2007 Toyota Camry Problems and Repairs
Seems like there are some issues with the new Camry - let's talk about them here.
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take you foot off the brake pedal, unless you remove your
foot very slowly.
I have also noticed at low speeds the vehicle really does not need
to be allowed to shift into overdrive; the transmission seems to have difficulty with it. When I am driving 45mph or slower I usually drive with the transmission in fourth.
that we felt we had. I did not think it would only refer to problems as severe as losing our dearest loved one.
Our 2007 Camry on occasion seems to "stall" at low speeds
because the transmission has not shifted down; that is,
the transmission gear is too high and the rpms of the engine are too low for the speed the vehicle is traveling.
It is similar to the feel in a vehicle with a straight-shift vehicle and you have the transmission engaged in a gear that is too high. With the Camry the "stall" feel
is eliminated when the transmission lever is moved to cause the transmission to shift into position four. These are the facts as I know them.
We're trying to have more granular discussions than we have in the past.
A couple of new ES350 owners have reported similar transmission issues.
Since Camrys and Lexuses are built in different plants, that would indicate to me that the source of the problem is in the plant that manufactures the transmissions themselves.
To my knowledge, the new transmissions are built by Aisin in Japan, in which case it may be difficult to pin down exactly what cars got the faulty transmission.
I took it in to my dealer and the only solution we could determine was the VSC engages at about 10-12 mph or 20 feet. The rest of the time it is not that loud.
Has anyone else heard this noise?
I have also noticed like pickles007 that when I take my foot off the gas quickly the car seems to skip a gear and drastically slow down :confuse: . I do not notice it every time, but I am hoping as the car gets more miles this will get better or I will again be talking with my service department.
Otherwise I love this Car
Gertrude is a LOADED :shades: V6 / XLE.
I love driving her and cannot wait to go on a road trip this weekend to see how she does on the open road.
Sounds like the same noise.
When I fill out my customer survey I will list this noise as something I think they can improve upon.
Muffle the "THUNK" from the VSC.
Has this been verified? Have previous Toyota A/Ts been produced by Aisen? (I was under the impression that Toyota designed and built their A/Ts in house - and even supplied Volvo at one time.)
Is it really a "woe"? Geez.
People just don't understand how things work.
But my '97, '04, and '05 Camrys (all with ABS but no VSC) made/make no such noise (at least that I can hear).
But check your owner's manual, because I think it mentions this for both ABS and VSC.
About idle speeds, a cold start idle at 1500 rpm is nothing to be concerned about. That's pretty typical of fuel-injected cars these days.
"You may hear a click or motor sound in the engine compartment for a few seconds when the engine is started or just after the engine is started or just after the vehicle begins to move. This means that the anti-lock brake system is in the self-check mode, and does not indicate a malfunction."
I backed the car in the garage, and will have the wife start it and pull out tomorrow morning while I watch/listen to the ABS pump. I'll confirm it's the ABS then.
It's certainly louder than a "click", or maybe because the engine is soooo quiet it only sounds loud. In my case, it's a single loud clunk
Back in my day, you were lucky if a car even STARTED.
You were doubly lucky if you didn't break your arm using the hand crank!
FWIW, my 04 Accord makes a little buzzing noise when you first start out, and everyone on the Accord thread agreed it's the ABS doing its self-check. I was surprised by it at first, but now would probably miss it if it didn't occur.
OTOH, I did have a clunk sound with my 02 Camry, similar to what you're talking about, and it was discussed on this board, but I don't recall any resolution to it. It's probably unrelated, because it was coming from the rear of the car, and I think you said yours was from upfront. Like you, I had never experienced that kind of clunk from any other car I'd owned.
Someone else brought up an interesting point, that compared with cars we've had in the past (and some of us go back a ways!), all of today's cars are ultra-quiet and super responsive. I drove a '65 Mustang recently and could hardly keep it on the road -- manual steering, no power brakes, mushy throttle, etc. Scary to think that in the '60s that was a normal car for me. I used to ask my dad, "They don't make them like they used to, do they?", and he always said, "Yes, and thank goodness for that!"
More news as I get it.
So don't try to run along next to the car, hood up, while your wife is driving!
Without wading through the prior posts, I just want to ask if you have VSC in addition to the standard ABS?
