2nd Generation (1987—1991) Camry Problems

This generations ranks 21st out of 86 Toyota generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (35%), electrical (14%), and the fuel system (14%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Car Stalls 1 complaints at an average of 97,000 miles in the 1989 Toyota Camry.
  2. Engine Won\'t Turn Over, Just Clicks 1 complaints at an average of 114,000 miles in the 1990 Toyota Camry.
  3. Tail Lights Keep Blowing Fuses 1 complaints at an average of 57,000 miles in the 1991 Toyota Camry.

What Camry Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Toyota model years.

Watch out for the 1990 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1991 5 1 19 0.86
1990 6 2 20 1.29
1989 1 3 11 0.35
1988 2 4 11 0.33
1987 0 3 10 0.0

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