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I'd say today was the coldest day so far this winter (14F when I went out). With that said, my '07 Camry didn't want to start. The battery was really straining to get it started and after a few tried it kick over.

Has anyone else had this problem?

Since it's suppose to get colder tonight then it was last night, I've got my fingers crossed it'll start. What's strange is because of this little episode, I deiced to try and start my '01 Expedition (Original Battery), which I had run in a month. The dang thing kicked right over without hesitation! I was like WOW!

Maybe I got a lemon or something, but other then a Pontiac I had in the mid 80's (this was a 1st year model also), this is the WORST vehicle I've every owned.
 

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crabjoe said:
I'd say today was the coldest day so far this winter (14F when I went out). With that said, my '07 Camry didn't want to start. The battery was really straining to get it started and after a few tried it kick over.

Has anyone else had this problem?

Since it's suppose to get colder tonight then it was last night, I've got my fingers crossed it'll start. What's strange is because of this little episode, I deiced to try and start my '01 Expedition (Original Battery), which I had run in a month. The dang thing kicked right over without hesitation! I was like WOW!

Maybe I got a lemon or something, but other then a Pontiac I had in the mid 80's (this was a 1st year model also), this is the WORST vehicle I've every owned.
I am so sorry to say, welcome to the club.:disappoin
 

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crabjoe said:
I'd say today was the coldest day so far this winter (14F when I went out). With that said, my '07 Camry didn't want to start. The battery was really straining to get it started and after a few tried it kick over.

Has anyone else had this problem?

Since it's suppose to get colder tonight then it was last night, I've got my fingers crossed it'll start. What's strange is because of this little episode, I deiced to try and start my '01 Expedition (Original Battery), which I had run in a month. The dang thing kicked right over without hesitation! I was like WOW!

Maybe I got a lemon or something, but other then a Pontiac I had in the mid 80's (this was a 1st year model also), this is the WORST vehicle I've every owned.

No problems starting today at all.
 

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dude... im in NYC and i started my camry this morning only to hear the starter sound like when it misses...the car did start thou. THEN...after a getting out of the parking spot.... then in "Drive" i gave it gas and all it did was rev and it moved ever so slowly... I had to gas it twice for it to "engage" into drive. it was surreal. THis was all over in about 30 seconds.. but SH*T this is a new car... :dunno:
 

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dude... im in NYC and i started my camry this morning only to hear the starter sound like when it misses...the car did start thou. THEN...after a getting out of the parking spot.... then in "Drive" i gave it gas and all it did was rev and it moved ever so slowly... I had to gas it twice for it to "engage" into drive. it was surreal. THis was all over in about 30 seconds.. but SH*T this is a new car... :dunno:
damn, how cold was it there?It was 11 here in Jersey and my 05 Camry not only started right up. It also went right into gear when i told it to and took off like normal. But i did warm it up for 10 mins like a always do.
 

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rbeleno said:
dude... im in NYC and i started my camry this morning only to hear the starter sound like when it misses...the car did start thou. THEN...after a getting out of the parking spot.... then in "Drive" i gave it gas and all it did was rev and it moved ever so slowly... I had to gas it twice for it to "engage" into drive. it was surreal. THis was all over in about 30 seconds.. but SH*T this is a new car... :dunno:
same thing happened to me... when I started my car... i heard some kind of revving sound coming from my engine... but the RPM didn't go high or anything... might be the alternator... but dunno... but my gears engaged fine... i'll see if i can hear the revving sound again tomorrow morning... so damn cold
 

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Well, at least it's not only me. I've got this bad feeling that this new Camry is going to do down in the books are a botched launch for Toyota and it's going to hurt them.

Toyota needs to get their act together!

BTW, my car has a weak crank in the cold. It did it again this morning. It's almost like the cold is keeping the starter from moving. Maybe thes cars need a twin battery setup like in my diesel pickup.
 

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Well, at least it's not only me. I've got this bad feeling that this new Camry is going to do down in the books are a botched launch for Toyota and it's going to hurt them.

Toyota needs to get their act together!

BTW, my car has a weak crank in the cold. It did it again this morning. It's almost like the cold is keeping the starter from moving. Maybe thes cars need a twin battery setup like in my diesel pickup.
Dude take your car back to the dealership. Mine started right up this morning.
 

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Well, at least it's not only me. I've got this bad feeling that this new Camry is going to do down in the books are a botched launch for Toyota and it's going to hurt them.

Toyota needs to get their act together!

BTW, my car has a weak crank in the cold. It did it again this morning. It's almost like the cold is keeping the starter from moving. Maybe thes cars need a twin battery setup like in my diesel pickup.
Aren't you being a little dramatic? I in no way have any issues in which I would declare my LE as a complete failure.
 

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Aren't you being a little dramatic? I in no way have any issues in which I would declare my LE as a complete failure.
How is it being dramatic by saying it looks like it's a botched launch for Toyota? Have you seen the thread from the 6 Cyc Auto trannies dropping, power issues with the 4 Cyc motor (they blame on drive by wire), to the crazy amount of creaks on the dash, b pillar, and sunroof? There's other problems, but the ones I've listed are to numerous to say it was a fluke. All the ones I've listed are either design/engineering or quality control problems.

