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#866 of 882 Ignition ciol
Dec 18, 2010 (1:19 pm)
Save Reply Edit Delete #5245 of 5245 Ignition coil by chuck28 Dec 18, 2010 (1:09 pm)
It's been awhile since I posted. I have a 2007 Camry SE V-6 which has had all the transmission issues and shifting problems beside numerous other issues.
I'm witting today to let people know I had an engine warning light come on last weekend which also included mt VSC and traction light. I took it to Auto zone to have the code read which they do at no charge compared to Toyota which wanted to charge $110 to hook it up on it's computer.
After confirming I had a bad ignition coil I bought a replacement for $85 from Toyota and replaced it myself. The front coils are easy to get at compared to the back. I was fortunate to have my bad on in the front. It took me 2 minutes to change it, One bolt and one plug. Toyota wanted $300 for the whole job.
That being said my car has much better pick up and doesn't seem to hesitate anymore.
IS it possible that this coil has been defective from day one and now has finally showed up on the computer as this coil worsen.
I'm still test driving the car as I have only got to drive short distances to work and back but it feels like day and night. I'm also hoping my MPG's get better which has always been a problem with this car.
Unfortunately The coil is only covered under the 3 year 36,000 warranty.
Feel free to offer any of your thoughts or use the for your own experience's
#867 of 882 My experience with this 3-4th Gear TSB
Nov 23, 2011 (8:35 am)
I have an earlier production 07 Camry and I have this flare problem. My car has about 48k on it and the warranty runs out this month. Luckily I brang it in already once for this issue last week and they said they fixed it blah blah blah... Well it is actually worse than ever. I now have a hard shifting issue and a flare in 2-3 and 3-4 (worse in 3-4). I have been in touch with the dealership and they wanted me to pay for a rental this time around. After going back and forth with the "service advisor" I decided to take it to the top (GM) and send him a nice professional email entailing the TSB and all the information I know about it (just about everything). I am now awaiting the response to get an appointment scheduled and another loaner. This is by far the worst experience I have ever endured with Toyota. My entire family all own Toyotas. That is the sad part. With having owned an 05 Corolla XRS that had Tranny issues, this does not make me a happy camper.
#868 of 882 2007 Camry Transmission Issue
Feb 01, 2012 (8:06 pm)
I too experienced transmission problems. It started out as various lights appearing on my dash and slight lag in my transmission. I didn't put the two together at first. I took my car in and Toyota told me that there was a "manufacturer paid-for" reset or update kind of thing with a sensor that communicates with the transmission. They supposedly did it ( they said it would have costs me $250, but since it was a "service issue" from Toyota, I didn't have to pay). Toyota kept my car for almost a week to complete this and "check out any other issues". When I returned, they said "EVERYTHING checked out GREAT! We test drove it and all is fine!" (As a BIGGG side-note, I checked my odometer before I left my car there. They had driven my car LESS than a mile total) When I picked it up they said, you owe nothing, ALL is good and working and the lights NEVER came on in the "test-drive". (Again, was less than a mile) HOW-EVER!!!!!!, they said . . . IF the lights come on again after this, THEN it is truly a transmission problem and then you need a new transmission - A.K.A. $4700!!! They brought my car from the back, I signed papers for their "fix-it" and got in my car to leave, drove maybe four parking spaces and - HA! ALL lights were still shining. Went back inside and they said, well they weren't shining before, when we test drove it so you just need a new transmission - AKA $4700!!! REALLY?????
It is now 2012 and my car is still not running properly, but I don't have an extra $5000 laying around to fix THEIR issue!!! I have been a trusting Toyota owner for almost 2 decades but am now SERIOUSLY considering changing things up a bit. "Boo Hiss, Toyota, I don't like this one bit!"
#869 of 882 Re: 2007 Camry Transmission Issue [beachn]
Feb 01, 2012 (8:48 pm)
I have had all the trans issues too. Don't think you need to trans. This is a sensor or solinoid issue. Could be fuel ratrio sensor too which I just replace.
What are the light trhat are coming on? Have the codes checked for free at Auto zone. You may want to try another dealer. Have you called Toyota?
I understand your frustration. My car has never been rihgt from day one. ( 2007 V-6)
#870 of 882 Re: 2007 Camry Transmission Issue [beachn]
Mar 08, 2012 (11:25 am)
Sorry to say, it takes about 30mins to an hour to load the software update...They kept your car a week because you weren't screaming enough...They do bill Toyota for the time spent with your car but they moved you to back of the line...If you sat there screaming where is my car you would of gotten it back that day...First they didn't do you any favors...Toyota sent out a memo to fix, via upgrade the software...So they couldn't charge you anything...Second, you don't need a transmission...IF you did get a new one you would have the same problem because it is a software issue not a mechanical one...so yes they lied...
