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#1 of 199 2008 camry vibration around 40miles/h
Jan 10, 2008 (5:41 pm)
my girl friend's camry got this wierd vibration around 40miles/h especially go up on hill. Does anyone have the same experience? How we should decribe this to dealer? Take him for a ride?
#2 of 199 Re: 2008 camry vibration around 40miles/h [taogan]
Jan 11, 2008 (1:38 am)
Try shifting the transmission out of "D" to 4 and see if that makes a difference
#3 of 199 Re: 2008 camry vibration around 40miles/h [taogan]
Jan 15, 2008 (1:07 pm)
I have the same problem. The symptom goes away if I shift from "D" to 4th gear, making the car drop out of 5th gear. Toyota service said is was due to the software programming in the engine computer (ECU), that manages the shifting and engine speed. Toyota is aware of it but has no solution.
That's bull. This problem is either a design defect or some subtle problem Toyota does not want to acknowledge, like the transmission hesitation problem. I not accepting Toyota's response that I have to work around the problem until it gets resolved. You shouldn't either...... Good luck
#4 of 199 Re: 2008 camry vibration around 40miles/h [taogan]
Jan 15, 2008 (2:40 pm)
This happens to me every once in awhile. The way I would describe it is it's like driving over the washboard slits on the side of some highways, or in front of some toll booths. It's not quite as jarring, but a vibration or low rumble.
#5 of 199 Re: 2008 camry vibration around 40miles/h [joego]
Feb 19, 2008 (5:28 pm)
I've just bought a 2008 Camry LE demo model with 8000km (~5000 miles) had it for a week and noticed the same thing; at first I thought it was the road surface since it happened to me twice on the same hill.
But since then I've been able to reproduce the same thing "taogan" describes over and over at the exact same speed he says (60-65km/h) on many different hills. It seems to happen when goin up a slight incline and accelerating slowly in the 1300-1500 RPM range. When I shift from "D" to 4th, I've been unable to cause it to happen.
For me the vibration is felt through the seat and floor, it doesn't seem to be felt through the steering wheel; are you guys experiencing the same?
I've found this online: "Toyota's transmission adds computer logic: The Camry ''knows'' when it is going up hill or down hill, and the transmission shifts gears accordingly. It can hold a lower gear longer when necessary to avoid the annoying shifting up and down that occurs in some automatics. Though it offers a manual-shift feature, we found it best to leave it in Drive as its performance is a bit mushy." ------ http://autos.aol.com/cars-Toyota-Camry+Solara-2008/expert-review
Whatever they've done, I'm not impressed; I'm going to the dealer with this information tomorrow, and will keep you all posted.
#6 of 199 Re: 2008 camry vibration around 40miles/h [drichard]
Feb 20, 2008 (2:53 pm)
I bought my camry in Dec 07 and have had the same exact problems with the vibrations around 40 mph just like everyone else has posted. Mine not only does this on hills but also in curves and flat surfaces. After 2 different trips to the Toyota dealership where I purchased they told me there was nothing wrong with my car and that they would have to have me take the tech for a test drive....did that and he felt the problem. He said his inital thought was the torque convertor. So my car is currently in the shop where they are waiting on a go ahead from Toyota to replace the entire transmission. Once that's complete I'll let you know whether or not that solves the problem. Hopefully so, this is my first Toyota and I love the space in the car but honestly coming from someone that owned a Honda to begin with - this kinda leaves a bad taste in my mouth for Toyota.
On another subject - before my car went in the shop on Monday of this week - over the weekend my husband was driving the car and had problems with the cd player giving an error 3 message. I immediately called the service department on Saturday to alert them of that problem also. The tech told me that they had several bad radios and that they would replace my radio with a brand new one also when I dropped my car off this week.
So all in all - a new transmission & a new radio on a brand new 2008 4 cyl camry.
#7 of 199 Re: 2008 camry vibration around 40miles/h [slhefner]
Feb 21, 2008 (6:17 am)
It's probably the engine straining to keep the speed up. The tranny should automatically shift to a lower gear and not have that vibration. I guess it's not designed to do that and requires you to shift manually.
#8 of 199 2008 Camry Vibration Problem at 40 MPH
Feb 26, 2008 (7:57 am)
My wife's new Camry is also having the 40 MPH vibration problem. Took it to the dealer this weekend and they kept it until today. They said that is is a problem that Toyota knows about and is working on a software solution. They said it was ready to be picked up and that the vibration would not hurt the car. I told them that when Ipurchased the car, I had been reading about Camry transmission problems and asked them if they were corrected, and the salesman said yes. I told them that I consider this to be a problem that would severely affect the value of the car and as such it would be covered under the Lemon Law if not corrected. I intend to keep bugging them and taking it back until fixed or until they have had 3 chances to fix, and then enact the Lemon Law if not fixed. I didn't pay $28K for a car to have it run like this.
#9 of 199 Re: 2008 Camry Vibration Problem at 40 MPH [lawsora]
Feb 26, 2008 (9:43 am)
What model do you have, which has this vibration?
A 4cylinder vehicle for 28K?.....or are you saying that you have a V6 engine which also has a vibration?
#10 of 199 No problems so far
Feb 26, 2008 (10:26 am)
I just picked up an 08 and it's an XLEV6, I had a bad experience with on 07, all of the tranny problems related to 07's.
So far everything is a OK. I did have an issue with the blue-tooth set up but found I was speaking to loud and over modulating when I spoke in a normal or lower voice I had no problem, I thought this might help others.
I had back up sensors but in my rear bumper and there black car is silver, anyone know if these can be painted?