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#5277 of 5336 Re: 2007 Toyota Camry Issues Been Solved Yet? [mcdawgg]
Nov 01, 2009 (9:58 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 5336 Re: 2007 Toyota Camry Issues Been Solved Yet? [jeffersonkim]
Nov 01, 2009 (10:22 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".
#5282 of 5336 2007 Camry XLE V6 12/31/09 4th Tranny BLOWS
Jan 02, 2010 (1:02 pm)
This will be my fourth Transmission and 2nd 2007 Toyota XLE Camry V6. The first one was replaced by Toyota under LEMON LAW. I have taken the car back to where I purchased it , Carmax, Laurel, MD. I just had the car towed there on a roll back, Happy New Year. SO NO THE PROBLEM ON THE TRANSMISSIONS ARE NOT FIXED. Toyota Corporate told me it was FIXED. Right now, Toyota has left me with NO CAR. I make my living driving.
#5283 of 5336 Re: 2007 Camry XLE V6 12/31/09 4th Tranny BLOWS [comus]
Jan 02, 2010 (1:23 pm)
Why are the Camry transmissions on the 2007-2009 Camry vehicles going bad? Aren't all the transmissions and engines that they put in the Camry all made in Japan?
#5284 of 5336 Re: 2007 Camry XLE V6 12/31/09 4th Tranny BLOWS [gtgtcobra]
Jan 02, 2010 (2:08 pm)
Engines are made in USA, trannys - automatic I don't know, manual are made in Japan. The V6 automatic transmissions I'd be concerned about. Your I4 will be fine.
#5285 of 5336 Re: 2007 Camry XLE V6 12/31/09 4th Tranny BLOWS [gtgtcobra]
Jan 02, 2010 (3:40 pm)
In favor of reduced weight (FE and ATF cost) the ATF sump volume has been minimized. Therefore the "FILL" level is VERY critical, an 1/8th of a qt too much and you get frothing due to gear splash once the ATF has warmed. 1/8th too little and the upper range gear shifts are not reliable when the ATF is cold.
Newer models have a SEALED transaxle and BOLD caution notes in the factory service manuals.
The second reason, possibly the primary failure cause, is the result of a design flaw inadvertently introduced during the design of the RX300's more robust, vs the Camry "model" transaxle. The new ATF line pressure control system, "real-time" line pressure control, cannot support two sequential gear changes in quick succession. Lift the gas pedal for a short period coastdown and then quickly reapply pressure to the gas pedal and with DBW you will likely experience a 1-2 second downshift delay before the engine will be allowed to produce enough torque for your desired level of (re-)acceleration.
Ford solved the problem by adopting a variable displacement ATF pressure pump. Porsche has followed suit, sorta, with a variable displacement engine oil lubricating pump.
High volume flow even with the engine at idle but with the ability to reduce the pump displacement and maintain constant flow/pressure, no pressure relief valve needed, as engine RPM rises. Why no one has ever thought to do that with the power stearing pump is beyond me.
#5286 of 5336 Re: 2007 Camry XLE V6 12/31/09 4th Tranny BLOWS [gtgtcobra]
Jan 02, 2010 (4:06 pm)
Let me give you a short story of the long story. The transmissions in the V6 Camry XLE are made in Japan. They are sealed transmissions, with strict orders from Japan, that, No Dealer, has the ability to repair, add oil or can any way tamper with this sealed transmission. From what I understand, there is no fix for the problem, the only remedy is to replace it with another of the same. From what I understand, the problem is, the V6 has too much Torque (power) for the transmission. And, is somewhat tangled up into the TRACTION CONTROL, which may erupt the Transmission Devestation. This problem is, catastrophic specific, to the V6 Camrys or any other Vehicle having that specific V6 and 6 Speed Automatic transmission, the new version transmission to the year 2007 for Toyota. Plenty of Power, but buyer beware.