I think for 2007 Camrys built in the US, the automatic 6-speed transmission is built in West Virginia by Toyoto Motor Manufacturing in West Virgina (TMMWV)...See portions of article below from Toyota.com. This may explain why no-one with a Japanese car has reported the Xmission problem (at least from a survey on another website)
So I am beginning to think that Japanese Built Camrys have transmissions built in Japan while US built Camrys have transmissions built in the US. And the problem transmissions were built in West Virginia and installed on cars built in Kentucky...anyone want to comment?
Toyota's West Virginia Plant Expands Again, Bringing 150 New Jobs
Automaker to Manufacture Additional Automatic Transmissions
April 29, 2005 - Buffalo, WV - Toyota announced today a $120 million expansion of its engine and transmission plant here, boosting employment by 150 to about 1,150.....
TMMWV currently machines and assembles four-cylinder engines for the Toyota Corolla and Matrix; V6 engines for the Toyota Sienna and Lexus RX330; and automatic transmissions for Toyota's North American-built Camry, Solara, Sienna and Lexus RX330.
("it" being U.S. production and a vertically integrated technology U.S. infrastructure)
Surefire way to find out if something is wrong: Go to your Toyota dealer first thing in the morning and ask to test drive another '07 Camry with your engine, tranny, and VSC.
If it makes the same noise, then it's likely to be normal. To be even surer, test drive more than one.
I have also noticed like pickles007 that when I take my foot off the gas quickly the car seems to skip a gear and drastically slow down . I do not notice it every time, but I am hoping as the car gets more miles this will get better or I will again be talking with my service department.
Bob, my V6 XLE Camry, does this too. Is that a problem? Do I need to take Bob in to be looked at? How do you know if your car was one of the first 160 (with a transmission problem) built? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
You may be correct. I haven't really been able to confirm that any 2007 6-speed automatic transmission are made in the US, only that TMMWV is ramping up production for automatic transmissions for US built Camrys. Nothing really states if it is the 5-speed or 6-speed.
What really puzzles me is why no-one that we know of has reported a xmission problem with a J car since all the early production models from January until end of Feb were from Japan. You'd think that at least one early production model issue would have shown up in that batch. Was this just a coincidence or did all the bad xmissions just get shipped over here?
You may be in a unique position to confirm the manufacturing location since your orginal xmission will have the manufacturer stamped on the trasmission ID plate when the dealer replaces it. Good luck.
Maybe something bound up in the rewind spring or tensioner.
(whatever) sound one time after you start it and drive
several hundred feet. The service manager said it is the ABS system causing the noise. It always does it just one time for each start and drive of the vehicle.
I’ve had this car 8 days now and still on my first tank of gas with a couple of gallons left. I’ve been treated to jerky shifts for 4 of these 8 days. I plan to video every start from tomorrow. So I expect to have sufficient video proof soon enough.
Anyway, late afternoon (~60F/15C), I had my wife and mom-in-law in car (witnesses yay!). I put car in reverse. The dash said ‘R’. I pressed pedal – engine revved – car did not budge – transmission seemed completely in Neutral. After a few seconds, knowing that if I pressed any more the tranny would engage with an unpleasant thud, I put it back in Park and then back to Reverse. This time it all was well. Wife’s comment: “oh ya, that happened to me earlier too.”
I am including temperature info in my posts to see if others have noticed their transmission problems are exacerbated by cooler temps.
I think my is defective because it doesn't retract at all.
The first time i found myself wandering around my driveway in my robe carrying a .45 but last night i just ignored it.
It is the alarm sounding 3 horn blast then it stops, anyone have any ideas on this?
Must be more than 160 bad transmissions!
There is no TSB for the 2007 Camry V6 with 6-spd auto transmission. However, there is an issue with that transmission (well documented BTW at link title) and we have been addressing it very proactively for our customers for several weeks now.
Our customer handling procedures have not changed at all either. We'll do whatever it takes to make it right for our customer--and hopefully to preserve their loyalty to the Toyota brand.
We regret that this problem has resulted in disappointment and inconvenience for some of our customers, and we are doing everything we can to resolve individual cases expeditiously.
Unless replacements come from Japan to prevent a repeat of a known problem with US transmissions. Just a remote possibility.