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Old 23 Feb 2005, 07:24 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default 05 Camry Leaking Gas

I bought a brand new 05 Camry XLE a week ago. During the past weekend, I
found out the car is leaking gas at the Fuel Rail / Injector. The car is now
at the dealer for repair.

I'm curious how often this type of things (broken new car) happens. Has
anybody else had similar experience? I have a 2000 Sienna and never had any
problems in 5 years.

What can I do if it has a bad thread in the engine block for the fuel
injector? Can I ask them to replace it with another new car? I really don't
want to accept it if it has bad fuel injector thread on the engine block and
they have to somehow patch the bad thread to fix it.

Otherwise it's a great car.

Thanks for your advise in advance.

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Old 23 Feb 2005, 08:09 pm   #2 (permalink)
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My first new car was a 1981 Corolla Wagon which I bought for about $7K in El
Paso, Texas. I proudly drove it home to a border town a couple of hundred
miles distant and pulled into my carport. In the morning, there was a nice
puddle of oil under the engine - a leaky rear main in my brand new car. The
dealer fixed it, of course, but it was never new again. I feel your pain.
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"XYZ ABC" <XYZ@abc.com> wrote in message
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>I bought a brand new 05 Camry XLE a week ago. During the past weekend, I
> found out the car is leaking gas at the Fuel Rail / Injector. The car is
> now
> at the dealer for repair.
>
> I'm curious how often this type of things (broken new car) happens. Has
> anybody else had similar experience? I have a 2000 Sienna and never had
> any
> problems in 5 years.
>
> What can I do if it has a bad thread in the engine block for the fuel
> injector? Can I ask them to replace it with another new car? I really
> don't
> want to accept it if it has bad fuel injector thread on the engine block
> and
> they have to somehow patch the bad thread to fix it.
>
> Otherwise it's a great car.
>
> Thanks for your advise in advance.
>
> --
> ZR
> Distressed / upset Camry Fan.
>
>



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Old 23 Feb 2005, 10:56 pm   #3 (permalink)
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On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 19:09:58 -0700, jor wrote:

> My first new car was a 1981 Corolla Wagon which I bought for about $7K in El
> Paso, Texas. I proudly drove it home to a border town a couple of hundred
> miles distant and pulled into my carport. In the morning, there was a nice
> puddle of oil under the engine - a leaky rear main in my brand new car. The
> dealer fixed it, of course, but it was never new again. I feel your pain.
> jor


1974 Corolla 1200, First car, and brand new at that. At 9,000 blew the
rear end. At the dealer for almost 3 weeks, waiting for parts from Japan.
When I got it back, it was still my new car!

1980 Corolla SR-5. Can't remember what the problem was, but one day at the
dealer cured it.

1978 Corolla 1200. Can't remember the problem there, either.

Every new Toyota I have ever had has had some problem within the first
10,000 miles, always covered under warranty, and never recurred.

Except for the rear axle, they were all attributed to problems with
shipping. They all ran new for a couple hundred thousand miles afterwards.
Out of curiosity, was the OP's '05 Japanese? (J as the first character of
the VIN?)



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> "XYZ ABC" <XYZ@abc.com> wrote in message
> news:W0aTd.6974$Sa6.6360@fe2.columbus.rr.com...
>>I bought a brand new 05 Camry XLE a week ago. During the past weekend, I
>> found out the car is leaking gas at the Fuel Rail / Injector. The car is
>> now
>> at the dealer for repair.
>>
>> I'm curious how often this type of things (broken new car) happens. Has
>> anybody else had similar experience? I have a 2000 Sienna and never had
>> any
>> problems in 5 years.
>>
>> What can I do if it has a bad thread in the engine block for the fuel
>> injector? Can I ask them to replace it with another new car? I really
>> don't
>> want to accept it if it has bad fuel injector thread on the engine block
>> and
>> they have to somehow patch the bad thread to fix it.
>>
>> Otherwise it's a great car.
>>
>> Thanks for your advise in advance.
>>
>> --
>> ZR
>> Distressed / upset Camry Fan.
>>
>>


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Old 24 Feb 2005, 12:32 am   #4 (permalink)
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I suspect that it is a fuel rail problem only. Fairly common these days
because of high pressure gas pumps required by fuel injection. Chrylser had
to recall tons of cars a fuel years ago to replace fuel rails. My neighbor
just had a Cadillac recalled and a week after it was fixed the engine caught
fire. I would not park the Camry in the garage for a few weeks but if it
holds up I would presume the repair is permanent.


"XYZ ABC" <XYZ@abc.com> wrote in message
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>I bought a brand new 05 Camry XLE a week ago. During the past weekend, I
> found out the car is leaking gas at the Fuel Rail / Injector. The car is
> now
> at the dealer for repair.
>
> I'm curious how often this type of things (broken new car) happens. Has
> anybody else had similar experience? I have a 2000 Sienna and never had
> any
> problems in 5 years.
>
> What can I do if it has a bad thread in the engine block for the fuel
> injector? Can I ask them to replace it with another new car? I really
> don't
> want to accept it if it has bad fuel injector thread on the engine block
> and
> they have to somehow patch the bad thread to fix it.
>
> Otherwise it's a great car.
>
> Thanks for your advise in advance.
>
> --
> ZR
> Distressed / upset Camry Fan.
>
>



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Old 24 Feb 2005, 11:16 am   #5 (permalink)
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"XYZ ABC" <XYZ@abc.com> wrote in message
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>I bought a brand new 05 Camry XLE a week ago. During the past weekend, I
> found out the car is leaking gas at the Fuel Rail / Injector. The car is
> now
> at the dealer for repair.
>
> I'm curious how often this type of things (broken new car) happens. Has
> anybody else had similar experience? I have a 2000 Sienna and never had
> any
> problems in 5 years.


