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#685 of 724 My rattles.........unfortunately
Jan 19, 2007 (9:50 pm)
My rattles are coming from the back dash, the front doors, and the front dash.
I have the upgraded JBL stereo and it sounds awesome, but honestly, the car shouln't rattle.
The dealer has already "insulated" part of the rear dash and the rattle was gone for a couple weeks.....and now I have new rattles.
I only have 3,000 miles on my car and it shouldn't rattle like this. I suggested to the dealer that they dynomat my car, use the dynomat spray foam, or re-insulate it better so the rattles go away.
I am going to "visit" my dealer again on friday and will give an update after that.
#686 of 724 Re: My rattles.........unfortunately [stlpike07]
Jan 30, 2007 (10:36 am)
Good luck. I made my appointment for Monday February 5. I'm not sure if they'll try to insulate it or somehow tighten things up instead.
We had plenty of winter weather 2-4 weeks ago in KC, and my dash sounds like it's going to crumble into cheap plastic pieces whenever I drive over compacted ice and snow. Ugh.
#687 of 724 Re: My rattles.........unfortunately [torn8o]
Jan 31, 2007 (7:41 pm)
I've been in for rattles twice so far. The first time I "thought" the back dash was fixed, but it wasn't. I went in a second time and they said they put felt tape around the doors (which wasn't written in the service docment) and they said the back dash wasn't rattling.
When I left the back dash was rattling. I couldn't turn around because I was busy so I will have to go back. I think I may offer to buy the dynomat or spray foam insulation so they can FIX the problem...lol...
The next time I am going to sit in the car with them and say, "Do you hear that?" If they say it is normal or that loud music makes it rattle I will ask them to sit in a showroom model and see if it rattles.
Good luck to you too.
#688 of 724 Re: My rattles.........unfortunately [stlpike07]
Feb 04, 2007 (2:22 pm)
I'm probably going to insist on riding in it with them so they don't try to pull the "we don't hear it" thing, which they did to me last time as well.
You might try browsing the "2007 Camry Problems and Repairs" section on this site, surprisingly there are a lot of complaints about rattles there (much moreso than on this particular forum).. supposedly Toyota has even put out a TSB about the front dash rattle, but I've only just started reading thru a lot of these posts.
#689 of 724 Re: 05 2.4L LE rattle problem [kiawah]
Feb 06, 2007 (10:27 pm)
Thanks for the suggestion, Kiawah. I will do the belt dance the next time it gets warm out (Colorado Springs).The Camry should be a better quality built car than what I am reading here. I was interested in the 07 Camry, but not since reading about transmission and other problems. I do like the gas mileage from my little 2.4 tho.
Feb 09, 2007 (2:25 am)
I bought my 07 in august, first i noticed a clicking when i would turn the steering wheel, grinding and clicking?
i have the noise at my left ear also, i think it has something to do with the seat belt holder thing? since the weather has gotten cold the passenger side windshield wiper (which doesn't go down far enough when not in use)has a
bad creeking noise.My passenger seat shakes so bad when unoccupied i actually hold it because i can see it moving from the corner of my eye! and the worst one of all is the front two windows, are off track, out of line something!
I just got out of a 93' chevy truck and the windows did the same thing sweak, squeal when rolled up or down! I hated it driving the pick up but it was old, now this 07 camry does it and well needless to say it has been in the shop 2 times, now for all of the above problems. the last time i pulled up and they took my info, which was same as last visit, they gave me a matchbox to drive, they said, there is the car you will be driving, and pointed to this scion station wagon lookin....i looked at it and looked back at the guy and said "that little ugly car?" he said yea, thats the one. I was bigger than the car! you know what i mean lol
they greased the steering 2 times the first time they said it had no grease in it at all! ok then! it has stopped finally! the seat shaking, they said the bolts are as tight as they'll go. I'm surprised my son's voice doesn't viberate when he is riding over there! the windows, they have not fixed, although they kept it last time for several days and called me saying they had to order parts for it, that the windows are out of line! but i guess that was a lie, heck they probably didn't even order any parts, i had the oil changed also, and being a woman, i sometimes wonder if they even really changed it or fixed any of it! i live an hour from the dealership, next time my dad will bring it to them! he has an 07 avalon, guess what kind of car he got to drive when his was in for repair..... an avalon just like his! what's up with that? my mom has an 04 camry, se perfect car, except for the window problem, hers sounds like the whole thing is going to drop out whenever you roll it down! but driving her car is what made me decide on buying the camry! oh well! got a question, my dash light for maintenance is on and i know it need servicing at 10,000 and it's almost there, do i have to bring to dealership for the oil change to get them to turn the light off, or will it automatically turn off after an oil change? what is the deal on it situation? thanks for advice! flowerchild64!
Feb 10, 2007 (12:59 pm)
Toyota has brainwashed Americans into thinking they are the best auto maker. Sell it and buy American cars.
#692 of 724 Re: toyota junk [studanny]
Feb 10, 2007 (2:21 pm)
I don't think it is brainwashing. Most new model cars are having issues. Some of my friends have purchased new altimas, G6's, Saturns, Hyundais, and so on, and they are all having minor problems. Some complain of acceleration delays, others of rattles, other of electrical problems........so it seems to me that everyone is having some type of problem.
#693 of 724 Re: Interetsing [andrelaplume]
Feb 11, 2007 (3:26 pm)
Fortunately Toyota is not a minority when it comes to quality automobiles. I'll be off to Subaru or Honda next.
The other day I was riding in my cooworker's 5 year old Subaru Impreza which exhibited many rattles, while my Ford Focus of the same age is strickingly quiet in comparison.
#694 of 724 Re: toyota junk [studanny]
Feb 11, 2007 (3:30 pm)
Every new model redesign launch has issues.
Toyota undoubtely will take care of them, and the second year production model should be problem free, as opposed to American makes.