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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.
#99 of 148 Re: squeak in passenger side dash (07 Camry Hybrid) [tsy]
Jan 11, 2008 (1:30 pm)
I have the same problem with my 08 TCH. If the temp drops in the 40's or below, it seems like the dash (I think it's the dash) creaks like crazy. The other day when it was in the 60's - no noise. Very frustrating, especially because I can't tell exactly where it's coming from. This is my first Toyota after many Chevy's and I'm pretty bummed about the noises. One of the main reasons I bought the Toyota was for the "fit and finish" but so far it is no better than GM.
#100 of 148 Re: squeak in passenger side dash (07 Camry Hybrid) [wmoliver1]
Jan 12, 2008 (11:11 am)
I have had my TCH since July, 2007. I love the car, but have also had rattles in the dash that have been driving me crazy. But, there is now a fix!! After the third visit to try and fix the rattles that seemed to be coming from the center of the dash, about mid point at the top, I received a call from my dealer's service department. Toyota finally acknowledged that there is, indeed, a rattle issue, and has issued a service bulletin. The bulletin number is: NV008-07. It is specific to certain VIN numbers, and mine was included. (My car was built in Japan, but it may include US built cars as well.) The issue is that in assembling the dash, Toyota used plastic clips that snapped together. The fit wasn't tight enough, so it could rattle, especially in cold weather. The repair requires "Noise Kit #08231-00801", and "Wind Noise Kit #08231-00810". Toyota allowed the dealer 4.5 hours for the repair (under warranty), and it took almost six hours of their time to accomplish. It requires virtually the complete disassembly of the dash. The car is now back together, and there isn't a squeak or rattle anywhere in the car, even over the really bumpy rutted roads we get here in northern Wisconsin in the winter time. There is also no wind noise, but I never had that problem in the first place. I did have a squeak in the shift console about a year ago, which they fixed it as a known issue. I did get rid of my Bridgestone Turanza EL400 OEM tires, which wore out at 29K, with incredible road noise, and replaced them with Yokohama Avid TRZ tires. Now, my TCH has 32K miles, rides like a dream, is as quiet as a church, and after keeping meticulous records for all those miles, have averaged 37.102 MPG. Hope this helps anyone with noise issues in what is otherwise a marvelous vehicle. Good luck!
#101 of 148 Re: squeak in passenger side dash (07 Camry Hybrid) [orbiter]
Jan 13, 2008 (2:03 am)
Thanks for the info! I'll give it a try. My car was built in Japan as well, I was actually hoping it would be built better than the first cars coming out of Kentucky, but it hasn't been the case. I'm beginning to think the fit and finish in the new GM cars is better than this Camry! Certainly the last Hyundai I rode in was put together better than my car.
Well, hopefully they'll fix this- I heard a new buzzing sound above my left ear today- they just keep coming!
#102 of 148 Dash rattles on 07 Camry SE-V6
Apr 03, 2008 (6:42 am)
Interesting to read your comments about the rattles on the hybrid model. I have suffered similar issues with my 07 SE, an annoyance on an otherwise great car. It's worse in cold weather. Dealer hesitant to employ service pack (I mentioned this to them after reading these posts - great information here!!) as it requires taking apart the whole dash. They've replaced the plastic clips mentioned in this series of posts. So far so good, but the weather is also warmer! Now the moonroof also rattles. Car only has 14K miles on it.
I've owned several Toyotas and this is my second Camry. I'm usually impressed with the build quality but this Camry is a disappointment. Wish I had bought one of the new Malibus instead, for less money.
#103 of 148 Re: Dash rattles on 07 Camry SE-V6 [pacamry1]
Apr 08, 2008 (11:48 am)
I just had the dash done. The had to take apart the whole dashboard and replace some clips and put in some foam insulation. Finally, after a year, no dash rattles!
Unfortunately, now I can hear rattles from the B pillars and the center console squeak!
While I am happy with the car as a whole, I too am disappointed with Toyota's quality control. I hope Toyota watches their backs because they're going to be passed by Hyundai!!!!
#104 of 148 clips and new insulation needed
Apr 08, 2008 (12:14 pm)
Update to my previous post, I had to have the dash taken out and new insulation put in. Dealer was hesittant to do it, but after two days when other fixes didn't work they finally did the repair. No noise - Finally!! Quality fit and finish on interior of my 07 camry is worst I have seen in five Toyotas I have owned. Toyota had better get a handle on this.
#105 of 148 Re: squeak in passenger side dash (07 Camry Hybrid) [orbiter]
Apr 14, 2008 (8:27 am)
Is there a way to get the Vin#s that were included in the service bulletin?
#107 of 148 Thumps on roof
Jun 08, 2008 (10:26 am)
My THC has 35k miles with no problems, but yesterday while driving a steady 60mph I heard two loud thumps seemingly from the roof. There were no cars or trucks anywhere near me, so I stopped and looked at the roof and trunk; no dents. No change in driving. I continued on and an hour later as I sat in downtown traffic, not moving, it happened again; two loud thumps very close together seemingly from the roof area. I had nothing in the trunk or back seat. Now that it has happened twice, I am nervous; once driving, once sitting still. Could it be a battery problem? Still no change in driving ability or mileage.
#108 of 148 Re: squeak in passenger side dash (07 Camry Hybrid) [orbiter]
Jun 19, 2008 (7:19 pm)
Thankyou so much! I have a July 2007 Hybrid (Japan built) and love the car. The only problem is the dash squeaks and rattles that are so annoying. Today I decided to search my favour site, Edmonds and came up with this post. I called my dealer (I'm in Canada) and they first denied any knowledge of this service bulletin. I wasn't rude but they must have got the message that I wasn't happy b/c a short time later I received a phone call from the service manager. They now acknowledge this service bulletin and my car qualifies. I hope to have the work done within the next month. I purchased out of town due to the wait list. Thanks again, I would not have had any idea without your help! Cheers, Tom - Victoria