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#272 of 292 07 Camry Hybrid Brochure
Apr 30, 2010 (1:56 pm)
I just purchased a 2007 Camry hybrid and would like a 2007 Camry hybrid brochure to add to my collection. I tried on ebay with no luck. Anybody have any ideas where I could find one.
#274 of 292 Re: Interior Odor Smell [schmeeven]
Jun 12, 2010 (6:54 pm)
Did you ever get this problem resolved, and if so how? We have taken our Camry
Hybrid to the dealership several times without any results.
Thank you for your help.
#275 of 292 Re: Interior Odor Smell [fred2005]
Aug 01, 2010 (7:26 am)
This chemical smell, in used cars or brand new? I've had this problem in a used 07 4runner previously owned by a smoker. The dealer initially tried to cover it up with some strong chemically smelling stuff. I think they basically sprayed the whole interior with some sort of awful chemical. It was bad, so I took it back to them. Then they explained the were going to ionize the inside which would completely get rid of any smell. False. The chemical smell was still there, although not as strong. Just a case of the dealership doing as little as they possibly can.
The real reason I ventured to this board is because I'm thinking of trading my 07 SR5 4runner for a Hybrid. The 4runners aren't what they used to be. I'm not loving the cheap plastic look at all, and the 18 mpg doesn't help either. I just feel weird trading a 4runner for a TCH. I never thought I'd drive anything other than a 4runner until I experienced the 07, It's just not the same quality I've been accustomed to over the years. It's still a great vehicle, just not close to what they used to be.What is the quality of the TCH like? Has quality dropped in the camry as well? '
Aug 24, 2010 (6:14 pm)
I'm scheduled for dealer service shortly. Have 49k on my 2009 TCH (purchased in 2008) and have two main concerns.
I have found 2 small spots of rust on the top of the car. My son pointed it out to me. They are small, but it is rust on a relatively new car. My TCH is white. Has anyone else had this problem? If so did they repair it?
There is extremely loud "road type" noise from the rear wheels, mainly on the right hand side. Have brand new tires, up to date maintenance, etc. But this is prevalent between 45-60mph. I was told it could be a wheel bearing. Does anyone have any idea?
Still getting great gas mileage but I'm not sure if I'll keep the TCH much longer.
#277 of 292 Re: Interior Odor Smell [schmeeven]
Sep 30, 2010 (6:35 am)
I am having the exact same strong "chemical smell" odor problem with my '07 TCH. I am curious to know what was the final resolution?
#278 of 292 Willmc9 4 Runner for TCH
Oct 01, 2010 (12:37 pm)
I traded a 2003 4Runner V-8 with Sport package that got 15 MPG in town and on the road. (actually took it off road on the NC Outer Banks) for a 2009 TCH.
I really liked the 4Runner. The TCH gets close to 35 MPG in Town and over 40MPG on the road. We had so much snow last year, I really wished I'd kept the 4Runner. I had no complaints with my 4 Runner. The TCH is boring by comparison. There is at least as much cheap plastic in the TCH as on the 4Runner. I think you might miss your 4Runner if you trade it on a TCH.
#279 of 292 Camry hybrid dead battery syndrome
Nov 11, 2010 (11:50 pm)
I am the unhappy owner of a 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid- has anyone any advise /suggestions for me about the following problem- on 3 occasions I have come home from travel to find my car sitting at the airport with a dead battery (2 times after 7 and 5 days) or parked at home with the same deadness.
One Toyota mechanic suggested that this is standard for this car- if that is true Toyota is in for a ground swell of unhappy owners as well as for a class action attorney's dream case. I welcome some help here
#280 of 292 Re: Camry hybrid dead battery syndrome [involved]
Nov 12, 2010 (4:56 am)
Very odd behavior! I have a 07TCH and have not driven it for up to 12 days without battery issues (including the winter here in MI). The only time it discharged was after I had the remote start installed - the battery would run down, but there was a service bulletin that was published regarding this and the problem was fixed (over 2 years ago), and no problems since then. It is NOT standard for this (? or any) car. Good luck.
#281 of 292 Re: Camry hybrid dead battery syndrome [involved]
Nov 12, 2010 (6:38 am)
Which battery was dead? The 12v that powers the electronics or the traction battery?