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My 2007 Avalon XLS had LSC 90K - VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (VVT-I) OIL HOSE REPLACEMENT done today.

Did they change it to include 07's? I thought it was 05-06 only. I have an 07, toyota's recall website says I need the 2 recalls, and this LSC, but the LSC paperwork (at least that ive been able to find ) doesnt include my vin range.

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I just checked the Recall/Campaign Information @ Toyota Owners and after typing in my VIN # the following came up:
LSC 90K - Variable Valve Timing (VVT-I) Oil Hose replacement
code:90K
Memo: This is a limited Service Campaign. Please contact your authorized Toyota dealer to schedule an appointment to replace the VVT-I oil hose with a newly designed one before March 31, 2013.

FYI - I have a 07 Camry XLE V6
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Did they change it to include 07's? I thought it was 05-06 only. I have an 07, toyota's recall website says I need the 2 recalls, and this LSC, but the LSC paperwork (at least that ive been able to find ) doesnt include my vin range.
Yes the 2007 Avalon is included.
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Does anyone have a copy of the updated LSC 90K, the one I pulled off TIS back in October when I had a subscription was 05-06 only.

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Does anyone have a copy of the updated LSC 90K, the one I pulled off TIS back in October when I had a subscription was 05-06 only.
I had my 2007 Avalon in the shop for recall work on Feb. 23, 2010. The service mananger made me aware of SSC 90K and installed it that same day. I believe the recall bacame effective for our models in a Feb. 22 memo.

I do have the rubber hose but it is suppose to be kevlar lined. Cost me 0 SO I am as happy as a cat covering crap.

I will be glad when everyone gets off Toyota's ass. All this has become a circus for the Big 3.By the end of 2011 , Toyota will be #1 again.
I love my 2007 Avalon XLS.
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Does anyone know if 2008's are recalled for the line?

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http://www.toyotaownersonline.com/ss...call_vinlookup

Drop your vin into that site, it will come up with the recalls, and the LSC if its affected.

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Thanks. I found out from that site that mine is included in the oil line recall too. I have it scheduled for the accelerator problem fix for March 15. They are booked unitl then. I am calling tomorrow and telling them to add this oil line fix to the time slot.

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Piston Slap

My VVTI had been done awhile back. The piston slapping was still bad, and getting worse. Toyota approved some $4,000 in warranty work they said was related. This involved replacing camshafts and a large list of other things. Piston slap still bad, even after several miles.

Yesterday, the Toyota rep took it out and then they analyzed the problem. The Rep stated it went away after 45 seconds (almost 45 degrees out), and was undetectable after reaching normal operating temps. I picked up the car this morning, it was 50 degrees outside. All the way out of the dealer lot, and up the road between lights, it made the noise of an old car with not enough oil. NICE diagnosis.

This 2006 car has been pampered, and has not quite 60,000 miles of mostly highway driving on it. My first complaint was last August, again in September, and they did the camshaft work in January.

My reaction to the rep was this. Can you imagine a customer test driving a new Avalon and asking about the piston slap, which the rep said was normal for this engine? I doubt anyone would ever buy one. This is the first formal Case I've had with any car company in 35 years of buying and driving dozens of cars. It's not only unimpressive to get this kind of service, but it's downright embarrassing to hear it.

It definitely leaves a bad impression in my mind that's for sure.
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Well I had mine done the other day along with the floor mat and accelerator stuff. I had the conversation with the service manager, like some of you where, first he denies there is such a thing as the one piece oil tube. I showed him a picture of it with the Toyota part number and explained that all these engines since April of '08 have them. "Oh, well yeah, but we can only do what the TSB says to do and the engineers at Toyota know what is right for your car." He absolutely refused to put the solid line on even if I paid for the parts and tried to tell me that it would be 5 hours of labor if I come in another time to have it done. What a crock! I'm very disappointed in them and am seriously questioning buying another Toyota.

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Well I had mine done the other day along with the floor mat and accelerator stuff. I had the conversation with the service manager, like some of you where, first he denies there is such a thing as the one piece oil tube. I showed him a picture of it with the Toyota part number and explained that all these engines since April of '08 have them. "Oh, well yeah, but we can only do what the TSB says to do and the engineers at Toyota know what is right for your car." He absolutely refused to put the solid line on even if I paid for the parts and tried to tell me that it would be 5 hours of labor if I come in another time to have it done. What a crock! I'm very disappointed in them and am seriously questioning buying another Toyota.
I ordered the solid oil line and the three gaskets a few months back and my dealer installed them labor free, but I have an outstanding service manager. FWIW the one piece line was new to them as well.
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just got mine in the mail on the Sienna it say 2007-2010 models
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Unfortunately I have been off this forum for a long time. I had no idea there was a service bulletin for this. Had I have known earlier, I would have taken it in. I'm unsure as to when the bulletin came out though.

Two months ago my wife was driving home from work; she pulled into the garage and the car was smoking. She told me the car started to make noise and that when she tried to accelerate, it wouldn't go as fast. As the car sat in the garage and I jacked it up, it was purging all the oil onto the garage floor. Well I had the car (2007 Avalon Touring) towed into Toyota, and they replaced the VVTi line free of charge.

It still makes a tiny bit of noise and I hope the engine will be fine.

P.S. My Toyota dealer takes good care of me and I have been happy with their Service department.
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Did Toyota provide you with any documentation that they would pay for other engine repairs caused by the VVT-i failure?
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I have what my dad said the dealership told him was a leak from the power steering pump, but now I find this thread--

Can someone please post a picture or parts diagram showing the VVT oil supply hose in question?

Thanks!
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