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#3184 of 3214 2008 Camry Hybrid A/C Font light blinking
Sep 25, 2012 (4:00 am)
2008 Camry Hybrid A/C Front light blinking
The light on the Front button on my A/C unit blinks yellow for a minute or two when I turn on the vehicle. While it's blinking I can't do anything with the controls on the A/C unit.
Once the lights quits blinking, the A/C unit always shows the temperature is set to 75 and the fan is off but I can then control the unit completely and it works fine. This has been going on for about a week.
#3185 of 3214 Re: changing Windshield wipers [pat85]
Oct 07, 2012 (8:13 am)
I've replaced the wipers on my Toyota's and most all the other (36 and counting) cars I've ever owned at least once a year.
I drove 36,000+ miles a year (a lot of highway), and I can't get by with wipers that don't work.
I too, tried the nice silicone wiper blades, and they were ok, but not much if any better. Road grime, slush and other shit on the window is just more then wipers can take over the long haul.
I drive New England mostly, but to Florida and points in-between several times a year and I just can't get more then a year out my wiper blades.
#3187 of 3214 Outrageous repair cost for Camry Hybrid
Aug 22, 2012 (1:18 pm)
On 6/29/2012 I had a small auto accident. I waited in line for a traffic light. There was a Lexus SUV at my left side. When light turned green, the SUV tried to change to right lane and hit my car at the left front panel right in front of front tire. The speed was no more than 10MPH.
The SUV did not even have a scratch. But my Camry front side panel was dented in and the front bumper was push apart for about 1-2 inches forward. Lucky, the lamp on top of the bumper was not damaged. The insurance settle quickly and I sent the car to a dealer body shop. The initial claim was $2032. Body shop added another $400+ for additional small parts. So it went to $2460.
Two weeks later, the car was sent to Toyota dealer for additional repair, the cost jumped to $7600. The dealer said, the electrical parts also need to be replaced.
The car was in the dealership for more than a month. I just pick up the car. And the total cost to repair came to an astonishing number - $13,884.29.
This is a typical everyday accident. The body shop said, because it is Hybrid. So, a small, minor accident can become a ridiculous, outrageous price.
Are you dare to drive this car?
#3188 of 3214 Re: Outrageous repair cost for Camry Hybrid [gwilliams2004]
Aug 23, 2012 (5:59 am)
Didn't you ask what additional repairs were needed? Sounds like a ripoff
#3189 of 3214 Re: Outrageous repair cost for Camry Hybrid [sbkcpa]
Aug 23, 2012 (7:32 am)
The damage was only a dent in front of the front wheel. And the bumper was push apart for about 1-2 inches. Luckily, the lamp on top of the bumper was not damaged.
The problem is the Toyota Hybrid design. From that dent, the entire wire for the engine and several control box needed to be replaced. The body shop charged 2636.79. The Toyota dealer charged $11,247.50.
According to the receipt, Toyota dealer found a code C1256. They could not remove that code until they replaced $7896.88 worth of parts. Plus $2856 labor and $493.62 tax.
#3190 of 3214 Re: Outrageous repair cost for Camry Hybrid [gwilliams2004]
Aug 23, 2012 (7:43 am)
You're right.....that is OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!
#3191 of 3214 Re: Outrageous repair cost for Camry Hybrid [sbkcpa]
by pf_flyer HOST
Aug 23, 2012 (3:22 pm)
The body shop amount isn't surprising. If you dent metal or move body parts, it's like an automatic $2,500 minimum. I'm not saying that the rest is or isn't legitimate, but wow, I'm wondering how a vehicle gets designed that can take THAT much damage from a seemingly minor hit.
#3192 of 3214 Re: Outrageous repair cost for Camry Hybrid [pf_flyer]
Aug 23, 2012 (8:08 pm)
Well, this is a 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE. I was shocked when I learned the repair cost. You can't image how fragile it is. Please check the picture: