2008 Toyota Camry
jdelgado89 Member Posts: 7
I notice the 08 Camry Solara is out. Anyone knows when the 08 Camry will be out.
I notice the 08 Camry Solara is out. Anyone knows when the 08 Camry will be out.
Anyone observed this - I drove 2 2008 cars to confirm ? Why would Toyota move in direction of stiffer German cars ?
How did the transmission shift on the 2008 V6 Camry? Does it still have the problem of the 2007?
Best regards. ----- Dwayne :shades: :confuse:
Thanks for your help. So we dont need the EJ package in order to get the xm radio. We already have the xm service in our other car, but my husband doesnt want that little radio thing you get at Circuit City or that outside antenna sticking out with the wire. Sorry but I dont know what the back parcel shelf is. Is this on the outside or inside?
Has anyone else noticed excessive wind noise or am I too picky after driving the BMW for so long.
I think it's a matter of personal acceptance however. My other vehicles are SUV's, and the Camry is the daily driver, bought to be cheap/safe/reliable and run the wheels off.
You're coming from a comparison of the fit and finish of a BMW, twice the cost of the Camry. Certainly it's not going to be as quite as your current ride.
Release the gas pedal long enough, "just" long enough, for the transaxle to upshift back into the gear ratio appropreate to your roadspeed.
Just as soon as you "feel" the upshift depress the gas pedal more aggressively.
Repeat the above sequence 2 or 3 times in reasonably quick sucussion, just as you would were you a somewhat timid driver trying to merge from the acceleration lane into a line of FAST moving traffic in the travel lane of the freeway.
It may take a bit of practice before you get the "feel" of the transaxle shifting activity.
It appears that this symptom is more prevalent, MUCH more prevalent, when the ATF is still cold from the car setting overnight. So be leary of a salesman/person that wants to find a way to "warm" up the drivetrain before you go out on your test drive.
It is for this reason I have long suspected that the 3rd to 4th upshift "flare" has something to do with ATF volume, or in the alternative ATF viscosity.
Just purchased (on 9/15/07) a new 08 Camry SE with the V6 engine and 6 speed auto transmission. To date I have had no problems (now over 600 miles on the car). DBW transmission takes a while to get used to it. I have no hesitation or flare, and the V6 engine car is FAST. Dealer stated that the 08 cars have the transmission issues resolved - so far so good. Will keep you posted.
I think that 2007 Camry V6 transmission issues were part of toyota's service campaign - its for early production camrys made last year. Any 07 still sitting in dealer's lot would (you can check date on driver door) be from few months ago.
You can confirm the VIN of the 2007 car you like with Toyota to ensure no recalls, or no service campaigns.
I think 08 handles road bumps better but since I have knee problem, I wanted softer pedals.
I'm not just talking out of both sides of my mouth. I'm fortunate to have a BMW dealership right next to me and believe me, their fit and finish is not that great.
"Repeat the above sequence 2 or 3 times in reasonably quick sucussion, just as you would were you a somewhat timid driver trying to merge from the acceleration lane into a line of FAST moving traffic in the travel lane of the freeway."
No wonder you have problems with your Camry. You can't drive. :sick:
"very few people drive like you describe."
You don't suppose, do you, that might be why so few owners are encountering these symptoms?
Also the "sequence" is a paraphasing, expansion, of one of the driving circumstances Toyota describes in the 1993 Camry TSB to address the 1-2 second transaxle downshift delay/hesitation issue.
And you may notice I did attribute the "sequence" to the more timid of Camry drivers.
I don't own a Camry and NEVER will. I learned long ago just how unsafe FWD and F/AWD vehicles can be in adverse weather conditions.
My daily driver is a 2001 AWD RX300 (yes, F/AWD) but fitted out to accomodate RWD biasing. Tre chains ONLY on the rear when the going gets rough (slippery).
