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#1 of 233 2007 Toyota Camry Transmission Issue
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Apr 25, 2006 (11:52 am)
Talk about 2007 Camry transmission issues here.
#2 of 233 2007 Camry XLE V6
Apr 24, 2006 (6:01 am)
Update: I have 1600+ miles on this car now and no tranny problems yet.... no rattles, squeaks, drips, leaks, malfunctions.... oh wait, maybe 1: left rear seat does not return completely to upright position after reclining it, it gets to within 1 click of upright, then you have to pull it forward to lock it at highest position. No big deal: people will probably never use it.
I have stopped babying the car and it really takes off: smooth, powerful, nearly imperceptible shifts... I give up a couple mpg for the lead foot, though.
One additional note: I saw a Japan assembled Camry and it had the same 75% US parts count as the US assembled cars. In other words, they ship the same US parts we have here to Japan for them to assemble.
#3 of 233 Re: 2007 Camry XLE V6 big problem.....
Apr 24, 2006 (6:00 pm)
I spoke too soon. My beautiful 2007 Camry XLE has got a big problem. I read about a transmission problem in toyotanation and I hoped to avoid it but the problem has afflicted mine just shy of 2000 miles.
Today (4/24/2006, 16 days after buying the car) it started lurching badly when accelerating moderately from a stop at about 20 mph: the revs go all over the place and it revs up to 5000 or more. The transmission shifts hopelessly up and down, slipping and sliding back and forth from gear to gear. It has a bad smell after this.
This is a big problem and it is unsafe to drive. I called Rice Toyota and they had me call their wrecker to haul it to the dealership. I was gambling that Toyota would have the bugs worked out but clearly this is a big problem. I lost.
People always say wait till the car has been out a year before buying it. This is a good illustration of why. If other posts are any indication, my car could be at the shop for 2 weeks or longer.
Goodbye, Camry! See ya next month!
#4 of 233 Re: 2007 Camry XLE V6 big problem..... [faldoc]
Apr 24, 2006 (6:22 pm)
Sory to hear the bad news. Hopefully you get your car back sooner. Please keep us posted. What is the deal with the toyotanation comment? Did that person have a 4 or a 6 cylinder engine and did it really take that long to resolve the problem?
Again beest of luck.
#5 of 233 Re: 2007 Camry XLE V6 big problem..... [faldoc]
Apr 24, 2006 (6:25 pm)
faldoc – sorry to hear it happened to you too. I have read the transmission problem in toyotanation forums, but this is my first time to read it here. It looks like the problem is real.
Someone said that Toyota stop shipping the V6 auto for awhile, but has started to do again. Maybe the problem is fix... but still scary.
I am expecting my dealer to get the SE V6 anytime this week and is asking me to give a deposit so it will be mine (based on our agreed price of course). Now I am getting scared if I should go through buying the car now or maybe just wait for a few months.
Maybe the others can share their experiences on the v6 automatic trans? I heard it is affecting only the V6 auto (but again this is just based on what I read at the other forum).
Good luck, I hope they fix it well.
#6 of 233 Re: 2007 Camry XLE V6 big problem..... [tinatina]
Apr 24, 2006 (6:36 pm)
Faldoc, I found the site and got the answers to my questions. It looks like there are 6 separate complaints involving the trannys on V-6 XLEs and LEs. I also saw your other postings/pictures. Again, sorry about your situation, but please keep us informed.
#7 of 233 Re: 2007 Camry XLE V6 big problem..... [faldoc]
Apr 24, 2006 (7:21 pm)
"People always say wait till the car has been out a year before buying it. This is a good illustration of why. If other posts are any indication, my car could be at the shop for 2 weeks or longer."
This is truly sound advice. Our 05 Legacy required an entire engine transplant at 7000 miles after multiple defects were discovered with the block due to improper manufacturing, leading the car to literally break down on US130 in So. Central NJ. Car was out of commission for two weeks.
I'm surprised at the issue with the Camry transmission; this unit is already mated to the V6 in the Lexus IS. What I'd like to know is how many complaints are actual failures, such as yours, faldoc, and how many simply represent dissatisfaction with performance?
#8 of 233 Re: 2007 Camry XLE V6 big problem..... [alpha01]
Apr 24, 2006 (7:36 pm)
In my case I love the performance of the engine. The transmission is at issue: with the lurching, over-revving, erratic shift problem. The tach was literally swinging up and down wildly, the car bucking. Very un-nerving. I was concerned about the burning smell after I parked the car. What would that be from?
#9 of 233 Re: 2007 Camry XLE V6 big problem..... [faldoc]
Apr 24, 2006 (7:47 pm)
I was concerned about the burning smell after I parked the car. What would that be from? '
Cooked tranny fluid?
#10 of 233 Re: 2007 Camry XLE V6 big problem..... [alpha01]
Apr 24, 2006 (7:50 pm)
If the tranny has already been used in the Lexus, and the V6 was used months earlier with the '06 Avalon, you'd think the bugs would have been diagnosed by now.