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Below is a summary of your 2012 Toyota Camry warranty coverage and how long your coverage lasts. At the bottom of this article is the full 2012 Toyota Camry warranty PDF, if you wish to explore further.
Warranty durations listed below are in terms of the vehicle’s mileage or age. If a type of coverage is valid for three years or 36,000 miles, coverage lasts until the vehicle reaches 36,000 miles or until it’s three years old, whichever occurs first.
For more information about Auto Warranties, you can check out this directory containing everything you need to know about Auto Warranties arranged by system.
|Basic Warranty||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Powertrain Warranty||5 years/60,000 miles|
|Corrosion Perforation Warranty||5 years, unlimited miles|
|Air Conditioning||Covered under Basic Warranty|
|Battery||Covered under Basic Warranty|
|Federal Emissions Warranty||2 years/24,000 miles|
|California Emissions Warranty||3 years/50,000 miles for performance warranty,
7 years/70,000 miles for defect warranty
If you need more detailed information about the warranties covered in this article, you can find the link to the original factory warranty PDF towards the end of this article. Alternatively, you can review the frequently asked questions (FAQs) section at the very bottom of the article which provides more warranty details. Please refer to the warranty PDF link if you would like to view the complete and official warranty terms from Toyota.
2012 Toyota Camry Factory Warranty
The 2012 Toyota Camry is now past its original factory warranty period, assuming it was purchased new in 2012 and has been driven over 100,000 miles. The following warranties have expired:
- Basic Warranty – This covers repairs for defects in materials or workmanship for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. This has expired based on the age of the vehicle.
- Powertrain Warranty – This covers repairs to the engine, transmission, drivetrain, etc. for 5 years or 60,000 miles. This has also expired based on the age.
- Federal Emissions Warranty – This covers emissions system repairs for 2 years or 24,000 miles. Again, this has surpassed both the time and mileage limits.
- Corrosion Perforation Warranty – This covers rust perforation repairs for 5 years with no mileage limit. Only the time limit has expired here.
- California Emissions Warranties – The performance warranty is 3 years/50,000 miles and the defect warranty is 7 years/70,000 miles. Both time and mileage limits have been exceeded.
If you are confused about what each of the warranties covers on the 2012 Toyota Camry or want more information, I recommend checking out our article “The Ultimate Guide to Car Warranties.” This guide explains in detail what is covered under the Basic, Powertrain, Corrosion Perforation, Air Conditioning, Paint, Battery, Tire, Federal Emissions, and California Emissions warranties that are part of the factory warranty offered by Toyota. The guide will break down exactly what’s covered under each warranty, time and mileage limits, restrictions, and steps to take to use the warranties. It’s very helpful if you want to fully understand the comprehensive factory warranty offered with your new Toyota.
The basic warranty, also known as the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, on the 2012 Toyota Camry covers repairs needed to fix defects in materials or workmanship for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. This warranty expired in 2015, after 3 years from the original in-service date. The basic warranty does not cover damage caused by accidents, misuse, lack of maintenance, modifications, normal wear and tear, or environmental conditions.
The basic warranty is meant to cover defects during the first few years of ownership, not normal repairs needed from regular use and aging. It’s important to note that the basic warranty expired for this Camry in 2015 and is no longer valid.
The powertrain warranty on the 2012 Toyota Camry covers repairs needed to fix defects in materials or workmanship on the engine, transmission, drive system, and other significant components. This includes the engine, cylinder block, head and internal parts, timing gears, timing chain/belt, flywheel, valve covers, oil pan, engine mounts, seals, turbocharger housing, transmission case, torque converter, clutch cover, transmission mounts, transfer case, front-wheel drive system, rear-wheel drive system, axle housings, propeller shafts, U-joints, axle shafts, bearings, supports, seals, and gaskets.
The powertrain warranty is 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. For this 2012 Camry, the 5-year limit was reached first, so the powertrain warranty coverage expired in 2017, 5 years after the original in-service date. It is no longer valid as of 2023.
Corrosion Perforation Warranty
The rust perforation limited warranty on the 2012 Toyota Camry covers the repair or replacement of any original body panel that rusts completely from the inside out. The rust perforation limited warranty only covers rust through damage and does not include cosmetic corrosion or surface rust. Proper care and maintenance are required to prevent rust and corrosion from occurring.
For this 2012 Camry, the 5-year time limit expired in 2017, 5 years after the original in-service date. The unlimited mileage provision meant that only the time limit was applied.
