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 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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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

Alignment

"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)

"Just need front end aligned or tires out of balance"

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

"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)

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

John P., AZ (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Electronic or air suspension

"Sway bar bushings loose. New bushings had to be installed."

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

"Slow fluid leakage due to worn rack & pinion"

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

"90000 mile check up a power steering leak was noted. It was fixed immediately by the dealership."

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)

"A steel line rotted out - due to age."

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

"Had to replace power steering return hose"

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

"Upon inspection, rear struts needed replacement. This is second replacement of such struts."

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

"Rear struts wore out and started making a lot of noise on rough surfaces."

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

"ALL 4 STRUTS WENT OUT AT THE SAME TIME. OUR MECHANIC OF THE LAST 40 YEARS HAD NEVER SEEN OR HEARD THAT HAPPEN BEFORE."

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

"The spring on the left front strut broke. Had to replace both front struts and have the car aligned."

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

"Installed new struts; the replaced ones were also the cause of the noise."

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

"We are able as a family to do most of our maintenance of our cars. We replaced the struts/springs with after market units. The ride is slightly improved but the the they are as noisy as old ones. A better choice is to replace with factory units even though they cost much more."

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

"Strut became lose and had to be replaced"

Brad S., IL (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"MOSLTY working with mechanic about problem"

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

"All 4 struts blew out at the same time at 74000 miles. The repair bill was almost $2K."

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

"found during 2018 inspection"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"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)

"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)

"We were told by the mechanic that the part had broken"

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

"We replaced 4 struts with after and a rebuilt rack/pinion."

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

"Told it needed replacement cost more than the car is worth"

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

"After driving the car about 400 miles on a trip, the front end began to shake. We replaced the entire front axel."

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

"Rack and pinion steering linkage developed leaks and needed to be replaced."

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

"Leak in rack and pinion linkage. Too costly to fix and living with the problem."

Arthur D., CA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to replace complete rack assembly, hose assembly, tie rods, and sway ba.r"

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

"During the NYS safety inspection in March I was told by the dealership that the seals in the rack were leaking fluid into the boot. I had no symptoms of this."

Stephen P., NY (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace all related items"

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

"Steering gear oil leak"

Philip Q., CA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.3-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"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)

"The steering wheel vibration was related to the tie rod replacement."

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

"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)

"The tie rods on the front axle were worn out resulting in uneven wear on the from tires."

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

"It needed to be replac d"

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

"The tie rod on the passenger side was lose and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, CA (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)
Wheel balance

"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 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)
Calipers

"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)

"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)

"Slowly freezing up"

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

"brakes were replaced in jan 2017, jan of 2018 shimmy and burning smell, passenger caliper locked up"

Anonymous, NJ (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)
Normal routine brake wear

"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)

"Front wheel bearings worn out, replaced along with brake pads"

David K., IL (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Normal for city driving"

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

"Just needed new brakes...I think that is ok as it is a 2005"

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

"needed brake pads wheel alignment tie rod"

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

"Had to replace the rotors and brake pads after 125000 miles."

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

"Front disc brake linings replaced. Rear brakes adjusted."

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

"FRONT PADS WERE BADLY WORN . DUE TO A HEARING PROBLEM, I DID NOT HEAR THE WARNING INDICATION, WHICH CAUSED THE WEAR INDICATOR TO SCORE THE ROTORS."

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

"The car sat for a bit it was just the car need new brakes pads for it to pass inspection."

George S., MA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replace front disc brakes"

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

"Front brake replacement after routine wear"

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

"I did not experience any problems. The auto shop told me that the brakes needed to be replaced."

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

"broken"

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

"The emergency brake doesn't hold the car at all. It is completely possible to drive on a freeway with out ever noticing that it is engaged. My mechanic adjusted it and for a brief time the E brake held properly. It has since gone back to not holding anything."

Anonymous, OR (2005 Toyota Camry)
Premature brake wear

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

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Camry 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)

"the brakes seem to wear out within 25,000 miles. that is too soon for a sedan."

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

"Over the past 13 years the breaking system is the only system to consistently need major repair work. Every 20,000 to 25,000 miles the car has required major brake work ($600 to $800 each time)."

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Pulsation or vibration

"Have had long term issues with small vibrations in the steering wheel."

Darrell M., VA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"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)

"Well the brake pedal goes low and low, and the mechanic don't know what else to do, is driving me worry"

Elena Z., FL (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"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)

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

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Camry 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)

"Rotors may be wearing faster than expected."

Darrell M., VA (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rotors replaced because old ones were vibrating during braking"

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

"ROTORS WERE BADLY SCORED AND WERE REPLACED."

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

"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

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"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)

"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)

"Door / window dew strips came unglued and dried out causing them to curl upwards, headlights ruined by the sun, have not been able to find anyone who can actually restore them, paint on trunk spoiler starting to get patches that look like paint may have bubbled loose, peeling / flaking off"

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

"13 year old exterior rubber strips between door & bottom of side windows is deteriorating."

Anonymous, WV (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)

"Ceiling liner coming loose and sagging."

Dennis F., MD (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"Fading paint ,to the point that I had to send the car to be painted because it looks very bad."

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

"Looks like problem is with the clear coat. It started with a few cracking and now covers the whole trunk, roof and hood area."

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

"Paint overall is dull (color is white). The most noticable is the hood, where the paint is not only chalked, but chipped and pitted in places."

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

"Paint cracking & clear coat peeling in several location."

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

"Cracking paint on the bumper just from 11years of use."

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

"Clearcoat has been peeling for several years."

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

"White color has gone flat...no shine."

