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#5270 of 5338 2007 Toyota Camry Issues Been Solved Yet?
Oct 31, 2009 (11:51 pm)
I've been thinking about buying a used 2007 Toyota Camry, but after reading some reviews regarding the problems they've been experiencing, I've been questioning whether it's such a smart move.
Maybe I should just get a 2008 Toyota Camry or 2008 Honda Accord instead?
Do these not have the same issues, or is it too early to tell?
This is a review that I'm referencing:
Failed CV Joint 40k, uncorrectable dash rattle, poor tranny performance even with updated ECU flashes, failed brake components. The ride, comfort, and drive is as expected, however, the quality and reputation of yore are completely gone for the flagship Camry. Look at the Accord, they have none of these TSB problems! Big regret, should have waited for the new accord! Just paid $300 to fix the failed brake issue, feels like I own a Chevy!
#5271 of 5338 Re: 2007 Toyota Camry Issues Been Solved Yet? [jeffersonkim]
Nov 01, 2009 (2:49 am)
Good Morning Jeffersonkim:
I own a 2007 V6 XLE Toyota Camry that was purchased new! The vehicle now has 55,000 + miles, and I have never had any of the issues that you read about on these boards.
I live in northern N.J. and I have my vehicle serviced at the dealer every 2,500 miles, (oil & filter change.) I believe in very good preventive maintenance. I have a great dealer and the service is outstanding.
This is a "drive by wire" vehicle, so as such, the transmission is not going to react like a system where the accelerator has a direct connection to the throttle by a cable or linkage! ---- If the driver is very "aggressive," in terms of vehicle operation, a drive by wire vehicle will exhibit some characteristics that would seem like a transmission malfunction. ---- My transmission shifts very smooth and the vehicle is very responsive. ---- On the highway, the "passing gear" will pin you to the seat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The fit & finish of this vehicle is outstanding, and as such, I will probably purchase another XLE Camry from the same selling dealer in 2011 or sooner.
NO, ---- I do not work for Toyota or a Toyota dealer. ---- I sell a high line of pleasure boats! ---- I think this Camry is a high quality product! ----- Now you have the other side of the story. ---- You make your own decision!
Best regards. ----- Dwayne
#5272 of 5338 Re: 2007 Toyota Camry Issues Been Solved Yet? [djm2]
Nov 01, 2009 (8:12 am)
When a DBW, E-throttle system does not act EXACTLY equal to a hard coupled throttle system it only does so by choice of the manufacturer.
#5273 of 5338 Re: 2007 Toyota Camry Issues Been Solved Yet? [wwest]
Nov 01, 2009 (5:56 pm)
Is that a good thing or bad thing?
#5274 of 5338 Re: 2007 Toyota Camry Issues Been Solved Yet? [jeffersonkim]
Nov 01, 2009 (6:10 pm)
I have a 2007. Approaching 30K miles, the only thing I have had done is TSB 0068-08 for the hesitation. Twenty-five minutes total for the reprogramming of the ECU. If you read about any cars, you will be scared, Accord included. They are both fine.
#5276 of 5338 Re: 2007 Toyota Camry Issues Been Solved Yet? [jeffersonkim]
Nov 01, 2009 (8:39 pm)
Yes, the 2007 is the first year of the new design, so there are more. I only had the one issue, probably because mine is a later 2007.
#5277 of 5338 Re: 2007 Toyota Camry Issues Been Solved Yet? [mcdawgg]
Nov 01, 2009 (8:58 pm)
I ended up checking on Consumer Reports on reliability, and Consumer Reports 2006 Toyota Camry was the best reliability overall, and the 2007 is downgraded to a "better than average" rating.
The brakes, rattle, and minor transmission issues for the 4 cylinder are "average"
I didn't even bother looking at the V6 engine as it was listed as only "average" overall.
The Honda Accord for 2007 is listed as "Best" so I may just go and get the 2007 Honda Accord.
It looks like, according to the reports, that 2008 and 2009 are much better than 2007 for the Camry. They probably learned from their mistakes.
On the other hand, Honda Accord's 2008, when they made the updated design, had their own growing pains as well, so that the 2008 and 2009 are actually on par with the reliability of the Camry though, for 2008 and 2009, I would go with the Camry based off the reports.
#5278 of 5338 Re: 2007 Toyota Camry Issues Been Solved Yet? [jeffersonkim]
Nov 01, 2009 (9:22 pm)
No more idle air bypass system, no more cruise control servomotor, DBW dethrottling for TC & VSC rather than fuel starvation via EFI....
Random engine power delay as declared needed to "protect the drive train".