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#294 of 303 Re: Owner,Toyota Camry
Jul 26, 2012 (12:11 pm)
I have a 2011 camry . My complaint is the hard shifting in between gears.Hot or cold the tranny shifts hard as it drops in. The dealer said its normal/ a natural computer problem. Unless alot of peole complain they will not address it. He agreed when we drove it but said the computer giving the signals to shift, down shift etc.. is not as fluid as it could be....I would not buy this car. I have 4 toyotas.
#295 of 303 Re: Owner,Toyota Camry [ppod]
Aug 12, 2012 (7:27 am)
Well my 2011 with the "normal hard shifting problem" left me stranded on the interstate last night. This past week I noticed the engine almost dying and then revving back up. I thought maybe bad gas? no other problems till last night. Everything fine on drive to restuarant. When we got in the car check engine light on, ABS light on and the transmission would not shift out of 2nd gear. Read book and it says make sure gas tank is full??? Not sure what that has to do with it but filled the tank. ABS light went off but car would still not shift out of 2nd gear. Called Triple A and had it towed 75 miles to the nearest toyoto dealership. Should have kept my Honda with 170,000 miles and no problems!!! Seems like this is a consistent problem with Toyota and wonder what kind of run around I will get on Monday about how normal this is???
#296 of 303 Transmission problems intake related?
Dec 01, 2012 (2:39 pm)
I modified my intake (removed the carbon filter). The problem with shifting went away and I had significant more power (no downshifting on hills) and 2mpg increase. It didn't happen right away because the computer had to learn the new air flow. After 2000 mi I'm convinced.
I think the Canadians and other none 50 state cars don't have the carbon filter and I was wondering if they had the same problems we've experienced
#297 of 303 Re: Transmission problems intake related? [kbetts1]
Jan 01, 2013 (10:51 am)
In Canada Toyota has a tech bulletin can-tsb3526.
It largely adresses the knotty shifting, coast deacceleration and general smoothness.
Not sure of original date but it is a software update.
Dealer had tried many things, but this seems to be it.
#298 of 303 2006 camary rolls when not running and in park????
Jan 04, 2013 (4:16 pm)
I have a 2006 toyota camary that the shifts sticks when trying to go from P to R or D. The other night got out at a store (the parkin lot was no more than 10 to 15°) killed the car and didnt relize it was still in drive. The keys came out( remember still in drive) and as i was walking in the store looked back and relized thee car was rolling into the middle of the parking lot. So i ran to it and saw it was Still in drive. I run to it pull it back to the spot and put in P . when i got back in it i put it in Drive and tried to start it and guess what .................... U GUESSED IT, the car started and moved forward like i was driving. Then i put it in park and started it and I didnt need my foot on the break to put it into gear. I mean wtf? I always thought toyota was "THE BEST" . someone please tell me this is a recall.
#299 of 303 Re: Owner,Toyota Camry [3patch9]
Feb 04, 2013 (5:20 pm)
Did you ever get this issue resolved? I am having similar problems with my 2011 Camry ..
#300 of 303 Re: Owner,Toyota Camry [mcm2199]
Feb 08, 2013 (11:11 am)
Took the car in, the servie rep said that's how they drive. Second time we took it in, one of the local techs said they should not drive that way. They reset the computer, same issue, we took it back they replaced transmission, same issue, Toyota Rep came and drove the car. He said that's how they drive. My wife (her car) wants to file claim with Toyota, but I have heard they won't do anything. Has anyone one filed a claim and get resolution?
#301 of 303 My 2011 V6 Camry Electronic CVontrolled Transmission
Feb 27, 2013 (9:01 am)
I have reported transmission problems every time I have have had the car serviced. It is now at 23k. I got the same feedback about the braking, The Toyota Area tech had them erase and reprogram the transmission software to "re learn my driving habits". No change. I had my second occurance of a specific issue that I want to know if anyone else has experienced. Coming off a ramp to merge into high speed traffic, when it was right I stepped on the gas to get to speed to merge into the traffic. At the time I assume I was going about 35 mph. When I applied the gas it felt like to me the transmission went to neutral. The engine roared and I went no where forward. I had to swerve back into the merge lane and onto the shoulder. I thought the transmission had broke. My wife screamed at me. Then when I tried the gas again it drove like normal. I have merged many times and this is only the 2nd time it has happened. This one almost cause a major accident. I told the Dealer yesterday to fix it, or I was going to put it into their dumpster. No car/transmission is worth my family's safety. This happen to me once before but fortunately there was no traffic around me that time. The Dealer that time said no problem was detected. No code was found in the computer. Maybe they should define a new code for the computer to use. I had 170k miles on my 1999 Avalon, I want it back. We have 3 other toyota cars in the family, so this is not a hate Toyota message.
#302 of 303 Re: My 2011 V6 Camry Electronic CVontrolled Transmission [camry2011owner]
Feb 27, 2013 (2:54 pm)
Hi I have a 2011 Rav 4 that did this and it was because for some reason the brake pedal sensor was not installed correctly go back to dealership and talk to them ask them to inspect the brake pedal sensor if the computer sensor says it is baking and accelerating at same time it cuts power to engin we found out our problem because brake light started staying on all the time hubby was following me and noticed it one day
#303 of 303 Re: My 2011 V6 Camry Electronic CVontrolled Transmission [twixcat]
Feb 28, 2013 (12:27 pm)
Thanks for the response. I have emailed your info to my Toyota Tech and Service manager for thier response.