I have the 07 with the shift flare. They replaced my tranny and it worked great for 3 months...but then, it started flaring again. ;-(
Lets ask ourselves this important question. ---- If the 2008 Camry does not have the "shift flare issue," then Toyota knows that the "shift flare issue" does exist in the 2007, they know what is causing it, and as such, they have done something about it in the new production run of the 2008 vehicle, so why have they not corrected the problem with the 2007 vehicles??????????????????????????????
Best regards. ---- Dwyane :shades: :confuse:
I now have approx. 1000 miles on the Camry Se and still no problems. We'll see what happens in the next couple of months.
But as is the other logical assumption....since they haven't affirmatively confirmed and fixed the 2007's, then there is nothing to conclude that the 2008 wouldn't be subject to the same problem as well.
One day the cars are rolling down the line and as they exit they are stamped with a 2007 date, the next day the cars rolling down the line are changed to a 2008. Typing an 8 instead of a 7 on a piece of paper, does not prevent an 2008 V6 from having this flare problem.
Personally, having a 2007 LE I4 with over 20K miles on it, I would highly recommend the I4 and would buy another....wouldn't see me near a V6 on the dealers lot.
You keep crying wolf in a crowded forum when the wolf has already exited the building.
Can take the discussion over to the Camry Transmission forum if needed, but I think you'd find a number of owners who would disagree with your assessment.
- The original V6 snap ring problem was identified early, and resolved.
- The V6 'flare' problem still exists (symptoms documented with the videos posted in the forum), with a number of owners reporting that their vehicle was bought back under lemon law, others reporting that they still have the issue after numerous attempts to fix.
If you have a fix for this at your dealership, then lets get the affected owners to get in contact with you to help steer them how to get resolution. Their dealerships and centralized Toyota help desk are not getting their car fixed. Perhaps this is just a lack of technical skills at particular dealerships, but it's certainly reflecting badly on Toyota to have these problems linger.
If this problem is indeed resolved by Toyota, then it would be an easy matter for someone to step forward and offer to be the focal point for their problem resolution.
Pat, can you get someone from corporate Toyota to handle this?
Is there any evidence that the 08 Camry V6 also has the rpm flare problem? My aunt just bought an 08 LE V6 and her's drive just fine.
25975 + tax + title fee
At first I had several dealers tell me they can match the price and have the car built to my specifications. As of late they are telling me all SE v6 come with sunroofs and the sports convenience package. My question is, if the car is going to be built to my specifications why will these accessories be added? Have any of you run into the same situation?
commitment to deal from the Edmunds TMV quote on a
2008 Camry LE-V6 with options for trac-esc and alloy wheels?
What you'll get here is anecdotal data from an extremely small sample that will be meaningless in relation to your car. Just enjoy your new ride and if you have issues, then post to see if anyone else has the same issue. Chances are you'll never have a problem and if you do, that's what the warranty is for.
I bought a Silver 08 Camry SE V6 Auto-transmission, in Sept. and have now over 1200 miles on it. Car came equipped with same options/features you have including pin striping, lo-jack, remote start and a 5 year tire/wheel warrantee.
Only problem so far has been a slight vibration through the steering wheel at 70 MPH. Took it to the dealer on 10/6/07 and they found 1 tire out of balance. They re-balanced all 4 tires and the car is fine. I love the car - tranny is smooth through all gears and the car is FAST.
PS: just order the hi-performance TRD airf-filter that should increase performance.
Good luck with yours.
I am waiting to see what else will be available, rumor is Toyota is going to spend three times the budget Chevrolet is via advances for their Camry on the NASCAR circuit. Virtually all advancements in car safety and performance have been developed via the racetrack so I hope great things trickle down to our Camry's via TRD parts. Congrats on your ride also. Quick note on my exterior mods, I shaved all badging except for Toyota Logo on front and rear, replaced with TRD Badging (rear deck and grill) . Adding Headlight Armour laser cut films, sunroof deflector, Hood bug and rock chip deflector and Paint matched Shark Fin Antenna.
4 hp is about 1.5% of the Camry V6 output. That translates into about .1 sec reduction in 0-60. That's unnoticeable and within the variation you'd see in repeated runs.
Enjoy your cars.