What are the problems with the Toyota Camry 2011?

What are the problems with the Toyota Camry 2011?

Toyota Camry 2011 is a modern and elegant car with an expressive exterior design, a spacious interior, perfect soundproofing and a functional multimedia set of equipment. The vehicle has received a new shape of the body, and the implemented innovative technology has made it even more comfortable and powerful. This car will be a real achievement for those motorists who have learned to appreciate the real beauty, unsurpassed stylish design and high quality.

The main changes to the 2011 Toyota Camry have affected the headlights, engine, grille, onboard computer and leather upholstery.

The new Camry is available in three variants:

- with a 2.5-liter gasoline engine and 179 horsepower. It will "cooperate" with a six-speed manual;

- With a 3.5 liters gasoline engine (268 hp). Such power unit will be provided only by APCC;

- With a hybrid engine.

With an engine of 3.5 liters. Toyota will be able to accelerate to 100 km/h in a time interval equal to 6.5 seconds. The other details and options will remain the same.
Toyota Camry 2011But this does not prevent motorists and its passengers feel cozy and comfortable. Toyota Camry 2011 is equipped with power windows, heated front seats, climate control and auto air conditioning. On this car you can drive on both asphalt pavement, and on roads that are less suitable for driving. The display, which is located on the center console, deserves special vigilant attention. With its help, the driver can monitor the speed of movement, the temperature of the air in the cabin, the distance covered, the consumption and the remainder of the fuel. The windows have a coating that repels precipitation (water, snow), automatic dimming and heating.

The 2011 Toyota Camry comes in four configurations: base, SE, LE and XLE. The basic configuration provides for the installation of a four-cylinder engine. The others, can be equipped with both a 4-cylinder engine and a 6-cylinder engine. The Basic package includes:

- 16-inch steel wheels;

- air conditioning;

- automatic lowering and raising of all four window panes;

- 6-speaker CD system;

- cruise control;

- telescopic steering wheel.

The 2011 Toyota Camry LE configuration has additional "ingredients" that are not inherent to the "base". This includes unlocking the car without a key, and a functional driver's seat. The interior is roomy, and the design is quite simple and functional.

Another option XLE has all the features of its predecessor. The pleasant innovations include an improved sound system, Bluetooth adapter, satellite radio, 2-zone climate control, interior trim with wood and leather, 6-speed manual transmission. Toyota Camry 2011 in this configuration refers to representative class cars. For the safety of passengers and driver are responsible for front airbags for the front seats, airbags at the knee level of the driver, side airbags and automatic system, which constantly monitors the stable position of the vehicle.

The Toyota Camry with a hybrid powertrain is powered by constant voltage and NI-MH batteries. The unit has a 2.4-liter combustion engine and 187 horsepower.

The 2011 Toyota Camry is a great car that is in great demand among buyers. This vehicle can be attributed to the class of economical, it is attractive in price and is able to develop an impressive speed.

What are the problems with the Toyota Camry 2011?


The paint coating of Japanese cars is traditionally quite weak. And Toyota Camry VII is not an exception. After several winters, "bugs" slightly above a radiator grill are not uncommon. And the shining covering of a radiator grill noticeably loses its initial look during this time. There are also claims to the glasses of side mirrors. There have been some cases, when the glasses were cracked after heating. These cases are, however, single. So, it is not necessary to speak about any global problem.
Toyota Camry 2011Interior

Interior of the Japanese looks very solid, but in quality of finishing materials it obviously does not reach the same level as in premium European sedans. Leather upholstery in Camry with some time jams appear, and the filler of front seats start to crumble and sag after 40-50 thousand kilometers. The owners of Japanese sedan complain about the creak when turning the steering wheel, which may appear after 10 thousand km. The reason is insufficient quantity of grease in the helical contact. But if the squeak can be tolerated, the damage of electric harness, which may lead to loss of contact with airbags, is not to be ignored. Fortunately, Japanese are aware of this problem and under warranty replace bad spiral contact with exactly the same one, but with needed level of grease.
Toyota Camry 2011Another weak point is the ventilation of the interior is literally pouring rain from the ceiling due to the formation of condensation between the roof and the ceiling upholstery. This problem, by the way, is typical for many modern cars. As well as the occurrence of "crickets" all over the salon, the struggle with which more often turns out to be fruitless. It is useless to struggle with "glitches" of a parking sensor. Its sensors get dirty or become encrusted with ice, which leads to their false triggering.


But there are still no serious complaints about the engines installed in the seventh generation Toyota Camry. Even though the majority of cars have not yet had too much mileage, which does not allow building a complete picture regarding their reliability, but we can safely talk about the absence of obvious weaknesses in their design even now. So far, the biggest complaint from the owners is the brief rattle that occurs when starting a cold engine, and not very durable crankshaft rear oil seal, which in many Camry is already starting to leak.
Toyota Camry 2011All written about the engine is true for 1AZ-FE and for 1AZ-FSE as they are almost identical and differ from each other only by the fact that the last engine is injected into a cylinder, and the first - into the intake manifold.


So far, there are no complaints about the automatic transmission. Due to its fairly simple design by modern standards, its reliability level is almost unattainable for competitors. But there is a disadvantage - there is no choice of transmissions in Toyota Camry 7 generation - only automatic transmission 6.


Suspension of the Camry is also quite reliable. The only thing the owners of Japanese car scold it for the fact that in winter it noticeably "gets cold" and starts to work with other sounds. With the onset of warm days, however, extraneous sounds can never disappear. As for the terms of "consumables" replacement, so far, the majority of Toyota Camry owners have had to change only the silent-blocks, which have the estimated service life of 60-70 thousand kilometers.

Naturally, in course of time "itchy" things in Toyota Camry will become more and more. But meanwhile we should admit that the Japanese car is really very reliable. Suspension, the engine, automatic gearbox - there are no claims to them. As regards finishing materials, which are not the most expensive by the standards of this class of automobiles, it is possible to be reconciled with them. It is better to drive with "crickets", than to spend days and weeks in service without them.

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