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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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 2006 Toyota Camry owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Suspension

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

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"Replacement needed due to mileage of vehicle"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Right CV joint boot leak. I think I replaced both boots. ($634.95)"

James C., VA (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"worn and noisy"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"mechanic changed the struts first. did not solve clunking noises when hitting pot holes. changed bushings and that help some but not my satisfaction. on going saga"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Bed leak developed over about a month and complete rack and pinion had to be replaced"

Sherri U., MD (2006 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leakage was inside linkage boots"

Holt D., NC (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaks caused by extreme heat in Arizona"

Jill H., AZ (2006 Toyota Camry SE 3.0-L V6)

"Just a report of a leak but not bad enough to cause me not to drive it"

John M., NC (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rack and pinion leaking"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"I drove off the edge of a driveway and damaged the power steering connection"

Anonymous, LA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I live in Arizona and the heat is really hard on hoses, it is just something that has to be replaced during the extreme heat"

Jill H., AZ (2006 Toyota Camry SE 3.0-L V6)

"rack and pinion leaking fluid and had to be replaced"

Robert S., CA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"don't know why the power steering hose and assembly needs to be replaced. Planned obsolescence?"

Daniel R., CA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 3.3-L V6)

"losing power steering fuid"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"car feels like it"s bottoming out"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Clunking noises"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front struts went in under 100000 miles.Very expensive at dealer had them replaced elsewhere for half the dealer cost"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Camry Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Right shock and strut had to be replace due to leakage"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal wear after 90000 miles"

Anonymous, NM (2006 Toyota Camry Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Struts indicated leakage; sway bar linkages became loose"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leakage needed to replace"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"don't know why the struts wear out before 100000 miles"

Daniel R., CA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 3.3-L V6)

"Car bounced excessively"

Anonymous, TN (2006 Toyota Camry Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"noise"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear struts clunking. Replaced rear sway bar bushings, which helped. Some noise continues from strut mounts. Struts are still ok"

James L., OH (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Right front strut was leaking, both front struts replaced. Both control arms also replaced. Four-wheel alignment then required"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced 4 struts 3 times dealer $ 1900. Non dealer $900"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"small oil leak on the front strout that dealer recommended to replace"

Irene C., CA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"leaking strut pulling to drivers side"

John D., IN (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"Broken right front spring"

Robert S., MN (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"broken front driver side spring. had to change both struts for over $1,200"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The right front spring broke, but fell into the pan below it and could not be seen easily. Hence, we had a rattle that was unexplainable. That is, until a smart mechanic found the problem"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Steering linkage had to be replaced due to leakage inside boots"

Holt D., NC (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"WAS DUE TO BE REPLACED, AS WERE STRUTS, DRY ROTTED TIRES [I LIVE IN THE DESERT]. THESE ACTIONS RESOLVED EVERY ISSUE"

Gary H., CA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Problem was diagnosed by our local mechanic. We didn't experience any problem per se"

Allen O., WA (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"We had the gas pedal acceleration problem that had much airtime - Toyota did not cover the $600+ cost to replace because they said it was out of warrenty . This car did have the published problem - I drove it, so I know it was not real. Made me won"

Anonymous, KS (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rack and pinon started leaking. this is a common problem with the Camry"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had a vibration. Repair cost was considerable"

Gregory M., SC (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rubber boot covering was cracked and torn letting in contamination/debris for a $700 repair"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Intermediate steering knocks. Purchased new one and replaced it. Previously, it was fixed under warranty by adding grease (T-SB-0296-08) in 2009. Had to write to Toyota Headquarters Japan for toyota to cover the repair"

Anonymous, AB (2006 Toyota Camry SE 3.3-L V6)

"Replace front lower control arm ($1492.19)"

James C., VA (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"went in for breaks, tech advised us that Power Rack might start leaking and low and behold it did just that 1 week after service. Sent in for repair $$$ additional parts damaged during the repair and Toyota dealership tried to pass these expenses ont"

David R., MA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Control arms replaced in conjunction with both front struts"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"worn bushings"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal wear"

Anonymous, HI (2006 Toyota Camry Unsure 3.3-L V6)

"Normal wear and tear...repaired wheel bearings and brakes"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Camry Base 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)

"Front end damage was repaired leaving an airlock on the abs block very spongey brakes proved hard to repair"

Lauchlan H., ON (2006 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"ABS light comes on and abs only works occasionally. Paid dealer to replace tension sensors. No change in problem. Light still comes on. Loud noise from brakes sometimes as you stop. big problem, - no fix unless throw big dollars at it and even then no guarantee of a real fix"

