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#503 of 533 Re: Camry 2011 [bonniej] bluetooth issues [toyotaman15]
Jan 07, 2011 (7:10 am)
Here is the thing that really makes me angry.. why wouldn't they let consumers know that these problems exist. From reading here, I see that this has been going on since 2007?
I talked to the owner of Jones Toyota and was told that he didn't even know there was a problem. He agreed to buy me a portable bluetooth, which I haven't shopped for yet. Even with that it still is not the same, I bought the car with the full package.. I really dont want to put a portable bluetooth in the car.. and here is the thing.. a portable bluetooth $100.. what it cost to get the upgraded version in my vehicle $2k or so..
Just fix it.. and stop selling people vehicles w/out a disclosure..
We should all report it to our local news paper.. I would bet toyota would then get right on it!! They dont need anymore bad publicity.
Jan 07, 2011 (8:28 am)
Although there is a Bluetooth standard...all bluetooth devices just don't work as they should. You blame Toyota, Toyota tells you to blame your phone maufacturer and we as the consumer go back and forth blaming both. I'm sure they know the problem but don't care enough to give us a fix. I mean how hard can it be to update the bluetooth?
What I would really like to know is do Lexus customers have the same bluetooth problems Toyota owners have? Just a guess but I don't think they do.
My experience with my 08 Camry LE (no Nav) is:
perfect operation with a old Blackberry (can't remember the model number) on T-Mobile, although I couldn't transfer my contacts. The conversations though were perfect. No lag, no echo, just perfect conversation.
Horrible everything with a Blackberry Storm ver. 1 on Verizon. Echoes...yep, Lag...yep, could I transfer contacts...nope. It would always connect though but the experience was so bad I just gave up on it and used the speaker phone.
Droid X on Verizon (what a phone!) - ah perfection has finally arrived. I can have a perfectly clear, lag free conversation with all of my contacts available to me
#505 of 533 Re: Camry 2011 [bonniej] bluetooth issues [toyotaman15] [bonniej]
Jan 21, 2011 (11:50 am)
I just want to chime in that there is at least one success story for the 2011 Camry XLE blutooth with a cell phone. I have a Tracfone Motorola W376g that now works fine with bluetooth in my new Camry. I had to find the secret on the web about how to get it to connect. With Tracfone, you can not select any pin you want. The pin is burned into the phone and can not be changed and it is 0 (zero). The off hook and on hook buttons on the steering wheel control it along with the voice button on the wheel. I don't have any audio devices that use bluetooth to try out. Also, I did not know how or if I could transfer the phone directory or anything like that. It seemed easier to build a new one in the Camry using the voice commands.
#506 of 533 Need Help!!
Jul 04, 2011 (9:17 pm)
I just bought a 2009 Toyota Camry without navigation system and I have an Iphone 3GS. I know that my phone has Blue tooth on it, but it will not connect with my car. I have a LE Camry. Does anyone know how to do this??? The manual is very vague. The only controls on my steering wheel are for the audio controls. However, I have the microphone in my car and I can see the bluetooth signal on the radio screen (not lite up) Any help would be so appreciated, I have been trying to figure it out for days!
#507 of 533 Re: Camry 2011 [bonniej] bluetooth issues [toyotaman15]
Aug 26, 2011 (12:41 am)
Let me throw a spanner in the works.
Just got new Hybrid camry. Clicked the connect to phone button, after swithcing bluetooth on, from my Samsung galaxy SII.
Worked first time, and everything worked, but I have not tested all the menus.
I tried connecting my wife's Samsung Galaxy SII (same phone model) to it, with no avail.
Could it be: once paired with a phone, then will not pair with another phone.
Could the Bluetooth on my wife's phone be faulty, as factory defect?
I will try to debug this problem further, and do the process of elimination.
try other bluetooth headsets with my wifes phone, try other phones, etc.
#508 of 533 Re: Camry 2011 [bonniej] bluetooth issues [toyotaman15] [webwarrior]
Nov 23, 2011 (4:02 am)
We have a 2011 Camry Hybrid (base model).
The dealer paired my wife's Android phone up with the car when she collected it. It has worked without issues since.
I paired my iPhone up as a Bluetooth audio player and then later that day as a phone. I successfully made calls with it. It has not worked since that day.
#509 of 533 Re: Camry 2011 [bonniej]
Jan 19, 2012 (10:00 am)
I am experiencing the exact same symptoms on my 2010 Toyota Camry SE.
Toyota have replaced two new radios and I am still experiencing the same problems as bonnie.
Bonnie, was your problem ever resolved?
#510 of 533 phones for 2009 Camry
Feb 03, 2012 (8:43 am)
I have a 2009 Camry and had a hard time pairing my Palm Centro, but I finally researched online and found a trick that worked. It works now, but now I am contemplating getting a new phone. I tried to pair my brother's Motorola droid and it would not pair. I don't want to buy a phone that will not pair with my car.
When I looked at the website to see which phones were compatible, it only listed old phones. Does anyone know if the new phones pair? I know it said Toyota was working on getting the iphone to work, but I think I want a droid. Thanks!
#511 of 533 Re: Camry 2011 [ryeend]
Feb 03, 2012 (9:24 am)
No.. I never had the problem resolved..went up the the president of the company.. he said he would buy me a bluetooth to put on my visor.. I gave up after that.. so yes I'm one of the millions of people driving and talking in the car. with my phone held close to my ear..
I hope the eventually have a fix, but I am doubtful.
#512 of 533 2011 Camry Bluetooth and iPhone 4S
Feb 12, 2012 (9:48 pm)