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Toyota Camry, Sedan
#80 of 200 Re: Reference Post # 27 - 2008 Camry LE by dec426 [dec426]
Jun 07, 2008 (6:06 am)
Why did you want a refund instead of a replacement? See my deal is, I traded in an 2006 Mustang for this Camry so I am upside down on it. Do you know how that would factor in on the refund? I need you to help me get all my ducks in a row so that I can win this case...I would like them to give me a Camry that does not vibrate, which apparently isn't a 4cyl LE, would they do a 6cyl or something or do you have a clue? I am sorry, I don't mean to be a pest but nobody seems to know how this process is and I am so furious that Toyota is saying its "normal" when it isn't! ~~~Dezra
#81 of 200 Re: Reference Post # 27 - 2008 Camry LE by dec426 [dezral]
Jun 07, 2008 (9:49 am)
Keep in mind that in many of these "cases" the dealer service manager will often have been instructed in advance to keep the "question/problem" verbal, NO written record. I have even had instances wherein the service writer had obviously been given a "heads-up" and rather than continuing the service write-up handed me off to the service manager.
I even had one case, Porsche, wherein upon this hand off to the service manager the service manager actually ripped up, destroyed, the write up that had already been completed after telling me "that's the way it was designed".
#82 of 200 Re: Reference Post # 27 - 2008 Camry LE by dec426 [wwest]
Jun 08, 2008 (4:20 pm)
wwest: I am not sure I understand what you are saying. I have a written letter from the dealership I purchased the car from, after I took him on a test drive so that he could feel that vibration. I have written proof that he felt it. Is this what you are talking about or no?
#83 of 200 Re: Reference Post # 27 - 2008 Camry LE by dec426 [dezral]
Jun 08, 2008 (5:40 pm)
Lemon laws in many states require that the dealer be given three opportunities to repair the flaw. I was simply pointing out that it might be difficult to obtain written records of these three "attempts" since the dealers will be reluctant to put such things in writing.
#84 of 200 Re: Reference Post # 27 - 2008 Camry LE by dec426 [wwest]
Jun 08, 2008 (7:15 pm)
Oh ok, I think I understand now. Thank you wwest for your help. If you can think of anything else that might help my case, please let me know.
#85 of 200 SOLUTION FOUND????
Jun 16, 2008 (12:03 pm)
I spoke with the Owner at my dealer today about the vibration issue.....
He told me that Toyota has issued a fix for "Shuddering at 56-72km/h (35-45mph)"
It involves re-programming the ECU, and he says it will take less than 1 hour to fix.
LET'S ALL HOPE THIS IS THE SOLUTION WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!!!!!!
#86 of 200 Re: SOLUTION FOUND???? [drichard]
Jun 17, 2008 (3:25 am)
I took my Camry to 2 dealers ships, one reset the ECU which did not take very long but on the way home, it started the vibrations again and has been doing it since. Sorry to tell you, but it will not help. I am taking mine to an arbitration hearing at the dealership July 9th. Maybe you should file for arbitration and see what it can do for you. Toyota knows what is happenening with these cars, they just don't want to deal with it and take the time and money to recall these transmissions! Good luck!
#87 of 200 Re: SOLUTION FOUND???? [dezral]
Jun 17, 2008 (4:52 am)
Did you have your ECU reprogrammed? or reset? I was told that they have a "new" program for the ECU and that it has only been available for a week or two now. When did you have yours done?
I'm not trying to discourage you from filing for arbitration, I would have done the same months ago, if that legal route was available in my area.
#88 of 200 Re: SOLUTION FOUND???? [drichard]
Jun 17, 2008 (6:13 am)
The ECU was "reset" back on April 29th. That was the only choice they gave me. I took it back the next day and that is when the dealership called Toyota themselves and they said that it was normal and that there were "no fixes". I then filed for arbitration a month or so ago, so I am definately preceding with that. It is legal in Oklahoma (where I am from). I will let you know what happens after my hearing. All I have been told from day 1 was that there was "no fix" and that it was a "normal characteristic" for my car. Sorry but I don't by that, any vibration is NOT normal, especially on a brand new 2008 Toyota Camry and they are telling me it is. Please let me know if the "reprogramming" of the memory works for you. So your state does not have a Lemon Law?? I have had my car in the shop and even took it to a transmission shop 3 times for a total of 5 or 6 days. The transmission shop said that there was something wrong with the converter and it was not normal. Good luck!
#89 of 200 Re: SOLUTION FOUND???? [dezral]
Jun 17, 2008 (8:15 am)
You had the reprogram done before the latest TSB, which addresses this problem. Sorry to hear you had to get to this point before they came out with the fix.