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#179 of 305 Re: 2011 transmission etc [delbar]
Apr 07, 2011 (10:23 pm)
the giant rubber band feeling is the engine gearing down mine does that to, if you are in slow traffic you will also feel the transmission gears feel like they are having a hard time turning loose if you are in slow traffic, you can use the s shift in 1st or 2nd or desired gear then these problems want happen. it can not gear down in s feature, i barely touch the gas pedal. the car also has a gas brake overide if you have the gas pedal and the brake pedal pressed at the same time only the brakes work, i believe a lot of these problems will go away after the cars are driven for a long time. i traded a 2003 mitsubishi montero sport in on the 2011 toyota camry, and the mitsubishi would do some crazy stuff to it also geared down when slowing down like the toyota, when my camry started doing all these problems i said wow, if i could only drive it and show you, simply have them to reset the learned memory, i drove mine fast for one day to see if it would not do any of these problems but there it was, i just cruise the car thats all i can say. i have learned that cars now days dont operate the way you want them to. all i know is it works for me, i also build computers and i understand how software thinks.
#180 of 305 Re: also [delbar]
Apr 07, 2011 (10:27 pm)
having a hard time believing the spring
#181 of 305 Re: Camry 2011 transmission problem [clearview1]
Apr 08, 2011 (11:39 pm)
"The new Toyota Camry from the car lot is driving on the default settings, it is when you drive the car for some time it begins to learn how you drive, these cars take a long time to processes "
Wow the new Camry learns the driver's driving style?
Does it know that a different driver (e.g., husband vs wife) is driving it and save the settings separately?
#182 of 305 Re: Camry 2011 transmission problem [olt1892]
Apr 09, 2011 (8:50 am)
Confusion reigns supreme.
The engine/transaxle ECU "learns" to fine tune all the sensors and actuators beginning the moment the engine is first started at the factory. Some of these "learned" settings/parameters can be reset to the factory default by removing the battery supply and must be learned again.
The driving style learning is a separate issue/task and is reset each and every time you start the engine. The driver learning record is continuously recorded and is only about 15-30 seconds so if you change your style on the fly it will quickly adapt.
#183 of 305 Re: Camry 2011 transmission problem [buttons973]
Apr 09, 2011 (1:20 pm)
"The other day i went to jump into traffic and the car stalled a bit before the transmission decided what gear it wanted to jump in. Oh and by the way, the technician told me that this car does have to decide which gear it wants to go in and that's why we feel that downshift at times. How about that! I don't have time for my car to be trying to figure out which gear it want to go into when I'm trying to get out into traffic. That is DANGEROUS! It should already know."
Ummmm, you DO know you can shift it manually, right?
#184 of 305 Re: Camry 2011 transmission problem [unidriver]
Apr 09, 2011 (6:13 pm)
"....you Do know you can shift it manually..."
Most likely not....
"..jump into traffic..."
The downshift delay was more likely than otherwise the result of the DBW enforced 1-2 second delay/hesitation due to the line pressure real time control needing time to PUMP-UP the pressure.
Manual downshift would have produced the same result.
#185 of 305 Re: Camry 2011 transmission problem [clearview1]
Apr 12, 2011 (4:58 am)
OUTSTANDING explanation! ------ I have used these skills on my 07 XLE V6 Camry! ----- These new vehicles DO NOT operate like the vehicles of years ago. ----- Drive by wire is VERY different, ---- especially in the snow!------ Best regards. ----- Dwayne -----
#186 of 305 Re: 2011 transmission etc [clearview1]
Apr 30, 2011 (10:37 am)
clearview1, I agree with you. I just purchased a 2011 Camry base AT, and I had to get used to it, coming from a 2010 Golf AT gas engine. This car is more for soft driving, the Golf is more for ripping around. I like this car. It's peaceful. I found myself, "Getting in the race", on the highway with my Golf, which it could easily do, but with the Camry, I'm content to let the rest of the world go by. It's peaceful to drive, and I do allow more car lengths in front of me, don't drive suddenly turning one direction to the next. It's quite nice! People sometimes pas me furiously, and I don't care, for some reason; I'm happy in my Camry. The anti-road-rage car!
#187 of 305 Re: 2011 transmission etc [flbntz]
May 19, 2011 (8:03 am)
Hi All, I unplugged my battery for >15 minutes, as discussed above (2011 Camry SE 4 cyl). This worked for me for 100 miles. Had a smooth commute to work that day! It then began to go back to the chugging/weird shifting. I just had my 5K servicing done and asked the Service Consultant about this issue. He turned to a mechanic behind him and asked and he said there were some software updates for some vehicles. The Service Consultant looked up my VIN number and told me that my vehicle would fall under the transmission software update that is out there....so ask for them to look your vehicle up. I am scheduled to have the update next week. Will let you all know the outcome.
#188 of 305 Re: 2011 transmission etc [gdw2]
May 19, 2011 (8:27 am)
Thanks very much for this tip. Going in for my thirty day service Monday. I'll ask about this. Good luck with your update. Thanks, if you'll share the outcome. That'd be awesome, if they could fix this. Like the car so much, this'd make it even smoother. Thanks again!