Re: 2003 Camry V6 w/ 4ECTi - Defect?

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Old 23 Jul 2003, 10:55 pm   #1 (permalink)
Andrew
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Default Re: 2003 Camry V6 w/ 4ECTi - Defect?

Someone mentioned this was a problem back in 2002?\


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> Curious... where in canada did you buy your vehicle??
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>>I experienced these problems and eventually the shift solonoid failed
>>and a check engine light came on. I took it to Toyota dealership and
>>they gave me a rental for the weekend and replaced the part. The cost
>>under warranty was about $1000 Canadian. After that, the trnsmission
>>is as smooth as a baby's bottom and plan to change the transmission
>>fluid every 32,000 KM religiously to preserve this feeling.
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>>"2003 Camry" <2003Camry@nexet.net> wrote in message
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>>>Owners of 2002 & 2003 Toyota Camry Automobiles with V6 VVTi Engine &
>>>4ECTi Transmission:
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>>>Symptoms of the malfunction: When traveling between 38 & 42 MPH with
>>>engine RPM around 1200, the power train shifts rapidly & repeatedly
>>>into and out of overdrive causing a "bucking" sensation. The vehicle
>>>continues to lurch forward until road conditions change and the car
>>>finally shifts down or begins to coast.
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>>>Why not switch overdrive OFF? Premature wear & tear on power train
>>>and it will reduce fuel MPG per Camry Owners Manual. The point of
>>>buying an automatic transmission is to have a vehicle that shifts
>>>itself. The Camry Owners Manual states to always leave overdrive ON.
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>>>Why did Toyota begin manufacturing the '03 Camry V6 w/ 5 speed ECTi
>>>mid year? I don't know if it was because they knew of the problem w/
>>>the 4ECTi or not...
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>>>If you have one of these models & have noticed the defect I'm
>>>describing, I would like to hear from you. I'm entering into
>>>arbitration with Toyota regarding this power train
>>>defect/malfunction.
>>> Depending on the outcome of arbitration, Lemon Law litigation may
>>>occur which could lead to a Class Action Lawsuit if there is enough
>>>interest.
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>>>More information at: http://users.firstva.com/heppnet/2003Camry

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Old 24 Jul 2003, 05:59 am   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 2003 Camry V6 w/ 4ECTi - Defect?

That was me.
"Andrew" <AndrewK@NOSPAMhotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Someone mentioned this was a problem back in 2002?\
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> AS wrote:
> > Curious... where in canada did you buy your vehicle??
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> > "XXXXX" <NOSPAM@ISP.COM> wrote in
> > news:aoWva.1002$I83.268361@news20.bellglobal.com:
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> >>I experienced these problems and eventually the shift solonoid failed
> >>and a check engine light came on. I took it to Toyota dealership and
> >>they gave me a rental for the weekend and replaced the part. The cost
> >>under warranty was about $1000 Canadian. After that, the trnsmission
> >>is as smooth as a baby's bottom and plan to change the transmission
> >>fluid every 32,000 KM religiously to preserve this feeling.
> >>
> >>"2003 Camry" <2003Camry@nexet.net> wrote in message
> >>news:cd579054.0305120653.1440355c@posting.google .com...
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> >>>Owners of 2002 & 2003 Toyota Camry Automobiles with V6 VVTi Engine &
> >>>4ECTi Transmission:
> >>>
> >>>Symptoms of the malfunction: When traveling between 38 & 42 MPH with
> >>>engine RPM around 1200, the power train shifts rapidly & repeatedly
> >>>into and out of overdrive causing a "bucking" sensation. The vehicle
> >>>continues to lurch forward until road conditions change and the car
> >>>finally shifts down or begins to coast.
> >>>
> >>>Why not switch overdrive OFF? Premature wear & tear on power train
> >>>and it will reduce fuel MPG per Camry Owners Manual. The point of
> >>>buying an automatic transmission is to have a vehicle that shifts
> >>>itself. The Camry Owners Manual states to always leave overdrive ON.
> >>>
> >>>Why did Toyota begin manufacturing the '03 Camry V6 w/ 5 speed ECTi
> >>>mid year? I don't know if it was because they knew of the problem w/
> >>>the 4ECTi or not...
> >>>
> >>>If you have one of these models & have noticed the defect I'm
> >>>describing, I would like to hear from you. I'm entering into
> >>>arbitration with Toyota regarding this power train
> >>>defect/malfunction.
> >>> Depending on the outcome of arbitration, Lemon Law litigation may
> >>>occur which could lead to a Class Action Lawsuit if there is enough
> >>>interest.
> >>>
> >>>More information at: http://users.firstva.com/heppnet/2003Camry
> >>
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