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Toyota Camry Hybrid, Hybrid Cars, Engine, Sedan
#88 of 113 Prius Idle problems
Nov 09, 2009 (7:46 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.
#89 of 113 Re: Prius Idle problems [priusrlk]
Nov 09, 2009 (8:01 am)
thanks for the input
I found out this weekend they did not open the throttle body as they should have to inspect it. they did check the electronics of it and working fine.
car is running fine, never did have idle issues etc.
they did say it could have carbon build up in throttle body.
is that possible?
#90 of 113 Re: Prius Idle problems [valhallacamry]
Nov 09, 2009 (9:08 am)
The mechanic this morning open the throttle body and clean it. To me it did not look that dirty and he agreed. He feels that he has to test it a lot more to determine the exact problems now. The engine is now revving when it should be off at at stop. The concern is the electronic throttle body is not communicating to the hybrid synergy drive. Plus now I have read stories of cars accelerating suddenly to speeds of excess of 90mph.
#91 of 113 Sudden Acceeration
Nov 20, 2009 (7:58 am)
Toyota is claiming the sudden accelerations are due to floor mats getting stuck under the accelerator. Lots of people who had this happen DID NOT have floor mats under the accelerator. It reminds me of Audi which had a similar problem, claiming "driver error".
I got a preliminary recall notice telling me to remove my floor mats until further notice. I do not believe floor mats are the problem.
#92 of 113 Camry will stop running while driving
Feb 06, 2010 (9:16 am)
I have a 2009 camry hybrid and it will stop running while driving. I loose all power. All the gauges go dark then turn back on with no warning lights lite. It has happened 7 times in the past 3 months. I have to pull over and restart and everything will be fine. I have had it into the dealer 3 times. They tell me that they can not find anything wrong. There is no codes to be found. This is a very dangerous situation. Please help!!!!
#93 of 113 Re: Camry will stop running while driving [eng5hfd]
Feb 06, 2010 (1:01 pm)
Go to a different dealer. You are right this is dangerous. It may be something as simple as a bad connection at the 12V battery, but it needs to be fixed. Your warranty is honoured at any Toyota dealer in North America, take advantage of that and don't patronize a dealer that isn't working for you.
#94 of 113 Re: Camry will stop running while driving [cdn_tch]
Feb 06, 2010 (4:07 pm)
They have checked all conections
#95 of 113 Re: Camry will stop running while driving [eng5hfd]
Feb 06, 2010 (9:17 pm)
I suspect you are not going to get an answer of 'this is what is wrong...' in any of the forums. This is an intermittent problem and from my laymans perspective it sounds like you are losing power to the ECU. Could be a connector somewhere that isn't fully plugged in, a broken wire that breaks the connection when jostled, maybe a wire somewhere that has rubbed away the insulation and occasionally shorts out.
Talk to a dealer and have them bring in an area rep to talk with you.
And I doubt the dealer has check *all* the connections. They have check the ones that are easy to get to. To really check all, they would have to strip the car down to get at everything.
#96 of 113 Re: Camry will stop running while driving [eng5hfd]
Feb 07, 2010 (8:12 am)
Talk to the service manager and explain that the situation is unsafe and unacceptable. If he doesn't have some specific steps to identify and fix the problem, ask for information to contact the zone office of Toyota. Next stop NHTSA.
In light of today's bad press, and good customer service, they ought to provide you with a loaner car while they thoroughly investigate the problem.
#97 of 113 Rear Passenger Side Hub and Bearing repair
Nov 17, 2010 (1:05 pm)
I went to my local Toyota dealer to diagnose a grinding noise coming from the rear passenger side. The techs said it was the hub & bearing and needed replacement. They wanted 500 for the part and 336 for labor. I must also say I have an 07 Camry Hybrid with 50,000 miles. Autozone has the part for 223 and I want to do the repair myself to save $. Does anyone know where I can find an online "how to" manual so I can do the repair. I am assuming that I will need a torque wrench for the four bolts.