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#72 of 153 Re: 2003 Toyota Camry Check Engine Light is on [cmacki]
Nov 25, 2009 (8:57 am)
The same thing happened to me. One dealer charged me to change an oxygen detector ( I was 800 miles from home) but the problem came back (my money did not). When I then took it to my home dealer he said that a service bulletin exits on my 2003 Camry, and it directed them to change the catalytic converter for free. Problem solved.
I keep saying I will find the service bulletin (dealer gave me a copy) and quote its number/name, but I have yet to do that.
#73 of 153 Also looking for Service Bulletin for Toyota Camry Catalytic Converter
Dec 13, 2009 (1:38 pm)
If this document happens to exist, could you please post it to the Edmonds site here... and E-mail it to me at: squeebhotmail.com? Thanx!
#74 of 153 Re: Also looking for Service Bulletin for Toyota Camry Catalytic Converter [squeeb]
Dec 13, 2009 (1:40 pm)
Oops, I meant Edmunds site here! Thanks again!
#75 of 153 Re: 2003 Toyota Camry Check Engine Light is on [cmacki]
Dec 25, 2009 (3:56 pm)
I had the same occurrence on my '96 Camry - the service rep at the DEALER asked how many miles I had - prob. at that time 160K. He said a new c.conv. would be $800 but w/that mileage to just go to "any muffler place" and get it much cheaper - I think I paid like $90.
As I saw in an earlier blog, mine too, was fine for just about 650 miles before the ck. engine light came on; muffler guy replaced it under warranty as I was moving out of state but the same thing happened. My c.eng. light has been on ever since...fortunately for my pocket I was moving to S.C. - no emissions testing! I do, however, feel a little guilty about polluting the air.
I now have about 172K on the car... I was also told a sensor could be turned off by a dealer...
#76 of 153 Re: 2003 Toyota Camry Check Engine Light is on [beachgal47]
Dec 29, 2009 (5:30 pm)
Shows how smart ur dealer was. As I have said maybe 5 times in here now aftermarket converters will NOT work on these cars. Amazing the amount of mechanics out there and even dealers that dont have a clue! What do u mean a sensor could be tunred off by a dealer? U cant turn off sensors unless u unplug one wich will put on ur ck engine light .That does not make any sense at all.
#77 of 153 Catalytic Converter
Jan 02, 2010 (10:28 am)
The dealer just charged me $110 for Diagnostic and said that I had a P0420 code Ihave just allowed the dealer to replace a Gas line in the car or something with the check engine light on for$400.00 now the car cuts off and will not start and he is now saying it is the Catalytic Converter and want to charge $1800.00 is he crazy. I am for sure not paying that but Ihave to get my car repaired it does have a 138374 miles on it. Any sugguestion
#78 of 153 Re: Also looking for Service Bulletin for Toyota Camry Catalytic Converter [squeeb]
Jan 09, 2010 (12:00 pm)
Looking online I found the following:
I think this is the TSB: EG024-04
(google "filetype:pdf EG024-04" the first link brought up the document for me)
The TSB mentions warranty coverage for 8 years or 80,000 miles; confirmed in my owner's manual for a 2003 Camry bought in Georgia.
And a question:
My wife's '03 check engine light came on 200 or so miles into a road trip immediatly following a fill-up at an unfamiliar gas station. Is it possible that bad gas is the culprit? We are 20,000+ miles past the covered warranty period of the emmissions system. I reset the computer to see if the reading was a fluke- doubtful but worth a shot.
#80 of 153 Re: Also looking for Service Bulletin for Toyota Camry Catalytic Converter [ugajustin]
Jan 09, 2010 (9:53 pm)
Do any of the 2007 to 2010 Camry 4 cylinder models have the catalytic converter problem? ALSO, up to how many miles and up to how many years is the catalytic converter covered under the warranty for the 2010 Camry LE 4 cylinder? I would like to know because I just leased a brand new 2010 Camry LE 4 cylinder and I will be driving it around 18,000 miles each year for the next 3 years for a total of 54,000 miles. By the time that I give the car back when the lease expires on it the car will have between 50,000 and 54,000+ miles on it.
I would like to know whether or not I will be covered under the warranty if my Camry starts having any problems with its catalytic converter once it gets past 3 yrs./36,000 miles?
Does anybody know anything about this? I would like to know.
#81 of 153 Re: Also looking for Service Bulletin for Toyota Camry Catalytic Converter [gtgtcobra]
Jan 10, 2010 (2:54 pm)
It's warranted longer than 3 years/54K+ miles. Check your warranty booklet that came with the car.