2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid Q&A
2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid Question: Poor Gas Mileage in 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid?
Recently I had brought my car into the shop because I got a maintenance required soon warning up, along with the check engine light. The technician cleared the lights, then took it for a drive - the lights did not come back, and they could find not problems. But now I am getting lower gas mileage. The dashboard eco drive is between 30 - 35, where it used to be over 40. Any reasons you can think of? The technicians are saying they don't know, only 46k miles on this car. - rjc1972
first of all, clearing the codes was wrong. the code is a guide to the system that has an issue. you need another shop that will do a proper diag and give you a reason for the poor mileage. Roy - mastertech6371
Roy is right, you should not clear codes until the fault is fixed. What was the designation of the code stored? It should start P0xxx, or P1xxx.You first read the code, read the freeze frame information that was taken when your car's computer first saw the code you can then look at live sensor data to see if anything is amiss, then even look at pending codes or Mode 6 information to get an idea of the whole picture not just erase the code and hope it doesn't come back. If you otherwise like your garage and they are stumped, There is a professional service called Identafix. http://www.identifix.com/info/about_us.htm They only deal with professional repair shops. They are in the Minnesota 651-633-8007 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 651-633-8007 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Your auto repair shop do all their diagnosis tests, and discuss your problem with a team of professional technicians great service cheap and very bright people. If the repair shop that are repairing your car are stumped this is a great service. This company only deal with automotive repair shops and don't answer questions for the general public but are an amazing knowledge base. They are based near you, your repair shop will really like Identafix. - patrick mannion