Bought 2011 Toyota Camry from Oxmoor Toyota in April 2010. Car immediately made loud springing sound after each startup.
Oxmoor Service Manager Eric Bates drove car and said it was the "loudest sound he had ever heard" from the ABS pre-check system. He said it was clearly defective. But he could not spend the $1,000 to fix it under the warranty because Toyota would not authorize the work. Toyota Corp.
recognizes the problem, but won't fix it at this time, apparently because it has spent so much on recent recalls and bad publicity.
I have to warm people who get in my car new $25,000 car the first time so they are not frightened by the sudden noise. What has happened to the once-mighty Toyota?