Anonymous, AR (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"while driving over a bump on road and applying brakes all brake function is lossed and car will not stop"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"ABS light comes on intermittently. Diagnostic code C0200 and C1330 are in memory of the ABS controller, but ABS light is not on all of the time. When ABS light off, vibration/pulsation can and does occur during braking"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"ABS light came on, took car to dealer and was told sensor was bad or loose wire, but they failed to fix it and wanted to thoUSnds of dollars worth of other work. Just drive it with light on now"

Todd M., PA (2006 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear calipers had some sort of "pin" that came loose causing the calipers to get "stuck" thereby increasing the wear on the rotors. Costs to fix calipers and have new pads and new rotors installed by Toyota was about $800"

William S., WA (2006 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Left front calipers were sticking. Had them replaced and everything is fine"

James E., WI (2006 Toyota Camry Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Left front caliper broke in half"

Robert S., CA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Master cylinder

"First major brake problem. Easy fix at less than $400"

Deborah T., NJ (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"40000 miles is too soon to have to replace and rebuild front brakes"

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Non OEM front Brake pads purchased at Advance Auto lasted only 2 years and 1 month with about 20,000 miles of use. These pads were Advance Auto Parts D/P Wearever Gold DNAD908 $37. The original Toyota front brake pads lasted over 100,000 miles"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Went from material on brake pads to metal on metal very quickly"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I have replaced the brakes prematurely in my opinion, three times in the past three years"

Teresa H., MA (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"brakes worn out under 27000 miles???"

Ole W., NH (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Extra repairs needed"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Camry Unsure 3.3-L V6)

"Replaced brakes at 18000 under warranty at dealer. Normal wear since with no replacement"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"auto had low pedal clearance from delivery in 06. Despite repeated complaints to the dealer of this, they resounded that it was "normal" Stevenson Toyota is a self protecting dealership which tries to avoid any warranty work as it is covered at low r"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Toyota Camry Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"My brakes were making a noise, and the dealer say I needed to replace my front rotors"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"brakes pads and rotor replacement cost $308"

Yueqian Z., PA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"They machine and replace the rotors and it happens again with a month....get flat places on them. Serviced at Toyota dealers"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"Creaking noise when brakes were applied"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brake pad wear"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"bushings are worn"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the squeak went away when I had the brakes repaired @ 128,000 miles"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Took awhile to find out what was going on"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Camry Unsure 3.3-L V6)

"Replaced rear brake pads, normal wear"

Richard S., MO (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"New front and rear brakes installed as a result of inspection"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"The brakes squeaked, which was not normal, so I had them fixed"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It was normal"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Camry SE 3.0-L V6)

"Has to have new pads installed"

Anonymous, KY (2006 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"High mileage"

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers and rotors had worn out and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"noisy brakes"

Steve-Diane A., MI (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front brakes needed to be replaced after 96000 miles"

Jen J., MO (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"ABS makes noises"

Carolyn L., FL (2006 Toyota Camry Base 3.0-L V6)

"One of my rear brakes locked up"

Anonymous, ME (2006 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"Car was driven with parking brake on"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car accelerated when I shifted into park"

Anonymous, OR (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"it was simply normal wear and tear of the pads"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"brake on passenger front side wore out and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Camry Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake pads were replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Camry LE 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

12V power plug

"Loss of service in both power plugs, not fuses"

E R., OK (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Total loss of power both power plugs. Has nor been repaired"

Anonymous, OK (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"had to replace a burned out bulb"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"light bulbs burned out"

Mardee H., ND (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The fog light brace broke. We ordered a new one at a parts business and they said they sell used ones as soon as they get them in stock, so we bought a new replacement"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Very sensitive brake light switch on brake peddle. Interlock prevents auto transmission shifting from park if switch does not indicate that brake pedal is depressed"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"Indicator light on transmission shifter is not working and lights on heating A/C knobs no longer illuminate at night. Same with 96 RAV4 & 99 4 Runner"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"climate control night lamp is gone and is not recommended to be repaired because of high cost of disassembling dash module"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"Both key fobs stopped working. Replaces batteries but still did not work. Called dealer and investigated on the web. Found this camry year had a fob problem and it was 600 - 1000 to fix"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It took multiple trips to the dealer to fix the problems. Very expensive to replace control boards- over $1000!"

