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#14764 of 14961 Re: Need Advice [jlsexton]
Nov 19, 2009 (5:03 pm)
I'm not sure if you are asking for more info on the VVTi oil line problem for your vehicle, but if your Camry is a V6, 2005 or later, it applies.
To get the latest info, go to topic, "Toyota Avalon Engine Questions" and read the messages from #334 up. The web page identified as "oil line scandal" is a summary site for most issues related to this problem (all Toyota 2GR-FE engines, 2005-2008)..
#14765 of 14961 Re: Need Advice [popsavalon]
Nov 19, 2009 (5:07 pm)
but if your Camry is a V6, 2005 or later, it applies
Not sure that is accurate. The Camry didn't get the 3.5L 2GR V6 until the redesign in 2007. The Avalon was the first Toyota vehicle with that engine starting in 2005.
#14766 of 14961 Re: Need Advice [tjc78]
Nov 20, 2009 (6:45 am)
Thanks, that was my error. I did not realize that Toyota staggered the incorporation of that engine across a couple of model years for various vehicles.
#14767 of 14961 Re: Need Advice [tjc78]
Nov 20, 2009 (1:24 pm)
My vehicle is a late model 2006 Avalon, my service manager is on vacation hunting so I have not received an intelligent answer. Not that I expect one from him but maybe. I did get an official recall notice today, no urgency I could detect as one might expect. Only that it MIGHT produce an oil leak. As I stated, I will be looking at other vehicles come July, 2010, maybe even a Taurus SHO...............
#14768 of 14961 Re: Need Advice [jlsexton]
Nov 20, 2009 (1:31 pm)
maybe even a Taurus SHO...............
Looks like a nice ride. Its has a lot of power in a full size car. Just wish it was RWD.
Anyway I have moved on from my 2006 Avalon as well. It was a great car for me. I now have a 2009 Genesis. Put that on your test drive list, as long as you don't mind a firmer ride than your Avalon you may like it.
As for the "oil leak recall" let us know. I have a friend with an '07 Camry V6 and have warned him of the possibility of the oil line failure. If there is indeed a recall I will make sure he takes it in.
#14769 of 14961 Re: Need Advice [tjc78]
Nov 20, 2009 (1:42 pm)
They call it a limited service campaign, no TSB number. My understanding is the Taurus is available in AWD, it is not cheap, I hoping they will still honor my Xplan, as in family & friends. Bought my wife's Mazda 3 that way at $500 below invoice, will keep my fingers crossed. Still have about 200 miles before the oil change, don't do a lot of driving as I'm retired, not like the 600 a week I used to do going to Manhattan.
#14770 of 14961 Re: Need Advice [jlsexton]
Nov 20, 2009 (2:59 pm)
it is not cheap, I hoping they will still honor my Xplan, as in family & friends
In another forum here on Edmunds (stories from the sales frontlines) I read that the dealers were not taking Xplan on SHOs. I am sure that will change once the model has been out for a while.
Here is a link to the post on SFTSF
Nov 21, 2009 (4:39 am)
Had this recall done on my 2006 Avalon. Hose looks a little thicker than original. Still made out of a rubber material. Hopefully this solves the problem. Time will tell.
#14772 of 14961 Re: VVTi [spyder03]
Nov 21, 2009 (6:42 am)
So.. it looks as if Toyota is stepping up to the plate fixing the line that is causing quite a stir on the forums. Good PR move IMO. Now, anyone that paid for the replacement should seek some reimbursement.
#14773 of 14961 Re: VVTi [spyder03]
Nov 21, 2009 (6:48 am)
Since the Lexus has always had the all metal line, and now Avalons past mid 2008 have the metal line (don't know the status of Camrys), it would be interesting to hear Toyota's explanation for why they are doing the recall with another rubber line.
I think it is a cheaper interim fix to get them past the mileage window for possible warranty claims from oil loss/engine damage.