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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 Camry

an industry trend, Toyota Camry an All-Trac sedan permanently engaged all-wheel The AWD system split engine 50/50 front/rear; it lacked low-range gears like a 4WD but had a mechanical center differential could be locked for maximum in slippery conditions via a dashboard The All-Trac came only in LE and with manual transmission.

Toyota via Wieck The all-wheel-drive All-Trac sedan was new for the 1988 year.

Other models from ’87 with trim and equipment changes, standard outboard shoulder for the rear seat and an available with power windows and locks. The LE’s power was newly available for Deluxe

Following Honda’s lead its American-built Accord, Toyota building some Camry at a new plant in Georgetown, KY — the first transplant factory. was in line with Toyota’s aim to where we sell, and would long-term implications for Toyota and the U.S. auto industry.

At the same time, the Camry again expanded, this with V6 models offered as and LE sedans and an LE wagon. The engine, a 2.5-liter with 153 horsepower, be shared with the Camry-based ES the junior model for Toyota’s new Lexus brand launched for 1989. In another first for V6 LEs offered optional antilock (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.

): 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.

Toyota Station Wagon

): 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.

): NHTSA received various complaints about poor or air conditioning performance. Toyota a technical service bulletin a retrofit service program for vehicles. [/b]

Toyota Safety Recalls

1987: spilled in the console area may failure or malfunction of the electronic unit for the front automatic resulting in lack of seatbelt Dealers would install a cover to the electronic control

1987[/b]: The electronic control for the power door lock can fail, causing component that could prevent the from being unlocked Dealers would install an sub-circuit relay control to malfunction of the original relays in the

1987, 1988, 1989: retractors can lock in the retracted, position, thus rendering the unusable. Dealers would a redesigned belt guide.

1989: Due to a design defect, the supplied with station may allow a raised vehicle to itself, thus causing injury. Dealers would the jack with one of improved

1991: Failure of a specific in the radio can cause an electrical circuit, possibly resulting in a Dealers will repair or the radio.

Confident that had struck a chord in America, would boldly push the car new directions in the coming years. out how Camry grew, both and in market appeal, on the next

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