Engine shaking and smoking upon startup. Dealer thought it was bad gas and did a fuel injector clean and the problem improved.
Check eng on, 1st visit $50. to get computer scan and erase the code intermitent. Next day check eng lt back on. Next visit told nbr 1 cyl ign coil intermitent no part until next day. Re-book repair mid Jan 2011.
Replaced ignition coil.
Failed ignition coil, replaced coil
Coil on #4 cylinder needed replacement.
#1 Coil went bad - You DO NOT need to remove upper intake manifold. To access - Remove window wipers, window wiper motor assembly, firewall panel and upper manifold bracket from back side of engine to access from the backside of engine.
The ignition coil on one of the cylinders had to be replaced.
Oil line on recall. I had to pay collateral damage it caused.
dump all it oil on garage floor
Brand New updated 6 speed transmission installed to fix the "flare" between the 3rd & 4th gear on cold start ups, "Rattle Kit" for the dashboard.
Camshaft was 'bent' or simply damaged. It would have been a $3200.00 repair but was covered under the 5 year Powertrain Warranty. (If that had been expired then the Extended Warranty would have covered it.) My expenses ($300) were for brakes.
Needed an Oxygen Sensor replaced.
VSC Warning. Needed a new coil on the 5th plug. Since the car is basically 8 years old I had them replace all 6 spark plugs. 64K miles and a LOT of city driving. Not that expensive to replace plugs.
Replaced oil cooler hose that prematurely broke. Recall.
Pinhole oil leak in unknown part of engine,I noticed very minor oil leak, later check engine light came on, then bright red idiot oil light came when I turned a corner (all occured within one hour) leak resulted in damage to camshaft assemblys which ...
Bad air flow meter covered under warranty
Computer error caused battery to not be charged. Reprogrammed computer and had to replace the battery.
The car was running very rough, shaking in the engine. The engine, ABS, and oil warning lights were alight. We replaced one ignition coil assembly; the code indicated a problem with a heat sensor, testing with a DVM specified bad coil. Fixed
water pump replaced under certified used toyota powertrain warranty
Excess engine oil consumption. 2.5L engine oil added. 6000 km driven since last oil change.
Water pump had a small leak and was replaced
Dealer showed where water pump may have been leaking. It was covered under extended warrant to repair was ok'd
2nd attempt to get antifreeze leak found and repaired. 1st time could not find anything. 2nd time I saw yellow dust spun off water pump shaft. Was leaking intermittently. Had to argue to get it repaired under extended warranty prior to total failure.
Exhaust manifold down-pipe cracked in front of the flange joining it to the rear exhaust system assembly. Dealer quoted $2800 to fix (replacement of entire down-pipe assembly). Took the car to a local mechanic who welded the join. Fixed.
Hybrid battery replaced under warranty.
Water pump replaced. No cost to me as they honored the warranty even though it was two months out of warranty.
Water pump (gas engine, not the inverter pump) had a slight leak, no coolant drips on the garage floor. I noticed the coolant reservoir level had dropped about an inch. Service tech noticed coolant seepage from the water pump.
water pump leak
Replaced fuel cap and fuel filler pipe. Computer "diagnosed" fuel problem and the above items replaced.
Small hole in gas tank indicated by gas "stain" under car.
Slow leak, water pump replaced. Never a puddle, but coolant was slowly disappearing since new. ~93,000 miles.
We saw a small puddle of coolant on the floor in the garage. It ended up being the water pump.
Leaking water pump replaced under extended warranty.
Dealer noted water pump had slight leak at previous scheduled maintenance but had no hybrid tech that day to repair. Rescheduled the warranty repair at my convenience.
water pump leak and engine belt worn. Both were replaced
Leaking water pump replaced leaking water pump
HV battery error code
Replaced high voltage battery for hybrid drive system
Intermittent stalling starting in March. Into the shop in March twice, once in April, and a final time in May. Each time the repair technicians at Ourisman Toyota in Chantilly were able to see the computer failure codes, but seemed unable to resolve it.
Idle low and wants to die while in park/neutral. Never actually dies, but can't find the idle speed it wants. Starts @ 1500rpm, drops to 500rpm, and back again within a 5 minute period. Mechanic nor me could correct it after several attempts
Engine needed new piston rings due to incorrect design Toyota issued a TB regarding this in 2011, would have cost $3,500.
water pump leaking and replaced
cathalitic converter wor. engine light on
Mass airflow sensor and throttle body dirty causing poor idle.
Small hole on the exhaust, 60$ for welding....
Car was at the dealer at least 6 times for jerky shifting transmission, lag upon acceleration, and horrible road manners on the highway - upshifting, downshifting at the slightest hill. Told "operating as designed" Worst car ever on the highway.
The ECM was flashed to improve throttle response and transmission shifting. Worked fantastic; transformed the car. Work covered by Toyota TSB.
Transmission shifts inappropriately, up and down constantly. TSB applied and problem still not solved.
Ninth trip to dealer for this and similar transmission problems. No response when accelerator "floored" nearly causing accident. Downshifting at 65 mph when taking foot off accelerator. Dealer could not duplicate and did not repair. Going Lemon Law route.
Reprogram ECM calibration to correct transmission hesitation - TSB EG7031
When coasting and trying to reaccelarate lag in accelaration. Like the first 3 to 5 percent of throttle was nul.
Toyota reprogram PCM.
Known defect TSB 2650 and TSB EG 056-06.
That fix the problem, accelaration is now normal.
Still the same problem as before:
Valve cover Gasket
Water pump leaking onto the block. Oil leaking from valve cover gasket and oil pan gasket.
Leaking waterpump. Fluid leaked onto alternator belt. Waterpump and alternator belt replaced under warranty. Coolant flushed and refilled at owner's expense.
Replaced water pump and serpentine belt.
Water pump failed and was replaced. Dealer quote $494.
Water pump was slightly leaking, replaced under warranty
During recall service, the adviser informed me that the water pump was slowly leaking. This was visible as pink crust on and near the pump and weep hole. I purchased a new water pump, liquid gasket, and coolant at a local parts store.
It was for the Hesitation Issue on the I4/5 speed drive by wire. This was done the day I sold it back to the dealership and bought a different Camry. I bought a XLE Camry. It had 6K miles and was the General Manager's Demo.
idle pulley defective. Needed to replace pulley, shield and belt
Replaced engine under warranty. Excessive oil consumption. Mechanic said this is much more common on this model than in previous years.
2.4 engine started consuming oil at 1 qt per 1000 miles. dealer said toyota has problems with these engines useing oil. since the warenty has expired it would cost me about 5000 dollars for new pistons. instead we traded for new 2013 camry
The transmission tended to downshift hard and sometimes hesitate when accelerating. Reflashed the electronic transmission. Better, but not perfect. Would never buy this car again if it has the same transmission.
Water pump was replaced - it was completely dead.
Oil pan gasket was damaged and oil was dripping. The gasket was replaced the same day. car is working normal
leaking water pump replaced.
Took my Camry in to inspect a "acceleration problem". The dealer stated that the problem was normal since the Camry uses a "drive-by-wire" system and that such a problem will go away once the Camry's DBW system "gets used to the way I drive".
water pump went out. Engine overheated and failed to notify dashboard. Resulted in requiring a replacement engine from a salvage parts shop. Car was no longer in warranty.
Replaced ignition coil on cylinder #2 - had problem diagnosed for free at Mr. Lube, purchased ignition coil from dealer and replaced it myself.
Another coil failed, and we considered replacing the other 4 as a preventive measure, but after some research decided to trade the car for a 2011 Camry (our 16th Toyota product, all of which have been relatively trouble free).