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2007 Toyota Camry Problems and Repairs



  • tnrtnr Posts: 10
    Has anyone successfully had Toyota address the rattles from the dashboard. After having this car less than a week...all the rattles are driving me bonkers. They are primarily near the speakers and the stereo system...but it seems the entire dashboard is subject to random noise which is extremely disappointing. I'm calling the dealership today to let them know that I need that addressed or I must return the car.
  • I have the same issue... noise is near the speakers ... more so when it's very cold... I know there is a TSB which the dealers know about it... I have read at least 1 person has gotten this fixed with the TSB.. they said it fixed the problem. I have been waiting to see if more folks that get it done have good experiences afterwards... I think I only saw 1 response back that someone got it done. I just really have a problem with the tech's taking the whole dashboard out without them screwing something else up. Also, if your lucky... hopefully the dealer that u bring your car to has done this already.... Write back if you get this done and let us know how you make out.
  • mcdawggmcdawgg Posts: 1,666
    I have read reports from many people on this and other web sites, and the TSB for the dashboard rattles seems to work good. Your '07 must be an early production (see the build date on the driver's door jamb.).
  • tnrtnr Posts: 10
    The dealership is going to have the service guy call me to arrange a time to bring my car in. A coworker found that the TSB is NV008-07. I'll let you know how it goes.

  • mcdawggmcdawgg Posts: 1,666
    Great! If you want, this TSB is out on the internet, just so you can see what is going to be done. ToyotaNation is another site specific to Toyotas, and they have most of the TSBs.
  • sunilvsunilv Posts: 26
    After the TSB it is driving much better than before. But still the transmission is not shifting smoothly for me. It jerks while shifting in lower gears.
  • chuck28chuck28 Posts: 257
    Hello I had the dash noise tsb done. From what I was told they only take the top of the dash apart. The TSB also includes a noise kit.
    My car noise is much improved. Now that the major noises are gone I seem to be focusing on smaller noises maybe from arounfd the speakers?
    I'm as happy with the car as I have ever been since the major rattles are gone.
    I still think Toyota can make this car better and I'm not ready to recommend this car to anyone.
    I would go ahead and get the tsb done. You may want to make sure your dealer has done this job and ask for the best mechanic they got.
    PS I've owned the car for a 1 1/2 years and have had all the issues you have read about. It's a v-6 also.
    Maybe Toyota has accomplished what they wanted to do? That is to wear me down.
  • Hi,

    I'm having 2007 camry -SE. I do have problem with this and would like to get your help to solve this problem.

    The problem is by turning the steering fully towards right or left, if I move my car; I'm getting hammering noise from the front wheels. I don't know the cause. And my dealer said its design problem. Please help me to resolve this.

  • vizyovizyo Posts: 35
    Thanks for your response about the paint. I have touch-up pen as well. I have already too many touch-ups on the bumper, which look ugly.

    I recorded my gas consumption for the last 6000km. 85% of this is high way driving. I am having average 27 mpg. It goes down to 18mpg in the city.
  • eroc69eroc69 Posts: 56
    I had my 07 LE V-6 in twice for the dash rattles and a few other things.
    Suppsoedly the dash was fixed but it wasn't. I dont know if they actually applied the TSB or just stuck some sticky tape in there but its still bad. So much that my wife drives it and I use her 05 CR-V.
    I am so frustrated with this car, my other big gripe {really the only other issue} is the driver seat. It is soooo soft it hurts my back. The guy who re-upholsters seats said his wife and an Accord and had to trade it in cause the firmnes of that hurt her back.
    I hope Im not the only one who despises that seat...
    I know being 6' 240lbs cant help but its not like Im an NFL linebacker :P
    nor does the seat take all my weight when Im sitting in it. Maybe 80%
  • I bought an 07 Camry LE (4 cyl). It ran well for 2500 miles and then the vibration started. It is back at the dealership for the 5th time as I write. It now has 5000 miles on it and the vibration continues. This will also be the second time corporate has been involved in diagnosing the problem. I am on my third set of tires, second set of wheels(second set alloy), and the car / tires have been aligned and balanced multiple times. I have been through some of the previous messages, but I would like to hear more from people with a similar problem, and whether or not a permanent fix was found. For my part I have sent Toyota a letter letting them know this is their final opportunity to fix the problem, to be followed by lemon law action. I am extremely disappointed with this vehicle. Toyota has a reputation for quality, but it seems this reputation has faltered lately. I can only hope they treat me fairly in this matter, and do the same for anyone with similar issues. It takes a long time to earn a great reputation. It takes a lot less to lose it.
  • djm2djm2 Posts: 705
    Hi iyoung111:
    When I take delivery of a new vehicle I have the dealer install original equipment quality Michelin tires on the vehicle at no cost to me, (as part of the deal.) ----- If the dealer is not willing to take this action, I simply walk! ----- I have owned my 2007 V6 Toyota XLE Camry since January 2007, ----- (the vehicle has 22,000+ miles with no problems.) This vehicle came with Bridgestone tires. Once the deal was set, I told the sales person to exchange the Bridgestone tires for Michelin tires. I also told the sales person that this request was not negotiable, as I would not own a vehicle with either Firestone or Bridgestone tires. They are simply an accident looking for a place to happen! ----- (Yes, that is my opinion!)
    Best regards. ------ Dwayne :shades: ;) :)
  • I have an 07 4cyl LE purchased in May of 06 so it was one of the first ones out. I have had no real problems as of yet except having to replace the drivers side sun visor.
    I do have a little hesitation but not enough to worry me.