Ronald Z., MI (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Main control motor[panel] - failed. Too expensive to repair"

John D., MA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"passenger side door lock did not operate"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Keyless entry quit working. It was replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Stopped working. Dealer said repair could $1,000 or more. Not worth the cost to repair. This is frustrating since only one door has a key hole"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Remote for locks no longer works. Have tried reprogramming car but hasn't worked. Replacing remote lock sensor very expensive because of bad location"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Camry Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Door Control Module failure"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Receiver for keyless entry is not functioning. The cost to replace was estimated in the range of $1,000 by the Toyota dealer, an exorbitant cost. As a result it has not been repaired"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"remote sensor failed. Dealership wants $800 to replace. It is behind the passenger seat. They cannot guarantee that this is the actual problem. We just use the key to unlock and lock doors now. Not worth the money to fix, especially since they are no"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"No longer works"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Keyless remote sensor has failed. Car must be manually unlocked"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Keyless entry failed and diagnosis revealed it was the in the ECU. Replacement $900-$1000. Internal power locks continue to operate"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"Dash lights came on and problem was traced to defective trunk opening system- cost over $600 to repair. It seems toyota has various electronic issues that are very expensive to fix. Not very reliable in the electronics area"

Ronald Z., MI (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The battery indicator light comes on intermittently"

Anonymous, AL (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"Gear indicator light on console does not work"

James F., OH (2006 Toyota Camry Unsure 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

"trim along the side of the truck bed came loose"

Anonymous, OR (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"roof interior headliner pealing off"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"trim/molding loose, dash is trash, it is sticky and peeling"

Anonymous, LA (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Headliner material separating and drooping into passenger compartment"

Ole W., NH (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Upholstery on passenger side in foot well and header by rear window are loosened and dangling"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint is cracking all over, especially bad on the hood"

John C., HI (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint badly chipped and clear coat is peeling"

Linda C., FL (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Left front quarter panel got poor preparation or poor paint job and is deteriorating"

Brenda E., FL (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Due to the age of this car and parking it out in the open, the exposure to the sun and rain caused the original factory paint to fade and peel"

Anonymous, HI (2006 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"paint faded and peeled on the hood"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Camry Unsure 3.0-L V6)

"the black paint above the trunk (the car is a convertible) has peeled away. This is the small area under the red light, but it drives me crazy!"

Anonymous, TN (2006 Toyota Camry Unsure Unsure)

"There were rust spots on the trunk lid when I purchased the car in 2007. They have gotten worse"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint fading on rooftop"

Anonymous, SC (2006 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Desert Sand paint is cracking and fading"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"paint chips and scratches very easily"

Dennis S., NJ (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat is flaking and peeling"

Colby E., CA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I've been on the highway a lot with this car. Unfortunately this comes with wear and tear of the vehicle but lately, little bits of paint have been starting to come off the front, making me concerned"

Anonymous, UT (2006 Toyota Camry Unsure Unsure)
Rust

"slight paint chips then turned to rust under. It happened in less than 2 years after I purchased the car"

Anonymous, OR (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust on the perpendicular portion of the trunk where it looks like gravel came up and pitted the paint in a dozen places and now is rusting in those spots"

Anonymous, UT (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The trunk has developed four separate spots which the paint has bubbled and rust has started"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"Flex connection had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.3-L V6)

"hole n pipe"

Anonymous, IA (2006 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"2 sections of pipe were cut out and a new piece welded in place for the repair"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Pipe rusted"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Camry Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine became noisy. My mechanic replaced a portion of the exhaust system"

Michael D., NY (2006 Toyota Camry LE 3.3-L V6)

"Connections rusted out"

Kerry B., NY (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Muffler and entire exhaust system needed replaced, but I'm guessing that is close to normal wear and tear"

James H., PA (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"leaking from rusted part that connects exhaust manifold to rest of exhaust system. Dealer wanted to replace entire system for more than a thoUSnd dollars. Private mechanic repaired with stainless steel part for approx $165"

Ray A., ON (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Muffler

"replacement of clamp on back of original muffler"

Raymond A., ON (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Hole developed in muffler causing loud exhaust"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Camry Unsure Unsure)
Pipes

"corrosion at joints required replacement of one pipe and two clamps"

Raymond A., ON (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the same as the exhaust problem"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Flex pipe rusted away"

Gary P., IL (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"hole in flex hose"

Jeffrey B., NH (2006 Toyota Camry Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the exhaust flex pipe developed a hole. This caused the exhaust fumes to enter the car cabin"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leak at the Flex Section of the Head pipe"

