiator

"Faulty radiator resulting in coolant leaks, overheating, and eventual engine failure"

Anonymous, OK (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Water pump

"replaced"

Joe J., NY (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer found leakage and belts that were cracked. Replaced same"

Kay J., CA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE Unsure)

"leaking water-Had to replace"

Anonymous, SC (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Bearings failed"

Michael L., PA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed a new one. Had it installed"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine started making a loud rattling noise. Independent shop diagnosed it as water pump and replaced it. Problem solved"

John H., NC (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Excessive water from weep hole"

Anonymous, OR (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leak"

Rodney R., MI (2005 Toyota Camry Base 2.4-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

Headlights

"Coverings were so battered that lights were getting useless at night. Very unsafe. Had dealership remedy situation. Not perfect, but much better"

Anonymous, OR (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"With aging, the lens became hazed over, which diminished the range of the headlights"

Benjamin H., SC (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced light bulb"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Bulbs burn out"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Keyless entry

"3 of the 4 doors do not automatically lock or open with the keyless entry pog or using the door opener buttons on the drivers door"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Sporadically would not unlock doors with fob. Finally stopped all together. Was told unit behind seat and possibly under dash would need to be replaced for approx. $3200. Went to outside service for keyless entry doors , trunk and panic button for $2"

Anonymous, OR (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"cannot unlock doors during warm and hot days with remote clicker or door switches. can only unlock manually"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"The remote no longer operates or can set the alarm. It was not the battery in remote so must now manually lock doors"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Cruise control

"Don't work. Light stays on"

Elrena T., IL (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"dimmer on dash and overhead lights not working. Door auto unlock works only on driver door"

Anonymous, OR (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-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

Locks and latches

"At some points, the locks do not lock or unlock using the key fob - sometimes the front, sometimes the rear. It is not the key fob. It seems to be something loose in the electrical system that controls the locks"

Anonymous, CT (2005 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"main hood latch and safety latch are both rusted and have difficulty closing hood after opening it"

Jon K., IL (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The latch which closes the center consul between the front passenger seats broke. I could not find a replacement part online. This means the arm rest continually pops open"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The spring that operates the gas tank door didn't work properly. Required keeping just the right size block to hold up the opener lever by driver's door. Turns out the door spring was broken"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Seat belts

"When retracting they keep getting twisted and catch so difficult to get them to work properly"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Sunroof

"The Sunroof can not be closed completely"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"thing in the floor that has the gas tank and trunk latches on it has come completely loose and flops around. I have to hold it in 2 hands when I want to open the gas tank cover. It will cost over $200 to fix"

Anonymous, SC (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The trunk kept popping open when I went over a bump on the freeway or road. I had the trunk latch replaced and that fixed the problem"

Deborah C., CA (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

"A bit of leaking on the inside surface fo the windshield"

Jacques D., QC (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-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

"It just wore out. I replaced it with a used compressor and it now works fine"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"condenser leaking and had to be replaced"

Jean L., NB (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"The wiring needed to be superglued"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"The heat exchanger in the cabin heating system developed a leak"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"Refrigerant leaks in condenser and at bends in pipes"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Taken to Toyota within 1 week of problem recognition. Thought they fixed it, but within 3 days I was without coolant again. Have already spent 4 hours and over $300, and will be taking it back to shop tomorrow for further diagnosis and repair"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The radiator needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Toyota Camry Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Refrigerant was refilled last spring and is low again"

James N., NJ (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Seal near engine went and cooloant to engine was leaking"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

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

"Right rear wheel bearing hub failed"

Russell G., FL (2005 Toyota Camry Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"1900 in repairs"

David H., NC (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to have it replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Camry LE Unsure)

"Water Pump replaced Rack & pinion replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"motor mounts"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"Replaced two fuel air sensors. $798"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"accelerator control module"

Anonymous, IN (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"main motor mount missing. Caused vibrations which affected acceleration and steering. This caused head gasket, bettery, fuel pump to be replaced after car had to be towed in. The alternator shorted out units. Over $2K to fix"

Howard K., FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
CV joint

"both sides CV joints needed replacement due to leakage. Both sides needed extended time to repair due to seized bolts/parts to get it off. Drivers side needed to replace axle to accomplish repairs. Took 2 days to do job. Passenger side took 1.5 d"

Anonymous, HI (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

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

"I loved it, and had it going all the time I was driving. It just stopped playing the CDs. Needs to be replaced. I'm using the tape deck presently"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Camry LE Unsure)

"CD player quit reading disc"

John L., VA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear speaker cover grilles became brittle and completely crumbled exposing speakers to foreign object damaged. This occurred after approx 6 years of ownership"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rear speakers exposed to the sun and the covers deteriorate, the speakers dry out and rattle"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Read speaker grill cover crumbling and cracking, speakers seem to be going bad"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Speaker covers in back disentigraded and fell into the speakers. Also, fob system quit working for locking and unlocking. Was going to cost 2000 dollars to replace!"

