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2007 Toyota Camry Problems and Repairs

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  • ledzepplinledzepplin Posts: 41
    I have an '05 camry with 53000 mi and have had none of those repairs made.

    Who told you to replace these items? If you were a cab driver in NYC then

    I could understand. But not for pleasure driving even if only in the city.
  • My 2007 Camry had only 17,500 miles when I was informed by Toyota service that THE FRONT BRAKE ROTORS WERE WARPED. ALSO FOUND THE FRONT AND REAR BRAKE PADS WERE SUBJECT TO AN UPDATED BRAKE PAD TO REPAIR A BRAKE VIBRATION. REPLACED THE FRONT AND REAR BRAKE PADS. RESURFACED ALL 4 ROTORS. PAD KIT, DISC BRAK $132.37, PAD KIT DISK BRA $57.40,
    TOTAL PARTS $189.77, TOTAL LABOR & PARTS $543.16
    I've owned 5 other Toyotas and NEVER had to repair brakes and rotors
    this soon. I'm very disappointed.
  • luckysevenluckyseven Posts: 134
    edited July 2011
    Where do you rotate tires? Very often rotors get warped when lug nuts over torqued with impact wrench. I prefer to do tire rotation myself and always release lug nuts to the specs if someone else does the rotation for me. MY BOTH TOYOTAS (CAMRY AND HIGHLANDER) DON'T HAVE WARPED ROTORS AND PADS/ROTORS ARE STILL ORIGINAL.
  • dwb2dwb2 Posts: 24
    I had the same problem with my 07 Camry and dealer made complete repairs under warranty. The car was actually out of warranty by time but they fixed it anyway.
  • Hi! mY 2007 Camry all of a sudden has the maintenance required light showing on my dash. I just had my oil changed last month. THe manual says that it is the oil that needs to be changed but can it be something else?
  • zaken1zaken1 Posts: 556
    No, the odometer is what triggers the maintenance light. It sounds like you had the oil changed early, before the light came on; and the car subsequently reached the mileage which triggered the light. Just go to the place that changed your oil; and ask them to shut the light off.
  • mcdawggmcdawgg Posts: 1,666
    When they changed the oil, they forgot to reset the light. You can do it yourself if you want. Instructions are in your owner's manual. It will take you a minute or so. Turn key off with the trip odometer showing trip A. Then, hold down the trip odometer, turn key to on, and watch the display - when it gets to zero, you are done - release odometer button, turn key off.
  • notmybmwnotmybmw Posts: 101
    I had no idea the Camry was this 'sophisticated'......not to mention the Walmart guys who change my oil!!! LOL
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    GM cars have had this feature for many many years so nothing new as far as I know.
  • fmwegafmwega Posts: 1
    edited August 2011
    Why is Toyota ignoring water pump problems in 2007 camry? I was told by a Toyota dealer that the water pump for my 2007 camry need replacement and it very expensive. My camry has only 65,000 miles. It appeares that this a major problem with 2007 Camry. I used to like Toyota, but I'm loosing trust in them. To much problems. Please I need help.
  • notmybmwnotmybmw Posts: 101
    Welcome to the world of "Skeptical Toyota Owners".
    I 'joined' when I discovered (while researching my automatic transmission problems) that Toyota and its dealers have a "code of silence" to only inform customers who COMPLAIN about some related 'symptoms' that there may actually be a SAFELY concern with their automobile.

    In my case, there was even a published Technical Service Bulletin issued about my lagging acceleration problem (dangerous at intersections), but my dealer didn't even KNOW about it......AND he was reluctant to believe ME when I told him I'd found a copy of it on the Internet. NOT GOOD!!
  • nmarcel1nmarcel1 Posts: 21
    I agree.... I have 20K on my 2007 Camry LE... I started to hear the chatter which is the indication that the water pump was going.... I went onto to Utube and saw a video on how to change it. It was not an easy job but I changed the pump myself which cost me about $65 bucks for the water pump and 4-5hrs of labor. I was really angry that this Camry's water pump was shot after 20K of mileage. I am extremly disappointed in the quality of this car. Let me know if you find something out there were there was a defect with these pumps.
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    Unless you see water, coolant, puddling under the car from time to time your dealer is simply blowing SMOKE.
  • Mine went out just before the warranty period was up - so it was replaced free of charge. Unfortunately, since we purchased this vehicle and I have had to endure a divorce and cannot replace the vehicle, so I ended up with two unreliable things in my life.
  • mcdawggmcdawgg Posts: 1,666
    coolant, puddling under the car from time to time your dealer is simply blowing SMOKE.

    The red long-life coolant dries to a crystal solid, so unless it is a very large leak, you won't see a puddle on the ground, just pink crud around the waterpump.
  • The throttle lag IS DANGEROUS! My dealer claims nothing is wrong. Anyone out there have the Service Bulletin number? This is my third, and last, Camry. Next time I'm looking at the Hyundai or Honda. I also have a 2005 tacoma 4-dr PreRunner. It's a great truck!
  • My wife has on 07 Camry. The speedometer is fast by 4 mgh. So if the speedometer shows 60 mph we are really traveling 56mph. I talked to the service lady at Silsbee, Tx. Toyota and she says Toyota sets all speedometers up that way. Telling her I wanted it fixed she says they cannot. So after a short conversation of depreciation, and other sorts of problems with this con-cept (con). I told her I wanted to talk to someone who cares about this problem and I wanted it fixed. After being on hold for 10 or so min. she came back, not finding anyone that cared, and said someone would call me back with the docoments stating that this is Toyota policy. I wonder if they are really that dumb to put it in writing? As of right now we have about 55600 miles on the odometer and Toyota would owe me some 3706 miles.
  • I'm glad you posted this. I have a 2007 Camry XLE V6 and noticed a few months after I purchased it that the speedometer was reading around 3 mph higher than the actual speed. I thought it was just my particular Camry. I hadn't realized Toyota purposefully does this.
  • mcdawggmcdawgg Posts: 1,666
    Very common. I am not sure all car manufacturers do this, but I bet most, if not all, do. Reason - they would get sued by someone if they were even 1 mph too high. I have never heard of the miles being off, just the speedometer.
  • chuck28chuck28 Posts: 257
    I recently say some light pink and white crud under my car. It was only the size of a nickel or so. At first I thought could it be from the airconditioner drain. Then I saw a post on this site mentioning the water pump. I have only noticed this crud once. Is there a way to look at the water pump without taking the engine apart.

    Thanks ofr any help, chuck
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