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2010 Toyota Camry

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  • mcdawggmcdawgg Posts: 1,666
    The Camry won the MT car of the year for the 2007 model - I said "so what, who cares" back then, and I say the same thing now.
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    True, everyone knows the MT Car of the Year is sold to the highest bidder. :P

    Plus, just consider some of the dogs they chose in the past few decades: Chevy Vega, Chrysler's Aspen and Volare, and Renault Alliance, to name a few!
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    I don't understand how U.S. customers will get the fix but here in Canada, Toyota is not doing anything about it.

    Maybe Toyota figures Canadians are smarter than us Americans! ;)
  • Chrysler Aspen won?! I had no idea. That is a complete joke. A rebadged Dodge Durango wins MT car of the year. It was discontinued last year I believe. Now I can see why they gave the award to the Ford Focus. It all makes sense now. Ford must have scraped together all the remaining funds they had left without going completely bankrupt and slid that wad over to MT.
  • xluxlu Posts: 457
    I have said this a 1,000 times - just use only one floor mat, and it can be either Toyota All-Weather or carpet mat, or a good aftermarket mat, like WeatherTech that is designed for your vehicle. Also, use the hooks to secure the mat. If you do these two things, you don't have to worry AT ALL

    Are you some kind of official Toyota speaker? The official Toyota recall also include 2 additional fixes: replace the pedal with the redesigned pedal; control software change to give brake override power over accelerator. All these fixes may not cure the root cause; rather they are just patch ups to give driver some controls when the problem happens. NHTSA engineers are still investigating the possible root cause of the problem in the electronic engine control system.
  • Aside from recorded audio CD the Camry plays mp3 or wma. I prefer mp3s.
    I ripped some jazz albums to my pc and copied it to a CD, about 8-10 albums .
    You can have continuous music having about 60 albums in the changer.
    I also find using the flash drive inconvenient as you have to bend down
    to really insert it to the usb plug and the mp3 player to the RCA jack.
    Just do this when you are still in your garage, never when the car is in motion.
    The connections should have been on the faceplate or inside the center console
    arm rest. My XM satellite is soon to expire any day now. Aren't we lucky
    we have many modes to enjoy music.
  • I am not a Toyota fan what-so-ever, but they should have an anti- Toyota forum specifically for posts like yours... I thought this forum was to discuss the 2010 Camry - my mistake.
  • mcdawggmcdawgg Posts: 1,666
    No, I don't work in anything automotive-related, but I could post all kinds of negative about Chevy, etc. The mats are the problem (or not using the hooks or stacking up mats). Nobody has any evidence to say anything else. With these fixes, it increases the chances that a few people that do some very dumb things will be okay, even if they stack up mats and don't use the hooks. By the way, it tells you to use the hooks and use only one mat in the owner's manual long before this whole mess started. I bet your favorite brands do not have a smart pedal that cancels the accelerator if you hit the brakes will depressing the gas at the same time. I also bet that they will soon. Maybe I should pray that your favorite brand will get sued before they do? Nah, I'm not doing to do that. It can happen to other cars under the right circumstances, so we will all have the smart pedal soon.

    I have had a Mazda and a Ford that had the accelerator stick down on me. Fortunately, I was able to reach down to pull the mats back, but it was just luck or divine intervention that I had enough time to do so. Both of these cars did not have hooks to hold the mats (it was before all makers had them), but I did not call my attorney, get on the internet, etc. I just went out and bought clips at Wallyworld, problem solved. Toyota is going above and beyond what they should have to do here, but some haters ;) pray that Toyota is hiding something and want this to mean that Toyota is a horrible, devil-worshipping, mother-killing, etc. company. I don't post negatives about other companies, nor do I wish the worst for other companies. I am just trying to set the facts straight here, and I own a 2010 AND a 2007 Camry, so I can help people, not just spread false information. I have followed this because I want my family to be safe, but I am not concerned anymore, and will not do the recall - no need to, if you use one mat and use the hooks.

    Many try to read lots of "stuff" into this whole thing, like why these "two fixes" are being done. Once again, it is to go above and beyond what they need to do to ensure that if people do not use the hooks and use more than one mat that they will still be okay - that's it. People, specifically, the Lexus dealership in CA, not doing these two things caused the mess, so of course Toyota is going to put in multiple, redundant fixes to make sure it doesn't happen again.

