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2009 Toyota Camry

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  • roadanroadan Posts: 1
    edited February 2010
    Anyone know where I can get a fuse box diagram with complete explainations on what fuse serves what purpose as the abreviations are limiting. The N-S-E-W direction indicator on the rear view mirror has no power. After the oil is changed how do you reset the service light?

    I do not have a manual or a warrantee as the car is salvage title.

    Chris
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    For oil change, try:
    - set to trip A
    - turn engine off
    - holding odometer reset button, turn key to ON (not start) while holding reset button, for about 5 seconds as display bars count down.

    For fuse, not exactly clear from the electrical schematics. The EC mirror is fused off the 10A ECU 1G#1 fuse.

    But also check 10A Dome, 7.5A Gauge#2, 10A MPX-B, and 30A sunroof since those power different roof elements.
  • exlerexler Posts: 129
    I had the Toyota dealer do an oil change and the invoice said they used synthetic oil--Do I have to keep using synthetic oil in the future?
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    No, unless you have a 2010 model with the new 2.5-liter 4-cylinder.
  • notmybmwnotmybmw Posts: 101
    If I were you, exler, I wouldn't consider using any other oil in your car......whether it was "trained on" or "just recently converted to" synthetic. The beauty of synthetic is that you need only change it once per year.....for the rest of your car's life!

    It IS definitely more expensive, but you shouldn't be having a dealer perform oil changes for you anyway. Having any shop change your oil (or even doing it yourself) does not void your warranty, so why pay someone 135 bucks an hour when Walmart can do it for 50.......including parts and labour!!

    I'll be curious to see what other comments you receive, but now you've got my 2c worth. (I'm an auto mechanics school graduate and three time Camry owner...for what it's worth.)

    Cheers and good luck with your car. Be sure to find a 'friendly' dealer and ask his service manager to provide you with any and all Technical Service Bulletin upgrades.

    Michael
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    But if the engine is still under the 5/60 powertrain warranty, you still have to change the oil every 6 months or 5000 miles, whichever comes first (again if the car is not a 2010 4-cylinder model with the new 12 month/10K miles change interval).

    Otherwise, if you have a warranty claim with the engine, it might not be honored, even if you have used synthetic.
  • But if the engine is still under the 5/60 powertrain warranty, you still have to change the oil every 6 months or 5000 miles, whichever comes first (again if the car is not a 2010 4-cylinder model with the new 12 month/10K miles change interval

    I have a 2010 4-cylinder SE and the manual states that the OCI is every 6 months or 5000 miles.

    The Service Mgr. at my dealer says that 10K intervals are fine for the 2010, but until I get this in writing from Toyota I will stick to the 5K interval.
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    Yes, the change was made mid-year; I don't know if Toyota will mail all owners a letter about the change. I believe all dealerships have been informed by now.
  • silvercoupesilvercoupe Posts: 326
    edited February 2010
    Yes, the change was made mid-year; I don't know if Toyota will mail all owners a letter about the change. I believe all dealerships have been informed by now.

    If it is not in writing from Toyota, it didn't happen. That's my position.

    My dealership is pushing me hard to go to the 10K OCI. I think because they gave me coupons for 3 free oil changes during the first year. If I go to the 10K interval, they will only have to provide 1 of the free oil changes.
  • I purchased my car in April 2009. I only have 10,000 miles on my car and it needs a new transmission. Unfortunately for me my dealer, in baltimore, will not honor my warranty. They came up with some bogus story about how I damaged the transmission because my wheels were spinning in the snow. Totally ridiculous, this is just another case of Toyota failing to admit there is a problem with their cars until it is too late.
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    Welcome to the forums! Without further details about what's been diagnosed, it's hard for us on the Internet to make any informed comments.

    I assume you have an automatic transmission.

    It did snow a lot this past month (I live in central VA).
  • I am assuming you have asked to talk to a regional manager. If that gets no result, call in a local TV news crew. They'll love to jump in on another Toyota scandal. Reminds me of the oil line issue I am currently faced with:

    TOYOTA V6 OIL LINE SCANDAL

    http://sites.google.com/site/toyotav6oillinescandal/
  • It is an automatic transmission. I am waiting for a factory rep to come out and check out the car, but it doesn't seem promising. The dealership advised me that they spoke with the factory rep over the phone and he agreed with their decision. I asked for the rep to come out and check the car.
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    edited February 2010
    Do you have VSC?

    If you weren't hotdogging it around in the snow, then there would be nothing that they could read out of the computer that would indicate that you caused the problem.

    If you were, then tail between legs, and be at best behavior and maybe they'll cut you a break on the repair bill....hopefully covering some piece of it.
  • Having any shop change your oil (or even doing it yourself) does not void your warranty, so why pay someone 135 bucks an hour when Walmart can do it for 50.......including parts and labour!!

