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#2 of 48 '05 XLE TSB: "ECM CALIBRATION: SHIFT FEELING ENHANCEMENT"
Nov 13, 2005 (7:35 am)
I was grousing about the shifting in my new '05 XLE, and found many related discussions on various forums. Basically there's a "lag" then you want to accelerate (ie. from a standing stop) which some people rank from annoying to dangerous. In my case, it's more the annoyance factor.
Anyway, apparently there's a TSB on this, titled "ECM CALIBRATION: SHIFT FEELING ENHANCEMENT". In fact, Infotraxx.com lists two, TC005-05 and TC003-05. I'm not sure if they apply to different specific models or what. AllData.com, curiously, lists neither.
I'd like to review these TSBs to see if they're actually relevant, and arm myself with pertinent info so that when I visit my dealer, I can point them to exactly the right TSB covering the problem.
Can anybody here help me gather the required info, or perhaps a copy of the TSB(s)?
#3 of 48 2002 Camry ?'s
Nov 13, 2005 (8:47 pm)
H, I am needing to purchase the best quality reasonably priced sedan for the money, I found a Green '02 LE Camry w/47K for $12,995. at a local toyota dealer, however this is Not a certified car, it just happens to be on a toyota lot, It is Extremely clean, in fact looks like the 2006's sitting next to it...is this a good price? I am In Illinois. Ok heres the thing..I am 27 and actually in some off beat, perverse way, I think If you look at the camry from the right angle, it actually has potential?! please let me know if I am the only person under 30 or 90 years old that would actually drive on of these...... w/ut an AARp membership? If it were beige, tan, or silver forget it but the green is actually not bad....from what I understand the sludge problem does not affect the current generation Camry? Any pointers on the 2002 LE 4cylinder? I would of course stick some 17's on it and Order a spoiler, and perhaps Altezza rear lamps (if possible)
Mainly I want a lasting car...2002 Camry 4cyl LE, normal equipment, Green 47K, 12,995 asking price at local Toyota dealer, this vehicle is NOT certified and only carries a 30 day Powertrain warranty...I noticed even older camry's on used car lots with over 100K carried a 90 day wearranty?? Why are toyota dealers so cheap, my god they only clean up on every car they sell, Never had a Toyota, this Camry doesn't have a ding or dent, and thats usually the forst thing I notice. Bodywork of any kind. I did notice a few people complained about a Transmission problem, and squeaks and rattles especially on the 2002 camry? and a few engine failures? on 2002's but they were under the V6 heading...Is the V6 a carryover from the 2001 Camry? and the 4cyl is totally new? Thanks, Any info you can provide is great! Sean
#4 of 48 Re: 2002 Camry ?'s [sean3]
Nov 14, 2005 (6:00 am)
Supposedly the sludge problem was corrected on the '02 4 cylinder Camry's (some early model-year 6-cyl. are covered under the sludge policy, but not the 4), but to be safe, you may want to get the valve cover pulled for a sludge inspection.
#5 of 48 Re: '05 XLE TSB: "ECM CALIBRATION: SHIFT FEELING ENHANCEMENT" [bpsmicro]
Nov 14, 2005 (8:06 am)
You should check out the Engine Hesitation forum here at Edmunds. It is primarily discussing the transmission lag/hesitation problem in Toyota and Lexus. Copies and links to the TSBs have been posted there.
"Engine Hesitation (All makes/models)"
#6 of 48 Re: 2002 Camry ?'s [sean3]
Nov 14, 2005 (10:42 am)
you could ask in the "real world trade in values" forum and indicate you're looking to purchase from a dealer and what it's condition is (mileage, tires, body, etc).
if you get serious about the vehicle, have it inspected by a independant specializing in toyotas before committing to purchase. for a fee they'll look it over. ask.
for a nominal fee you can run a carfax report on the car.
you want to order some 17's, a spoiler, and some special rear lamps. why? the car, if in good condition and reasonable priced, why not keep it stock?
from what i've read, "certified" vehicles aren't generally any better than non-certified. you're paying a premium for a certified vehicle because it's got a warranty with it. that's my understanding. now if it's super clean, why aren't they offering it "certified"? i don't know. maybe because new ones aren't that much more?
what are similarly priced vehicles 2005 (i presume '06s are almost here) going for new?
like i said, the people over in "real-world trade in values" can give you better help on figuring a good price for the car.
#7 of 48 2002 camry
Nov 14, 2005 (6:16 pm)
Yes thanks for the advice, I guess I feel a litle better that this car sits on a Toyota lot, It is in reallt excellent condition...not a ding or dent, the interior the same ,,,I know they are good cars but, I have had some fun cars in my 10 years of driving, not my senses tell me to go with somehting taht will not be a money pit like so many before///the domestics are attractive now with heavy discounts...the only affordable GM that looks good is the Pontiac G6, and even that is 5 years to late it seems///on the other side the newer styled malibu is going for 16K brand new, and I did drive one and was inpressed, I thought I was driving an import...but it's looks are kind of homely everybody says how boring the 2002+ Camry is but if you really look at it, it looks more like a cheap Lexus...the reason I would get rims, spoiler, tint..is because this particular one is only an LE...w/hubcaps any advice on getting a 2002 Camry Vs. A newer GM for around the same price?? I know GM is in terrible shape now...The Impala seems to be one of Gm's better cars? I am just trying to get the Most car for my Money.....Any advice ? thanks sean,,.,
#8 of 48 2005 Toyota Camry jerkiness.
Sep 05, 2005 (6:02 pm)
My 2005 Toyota Camry with 1500 miles on it, sometimes feel like it "air brakes" or engine brakes at 40 mph when deaccelerating. My guess is that is that everything is new and has to be broken in Any suggestions?
#9 of 48 Re: 2005 Toyota Camry jerkiness. [camry2]
Sep 05, 2005 (7:28 pm)
If you are going down a hill that's steep enough when this occurs, the "grade logic" feature in the automatic transmission may be downshifting the tranny from 5th gear to 4th, or sometimes even to 3rd. You can tell by checking your tachometer. This is more likely to occur if you tap the brake pedal, because this signals to the car that you want to slow down going downhill.
#10 of 48 Re: 2005 Toyota Camry jerkiness. [camry2]
Sep 12, 2005 (8:17 pm)
I have a 2006 SE with the same symptoms at 1300 mi. It almost feels as though the trans. is sticking between gears when trying to decelerate or even maintain a speed of 38-40 mph. Maybe this is a characteristic of the 5-speed automatic? I'm gonna have mine checked sometime soon.