fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
66,300 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
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problem #4

Aug 012016

Camry 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 116,381 miles

No warning light on. The automatic transmission cannot shift properly when changing speeds.

- sailorus, Chino Hills, US

problem #3

Sep 152014

Camry LE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 133,000 miles

Writing this on behalf of my dad, we both have noticed an issue dating back to summer last year. All of a sudden, typically while in overdrive cruising along with not much pressure on the accelerator, the rpms would jump to 3k. Now, no codes show up when hooking a scanner to it so I proceeded to clean the throttle plate for him to see if that would get rid of the issue. The issue subsided for a few months, however it is back.

It does not happen as frequently and I have diagnosed it as the transmission downshifting out of overdrive. Now, this should not be happening when the accelerator pedal is not pressed down. It is almost as if the TPS or APP is giving the computer an erroneous signal (as if the throttle is pressed down more than it is) which in turn causes the tranny to downshift. Again, no codes so the ECM must think the inputs are acceptable from whatever sensor is causing this and giving an output signal to the tranny in turn. These electronic throttle systems require multiple sensor inputs to function properly and as wel all know, Toyota's ETC system has major issues. This abrupt "kickdown" should not be happening.

Dad tells me not to waste my time pursuing it any further as he plans on getting rid of the car anyways (the issue will be disclosed to the buyer that the TPS is faulty). Toyota should know however, that this is a major safety issue and wishing it will go away will not make it so. A faulty electronic throttle control system is not something you want to continue to manufacturer...unless of course you are Toyota and put money above the lives of human beings.

- gary21, Exeter, RI, US

problem #2

Jun 202008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,796 miles

Ok so my prob started 6/08 and here we are a year later same deal its been in for this issue 6 times they reprogram the trans it runs ok for a while then it starts up again they say its and annoyance issue. They also told me it has to learn how you drive and thats how it reacts ( sounds like a load to me)

- ambernic, Lexington, NC, US

problem #1

Mar 012008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles

transmission harsh shift on downshift, Toyota has attempted 2 repairs, tsb and solenoid assembly replacement and still a problem. on 3rd attempt to repair, Toyota stated that the shifting is a result of characteristic of technology and no repair is needed. The case arbitrated unsuccessfully, I am looking at lemon law, help.

- Cathy H., Fairfield, VA, US