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Toyota Camry, Sedan
#72 of 305 Re: 2011 transmission etc [delbar]
Jan 09, 2011 (7:15 am)
My experience is the same as yours. Toyota's stock response is that it is normal. The 2005's and 2006's were the best Camry. I owned one and am sorry I no longer have it. This model has had a host of troubles ever since it came out for MY 2007.
I also have a 2011 Hyundai Sonata, and it too has issues. But my experience with Hyundai has been very different from Toyota. Hyundai actually seems to want to fix the car, and I never get the "It's normal" routine. The different dealer response makes it lot easier to deal with the problems, much less frustrating as they acknowledge you have a problem. I have been to many Toyota dealers over the year and it's always the same response, so I assume it comes from corporate. I like Toyotas but have little respect for the corporation's policies and practices.
#73 of 305 Re: 2011 transmission etc [delbar]
Jan 09, 2011 (9:47 am)
"..jerks constantly..slowing down..." SOP. Coastdown Cut Technique used to extend FE.
"..warmed up.." SOP. Just bringing the catalyst back up to its ~800F operational temperature, Fed. emissions requirement. Why ide, just...drive.
#74 of 305 Re: 2011 transmission etc [wwest]
Jan 09, 2011 (12:20 pm)
because if i dont let it warm up the rpms stay high and the car will drive itself at about 7 to 10 mph and it is annoying
#75 of 305 Re: 2011 transmission etc [wwest]
Jan 09, 2011 (12:22 pm)
also - can you explain why the car makes a whiny noise when driving it
sounds like a "sick computer"
#76 of 305 Re: 2011 transmission etc [delbar]
Jan 09, 2011 (3:33 pm)
Mine may well be the same way I just don't have occassion to start out driving much below20-25MPH.
#77 of 305 Re: 2011 transmission etc [delbar]
Jan 09, 2011 (3:37 pm)
Have you pulled the radio fuses to ascertion the sound isn't coming from there..."
Modern day cars are making LOTs of use of PWM (Pulse Width Moduation) for circuit control, HVCA blower speed control, etc.
A ground somewhere not fully tightened and you end up with a high frequency whine.
#78 of 305 Re: 2011 transmission etc [wwest]
Jan 10, 2011 (3:57 am)
no have not done that, and would not do that myself
also, it is when the radio is not on if that matters at all but will note your comments and talk to the dealership about the PWM but it seems to occur when you are between 5 mph and 40 mph and it comes from the front driver side of the car
Jan 10, 2011 (3:57 am)
thanks for your input
#80 of 305 Re: 2011 transmission etc [delbar]
Jan 13, 2011 (2:04 pm)
I am having the exact the same problems that you have described. I got a 2011 Camry LE in Oct and it has about 2000 miles on it currently.
I have major issues with transmission. I can clearly feel the gear changing and the car like pause a little bit, especially at low speed. At times, it almost feels like my car is going to stall when I release my foot from the accelerator.
Have been to a couple of dealers and they act like "dumb asses". Their attitude , even before they see the car is "its a new car, it cannot have such problems"..what jerks.
Like you, I too have spend too much time researching this issue and it is heading no where...Infact I have been kicking myself all these months on buying this model ( My first choice was Accord).
What is the trade in value like, if you don't mind telling me coz I have been considering this option too.
As far as ideas goes to deal with this, file a complaint with NHTSA.
You obviously don't feel safe driving this one.
#81 of 305 Re: 2011 transmission etc [puru]
Jan 13, 2011 (4:30 pm)
I think you're going to find that almsot all new cars share you compaints.