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#71 of 113 New Engine at 21,000 miles??
Mar 27, 2008 (2:22 pm)
Okay...nightmare time. I brought my 2007 Camry Hybrid to the dealer for the 20k oil change. When I got out of the car the techs asked me, "What is that 'ticking' noise?" Never having heard it before I said, "I dont know". The tech checked the oil shook his head and said..we need to have a look. 15 minutes later they tell me I need a rental car. The tech calls me later that afternoon and says - "we don't know why - but there is metal in the bearings and you need a new engine." I bought the car five months ago. I changed the oil every 5,000 miles. A NEW ENGINE? They told me Toyota would take care of it. Anyone else having this "PROBLEM"?
#72 of 113 Re: New Engine at 21,000 miles?? [kent16]
Mar 27, 2008 (3:00 pm)
Hey, look at the bright side:
You got a new engine when your car already had 20,000 miles on it !!
I say have a Par-TAY !!!! You get 36K more miles of warranty coverage on the new engine, I'm sure.
P.S. Never have heard of this issue happening to a 2007 TCH before.
#73 of 113 Re: New Engine at 21,000 miles?? [larsb]
Mar 27, 2008 (5:43 pm)
You are right about that - I hope. I certainly will push for a 36k warranty on the new engine.
Apr 26, 2008 (11:19 am)
Does anybody know how to change out the filter. I cannot seem to find it in the manuel. I look under engine, air, filter and all I can find is AC filter.
#75 of 113 Re: Problem with ICE not turning off [hybridriver]
Jul 09, 2009 (5:29 am)
This forum really is helpful.
Have my 08TCH for a little over 2 months and I have always wondered why, after using the EV mode for a long stretch, it kept trying to force the ICE on. What you say makes perfect sense.
Was getting frustrated because I thought everytime I let off the gas below 40mph it should go to EV, but sometimes it did not. Now, when I think how long it has been between the ICE running, it makes more sense. The catalytic converter would cool down after a while. Wish the car would tell you when it was the culprit for turning on the ICE rather than your lead foot.
BTW I am averaging 43mpg (5.5 l/100km for canadians) with my car doing 80% city / 20% highway. Very satisfied with the efficency for such a large car.
#76 of 113 Throttle Sensativity
Jul 09, 2009 (5:42 am)
When I am on EV mode, sometimes when I hit a bump in the road or a sewer, the car tries to startup the ICE. I suspect that I am varying the throttle when being jostled around and it's reacting to that input. I also find it hard to feather the throttle to stay in EV mode, especially at low speeds, without the ICE wanting to join the party as well.
Is there an adjustment to the car to allow more give to the throttle. Would prefer that if I feather the throttle, it stays in EV, if I press harder on the throttle, it brings ICE on. Seems to be hard to figure out how much throttle you have to work with before ICE gets involved. I think different modes give you different sensativities.
#77 of 113 Re: Problem with ICE not turning off [canucktch]
Jul 13, 2009 (6:04 am)
BTW The battery was still charged but the engine was coming on. My drive home from work is unique as it is almost all downgrade, so you use ICE to get up to speed and EV after that.
#78 of 113 Re: Throttle Sensativity [canucktch]
Jul 15, 2009 (6:29 am)
I doubt any adjustment is possible. It's a good idea though. Some transmissions offer an adjustment of shift points to allow for driver preferences. Hybrids might gain a little extra mileage if shift points between systems reflected specific driving conditions.
#79 of 113 2009 Camry hybrid engine failure
Oct 15, 2009 (10:13 am)
Our 2009 Camry Hybrid with 90,000 miles (it's a taxi) completely froze up while driving on the freeway. We had it towed in and the mechanic at Toyota quickly said it was due to "poor maintenance" despite the fact that we regularly had the oil changed and any other routine repair. There were metal shavings in the engine and we're going to have to replace it at great cost. The timing chain was intact. Does any one have any ideas on what might have caused this? Reading other problems posted for this model, could they have caused the engine failure eventually? It's hard to compare to other posted problems because few 2009's have such high mileage. I'd be grateful for any ideas.
#80 of 113 Re: 2009 Camry hybrid engine failure [taxigirl]
Oct 15, 2009 (11:17 am)
Since the car is a commercial vehicle, it is not covered under warranty, so I don't know why the dealer would be so quick to try and make the failure your fault. Has there been any identification of the failure? What failed? The engine seized (oil pump failure?) ? ECU failed and shut down the system? Battery system failure?
A lot more info is required before anyone can make a knowledgeable reply.
Please keep us posted.