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#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?
#876 of 882 Re: 2007 Camry Transmission Issue [tontons]
Aug 31, 2012 (6:43 pm)
Bring it into a Toyota Dealiership right away...Tell them everything you listed and make sure they record it all on paper/computer...When they fix it and if anything happens after...just bring it back in and tell them that what they did didn't fix the problem...since they worked on it they have to refix it...or fix it correctly...They have to pick up the bill...and you can get them to give you rental car for free...explain to them its a fine thing how you are left by the side of the road because your product fell apart...the least you could do is supply me with a vehicle so I can drive my kids to school...Don't worry I will make sure I speak of you when I write Toyota Corp...
All problems, bitches and complaints refer to Toyota Corp...Tell them how your faith in Toyota is gone...Remember to get whoever helps you, get their card...Names and dates are very important...When they read your letter make it so that whoever reads it is crying from your story...Toyota Corp will light a fire under their butt...
#877 of 882 2007 camry xle v6 transmission problem
Jan 06, 2013 (9:13 pm)
I was driving on the side street and car just literally stalled on me. Steering wheel suddenly became so hard to steer. Luckily i was able to make a right and pull my car on the side. I had my car towed and replaced my battery. I thought it was just a battery problem. Vsc and traction warning came up. Towed my car to the dealer and diagnosed as solenoid pressure pump but they said they have to open the transmission pan to see whats going on. It will cost me about 750 just to open it up. And to see what could be the problem. Didnt have extended warranty for power train my mileage is about 89,000. I towed itback to my house till i figure out whats best to do. Does anyone have the same problem and what was done? Pls help..
#878 of 882 Re: 2007 camry xle v6 transmission problem [toothfairy0917]
Jan 07, 2013 (8:11 am)
Have you checked the codes. Auto zone checks for free. I know the car is not drivable. If you can get a scanner auto zone sells them. It would be a start and maybe verify the problem. Can't always trust the dealship.
Hope you will get more reply on the forum.
Keep us informed.
#879 of 882 Re: 2007 camry xle v6 transmission problem [chuck28]
Jan 07, 2013 (10:09 am)
Thank you. I went to get a second opinion and aamco will check it for me they said it could be electrical and not transmission.Ty ill keep you guys posted.