The worst part of these problems is that 6 speed autos arn't new, drive by wire isn't new and plastic dashes/interiors arn't new.

If someone listed these same problems without giving the manufacturer's name, most would think it was a domestic builder. Toyota might be the last company one might think of with these problems on a new model year launch. So being that it's a Toyota launch, I'd say it's not dramatic at all, and it would be accurate to say Toyota has botched the launch of the '07 Camry.

Dramatic or not, it's an opinion and everyone has a right to one. Then again, maybe I'm being anal, but I bought a Toyota because how everyone seemed to always rant and rave about Toyota quality. What I've found, and this is my 1st Toyota, is that initial quality is worse in the Toyota then any vehicle I've every purchased, except for a '86 Pontiac Grand AM SE.
 

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How is it being dramatic by saying it looks like it's a botched launch for Toyota? Have you seen the thread from the 6 Cyc Auto trannies dropping, power issues with the 4 Cyc motor (they blame on drive by wire), to the crazy amount of creaks on the dash, b pillar, and sunroof? There's other problems, but the ones I've listed are to numerous to say it was a fluke. All the ones I've listed are either design/engineering or quality control problems.

The worst part of these problems is that 6 speed autos arn't new, drive by wire isn't new and plastic dashes/interiors arn't new.

If someone listed these same problems without giving the manufacturer's name, most would think it was a domestic builder. Toyota might be the last company one might think of with these problems on a new model year launch. So being that it's a Toyota launch, I'd say it's not dramatic at all, and it would be accurate to say Toyota has botched the launch of the '07 Camry.

Dramatic or not, it's an opinion and everyone has a right to one. Then again, maybe I'm being anal, but I bought a Toyota because how everyone seemed to always rant and rave about Toyota quality. What I've found, and this is my 1st Toyota, is that initial quality is worse in the Toyota then any vehicle I've every purchased, except for a '86 Pontiac Grand AM SE.
And throughout that entire rant you fail to mention it was a complete redesign and being the guniea pigs who buy the first of a new generation certain things like this are sure to arise. I don't think anyone has the perfect car for $21,000-$25,000 and we all knew there would be certain kinks to iron out in the coming years.

I am merely giving you an outsides perspective on these issues and they are something I am well aware of. None of these issues have compelled me to run to the dealership and get something else. Granted I don't have the V6 transmission issue, but for $21,000 I am not demanding perfection and I feel the car is still very reliable and looks mightly sharp.
 

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And throughout that entire rant you fail to mention it was a complete redesign and being the guniea pigs who buy the first of a new generation certain things like this are sure to arise. I don't think anyone has the perfect car for $21,000-$25,000 and we all knew there would be certain kinks to iron out in the coming years.

I am merely giving you an outsides perspective on these issues and they are something I am well aware of. None of these issues have compelled me to run to the dealership and get something else. Granted I don't have the V6 transmission issue, but for $21,000 I am not demanding perfection and I feel the car is still very reliable and looks mightly sharp.
What does it matter if it's a complete redesign or not? How hard is it for a company that has been designing/installing plastic interiors for decades to know what will squeak or not? How is the suspension a new design, how is anything on this vehicle a complete redesign? As far as I can see, the drivetrain and suspension has been used on other vehicles they build and the only real change is the body style.

I don't demand perfection either, but it seems where I disagree with you is consititues problem. If there are sporadic problems, I'd say it was not a big deal because no to builds are identical. But when it's the same problem from car to car, that says something with the design/engineering/build process is flawed and I don't care if it's the c-clip that falls out in the 6 speed trannies or a sqeak in the dash.

The reason I don't care is because Toyota sells itself as being QUALITY. They should have done more in house testing before the launch. May be I took Toyota's hype to seriously but I don't feel I got what they have been known for. May be it's Toyota's plant in KY because my neighbor who has a JP built '07 Camary hasn't had a problem yet. Who knows other then Toyota why there are these problems??

Ok, I better stop... I guess ultimatly we can agree to disagree, but I have to say, I'd told everyone that's said how sharp my car looked that beauty is only skin deep.
 

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Minus 10 F here in Chicago yesterday morning and our 07 XLE 4 cylinder started right up. It was a balmy -3 F here this morning and again no problems. I agree with the others. Take your car back to the dealership and describe your symptoms.

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well interesting enough my car didnt make the noise after work and it was colder than before. I believe possibly quick let offs when starting cause thats what i did as soon i heard the engine start. I think maybe we just hold it a tad longer and not notice. but if the noise happens again ill end up goin back to the dealer end of this week to see what they know etc.
 

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It's been in the teens or single digits the last few days here in North Jersey. My car is almost a year old (got it 1st week in April) and no starting problems. Battery strong. I feel for the people who are having so many problems with their 1st year redesigned Camry. So far I have only one the Shift/Flare.:sosad:
 
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