Fuel leaks are not common in any car of any brand.
>
> What can I do if it has a bad thread in the engine block for the fuel
> injector? Can I ask them to replace it with another new car? I really
> don't
> want to accept it if it has bad fuel injector thread on the engine block
> and
> they have to somehow patch the bad thread to fix it.
>
> Otherwise it's a great car.
>
> Thanks for your advise in advance.
>
> --
> ZR
> Distressed / upset Camry Fan.
>

The fuel injectors and rails are not attached to the engine block. They are
in the head, which is easier to replace than the entire block. If the
connection between the fuel rail and injector were bad, a new fuel rail
and/or injector would make it as good as new. There is no thread patching
because the union where fuel flows between he fuel injector and rail would
be replaced if bad. Any threads holding the injector in place don't have
fuel flowing past them.
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Old 24 Feb 2005, 09:10 pm   #6 (permalink)
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"hachiroku" <levin@ae86.gts> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 19:09:58 -0700, jor wrote:
>
> > My first new car was a 1981 Corolla Wagon which I bought for about $7K

in El
> > Paso, Texas. I proudly drove it home to a border town a couple of

hundred
> > miles distant and pulled into my carport. In the morning, there was a

nice
> > puddle of oil under the engine - a leaky rear main in my brand new car.

The
> > dealer fixed it, of course, but it was never new again. I feel your

pain.
> > jor

>
> 1974 Corolla 1200, First car, and brand new at that. At 9,000 blew the
> rear end. At the dealer for almost 3 weeks, waiting for parts from Japan.
> When I got it back, it was still my new car!
>
> 1980 Corolla SR-5. Can't remember what the problem was, but one day at the
> dealer cured it.
>
> 1978 Corolla 1200. Can't remember the problem there, either.
>
> Every new Toyota I have ever had has had some problem within the first
> 10,000 miles, always covered under warranty, and never recurred.
>
> Except for the rear axle, they were all attributed to problems with
> shipping. They all ran new for a couple hundred thousand miles afterwards.
> Out of curiosity, was the OP's '05 Japanese? (J as the first character of
> the VIN?)
>



I think it was made right here across the river in Kenturky (I live in
Cincinnati). It starts with 4.

But they still need 1 week to get the parts. I'd be willing to get the parts
for them. Guess I'll have to wait.

ZR


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Old 24 Feb 2005, 09:16 pm   #7 (permalink)
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"Art" <begunaNOSPAMPLEASE@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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> I suspect that it is a fuel rail problem only. Fairly common these days
> because of high pressure gas pumps required by fuel injection. Chrylser

had
> to recall tons of cars a fuel years ago to replace fuel rails. My

neighbor
> just had a Cadillac recalled and a week after it was fixed the engine

caught
> fire. I would not park the Camry in the garage for a few weeks but if it
> holds up I would presume the repair is permanent.


Good advise! I was thinking of asking the dealer to tow the car because of
the risk of catching fire. It seems it leaks only when engine is running.
Besides it's probably not a good ideas to have someone tow a brand new car.
So I drove to the dealer and it didn't catch fire, .

ZR


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Old 24 Feb 2005, 09:49 pm   #8 (permalink)
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On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 03:10:33 +0000, XYZ ABC wrote:

>
> "hachiroku" <levin@ae86.gts> wrote in message
> news:F7dTd.62915$8a6.50639@trndny09...
>> On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 19:09:58 -0700, jor wrote:
>>
>> > My first new car was a 1981 Corolla Wagon which I bought for about $7K

> in El
>> > Paso, Texas. I proudly drove it home to a border town a couple of

> hundred
>> > miles distant and pulled into my carport. In the morning, there was a

> nice
>> > puddle of oil under the engine - a leaky rear main in my brand new car.

> The
>> > dealer fixed it, of course, but it was never new again. I feel your

> pain.
>> > jor

>>
>> 1974 Corolla 1200, First car, and brand new at that. At 9,000 blew the
>> rear end. At the dealer for almost 3 weeks, waiting for parts from Japan.
>> When I got it back, it was still my new car!
>>
>> 1980 Corolla SR-5. Can't remember what the problem was, but one day at the
>> dealer cured it.
>>
>> 1978 Corolla 1200. Can't remember the problem there, either.
>>
>> Every new Toyota I have ever had has had some problem within the first
>> 10,000 miles, always covered under warranty, and never recurred.
>>
>> Except for the rear axle, they were all attributed to problems with
>> shipping. They all ran new for a couple hundred thousand miles afterwards.
>> Out of curiosity, was the OP's '05 Japanese? (J as the first character of
>> the VIN?)
>>

>
>
> I think it was made right here across the river in Kenturky (I live in
> Cincinnati). It starts with 4.
>
> But they still need 1 week to get the parts. I'd be willing to get the parts
> for them. Guess I'll have to wait.
>
> ZR


I sell used cars. My boss HATES Toyotas, but gets them because they sell
so damn well! The reason he hates them? A similar part on a Ranger
that sells for $1.20 sell for $3.50 from Toyota (these are the plastic
clips that hold the grille in...) Also, he needed a bracket to hold the
fan on, had to buy the bearing and something else to get the bracket,
$189. The bracket for a Ranger was $29...

I find this odd, since all the Toyotas we have had up until now are mostly
US content!!!!
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