Last post on Jan 14, 2009 at 10:15 AM
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Toyota Camry, Transmission, Sedan
#40 of 42 2008 Camry snow spin transmission
Jan 13, 2009 (10:51 pm)
With the recent heavy snow in BC, my new Camry did spinning of tires in the snow. The transmission is now dead and Toyota says the warranty will not cover it. It seems at the dealer there were many others with similar problems. Anyone else in this boat?
#41 of 42 Re: TSB's for 2009 Camry [chicagocamry]
Jan 14, 2009 (10:09 am)
Below quote is directly, word for word, from the 2010 RX350 factory manual set.
"The TCM determines the gear that is to be selected when the accelerator pedal is released (released completely) in accordance with the way the accelerator pedal is released (quickly or slowly) during deceleration. In this way, unnecessary upshifts are prevented during deceleration, matching the driver's intentions. In addition, unintended downshifts are prevented when accelerating the vehicle again, achieving smooth acceleration."
So, unless you can learn to abide by the above rules as to how you "manage" the accelerator pedal the 1-2 second downshift delay will remain a potential problem.
#42 of 42 Re: 2008 Camry snow spin transmission [sadru]
Jan 14, 2009 (10:15 am)
Did you somehow disable TC..??
Else what is the dealer's basis for denying warranty coverage...??
A 2008 FWD vehicle without a TC system that will INSTANTLY activate to prevent/alleviate driven wheel spinning via braking and engine dethrottle, INSTANT engine dethrottling, has been deemed to be PATENTLY unsafe.
TC will ALWAYS prevent undue stress on the transaxle arising from the situation you describe. Either the TC system FAILED or was somehow disabled, if it failed the warranty applies.