    Have a nice day. Let's get back to the 2010 Camry.
  • Plus, just consider some of the dogs they chose in the past few decades: Chevy Vega, Chrysler's Aspen and Volare, and Renault Alliance, to name a few!

    Okay, so lets review:
    Chevy Vega - all aluminum production engine, overhead cams. 10 years ahead of everyone else...except for they forgot to add sleeves to the motor.

    Chrysler's Aspen and Volare - A slant 6 that would run forever, a "mid-size" sedan that offered good economy for the 1970s

    Renault Alliance - eh, you got me here, although the French offer great ride quality while still offering some handling and it did get reasonably good fuel economy for the time.
  • Chrysler Aspen won?! I had no idea. That is a complete joke. A rebadged Dodge Durango wins MT car of the year. It was discontinued last year I believe.

    Actually, it was discontinued in 1980. It was a midsize sedan.

    Now I can see why they gave the award to the Ford Focus.

    Actually, it was the Fusion.

    I see details aren't your strong suit. That explains your vehicle selection.
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    Well, the Vega seemed ahead of its time, but yes those engine blocks became boat anchors very shortly without those sleeves, plus there were overheating and severe rust problems.

    Aspen and Volare -- that slant 6 came out with the 1960 Valiant, so nothing new in 1976, and those cars were bad rustbuckets too.

    Alliance -- well you know how that one turned out.
  • The SUV market especially the MDX was very cheap to lease until recently. I was paying $550/month and now Acura wants over $700 per month to lease for the base model. Between the crappy economy and the suv lease prices made me go from getting the Highlander ltd which is what i really wanted to a car, thus all the test drives of the Camry, Accord and the Ford Fusion. Love the Fusion and the Microsoft SYNC system. It's supposed to snow this week so that will be the big test!
  • petras2petras2 Posts: 104
    Guys..I'm buying a camry le next month, build date is 12/8 and it probably won't have the mods re the gas pedal, etc..I'm not inclined to get the mods done when or if I get the recall notice...just wondering though if not doing so would possibly void insurance coverage and/or lower resale value..any thoughts?

  • Aspen and Volare -- that slant 6 came out with the 1960 Valiant, so nothing new in 1976, and those cars were bad rustbuckets too.


    Do you remember what they were up against? Did the "new" Impala come out that year, and the Riviera? I don't think its hard to win if there isn't much competition.

    I also seem to remember they separated the domestic and import COTY up until the 90s I think. Did the Taurus and the Camry both win in '86?
  • Guys..I'm buying a camry le next month, build date is 12/8 and it probably won't have the mods re the gas pedal, etc..I'm not inclined to get the mods done when or if I get the recall notice...just wondering though if not doing so would possibly void insurance coverage and/or lower resale value..any thoughts?

    Why would you buy a vehicle with a known safety defect and then not get it repaired? My guess is they won't let you assume delivery until the fixes are in-place.
  • mcdawggmcdawgg Posts: 1,666
    Don't worry about it. Get it done whenever convenient As long as you use the hooks to hold the floormats, and you don't use more than one floor mat, you will be fine. I know many want to believe otherwise, but there is zero proof of anything except people not using the hooks or using more than one mat. The fixes ensure that if people don't do these two things, they will still probably be ok. I have an '07 and a '10, and I'm not at all concerned.
  • mrghcmrghc Posts: 1
    How do I remove the hard plastic seat back from the driver's seat.? Dealer refuses to fix a lower seat back hard spot which is me causing pain. Want to look for myself. Thanks!
  • acdiiacdii Posts: 753
    Makes me wonder, if the floor mats were indeed the cause, why then the change of the pedal? My 09 TCH did have a surge problem when slowing down, it had nothing to do with the floor mat at all. It didn't happen very often, and when it did, it caught us off guard. Aside from the crappy quality, this was one of the other reasons we decided to get a different car. I had a ScanGuage2 hooked up at one time and caught it happen. The Regen braking was working when it surged, so it wasn't the Regen kicking off causing it, it was a definite engine surge, the ICE was running at the time as it was cold out.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Makes me wonder, if the floor mats were indeed the cause, why then the change of the pedal?

    Because its cheaper create a shorter pedal than a new floormat, I'd think. The problem is the floormat contacting the pedal.

    I don't see the quandry here, but I may be misunderstanding ya. :)
  • acdiiacdii Posts: 753
    Well, from what I remember the pedal is hinged to the floor, so shortening it is questionable.
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