really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,357 miles

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problem #3

Nov 162001


  • miles
Consumer states that tire was losing air and was damaged prior to purchase, the dealer only repaired it at consumers cost.

- Downers Grove, IL, USA

problem #2

Mar 022002


  • miles
The Camry SE model equipped with sport tires(Bridgestone turanza in this case) will not function in any level of snowfall. I have had easily over 10 incidents of not being able to stop the vehicle...more incidents of not being able to get started in ridiculously light snow conditions. I had an accident where I rear-ended a car while doing 10 mph because I completely lost any capability of stopping. I have had 5 other people drive the car and every one of them could not believe the lack of traction. My insurance agent owns a Camry le with completely different tires and claims the car is excellent in the snow. I called Toyota and they said that there are no other complaints on this...bull!!!...the dealer where I take this car for service said that there have been numerous complaints in regard to this SE situation but they can't do anything about it because it's a manufacturer / tire issue. They tell you to call Toyota only to have corporate tell you to get lost. I feel that you need to do something about this now!...there are many many SE owners having the same problem.. it is dangerous! somebody is going to get killed!...I now have 2 choices...spend $500 on new tires so my family can be safe or trade this in and take a huge monetary hit. How is it possible that Toyota is not required to test this car with these tires in snow conditions before putting people in harm's way? their service people admit that these tires are too hard and the car is too light....a recall should be mandated to have Toyota replace these tires now!

- Strongsville, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 202002


  • miles
Vehicle was equipped with tires direct from the factory, when driven in less than one inch of snow was virtually undriveable. Speed did not matter - 5mph or 40mph same affect - or lack there of. All indicator lights for skid control, ABS, traction control were actively flashing at all times - driving or braking. Car slide thru three intersections, while driver attempted to stop the car 1/2 block before intersection. Car also lacked acceleration, taking 20 seconds to complete a turn across a two lane road. Dealership was notified same day. They ran several tests per Toyota tech line on ABS/skid/traction system...later changed the tires and the most notable difference was made. It is amazing that no accidents occurred.Toyota should be required to swap tires for clients that have this issue. It is not safe for the driver, the others on the road and ultimately this is a terrible risk for Toyota. Please ensure Toyota and other car manufacturers are truly testing the vehicles and all features they sell so customers can have confidence in the safety of the vehicle they purchase. Airbags, traction, and ABS will only be effective if they work in conjunction with the other features of the car. This camryse that is affectedis not the only one affected.. please do whatever you can to ensure Toyota Corp. Addresses this issue in a timely manner. (tiresize: 215/60R16)

- Eden Prairie, MN, USA