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1987, 1988, 1989, 1991 Toyota Camry

got a taste of Toyota’s rapid of development when the popular was redesigned after just model years. The second-generation a station wagon body available all-wheel drive, and the first V-6 engine. And in a move would have long-term for the domestic auto industry, opened an assembly plant in in 1988, and began building there.

1987 Toyota

With fresh styling, power and the addition of a station model, the 1987 Camry Toyota’s top-selling U.S. line.

New exterior sheet softened the angular bodylines, but 6.5 inches to length and a notable 200 to curb weight. Wheelbase was as were the car’s basic and most interior dimensions.

The wagon replaced the sloped-roof body style. It came a 60/40 split folding seat for up to 65.1 cubic of cargo space, plus a liftgate. The 1987 Toyota sedan and wagon came in and LE trim.

©2007 Toyota via The 1987 model year the Toyota Camry four-door wagon.

Under Camry the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine from a single overhead to a twincam design that with other changes for 115 up 20. LEs now came only with a automatic transmission (again Normal and Power modes). automatic was optional for Deluxes in of a standard five-speed manual.

Meeting a new federal mandate for front-occupant restraints were shoulder belts that pivoted into place the doors closed and the ignition on; lap belts still required fastening. Among other new were an upgrade from 13- to standard tires, an available Flavor audio system, and rear seatbacks and an optional glass sunroof for the LE sedan. A sedan with a lower and fewer standard features during the ’87 model

Consumer Guide generally Camry’s makeover, but found the rather noisy, acceleration more than adequate the added weight), and the automatic reluctant to downshift for passing a heavy stab on the gas pedal.

On the side, The front-drive chassis capable handling, and the all-season have good grip in or snow. Highway cruising is and comfortable, and the absorbent suspension up most bumps easily. In Camry is a well-designed, pleasant that compares favorably the [rival Honda] Accord in areas.

1988 Toyota

Reflecting an industry trend, gave Camry an All-Trac with permanently engaged drive. The AWD system split torque 50/50 front/rear; it separate low-range gears a 4WD truck, but had a mechanical center that could be locked for traction in slippery conditions via a switch. The All-Trac came in LE trim and with manual

©2007 Toyota via Wieck The Camry All-Trac sedan was new for the model year.

Other returned from ’87 detail trim and equipment including standard outboard belts for the rear seat and an package with power and door locks. The LE’s sunroof was newly available for models.

Following Honda’s with its American-built Accord, began building some sedans at a new plant in Georgetown, KY the company’s first transplant This was in line with aim to build where we sell, and have long-term implications for and the entire U.S. auto

At about the same time, the line again expanded, time with V6 models as Deluxe and LE sedans and an LE wagon. The a twincam 2.5-liter with 153 would be shared with the ES 250, the junior model for new luxury Lexus brand for model-year 1989. In another for Camry, V6 LEs offered optional brakes (ABS).

1989 Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry saw few alterations, a of pace after two busy of developments. The All Trac sedan now be ordered with automatic and, like front-drive optional ABS. But the model a tough sell, and Consumer noted, High price and the prospect of limited sales ruled out a V6 All Trac Camry, to Toyota.

1990 Toyota

News was again sparse the 1990 Toyota Camry was The V6 gained three horsepower for 156 Deluxe sedans added 60/40 split folding seatbacks.

And all Deluxes got a standard (previously optional).

Consumer noted the new Kentucky plant is now at producing 200,000 Camry per year for sale in the U.S. sales, which had been all along, hit a new peak at just 284,600.

1991 Toyota

Little news again, as the Toyota Camry mostly time as Toyota prepared to a fully redesigned version for The only changes of note eliminating the Deluxe V6 wagon and the All Trac Deluxe sedan.

Camry Reliability

Engine gaskets (1988, 1989, 1991 model years):[/b] seals were apparently to letting oil leak into the compartment, thus posing the of possible fire. Toyota a service bulletin concerning repairs or replacement for affected

Fuel tank/fuel system 1988, 1989, 1990, NHTSA received various complaints of leaking fuel fuel vapors, possibly the of improper assembly and/or components. Most reports the leaks occurred from the connection between the fuel and fuel-filler neck. A few reports premature or unexpected tank

Toyota issued a service covering engine sag and poor due to fuel foaming, but it’s whether this related to the problems.

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): Various owner filed with NHTSA that certain components or malfunctioned after eight or years or at high mileage over 50,000 miles). The implicated most frequently the ignition system, lighting power door locks, and the front shoulder belts.

): Various complaints filed NHTSA suggest some may have a sticky linkage the accelerator pedal and the engine’s mechanism; some owners sudden acceleration if the pedal did not return to idle position on released. [/b]

Brake (1990, 1991):[/b] Toyota a service bulletin on replacement pads to cure a clicking reported by some owners.

): received various owner about poor or erratic air performance. Toyota issued a service bulletin concerning a service program for affected [/b]

Toyota Camry Safety

1987: Liquid spilled in the area may cause failure or of the electronic control unit for the automatic seatbelts, resulting in of seatbelt protection. Dealers install a protective cover to the control unit.

1987[/b]: The control unit for the power lock system can fail, component damage that prevent the doors from unlocked manually. Dealers install an additional sub-circuit control to prevent malfunction of the relays in the ECU.

1987, 1989: Lap-belt retractors can in the retracted, stowed position, rendering the belt unusable. would install a redesigned guide.

1988, 1989: Due to a defect, the jack supplied station wagons may allow a vehicle to lower itself, causing possible injury. would replace the jack one of improved design.

1991: of a specific component in the radio can an electrical short circuit, resulting in a fire. Dealers repair or replace the radio.

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