Last post on Sep 02, 2012 at 6:55 AM
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#674 of 678 Idiot lights are on! Trac Off, Ck Eng, bad mileage
Aug 31, 2012 (10:32 am)
1.) First of all, I bought this 2001 Camry used because I researched that it was an "award winning" car. I don't know who in their right mind would give this car an award other than a Raspberry. It's awful on so many levels. First one being gas mileage. My average commutes are 40-50 miles and I only get 1.5 trips out a large full tank. This car is bleeding me dry.
2.) The check engine light came on so I did my usual bit: tried filling it up at a different station and made sure the gas cap clicked into place. A couple times it would go off but then back on and been on ever since.
3.) Last night this POS damn near killed me in one of the craphole murder capitals of New Jersey. I was turning through an intersection and it started to buck and the front wheels wouldn't move correctly. I managed to not get hit by an oncoming SUV and chug over to the gutter. The TRAC OFF light came on. I tried the simplest thing: hitting the TRAC button. Nope. Nothing. Light still on.
Any ideas on any of these problems?
I cannot wait until the day when I can afford to switch back to Mazda or Hyundai.
#675 of 678 Re: Idiot lights are on! Trac Off, Ck Eng, bad mileage [zillah]
Aug 31, 2012 (6:26 pm)
When did you buy this used? How many miles? Do you for sure know the real history?
Fact is, Toyota builds a more reliable car than Mazda or Hyundai, per CR, True Delta, JD Power, etc. etc.
Sorry about your luck, but you can't judge a whole company by one used car.
#676 of 678 Re: 96 camry P0300 [henryl]
Sep 02, 2012 (6:48 am)
I have had the tiny pickup coils in the distributer unit short out, and to hard to pin point which one or wire, and so to fix you have to replace the whole distributor unit, its easy to do, and can buy at auto zone or advance auto parts for about $150.00 with lifetime warranty,
#677 of 678 Re: Idiot lights are on! Trac Off, Ck Eng, bad mileage [mcdawgg]
Sep 02, 2012 (6:55 am)
I have these toyotas and they are good, you are just having bad luck, you need to get your camry to a shop to to run test to figure out whats wrong, theres camrrys get approx 28 MPG in the 4 cyl and 24 MPG in the V-6. and was your car abused before by the previous owner ? After 30 years of owning cars I will own nothing but Toyotas or Hondas, so get it fixed and hang in there.