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Toyota Camry, Transmission, Sedan
#13 of 42 Camry MT?
Jan 11, 2008 (3:32 pm)
AT is the main issue here, for good reason evidently - anyone out there with experience with MT? If so, please tell me what you think.. Thanks, Doug
#14 of 42 Re: Camry MT? [doug52]
Jan 11, 2008 (4:56 pm)
To keep this on topic, the TSB also is for manual transmissions built before Sept. 07. I occasionally had some hesitation, but it was completely fixed with the TSB - took the dealer 35 minutes to reprogram the ECU with new software. Cars built after August already have the new software.
#15 of 42 Re: Camry MT? [mcdawgg]
Jan 12, 2008 (2:52 pm)
My Camry was built in September of 2007 and this is the thread I started, so if my car has the new software in the computer, I would hate to see what it would be like if it was prior to August
#16 of 42 Re: Camry MT? [adamw812]
Jan 12, 2008 (4:44 pm)
If you still think you have a problem, it would be worth it to check to make sure you have the new software. Mine is perfect now.
#17 of 42 Re: 2008 Toyota Camry LE 4 Cylinder Transmission [adamw812]
Apr 03, 2008 (11:36 pm)
UPDATE-It is now April, the car has 2400 miles on it and suddenly, the transmission is behaving normally, finally. The only thing it still does is shift into 5th at just under 40 M.P.H. when I have a light foot on the accelerator pedal. The delay after making a right turn to downshift appears to have straightened itself out. I have not taken the car in for anything thus far and at this point with the way it is behaving, I would not complain on its behavior. I think the computer has "learned" and it appears to be adequate and tolerable now.
#18 of 42 Confused - Hybrid Transmission
Apr 11, 2008 (11:27 am)
Hi all. I'm a confused car novice. I was all set to get a 2008 SE V6 when I came across these posts. I think I've been sufficiently scared away from that transmission. But it looks like it's happening with the 4 cylinder versions as well. That leaves me with the Camry Hybrid. They don't appear to be having the same issues. Do they have a different transmission from the other Camrys? If not, why aren't the hybrids having the same issues I've been reading about?
#19 of 42 Re: Confused - Hybrid Transmission [monzmom]
Apr 11, 2008 (12:02 pm)
Yes, the Hybrid does have a different transmission. But I wouldn't shy away from the conventional 4-cylinder either, just the V6.
#20 of 42 Re: Confused - Hybrid Transmission [monzmom]
Apr 11, 2008 (12:16 pm)
The Camry hybrid doesn't have a "transmission". The HSD system uses a planetary gearset with THREE possible drive torque inputs, the gasoline engine, MG1, and MG2, and one output, to the front differential.
It appears that the ENTIRE Toyota/Lexus FWD and F/AWD products series is suffering, going all the way back to the '98 RX300, from transaxle design flaws having NOTHING to do with engine "selection". It's just that the design flaw may exhibit itself in a more pronounced, noticeable, fashion in one engine vs another.
#21 of 42 Re: Confused - Hybrid Transmission [wwest]
Apr 11, 2008 (1:12 pm)
Yeah, I kinda knew that about the Hybrid, but I don't think the original questioner wanted quite that much detail.
Regarding the extent of this alleged problem, I'm not so sure it's that bad. My 2 Camrys (prior generation) are fine, and Consumer Reports doesn't show any transmission issues for pre-'07 Camrys either.
#22 of 42 Re: Confused - Hybrid Transmission [210delray]
Apr 11, 2008 (4:05 pm)
I agree with 210Delray. 4 cylinder's fine.