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Toyota Camry, Sedan
#3285 of 5646 Re: Flaws in Build Quality [supergoop]
Mar 18, 2007 (5:25 pm)
Well the dealer ended up telling me that Toyota knows but says it's just normal in the cold. It's basically a way for them to save money and time. My old camry doesn't make that noise in the brakes and it's a 1994. So why should this 2007 Camry make one? He told me that there's a ball in the vaccuum of the brake that moves as you press the brake, and as a result it makes that buzzing sound. He said there's no solution, but I'm taking it to another dealership to get it checked out because they actually know how to fix a problem rather than say there's no solution. If I get it fixed I'll tell you. Just email me at cheema22msn.com if you got any problems and stuff and keep me posted as well.
#3286 of 5646 Re: Flaws in Build Quality [supergoop]
Mar 18, 2007 (5:29 pm)
Well I was reading some of the messages and I saw that they were saying that this was the ABS self test. Wrong! I spoke with the service tech, he said it's definitely not the ABS, as I told you earlier that it's the ball.
#3287 of 5646 Re: Flaws in Build Quality [cheema22]
Mar 19, 2007 (6:03 am)
Thanks for the responses. My sound is coming from the brake *pedal* area in the driver side footwell. I doesn't matter if it is cold or warm. It is an irritating sound... very faint, but continuously (every few seconds) buzzes. It sounds more like static.
If I turn off the engine and move the brake pedal, the buzz is not there. As soon as the engine is running, the buzz returns. Sometimes, I don't even have to move the pedal, and it just buzzes by itself (very faintly, but audible).
#3288 of 5646 Re: Flaws in Build Quality [supergoop]
Mar 19, 2007 (8:12 am)
does it do it with the vehicle idling? if so, and you'd want to exercise some caution here: maybe put the vehicle in park, apply the hand-brake, open the car door and move the seat back as far as it goes. now, being very cautious, try to localize the sound with your ears, but not while sitting in the seat.
could be some form of relay problem (maybe an intermittent relay coil or a loose wire harness to same). could be mechanical vibration.
#3289 of 5646 Re: Flaws in Build Quality [user777]
Mar 19, 2007 (9:02 am)
Thanks for the suggestions. I already did that a while back, and the results were:
- Yes, I put my ear close to the brake pedal and it was very easy to hear the buzzing sound from there.
- Yes, the noise is definately coming from the brake pedal (usually when it moves up OR down)
- No, it is NOT an mechanical noise. If I turn off the engine, and move the pedal around by hand, there is no buzz sound. Turn the engine back on, the buzz returns.
- The buzz sound is there parked, or in motion, but mostly only when the brake pedal is applied or released.
#3290 of 5646 Poor GAS Mileage in new 2007 Camry
Mar 19, 2007 (9:48 am)
Hi, I am from the Philly area. Just got my 07 LE Camry a few weeks back. The gas mileage has been porr, around 18 mpg. But this is 100% city driving. is this normal or shld I expect around 20-22.
Not sure if any TSB is out there regarding this. Other than this, I do experience a sluggishness in acceleration sometimes.
#3291 of 5646 Re: Poor GAS Mileage in new 2007 Camry [manujaws]
Mar 19, 2007 (10:10 am)
I have a 2007 Camry 4 cyl. SE and it also is getting very poor mileage...about what you are getting in city driving plus some highway driving...75%/25%. sluggishness in acceleration has been a issue for me as well. I was told it is because the throttle is computer driven and there is a natural delay. It has gotten better since it was new but still does become sluggish at times.
#3292 of 5646 Re: Poor GAS Mileage in new 2007 Camry [wahlstrom]
Mar 19, 2007 (11:57 am)
I also got the same "Drive-by-wire" theory. I was explained that it learns on how u press the pedal. So I said.. Ok. All right. So I drive slowly and really lush foot on pedal nicely. My wife does it the absolute other way. She literally puts her body on the pedal. So now the car has two drivers.
Next time, when I drive liek her, the car will think I am my wife, and pretty sure that is a problem.
THE ANSWER -- DUMB FACES!!!!
#3293 of 5646 spring has sprung!
Mar 19, 2007 (6:54 pm)
Spring has sprung... and when it's above 70 degrees outside, the dash of my 07 Camry rattles much, much less than it does otherwise! I've never been so happy for warm weather in my life!
#3294 of 5646 Re: spring has sprung! [torn8o]
Mar 19, 2007 (11:42 pm)
why not just have the dealer perform the TSB for those with this complaint?