Anonymous, OR (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"Terrible, inconsistent reception"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"Had problems shifting from first to second gear"

Oliver L., CA (2005 Toyota Camry)

"Manual transmission needed rebuild due to failed 3rd gear synchronizer and not staying in 5th gear on highway"

Anonymous, AL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Seemed to slip when changing between 3rd & 4th gear (s-speed automatic). Finally would not stay in either gear up vail pass. Fluid smelled bad and had rebuilt and new valve body at AAMCO"

Bernice R., CO (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"High line pressure in the Transmission"

Anonymous, BC (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The replacement was the only thing I had to do on the 17 year old car, which pleases me tremendously"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-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

"shudder in overdrive"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"transmission shudders in overdrive"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Irregular shifting and spedometer failure"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

"transmission fluid leak; had to do a transmission flush and replace seals and gaskets"

Anonymous, SC (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Coolers and lines

"Transmission line started to leak. Had it replaced"

John N., NY (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

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SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER
Jun 02 2016
If damaged, the copper strand heating element may short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain 2005-2011 4Runner, Highlander, Sequoia, and Sienna, 2005-2010 Avalon and Tundra, 2006-2008 Camry Solara, 2006-2010 Highlander hybrid, 2006-2011 Rav4 and Tacoma, 2007-2010 FJ Cruiser, 2007-2011 Camry hybrid, 2009-2010 Venza, 2010-2012 Prius, 1988-1990 and 2005-2010 Camry, and 1989 and 2009-2010 Corolla vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters with a copper strand heating element. The electrical wiring in the seat heaters may be damaged when the seat cushion is compressed.
What should you do:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the seat heaters, free of charge, and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory. The recall began on July 14, 2016. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET number for this recall is SET16B.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V396000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7749
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Nov 09 2011
IN SOME CASES, THE BELT FOR THE POWER STEERING PUMP MAY BECOME DETACHED FROM THE PULLEY WHICH COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF POWER STEERING AND A SUDDEN INCREASE IN STEERING EFFORT, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004 AVALON VEHICLES; 2004 AND 2005 CAMRY, CAMRY SOLARA, HIGHLANDER, AND SIENNA VEHICLES, 2006 HIGHLANDER HYBRID; 2004 AND 2005 LEXUS ES330 AND RX330; AND 2006 LEXUS RX400H VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 1, 2004 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2005, EQUIPPED WITH THE 1MZ-FE OR 3MZ-FE ENGINE. THE AMOUNT OF ADHESIVE AGENT APPLIED BETWEEN THE OUTER RING AND THE TORSIONAL RUBBER DAMPER (INNER RING) IN THE CRANKSHAFT PULLEY MAY BE INADEQUATE. IF THE ADHESIVE IS INSUFFICIENT, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE OUTER RING MAY BECOME MISALIGNED AND IT MAY NOT PROPERLY ROTATE WITH THE INNER RING, CAUSING NOISE AND/OR ILLUMINATION OF THE BATTERY DISCHARGE INDICATOR LIGHT.
What should you do:
TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL CHECK THE CRANKSHAFT PULLEY TO IDENTIFY WHETHER IT WAS PRODUCED BY THE U.S. SUPPLIER. IF SO, THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE PULLEY WITH A NEW ONE AT NO CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING EARLY JANUARY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V539000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 420326
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Feb 03 2010
A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2011 PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V036000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 153418
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Feb 03 2010
THIS DOES NOT MEET THE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS.
Summary:
GULF STATES TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. DEALERS WILL ALSO CORRECT THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GULF STATES TOYOTA AT 713-580-3300.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V035000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 271417
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Dec 15 2004
IF THE SWITCH BECOMES UNSEATED, THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM MAY MISTAKE THE REAR-FACING CHILD RESTRAINT FOR AN UNBELTED ADULT OCCUPANT, AND MAY NOT SUPPRESS THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A FRONT PASSENGER POWER SEAT, WHEN INSTALLING CERTAIN REAR-FACING INFANT CHILD SEAT BASES ONTO THE SEAT WITH AN EXCESSIVELY HIGH SEATBELT TENSION, IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO UNSEAT A COMPONENT CALLED THE BUCKLE STATUS SWITCH FROM THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT PASSENGER SEATBELT BUCKLE STATUS SWITCH. THIS SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (SSC 40M) BEGAN ON DECEMBER 20, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331 OR LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987..
For more information:
THIS ACTION IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN AND IS NOT BEING CONDUCTED UNDER THE SAFETY ACT.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V595000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 150061
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