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I would like to purchase a 2007 Toyota Camry. I heard they are having trouble with the transmission. Have you had any reports of this? Have you heard of any problem with this car?
Hi Patty, my 02 Honda Odyssey dashboard sometimes buzzes loudly when I turn on the car. The DRL light comes on too. The buzzing stops either when I turn on the headlights or when I turn off the car (restarting the car usually gets rid of the buzzing and I drive away, ignoring the problem *til the next time). Our dealer couldn*t replicate the problem and ...
My 1994 3.0 ford taurus (72,000 miles) has developed an intermittent problem with its Automatic Transmission. When in Drive & foot is taken off the brake pedal, it is normal for the car to move forwards before accelerator pedal is pushed down to drive off. Intermittent problem: WHAT SOMETIMES NOW HAPPENS IS WHEN FOOT IS TAKEN OFF BRAKE PEDAL, THE ...
I have a 4 cylinder 1999 Toyota Camry and recently had a 60,000 mile service done on it. They replaced 3 belts. I thought all cars now had just the one serpentine belt. What\*s up?
Hi, I am a single gal trying not to get ripped off. I have a 1997 Mercedes C280. My check engine light came on just a few days ago. I took it in to a shop, where they diagnosed it as a camshast position sensor, $209 for the part and $75.60 for the labor. The repairman told me that right now the computer is generating the code (?)instead of the camshast ...
I just bought a 2005 Buick Rendezvous AWD the back wheels make a whining noise when the steering wheel is turned sharp. Is this a wheel problem or and AWD noise?
My 1999 Olds Alero has a \"wrinkly forehead\"...the covering on the top of the dash has come unattached and has shriveled. I have been told the entire dash will need to be replaced at the tune of $500 minimum. Have checked for recalls to no avail. It seems other Alero owners have the same problem. Have you heard of this problem and do you have any advice?

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