William W., OH (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Catalytic converter

"The check engine light came one. Error message indicated "catalytic converter lower than optimum" Recommended to be replaced at a cost of $900"

Anonymous, OR (2006 Toyota Camry Base 3.0-L V6)

"Oxygen sensors and catalytic converter need to be replaced, but not effecting performance so I am waiting"

John K., NM (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"The catalytic converter was beginning to fail and throwing the P0420 code. I had to replace the exhaust manifold and catalytic converter"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light came on. Toyota dealer decoded and said it needed a catalytic converter replacement estimated at $1100.00"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 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

"Alternator began making a loud whining sound. Bearings failed. Had to replace"

John C., HI (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It was just wearing out making noise"

Anonymous, NE (2006 Toyota Camry Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Alternator had to be replaced along with a belt. Probably age and wear related"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced alternator"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Alternator failed. Required replacement"

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"It was making a really horrible noise. I took it to my mechanic and he just needed to replace it"

Joyce K., MD (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"alternator died and had to be replaced"

Robert H., CT (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"realized it was failing, but I made it to the dealership before it quit"

Anonymous, OR (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"alternator failed"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Bearings went out"

Robert J., GA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed and required replacement"

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery was not able to be salvaged"

Anonymous, OR (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Starter

"Wife's car and she feels that the engine is a little sluggish in turning over . Battery checks clean and charged, but it takes a couple of revs before the engine catches. Always starts, though, no problem"

Allen O., WA (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Starter would not turn over. AAA hit it with a pole to get it moving and it started. Immediately took it to dealer to get replaced"

Anonymous, AL (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"My Camry has 114,000 miles so needing a new water pump is not unexpected. But the cost to replace it is. I'm told it will be up to $1000. Even being labor intensive, that is too much expense"

Anonymous, MN (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"when it rains water seeps in to the car and accumulates on both front and back floors. Also the driver side door handle snapped off"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Camry SE Unsure)
Squeaks or rattles

"Knock in rear end when going over rough roads or bumps"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Camry Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Water pump went out making a squealing noise"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The issue relates to the moonroof, which we believe has a faulty part that is more noisy than troublesome. No leaks or condensation in car"

James L., IL (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Rattles from around the dash area of the vehicle"

Anonymous, MN (2006 Toyota Camry Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rattles in: instrument panel driver's door center console"

Greg S., TX (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The older the car gets the more noise (squeaks mostly) it makes especially during turns and braking"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Water pump was loose and had to be replaced. Timing belt and belt tensioner was also replaced"

Robert R., VA (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There is a rumbling beneath the car that continues even after rear sispension was fixed"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Water is coming in around rear-view mirror when snow on car melts"

Anonymous, ME (2006 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Very loud and constant"

Albert K., CA (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"On the highway, the wind is very loud and it's hard to have conversations with others in the vehicle. I've been on the highway for hours at a time and when I return to my car, the music is turned up so loud because I couldn't hear it driving"

Anonymous, UT (2006 Toyota Camry Unsure Unsure)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

"LEAKAGE THROUGH SEALS"

John D., ON (2006 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Gear selector or linkage

"Gear selector would not move from Park to the other gears without using the emergency button"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Gear selector will not move out of Park position. I have to press the release button with a key to get it to work each time. My regular Toyota dealer fix it for FREE. Is there a hidden recall on this?"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

"Had to replace master cylinder"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Rough shifting

"On acceleration or deceleration the car shifts very roughly. No repair has been sought yet"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"The car does not down shift properly, leading to hesitation when accelerating after slowing down"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"The transmission goes out of gear sometimes during acceleration at about 25-35 mph. Dealer couldn't fnd a problem"

James F., OH (2006 Toyota Camry Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"minor since @ 200,000 brought mpg down from 34 to 28 mpg"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Camry LE 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

"the doors allow water to enter between the window and doorframe when it rains"

Anonymous, TN (2006 Toyota Camry Unsure Unsure)
Glass defects

"windshield replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Camry Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Doors keep locking even when I don't what them to lock. Some sort of intermittent electrical issue toyota has been unable to fix"

Ronald Z., MI (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Mirrors

"Lost the mirror ability and was replaced"

Brenda E., FL (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"vanity mirror broke, got stuck and then just broke"

Anonymous, LA (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Sunroof

"It began to leak"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Not closing, air & water leak"

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Seat forward and back does not work. Toyota says its too expensive to fix"

Ronald Z., MI (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

"leaking replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Camry Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaking water pump"

