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Toyota Camry Solara, Toyota Camry, Sedan
#1774 of 5279 Check Engine Light
Jul 05, 2003 (12:26 pm)
Recently on my 2001 Camry the Check Engine light came on after a short drive at Highway speed! When I consulted the Manual it said to take Vehicle to a Toyota Dealer, on doing so they found that the Emissions Control was malfunctioning VSV at Charcoal Canister not Switching, to clear the problem they replaced the VSP unit under warranty, just wondering if this is a common fault? Thanks
Jul 05, 2003 (11:07 pm)
You can drive the car. The dealer told me it's the "Throttle Body Injection" That this is normal. I don't know how your car is going to drive in the future. But, mine got worse. I can drive it. But don't like it!! . It's just a BIG annoying thing to deal with. The dealer told me it's common in these cars. Good luck trying to tell them different. Every problem I have they tell me it's the way these cars are. I'm so pissed off at this car, I can't even begin to tell you. Good luck! If you find out something, or get better service then me let me know. Via E-Mail. SeaGaineeaol.com Thanks.
Jul 06, 2003 (7:32 am)
Will try to see the dealership this week... Hope that is might be just "gear hunting" but will keep you posted.
Jul 07, 2003 (1:57 pm)
I must tell you I am suspicious that you either sell cars for either Honda, Mazda, or another competitor OR you have driven the crap out of your Camry. I just can't believe all the problems you say you have with your car. We have a 03 Camry SE and couldn't be happier with it. Whats the scoup? Is it the type driving you do or are you just trying to damage Camrys image and help your sales? OK I guess its possible you may have gotten a lemon ... but I doubt it. I did see on one of your posts you said you were a mechanic for 8 years ... another post it was 10 years? Just makes me wonder. Sorry if I'm wrong. dpw
Jul 07, 2003 (4:17 pm)
Doug, I don't work for another dealer. I have not owned any car besides Toyota since 1982.I have never had problems with any of my Toyota's until this one. I've had 2 Celica's, a Corolla, and the Rav 4. And yes I said I was a mechanic for 8 years. That was for a service station. I Got out of the Automobile field but continued to do side work for 2 more years. I can't explain all the problems either. When I read all the posts I seem to have alot of the similar problems. The rotors are a problem with 90% of the Camrys. The clunking in the rear is also a big problem with alot of them. As is my other problems. I don't know if you live where it snows. But trust me if you do, be very careful. I have ABS and Traction Control. The car is terrible in the snow. If I had to pick my top 3 problems, it would be tires, no traction in the snow. The hesitation when excelerating, and the rear clunking. But I still love Toyota. I will never buy anything other than Toyota.
#1779 of 5279 03 camry stock alarm..
Jul 07, 2003 (8:44 pm)
How can I tell if I have an alarm on my car? I have that little security light by the a/c controls but I dont think it has it. Thanks for any info.
#1780 of 5279 thanks chuckielaine
Jul 08, 2003 (3:41 am)
I appreciate your response. Sorry for the mistrust but I've heard of people doing that on some of these boards. Hope you have better luck with your SE. Take care. dpw
#1781 of 5279 1992 Toyota Camry
Jul 08, 2003 (9:41 pm)
Can anybody advise if it is true that worn motor mounts would cause an automatic transmission to fail? The car has 92,000 miles and apparently, the motor mounts were worn and after it was replace, the dealer discovered that the transmission has also been damaged.
Hope someone can help.
#1782 of 5279 use car warranties - should I even get one?
Jul 09, 2003 (1:21 am)
I am a young, first-car buyer, and I recently bought a 4 cyl. 95 Camry 4-door LE autom. w/ 83,000 m. (I'm going to the dealership to pick it up tomorrow.) My question is this: I purchased a two year warranty with Western General from the dealer, but some of the language in the warranty contract scares me a bit.
The warranty cost 980 bucks, and it covers engine, transmission, drive axle, steering, and electrical - but in small print on the contract, under claims, it says that the only "breakdown" it covers is "mechanical breakdown" and that "mechanical breakdown means the failure of a covered part due to a defect in the part or faulty workmanship as supplied by the manufacturer, making the part unable to perform the function for which it was designed. A Mechanical Breakdown does not include gradual reduction in operating performance as a result of normal wear and usage when no Mechanical Breakdown has occurred. There is no coverage for any Mechanical Breakdown caused by the failure of a non-covered part."
This car has 83000 miles on it. how can I prove that the breakdown of a covered part is a mechanical breakdown and not the result of normal wear and tear? This language seems to allow the company to escape from any claim. Has anyone ever even heard of western general?
Is this normal used car warranty contractual language, or should I cancel my warranty with this company and go with another company? I'm pretty worried about this.
alright, thanks alot,
Jul 09, 2003 (8:15 am)
Try posting your question in this discussion on the FWI board.