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Perry

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Mar 31, 2008
I was driving my camry ; suddenly engine made noise & smokes came out-oil spilled over inside the car;Hardly driven 61000 miles. Had 60000 service at toyota dealer one week back. Now the dealer is telling engine is gone due to block /oil sludge & need to replace the engine-which is unbelievable for Camry.Pls advice what to do in this . Will toyota take the responsibility for the engine of 99 camry?
ford sucks

Shorewood, IL

#2 Mar 31, 2008
yes they will they r one of the best company in the world.. buy japan
Built Ford Tough

Newtown, PA

#3 Mar 31, 2008
Buy a Ford, you won't have these problems.

Since: Aug 07

Trumbull CT

#4 Mar 31, 2008
Buy a GM, Ford, or Chrysler.
Cal

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Apr 1, 2008
Engine Oil Sludge Problem, Toyota is blaming us , car has 40-300 miles, never driven in adverse driving conditions, only locally and in Florida for vacation, have small child riding in the car, we are terrified that it is a time bomb, smoking, we understand it could throw a rod or crack the block or catch fire! We have certified mail letters to Toyota in Calif, called them, they said they cant help us, also to Corporate Customer Relations in Ohio, and to local dealer. We cannot afford the engine replacement costs of over $7,000 and no warranty on the block and crank case. We purchased this car in good faith. Are there any other complaints for the 2003 Highlander with this Engine Sludge problem, we understand that this happened with 79-02 highlanders also and other models in Louisiana and they settled a Class action law suit with these owners. Toyota never told us there was a silent recall on this problem, and also never told us about the engine oil sludge problem. Just that it had to be replaced at the cost above mentioned. We are original owners of this car, and never have been notified anything about it, had to find it out on our own. Can you please help us? The phone above is a relative, for messages. Our cell phones we cannot use at work and it is hard to get a hold of us. We do not have a house phone. Y
Ford Bold Moves

AOL

#6 Apr 1, 2008
Buy a new Fusion, (V6) and you will be fine, the Camry is a pile of junk, buy a FORD FUSION, you will really be glad you did.
Boston

Carmel, IN

#7 Apr 1, 2008
01 Rav 4 had engine replaced in 04 under warranty (47000 miles). 25 000 miles later after inspection at Meineke I was informed that Flex Plate was cracked. From a number of mechanics and web sites I have perused it states this normally occurs as a result of incorrection engine installation (bolt torque, alignment etc.). Meineke also stated on report that stiffner plate was missing. After handing Meineke report to Lynch they confirmed Flex Plate was cracked but that they check torque values were all correct and that strangely Stiffner plate was present! Anyways they completely absolve themselves from any responsibility to assist me with costs in repairing the vechile. Their estimate to fix was over $1500. I lodged a complaint with Toyota, they gave me a case number but todate I have not heard another word from the dealership. I have subqequently taken the vehicle to a transmission specialist to repair. They have the cracked flex plate but had to also replace the torque converter. I need to know why at 72000 miles on the clock and a replaced engine at 47000 miles the flex plate cracked. The service manager tells me this has happened before and in all likeyhood is due to poor materials and nothing else. Well why is toyota using inferior materials if that is the case? In addition to this issue a problem I had with the Rav from the day I drove it off the lot, was a rattle in the dash. Over several years, I had the vehcile at the dealership to correct this problem, but in all these years it was never resolved. I guess after this experience I fail to see the quality of a toyota product or their after market service.
bush

Pittsboro, IN

#8 Apr 1, 2008
Boy you guys are really sad! What your new models not selling? Damn" try making up some new ones!.LMAO.
Boston

Carmel, IN

#9 Apr 1, 2008
bush wrote:
Boy you guys are really sad! What your new models not selling? Damn" try making up some new ones!.LMAO.
I know what you mean. I bought my last Toyota.
Dale

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Apr 2, 2008
I had a very similar experience to recent oil sludge class action settlement except our car is a 2004 Toyota Sienna (50,000 miles). Our check engine light came on and as we were taking our Sienna to the dealership, it stalled and smoke started billowing from the engine. There was no indication of overheating while we were driving the car to the dealership until it stalled. We have very good service and maintenance records on this mini van and actually just had it's regularly scheduled service 7 weeks earlier at the same dealership. They are claiming we drove it when we should have known it was overheating and that we burned out the engine which will require a complete replacement ($5600 to $9000) even though we are still within the powertrain warranty.
Truckin