D R., CA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I thought 64K wasn't long enough to replace the water pump but the dealer kept telling me that there was a small leak. Of course the warranty had expired by that time"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Camry LE 3.3-L V6)

"I can't remember what the "symptoms" were with the car, but something was wrong and I took it in. My mechanic diagnosed and replaced the water pump. I generally go to a local mechanic, not the Toyota dealership"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Water pump bearing began making noise. Had to have it replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Water pump leaking at 46,000mi & 9 years old"

R S., NM (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This is the second water pump I've put in this car since I bought it with 32k miles on it. It failed and overheated this last time"

David P., MA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Radiator

"Radiator needed to be replaced because of leak at connection at top of radiator"

Anonymous, SC (2006 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

"Replaced carbon canister"

Roger H., GA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace a charcoal unit that captured fuel fumes. It may have only been the fuel cap, because they had to replace that because the same warning came on after replacement of the charcaol unit"

Paul L., MN (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel cap

"I think it's silly to have to replace a fuel cap after only 40000 miles. Check engine lite came on and fuel cap was diagnosed as the problem"

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Check light came on. Replaced the O2 sensor"

Robert K., CT (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to replace the air/fuel sensor"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"MAF sensor at 37,000m miles 6 years old"

R S., NM (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light came. Problem was fixed by replacing one sensor at a cost of $95"

Anonymous, MB (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

"Poorly designed belt tensioner pulley"

Duane W., IN (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I am planning to take the car to a Toyota dealership to check the cause for engine noise"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine mounts

"service tech showed me a cracked engine mount that required immediate replacement"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Camry LE Unsure)

"had to repace two mounts"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil pan required resealing"

Anonymous, MB (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"continual oil leak and repeated attempts to resolve have been ineffective"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Camry SE Unsure)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"Cd player stopped working. Replacement is expensive"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The CD player stopped working in 2011"

Linda C., FL (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Speakers

"back deck speaker covers disintegrated. Lot of static in back speakers"

Anonymous, AR (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"static and rumbling sound"

Anonymous, ID (2006 Toyota Camry Unsure Unsure)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

"Compressor is making a noise that indicates it is about to fail. Using Toyota it would be about a $1000 repair"

William S., WA (2006 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It failed and had to be relaced"

Robert S., CA (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"a/c not working needed to be recharged on freon or what ever it is that they use"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Water pump seal. Antifreeze leaking. Fixed"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Scheduled timing belt replacement

"It was more expensive than we had planned, but it was in the Mfc scheduled maintenance so we did it: Short term pain, long term gain. Good car overall"

Allen O., WA (2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Although the maual said the timing belt should last 90K miles, dealership recommended replacing it at 60K"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Camry LE 3.3-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"Replaced OK but disappointed in life of old clutch -only 38,000 kms"

Anonymous, NB (2006 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Torque converter

"There is a torque converter problem with this car at about 175K miles. I wouldn't be surprised on other cars but I am on a Camry"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Camry)

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

Electrical failure

"The alternator needed replacing"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

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Recalls
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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
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER
Nov 19 2014
Damage to the seat heater wiring could cause the wires to short, increasing the risk of the seat burning and causing personal injury to the occupant.
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Prius and Corolla, 2009-2011 Venza, 2006-2010 Avalon, 2007-2010 FJ Cruiser, 2005-2011 Sienna and Sequoia, 2006-2011 Tacoma 4x2 and 4x4, Camry, Highlander, Tundra 4x2 and 4x4, and 2007-2011 Rav4 and 4Runner. The affected vehicles may experience compression of the seat cushion which may damage the seat heater wiring.
What should you do:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the heaters with copper strand heating elements and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory, free of charge. The recall is expected to began in January 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226.
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: 14V743000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3233
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
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Nov 22 2005
A MISPRINTED LABEL WOULD LEAD TO IMPROPER VEHICLE LOADING SPECIFICATIONS OR TIRE INFLATION WHICH COULD RESULT IN A TIRE FAILURE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS" THE VEHICLES' TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION LABEL OR PLACARD ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE B-PILLAR INCORRECTLY INDICATES THE SPARE TIRE SIZE.
What should you do:
OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH NEW TIRE INFORMATION PLACARDS AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. AT THE CUSTOMER'S OPTION, A DEALER CAN PERFORM THE INSTALLATION FOR THEM. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 28, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
TOYOTA RECALL NO. SSC 50T.CUSTOMERS 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 HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V539000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4503
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