05 camry - two problems

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Old 19 Jan 2005, 11:49 am   #1 (permalink)
K`Tetch
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Default 05 camry - two problems

First, bear in mind, i'm writing this for a friend, so its not my
car., just trying to help her out

She has a silver )5 camry, bought in late november at the earliest.

1) in an area around the passenger headlight (for the US)a line of
point has come off, with assorted spots of rust there. Is this
repearable under the warentee? I have a picture that i will try and
upload, but the line starts at the leading edge, and goes along the
pannel, parellel to the edge of the headlight above it, with rust
visable only on the trailing edge of the section, and not near the
sharp-edged end where i would expect rust to accumulate first. note as
well, this is Georgia, where there has maybe been 5 rainy days since
the car was bought.

Second, and more important, The airbags are disabled, and have been
since she bought the car. Both the red dash light and the orange
indicator at the top center of the dash says the airbags are disabled.
the car has been back to the dealership twice, for oilchanges (its now
got 13k miles on it) and the dealers say they are mystified.

If anyone could throw some light on these, it would be appreciated. As
it is, she's beginning to regret getting this in place of her 85
deville that she's had for the last 15 years.

K`Tetch

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Old 19 Jan 2005, 02:40 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Here is the secret for de-mysterfying car dealer service departments. Look
in the back the one of the manuals which come with the new car and find the
lemon law for your state. In most states it says something that a dealer
gets 4 chances to fix the same problem in the car but the procedures do
vary. Bring the car back those many times and then enter arbitration which
is also tells how to do in the manual and ask for a new car. Usually the
arbitrator will agree or give the manufacturer one more shot to let the
dealer repair it. If he fails again you get your new car.


"K`Tetch" <no.email@here.for.you> wrote in message
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> First, bear in mind, i'm writing this for a friend, so its not my
> car., just trying to help her out
>
> She has a silver )5 camry, bought in late november at the earliest.
>
> 1) in an area around the passenger headlight (for the US)a line of
> point has come off, with assorted spots of rust there. Is this
> repearable under the warentee? I have a picture that i will try and
> upload, but the line starts at the leading edge, and goes along the
> pannel, parellel to the edge of the headlight above it, with rust
> visable only on the trailing edge of the section, and not near the
> sharp-edged end where i would expect rust to accumulate first. note as
> well, this is Georgia, where there has maybe been 5 rainy days since
> the car was bought.
>
> Second, and more important, The airbags are disabled, and have been
> since she bought the car. Both the red dash light and the orange
> indicator at the top center of the dash says the airbags are disabled.
> the car has been back to the dealership twice, for oilchanges (its now
> got 13k miles on it) and the dealers say they are mystified.
>
> If anyone could throw some light on these, it would be appreciated. As
> it is, she's beginning to regret getting this in place of her 85
> deville that she's had for the last 15 years.
>
> K`Tetch
>



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Old 20 Jan 2005, 11:51 am   #3 (permalink)
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On 20 Jan 2005 12:47:46 GMT, robmurr@aol.com (ROBMURR) wrote:

>>1) in an area around the passenger headlight (for the US)a line of
>>point has come off, with assorted spots of rust there. Is this
>>repearable under the warentee?

>
>Yes it sure is, they cant be mystified about that.


She'd never bought a new car before, i've never bought a car newer
than 89 myself (because they're too flimsey nowadays) so i've never
had to deal with warentees either. Besidse which, i'm british, and
i've had a lot of bad experiance with toyota UK (including a lawsuit
thats now gone on for 4 years, and has already cost 3 executives at
toyota their jobs)

>
>>Second, and more important, The airbags are disabled, and have been
>>since she bought the car.

>
>Take it in a few times and when they cant fix this safety defect
>use the lemon law to get your money back. Explain the lawsuit
>they would have if she got into a wreck and the airbags did not
>deploy...This dealer would not be around Atlanta would it?


Griffin area, i think. not sure though where exactly she went.


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Old 21 Jan 2005, 07:48 am   #4 (permalink)
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Contact Toyota, log a complaint, demand a rep looks into a fix. Ask for
a free loaner. Was the car Flooded? . Remove some carpet to look for
rust in the floor and trunk, any sign of water get rid of it. Flooded
cars are sold and will never be right .

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Old 03 Apr 2005, 09:33 am   #5 (permalink)
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Airbags dead? Rust?

Was this car front-ended?


"K`Tetch" <no.email@here.for.you> wrote in message
news:297tu0dbgqvfsqcbmvd69ph7a1qdc89lch@4ax.com...
> First, bear in mind, i'm writing this for a friend, so its not my
> car., just trying to help her out
>
> She has a silver )5 camry, bought in late november at the earliest.
>
> 1) in an area around the passenger headlight (for the US)a line of
> point has come off, with assorted spots of rust there. Is this
> repearable under the warentee? I have a picture that i will try and
> upload, but the line starts at the leading edge, and goes along the
> pannel, parellel to the edge of the headlight above it, with rust
> visable only on the trailing edge of the section, and not near the
> sharp-edged end where i would expect rust to accumulate first. note as
> well, this is Georgia, where there has maybe been 5 rainy days since
> the car was bought.
>
> Second, and more important, The airbags are disabled, and have been
> since she bought the car. Both the red dash light and the orange
> indicator at the top center of the dash says the airbags are disabled.
> the car has been back to the dealership twice, for oilchanges (its now
> got 13k miles on it) and the dealers say they are mystified.
>
> If anyone could throw some light on these, it would be appreciated. As
> it is, she's beginning to regret getting this in place of her 85
> deville that she's had for the last 15 years.
>
> K`Tetch
>



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Old 03 Apr 2005, 11:33 am   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: 05 camry - two problems

Complain to Toyota it is covered under warranty. Get in an accident the
dealer is liable, let them know that.

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