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#2253 of 5646 Re: Can I have my money back - Please! [1sttoyotaowned]
Oct 27, 2006 (4:54 pm)
I heard today that my arbitration date is set for Nov. 7th. I filed with the NCDS a few weeks ago after a new transmission did not fix the problem. Since the new transmission was installed, the dealership has not been able to duplicate the flare. Today my transmissions slipped so badly that the tires spun. I'm going to take it back next week and try to document the flare still exits before my hearing.
I purchased my car in mid May and my problems have been going on since mid June. My husband wanted me to buy a Maxima and my daughter wanted an Acura TL. I gave my 1999 Honda Accord EX to her, ignored both of them and opted for the new 2007 Camry SE. I was too proud to admit the car had a problem. I still love the car, but hate the transmission and am ready to admit defeat.
I hope the next fix works for you. There are several posters that now love their car after the new transmisson was installed.
How many miles do you have on your car? I have 4,400.
#2254 of 5646 2007 Camry v6 loud idle
Oct 27, 2006 (9:46 pm)
My LE v6 camry is kinda noisy while idling. It sounds like a diesel engine ( a little bit exaggerated but close) and I can feel the vibration of the steering wheel. To be honest, I am not sure if the noise is really from the engine or some belts. Does anybody have the same problem?
#2255 of 5646 Re: Can I have my money back - Please! [07xle]
Oct 27, 2006 (10:13 pm)
I might be mistaken but I believe that TSB is for the 4cyl 5 speed, not the 6cy 6speed system.
#2256 of 5646 Re: 2007 Camry v6 loud idle [lhu]
Oct 27, 2006 (10:15 pm)
Hello lhu, yes I have a v-6 Se and have been anoyed with the loud Idle. It seems to be louder inside the car then when I listen from outside.Yes it does sounf like a disel truck. Some people have told me it is normal because of the high power v-6 engine. This sound is from the exhaust and not the engine. I'm not convinced this is normal? I am going to call Toyota and you should do the same. I'm wondering if there is a faulty gasket? Please keep me informed with any info. you find about this and I will do the same. Thanks, Chuck
#2257 of 5646 Re: 2007 Camry v6 loud idle [chuck28]
Oct 27, 2006 (10:22 pm)
Sorry to hear about your loud engine idle.
I have a one week old XLE V6 - whisper quiet - can hardly hear the engine idle when standing outside the car and virtually silent inside. It's one of the many things I really like about my car.
On the other hand, my transmission is giving me problems....
#2258 of 5646 I'm thinking cold temperatures is a factor...
Oct 27, 2006 (10:36 pm)
Friday morning 7:45AM
39 degrees F outside.
V6 6speed XLE ’07 Camry - one week old – 250 miles.
Transmission woes continuing….
I let the engine warm up one minute before engaging drive gear. Slowly moved out at 5 – 7 mph. 20 yards later transmission slips, engine raced up to 2k for a second or so and then transmission slammed hard into some low gear, jolting me and my passenger forward.
Drove to the highway about one mile away. Pressed moderately on the accelerator to merge. Car started to pick up speed and then pretty soon it is obvious it was not up shifting to 5th or 6th gear. In ten seconds I am doing 55 4000+rpm and it did not drop the rpms. Indicating to me the up shifting is not occurring. Even at 60mph, rpm still over 4000+ Tried to use Triptronic to get it to up-shift, the numbers changed in the dash but rpms unchanged – no luck. I lift my foot of the throttle and I could feel engine-braking slowing the car indicating that the tranny is still locked in some mid/lower gear. Finally, 30 seconds later (I’m guessing) the car up-shifted and the rpms settled down to around 2000+ where I expected it to be all along. Basically, the transmission seemed stuck in the middle gears.
5 minutes later I got off the highway and did about 10 minutes of stop-and-go city driving. I pulled into my parking area. I put gear in reverse, pressed gas pedal – the engine revved a bit, the car barely moved and then the reverse gear engaged with a hard ‘thud’.
Called Toyota dealership – they can’t take the car until Monday, I have to live with problems for at least three more days. Apparently they will test drive and try to ‘duplicate’ this. If they find something they have to call their regional Toyota headquarters for a fix authorization/recommendation that may include “replacing the transmission” as a whole. Great! (can you detect my sarcasm?)
Tomorrow morning I am going to video tape this actual behavior as proof for the dealer's service dept.
I’m starting to think this transmission setup is a cold–blooded beast – cranky when cold.
Question for those in-the-know: any news of a software fix for the 6cyl 6speed auto transmission yet?
#2259 of 5646 New TSB's
Oct 28, 2006 (8:27 am)
SU006-06 REAR SUSPENSION TICK NOISE
10/25/2006 - 2007 model year Camry vehicles (North American Produced).
Some 2007 model year Camry vehicles may exhibit a ticking type noise from the rear suspension area when driving on uneven road surfaces. Use the following instructions to repair the noise.
BO020-06 REAR SEAT BACK COVER WRINKLED APPEARANCE
10/25/2006 - 2007 model year Camry SE vehicles produced BEFORE the Production Change Effective VINs shown
Some customers may experience a wrinkled appearance on the rear seat back cover on Camry SE vehicles due to a poor fit of the seat cover. The rear seat back cover has been modified to improve its wrinkled appearance.
NV009-06 UPPER/LOWER WINDSHIELD TICK NOISE
9/18/2006 - 2003 – 2007 model year Toyota vehicles. 2004 – 2007 model year Scion vehicles.
If a creak, tick, or rattle noise is heard at the top or bottom of the windshield, the source of the noise may be the two windshield stoppers bonded to the top of the windshield or the windshield retainers bonded to the lower edge of the windshield. This bulletin provides the recommended repair procedure to eliminate these types of noises from the windshield area.
NOTE: Some vehicles have both stoppers and retainers while others may only have stoppers at the top of the windshield. Use the chart in this bulletin to determine the location of the windshield holding devices.
#2260 of 5646 Re: 2007 Camry v6 loud idle [chuck28]
Oct 28, 2006 (9:26 am)
Hi Chuck, I think our cars have exactly the same problem. It is hard to hear the noise from outside. The annoying sound seems to be able to penetrate through the firewall. Maybe it is the engine mount? I will take my car to a dealer and keep you updated. Thanks.
#2261 of 5646 Re: 2007 Camry v6 loud idle [silverstar]
Oct 28, 2006 (9:36 am)
Hi silverstar, my car has 3,500 miles on it. The noise was not really noticeable in the beginning. It seems some parts are wearing out after 1000 miles and the noise starts to become worse. The funny thing is: my transmission gave me some problems in the beginning(a little jerky when shifting down in the low speed) but now it seems okay.
#2262 of 5646 Re: I'm thinking cold temperatures is a factor... [silverstar]
Oct 28, 2006 (11:30 am)
It was appearing as though Toyota had control over the V6-6 speed issues, but you say your car was built in October? If you have the ability, upload your video to a link for all to see. Someone else did this earlier, and it got Toyota's attention in a hurry.