Gary W., CA (2005 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Clear coat failure. I've seen a handful of other Toyota Camrys of similar years and paint color (phantom grey) with same exact areas (rear trunk, rear roof) with CLEAR COAT FAILURE"

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

"Paint is cracking and peeling on the hood."

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

"Paint faded badly after the 8th year. Had to repaint the car."

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

"Cracking, and peeling of clear coat and now affecting the base coat."

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

"The clearcoat on the car has been peeling away from various surfaces."

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

"Had to have hood and top paint stripped and repainted due to bare spots"

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

"Paint is peeling off in small spots all over the car."

Dennis F., MD (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint fading"

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

"some paint cracking on bumpers"

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

"Leakage from water pump. Needed to be replaced."

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

"After a span of two years of steady slow leaks it was finally fixed by installing a new air valve."

Michael L., MA (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)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"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)

"The weather stripping around the front windshield is coming out from the top of the glass. Toyota will only repair it through a third party, and they cannot guarantee the glass will remain intact during the repair, so an entirely new windshield might be needed."

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Camry Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"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)

"in cold weather a loud squeak comes from somewhere in the rear of the car."

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

"relatively mild planning to have this investigated shortly"

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

"The 2005 Camry doors rattles."

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

"Cold weather causes a loud squealing noise from the rear, sounds like the rear window moving in the moulding but it is firm when I press on it."

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

"Squeaking when braking and letting up the brakes."

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

"Squeaks from the garage opener slot. Seat belts."

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

"A strange intermitent rattle comes from the dashboard on the passenger side. Unknown source. Has not been repaired yet."

John P., AZ (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)

"It's loud, not leaking any water at anytime. I need to get to a body shop to have repaired"

Anonymous, KY (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 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)

"Don't know if this is actually a problem! My check engine light came on, I took it to my mechanic, who did something to the sensors, and the light was no longer on. He told me it was likely to come back on in the next few days but it never did. So I will wait til my smog test, due this year, if I pass smog test, I will consider it not a problem. If the car fails, I will buy a new car. A catalytic converter would cost $1,400; I won't even consider repairing the car at that price."

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

"We replaced the converter and flex pipe with an after market system made in Canada."

W B., MD (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)

"it was becoming an issue when warming the car in the winter and exhaust would come into the cab."

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

"Old age leak around a seal. Had to have the entire exhaust system replaced starting from behind the catalytic converter. $1000"

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

"Some connector widget had to be re-welded. Cost us $150 to fix."

Brian M., CT (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"As our past Camry's the flex pipe was the first to leak. At 165 K it was a better choice to replace the flex pipe along with a new catalytic converter as a unit."

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

"flex pipe between catalytic converter and tail pipe replaced twice"

Brad S., IL (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"Was tied to same issue with exhaust system I believe"

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

"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)

"hole in muffler. Replaced the whole exhaust system. It was shot. Still a great car."

William J., MD (2005 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"The airbags light is on and the airbag light on passenger side did not go off when it has a passenger sit on the seat."

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

"The air bag warning light turns on and off depending it seems on the speed I am going or distance. I went to my mechanic and he suggested doing a diagnostic on it to see what the problem is and if in fact it needs new airbags."

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

"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)

"pipe structural failure after several years covered by warranty"

Robert C., OH (2005 Toyota Camry Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to replace the tail pipe including cat converter & muffler due to it rusting out after owning the car for 13 years from the exhaust manifold to the rear bumper."

Mark W., CT (2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Loud noise coming from car.. had to replace a pipe that deep inside the car.. not the typical muffler"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-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

"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)

"Problem is sudden engine acceleration believed caused by computer (electronic throttle). At low speed (under 10mph) with transmission in gear engine will suddenly begin racing and try to propel the car forward or back (depending on transmission setting). To relieve the problem driver must brake hard and quickly put transmission in neutral. Engine will race for a few seconds, then return to idle. Problem was presented to Toyota dealer (Molle Toyota) in Kansas City area in November 2012 but they could not find any problem because it was not happening at the time. They said there was no manufacturer’s warranty on our model year (2005) even though they were providing a warranty on other models or model years that had a similar problem with sudden acceleration. Car was also taken to two other repair shops for analysis of problem, but neither could solve it. It still happens intermittently a couple of times per month. We have just learned to live with it even though it is a safety concern. We do not feel we could sell or trade the car without disclosing this problem, which probably makes the car unsaleable. Following are excerpts from government reports issued in 2011 in which they tested a 2005 Toyota for the same problems we are experiencing. From NHTSA report, “Technical Assessment of Toyota Electronic Throttle Control Systems” (February 2011), executive summary, page vi footnote 1: Footnote 1. In this report, “unintended acceleration” refers to the occurrence of any degree of acceleration that the vehicle driver did not purposely cause to occur. Contrast this with the term “sudden acceleration incident,” which refers to “unintended, unexpected, high-power accelerations from a stationary position or a very low initial speed accompanied by an apparent loss of braking effectiveness.” From companion NASA report “Technical Support to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on the Reported Toyota Motor Corporation Unintended Acceleration Investigation” (January 18, 2011), executive summary, page 15 of 179: “Driver defenses against UAs (unintended accelerations) in ETCS-i (Electronic Throttle Control System-intelligent) vehicles are similar to those in vehicles with mechanical throttles: apply brakes, shift to neutral, or turn the ignition off.” In neither of these NHTSA or NASA investigations could the agencies find the cause of the many reported instances of unintended acceleration in Toyota cars. They used the 2005 Camry as their test vehicle."

Joseph G., 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)