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#79 of 113 2009 Camry hybrid engine failure
Oct 15, 2009 (11:13 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 (12:17 pm)
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.
#81 of 113 Re: 2009 Camry hybrid engine failure [taxigirl]
Oct 15, 2009 (2:16 pm)
How often was the oil changed and what grade oil was used?
#82 of 113 hybrid system failure throttle body error code
Nov 04, 2009 (6:51 pm)
my 2007 hybrid camry had to hybrid system malfunction light come on. It worked on battery power had to pull off the road and by turning the car off and on car worked normal but engine light and malfunction warning stayed on. 1000 miles prior to this I had taken it to the dealer for an oil change. At that time they recommended, strongly, a fuel injection cleaning , insisting it was recommended by toyota. I did not recall it in the manual and with modern engines and fuel it is a useless recommendation.
They told my wife the fuel injectors were "gummed up". When I called back they said the fuel injection cleaning would help since they got a throttle body error code. the engine has never had a problem, no acceleration or running issues. ran great after restarting the car.
what do you think?
they cleared the codes , car runs fine , no error codes after test drive.
I asked them to flash the computer but they did not understand how to do this
#83 of 113 Re: hybrid system failure throttle body error code [valhallacamry]
Nov 05, 2009 (5:15 pm)
Take your car to another Dealer or mechanic!!!!!!!!!!!! The throttle body is the part of the air intake system that controls the amount of air flowing into the engine, in response to driver accelerator pedal input. This does not explain why you had a hybrid malfunction light and there should have been a code recorded on the cars computer for the dealer to diagnose. How many miles are on the car?
#84 of 113 Re: hybrid system failure throttle body error code [snaab93se1]
Nov 05, 2009 (8:28 pm)
thank you for the info. 56,000 miles now
#85 of 113 Re: hybrid system failure throttle body error code [snaab93se1]
Nov 05, 2009 (8:32 pm)
56000 miles I had just taken it in at 55000 miles when they tried to sell the fuel injector cleaning! of course I declined. now they want to sell it again to help the throttle body error code they said they got.
#86 of 113 Re: hybrid system failure throttle body error code [snaab93se1]
Nov 06, 2009 (4:08 pm)
got 2 error codes
p2103 and p2111
#87 of 113 Re: hybrid system failure throttle body error code [valhallacamry]
Nov 07, 2009 (8:27 am)
P2103 throttle activator control motor circuit high
p2111 throttle activator control system stuck open
look up"electronic throttle control" on wikipedia for a detailed explaination on how this part works
#88 of 113 Prius Idle problems
Nov 09, 2009 (8:46 am)
I have a 2005 Prius with 142,000 miles on it. About a week ago I got a check engine light and brought it to my local dealership here in Annapolis. The error code is P0505. The recommended a host of work that did not make sense to me. I then took it to a local mechanic and he pulled the codes again and one came up that the hybrid system was not communicating. He cleaned the throttle body and then the engined started reving as it never has before. He said there is a chance that the car will need a new throttle body. I was also informed that there are some big problems with Toyota's electronic throttle bodies. I appreciate input. Car has been well maintained with oil changed every 5000 miles.