10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
30 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
25 / 1
Average Mileage:
58,227 miles

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problem #25

May 112011

Camry 6-cyl

  • 117,908 miles
27 May 2011 1. events leading up to the failure: The car battery, incorrectly place directly over the left side air bag sensor normally leaked water and acid onto the wiring harness opening the circuit and causing the air bag light to go on and the car safety air bags to be disabled. The left side air bag sensor maybe moved so that it is not under the car battery or the sensor could be shielded, such as a splash guard. 2. the failure, how often it occurs, it consequences: This is a 2002 or 8 year old car; however, I would estimate this failure could occur within 6 months to four years. The consequences are that the air bags would always fail to deploy in an accident; making the safety system inoperable. 3. what was done to correct the failure; the main engine wiring harness was replaced; Toyota wanted $3,800 dollars at first. The two wires to the air bag sensor could have a disconnect, so that only the two wires to the air bag sensor could have needed too be replaced.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #24

Nov 022005

Camry

  • 40,003 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Camry. A vehicle crashed into the contacts vehicle while he was at a traffic light pushing him into another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy and there were extensive damages to the front and rear of the vehicle. Two people were injured but did not go to the hospital. The vehicle was driven to the body shop and the vehicle was repaired. A police report is available. The dealer and manufacturer were not called. The failure mileage was 40,003.

- Mountain View, CA, USA

problem #23

Feb 052009

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Camry. While driving 5 mph into a driveway her vehicle crashed into a brick retainer wall. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic who quoted a repair cost of $2000 to repair the damage to the front fender. The mechanic stated that he confirmed that there was no mechanical damage done to the vehicle. The air bags did not deploy and no one was injured. While parking the vehicle it unexpectedly accelerated and crashed into a beauty salon. The police was notified and a report is available. The police officer stated that the contact loss consciousness prior to the crash. The contact stated she was in complete control of the vehicle when it accelerated on its own on both occasions. The dealer stated that there were no problems with the vehicle when it was sold to her. The manufacturer stated that they would conduct a survey of the damages and check for a mechanical failure. The contact was not notified by the dealer if a representative has assessed the damages. The failure mileage was 55,000. Updated 11/13/09. Updated 11/16/09. See also ODI 10265717

- Kerrville, TX, USA

problem #22

Feb 112009

Camry

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Camry. While driving approximately 15 mph, the vehicle accelerated without warning. As a result, the contact crashed the vehicle into a wall. The vehicle was moderately damaged. One week later, the failure recurred and the vehicle crashed into a building. The vehicle was completely destroyed and none of the air bags deployed. The contact was not injured in either crash. A complaint was filed with the manufacturer and a representative concluded after inspection of the vehicle that nothing caused the spontaneous acceleration. A police report was filed. The failure mileage was 50,000 and current mileage was 60,000. See also 10286930

- Kerrville, TX, USA

problem #21

Jan 172007

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
My wife, amy S. jenson, rear ended another vehicle on S main St in findlay, oh. There was extensive damage to front end of her car. The engine was pushed back the best part of a foot because of the accident. The problem is that there was no airbag deployment of any sort from the accident. Isn't that what air bags are there for? as a result there is significant bruising of my wife's head where it hit the windshield and broke it. I would like to know if this defective air bag is common among her car type. She drives a 2002 Toyota Camry.

- Findlay, OH, USA

problem #20

Sep 192006

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 10 mph in a parking lot and attempting to maneuver into a parking space the vehicle accelerated to 30 mph without warning crashing into a pole and causing damage to a fence. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was taken and the dealer was notified. The vehicle was totaled by the insurance company. Updated 10/13/06.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #19

Mar 212006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
3 incidents of sudden accelerations, the last one causing property damage. The dealer said nothing wrong with car. I found many other people on-line that had same problem. Someone is going to get killed in a crosswalk or parking lot. I'm afraid to drive it or sell it to another with this problem.

