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#3235 of 5628 Re: 1999 Camry Engine Failure [troj128]
Mar 02, 2007 (6:20 am)
Thank you for this VERY important information. You state that the replacement transmission is noisy, (like you hear the gears turning). Are you describing a "GEAR WHINE" like your would hear is a "stick shift" transmission? Did you get a NEW transmission or did you get a remanufactured transmission from Toyota? You could be hearing a gear noise or a bearing noise in the unit. My 2003 4 cylinder Honda Accord had a "gear whine" in reverse.
If the NEW transmission has an operating noise that the original unit did not have, I would document that issue with the dealer who performed the service. This could be done with a "repair order," (an additional visit to the dealer), or a professionally written objective certified / return receipt letter that describes the service performed on the vehicle, and the results of that service. Creating a paper trail is very important when dealing with the original and extended warranties! You might want to consider sending a second copy of the letter to Toyota Customer Relations. Let them open a "file" on this vehicle. If something happens down the road with this transmission, you have documented an issue! This could save you a ton of money on repairs. QUESTION: ----- Have you considered purchasing an Extended Toyota Warranty? My 2007 V6 Camry is covered by a 6 year / 100,000 mile Toyota warranty. I think this is a good investment considering the trans issue with this vehicle. Even though I DO NOT have this issue at the present time with my Camry at 3200 + miles, I am NOT very happey with my purchase, when I see others going through this very annoying issue. If I had to make this purchase again, I would have purchase a loaded Chevrolet Impala. I think I made a BIG ERROR making this purchase. I have lost confidence in this vehicle! This is the first Toyota that I have owned, but based on this issue, and the performance of the company dealing with this issue, I think that it will be the last Toyota for me! When you consider the cost of this vehicle, this transmission problem is NOT acceptable. Toyota needs to focus on this problem, and come up with an acceptable fix ASAP in order to save its customer base!
Please keep us informed. Thank you for taking the time to share this VERY important information with the group on this site. The more information we have as consumers, the more power we have at the arbitration table!
Best regards. ----- Dwayne
#3236 of 5628 Re: 1999 Camry Engine Failure [djm2]
Mar 02, 2007 (7:12 am)
I don't understand ("BIG ERROR")-- your car is fine and you have an extended warranty. Maybe you ought to rent a Chevy Impala over the weekend and see what you think. My guess is you'll be glad you chose a Camry.
Again this is a "problems" board, so generally only those with problems will be posting. The Edmunds hosts themselves have repeatedly said that these forums cannot be used as a statistical indicator of the extent of any car problems.
Enjoy your car!
#3238 of 5628 Re: 1999 Camry Engine Failure [210delray]
Mar 02, 2007 (11:55 pm)
Its funny that you say "test drive" an Impala.....I actually was given one while my car was in the shop for an oil change, tire rotation, and to fix a rattle in the back dash (due to the awesome JBL stereo).
I couldn't wait to get my '07 Camry back. My back actually started to hurt after driving the '07 Impala for about 15 minutes. Adjusting the seat didn't help. The interior looked and felt cheap (it was) and the ride was not as good as the Camry. It was a V6 and I couldn't tell any different from my I-4. The Impala only had 1,300 miles on it........My Camry is a much better car.
#3239 of 5628 Thumping noise in rear of car on take off
Mar 03, 2007 (8:20 pm)
My 2007 toyota camry XLE makes a thumping noise when you take off when the gas tank is full. It sounds like a thump in the trunk. I have confirmed that it only happens when the gas tank is full. The dealership and Toyota say it is a normal characteristic of the car. This can't be! Anyone else having this problem?
#3240 of 5628 WMA Problem -2007 Camry with JBL 6-CD ?
Mar 05, 2007 (1:26 pm)
Does anyone have problems playing WMA files with the JBL 6-CD system?
I recently ripped many WMA audio files onto a CD.
The disk have 10 folders; each folder has 20 songs or so.
Total size of all files is 400MB.
The first 5 folders played perfectly fine.
The system frequently was not able to play many of the files in the next 3 folders. (E.g., the music would stop for one second, then continue. Sometimes, I got "Error-1".)
If I recalled correctly, the last two folders were OK as well.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
#3241 of 5628 Re: FYI: Noise when Vehicle Stability Control Engages [kiawah]
Mar 05, 2007 (8:15 pm)
I just became a proud owner of a 07 Camry tonight, and was checking out this discussion...The Pathfinder I just traded in had the same exact thunk, which drove me crazy, until I discussed it with Nissan Service. They were baffled too, until someone pointed out that right in the OWNERS MANUAL, it describes the ABS Self test as this exact noise. That put my mind at ease, but it drove me nuts for over a year... Nice that the service guys didn't know for 6 months, and admitted it to me!
#3242 of 5628 2007 Camry LE Window problem
Mar 07, 2007 (11:08 am)
Hi- I have had this car for less than a month. During the first week, the windows when going down (power windows) would make a creaking sound that automatically stopped on its own. Today, the rear window did not move down while the other 3 windows worked. Then this afternoon all of sudden the window started working without having to do anything. Its been 12F here and I am guessing that the weather might have caused one of the windows to freeze. Does anyone else notice the same? Is this something I should have the dealer look into? Please advise.
#3243 of 5628 Gas mileage after apply TSB EG056-06
Mar 07, 2007 (11:23 am)
I have read many post in this forum regarding Camry 2007 transmission and other problems
Though, I haven't seen any post regarding gas mileage after apply the TSB EG056-06 and I'm not sure it does affect the gas mileage or not
Although, I haven't apply the TSB yet for the reason that the dealer Tech near my home doesn't work on weekend and also my VIN doesn't fall to the range show in the TSB. However, the hestitation did occur twice throughout my driving and I feel alot of down and up shift when use cruise control.
Anyway, my gas mileage is not so good. average about 24-26 mpg mix driving local and freeway. I'm not really happy with it since one of the reason I bought this car is the MPG
Please let me know if the TSB EG056-06 does improve the gas mileage.
#3244 of 5628 Re: Gas mileage after apply TSB EG056-06 [jack53]
Mar 07, 2007 (11:27 am)
I wouldn't sweat the gas mileage. My '04 Camry with 4-cylinder 4A has an overall average of about 28 mpg. My '05 Camry with the same engine but 5-speed auto has averaged about 25.5 mpg over its lifetime, lower than the older Camry because of more short-trip driving. BTW, the '05 uses the same 4-cyl/5A combo as the '07.