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Toyota Camry, Hybrid Cars
#3166 of 3214 Re: TCH Charging of Battery [rjohn2]
Aug 18, 2009 (7:49 am)
rjohn2 says, "The Camry gas engine will automatically kick in once the battery level drops to a certain level, so there is no way you can get stranded in slow moving traffic unless your battery completely dies on the road and you have to stop your engine or you run out of gas. Then you have to have it jump started. "
You are right about everything except the last sentence.
You don't have to have the car "jump started" if you run out of gas. The "engine battery" is separate from the "hybrid battery" and the car behaves no differently than any other gasoline-powered car if you run out of gas - put gas in the car and go.
If you leave the lights on all night, then you might need a jump start, just like any other car with a regular 12v battery which controls the power accessories in the car.
Let me know if you have any other questions - don't wait "a couple of years" before asking !!!
I have owned my TCH for three years and if I don't know the answer, I can find it.
#3167 of 3214 Windshield Wipers
Aug 20, 2009 (8:31 am)
How do I remove the widshield wipers to replace them.?
#3168 of 3214 Re: 2009 camry hybrid Premium Package w/Navi ??? [gerrythegreat]
Sep 09, 2009 (8:27 am)
I live in the U.S. and was told I had no choice but to have leather seats if I wanted the heated seats and side mirrors, which I did. I also wanted the NAV system. All these things are terrific in my 2009 TCH.
The only thing is that I would have preferred velour seats. Unfortunately, that was not an option.
#3169 of 3214 Re: 2009 camry hybrid Premium Package w/Navi ??? [jrsdriver]
Sep 09, 2009 (12:15 pm)
I agree. The last car I had with quality velour seats was the 1987 Cressida.
Those seats were AWESOME and PLUSH and GORGEOUS !!!
Toyota offering them as an option today would be a slam dunk for a lot of people.
#3170 of 3214 Re: TCH Charging of Battery [larsb]
Oct 08, 2009 (10:21 pm)
Im thinking of buying a TCH, however, i have a newbie quetion if you would be kind enough to answer.
If the electric battery was removed or went dead, will the car and all its options (AC, Lights, radio...etc) stop working? in other words, will the car continue to run as a conventional one (gas) or will stop dead?
Your answer is very much appreciated. Thank you.
#3171 of 3214 Buzzing from steering column
Oct 09, 2009 (4:59 am)
Once in a while I feel a brief buzz coming from the steering column, it sounds like an electrical noise. I sometime hear it when the heating comes on. The car computer failed a month ago(had to get a new one), not sure if it has anything to do with this.
#3172 of 3214 Re: TCH Charging of Battery [aahmf]
Oct 09, 2009 (6:41 am)
You mean the hybrid battery, not the 12v starter battery?
The answer is yes, the car would be disabled without the hybrid battery. It is an integral part of the system.
#3173 of 3214 2010 Camry Hybrid Availability
Oct 09, 2009 (7:12 pm)
Are the US regions other than Washington getting any 2010 Camry Hybrid? I haven't seen any 2010 Camry Hybrid in our area (at dealers or their web sites) even though they were supposed to be at the dealers 6 months back. Still see only the 2009 models. Even the Toyota web site does not allow me to build the 2010 Camry Hybrid!
(I had posted this question earlier at another Camry Hybrid forum with no reply, but am trying it again because this forum seems to be more active. Sorry about the duplication)
#3174 of 3214 my hybrid experience
Oct 15, 2009 (3:24 pm)
I have had my tch since 1/08 I have 47000 miles on the car and I have on order a milan hybrid. Here are my feelings and recap of the tch. The car is bullet proof. Not one mechanical problem. Tires went at 30000 miles, brakes have not been replaced. We nick named the car daisy when we first got her because she moved so slowly it was like we were driving Miss Daisy. The car can only be described as vanilla. There is nothing exciting about this car. The interior is not very exciting and who chose that color for the center stack. I have averaged about 36 miles per gallon mostly highway driving. The car has taught me how to maximize mileage and for this I am greatful. It is time to try something new. I have test driven the milan hybrid and it is a bit more exciting to drive. The stereo is better in the Milan and I feel the interior and exterior styling is a bit more exciting. The weird 2 tone leather seats is not my first choice but they give you no choice in this. I hope that I enjoy the new car (if Ford would ever get around to building it). If I do not enjoy it I will be trading for a Lexus gs350 used, screw the mpg.
#3175 of 3214 Stuttering Acceleration.
Feb 09, 2010 (10:26 pm)
My new 2010 tch does not smoothly accelerate from a full stop. When I press on the gas pedal it skips, stutters and then goes. The technician said that they even have a name for the issue. Does anyone have experience with this problem?