When I schedule my car with an appointment I stay there...I walk out to the service garage to see if my car is on host...if its not I look for it in the parking lot...when I find it I scream at the guys at the service desk...Trust me...It works...I DIDN'T MAKE A APPOINTMENT SO MY CAR AND I COULD SIT HERE...(the reason why I looked for it in the parking lot so they can't say its being test driven or being moved)...I always ask for their supervisor...and I'm very loud...Loud enough so everyone can here if my car isn't being worked on then everyone else car isn't either...So we all are waiting for nothing...Then you would see 2 or three people get up from the waiting area to ask about there car...
My 2007 didn't' have a transmission problem...it seems only cars made in the US had the software problems...My 2007 was made in TX...so go figure...
They might have fixed the software by now...I would take it in and have them reinstall the update...BUT FIRST CHECK BEFORE YOU GO IN AND FIND THE LATEST UPDATE NUMBERS...WHEN, you go in...and they say no problem...Ask the stupid **** which update they will down load to your car?
Let him GIVE you the numbers...Then check them against they one you have...If it matches or is a higher number then go ahead and let him do it...if its not...Tell him to F off...Don't let them have your car...It will screw it up even more...and don't let him see your numbers because he will say, Yes that's the same update...
Feb 18, 2012 (6:52 pm)
When i brought my 2007 i found about the lag. It was fixed in cars build after may. i found this out after alot of research, i actually picked and payed for the car to be build in June. i waited 4 weeks to get mine,
anyway ,i have the opposite issue.how ever i feather the car the car takes off with a sudden lurch when you touch the accelerator .I never had a car like this where you move as soon as you touch the accelerator
My wife drove it for 60k and seem to not have this issue. Anyway i got her a odyssey after our 2nd kid and got the car. I cannot believe we are still on the stock brakes at 68k....its just passed inspection.she is very gentle on cars. She even towed a bunch with this car.
now i drive it every day i jump off the line everytime the second issue is the steering is hyper sensitive.I coming from a mazda6 5 speed and Jetta 2.0T .both the same price range but nicer and crave corner. this car is scary.Is it normal for steering to this sensitive and also same question for the accelerator,
#872 of 882 Re: 2007 Jumpy [banditboy]
Feb 20, 2012 (10:15 am)
I would suggest reading up (owners manual?) on hill-hold, hill-start and be sure that your use of the brakes in coming to a full stop isn't inadvertently engaging same.
#873 of 882 Re: 2007 Camry Transmission Issue [chuck28]
Jul 12, 2012 (8:55 pm)
i bought a 07 v6 it has 112k miles on it and my transmission stopped pulling on me is this common and i hooked it up to a OBDII and it told me that my pressure control solenoids are stuck off
#874 of 882 Re: 2007 Camry Transmission Issue [22blaq]
Jul 13, 2012 (5:53 am)
Try taking it to the dealership and work its still under warrenty...They will/might do it because they get paid by toyota corp...Don't let me F with you by telling you it isn't...Just tell them the car has never had any warrenty work done to the transmission and there is a recall...Let them do the work and find out for you...
Note...the recall is just on the computer side of the transmission...2007 Camry has a shifting problem that can only be addressed with software update...its funny back in 2007 and 2008 some people were talked into getting a free replacement...now that sound pretty nice BUT the replacement had the same problem...and you were out your car for weeks while they really didn't do anything but get paid to give you the same problem...
And they kept coming out with updates that really didn't solve the problem...Toyota was more then happy to update your software but if you didn't check the fireware numbers that you had, chances are they didn't do anything but update it with the same software and bill Toyota corp...The only problem is you had to wait hours or leave your car for days...
I brought my camry in for an appontment...I told them I would wait...30 mins later I asked about my car...they told me its being worked on...I went out into the parking lot...I didn't see my car on the rake...They moved it to the back of the lot...I went in and told the butt wipe, I wanted to speak to the manager...When he walked up I bitched him out...I was so loud that the people in the waiting room heard me...I told him how many customers have brought in there vehicle and have waited while their car was just moved to the rear of the shop...I didn't make a appointment to sit here...I will not be held victim for your scheduling conflicts...I told him to check the notes on my car...
(my brother works for Toyota Corp) he read the notes and I was out of there in 20 mins...
Good luck and don't let them F with you...In 2008 I trade mine for a 2009 Hybrd Camry (the 2009 came out in March of 2008)...and I never looked back...(keep in mind that I loved driving my 2007 SE)
#875 of 882 Re: 2007 Camry Transmission Issue [killjoy]
Aug 31, 2012 (5:15 pm)
We have a 2007 Camry hybrid (~40,000mi) that has developed a horrible intermittent noise when the gas engine comes on. The noise is very loud and sounds like gears grinding or not meshing right(??). Any thoughts on the cause of this? Starter motor not engaging right? Because it is currently intermittent getting it fixed may be a bit tricky. Drivetrain is under warranty for 2 more months. Any thoughts?