The Toyota Camry is often thought of as the Japanese auto giant’s “flagship” sedan model.
It has been a consistently high-selling model for many years and is a market favorite in Europe, North American, and Asia.
It is loved for its comfort, size, efficiency, and overall reliability. Since 1983 it has been a mainstay in the Toyota range.
This article explains “7 Toyota Camry Features Not Working!”…
Toyota Camry Eco Light Not Working
If your ECO light is not working and you have seen a Check Engine light, then ECO mode has been turned off to prevent any damage to the engine.
You must address the Check Engine light first and then you can restore the ECO light.
The Check Engine light is likely highlighting a misfire in one of your cylinders, or possibly a faulty oxygen sensor.
Fixing up a misfiring cylinder can cost as much as $800 with parts and labor, but could be as little as $100 if it’s just oil-fouled spark plugs or something similar to that.
Basic things you can check yourself to save yourself labor costs, but if it’s something more serious like a vacuum leak, then you might need professional assistance.
Toyota Camry Keyless Entry/Keyless Start Not Working
When you have an issue with keyless entry or keyless start, the first thing to consider is the battery in your key fob.
Are you also struggling to lock/unlock remotely with buttons? If so, it’s definitely a battery issue.
If you haven’t changed the battery in 3-4 years, then that’s also likely pointing to the battery as the main problem. A replacement battery is $5 or so, and you can easily replace it yourself.
If the battery is okay, remember that you have to press the brake pedal to get the push-button start to work. If you aren’t pressing the brake, it won’t work.
You may also have accidentally deactivated your key by mistakenly pressing the deactivation switch under your steering wheel at the base of the instrument panel.
Press it again to see if it reactivates.
One final possible cause is the 12-volt battery in your engine. If it’s dead or close to death, then you may have trouble with keyless features.
Toyota Camry Reverse Camera Not Working
If the camera was working but then suddenly has stopped, then it is likely either a blown fuse or a bad connection between the reverse light switch and the camera.
Going into reverse should trigger it automatically, so if it’s not, then that connection could be faulty.
For the fuse, check the driver’s side under the dash to see if any fuses appear to be blown. If they are, there should be spares you can use to replace them there.
Another more outlandish possibility is a software glitch that is causing a blank screen.
In the event that it’s a wiring or switch fault and the warranty is in effect, it should be covered by that.
Outside of warranty, you’re looking at $100-200 for parts and labor. If you’re good with auto wiring, you can attempt to fix it yourself at minimum cost.
Toyota Camry Aux Input Not Working
When an AUX point isn’t working in your Camry, the most likely reason is that the solder joints located inside of the jack point are broken.
This can be fixed if you can dismantle the unit and resolder any broken joints. This can save some money on professional repairs and is easier to do than you might imagine.
Professional repair on your AUX input might cost between $50 and $70 with parts and labor.
If you have to also fix any bent or otherwise disjointed contacts inside, then that might cost a little extra, up to $90.
Toyota Camry Garage Door Opener Not Working
Problems with the Toyota Camry garage door opener are more often linked to your linked service (e.g., Homelink) rather than the Camry itself.
This is good news in a way because most problems should be solvable by contacting customer services.
Homelink in particular can cause issues when people connect the system to too many devices.
It might start with the Camry remote, which works fine, but then when you’ve connected it to other cars and other remote devices, it might have deleted your Camry connection.
The maximum number of Homelink connections per device is usually 6, so if you have connected it to many devices, try to prioritize and restore it just on those devices you want to use most.
You can also try reprogramming it in your Camry by first pressing the Homelink buttons 1 and 3 to clear all codes. Hold for 10 seconds to clear codes.
Then press button 1 and hold it in place until you see a red flash. The flash will be slow at first, and then fast to indicate programming is done.
To make the programming work, you have to ensure that your garage remote is right underneath your rear-view mirror.
Toyota Camry Accelerator/Gas Pedal Not Working
This mostly happens right after you’ve performed a jump start, then the most likely cause is that you have blown a fuse.
Specifically, you have blown the Electronic Throttle Control System (ECTS) fuse.
This happens when you jump-start the car and attach the cables in the wrong order.
All the more reason for being careful when trying to jump-start your Camry or any other car for that matter.
If it occurs without having done a jump start, then the most common cause is either a faulty MAP (manifold pressure) sensor or a problematic MAF (mass air-flow) sensor.
Both could be suffering because of a dirty air filter or because of a bad throttle position sensor.
A new MAP sensor costs about $100, and an additional $40 for labor if you can’t replace it yourself. It is mounted directly to the intake manifold.
A new MAF sensor will also cost $100-150, but possibly a little more expensive if bought from an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) dealership.
Labor will cost about $40-50. It’s mounted between the air filter and the throttle body.
Toyota Camry Side Mirrors Not Working
As with anything electrical, it’s a good idea to check the fuse box.
On the Toyota Camry, it’s fuse number 35 that controls the mirrors. Have a look to see if any fuses are blown and if they are you can replace them.
Another thing to try is removing the door switch and seeing if it’s broken or if the contacts are dirty or damaged in some way.
It might also have come unplugged, so you can inspect the inside of the switch to see if anything has come loose. It can take some digging around, but you can find it.
To have a dealership fix the switch may cost up to $175 with parts and labor, so trying it out yourself should work.
Mind you, if your warranty is active, it will be covered by that and shouldn’t cost you anything to repair.