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Toyota Camry, Sedan
Jun 16, 2007 (8:36 pm)
Can anyone tell me why my odometer on my 1996 Toyota Camry is registering almost twice the amount of miles that I am driving? I have considered that the thing might be switched to KM, but I have no clue how to switch it back if that is the case. Otherwise, the trip and the odometer are way off. I was wondering if anyone else had heard of a similar problem?
#3655 of 5646 Re: Odomoter issue [mitrellim]
Jun 17, 2007 (8:14 am)
Are you in the US or Canada? Was the car originally registered in the US or Canada? The Camry has never had a switchable odometer, so that is not the problem, but 1 mile = 1.61 km, so your error is in the same ballpark.
#3656 of 5646 Re: Odomoter issue [210delray]
Jun 17, 2007 (8:23 am)
If the odometer were in Km, wouldn't the speedometer be reading in Km also?
#3657 of 5646 Re: Odomoter issue [imidazol97]
Jun 17, 2007 (8:49 am)
Yes, this is true and if the speedo had dual markings, kilometers would be more prominent (the reverse of the US).
#3658 of 5646 Re: Odomoter issue [210delray]
Jun 18, 2007 (1:59 pm)
Actually, the speedometer has both on the same panel (mph big and Km small). I will try to calculate and see if it is exacty 1 to 1.6)
#3659 of 5646 Poor Quality on Camry
Jun 20, 2007 (7:04 pm)
I have been driving Toyota for the last 12 years and I decided to buy 2007 Camry a month ago. I am very disappointed after noticing all the defects that I listed below.
- Heater fan does not turn off. Its knob does not go to "off" keeping the fan running all the time.
- The trunk does not close. I noticed that it is touching the bumper. It also peeled off the paint on the bumper and also trunk itself.
- Glove box does not close. There is big gap between the dashboard and its door. Only one of its hinges closes.
- Skirt on left side of the car was loose.
- Scratch on the bumper.
- Scratch on the front passenger seat.
Inspections of these items are included in PDI (predelivery inspection) that is included in the purchase price. In othe words, I paid for this inspection but the dealer did not do the inspection correctly and did not inform me about any of the defects. All my other toyotas were used ones. I never thought of inspecting the car myself before I took it over. I just relied on the Toyota dealer. But it was a big mistake.
I took the car to the service to get the defects inspected and fixed. They took down to dashboard to be able to fix the problem on the glove box. They spent hours but it has not been completely fixed. It still does not close well. They informed me that they have to take the whole dashboard down again and try to find what is causing it.
They also fixed the trunk. The problem was that the bumper was not installed well. Its cover was loose preventing the trunk to close. The bumper and trunk have to be painted now. The toyota service informed me that the best way of paint the trunk and bumper is to do touch up with a pen. Otherwise they have to order a new bumper that comes without paint. Then they get it painted in a local repair shop that will never be like the original one. I decided to do the touch ups myself !!! Imagine brand new car with touch-ups on its bumper and trunk !!!
I called Toyota Canada. They would not care less. They did nothing but just telling me that they fix the defects. They did not even warn the dealer that I bought the car from. I paid for PDI. I was supposed to be informed about all these defects in the first place if the inspection was done by the dealer. They probably knew all about them but just hid them.
All these defects and experiences with the dealer and Toyota Canada turned me off from Toyota. After driving Toyota for 12 years, it is sad to say that this will definitely be my last Toyota. I am now sharing all these experiences with my friends and other people who intend to buy Toyota. I have already made one of my friends, who is driving corolla and wanted to upgrade it to camry, give up buying Camry.
#3660 of 5646 Re: Poor Quality on Camry [vizyo]
Jun 23, 2007 (10:55 am)
There are people out there who think that we are making up stories about the problems of the 2007 Camry that we had bought and about the apathetic attitude of the dealership from which we bought the car from but I believe that you are telling the truth because I was a previous owner of the 2007 Camry, who had been through some bad experience with the car and the dealership.
I am just glad that Toyota is not the only car manufacturer in the US like Ford used to be. Competition makes progress.
#3661 of 5646 Re: Poor Quality on Camry [nmt001]
Jun 23, 2007 (1:48 pm)
This is not a made-up story. I wish I could say only good things about my camry as I used think of being a Toyota fan for years. It is very nice looking car, very comfortable and has very enjoyable driving. What disappointed me is how this car passed the quality check when or after it was manufactured. The defects on my camry were not mechanical or electrical but physical and very visible.
Last week I called Toyota Canada to tell them that I was not satisfied with touch-up fixing on my bumper. I paid full price for this car (the dealer gave me only 250$ discount over the regular price) and I could not find it fair to have touch-ups on a new car. They just told me that they were sorry but there was no any other way around. Then I understood that I have to live with it !! They also told me that if I do not get it done in the toyota service I cannot make any claim if the trunk gets rusty in the future due to the damage on the paint the defect has caused. So, I booked an appointment with the service and I will take it there next week. My car is now at 2200 km only.
My suggestion to people who are buying a new car is to go to the dealer at least one hour before they sign any document. Take your time and do visual inspection on every spot. Once you take the car over, even if the car has to be rebuilt for any reason after, it is yours. Manufacturer does not take any responsibility. The only thing they say "sorry, it happens. you have to deal with your dealer". For a simple problem, they may have to disassamble major components and put them together after but you never expect it to be in its original condition anymore. The car is being manufactured with automated systems and every bolts or screws have certain torques. I saw how the technicians were working on my glove box. They push, pull and hit strongly to put the parts together. Everything is done with simple screw drivers.
#3662 of 5646 Re: Poor Quality on Camry [nmt001]
Jun 24, 2007 (5:53 am)
Hello, I do believe you because I have gone and still going through many issues with my 2007 v-6 camry including RPM flare with the transmission they don't want to take care of.
They love to tell you these issues are normal.
I would suggest to you to keep bringing your car to the dealership and get a R.O report each time so you can keep track of the attempted fixes. If they can't fix a problem after 4 times you can file for arbritration and try to get them to replace or buy back the car.
However dealerships are aware of this and will do what ever they can to stay away from the 4 th fix like saying it is normal or not giving you new paper work each time they attempt a fix.
Don't give up. I know it's hard to keep going back to the dealership. Also keep records of everything.
My 2007 Toyota camry is the worst car I ever bought because of it's quality issues. Buyer Beware!
#3663 of 5646 Re: Poor Quality on Camry [chuck28]
Jun 24, 2007 (2:03 pm)
Good advice for vizyo. I already traded in mine.
Sometimes it is not the major defects that annoy a car buyer. I doubt if people can return a car as lemon because of poor quality in trims and paint job that have nothing to do with safety.