Air Conditioning Warranty
The air conditioning warranty on the 2012 Toyota Camry covers repairs needed to correct defects in materials or workmanship of the air conditioning system. This includes the compressor, condenser, evaporator, and associated parts. The coverage is for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Since the air conditioning warranty follows the basic warranty, it expired at the end of 2015 along with the 3-year time limit. Even if the mileage was under 36,000 miles at that point. For this 2012 Camry, the air conditioning warranty coverage ended in 2015, 3 years after the original in-service date. It is no longer valid as of 2023.
The battery in the 2012 Toyota Camry isn’t explicitly stated in the warranty guide. Assuming it is covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, which is the basic warranty. It covers defects in materials or workmanship of the original battery installed in the vehicle. The battery warranty does not cover damage from improper maintenance, misuse, environmental conditions, or normal wear and tear. The coverage is for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.
For this Camry, the 3-year time limit expired in 2015, so the battery warranty ended at that point even if the mileage was under 36,000 miles.
The Tire Limited Warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship of the tires originally equipped on the vehicle. The warranty is provided by the tire manufacturer, not Toyota. The document does not specify the duration or mileage limits of the Tire Limited Warranty. It only states that coverage is provided by the tire manufacturer.
Without details on mileage or time limits, there is no way to determine when the Tire Limited Warranty expired for this particular 2012 Toyota Camry based on the information in the maintenance booklet. The document does not provide enough specifics to state conclusively when warranty coverage ended for the original tires.
Federal Emissions Warranty
The Federal Emission Control Warranty covers repairs and adjustments needed to correct defects in materials or workmanship of emission control components supplied by Toyota. This includes the engine control module, catalytic converter, oxygen sensors, and other related components.
The warranty covers 2 years or 24,000 miles, whichever occurs first, except for specific major emission control components which are covered for 8 years or 80,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
The warranty does not cover failures caused by lack of maintenance, improper repairs, modifications, accidents, or normal wear and tear.
For a 2012 Camry, the initial Federal Emission Control Warranty would have expired in 2014 or at 24,000 miles. The longer 8-year/80,000-mile coverage on major components would expire in 2020 for a Camry purchased new in 2012.
The Clean Air Act
The Clean Air Act requires vehicle manufacturers to warrant emissions control components for at least 2 years or 24,000 miles. Under this regulation, Toyota may be obliged to repair or replace defective emissions-related parts to ensure proper emissions control performance, even if the vehicle is outside of the standard warranty period.
For the 2012 Toyota Camry discussed in the warranty document, the Clean Air Act emissions warranty would have expired in 2014 or at 24,000 miles. However, Toyota may still be required under the Clean Air Act to repair or replace specific emissions components after 2014 to ensure emissions compliance. This would be determined on a case-by-case basis.
California Emissions Warranty
The California Emissions Warranty covers repairs and adjustments needed to correct defects in materials or workmanship of emissions control components supplied by Toyota. This includes the engine control module, catalytic converter, oxygen sensors, and other related components.
The warranty covers 3 years or 50,000 miles, whichever occurs first, for the emissions control system. Specified major emissions components are covered for 7 years or 70,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
The warranty does not cover failures caused by lack of maintenance, improper repairs, modifications, accidents, or normal wear and tear.
For a 2012 Toyota Camry, the initial California emissions warranty would have expired in 2015 or at 50,000 miles. The longer 7-year/70,000-mile coverage on major components would expire in 2019 for a Camry purchased new in 2012.
2012 Toyota Camry Recalls
Here are the two NHTSA recalls for the 2012 Toyota Camry:
In October 2013, NHTSA campaign number 13V442000 was issued for certain 2012-2013 Camry and Camry Hybrid models. This was due to a clogged A/C drain that could cause water to leak onto the airbag control module, potentially resulting in airbags being disabled or inadvertently deploying. Over 800,000 vehicles were affected. Toyota dealers sealed the A/C housing and installed a cover on the airbag module.
In January 2013, NHTSA campaign number 13V014000 was issued for various Toyota models from 2009-2013, including the 2012 Camry. This was due to improper calibration of the front passenger seat occupant sensing system during aftermarket modifications like seat covers or heaters. Over 3,000 vehicles were affected. Toyota dealers inspected and recalibrated the occupant detection sensors as necessary.
These recalls show that even after a vehicle is purchased, the NHTSA and manufacturer continue to monitor for potential defects and issue recalls when necessary to help ensure the safety of drivers. Owners should pay attention to recall notices and have the repairs completed as soon as possible.
