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Mar 06, 2010 (9:24 pm)
Does the 2011 Camry come with brake override and a redesigned accelerator pedal?
#2 of 49 Re: 2011 Toyota Camry [chicagocamry]
Mar 07, 2010 (5:25 am)
I doubt it...may be later in the year. In order to have the car on the lot in Feb., they might start making them since late last year.
#3 of 49 Re: 2011 Toyota Camry [chicagocamry]
Mar 07, 2010 (5:42 am)
If they don't come with them, I suspect they do it at the dealership, as the dealer had done that recall on my 2007.
It's easy enough to check while driving.
On all of my other vehicles, including the Camry before this recall, if you drive down the road with your right foot on the accelerator holding any given speed, and then you put your foot on the brake while you continue to accelerate, the car will slow from the braking but the engine will continue to try to keep the car moving from you pressing the accelerator pedal. The rpm's will stay up where you have the accelerator pressed at.
What occurs now on the Camry after that earlier recall from last year, is that as soon as you put your foot on the brake, the engine rpm's/speed drop. Doesn't matter how much you have pressed the accelerator, the brake 'overrides' the accelerator.
They also grind off the bottom part of the accelerator pedal, and remove some of the padding from underneath the carpet. All of these give more space between the pedal and the carpet.
So just take the 2010 for a test drive, cruise along at say 40mph by applying a constant right foot on the acceleartor pedal, and then with your left foot lightly apply the brakes. The engine rpm's will drop, and the brake pedal overrides the accelerator pedal.
#4 of 49 Re: 2011 Toyota Camry [kiawah]
Mar 07, 2010 (6:26 am)
Hmmm, when did they start installing brake override? I thought the last 2 recalls were for the floor mat and inserting a small piece of metal in the break.
#5 of 49 Re: 2011 Toyota Camry [chicagocamry]
Mar 07, 2010 (7:32 pm)
The press release for the 2011 Avalon says it will have brake override and redesigned accelerator pedal. Hence I was wondering if they will also be available on the 2011 Camry.
#6 of 49 Re: 2011 Toyota Camry [gooddeal2]
Mar 08, 2010 (1:23 pm)
As I have come to understand this, the 'floor mat' recall, had three pieces to it.
- grind off the bottom of the gas pedal, to make more clearance between it and the carpet.
- take out a piece of the padding underneath the carpet, under the gas pedal,
- do the software load which does the brake override.
I never did the that original recall of the 'floormats', because I use WeatherTechs and there is plenty of clearance between the pedal and the floor.
I actually went in thinking I should do the little metal shim thingie in the gas pedal (the latest more public recall), and come to find out that my vehicle didn't have the gas pedal that had the problem....I have the other mfg gas pedal But as they were checking my VIN number indicated that I should have had the first one done, so I told them to go ahead and do that floormat recall.
The three pieces were called out and listed on my receipt, as to what was done.
#7 of 49 What Are You Looking Forward to Seeing on The 8th Gen
Apr 09, 2010 (1:17 pm)
Since the 2011 Camry is going to be the last model year for the 7th Generation, I wanted to find out from Camry owners/leasees, etc what do you like on the current Camry you would not want Toyota to change/get rid of and what you like to see change or improved upon with the Camry when the 8th Generation comes out next year for 2012???
More importantly, would do you think Toyota has to do to make the Camry competitive against the new Sonata and Fusion??
I have ideas in mind but would love to hear what you all think first!
#8 of 49 Re: What Are You Looking Forward to Seeing on The 8th Gen [smarty666]
Apr 10, 2010 (2:02 pm)
I would like them to maintain their reliability. I have been using my current Toyota for more than 14 years, and it has hardly required anything other than routine maintenance. I would like them to continue to maintain quality like that.
#9 of 49 Re: What Are You Looking Forward to Seeing on The 8th Gen [smarty666]
Apr 11, 2010 (9:19 am)
Some ideas which comes to mind:
To be competitive with the Fusion -
Inspiring handling, improve steering feel (not too firm, just more precise and add "some" road feel - I am afraid they will mess up with new EPS like on the Corolla or even Sienna); better stereo/radio LCD with more info at a time, with higher resolution (to mimic todays mp3 players) and get rid of that TEXT button and the need to toggle between different information; backup sensors for higher end models; better bluetooth, which comes closer to SYNC; illuminated controls for power door locks/mirrors; get rid of intrusive hinges in trunk; add some sound absorbing material.
For the Sonata:
Add more content for the money and longer warranty comes to mind first.... Sonata, for example, features heated outside mirrors across the line. Higher quality materials; squeeze out more horsepower from the I4 engine, but not at the expense of mileage.
I hope they will retain the interior door grab handles, redesign the power window switches, add the mini LCD display (featured on the Highlander, new Sienna, and I think Venza) which shows you nice graphical information at a glance, plus a backup camera, and maybe they should add date, and day of week; Add some better in-line stability (like Honda vehicles); and add some other features found in many Toyota vehicles. like illuminated cup holders; better quality and "smoother" leather for XLE; remote starter on key/fob option for lower-end models without keyless start; Keep the simple, logical controls and knobs - DO NOT REPLACE ANY KNOBS WITH BUTTONS (like they did on Sienna); add some more storage bins.
A personal need - notify on dashboard status of wiper (it's hard to figure out in Japanese cars the status of your wipers, since it has so many modes, low, high, interval, etc.); and also notify a different icon when just PARKING LAMPS are on, than full headlamps.
Also, Honda have 2 cruise notifications, when you enable CRUISE, the word CRUISE appears in all vehicles, even if still not engaged. When you engage (i.e. press SET), another notification appears that it is SET (on Honda vehicles) which is very informative.
I will add more when it comes to mind. Please share your own ideas as well.
#10 of 49 Re: What Are You Looking Forward to Seeing on The 8th Gen [samnoe]
Apr 11, 2010 (4:45 pm)
Now that is the kind of pros and cons review for the next Gen Camry I'm talking about; Great job man!
Can't argue with you on any of the points you made. I think Toyota would be smart to upgrade or add these features to be competitive with the Fusion and Sonata!