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#3787 of 5646 Re: 2007 Camry v6 [wwest]
Jul 26, 2007 (5:42 pm)
A number of automatic transmissions have a variable displacement ATF pump. The most obvious is the GM 6T70 which is the GM counterpart to the Ford Edge transmission since both transmissions were designed in a joint venture between GM and Ford. The GM 4L60 which came out in 1992 is also another example. Also transmissions made by GM for BMW, all have variable displacement ATF pumps. How do you know the Toyota U660E doesn't have one?
#3788 of 5646 Problems with Toyota Camry XLE 4cl 2007
Jul 26, 2007 (6:20 pm)
I purchased a 2007 Toyota Camry XLE V4. It has 2, 500 miles on it; but Iím experiencing some difficulties and I was wondering if someone was experience something similar:
1. The breaks: Itís making a weird noise, like something is stuck in it. Even when I brake softly.
2. The air filter. It goes off a lot, especially when I go from Auto to a lower fan speed.
3. Gas: It is averaging 20.4 miles per gallon. Also, it all the sites that Iíve gone, the tank seems to be 18.5 gallons capacity. Mine gets 15.5. The sticker on the car said 24/33. Even on the government website, fueleconomy.gov; the revised mileage for it is 24.5 mpg.
4. The defogger. It doesnít work very well, even if the fan is all the way up, it takes a long time to start clearing the back window.
5. It seems not aligned; the car goes to the left or to the right super fast.
6. The car stalls or idles completely if I drive in low speed (up to 40), instead of doing it gradually.
7. The wind-noise is very high. It seems like a window is open.
8. In 2 occasions it hesitated to start.
9. It is starting to have stronger vibrations when Iím in a red light or I stop the car. I expected that in years to come, not with less than 3, 000 miles.
10. Iím starting to feel a little overheating where the pedals are. Even if I put the AC down there.
11. In the back passenger door, down in the middle is always leaks a rusty liquid and leaves a mark on it. I can be easily be wiped down but I was wondering why it does it.
I know these are little minor things, but I want to make sure I donít want to know if someone else has experienced similar situations with the Camry XLE 2007.
#3789 of 5646 Re: 2007 toyota camry transmission flare [causeyfamily]
Jul 26, 2007 (7:44 pm)
Lemon law guidelines which means you need to have at least 4 attempt to fix the same problem. Make sure you have it documented as dealerships love to make 2 attempts seem like one attempts. In my case I only had two official attempts which I believe the Arbitrator already new the outcome before the meeting. Other than that I had a great case. If you have the 4 attempts documented from the dealership you have a great chance to win. Stick with the facts. Good Luck, buy the way I'm still trying to get Toyota to fix my car!
Jul 26, 2007 (8:01 pm)
I accidentally deleted part of my response to the arbitration. I lost my case primarily due to the Lemon law guidelines which the states use. It can vary from state to state though you need to have 4 attempt in most cases. Be sure to have it all documented. Toyota probably already knows if you have a case that will win or loose. Attempted fixes is the key. Also be careful with Lemon law layers that want money upfront.
Do your own research about the lemon law where you live. If you have a strong case you can win in Arbitration without paying upfront money. Good Luck
#3791 of 5646 Re: Problems with Toyota Camry XLE 4cl 2007 [herrim]
Jul 27, 2007 (2:13 pm)
herrim, sorry to hear about all these issues.
#1. There are two Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) regarding a front brake and rear brake squeek. (BR008-06 and BR010-06)
#5. There is a TSB related to the alignment pulling to one side. (ST005-01)
#6 & #9. I think these are related to TSB ED036-06 "Fuel in Evap System (Revised)"
#11. This may be related to TSB BO005-07 "Water Leak at Headliner or Floor Area (Revised)".
I have heard you can find these TSBs online for free. I subscribed to www.tundrasolutions.com. I pay a yearly fee and get access to all TSBs for all Toyotas and Lexus.
#3792 of 5646 Re: Noisy [stlpike07]
Jul 27, 2007 (7:25 pm)
I purchased it at a Toyota Dealer. There 648 miles on it. They discontinued $648 just for the mileage. They said that the car has been used as a loaner sometimes.
#3793 of 5646 Re: Problems with Toyota Camry XLE 4cl 2007 [herrim]
Jul 28, 2007 (6:07 am)
I have similar problems with my 2007 LE.
- My car pulls left all the time. I noticed this when my arm got tired trying to keep the car on the center all the time.
- The best mileage I had so far is 23mpg with 80% highway driving. I have 3700km on my car. I kept all the receipts from gas stations. 23mpg is the average of all so far. 24/33mpg does not seem to be right !!!
- When I stop on the lights the car hesitates to accelerate when I try to move it again. It uses the highest gear but the car does not take it and shakes. This is when the transmission is at D.
- At high speed, transmission again does not respond. It put me in very dangerous situations a few times when I was trying to merge in to the highway.
I am not going to be surprised if I see more problems. I wish I could read all the reviews before I bought this car. I just relied on my years of experience with my old Toyotas.
Toyota will probably correct some of the defects on camry after all these complaints. Then we will be debuggers who payed the full price to own this junk car.
#3794 of 5646 07 camry 4cyl-excessive oil consumption
Jul 28, 2007 (10:54 am)
I bought a new 2007 Camry XLE-4 cyl in 09/2006. 2 months later a warning sound (ding, ding, ding)would come on during braking and turning, then followed by a dash warning msg. "low engine oil pressure". Took it to the dealer, who simply changed the oil & filter. 2-3 months later, same thing happens again, back to the dealer, another oil change, but only 2 qts came out. Dealer can't find the problem. No external leaks, no smoke from tailpipe, no oily soot in tailpipe, it seems to consume 1 qt of motor oil every 1,000 miles.
#3795 of 5646 Re: 2007 Camry v6 [goldsuv]
Jul 28, 2007 (3:23 pm)
Access to techinfo.toyota.com
And keep in mind that engineers designing FWD automatic "transaxles" vs RWD automatic transmissions have a lot less space to work with. I keep wondering just how they have managed to fit a 3.5L V6, torque converter, diff'l, and a six speed automatic into the available "sideways" space.
#3796 of 5646 Re: 07 camry 4cyl-excessive oil consumption [wheelinwillie]
Jul 28, 2007 (5:11 pm)
broken / stuck pcv valve?