Extended Warranty Available Upon Car Purchase
When purchasing a new Toyota, owners may have opted to purchase an extended warranty for additional protection beyond the factory warranty. An extended warranty can provide coverage for the vehicle after the original factory warranty expires, typically 1-3 years longer depending on the plan. The best way to find out if an extended warranty was purchased is to check the original sale documents or contact the Toyota dealership where the vehicle was purchased.
The dealership will have a record of any extended warranty purchased at the time of sale. For example, if an owner purchased a 3-year/100,000-mile extended warranty on their 2012 Camry, the coverage may have lasted until 2015 or 100,000 miles, whichever occurred first. Extended warranties provide owners with extra peace of mind, but it’s essential to consult the original documentation to understand exactly what is covered.
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2012 Toyota Camry Warranty Brochure/Booklet
If you want a more comprehensive look at the warranty coverage that has expired and what coverage may still be available, you can read Toyota’s warranty booklet. It provides detailed information about coverage, including exclusions.
There are several things not covered by the Toyota New Vehicle Limited Warranty:
- Normal wear and maintenance items like brake pads, wiper blades, etc.
- Damage from accidents, misuse, lack of maintenance, alterations, or the installation of non-Genuine Toyota Parts
- Damage from environmental conditions like airborne chemicals, tree sap, salt, hail, etc.
- Damage to tires, as they have their own separate warranty
- Incidental or consequential damages like rental car fees or loss of pay
The Toyota New Vehicle Limited Warranty covers both parts and labor needed to repair defects in materials or workmanship.
For a 2012 Toyota Camry, this comprehensive warranty with no cost for parts/labor would have expired in 2015 or at 36,000 miles, whichever occurred first.
After the factory warranty expires, owners have the option to purchase an extended warranty or vehicle service contract to continue coverage for repair costs. Extended warranties can be purchased through the dealership or third-party providers at any point before the original factory warranty ends. The specific terms and length of coverage options vary by provider.
For the 2012 Toyota Camry, the New Vehicle Limited Warranty would have covered the replacement of exhaust components like the exhaust manifold, catalytic converter, and exhaust pipes for 3 years/36,000 miles, whichever occurred first. This comprehensive warranty coverage on exhaust components for the 2012 Camry would have expired in 2015 or at 36,000 miles.
However, the Federal Emission Control Warranty provides longer coverage of 8 years/80,000 miles on certain major emission-related exhaust components like the catalytic converter. So for exhaust repairs related to emissions control, the 2012 Camry would have been covered under this warranty until 2020, or 80,000 miles. Beyond these warranty expiration milestones, exhaust component repairs would be the responsibility of the owner unless an extended warranty is purchased.
You can add an extended warranty after purchase on a Toyota in most cases, but there are some limitations. Here are a few key points about adding extended warranties to Toyotas after purchase:
- Toyota’s original new vehicle warranty provides coverage for 3 years/36,000 miles, whichever comes first. After this, an extended warranty can provide additional coverage.
- Toyota’s extended warranty options include Extra Care Protection plans that can be purchased anytime before the original new vehicle warranty expires, as long as the vehicle is within 7 years/100,000 miles.
- If the original new vehicle warranty has already expired or the vehicle has over 100,000 miles, extended warranties may still be available from third-party providers. Coverage and eligibility vary by provider.
- Adding an extended warranty later typically costs more than purchasing it upfront. The closer the vehicle is to the mileage/year limits, the more an extended warranty will cost.
- Pre-owned Toyotas certified through the Toyota Certified Used Vehicle program come with a 1 year/unlimited mileage comprehensive warranty. Extended warranties can still be purchased for these.
- Before purchasing an extended warranty, review what is covered, any exclusions, deductibles, transferability, and cancellation terms. Also, research the reputation of the provider.
- Consult your local Toyota dealer for more specifics on extended warranty options for your vehicle based on the model year, mileage, and current warranty status.
- Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (2012). 2012 Toyota Camry Warranty and Maintenance Guide (Publication No. T-MMS-12Camry). Retrieved from https://assets.sia.toyota.com/publications/en/omms-s/T-MMS-12Camry/pdf/2012_Toyota_Camry_WMG.pdf
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (2013, October 17). NHTSA campaign number: 13V442000. Retrieved from https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2012/TOYOTA/CAMRY/4%252520DR/FWD#recalls
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (2013, January 16). NHTSA campaign number: 13V014000. Retrieved from https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2012/TOYOTA/CAMRY/4%252520DR/FWD#recalls
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