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#25 of 324 Re: Test drive procedure..HESITATION. [mackabee]
Sep 26, 2007 (8:50 am)
Sorry, I should learn to use spell check every time, "old dog new tricks thing" I guess.
"very few people drive like you describe."
You don't suppose, do you, that might be why so few owners are encountering these symptoms?
Also the "sequence" is a paraphasing, expansion, of one of the driving circumstances Toyota describes in the 1993 Camry TSB to address the 1-2 second transaxle downshift delay/hesitation issue.
And you may notice I did attribute the "sequence" to the more timid of Camry drivers.
I don't own a Camry and NEVER will. I learned long ago just how unsafe FWD and F/AWD vehicles can be in adverse weather conditions.
My daily driver is a 2001 AWD RX300 (yes, F/AWD) but fitted out to accomodate RWD biasing. Tre chains ONLY on the rear when the going gets rough (slippery).
#26 of 324 Re: '07 vs. '08 [bobvee]
Sep 26, 2007 (11:14 am)
bobvee, I am glad that your 08 doesn't have the shift flare.
I have the 07 with the shift flare. They replaced my tranny and it worked great for 3 months...but then, it started flaring again. ;-(
#27 of 324 Re: '07 vs. '08 [teamtbo]
Sep 28, 2007 (4:10 am)
Good Morning Teamtbo:
Lets ask ourselves this important question. ---- If the 2008 Camry does not have the "shift flare issue," then Toyota knows that the "shift flare issue" does exist in the 2007, they know what is causing it, and as such, they have done something about it in the new production run of the 2008 vehicle, so why have they not corrected the problem with the 2007 vehicles??????????????????????????????
Best regards. ---- Dwyane
#28 of 324 Re: '07 vs. '08 [teamtbo]
Sep 28, 2007 (5:34 am)
I now have approx. 1000 miles on the Camry Se and still no problems. We'll see what happens in the next couple of months.
#29 of 324 Re: '07 vs. '08 [djm2]
Sep 28, 2007 (6:30 am)
But as is the other logical assumption....since they haven't affirmatively confirmed and fixed the 2007's, then there is nothing to conclude that the 2008 wouldn't be subject to the same problem as well.
One day the cars are rolling down the line and as they exit they are stamped with a 2007 date, the next day the cars rolling down the line are changed to a 2008. Typing an 8 instead of a 7 on a piece of paper, does not prevent an 2008 V6 from having this flare problem.
Personally, having a 2007 LE I4 with over 20K miles on it, I would highly recommend the I4 and would buy another....wouldn't see me near a V6 on the dealers lot.
#30 of 324 Re: '07 vs. '08 [djm2]
Sep 28, 2007 (8:03 am)
Now which part of "early 07 production Camry v6 had a problem with the transmission and this issue has been corrected" do you guys don't understand?
You keep crying wolf in a crowded forum when the wolf has already exited the building.
#31 of 324 Folks...
Sep 28, 2007 (8:07 am)
We have about forty eleven other discussions on the 07 transmission issues - let's not make this one the forty twelfth!
#32 of 324 Re: '07 vs. '08 [mackabee]
Sep 28, 2007 (10:40 am)
Can take the discussion over to the Camry Transmission forum if needed, but I think you'd find a number of owners who would disagree with your assessment.
- The original V6 snap ring problem was identified early, and resolved.
- The V6 'flare' problem still exists (symptoms documented with the videos posted in the forum), with a number of owners reporting that their vehicle was bought back under lemon law, others reporting that they still have the issue after numerous attempts to fix.
If you have a fix for this at your dealership, then lets get the affected owners to get in contact with you to help steer them how to get resolution. Their dealerships and centralized Toyota help desk are not getting their car fixed. Perhaps this is just a lack of technical skills at particular dealerships, but it's certainly reflecting badly on Toyota to have these problems linger.
If this problem is indeed resolved by Toyota, then it would be an easy matter for someone to step forward and offer to be the focal point for their problem resolution.
Pat, can you get someone from corporate Toyota to handle this?
#33 of 324 Re: '07 vs. '08 [kiawah]
Sep 30, 2007 (11:58 am)
Very well written Kiawah!
#34 of 324 V6 flare problem
Sep 30, 2007 (2:27 pm)
The V6 'flare' problem still exists (symptoms documented with the videos posted in the forum), with a number of owners reporting that their vehicle was bought back under lemon law, others reporting that they still have the issue after numerous attempts to fix.
Is there any evidence that the 08 Camry V6 also has the rpm flare problem? My aunt just bought an 08 LE V6 and her's drive just fine.