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#419 of 1027 Re: 2010 Camry-Vacuum Fluorescent Display lights adjustable (dimmer)? [pixshooter]
Sep 29, 2009 (8:32 am)
The display does not, and has never, bothered me at night, fog, rain, sleet, snow, etc. over the past 3 years. You can only judge this for yourself, but consider this: if it was a big problem for most people, Toyota would have changed it by now (over 3 years since this generation has been out). For the vast majority, it's fine, but you'll have to decide for yourself.
I also have zero complaints about quality on the 2010 so far. The 2007 had a hesitation while accelerating (like many 2007 and 2008s had) that was fixed with a quick 25 minute computer reprogram at the dealer about a 1.5 years ago. The 2007 also has a slight rattle in the dash when below 40F outside AND before the car is warmed up. After warmed up, no rattle, no matter how cold outside.
Yes, the interior could be better (more "plush", etc.) on the 2007-2010, more like 2002-2006 would be better, but you get stability control, etc. that you didn't get on that generation.
#420 of 1027 Toyota to recall 3.8M vehicles over floor mats
Sep 29, 2009 (5:02 pm)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it will recall 3.8 million vehicles in the United States, the company's largest-ever U.S. recall, to address problems with a removable floor mat that could cause accelerators to get stuck and lead to a crash. The recall will involve popular models such as the Toyota Camry, the top-selling passenger car in America, and the Toyota Prius, the best-selling gas-electric hybrid.
Toyota said it was still working with officials with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to find a remedy to fix the problem and said owners could be notified about the recall as early as next week. Toyota spokesman Irv Miller said until the company finds a fix, owners should take out the removable floor mat on the driver's side and not replace it.
"A stuck open accelerator pedal may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop a vehicle, which could cause a crash, serious injury or death," Miller said.
Toyota and the government issued separate warnings to owners of Toyota and Lexus vehicles about the safety problems tied to the floor mats.
"This is an urgent matter," Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement. "For everyone's sake, we strongly urge owners of these vehicles to remove mats or other obstacles that could lead to unintended acceleration."
#421 of 1027 Re: Toyota to recall 3.8M vehicles over floor mats [camry2k5]
Sep 29, 2009 (6:41 pm)
This recall is completely ridiculous and not necessary - please see my post in "Brand problems swept under the rug" Message #421.
PLEASE use the clips and DO NOT place a mat on top of an existing one - that's it, done, nothing to worry about. It's also in the instructions!
#422 of 1027 Re: 2010 Camry-Vacuum Fluorescent Display lights adjustable (dimmer)? [mcdawgg]
Sep 29, 2009 (9:49 pm)
Toyota's main website staff seem clueless to general questions. First I asked them to confirm which oil to use on 2010 Camry and I got 3 different answers. Even local dealer service departments are confused.
Then I called them about the radio above and they told me brightness could be not adjusted. They also told me the display light could be changed to different colors. Not something I care about but I guess the younger crowd would enjoy. Tonight I drove to dealer and checked out the radio. The brightness can be adjusted and the radio light only has one basic color. i was very pleased with the radio light. Not pleased with Toyota's toll free number folks. They seem to look at the manual fgor answers. My Camry is on the boat and due to arrive in Jacksonville tomorrow:) I am a Honda owner since 1980. I bought a brand new 2009 Accord Sept. 9th. Did not notice until the 50 mile ride home that i was unhappy with their latest generation. Terrible road noise, bumpy, hard contoured seats but main reason was the new steering wheel design that prevents you from resting your hand at the bottom of the wheel. I have a permanent neck injury and drive on open or safe roads with hand positioned on bottom of the wheel. They now have a tiny space that lets me get 3 fingers on bottom of the wheel. I ended up with 75 miles on the Accord. New Camry will cost me another $2,800.00. Could of been worse. Honda lost a faithful customer. What a dumb design. Love the Camry's ride, low noise, comfy seat and great steering wheel. The Honda steering wheel> http://assets.clickmotive.com/ail/stills_white_0640/5923/5923_st0640_054.jpg">
#423 of 1027 Re: Toyota to recall 3.8M vehicles over floor mats [mcdawgg]
Sep 30, 2009 (12:34 am)
After reading the recall, I took a look the gas pedal of my 2009 TCH. I noticed that the TCH gas pedal bottoms out rubbing the floor carpet(without the floormat) when pressed. Anything that is rubbery that place between the gas pedal and the floor carpet may cause the gas pedal to stuck. Comparing to my 2006 RX330, the gas pedal does not bottom out to the floor carpet when pressed. It may have some clearance issue on the gas pedal to the floor carpet!? I did remove the floor mat of my TCH. I remembered there are some instance that the floormat was off the hook after dropping off the car for car wash. I did not notice that days after!!!
#424 of 1027 Re: Toyota to recall 3.8M vehicles over floor mats [fun4shopping]
Sep 30, 2009 (4:44 am)
The day after I got my TCH home I removed the factory mats and put them in the trunk and used all weathers, mainly because my drive is gravel and the car is parked outside, I wind up wiht driveway in the car. The hooks in the Toyotas are strange, most cars have a snap button to hold the mat, their method is to use hooks that swivel, so if the mat moves any little bit they can get unhooked. I never had a pedal issue with the AWM, even though they slid all over the place. I didnt use Toyota AWM, I used Walmart specials.
#425 of 1027 Re: 2010 Camry-Vacuum Fluorescent Display lights adjustable (dimmer)? [pixshooter]
Sep 30, 2009 (5:00 am)
Before you get that Camry, do yourself a favor and check out the Milan/Fusion, since you have a neck problem, the seats may be more comfortable for you. My mother has a neck injury where she is missing a piece of bone, and the Camry seats were very uncomfortable for her. She doesn't mind the Sport seats, and the non Sport seats may be even more comfortable for her. You may even be able to get one for the Honda price and save $2800 plus they have 0% for 60 months on them.
If you have an ocular problem where back glare can affect your night vision, the dash will be a problem, no matter what others say, it will be a problem. As I am getting older I am finding it harder to see at night, and back glare is bad when I am trying to see the road on a dark stormy, or foggy night. The other night driving home in the pouring rain I was very happy with the Fusion, no back glare to distract me from seeing the road, just 3 kids, but thankfully they are not very bright at night when they are sleeping!
#426 of 1027 Re: Toyota to recall 3.8M vehicles over floor mats [acdii]
Sep 30, 2009 (8:15 am)
My Toyota OEM AWM don't move - they are the only mats being used (not on top) and I have them connected to the TWO hooks. Just following the instructions. They don't move, never been a problem in 3 years on the 2007, a few months on the 2010.
They won't get "unhooked", unless you try, and even then, it takes some doing to get them out when I clean them.
#427 of 1027 Re: Toyota to recall 3.8M vehicles over floor mats [mcdawgg]
Sep 30, 2009 (10:51 am)
I put Weathertech's in all my vehicles, as soon as I buy the vehicle. I went out and checked last night to see how secure they were in the Camry. They're on to those floor clips, it's almost impossible to get them unhooked when I WANT then unhooked and am trying....no way they're coming unhooked by themselves.
And nothing near the gas pedal to create a problem.
I guess if people were doubling or tripling up mats, and they were shifting around, there could be problems.
#428 of 1027 Found an annoyance on my new 2010 Camry
Sep 30, 2009 (11:26 am)
The plastic skirt in the front is too low to the ground - I live in a hilly town and I am always scraping this skirt as I turn in to streets that go up or from streets that go down. It doesn't show (yet) but it happens a lot - even when you are going really slow.
Other than that - no problems after 2200 miles or so.