Had to have it towed home. Took it to another mechanic and he said that the head bolts are most likely stripped. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the engine seized while the check engine light illuminated. They also told me they had the same problem about a year ago with some other customer. In all other accidents, the airbags will not inflate.
I immediately pulled over, let the engine cool, added oil and then waited a bit longer to ensure it had cooled sufficiently. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 180,000. Today I have taken the car again to Midas. The vehicle was able to be restarted. I have avoided crashes with cars near by, I have found that I have to keep the speed on low and out of drive to avoid hitting a car near my parked car. My husband works 85 miles from home and I have not been able to find a job.
The failure mileage was 115,000. Joe Hi Joe, Thanks for your reply. The contact stated that oil leaked from the engine of the vehicle. Just one day the engine went out. They told me to come over after putting another 200 miles to figure out the problem. If it is extremely low again, have your mechanic take a look before driving it much more.
This incident has happened a total of about 3-4 times in the past, however, it was not triggered in the past by turning the lights on. About 2 minutes later, a rattling sound could be heard under the hood. The driver and front passenger airbags are designed to deploy in severe usually frontal collisions where the magnitude and duration of the forward deceleration of the vehicle exceeds the design thresholjd level. The repair requires replacing the engine and will cost is equivalent to the car's value. Due to this issue, the engine coolant continues to leak. I honestly can say that this is my 3rd Camry I have owned and I have always swore by the Toyota Camry but after my research and my money and my headache I am really disappointed in how there not stepping up to the plate on this one and us as Toyota owners love and value the Toyota name come across this problem and nothing is being done about it its very upsetting I've drove the Camry since 2004 and been so proud of the name and passed along the good quality of the Camry name on and on then I come across this issue and there are so many people who have the same exact problems and Toyota won't step up to the plate on it really tarnishes the name for me!!!! I have been told by two mechanics that replacement rebuilt engines are hard to find because this issue is so common with this car.
They haven't been able to explain exactly what caused the breakdown so far. In addition to checking the oil level, you also want to look at the condition of the oil when you have the dipstick out. The technician diagnosed that there was a leak in the radiator and the engine needed to be replaced. Toyota just wants to sell me a used engine for the same thing to happen again according to others owners who replaced the engine. Turned it off for a bit and tried it again, and the engine seized.
If I had a job I could save money to either repair this car or purchase something else. All of this occurred within a 5 minute period. AutoTrust Platinum provides a growing selection of low-priced components for oiling system! However, it could need a headgasket. My bro-in-law took on the job of getting the Camry fixed, and once the engine was put back together it ran fine. Otherwise the dipstick will read slightly low. The failure mileage was 88,259. I've owned 2 other Toyota's that had almost 200,000 miles when I sold them at high blue book.
The seat belt recall was a wake up call for Toyota. Never gave a moments trouble. Engine Cooling problem 2003 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Automatic 85000 miles Hi I have noticed the car engine temp to fluctuate to high and low while driving. At first, they took 7 days to run the following diagnose: We don't know what's wrong with it, but you might need to change the engine. Since 1918, Dorman Products has supplied the automotive aftermarket with high-quality replacement parts, hardware and fasteners. Upon their inspection, I was told the head gasket was blown. I believe there is a defect in manufacturing that was masked by the original repair, and has now returned.
Nobody cared about the mileage, the fact that I took it from their service center 3 days prior to the incident. I would recommend waiting until the problem is identified. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. I restarted the car, put in in drive and went about 20 ft before the temperature shot back up again. I don't know if I'd buy another new Toyota. .
I believe that this is a defect in the vehicle and Toyota should be responsible to correct it. But surprisingly my thermometer was ok. Make sure your engine is cold when you check the oil in your Camry. The failure mileage was 162,000. And fumes were coming into the car.