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2008 Toyota Camry Problems and Repairs

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  • mmcgui02mmcgui02 Posts: 2
    edited August 2010
    I had the waterpump problem around 60K miles, and now I need to replace my struts as they have a leak and I am just around 66K miles...this will cost $700. Very disappointed in my 2008 Camry. My 2000 Lexus RX300 didn't cost me anything besides oil changes and tires until it hit 100K. Because I need to transport 4 elder relatives, it became very important to have a sedan. I rue the day I decided to go with this Camry.
  • Yes, My CD player had gone beserk and display was displaying something strange and sound was going off. I asked dealer to replace it, They checked and ordered new one. for 2 1/2 months did not get the new player as they said it has to come from factory. I got tired and called Toyota CS and complained. Went to other dealer and they received in 4 days and got it fixed in 7 days. It's been working for a year now.
  • I took my 08 Camry to dealer 3 times and last time they kept for 2 days but could not figure out problem. While driving light on, instrument light goes off and comes back on. Now problem worsen and radio light goes off completely. Dealer told me that it happens as I must be driving in Auto mode which is not true. My Warranty is about to go off in September and they have not fixed the problem. Toyota CS told me that if dealer could not see problem means there is no solution. I must to to state for lemon's law for arbitration. This is rediculous Factory should have solution to guide if dealer does not have clue about car problem. It is giving me feeling that Toyota has stopped caring for customers.
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    Take a video of your lights dimming
  • So I too just got a call from my mechanic informing me that my water pump has gone out and leaked coolant all over the crank sensor which also needs to be replaced. NICE. You would think at 35k miles there would not be a single problem being that my 05 Corolla XRS has only required routine maintenance with over 150k miles. I have also experienced the brake issue and internal display problem and my car again only has 35k miles~ Please post any standard warranty information as my car is still in the shop and I need to decide if I should tow it to the dealership instead.
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    The bumper-to-bumper warranty is 36 months, or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. The powertrain warranty, which I think would cover the crank sensor, is 60 months or 60,000 miles.
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    I believe a call to the dealership, would confirm that a tow to the dealership would be the cheapest best fix for this.
  • I have a 2008 camry. A couple of weeks ago the keyless entry doesnt work. I tried using another keyless transmitter (never used after I bought the car) but it still doesnt work. Sometimes but rarely it does work which means that I can open the door with the keyless remote transmitter.

    so is this the problem of the keyless receiver? can I fix it DIY? thanks!
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    An "upselling" mechanic is more, most likely your problem.

    Water pump seals ALWAYS "seep", but even if an actual failure it would be hard for coolant to compromise the crank position sensor, acid maybe.
  • ryanj27ryanj27 Posts: 1
    This has happened twice now, but it's something that is getting me worried. When I go to start my car, it just makes a sound that's like it normally starting only repeating and then going away for a second then coming on. like ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-chhhhhh-on. (sorry about that description, I don't know how else to describe it). I thought it might be the battery, but wouldn't the battery light be on? The maintenance required light has been on for a few weeks, but it usually just means I need to change the oil, but I just got the oil changed a few days ago and it's still on. an the check engine light will come on and off randomly. I don't know if that's linked to the start up problem, but when I take it in to get looked at, I want to know what I should have them look for. any ideas about the starting issue? Thanks!
  • mcdawggmcdawgg Posts: 1,666
    Could be the battery - is it still the original?

    Whoever changed your oil forgot to reset the maintenace required light - if you want to do it yourself, your owner's manual tells you how - VERY easy.

    Check engine light - you need to get the codes read (Advanced Auto does for free). Typically, it is an emissions problem or fuel cap loose or fuel cap gasket not sealing. Nothing really serious, unless you have to have your emissions checked for getting your car registration, because then you cannot have a check engine light on.
  • ahwuyenahwuyen Posts: 2
    edited May 2012
    I had been using camry 07 for sometime now. few days ago I discovered while on motion that the throttle stop responding and the immediately the check engine light was on. I removed my battery and put it back. the car was back to normal but after sometime i.e. about 20 miles driving the check engine light was on a few miles after that the throttle stop responding on motion. can anyone help me.
  • ahwuyenahwuyen Posts: 2
    I had been using camry 07 for sometime now. few days ago I discovered while on motion that the throttle stop responding and the immediately the check engine light was on. I removed my battery and put it back. the car was back to normal but after sometime i.e. about 20 miles driving the check engine light was on a few miles after that the throttle stop responding on motion. can anyone help me.
  • coontie66coontie66 Posts: 109
    I have an interesting problem. The wind shield visors just droop down infront of your face. Toyota wants $400 to replace both. This is a safety issue. Is there a way to just tighten them?
  • mrdisco33mrdisco33 Posts: 58
    I have the same problem in my 09. the driver's visor no longer snaps back and sits flush with the ceiling. for me it's not as bad as yours, but still it's very annoying.
  • My 2008 also has same problem. I talked to mechanic, he told me to buy new from delaer or used from junk yard. It is easy to replace taking plastic cover off Then unscrew screws and unplug wires. Put new in reverse order.
  • I have got my radio replaced 3 times already in warranty.
  • I am concern on the safety of this particular model.
    My son recently had an accident driver side and frontal impact where neither the driver side or the side air bags deployed; therefore, he sustained serious head and face injuries.
    We have owned toyotas for many years and are very pleased with their performance; however, in this particular time, it did not live up to the safety measures we expect.
    Does anyone else know of an incident similar to this one and if there is a recall on this model and year? I looked and couldn't find anything.
    Thanks!
    RMS
  • mcdawggmcdawgg Posts: 1,666
    No recalls or TSBs. Many people in every make and model car have similar things happen (air bags do not deploy).
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