2007-2011 CAMRY HESITATION Downshift...

2007-2011 CAMRY HESITATION Downshifting complaints KEVIN KELLY

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CAMRY DEATHS

Bar Harbor, ME

#1 Jan 15, 2013
Complaint Number: 10329991 Incident Date: May 1, 2007 Date Added to File: May 11, 2010
Description of the Complaint:
The contact owns a 2007 toyota camry. The contact stated that the vehicle would not move forward when he attempted to accelerate from a stop. The vehicle had transmission problems since the vehicle was purchased. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership where the shifter was reprogrammed; however, the problem continued. The dealer then stated that the transmission needed to be replaced but because the vehicle was no longer under warranty, the contact would be responsible for the expenses. The contact called the manufacturer who stated that they would call the dealership and try to assist with a remedy. The failure mileage was approximately 20,000. The current mileage was approximately 116,000
CAMRY DEATHS

Bar Harbor, ME

#2 Jan 15, 2013
Complaint Number: 10327718 Incident Date: February 3, 2010 Date Added to File: April 27, 2010
Description of the Complaint:
The contact owns a 2007 toyota camry. The contact stated that when accelerating and attempting to shift into gear, the transmission hesitated. The failure occurred while driving approximately 25 mph. The dealer advised the contact to have the transmission replaced and offered a 10% discount. The contact declined and the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic to be repaired. The contact stated that the transmission had failed several times. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.
CAMRY DEATHS

Bar Harbor, ME

#3 Jan 15, 2013
Complaint Number: 10311814 Incident Date: April 16, 2009 Date Added to File: February 18, 2010
Description of the Complaint:
As I was pulling into the curb to park, my 2007 toyota camry accelerated and crashed into a building in quakertown, pa. I put it into reverse and stopped the car. Damage to the brick building was extensive. Property damage amounted to $14,500 and auto damage at $750. Replacement parts were installed in the auto. Brickwork and interior damage was taken care of.
CAMRY DEATHS

Bar Harbor, ME

#4 Jan 15, 2013
Complaint Number: 10308100 Incident Date: January 15, 2010 Date Added to File: February 9, 2010
Description of the Complaint:
Transmission issue on 2007 toyota camry - when accelerating sometimes the transmission will just rev up and the car just hesitates to get up to speed
CAMRY DEATHS

Bar Harbor, ME

#5 Jan 15, 2013
Complaint Number: 10303766 Incident Date: September 9, 2009 Date Added to File: February 1, 2010
Description of the Complaint:
2007 camry xle. Problems with hesitation when accelerating. The dealership just blew me off when I explained the problem. Acted as if this was never a problem with camrys. Also have had problems with steering column's radio controls - when pressing the appropriate buttons, nothing would happen or, when seeking stations that were programmed in, the down or up buttons would jump to other stations not programmed. Since this problem is erratic, nothing was done by dealer. Problems with the outdoor temperature gauge - at times, it would take 15-20 minutes before the temperature would change to the correct one. Example: it read 77 degrees when it was actually in the mid-90s. Dealership did repair this last summer but now, it is reading seven+ degrees off the actual outdoor temperature. The final problem with this car is that the paint is chipping off of the frame area below the doors of the car. This has never happened with any previous car I have owned. Dealer attributed it to the fact that this car is the sport version so it rides lower. First toyota I have owned and it looks like it may be my last.
CAMRY DEATHS

Bar Harbor, ME

#6 Jan 15, 2013
Complaint Number: 10377046 Incident Date: December 22, 2010 Date Added to File: January 18, 2011
Description of the Complaint:
The contact owns a 2009 toyota camry. The contact stated that while driving various speeds the vehicle would hesitate when trying to accelerate to higher speeds. Approximately one week later the vehicle just completely stalled. No warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who informed the contact that she needed to replace the transmission. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were approximately 11,400.
CAMRY DEATHS

Bar Harbor, ME

#7 Jan 15, 2013
Complaint Number: 10328253 Incident Date: March 1, 2010 Date Added to File: April 30, 2010
Description of the Complaint:
The contact owns a 2009 toyota camry. The contact stated that after the vehicle had stopped and the accelerator pedal was engaged, the vehicle hesitated to move forward. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the computer was reset. The failure continued to occur; therefore, the vehicle was taken back to the dealer and the computer was reset again. The failure continued to occur. The failure mileage was approximately 30,000. The current mileage was approximately 36,000.
CAMRY DEATHS

Bar Harbor, ME

#8 Jan 15, 2013
Complaint Number: 10324100 Incident Date: February 20, 2010 Date Added to File: April 6, 2010
Description of the Complaint:
On december 31, 2008, I purchased a new 2009 toyota camry se from marietta toyota. The car has a persistent hesitation problem which makes the car unsafe in many situations. I had an incident around february 20, 2010 where the hesitation problem almost caused an accident. I was pulling into traffic on south cobb drive from a grocery store parking lot. Traffic flow demanded that I merge into traffic briskly without delay - something I expect to be able to do with a $30,000 v6 toyota camry. I gave the car gas and it hesitated horribly. The engine died down then finally went with such force that the car vibrated violently as the front wheels spun out. The car would not go. As traffic approached I was scared and really appreciative of the drivers who slowed down. I have brought the car to the dealership and reported the problem three times. The first time I was told that this is the way the car works and that I would get used to it. After driving the car for over a year and just over 20,000 miles, I am absolutely not used to it. The second time I brought the car to the service department at marietta toyota they did something to the computer software. This did nothing to improve the cars performance. On my third visit I spoke with a representative in the service department. He was very polite and honest. Representative told me that in his opinion (he stated many times making sure that I understood that this was his opinion) toyota made a mistake in how they designed the transmission and computer software. Representative explained to me that toyota tried to make the transmission stay in the highest gear possible at all times to save gas and that when the accelerator was pressed the computer took a few moments to determine which gear it should downshift to. He said that he had many people (40 to 50 per week) complain about the same thing I was complaining about. He said he thought it was a definite problem with the car and that there was nothing that could be done
NOPE KEVIN KELLY NO PROBLEM WITH DANGEROUS HESITATION!!!

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