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#5629 of 5646 Check VSC System C1391 (2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid)
May 26, 2013 (1:31 pm)
My dash lit up like a Christmas tree about 9 am this morning. I was arriving to cook a brunch for some folks, so I just had to pull in and continue doing my thing. Afterwards I opened the manual to see what all this meant. (Stop the car!!! call Toyota and so on) Well it is Sunday on a holiday weekend. There is an autozone I my way home. They were open so I asked them to plug in the computer diagnostics thing. (by the way they do this for free, no purchase necessary, so do save yourself 100.00!) So, up came C1391, abnormal leak in accumulator.
So soon at home I go on line to investigate, uh oh!!! I am not the only one here!! Now this is the begining stages for me and after reading through forums, not looking gook. In the mean time for those of you dealing with this and from what I understand shelling out major dollars. This is for you...
http://www.checkvscsystem.com (post your story and issue)
Complaints, concerns and issues need to be directed to this site
After reading several posts, I do believe we have a problem here. Please check into this if you are having this same issue. It seems to be quite apparent. God speed to all
#5630 of 5646 2007 Camry water pump leakage.
Jun 01, 2013 (6:57 pm)
64000 miles water pump failed and gave to dealer for repair. While I was in dealer talked to few Toyota users and many of them had same problem.
Called Toyota USA and they are not accepting any design issues with water pump.
#5631 of 5646 Re: 2007 Camry water pump leakage. [leotsk]
Jun 01, 2013 (7:58 pm)
How much did the dealer charge you for the repair?
Is this a v-6?
What was the symptoms when pump failed?
I have a 07 v-6 with 71,000 miles. I have had numerous problems with my Camry including alternator but water pump still ok for now.
Toyota should back these water pumps with a better warranty. I have never opened a car where pump fails with the mileage you have.
I hope you can get resolve through the dealership or get it fixed through a outside shop that would do it cheaper.
#5632 of 5646 Re: 2007 Camry water pump leakage. [chuck28]
Jun 01, 2013 (8:51 pm)
I also have a 2007 Camry 4cly CE that had a failed water pump (slight leak) at 74,000mi. At that time, the dealer deemed that it was not a substantial enough leak although there's some splash of red stuff at the insulator underneath the hood (they want to see an actual drip to replace it) so good thing we had the 100,000 service warranty. Brought it to a different shop and had them replace the water pump with a toyota oem pump. 140,000mi now and have no leaks so far (knock on wood).
#5633 of 5646 Re: 2007 Camry water pump leakage. [leotsk]
Jun 23, 2013 (7:37 pm)
I had a 2007 Camry that I bought new, 4 cylinder. The water pump had to be replaced at 40,000 miles.
#5635 of 5646 2007 Toyota Camry, 4 Cylinder
Jun 23, 2013 (7:46 pm)
I had a 2007 Toyota Camry that I bought new. After I had it about one year I rolled up the front passenger window and the, window just fell out of the channel. Shortly after that I had a lot of trouble with the tire pressure monitoring system which finally resulted in having the computer replaced. At 40,000 miles I had the water pump replaced. I traded the car off at 72,000 miles for a 2011 Prius. I have had the Prius for two years and 30,000 miles. No problems at all with it.
#5636 of 5646 Re: 2007 Toyota Camry, 4 Cylinder [kadena]
Jun 24, 2013 (8:08 am)
The 2007 was the first year of a new design. I try to avoid any maker's first year of a new design for the reasons you listed, but CR does list it as having a few problem areas, and one of them is the water pump. Window and TPMS does not show up very frequently as problems for the 2007, either in CR or on the Internet.
#5637 of 5646 2013 smart key wont unlock/lock
Jun 29, 2013 (5:18 am)
I can't unlock/lock door when I grasp or touch the door handle. I have to manually push the button on the smartkey. Any help?
#5638 of 5646 vvti hose defect - car dead in water
Jul 04, 2013 (4:42 am)
We have a 2007 Camry with 40,000 miles on it. Due to a defect in this oil hose, a leak developed in this hose and almost all of the oil leaked out of the engine. No warning light went on. We noticed abnormal noises coming out of the engine and brought the car to our local mechanic. We spent $400 with them as they diagnosed and tried to fix the problem. Unfortunately after spending this money they are unable to get the car to start. It is very likely the car has suffered substantial engine damage and any future diagnosis and repairs could result in thousands of dollars or repairs.
This defect has resulted in catastrophic failure to the engine of our car. Presently our car is inoperable and sitting in our parking lot. We are not in a position to spend money to fix a problem that is clearly due to bad design and inferior parts by Toyota. In doing extensive research on the Internet, we found out this is a known defect with this oil hose. This is clearly the fault of Toyota and not us and many other Toyota customers.
Not only that, we had been bringing this car to your dealership for regular service. Why at some point in time did the dealer not inform us and replace the defective part before it resulted in catastrophic failure of our car’s engine? This problem was unbeknownst to us but certainly was a known issue by Toyota.
Hopeful that Toyota would do the right thing and assess and fix our car at no cost to us, we called Toyota USA. They told us to call our local dealer. We called Penn Toyota. Although sympathetic to our cause, they told us he was not in a position to help us and we should call Toyota USA. We called Toyota USA again and they told us that since there was no official recall and our car is out of warranty that they would not do anything without us paying. We spent $22,000 on this car which is now worth nothing to us because of poor design and inferior parts. This should be on Toyota to fix on their dime, not ours.
I have been posting on Toyota USA Facebook page to let other people know about this and put some pressure on Toyota, first they were deleting my posts and now they have taken away my ability to post on their page. Quite ironic to me on the 4th of July a massive corporation is censoring me. Toyota’s refusal to do the right thing here is outrageous.
Beware other Camry owners of this problem. It is also a problem with other Toyota models.