    This winter has been exceptionally cold here in the Dallas area and because of that I started to have the dash noise. It sounded like someone was shaking a can of nails when the car was cold. After heating up, most of the noise went away but not all of it. I had to take the car in for a wheel alignment yesterday and mentioned to the service adviser about the the TSB for the dash problem. He said he wasn't aware of of it. It's a good thing I wrote it down on a slip of paper and handed it to him. To sum it up, I was a bit worried, but after picking the car up at the end of the day there are no more rattles and the dash looks like when I brought it in. Hopefully this will be the end of that. I hope anyone who has been putting off the TSB work for this problem will have it done, unless of course you just don't have confidence in the dealership you take it to because of an earlier problem. The dealership I go to I have been using for a few years now and am highly confident of their work. :)
  • Sounds like you are going down a similar path that I have with my 2007 Camry XLE V6.

    First was a rattle in the rear window that they had to fix. I had to take the car in 3 times for one and they had to get into the rear seat area to fix it. Next was the rattle in the front windshield near the speaker. They kept the car a couple of days for that one.

    Next came the 15K servicing where I found out that the front Bridgestone tires were worn down to the wear bars. I talked to the dealer and they said sure enough, the tires were worn. The rep from Toyota said I should call the tire manufacturer to see what they would do about it. The Firestone dealer said that the tires were underinflated at 25 PSI and from the Toyota service records that the tires were not rotated as required. The tire dealer offered to buy one of the tires if I would buy the other tire and do an alignment al for about $220.

    The result is that I didn't get the servicing that I thought that I was paying for, Toyota just bailed out on any responsibility whatsoever and Firestone said that the dealer didn't do the required servicing. The tires track poorly, they make loud and course road noise, that the fornt passenger seat rattles from the harshness of the ride.

    Me, I think that Toyota is the villan here and I think the public needs to know about this kind of stuff. My thought is that Toyota is out of line on its treatment of customers and I feel that people should strongly consider other manufacturers. I think that anyone would be crazy to consider buying a Toyota Camry. :lemon:
  • chuck28chuck28 Posts: 257
    Thank you for sharring the truth about what is really going on when it comes to the new Toyota 2007 camry.
    I have been through most of the problems you have read on these post. It's been a year and half trying to get problems solved that have been with this car from day one.
    I agree the consumer needs to hear the real truth of the experiences we are having.
  • ljmewljmew Posts: 2
    I have a 2007 camry xle.. for about a month or so my drivers side carpet is soaking wet. At first I could not figure out the source of the problem. I had ice forming on the inside of the windshield...and then i discovered the moisture was coming from the floor. I had the car serviced and at first they could not discover the problem. They informed me a drain in the sunroof was not connected, causing the water to end up on the floor through the channel along the windshield...i'm not sure if this makes much sense, but I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this. It has been about 2 weeks since they checked the vehicle and the carpet is still soaking wet and it is smelling a bit musty. any thoughts?
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    Your car is under warranty, presumably. If the original dealer can't properly hook up the drain hose and if the carpet and padding has been ruined by mold, I'd go to another dealership and demand the appropriate repair and replacement.
  • ljmewljmew Posts: 2
    hi..thanks for the reply.. yes ... it is under warranty... the dealer said they had fixed the problem but 2 ++ weeks later and the carpet is still saturated...which makes me believe that it was never properly addressed... i guess i'll have to give them one more try...
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    Also tell them you expect the carpet to be cleaned and DRY when they give it back so you can bring it right back at the first site of dampness.
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    Personally, given that this will be the second iteration I would ask to have the carpets replaced completely. Otherwise, you're likely to NEVER get rid of that musky mold and mildew odor.
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