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1997 Toyota Camry Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Ratings & Reviews

5 star
rick121x@earthlink.net writes:
I respect it as a fine piece of engineering

I wanted more luxury, but was unwilling to pay for that, nevertheless I am nicely satisfied with my selection. The color is desert tan, a metallic color with an overcoat, and that still looks just great. I would do it all over again, with pleasure.

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Safety

1997 Toyota Camry

Front Crash Driver Side
Front Crash Passenger Side
Side Crash Driver Side
Side Crash Passenger Side

Recall Notices

1997 Toyota Camry (5/11/2009)

Campaign Number: 09E025000
Component Name: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Corporation
Description: DOPE, INC. IS RECALLING 42,540 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.
Defect: DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Corrective Action: DOPE, INC. WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 28, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DOPE, INC. AT 1-626-272-1798.

1997 Toyota Camry (11/1/1999)

Campaign Number: 99V307000
Component Name: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Corporation
Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE STEERING WHEEL SET NUT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SUFFICIENTLY TIGHTENED CAUSING STEERING VIBRATION AND LOOSENESS.
Defect: THIS CAN RESULT IN A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL TIGHTEN THE STEERING WHEEL SET NUT.

1997 Toyota Camry (11/20/1997)

Campaign Number: 97V213000
Component Name: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Corporation
Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. DUE TO A POSSIBLE JAMMING OF THE LOCK PIN OF THE KEY INTERLOCK SOLENOID, IT IS POSSIBLE TO REMOVE THE IGNITION KEY EVEN WHEN THE SHIFT LEVER OF THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION IS NOT IN THE "PARK" POSITION.
Defect: UNDER SUCH A CONDITION, SHOULD A DRIVER FAIL TO MOVE THE SHIFT LEVER TO "PARK" POSITION AND ALSO FAIL TO ACTIVATE THE PARKING BRAKE, THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL AWAY DOWN A SLOPE.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE KEY INTERLOCK SOLENOID.

1997 Toyota Camry (9/17/1997)

Campaign Number: 97V156000
Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Corporation
Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF ALASKA, COLORADO, IDAHO, ILLINOIS, IOWA, KANSAS, MAINE, MICHIGAN,MINNESOTA, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEVADA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK, NOTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA, VERMONT, WISCONSIN, AND WYOMING. A CONDITION CAN OCCUR WHERE ACCUMULATED MOISTURE CAN TEMPORARILY FREEZE IN THE BRAKE VACUUM HOSE IF THE VEHICLE IS USED IN EXTREMELY COLD CLIMATES FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME.
Defect: THIS CAN RESULT IN THE ELIMINATION OF VACUUM ASSIST TO THE BRAKES THAT CAN INCREASE STOPPING DISTANCES AND COULD LEAD TO A VEHICLE CRASH.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW DESIGN BRAKE VACUUM HOSE.