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#4811 of 5646 Re: 2007 transmission problems [vizyo]
Jun 08, 2009 (8:21 pm)
I had the same low speed (especially slowing to a stop on hills) transmission issue which hesitated and jerked into a lower gear in my 07 Camry XLE (6-cyl w/6-spd). There was a service bulletin for this issue and they said they fixed, but haven't tried it on the hill where it seems to happen. There is 24K miles on my car and bought it new. I have one of the first new Camry's w/6-spd trans and had to have the transmission and torque converter replaced at 2000 miles. TMC USA were very good to work with and in the end had them repair and they gave me 7-year bumper-to-bumper Platinum warranty. This extended warranty makes me feel better as I've had the car in the shop a few times for several things, like a bad switch in the sun roof (stuck open the first time I used it) and some other minor things.
Another oddity is that I had a creaking sound deep in the dash on the passenger side. They took out the entire dash and found a bad weld, so they fixed the weld and put it back together. No more noise so far, but just picked it up today and just drove home.
It's a really nice, fast and comfortable car, but guess I have long-term concerns about quality and reliability, which are the reasons I bought a Toyota in the first place. My 1998 Ford F150 truck has been absolutely flawless with 98K miles, so seems like American car quality has surpassed Japanese or at least Toyota? Maybe this will be the last repair to my 07 Camry? We'll see...
#4812 of 5646 Re: Noise when turning wheels at zero or very low speed [silverbullet10]
Jun 11, 2009 (10:10 am)
I have the exact problem as you mentioned. I am at 35k and still under warranty. I noticed the noise from the steering when I was getting out of my garage at about 25k or before that. I have mentioned it to the Toyota service guys during the last 3 oil changes and they did not find anything. Any ideas suggestions for me. Was your problem fixed ? Please let me know when you get a chance.
#4813 of 5646 2007 camry jerking
Jun 17, 2009 (7:17 am)
Thanks so much for the information. I felt hopeless with my Camry jerking. I'm a back patient and I just hated it. I'm so happy to know that there is something that can be done with it. my car went to the shop today. It's still under 3 year warranty, so maybe I've caught this in time. Also, my seatbelt off light came on Sunday and stayed on. Then, when I drove it to the shop, it was off??? I have hope that all these problems will be taken care of now. Mostly, the jerking of the car when you step on the gas. Thanks so much. Elaine
#4814 of 5646 Why does my 2007 camary still smell
Jun 15, 2009 (2:15 pm)
The car has smelt musty from the day we purchased it. 2007 camary GLE. It all came to a head about a month ago when the passenger side of the car was saturated with water after. The Dealer tried to side step but once I brought Toyota Corp on board they changed their tune. They had my car for over 30 days replaced the carpet and sent it out to a secondary place to recondition the interior. Cut to the chase still smells. Now the smell isof a chemical nature which sits in the back of your throat and gives you a headche if you drive with the windows closed. If anyone has shared a similar problem any feedback will help. Also I'm concerned now that this may become so sort of health problem. I will be speaking to Toyota corp. Tomorrow, any advice?
#4815 of 5646 Re: Why does my 2007 camary still smell [07camaryguy]
Jun 15, 2009 (3:56 pm)
They need to find where the water is leaking into the vehicle.
Moon roof, moon roof drains, window/door seals, drain holes in the bottom of the doors clogged, drain holes in the area below the front windshield clogged, leaking heater core, trunk seal defective, etc, etc.
#4818 of 5646 Re: Why does my 2007 camary still smell [07camaryguy]
Jun 23, 2009 (2:03 pm)
They do buybacks!!!!! Did it years ago with GM after 26k miles, no lawyers, they never drove the car, sent the dealer a check, and bought another Intrigue, cost $600 to drive the car..Steering and brake issues, car ran like a dream..Do not take the Arbitration route, waste of time..
Played golf with some employees of the Southeastern Toyota Distributor back in the early 2000s, and they had many buybacks at their location..In retrospect, this was during the time frame when they built outstanding cars, so we were told.
Never owned any Asian car, and the only Toyota I would buy is the V-6 SE, for the std Toyota suspension is sloppy and gets really loosey/goosey with age..My acquaintance has a 2002 XLE w/4 banger only 77k miles and ,in excellent condition, but the struts are shot, however a/c is solid, no smell, driving position is horrible, gas mileage okay, and it gets an oil change every 5k..150hp engine moving a 3400# car is no ball-of-fire, but it goes from point A to B..Good car for a senior citizen..
Toyota has cheapen their cars dating back to last model redesign which was either 2006 or 2007..They have lost the quality edge to Honda and some other Korean upstarts..
Detroit cars have issues also, and after owning 41 Big 3 creations plus 2 German they have given lots of pleasure with some dispair at times..
Enjoy your cars for under the current Washington quidelines our love affair with the car will end with misery on wheels, and maybe you will think the next time you cast your ballot...
#4819 of 5646 Re: Noise when turning wheels at zero or very low speed [sdizdabest]
Jun 27, 2009 (9:11 am)
I managed to convince my dealer to change the power-steering pump under warranty last Oct, but the noise is still there till today. Before that, we test drove both 4- and 6-cyl new lot and none of them show the noise. I decide not to pursue it further. Strangely enough, mine does not occur until the engine gets hotter, and it's most noticable when the a/c is on during the summer, but you heard it when the engine is cold. I sugggest you talk to the service advisor, and both of you test drive your car vs. the new car on the lot to convince him look further into the problem. Gd luck and let us know what you find
#4820 of 5646 Re: 2007 TOYOTA CAMRY STEERING ISSUE [pholland]
Jun 30, 2009 (4:41 am)
Mine does the exactly the same thing! It truly drives me crazy because I have taken it to two dealerships, and furthermore have taken it to Tire Kingdom here in my town who I have found to be very excellent at finding problems. Nothing....no one can find out what makes my 07 Camry shimmy at 70 and beyond. I am considering trading this car in. This is my 4th Camry.....all others have been wonderful. My 03 Camry XLE (also a 4 cylinder) drives way better than the 07.
I am truly disgusted with only 23000 miles on this 07 which is loaded to the gill with the liquicell leather and other nice features.....I don't want to keep it.