Amanda Terrebonne

2020 Camry battery going dead

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Has anyone had a problem with their 2020 Camry battery going dead? I had to have roadside assistance tow my car in because it wouldn't start. Toyota said my battery was dead, and that they are having a lot of the new Camry's having problems with something draining the battery in the software of the car, and that there is no fix for it right now...I was basically told, ''sorry, if it happens again, just call roadside assistance''. I am livid. I should not have to worry about being stuck on the side of the road in a brand new car....

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Had the same thing happen last night with our new Camry. It’s a 2020 and have only had it for 10 days. It has 400 miles on it and we had to call Roadside Assistance too. We are taking it to the dealer today so I will see if they say the same thing. If that’s the case and they have no fix for it I’m so disappointed. I’ve always loved Toyota’s, what a bummer.

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Went to start 2020 SXE Camry (2833 miles on car) this morning and battery was almost dead.  Checking it with my meter it read 5.2 volts.  Noticed the last few days when I went to back out of the garage the electric park brake was on.  This happened 2 days in a row.   Charging battery now. Will update in the next few days if there are more issues with battery going dead.

 

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I have a 2020 Camry SE and my car's battery has gone dead twice! It was driving me nuts trying to figure out why!! Both times my car went dead has been on a Monday morning. I think I have figured out the problem. If I leave the car UNLOCKED all weekend and not drive it,  then on Monday morning when I get in it its dead. So something was draining the battery. Here is what I THINK it is...if I leave the car unlocked the display behind the steering wheel still shows the time and mileage but if I lock the car,  the display goes off. So...I think the display being left on when the car is unlocked is what was draining the battery dead over the weekend.

I lock my car every time I get out now and its has been two months since my battery has gone dead. 

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My 2020 Camry XSE with 9,000 miles had a dead battery yesterday morning. I always lock my car so I don't think that was the issue. I don't typically drive it a lot but last week I did so I don't think being idle is the problem either. So sad to hear about all of this. This is my 3rd Camry and I bought this one because I NEVER had ANYTHING go wrong with the others and wanted something reliable. VERY DISAPPOINTED!

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I have driven Camrys for 20 years between my husband and myself we have probably owned ten or twelve, all purchased as new cars and never had any problems.  My daughter is currently driving the one my husband had when he passed away in 2016, no problems.  May 11, 2020 I purchased a 2020 model Camry, August 5th would not start, it did not even make a clicking noise like a dead battery normally does.  At first the display said, "SMART KEY SYSTEM MALFUNCTION" after a couple of tries it said '"CHECK CHARGING SYSTEM".   I called for Roadside Assitance, they came to my home, pushed the car out of the garage, jumped it and it started immediately.  Next day took it to dealer, after a couple of hours they could not find any problems.  

August 22, 2020, (I finally started pulling into the garage again a few days ago instead of backing in) Went to start car, dead battery again.  This time it did click a little, called for Roadside Assistance.  This time they just put a Hot Box on it to jump it, strted right away.  I had driven it approximately 75 miles the previous day.  Back to the dealer tomorrow, hope they can find the problem, I'm afraid to drive anywhere and shut off the ignition.  This is why I purchased new cars, I expected them to operate as expected.

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On 8/25/2020 at 10:28 PM, Betty99 said:

I have driven Camrys for 20 years between my husband and myself we have probably owned ten or twelve, all purchased as new cars and never had any problems.  My daughter is currently driving the one my husband had when he passed away in 2016, no problems.  May 11, 2020 I purchased a 2020 model Camry, August 5th would not start, it did not even make a clicking noise like a dead battery normally does.  At first the display said, "SMART KEY SYSTEM MALFUNCTION" after a couple of tries it said '"CHECK CHARGING SYSTEM".   I called for Roadside Assitance, they came to my home, pushed the car out of the garage, jumped it and it started immediately.  Next day took it to dealer, after a couple of hours they could not find any problems.  

August 22, 2020, (I finally started pulling into the garage again a few days ago instead of backing in) Went to start car, dead battery again.  This time it did click a little, called for Roadside Assistance.  This time they just put a Hot Box on it to jump it, strted right away.  I had driven it approximately 75 miles the previous day.  Back to the dealer tomorrow, hope they can find the problem, I'm afraid to drive anywhere and shut off the ignition.  This is why I purchased new cars, I expected them to operate as expected.

Hi, right now I'm going through the same thing. I know it could be fairly recent, but did you find any solution ?

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I'm having same issues. Bought my 2020 camry SE nightshade in April. Today makes the 3rd time its gone dead in my driveway. Other 2 times was 2 months or more ago. The ONLY thing I've done differently since 2 months ago was turn on the automatic high beam feature...could this be it?? Also when in my driveway my key is very close to the car so I started storing them further away in the house also. This is maddening!!!!! 

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On 9/7/2020 at 12:11 PM, Mindy said:

I'm having same issues. Bought my 2020 camry SE nightshade in April. Today makes the 3rd time its gone dead in my driveway. Other 2 times was 2 months or more ago. The ONLY thing I've done differently since 2 months ago was turn on the automatic high beam feature...could this be it?? Also when in my driveway my key is very close to the car so I started storing them further away in the house also. This is maddening!!!!! 

Same here. I took my Car to the dealer and they did some testing...everything good they said. They charged my battery and now I'm hoping it doesn't drain. 

It's ridiculous...

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On 9/7/2020 at 12:11 PM, Mindy said:

I'm having same issues. Bought my 2020 camry SE nightshade in April. Today makes the 3rd time its gone dead in my driveway. Other 2 times was 2 months or more ago. The ONLY thing I've done differently since 2 months ago was turn on the automatic high beam feature...could this be it?? Also when in my driveway my key is very close to the car so I started storing them further away in the house also. This is maddening!!!!! 

I have read all complaints at this U.S. Forum and also in the UK Toyota Owner Club in which this issue is happening Global and out of all the post yours is the one that made more sense to me because I have never had an issue with my car untill last week 9-4-20 when i decided to try out the Automatic Hi Beam feture and in 2 days sunday my car battery died I searched all possible solutions why and the only thing i can think of is the automatic high beams so i disabled this feature and used my small portable battery starter that I purchased from amazon and re-started my car again.

4 days later today 9-11-20 my battery completely dead again why?

this is a $26,000 car new why is it having issues I hope Toyota recalls this issue asap or there will be class action Lemon Law happening soon as stated by law after the 4th time taking it to the dealer and they cannot fix the issue this then falls in the Lemon Law here in California not sure in other states.

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Well our two month old Camry had to be jump started twice (Dead as a door nail battery). At the dealer ng serviced even as I write this. It seems Toyota has a problem which I will be sure to bring up when I pick up the car. Fortunately, it's a leased vehicle and if a battery every two months is what it needs, so be it.

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