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2007 Toyota Camry Problems and Repairs

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  • As zaken hinted at.......but didn't come right out and say it........the "rattling" noise you describe IS probably pinging, caused by poor quality/low octane gas.

    Put a tank full of the 'good stuff' in her and see if it goes away. (also, as zaken DID say, be damn sure your oil has been changed recently AND is topped up). The Camry should not NEED to run on midgrade....and definitely NOT high test...but maybe you're just buying crap gas and you need to put Sunoco or Shell....or some other NAME BRAND unleaded in it....instead of Jimmy Johnson's cheap-[non-permissible content removed] gas!!
    Good luck;
    Mike
  • My camry has alittle over 66k miles. I have been told a water pump should not need replacing on a such a new car.
    I will try the higher grade gas .. hope that the higher grade gas will work
  • I do believe they said the water pump needed replacing and something to do with the coolant ..this is very helpful information. I also need tires and brakes which are normal wear and tear, but alot to think about all at once. Thanks alot for the advice.
  • I use midgrade 89 octane because I find the car runs much better than using regular 87 octane gas. My Camry has the 268 horsepower V-6 and has a high compression ratio. As a matter of fact I use high test 93 octane once in awhile. It may very well be true that if you own a four cylinder Camry you won't need to go to a higher grade gas than regular. But I'd certainly suggest putting in a good grade gas such as Shell, Sunoco, Mobil. etc. I stay away from cheapo gas stations as I find some have watered down gasoline.
  • These should be easy to find online. You can see if, in fact, your car has a certain defect that the manufacturer knows about but will not fix unless you scream about it and threaten to sue.
  • I haven't had that happen - but occasionally the lights on the shift don't come on and it's frustrating. Also - my husband took care of the cars and now that I'm on my own I'm trying to learn. My 2007 4 cyl Camry made in Japan has a small oil leak. I'm bringing it in tomorrow - but they say by my vin number this vehicle isn't one one that has problems. Also - the car seems to ride rough - but since I know nothing of cars - I'm not sure if this is normal or not. What does it mean for a downshift flare problem? What would the symptoms be? Thank you.
  • I could probably be one of those woman. I have a 2007 4 cyl Camry. A friend of mine whenever he drives my car states it runs rough, etc. I also have noticed the hesitation - but thought I was imagining it or thought it was because it was a 4 cyl. After reading these posts I am beginning to believe my car probably has a few issues. However, I have 95,000 miles on it and I'm sure will be told that is why. However, the hesitation has always been there - just didn't realize it was a problem. I am getting the oil leak checked tomorrow - it will be interesting what they tell me. I'm sure it will be expensive repair bills. I would love to trade the vehicle in for a small SUV - but my ex is still making the payments on it so I'm stuck.
  • TSB - what is this - thank you
  • zaken1zaken1 Posts: 556
    TSB is the achronym for Technical Service Bulletin. These bulletins are issued by car manufacturers to their dealers whenever a problem is identified and a fix for the problem is devised. If an owner brings a car into the dealership for repair of a known problem for which a TSB has been issued, the dealership will apply the remedy listed in the TSB. This is sometimes done for free. There are also databases of TSBs which are searchable by vehicle brand, model, and year. The government's NHTSA has such a database. Edmunds also has one. Some of the more common TSBs for Camrys concern reprogramming the operation of the automatic transmission.

    In answer to another question you asked; a downshift flare is an excessive increase in engine speed when the automatic transmission downshifts to a lower gear (this typically happens when you floor the accelerator to pass someone).
  • Small oil leak-have someone try to find out exactly where the leak comes from. If it is from the rubber part of the oil line that snakes around the engine they must fix it. That is what happened to my 2007 v6, only all my oil drained. Don't hesitate to get that fixed. :lemon:
  • There was a recall a while back which I believe had to do with replacing a defective oil line. I knew nothing about the recall until the service manager told me he'd have it done at the same time the my accelerator was being fixed. If I were you I'd bring your car to the dealership asap and inquire about a recall on the oil line.
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    That leaking oil line recall is only for the V6. The 4-cylinder does not have this problem.
  • Yes I know. My Camry has the V-6.
  • djm2djm2 Posts: 705
    Hi Barronc:

    I find your posting on gasoline very interesting. I own a 2007 V6 XLE Camry with 59,000 + miles. Since it was new, I have used 87 octane / no-name fuel, and I get 30+ mpg on the highway. (I also change the oil and filter every 2,500 miles.) Once a month, I put in some "gas treatment" when I fill up with fuel.

    Best regards. --------------- Dwayne :shades: ;) :)
  • That's some excellent gas milage for your 2007 Camry XLE with the V-6 Dwayne. I wish I could say the same for my Camry XLE V-6 which I'm planning on selling in a few months. The car has been very well maintained. I have the oil changed every five to six months and replace the air filter every year. Tires always have the right amount of air in them and they're rotated every six months. Since the day I bought the car brand new from the Toyota dealership my milage has been poor. The dealer says it's because it has 268 horsepower but my friend's 2005 Nissan 350Z has more horsepower, is also an automatic and gets much better milage. My car has only 26,000 miles on the odometer. My next car will be American made.
  • djm2djm2 Posts: 705
    Hi Barronc:

    Thanks for the "come back" to my posting. On road trips doing 55 to 60mph I have had this vehicle up to 34mpg on 87 octane / no-name fuel. When I am in Pennsylvania, I purchase 87 octane "Sheetz Gasoline!" I have no idea who supplies the fuel to this vendor. I change my oil and filter every 2,500 at the dealer, and my dealer recommends an oil additive BG / MOA. I have used this additive in the oil since the vehicle had it's first oil and filter change. My Camry has a 6 speed automatic transmission. I have had no issues with this vehicle. It was manufactured in Japan!

    Best regards. ---------- Dwayne :shades: ;) :)
  • Dwayne, may I inquire what tires you're using on your Camry? I also have an '87 Camry XLE V6 and I used to average 28-29 MPG. I recently replaced my tires (35K miles on the originals) with brand new ones and my MPG plummeted to 24MPG. I have read that tires can make a noticeable difference on fuel economy, but I'm stunned at the disproportion.
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    You can look up your tire characteristics on tirerack.com. You may want to have your alignment checked.
  • djm2djm2 Posts: 705
    Hi thetxstang:

    I am on my second set of "original equipment Michelin Tires." --- I got 50,000 miles out of the first set, and I had the selling dealer intall four new tires and perform a four wheel alignment. ---- I like to keep everything original equipment. By purchasing tires from the dealer, I can get tire service from any Toyota dealer while on the road! This is important to me since I do over the road trips!

    Best regards. ----------------- Dwayne :shades: ;) :)
  • Anything that can go wrong with my 2007 Camry XLE V6, HAS. The VTT-I oil hose blew in my car and there is a recall on it.
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