3rd Generation (1992—1996) Camry Problems

This generations ranks 36th out of 86 Toyota generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (46%), transmission (10%), and the interior (6%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Stalls When Accelerating 2 complaints at an average of 159,500 miles in the 1993 Toyota Camry.
  2. Slipping in Reverse 1 complaints at an average of 156,300 miles in the 1993 Toyota Camry.
  3. Shuts Off After Running for Awhile 3 complaints at an average of 125,333 miles in the 1996 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 1993 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1996 12 7 42 2.02
1995 9 5 40 1.89
1994 11 3 44 1.58
1993 18 2 28 4.85
1992 8 2 28 1.28

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