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Toyota Camry, Sedan
#4963 of 5646 Re: My 2007 camry is "lemon" [jwesterfield]
Jan 07, 2010 (3:09 am)
I have a 2007 with the V6 and had all kinds of problems with my transmission similar to yours and slipping too. I went through the reprograming and sensor trial and errors with the dealer. I called Toyota directly out of CA and got them involved with the dealer here in FL. Found out that Toyota had around a 3% failure on transmissions for this car on the first productions and then fixed the issue moving forward. Check the month/year on your 2007 Camry and see if it was built in late 2006. If so you probably fall into that % mix like me. My 2007 was built in 10/06. I got Toyota to put in a brand new transmission on mine. This was two years ago and I only had around 6000 miles. Google TSBs or ask your dealer to look up a TSB on this particular year of Camry. Basically there is/was a silent recall on these first run productions on units built in late 2006. Toyota will only address on a case by case basis.
#4964 of 5646 Re: My 2007 camry is "lemon" [jwesterfield]
Jan 07, 2010 (1:23 pm)
All states are different in the Lemon Law and most states are for only one year. I suggest you go to your states government web page and punch in Lemon Law and see what your states rules are. After you do find out it may or may not be to your advantage to use it as even if you win they just don't take the car back and give you all you paid for it. There are monthly rent payments for the time you had it, so much per mile when over and done it may be cheaper to sell it and start over. If the Lemon Law was the golden goose more people would use it. It can be a life saver for sevire problems but some are better left to other means. I also think you will find that more people lose their lemon law cases than win. Remember Toyota has a bottomless billfold.
#4965 of 5646 Bluetooth/iPhone pairing problem
Jan 08, 2010 (6:03 am)
I am very frustrated with the Bluetooth quality and pairing, and wanted to see if anyone knows of a solution (my communication system has already been replaced once). I have an iPhone 3G. When the Camry pairs with the iPhone, the quality I get coming in in exemplary; however, no one can hear me! They say I sound echo-y, or I cut in and out. My friends and family have begged me to stop using it.
That was an easy decision, since the Camry will not stay paired with the iPhone! Sometimes it loses its connection after I turn the car off the first time, sometimes it takes a couple of times . . . but it has never stayed paired. I used to have a Razor phone, and did not have the pairing issue previously (although I had the same quality issues).
Does anyone know of any solutions to the outgoing sound quality issues on the Camry phone system, and/or know how to keep an iPhone paired?
Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks.
#4966 of 5646 Re: Bluetooth/iPhone pairing problem [amorrow0]
Jan 08, 2010 (9:42 am)
Bluetooth in cars and cellphones seem to be the topic at one time or another on all the forums with vehicles that have bluetooth. The Iphone seems to be a big one on not working in some and no to bad to good and in a few cases great. Some Auto makers have a list of phones that they say will work with their bluetooth so anyone thinking of a new phone should contact their vehicle maker to see what works and what don't. Maybe in a few years things will get better. When USB first came out on computers I can remember them not being all that relieable and now they are becoming an option/standard on some new vehicles and people are complaining that not all thumb drives work or work everytime. At least with those we are now only talking about 10 to 20 bucks in most cases but the point is that all new technology there is going to be a learning curve so maybe you could contact Toyota and see if they have come out with any software updates that could help. My wife just got a new Fusion Hybrid with Sync and there is a website I have gone to that you download sync software updates into your thumb drive and I plug it into the usb port in the center console and go to a screen on the nav screen and push the button to update Sync. I have went from 2.9 in Oct. to 3 and a couple weeks back to 3.1 so I do have to give Ford credit for what they are doing to keep the customer updated. We even bought a new LG LCD TV for Xmas that has a ethernet plug on the back to get some simple internet and it has sutomatically updated the software in the TV 2 times since we got it in DEc. Maybe this will become the wave of the future on our cars, plug them into the internet and it will update the computer in the car. I read that Ford is going to start using WiFi next year so maybe that will be the start and force all the other companies to follow suit. Anyway, good luck on your hunt for a answer.
#4967 of 5646 White dust from ac vents
Jan 08, 2010 (12:07 pm)
I have an 08 camry that started emitting a white dust that has covered the dash and doors for the last month. The dealer has acknowledge that there is a bulletin from Toyota concerning this problem. I am waiting for the dealer to call me about fixing, as the warranty has expired. My concern is what is breathing this dust doing to me. I wear contacts and the dust is irritating my eyes and I am only getting a few days use of my contacts verses a month without the dust.
#4968 of 5646 Re: White dust from ac vents [tba19]
Jan 08, 2010 (12:35 pm)
That white "dust" is either the anti-microbial, fungicidal chemical, embedded at the factory in the porus coating of the A/C evaporator vanes, or the porus nylon coating itself disintegrating after hundreds of "washings" of the ~10,000 square inches of evaporator vane surface area.
You might ask the dealer for an MSDS form required of our government when any chemical is used in a manner wherein human metabolism will be exposed.
Lexus temporarily discontinued this practice, using an anti-bacterial chemical coating to combat the mold and mildew odor, back in ~'93 when it was discovered that they had not filed the appropriate MSDS.
#4969 of 5646 2007 Camry water pump failure
Jan 12, 2010 (7:51 pm)
Just a heads up to 2007 Camry owners. Water pump just failed 27K miles. Had it towed to dealer and fixed under warranty. Apparently, according to MSN auto research, this is a common problem with the 07's. About to trade this in and get a '10 4Runner. Good Luck!
#4970 of 5646 Re: 2007 Camry water pump failure [da1977]
Jan 12, 2010 (9:02 pm)
We have a 07 Camry XLE we bought used in Nov. 08 with 39K. The water pump had to be replaced, because of a small leak found during the safety inspection, when getting the oil changed. It was covered by the warranty and didn't take long for the repair.
#4971 of 5646 Re: 2007 Camry water pump failure [da1977]
Jan 13, 2010 (3:28 am)
50K and no problems here.
The good news is replacing the waterpump is quick and cheap on a 4 cylinder, if there somehow is a problem. Unfortunately though, on a 6 cylinder they have to pull the engine, so that would be a big ticket repair.