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All-New 2012 + Toyota Camry

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  • Did you ever get an answer to your question?

    One way to find out, I guess, would be to turn the car off and then plug a phone in. If the phone starts charging, then I guess the cord would be drawing power (not trying to sound like a smart a$$).
  • I have a 2012 Toyota Camry, there are times I try to accelerate and get either no or a sluggish response. I have had my car to the dealership 4 times and they can find nothing wrong.

    I am a first time Toyota owner and am very unhappy.....Has anyone else had this problem???
  • Does anyone know if the net made for the 2011 model will fit the 2012? Many retailers online don't yet have one stated to fit the 2012. I'm wondering if there's any difference at all.

    Thanks.
  • jph3006jph3006 Posts: 49
    Hi All:

    Would it be reasonable to say the I4 car should be a softer ride while the V6 ride should be stiffer and tighter due to the higher HP?
  • bj02176bj02176 Posts: 115
    My last crv was like that, step on gas to fast and hard and it won't move right away.

    I find my 2012 Cambry le to have one of the best driveablities of any car I have every owned. Step on the gas and it goes.

    My 2005 Escape was pretty good also.

    The only thing I find fault with is the brakes, sometimes there is a lot of pedal play before the brakes engage, not always though. Mostly when the car is first driven. Somewhat disconcerting when coming off a Honda.

    All and all a pretty perky engine and drive train.
  • I have the exact problem and the dealer says there is nothing wrong. When I take off sometimes it does not have power but when I pump the pedal it takes off. Dangerous in heavy traffic trying to get out f the way. It must be a design thing. Do you have any suggestions?
  • luv4deoluv4deo Posts: 1
    Does anyone else have any problems cleaning the 2012 Camry Se Base Model just with Nav? Even hand prints on door or seats seem to sink in and no cleaner will get them up. The Doors seem to be very cheaply made and easily scratched but they just absorb stains or something. Anyone have ideas on a good cleaner, only had it a month and it already looks faded and not been in the sun. Really disappointed with this car, never had a car that you couldn't get simple finger prints up. Also does anyone know if there is rear seat protectors to help protect the vinyl seats from Car Seats?
    Hopefully everyone else has better dealings with their car. :mad:
  • Up to 1000 miles on my Camry LE. Perfect so far. Oil level reads full and oil is crystal clear. Gas mileage is pretty much in line with expectations. Glad I bought this car instead of a Sonata. Some people including Motor Trend are complaining about steering and gas mileage on their Sonatas. MT didn't like its sluggish 6AT, either.

    Read the MT test on the Camry, Sonata, and Passat. The Sonata GLS they tested got 6.5 mpg less than the Camry LE. That's a lot! The Passat finished first, but it's also more expensive and less reliable than the Camry. It also lacked a couple features. VW's have had lousy long term reliability for decades. Expect nothing to change in that department. I'll never buy another VW. I'm positive I made the right choice in buying this new Camry. No buyer's remorse with my last three Japanese sedans.

    The salesman at my dealer in North Naples, FL was great - no BS. He not only met my price with a 207k mile 1997 Maxima trade-in, I got a power driver seat thrown in with the deal. That's a $400 option. Glad I didn't insist on the manual seat because it lacks lumbar support. I find myself making more seat adjustments on long drives now. It's so much easier. Get the power seat.
  • Absolutely check your oil! I checked mine on my 2012 LE 2.5 within 50 miles. It was full. I just checked it at 900 miles. It's still full and still crystal clear. The manual says you could use a quart every 600 miles. Using a quart every 1000 miles would still alarm me on a brand new car.

    I read that Toyota gets its oil from Mobil and that Mobil 1 0W-20 full synthetic is the same stuff re-branded by Toyota, so I bought a 5-quart container of Mobil 1 0W-20 at WalMart.
  • Everyone should check the oil at less than 50 miles. The dipstick should read full. Check it again at 500 miles and every 500 miles after. Reading the dipstick properly takes some getting used to because the oil is so clear. Dip and wipe several times.