Mexico, Mexico

#13 Apr 2, 2008
Buy a Mexican built Ford Fusion! I just was at the plant in Hermosillo and them Mexicans were working their tails off.
Built Ford Tough

Newtown, PA

#14 Apr 2, 2008
Truckin wrote:
Buy a Mexican built Ford Fusion! I just was at the plant in Hermosillo and them Mexicans were working their tails off.
Ford still builds more cars in the States than Toyota, Nissan and Honda together. It is biggest fraud going that Japan builds cars in the US.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/30/weekinrevie...
Alan

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Apr 2, 2008
My 2005 Toyota Corolla was purchased used in 2005 with 15,000 miles on the engine. I changed the Oil every 5000 miles 5 times and Walmart changed the oil the last time. The car now has 44,000 miles on it. When the engine idle is increased the the engine makes a noise presumably a bearing problem. The car was taken to Courtesy Toyota for diagnosis along with the 6 year 100,000 mile ($990.00) Warranty and a copy of the Owner's manual wich states that lack of reciepts are not soley a reason for warranty denial. The car was not diagnosted further than inspection of the oil pan. The warranty claim was denied due to a large amount of sludge.

The unofficial quote from the Toyota dealer was $7000 to repair the engine. The car is worth almost nothing for resale value although we still owe $18000 in principle not including the repair. I also own a 2006 Corolla if this car has the same problems it will cost me over $50,000 for the two cars and ruin my credit.

Since: Aug 07

Trumbull CT

#16 Apr 2, 2008
Truckin wrote:
Buy a Mexican built Ford Fusion! I just was at the plant in Hermosillo and them Mexicans were working their tails off.
I spent two years living in Brownsville TX, and I found the Mexicans to be a very diligent hard working people. Sure, there are a few bad ones; however I found the “majority” to be a very hard working class. They felt good about the job they did and they took it seriously, not to mention they were humble. I find the latter of utmost importance. No match or comparison to the typical pimped out African American UAW worker found in Detroit.
Truckin

Tucson, AZ

#17 Apr 3, 2008
Built Ford Tough wrote:
<quoted text>Ford still builds more cars in the States than Toyota, Nissan and Honda together. It is biggest fraud going that Japan builds cars in the US.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/30/weekinrevie...
Don't be hating....I was being serious.
Benjamin

United States

#18 Apr 3, 2008
Toyota issued TSB # EG 018-04 which describes a faulty intake manifold on '02-'04 Camrys. I had to replace mine at a cost of over $1,000. They offer no additional warranty in the TSB. If Toyota makes a part they know to be faulty they should at LEAST pay for the parts. Instead I had to buy a NEW manifold, on which I'm virtually certain they profited.

Over $1,000 repair bill....$858.61 in parts alone.

Since: Aug 07

Trumbull CT

#19 Apr 3, 2008
bad toyota, very bad
Steve

United States

#20 Apr 4, 2008
Benjamin wrote:
Toyota issued TSB # EG 018-04 which describes a faulty intake manifold on '02-'04 Camrys. I had to replace mine at a cost of over $1,000. They offer no additional warranty in the TSB. If Toyota makes a part they know to be faulty they should at LEAST pay for the parts. Instead I had to buy a NEW manifold, on which I'm virtually certain they profited.
Over $1,000 repair bill....$858.61 in parts alone.
I didn't think Toyota did or handled things that way. I guess you live and learn.
Jo Ann

Indianapolis, IN

#21 Apr 5, 2008
Am facing $3,300 in engine repairs on a 1-yr old Toyota Sienna mini-van, still under warranty. Told that manufacturer's warranty does not cover engine sludge since this condition is due to improper or lack of maintenance. However, vehicle has been maintained according to manufacturer's warranty with oil changes at 7,000, 10,000 and 16,000 miles. Oil changes were done at independent operations, so Toyota is treating them as if they have not been done.

Final bill is not in, but at least $3,000 in repairs, possible loss of remaining warranty on vehicle engine (have not yet been told if it will be covered), and $35/day rental car expense for at least 3 days.
John

Troy, MI

#22 Apr 5, 2008
I guess Toyota does suck.

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