- Costa Mesa, CA, USA

problem #18

Dec 162005

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
While driving in heavy rain, my 2002 Camry xle hydroplaned on the interstate and first smashed head-first into a guardrail before being jolted back on to the highway where it was then hit broadside by an oncoming car. Serious damage was done to both the front end, side and rear of the vehicle (from impact). The car is supposedly equipped with side curtain air bags as well as front airbags. None of them deployed. The car that hit my car, a 1995 suburu, had deployed both of its front seat air bags. How is this possible and why did it happen?

- Pawcatuck, CT, USA

problem #17

Jun 292005

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On June 29, 2005 consumer's vehicle was rear ended, at 65 mph, and then it hit the vehicle in front of it. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. The dealership did not know why they did not deploy. Consumer's daughter was driving the vehicle. She sustained whiplash and wa sseeing a chiropractor. This happened in a 2002 Toyota Camry. The vehicle was totaled, and a police report was taken.

- Lathrop, CA, USA

problem #16

Mar 012005

Camry 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The consumer request that the air bags in her 2002 Toyota Camry be turned off because she only sits appr. 6 inches from the steering wheel.

- Ofallon, MO, USA

problem #15

Mar 292005

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was running while the driver was sitting inside of the parking lot. Vehicle suddenly accelerated uncontrollably. Driver applied the brakes and the pedal went to the floor. Driver was unable to maintain control of the vehicle and it crashed into a brick wall. Upon impact, both air bags did not deploy. No injuries reported.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #14

Nov 192004

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,100 miles
The consumer experienced sudden acceleration. The brakes failed to work causing an accident. The consumer's vehicle collided with another vehicle at a stop sign. The air bags did not deploy.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #13

Sep 172004

Camry

  • miles
Consumer's vehicle slid into the rear of another vehicle and air bags did not deploy. Consumer sustained facial and back injuries.

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #12

Sep 132004

Camry

  • miles
Consumer had a collision with a pole while parking and air bags did not deploy. While parking consumer's foot slipped off the brake pedal and hit the accelerator. Consumer sustained some trauma to her hearing when she hit the pole in front of her. Also, consumer was told that this model of Toyota had a recall on air bags, but she had not yet received one.

- Cypress, CA, USA

problem #11

Jul 092004

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles
My husband was driving home from work in his 2002 Toyota Camry, le V6, and another vehicle pulled in front of him. The front left drivers side was totaled. None of his air bags deployed and he has suffered a critical spinal injury. According to the Toyota owner's manual, showing the placement of the airbag sensors, all airbags should have deployed. I have tried several times to contact Toyota's headquarters and of course, no one wants to talk to you or give you any information. We buy Toyota vehicles because of their saftey and reliability, shame on us.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #10

Jun 212004

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving into the garage vehicle surged forward. This caused the consumer to lose control of the vehicle, and it hit the back wall of the garage head on. Upon impact, both frontal air bags did not deploy. Consumer will have the vehicle inspected.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #9

Mar 302004

Camry 6-cyl

  • miles
While applying the brakes pedal went to the floor and vehicle suddenly accelerated. This caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle and hit another vehicle. Upon impact, both air bags did not deploy. Consumer was able to drive the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. However, mechanic was unable to duplicate the problem.

- Manchester, NJ, USA

problem #8

Mar 142004

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
When driving at 12 mph vehicle surged forward. This caused the consumer to lose control of the vehicle and hit five parked vehicles in the parking lot head on before stopping. Upon impact, air bags failed to deploy. See voq 10083277.

- Tamarac, FL, USA

problem #7

Aug 082003

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in an accident and the air bags did not deploy.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #6

Sep 122003

(reported on)

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Failure of air bags to activate in two serious front end crashes. The consumer is in possession of the air bag sensor from the first crash. In addition, he would like Toyota to buy back the vehicle with appropriate compensation. Vehicle was in the shop for repairs totaling $7030. (attorney wrote on behalf of client: David jang)

- Westerville, OH, USA

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