    To be safe, stop driving and call for road assistance if your oil light comes on. The last thing you need is for some grease monkey who can't read your dipstick properly to pour in three quarts when there's already that much in there.

    My dipstick still reads full at 920 miles (2.5 I4). The oil is still crystal clear. That erases one big concern.

    The manual says up to a quart could be used every 600 miles. I'd be upset if it started using that much every 1000 miles. The 1997 Maxima I traded in at 207k miles was still using only a quart of 5W-30 synthetic every 1000 miles.
  • I just traded in a 1997 Maxima with 207k miles on it for a 2012 Camry LE 2.5 instead of the hybrid. It was a matter of price and availability. I bought the Maxima brand new 15 years ago and was pleased with it despite having to replace some expensive parts to keep it going. It was worth it. It never stranded me and always gave me plenty of warning when a part was wearing out.

    The Camry gets better gas mileage on regular than my Maxima 3.0/5MT did on premium. It will do even better once it's broken in. I'm very pleased with this Camry. I can't find a thing wrong with it after 920 miles. My oil dipstick still reads full and the oil is still crystal clear. The 6AT is operating as programmed. It looks like Toyota finally got everything right on this new Camry.

    Perhaps my next car will be a hybrid if I can get a decent deal on one. This one will do fine for several years.
  • If you can, make sure doing so won't void any part of the warranty.
  • Sounds like a bad wheel bearing. I had that problem on my old Maxima. I thought I had a bad tire. It was a wheel bearing. A new bearing quieted it right down.
  • jj2712jj2712 Posts: 2
    edited June 2012
    Hi,
    Did your tramline problem get resolve? I purchased Camry 2012 XLE and experiencing similar problem. I have Michelin Primacy on my car. No help from Toyota.
  • shawn68shawn68 Posts: 8
    Hi, Toyota said they know about the problem and working on it, but no resolution so far. So, I studied on my own and replaced the tires with
    Michelin Primacy MXM4. That fixed the issue. Michelin will replace the tires, but you may have to pay for installation. I learned my lesson. Never buy the first year car!
  • jj2712jj2712 Posts: 2
    My car already has Michelin Primacy MXM4 but still tramlines badly. Will call Michelin and see if they can help. Agree, should never buy car the first year.
  • ocbmwocbmw Posts: 31
    edited June 2012
    On the way to home from dealer, I noticed wind noise from left hand side of driver. Returned to dealer next day, they denied any excessive noise. Anybody has had luck with fixing the issue?
  • shawn68shawn68 Posts: 8
    Take a close look at your tires.... You have MXV4 not MXM4.

    I had MXV4 and put on MXM4.
  • jimdrewjimdrew Posts: 84
    What is that? I have the 2012 SEV6....noticed no problem......
  • jimdrewjimdrew Posts: 84
    My phone stopped working with bluetooth when I tried doing the verbal commands...it sounded like a problem with the microphone. I took it to the dealer...my phone worked fine and was paired with the car....but did not recognize my phone commands. First the service adviser checked my phone and of course it was fine...and than he turned the vents from the air conditioning down....I thought he was just guessing but sure enough the voice commands worked fine. This is a known problem and yet Toyota has not let the customer know....it needs to be fixed. If you have your air vents turned up high it distorts your microphone which sits up high but your moon roof. Some type of wind deflector would solve the problem. Come on Toyota let your customer know.......

    Jimmy Drew
  • rustmanrustman Posts: 1
    I experience dizziness more than anything when I drive the new 2012 Camry SE I just got. I had a Chevy Impala before and never experience anything like this before...it is bad enough to where I don't even know if I can drive the car anymore.
  • jimdrewjimdrew Posts: 84
    you kidding??? I have never heard of this...the SEV6 is one of the best cars out there at any price range... I have owned 3 or 4 Camry's and many other brands. The Camry is one of the best. You need to see a Dr. and do it soon. BTW as a follow up to my post about the Motorola Max and the Bluetooth connection on the Camry I called Motorola and they did solve the problem. They were able to remote access my phone and reset some of the connections...voila, it works fine. Thanks Motorola for making such a terrific phone as the Droid Razor Maxx. I was going to upgrade to the Samsung S111 but will keep the Maxx!!!

