2004 camry acceleration/hesitation with v6

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Old 03 Feb 2005, 08:13 pm   #1 (permalink)
leisner@rochester.rr.com
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Default 2004 camry acceleration/hesitation with v6

Well, after a number of non productive trips to the dealer to be
ignored
about this problem, my father is going to arbitration next week...

The original posting was at:

http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...a19eecdbf9bc96

Read a lot of non-conclusive stuff on this -- if anyone has had this
resolved favorably, let me know -- or if you have the same problem.

Put simply -- sometimes when you step on the gas, the car takes a few
seconds to think about it before accelerating...

marty

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Old 04 Feb 2005, 06:10 am   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 2004 camry acceleration/hesitation with v6

They all do this, man. What I find suprising is that more people don't
complain about it. Anyway, there isn't a fix for it. THere are a couple of
TSBs out regarding updating the trans software, but none of my customers
have reported an improvement. Ive talked to the product engineers in cali
more than a few times, and they all say that there is nothing to be done
for now. What do you think arbitration is going to do for you?

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Old 05 Feb 2005, 08:48 am   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: 2004 camry acceleration/hesitation with v6

I have a 2002 V6 3.0 1MZ-FE engine and 4 Speed auto and it takes off like a
bat out of hell. No hesitation at all. Smooth shifting as well.

I suspect you have the 5 Speed Auto tranny right?


<leisner@rochester.rr.com> wrote in message
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> Well, after a number of non productive trips to the dealer to be
> ignored
> about this problem, my father is going to arbitration next week...
>
> The original posting was at:
>
> http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...a19eecdbf9bc96
>
> Read a lot of non-conclusive stuff on this -- if anyone has had this
> resolved favorably, let me know -- or if you have the same problem.
>
> Put simply -- sometimes when you step on the gas, the car takes a few
> seconds to think about it before accelerating...
>
> marty
>



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Old 07 Mar 2005, 05:29 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: 2004 camry acceleration/hesitation with v6

I've had the same problem with my 2004 Camry V6.

The fix involves getting California Tech Assistance to write a program
that will re-flash the control module and change the shift points on the
transmission. Once written, it will come out under aegis of a technical
service bulletin.

The programs have been written for Toyota Camry V6's through 2003 and
Toyota Camry V4's through 2004. Same with the Sienna. Unfortunately, not
enough people have complained and had cases opened for their 2004 Camry
V6's to light a fire under Calif Tech (each case maps to a VIN#).

Sounds like my dealership is more on top of it than yours. They went ahead
and opened a case for me (case#04340028) and for another 2004 Camry V6
owner.

It would be a real help if you could ask the service manager at your
Toyota dealership to open a case for your father.

BTW, I agree with qslim that arbitration probably won't do much for you.
However, you may want to file an online complaint with the NHTSA Office of
Defects Investigation. There is a nice little box where you can enter the
name of your dealership. After you've filed the complaint, print off a
copy and show it to the service manager at the dealership, and point to
the box. Together with the information that I've provided above, it should
be sufficient to get a case opened. Let me know how it goes.

Plutonianfire

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Old 07 Mar 2005, 05:30 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: 2004 camry acceleration/hesitation with v6

I've had the same problem with my 2004 Camry V6.

The fix involves getting California Tech Assistance to write a program
that will re-flash the control module and change the shift points on the
transmission. Once written, it will come out under aegis of a technical
service bulletin.

The programs have been written for Toyota Camry V6's through 2003 and
Toyota Camry V4's through 2004. Same with the Sienna. Unfortunately, not
enough people have complained and had cases opened for their 2004 Camry
V6's to light a fire under Calif Tech (each case maps to a VIN#).

Sounds like my dealership is more on top of it than yours. They went ahead
and opened a case for me (case#04340028) and for another 2004 Camry V6
owner.

It would be a real help if you could ask the service manager at your
Toyota dealership to open a case for your father.

BTW, I agree with qslim that arbitration probably won't do much for you.
However, you may want to file an online complaint with the NHTSA Office of
Defects Investigation. There is a nice little box where you can enter the
name of your dealership. After you've filed the complaint, print off a
copy and show it to the service manager at the dealership, and point to
the box. Together with the information that I've provided above, it should
be sufficient to get a case opened. Let me know how it goes.

Plutonianfire

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