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Toyota Camry Hybrid, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
Hearing some strange noises and can't figure out whatthey are? This is the place to start your investigation.
#109 of 148 Re: squeak in passenger side dash (07 Camry Hybrid) [sibbald]
Jun 20, 2008 (3:55 am)
Great to hear! My dealer in the U.S. didn't want to do the service bulletin work at first because it involved taking out the dash, replacing the clamps and re-insulating. But what a difference after they did the work!! My 07 SE-V6 is now as quiet and smooth as a Toyota should be. Cheers,
#110 of 148 Chirping sound from the rear battery air vent
Jul 22, 2008 (4:19 pm)
We purchased a 2008 Camry Hybrid in October which just recently turned 7000 miles. A few days ago, we began to hear a high-pitched chirping noises when hitting small and large bumps in the road. Though the noises were apparently coming from the interior battery air vent, the fact they were made as we drove over bumps made me suspect they were related to the suspension or shocks. We didn't begin to hear them until we had driven about 60 miles, and the next day didn't hear them in the morning but they returned in the afternoon. Has anyone else experienced anything similar? I'm taking it into the dealer tomorrow but assume they won't hear anything.
#111 of 148 Re: squeak in passenger side dash (07 Camry Hybrid) [orbiter]
Jul 23, 2008 (2:48 am)
Thank you for this detailed info. I have been having the squeaks and was wondering what to do about these..
More importantly, the OEM tires on my car wore out at 19,000 miles, and I am completely baffled. I had replaced OEM tires on my last camry (2000) at 44,000 miles, and I own a 2005 Sienna with 33,000 miles, and still another 10,000 miles to go on the tires before they need replacement.
Additionally I was getting my maintenence work done at "the largest toyota dealer in Wisconsin" and a few weeks earlier, I went for a tire rotation, and noticed they did not rotate the tires as thay claimed they did, and charged me (one of the tires have crub rash-part of winter driving). I also noticed all the tires are more worn on the outside, than the inside, and the dealer (who has been rotating these tires) never mentioned anything ever.
At this point, my question is is there any oint in going back to the dealer and complaining, or I should just suck it up? Also I would like the thoughts of other members of this forum as to what they think aobut writing to Toyota about the poor quality of these tires..
Anyoned else had similar experiences?
#112 of 148 Re: squeak in passenger side dash (07 Camry Hybrid) [stj4]
Jul 24, 2008 (2:11 am)
Yeah, I'd go back to the dealer and point out the work they didn't do. It could have been a mistake. At least get back the money you paid. If the tires were worn rotating them may have been pointless anyway.
Sure, write Toyota about the OEM tires. They didn't get to be #1 by ignoring their customers.
#113 of 148 Re: squeak in passenger side dash (07 Camry Hybrid) [stj4]
Jul 26, 2008 (5:48 am)
Guess I was fortunate that my dealer put Michelin's on my car as they lasted over 44,000 miles before I changed them for another set of Michelin's. My dealer was having a 4 for 3 tire promotion. With installation it came out $60 more than if I purchased 4 from tirerack.com and had them installed.
Called them back and said if you can drop the price $60 I would have them install it... they agreed.
#114 of 148 Re: squeak in passenger side dash (07 Camry Hybrid) [plknj]
Jul 28, 2008 (4:34 am)
I've had the same experience - the dealer will match tire rack price to get your business. Take the tire rack quote to the service manager and he/she will work with you.
I have 22K on my '07 Camry SE, Michelins in great shape and still have many miles to go on them. I rotate every 5K miles.
#115 of 148 Toyota Camry Hybrid Rear Window Vent Rattling
Jan 21, 2009 (8:23 am)
Love my new TCH, have it for 9 months now, you get what you expect from Toyota! Started to use my aux/mp3 player recently and the sound is incredible. However, the rear window vent rattles with the base even at normal levels. Did anyone else have this issue and if so, what was the fix?
#116 of 148 Re: squeak in passenger side dash (07 Camry Hybrid) [orbiter]
Jan 22, 2009 (11:27 am)
I live in North Texas. Bought my 07 Camry Hybrid in April of 2007. Ever since I have had the car, there are squeeks,rattles, clunks.They did replace the side door panel on the passenger side(I did not even hear that one). Replaced rubber molding on my driver side and replaced the groove that has the sunroof. Every time I take it to a dealer, they NEVER hear the noises. One dealer refused to even attempt unless he could hear a rattle(that dearler was 45 miles away). Just took it back, they showed me the paperwork that had been done on it. Everything that came out in the press releases had been done. However, he is ordering all new replacement molding for the dash and clips. Should be here next week. At least they are trying. If this does not work, I am selling the car. I have had enough as my husband has too. I do love the car, but something is terribly wrong with it. I did have a 97 Avalon XLS and it never had these problems. I guess I am going with GM after this.
#117 of 148 Problem with 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid - need help contacting Toyota
Feb 10, 2009 (4:35 pm)
I'm not looking for a diagnosis per say (though suggestions would be helpful), but how would everyone recommend to address this with Toyota.
I have a ~7k mile Camry Hyrbid purchased in 5/08. It's been doing well until two days ago when I stopped abruptly (ABS engaged) but no accident and all of a sudden the car makes a new noise.
The noise is a higher pitched whine ONLY when the gas and electric motor are both engaged at higher RPMS (I'm guessing around 3000-4000 as there is no tachometer).
I've run it by the service tech who says it is a "normal" sound. I've been driving my car for 7k miles and I can tell you 100% for sure this is not a normal sound. I"m at an impasse with the dealer and would like to escalate it to the next level as I'm extremely frustrated.
Does anyone have a good resource for contacting Toyota on a more corporate or regional level other than the "Customer Experience Center" at 1-800-331-4331? I'm in Philadelphia, PA.
#118 of 148 Re: Problem with 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid - need help contacting Toyota [alanmiller]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Feb 11, 2009 (4:45 am)
I'm guessing since you haven't gone above the dealer level yet, that the first thing that's going to happen is that you'll be sent back to the dealer no matter who you call.
And while I understand your concern that it's not a normal sound, you have to consider the possibility that it is and that you're simply now aware of it. I have the same sensitivity to changes sounds in my vehicles and it drives me crazy at times. Get the car checked out and it gets a clean bill of heath, so I eventually come to grips with the need to not focus on it. (Although I still worry a bit)
From your description of "running it by" the service tech, it sounds like that was on the order of taking a ride in it and him saying it's normal. Since you said the event involved the ABS, that would be my starting point.