    Jimmy Drew
  • Have the 2012 SE V 4 since december 2011. Has 11,000 miles on it now. It is a great car, rides very well and for the most part am very pleased with it. Cannot understand your dizziness etc, but i do not think it is the vehicle.
  • seolbroseolbro Posts: 19
    I moved from a ’03 4-cylinder Accord (a great car that remains in the family) to a ’12 Camry SE. Beside the Camry I considered the Passat, Mazda 6, ’13 Altima, Sonota, Optima and the forthcoming Accord. I quickly dropped the Koreans because they felt agricultural. The current Accord is fat and I feared the ’13 would be the same. No one at Honda could tell me a thing about the new one. Mazda is selling so few of the 6 models that I concluded it will be discontinued and service will become a problem. The Passat was OK but maintenance costs worked against it. The finalists were the Camry and the 2013 Altima. Nissan dealers are playing games on prices. I also noticed that Altimas look old before their time which casts doubts on their quality. So I just started bargaining at Toyota dealers. I am very happy with my choice.

    Things to like
    Cruise control: accurate and no delay in pick-up.
    The 5-spoke wheels that look great and are easy to clean.
    Fast and accurate steering.
    Interior quietness.
    Performance of the 4-cylinder engine.
    Gas mileage of the 4-cylinder engine.
    Entune system.
    Roomy interior in a compact exterior package.
    Great headroom front and rear.
    Comfortable seats.
    Hydraulic hinges on the hood. A small thing, but lots of cars still use a prop-stand.
    Solid brakes.
    Slick and smooth 6-speed transmission

    Thing to improve
    Some interior plastics are cheesy.
    The switchgear for the heater/air conditioner is decent, but it looks like something from a 1969 Chevy.
    The SE steering wheel has pronounced thumb grabs at 10 and 2 o’clock that are uncomfortably sharp. I hope they soften up over time.

    The great “other”
    The taillights are,,, different. Fortunately they work well and I don’t have to look at them.
    There are almost too many storage spots in the front compartment. I’ve lost things because I forgot which cubby I used.
    The glovebox could be deeper. The Altima got this feature right: make it big enough to fit a laptop computer.
    The paddle shifters on the SE are eye candy, but I rarely use them. Putting the transmission in “D” is simple and works very well.
    The Eco driving light may annoy some. I find it a useful reminder to ease off the gas.
    In that vein, you can find yourself going fast in this car without realizing it.
  • seolbroseolbro Posts: 19
    They don't. The 4 cylinder is inline.
  • tolgactolgac Posts: 6
    Just a quick question to 12 Camry SE users ?

    Got a new 12 Camry SE ( due to same reasons everybody mentions in the forum against Honda - smooth ride and steering )...

    Specs says 25/34 mpg but I am on my 170 miles ( about 100 miles in city, 70miles highway ) and didn't drive crazy aggressive either - it is showing about 18mpg on the front and electronic gauge ?

    What is your experience ? just started to worry if there is anything wrong with mine..

    Feedback is appreciated - Thanks
  • seolbroseolbro Posts: 19
    You need to reset the mileage gauge. I do it every time I fill the tank. Toggle through the odometer/tripmeter display until reach mileage and then hold it down for a few seconds. Both the electronic and analog gauges will reset.
  • mcdawggmcdawgg Posts: 1,668
    If you only have 170 miles on it total, don't bother measuring. You are on your first tank of gas, the car had checks done at the plant, moving on & off the car transport trucks, moving around the new car lots, etc. So a lot of idle time when you get 0 mpg.
  • I can't seem to find a consistent release date for the 2013 Camry. I've seen a date in 2011 and I've seen info. That they're available now, but nothing specific. When I bought my 2005 they were available in Aug. '04. I also have read info. In different places claiming both the 2012 and 2013 models were major redesigns. I will be in the market for a new one soon and am trying to get oriented. Thanks.
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