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#137 of 146 Protect yourself with an extended warranty!
Mar 13, 2011 (4:57 am)
When I purchased my new 2007 Toyota XLE V6 Camry, I recognized that this was "high tech vehicle," and I also purchased a "Top Of The Line Toyota Extended Warranty" for the maximum number of years, and the maximum mileage with a "0" deductible. ------ The cost of this warranty was $1600.00 dollars. ----- To date, this extended warranty has paid for the replacement of the exterior engine oil hose for the VVT. ----- My vehicle now has 63,000 + miles. ----- Should I need to replace all four struts, (before 100,000 miles), I will have broken even with the cost of the warranty. ---- Should I need an additional repair beyond the "struts," I will be way ahead of the financial game! ------ With today's "High Tech New Vehicles," a factory extended warranty is just as important as "high quality tires" and "high quality vehicle insurance!" ---- You cannot afford to be without this coverage. ----- If you DO NOT PURCHASE this coverage, your are gambling your personal finances against the possibility of an early major repair! ----- Should this occur, you cannot hold the vehicle manufacturer responsible! ----- A new vehicle is covered for three (3) years or 36,000 miles, (which ever comes first!) ----- Without an "extended factory warranty" you are responsible for the cost of any repair beyond the new car warranty! ---- To expect a manufacturer to pay for a repair beyond three (3) years / 36000 miles is simply not realistic. ---- (Purchasing a vehicle is simply a business transaction. If you cannot afford an "unexpected vehicle repair" beyond a new vehicle warranty, YOU NEED AN EXTENDED WARRANTY!) ----- If you want to protect your vehicle investment and drive stress free, YOU must purchase a "factory extended warranty" to cover unexpected repairs beyond the original three (3) years / 36,000 miles. ----- YES, it is that simple! ----- You as the owner must take responsibility. ---- I always purchase an extended warranty on all of my vehicles, and I always come out ahead of the repair game, plus I can drive all over the United States stress free and with confidence that I can get high quality repairs at any Toyota Dealership free of charge! ----- This is something to consider on your next vehicle purchase. ------ Best regards. ------
#138 of 146 Re: 2011 Camry suspension bumpy noisy in winter [chicagocamry]
Mar 26, 2011 (3:42 pm)
The problem may come from:
1-Leaking gas strut that makes noise only in cold wheter; sometimes they cannot find the noise because the car inside the Toyota garage, when they try it the problem desapear because the struts are warm
2-Door hinges bushings that transmit the noise to the body, I know it sounds ridiculous but Toyota has bad door hinges bushings. The result is that on sudden small bumps it makes noise. It cost $500 for the replacement of 4 doord hinges (2 front doors)
#139 of 146 Re: 2009 Camry Suspension Problems [pissoffcamown]
Jun 20, 2011 (11:43 am)
My 2007 XLE Camary needed all four struts replaced. They started leaking at about 36,000 miles. I also had to replace a external oil hose. Toyota said that leaking struts are "normal" and that the leaking external oil hose was a "fairly common problem." I wish they would have told me that before I bought the car.
My next car will be a Ford Fusion. I plan to purchase one early next year--unless my Camry breaks down again. Then I'll replace it sooner.
From my experience the price premium consumers pay for Toyota quality isn't worth it.
#140 of 146 Re: 2009 Camry Suspension Problems [skybucket]
Jun 20, 2011 (2:26 pm)
Like my previous post on my 07 Camry. Struts are DEFECTIVE. After i settled with Toyota. I had replaced my 2 front struts by myself with help from a mechanic friend, and it's not leaking anymore. I wonder why Toyota is telling the dealer that it's normal for a strut to leak. It's not NORMAL especially if it's causing premature tire wear. Who knows..............
#141 of 146 struts 2008 camry xle
Jul 09, 2011 (4:40 am)
While having my car's tires aligned at a regional tire dealer, I was informed that three of my Camry's struts were leaking and I should contact my Toyota dealer. With the cars warranty being in effect for only 36 months or 36,000 miles - which ever comes first, my car was 41 months old and has 30,000 miles on it so it out of the warranty coverage The dealer's inspection found all four struts leaking and on a scale of one to 10, deemed the status at four. I car is safe to drive and I could delay having the work done now. However, the dealer offered to replace all four struts now and I would pay only for the labor, which was about $410. I was satisfied with this arrangement. I had not detected any problems with my Camry's ride or handling beforehand. I am disappointed about the struts all needing to be replaced with only 30,000 miles. As a side note, I chose to replace the Bridgestone tires that originally came with the car because the thread life was much too short.
#142 of 146 Re: struts 2008 camry xle [ralcarez]
Jul 09, 2011 (7:53 am)
Did you try to contact Toyota to see what they can do for you? If not, you should have called Toyota to see what they can do for you since it's not even out of warranty (as in miliage wise).
#143 of 146 Re: 2009 Camry Suspension Problems [busterbunny]
Oct 01, 2011 (8:07 am)
I agree 100% buster, Toyota and the dealer knows there is a problem with the suspension but choose to ignore it.
I am about to replace my 3rd set of tires after about 70k miles.
I noticed the problem after my origional set of tires lasted for 30k miles which I was ok with replacing assuming they were simply cheaper oem tires.
My second set of tires started to feather after about 7k miles so I went back to the shop that installed the tires and they said your struts are leaking!
I went to 2 Toyota dealers and they both said struts are fine small amount of leakage is normal. I told them I want to replace my tires and they told me everything was fine. So with this in mind I assumed the tire shop where I bought the second set was worng.
Now after 13k miles the 3rd set is feathering and the car sounds like a truck with big nobby tires!
I went back to 3 Toyota dealers and they all told me the struts are fine! Obviously there is a PROBLEM and they will not tell me what the real issue is.
I called Toyota care and they were very curt and said sorry not our problem and they have no solution. I told them after buying 3 Toyota's I feel toyota is pushing me away as a custom. No comment was their answer.
By the way I rotate the tires at least every 5k or less and have had it aligned several times. The only way I can resolve this problem is to go to a lemon lawyer.
I love Toyota's but the way the dealer and Toyota is dealing with this KNOWN problem is WRONG!
#144 of 146 Re: 2009 Camry Suspension Problems [letsgojohn]
Oct 01, 2011 (5:44 pm)
Keep me updated on the lemon lawyer. Don't go to dealer to replace your strut. I replaced my struts myself with the help with a mechanic friend, and it' s not leaking anymore. But the new tires i put on sounds very load when driving.
#145 of 146 2002 Camry 4 cyl SE Strut problems
Mar 25, 2012 (9:01 am)
I bought this car new. It has been well cared for; now with 147,000 trouble free miles until I had the front struts replaced recently with new Monroe struts. Ever since I have had loud ratchet noises or pops and grinds from the front. What was always a smooth ride sometimes feels like wheel hop now, but not all the time. I've it back six times and they say they installed one wrong and replaced it, on a later trip they put a new bearing plate on.
Wondering if they put the wrong strut on, I have asked if there is a difference between SE Camry strut parts and LE or V-6 and they said they checked and it's the same part number.
Front suspension is still noisy. I am giving this car to my granddaughter and want it right when I do. Any ideas?
#146 of 146 Re: 2002 Camry 4 cyl SE Strut problems [comountainman]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 25, 2012 (9:14 am)
The 4 and 6 cylinder are the same part # but the SE and LE have different part numbers.
LE - 48510A9190
SE - 48520A9200