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#2 of 882 Poll of Camry V6 owners with transmission problem
Dec 27, 2006 (7:48 am)
This seems to be an on-going problem which unfortunately there is no solid number as to how many 2007 Camry V6 owners are affected. This is a serious issue in my opinion which needs some kind of public announcement from Toyota stating that they are aware of the issue and are going to take care it. Right now, there is no solution short from replacing the transmission which appears to not remedy the problem. I am sure Toyota has an idea but I would like to start an on-line poll to get some kind of number. There may be only a handful affected, or possibly hundreds. My feeling is that there are many others with this problem which read these posts but do not comment or reply. This may get Toyota more involved in resolution to this defect and possibly give affected Camry owners options to make things right. This effort may be futile but I am kindly asking everyone who is experiencing this problem and has been unable to get it resolved to respond to THIS POST only ONCE with the following information.
Reply number – make/model – location – what has been done so far
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#1 – 07 Camry XLE-V6 – Virginia Beach, VA – valve body replacement
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- tagpats (Dec 27, 2006 10:36 am)
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- gobes07 (Dec 31, 2006 7:26 am)
- lativ6 (Jan 11, 2007 7:14 pm)
- gjwoodx (Jan 12, 2007 12:41 pm)
- lastcamry (Jan 17, 2007 8:29 am)
- hoangson (Aug 25, 2007 1:04 am)
- roni2 (Sep 29, 2007 2:54 pm)
- comus (Jan 02, 2010 12:59 pm)
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#3 of 882 Re: Poll of Camry V6 owners with transmission problem [1sttoyotaowned]
Dec 27, 2006 (10:36 am)
07 Camry SE V6 -- 8/06 build Kentucky -- Valve Body TSB not performed by dealer because problem is broader than just 3/4 shift flare. also occurs sometimes 2/3 and when car is fully warmed up. sitting tight until car is much worse or true fix is available.
#4 of 882 Re: Poll of Camry V6 owners with transmission problem
Dec 27, 2006 (11:07 am)
For those who respond to this poll, would you please be sure to include the build date? Tagpats included it above, and I'm hoping that others follow that lead.
I'm looking to buy the XLE V6, and in the e-mails I've sent out today requesting a quote, I've informed them that I'm looking for a build date after November.
I'm hoping that purchasing a car built recently will have no flare-up issues as discussed here - and perhaps it's truly only a relative few who have experienced this - but I admit it's got me wondering if I'm making the right choice...
#5 of 882 Re: Poll of Camry V6 owners with transmission problem [1sttoyotaowned]
Dec 27, 2006 (2:16 pm)
#5 2007 toyota camry xle v6 built 06-06.TSB 006-08 c/w. Trans 3-4 flare even worse. New trans installed. OK at first but now starting to flare during 3-4 shift when cold. Sometimes after warm-up and sitting for a couple of hours will flare 3-4 or 4-5. In arbitration now.
#6 of 882 Re: 2007 Toyota Camry V6 RPM Flare Issue [pat]
Dec 27, 2006 (2:55 pm)
I have a 2007 Toyota Camry XLE V6 built 4-06. The hesitation/3-4 flare problem started about a month after I purchased it. When I took it to the dealer in Stone Mountain, GA I got the nothing's wrong, drive-by-wire story and decided to patiently wait for a fix. If nothing happens within the next few months I'm thinking about trading. But what to get, a different car or a later build.
#7 of 882 2007 Camry SE V^ 3-4 shift RPM flare
Dec 28, 2006 (3:14 pm)
My Toyota is in Dallas Texas. Built in Kentucky 7/06. I noticed the RPM flare immediately and called the dealer. They advised there was a valve body kit and they would call me when it came in. Valve body kit installed with no improvement. I also notice the trans losing traction at full throttle 40- 60 mph. Feels like I am running on partially wet pavement and the tires are slipping then grabbing alternately. I am going for a buyback as I did not pay Toyota's price for a car that does not work properly. I can get this kind of problem from an American car company. Going back to the dealer this week to set the process in motion. I was warned that Toyota was tough to deal with and that is turning out to be true. Super Ray
#8 of 882 Re: Poll of Camry V6 owners with transmission problem [1sttoyotaowned]
Dec 31, 2006 (7:26 am)
April 07 I purchase my LE-V6, within 400mi. I noticed a flare 3-4 shift(300-500rpm)Dealer reset the computer and told me to drive it. Flare continued, Dealer added fluid and reset the computer again, This took care of the hot flare, but it still had the cold flare(first cold shift). The TSB for the valve body was done, along with the computer reset, and programming procedures. Still had the first time cold shift 3-4 flare. After about 12k miles and alot of complaining the dealer and Toyota offered to replace the entire transmission. This was done in September with very little impovement. At this point I was offered my full purchase price toward another Toyota vehicle. I felt this was a limited problem, and decide to stay with the Camry LE V-6, The new vehicle was delivered in Oct. and does have a small flare issue with the 3-4 shift. It only happens after the vehicle is driven and parked for a few hours, then it will flare while shifting from 3rd to 4th gear, only one time, after that its perfect. I believe it is a programming/temperature issue, and does not pose a reliability concern.
#9 of 882 Re: Poll of Camry V6 owners with transmission problem [1sttoyotaowned]
Jan 11, 2007 (7:14 pm)
07 Camry SE V6 - Dallas, Tx - Manuf. 04/06 - Valve Body Replacement, New Transmission
My car still has a 500 to 1000 RPM flare on cold start. Failed arbitration since wasn't a safety or drivability issue!? Not sure where to go from here.
Jan 12, 2007 (9:17 am)
I see that a handful of others have responded to his forum. I am hoping that someone out there who had had this problem and got it fixed would post there success story and what was done to fix it. After months of on-going trips to my local dealership, as of 1/10/07, they got the go ahead from Toyota to order a new transmission for my XLEV6. I am not very confident that this will fix the issue because from the many posts I have read regarding, the problem still exists but hopefully, it will so that I could put this one down to rest. The transmission should be here within the next couple days and they stated that it should take a day to complete. I intend to discuss my future options before work is started to see what happens next should this not remedy the flare. I will follow up with results.