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Toyota Camry, Future Vehicle, Sedan
#75 of 262 Re: 2012 Camry is a DEATH TRAP!!!!!!!!! [gooddeal2]
Nov 04, 2011 (4:14 pm)
If you read the warranty, yes, Toyota will give you a free rental if they have to keep your car for overnight or longer.
I know when the 2007 came out, which was the first year of the last generation Camry, they had some problems, but they were fixed under warranty. I see now that the 2007 Camry is quite reliable in CR and TrueDelta.
Anytime you buy the first of a new model year, even Toyota and Honda, you will get more trips to the dealer to get problems fixed. But it does not mean that the car will be terrible for the long run. Honda's new Odyssey, GM's Cruze, and Ford Fiesta just got very bad reliability rankings in the latest Consumer Reports, but I bet they will be better once the bugs get worked out.
I try to avoid a new model (the 2012 Camry is brand new) if possible, but I am sure it will get worked out soon. Could be just one batch of computers from their supplier that is bad. I would avoid the very first of the new generation of any cars, because this kind of thing is bound to happen. The 2012 being sold now are some of the first built, so if you have to have the newest of the new, then you should expect a few bugs that will have to be fixed.
Good luck, I am sure things will get worked out and you will be happy soon.
#76 of 262 Re: 2012 Camry is a DEATH TRAP!!!!!!!!! [ypak1]
Nov 05, 2011 (6:07 am)
Really? A "complete" failure of the computer insisde the car? I detect BS. I've delt with some honest dealerships before, but never one that honest. I also notice you have a commentary about Toyota at the end of each of your posts. Where did you buy your SE and what dealership is it located at now I'll ask again.
#77 of 262 Re: 2012 Camry is a DEATH TRAP!!!!!!!!! [smittmike]
Nov 05, 2011 (11:47 am)
I'm also detecting the whiff of a small furry whiskered mammal. If people can by the hundreds of thousands post critical reviews (at the plethora of online review sites) of a maker's product or service without having been sued for defamation (assuming that's their fear, however valid), then they should feel comfortable posting the name of the dealer who is merely handling the warranty repair, and without fear of retribution. The maker did not make the car. And it's the build of the car that's in question. Funny though: When I posted a request on Toyotanation for dealer info from maydepot (yes, he posted his "death trap" tale there also), one of the moderators there defended maydepot's silence on the matter. Then, after I made the same argument there as I did here, that same moderator got more than just a little defensive. What's going on here? Show me the last time a Car & Driver or Motor Trend reviewer go sued for effectively saying that a car stank up the road?
#78 of 262 Re: 2012 Camry is a DEATH TRAP!!!!!!!!! [hecep]
Nov 05, 2011 (3:27 pm)
Editorial correction to my previous post: "The DEALER did not make the car. "
#79 of 262 2012 Camry SE, so far so good.
Nov 05, 2011 (8:25 pm)
Just bought a 2012 Camry SE last Monday and so far driven about 375 miles. I got $1551 discount off the posted price, plus 0% for 60 months. So far I have not encountered any issues. By far the best Camry I have ever owned/driven. And I owned/driven all Camry's since 1987. Looks gorgeous too!
#80 of 262 Re: 2012 Camry is a DEATH TRAP!!!!!!!!! [smittmike]
Nov 08, 2011 (7:13 pm)
Well, local Toyota dealer service person was lying about the issue. Service manager is now saying it was an issue with Power Steering ECU assembly (and not complete computer failure), and waiting for the replacement part from Japan. Don't know whether I could trust them. I will hold my judgement until the car gets fixed. It has spent more days in the dealership service department than being driven.
#81 of 262 Re: 2012 Camry is a DEATH TRAP!!!!!!!!! [ypak1]
Nov 09, 2011 (6:09 am)
I have a 2008 VW Jetta which also has an electric power steering. Never had any problems with that. So much for "reliable" toyotas. I keep telling everyone, toyotas and hondas are just over-hyped. My 08 Jetta still drives like a new car while my accord has always had some strange un-fixable problem with it.
#82 of 262 2012 Camry LE weird sound
Nov 09, 2011 (8:13 am)
I bought new 2012 Camry LE in October. After Driving for a week I noticed a weird sound coming in Driver Side Door(don't know exactly where it is coming from but only driver can hear it ) when driving on interstates.
It sounds like a whistle, you need to pay attention to it, to hear that.
Took it Toyota dealership and complained on that. They said other cars on the inventory making same kind of noise. I drove a new car on their inventory to make sure, and it is making the same sound I complained about.
They turned down my complaint saying working as designed because other 2012 Camrys are making the same sound.
I drove few other cars Accord and Altima, they don't make that sound. Don't know how this is not found before releasing the product into market.
How can we inform this to toyota? Is there anything that can be done with this kind of issue?
Is anyone hearing this sound on their new 2012 camry?
#84 of 262 Re: 2012 Camry LE weird sound [camry2012]
Nov 09, 2011 (9:32 am)
Yes, there is definitely a noise. I noticed this noise when I first test drove it, then I test drove another to make sure it wasn't just that car. It drove me crazy when I was test driving it but my husband said I wouldn't even notice it with the radio on and he's right. It comes from upper left drivers side middle (between the two doors) and it sounds like a whistle. Louder at 80 than 60 ect. I only notice it on the freeway. I had a VERY nice car before this one so I could find something wrong with all the cars in this price range. They all have a certain extent of noise compared with the pricer ones. Overall I am still pleased with my loaded XLE, and the 11 or older was off the table due to unexceptable interior.