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#1 of 42 2008 Toyota Camry LE 4 Cylinder Transmission
Jan 02, 2008 (6:15 pm)
I just got this car a month or so ago. I have almost 900 miles and I notice that the transmission is slow to react when accelerating. I also notice upon takeoff that the car basically jolts right off the start rather than smoothly accelerating. Is this normal behavior? I test drove another LE before choosing this car and I do not remember this occurring. Is there a fix for this?
#2 of 42 Re: 2008 Toyota Camry LE 4 Cylinder Transmission [adamw812]
Jan 03, 2008 (5:10 am)
Read herelink title
#3 of 42 Re: 2008 Toyota Camry LE 4 Cylinder Transmission [gooddeal2]
Jan 03, 2008 (9:21 am)
I read the link you sent me to, but that applies to the V6 and the model I have is a 4 cylinder, does that still apply?
#4 of 42 Re: 2008 Toyota Camry LE 4 Cylinder Transmission [adamw812]
Jan 03, 2008 (4:34 pm)
I've seen many posts about the I4 as well like Here and Here.
However, your is 2008, so Toyota mights need to come up w/ new fix or may be never. This problem has been known for a long time especially w/ Lexus.
#5 of 42 Re: 2008 Toyota Camry LE 4 Cylinder Transmission [adamw812]
Jan 03, 2008 (8:38 pm)
Normally I warm up my LE for about 5 minutes and then it doesn't happen. The car you've test drove probably warmed up by other customer.
I have a friend who's driving 2006 Camry LE and told me same thing happens to his car, so he warms up about 5+ minutes before driving.
#6 of 42 Re: 2008 Toyota Camry LE 4 Cylinder Transmission [iplanet]
Jan 04, 2008 (12:15 am)
Granted it is different when it is cold, the most prevalent issue is when I have slowed down, made a right turn and go to accelerate out of the turn, engine warm, the transmission is slow to respond and at times dangerous.
My car sits inside a subterranean parking garage in Southern California, it never gets cold inside there, by the time I exit the needle on the temperature gauge is already 1/4 of the way up on the register.
#7 of 42 Re: 2008 Toyota Camry LE 4 Cylinder Transmission [adamw812]
Jan 04, 2008 (10:03 am)
I had an 07 XLE 4 cylinder with the same type of problem. Had 2 TSBs performed, went to arbitration and lost, traded in the car for an 08 Honda Accord. Toyota's response to the problem was "The vehicle performs as designed" Then in my opinion, it was poorly designed and at times a hazzard to drive. Glad I got rid of it.
Good luck with your 08
#8 of 42 Re: 2008 Toyota Camry LE 4 Cylinder Transmission [adamw812]
Jan 05, 2008 (10:20 pm)
I noticed yet another issue, if I am cruising at 40 M.P.H. in "D" the transmission seems to shift into overdrive and the car shudders and vibrates. It seems to be prematurely shifting into overdrive, is this also "normal" for these transmissions?
#9 of 42 Re: 2008 Toyota Camry LE 4 Cylinder Transmission [adamw812]
Jan 08, 2008 (2:34 pm)
Another key factor in the transmission hesitation issue, is it seems to only do it after making a right turn while still moving, I noticed after completing a left turn it downshifts immediately. I think I will go in and speak to the service manager at the dealer where I acquired this car and speak to him to see if those TSBs would be beneficial or a waste of time. If he feels improvement would be gained, I will have it performed, otherwise, I guess i will have to get used too it. Other than these transmission issues, the car drives well overall, perhaps, I just need to get used to a new car, I had my last car 15 years so I was fully accustomed to its characteristics. That was a 93 honda Accord EX
#10 of 42 Re: 2008 Toyota Camry LE 4 Cylinder Transmission [adamw812]
Jan 08, 2008 (7:51 pm)
Get the TSB done - it will improve performance. Nearly all that have done it report great improvements in transmission performance.