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#54 of 81 2007 Camry LE V6
Dec 11, 2006 (12:27 pm)
I purchased my new 07 Camry in September. It has been in service now since December 4 for a new transmission. I do not like the fact that there is silence on the part of my local dealer and Toyota Corp. I faxed them a letter this morning about opening arbitration to return the car.
#55 of 81 Re: 2007 Camry LE V6 [midnight2]
Dec 11, 2006 (5:34 pm)
To be fair, it has been exactly 7 calendar days, two of which were the weekend. I assume they didn't have an extra transmission sitting around, and that it would take at least three days for them to order and receive it, and perhaps another two to start work and install it. That's five (business) days right there.
Have you called the Service Manager, spoken to him directly, rather than take a legalistic tack, with demand letters, and such?
#56 of 81 2005 Camry SE 4 cyl with Loud Tapping noise & Drive-Belt Problem
Dec 21, 2006 (2:58 am)
I will never buy Toyota Again! My camry has only 36,743 miles and drive belt came loose! I was in middle of the road and lost power steering then battery light came on. A day before I heard loud tapping noise coming from the drive-belt area, then it became totally loose today and the noise was even louder. Since factory warranty is up to 36,000 miles, I don't how much it will cost me to repair this, but I will never buy Toyota again.
I had so much problem with moon loof, which I had to go to the Longo Toyota twice (still it has same problem, where loof goes up then comes down half way).
Toyota used to be reliable, but then it looks like they don't care about manufacturing quality cars anymore.
I miss my old Honda.
#57 of 81 Re: 2005 Camry SE 4 cyl with Loud Tapping noise & Drive-Belt Problem [mike323]
Dec 21, 2006 (8:28 am)
Sorry to hear of your difficulty, but a loose or failed serpentine belt is not uncommon with any automobile. There are two types of similar victims out there (any make or model); those that have had that same problem; and those who are going to have it someday.
Given the mileage being so close to the cutoff limit, I would expect that it should be corrected under warranty.
It's not the best reason to swear off buying any make of vehicle, but that's your prerogative.
FWIW, there are lots of completely satisfied Toyota owners out there, and we're included in that majority. Our 07 is great, and we are completely satisfied that reliability is still as good as any other make--and maybe better.
#58 of 81 Re: 2005 Camry SE 4 cyl with Loud Tapping noise & Drive-Belt Problem [mike323]
Dec 21, 2006 (8:47 am)
Agree with gmont on the failed serpentine belt -- it's not a big deal, like transmission failure.
As for the moonroof, I can tell you how I fixed mine in my 2004 Camry after I replaced the battery. It seems you have to follow the "initialization" procedure EXACTLY, as explained in the owner's manual. (I didn't, and my moonroof wouldn't work properly.)
One way to do fix this (without disconnecting the battery, which will mess up your radio presets and clock as well as temporarily affect your engine's idle speed) is to pull the "power no. 1" fuse in the lower left instrument panel.
Easier said than done, however. I had to use small pliers and ended up destroying the fuse. So have a replacement (30 amp) on hand before you start. Before you pull the fuse, make sure the keys are out of the ignition and the moonroof is fully closed and flush with the roof. Once the fuse is out, drive around for a day or two. Note: both your moonroof AND power windows will be inoperable, so if you have to pay tolls or otherwise open your window, this won't work.
Then re-install the fuse, turn on the ignition, and follow EXACTLY the procedure in the owner's manual. It worked for me -- no problems since I did this in early November. Good luck!
#59 of 81 07 V-6 LE
Dec 25, 2006 (1:07 pm)
Dont know if this is the right thread but Iam sure someone will re-direct it if its not. I purchased an 07 LE-V6 last Friday and have only about 150miles on it. The engine is phenominal, when I can use it. The hesitation issue is not there that I notice and I NOTICE EVERYTHING.
The one thing that detracts from this possible awesome car is the positioning of the gas-brake pedals in relation to me. Iam 6' and about 230lbs. The pedals seem abit off center to the left and as such my knee is hurting. I constantly move and reposition my leg etc. and its bothersome and noticeable. Iam getting ready for a 1000 mile round trip this Weds. to Sun. from PA to NY. Dont want the wife to know I have this issue as the car is great.
Also the brakes need a 'pumping' to get the great solid pedal feel, if I dont pump them once then the pedal is a little weak and lacking.
Any TSBs on the brakes? Any suggestions on the seat comfort?
#60 of 81 Re: 07 V-6 LE [eroc69]
Dec 25, 2006 (1:46 pm)
hey eroc69, I'm glad to hear you're enjoying your new Camry so much. As for the the uncomfortable feeling you are experiencing with the seating/gas/break pedal... you are the second person I've heard of experiencing such discomfort. The first person was able to resolve any discomfort by mimmicing the seating position in her previous car. Though I am sure you have tried various seating positions, there wasn't very much the service guys can do. For your upcoming trip, only I can say for now is use the cruise control as much as possible. And for the brakes... there has not been a TSB to increase pedal firmness or anything like that. Anyway, hope this helps.
#61 of 81 Re: 07 V-6 LE [eroc69]
Dec 25, 2006 (4:58 pm)
>the positioning of the gas-brake pedals in relation to me. Iam 6' and about 230lbs. The pedals seem abit off center to the left and as such my knee is hurting.
Did you test drive the car long enough to see if it "fit" you?