    Holy crap, Batman! My Toyota dealer charges $39.95 for an oil change, which includes tire rotation AND the top off of fluids.
  • berriberri Posts: 4,268
    They came up with some bogus story about how I damaged the transmission because my wheels were spinning in the snow

    How can spinning tires when stuck in the snow wreck a tranny unless you were doing it hard for a prolonged period of time? Sounds like there may be another hidden defect on their cars? I hope Toyota isn't racing to beat Chrysler into last place for reliability with their rush for the sales crown.
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    He won't tell us the whole story, so it's a little premature to blame Toyota.
  • I to am disappointed with Toyota, all they care about is their bottom line, Look at what has been coming out .....they now can't say for sure that it is a mechanical problem or "fly by wire" problem.....damage control at its best.....the bigger they are, the harder they will fall, its time for a change in Toyota USA management and that might start changing their culture.....
  • What really ticked me off during this whole recall ordeal, is the plummetting value of used Toyotas! I have a 2009 Camry SE, that I purchased in April of 08. Less that 2 years old, and even the same Toyota dealer I bought it from is only offer 13500 for it towards a trade against the Tundra! What is Toyota going to do about those of us that made a sound investment, and still want to remain loyal customers? We all know that once the recall issue has blown over, Toyota will go back to being the "powerhouse auto maker" they we're just a month ago!
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    I'd advise waiting until the dust clears on this whole matter. I have no doubt resale values will stabilize and possibly even increase.

    If you can afford the Tundra now, it would be a great time to buy. Then sell the Camry later this year.
  • smarty666smarty666 Posts: 1,503
    guys, don't get too bog down about the toyota resale value things, they have only dropped a little bit and ALG already took Toyota's current troubles into consideration for this years resale value awards; they might not be class leading anymore but they are still not too bad, here is the results!

    https://www.alg.com/ResidualValueAwards
  • exlerexler Posts: 129
    What are the chances that Toyota will increase the warranty on the ENTIRE vehicle on all the recalled vehicles and all NEW vehicles to 5-100,000. This may not cover all the affected units but a step in the right direction? It would be a great marketing tool.
  • smarty666smarty666 Posts: 1,503
    I think that would be a good move for Toyota, it has worked great for Hyundai over the years - they still have the best warranty in the business

    plus, now Nissan extended the powertrain coverage to 10yrs/120k miles on CVT equipped vehicles so it would be a smart move for Toyota, since it is Nissan, Hyundai, and Ford who are going to benefit the most from Toyota's current troubles!
  • exlerexler Posts: 129
    I just checked KBB on a 08 Camry vs. same year Nissan Altima--not much difference on trade in, retail, etc.--anybody else done comparisons vs. other makes--model to model?
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    That would be a REALLY bad move on Toyota/ect's part IMMHO.

    An extended warranty is not much good if it is seen as an alternative to being dead.
  • notmybmwnotmybmw Posts: 101
    Hi, James.

    I was, of course, referring to a full Synthetic oil change....which I don't think your dealer would do for $39.95. (and Walmart also includes a 20 point inspection including all fluid top-ups, by the way.)

    Plus, don't forget, I'm quoting in wimpy old Canadian dollars......from wimpy old Canada; we pay about 30% more for everything here. (Gotta pay for Universal Healthcare somehow.......right!?)

    Got the hockey game all ready to go? Go CANADA!!!
  • exlerexler Posts: 129
    Do you feel anything at all needs to be done by Toyota to counteract any image problem that is currently all over the media?
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    edited March 2010
    Yes, first and foremost, find the UA cause and announce it, and the fix, publically.

    On several fronts Toyota seems to be making an effort to assure the public that the electronics, absolutely, is not the cause. That statement is totally inappropriate absent knowing, and announcing, the actual cause. Once the cause is know then, only then, should you be giving this level of assurance.

    Is Toyota protecting NipponDenso from exposure...??

    Why...??!!

    NipponDenso is a "sister" Japanese company..??

    If NipponDenso is found to be at fault what happens with all the other asian marques, and even US marques that use Denso US, that use the very same base hardware design and firmware code...??

    A "wide net" that would be..!
  • Toyota should just reconnect/rewire the kill switch to the fuel pump with a new button on the steering wheel or dashboard and stop fooling around with all these band-aid fixes......
  • zhengmzhengm Posts: 4
    I have a much similar experience with my 4cy camry. Especially when I come off the highway at about 40mph, it doesn't slow down as if there is no engine brake. I was worried that the acceleration pedal has problem. Maybe the "point of tipping" is too high. I mean it should be below 30mph.
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