The Worst 1997-2001 Camry Problems

Oil Sludge in Toyota Engines

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Toyota settled a class-action engine-sludge suit in 2007 that covered an estimated 2.5-million Toyota and Lexus vehicles made between 1997 and 2002. In that case, Toyota agreed to repair 'sludged-up' engines for up to eight years from the t…

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What Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Worst Topics

Worst Years

By the Numbers

  1. 5 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 209 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  3. 65th in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 81 eligible generations.