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Old 27 May 2006, 02:23 pm   #1 (permalink)
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I had been reticent to buy a new Toyota because of all the chatter about the
behavior of the newly modified transmission.

I just read a blurb in Motor Trend which suggests that not all those
transmissions
misbehaved, and the Toyota engineers had pinpointed the problem and the fix.
MT says that there were likely no more than about 160 trannies subject to
this
problem.

Does anyone know the 'for sure' story about the transmission issues with
late model Toyotas?


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Old 27 May 2006, 09:50 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Toyota also considers a tranny skipping gears to be a "minor problem."
Not in my book. People should believe their own checkbooks more than
Toyota's PR department. I will say for now give it some time and let
the bugs work out, especially after they cut 20% of the tranny parts to
save costs.

Besides, by the end of a year the price always drops. Of course, you
can always try it and let us know


HLS@nospam.nix wrote:
> I had been reticent to buy a new Toyota because of all the chatter about the
> behavior of the newly modified transmission.
>
> I just read a blurb in Motor Trend which suggests that not all those
> transmissions
> misbehaved, and the Toyota engineers had pinpointed the problem and the fix.
> MT says that there were likely no more than about 160 trannies subject to
> this
> problem.
>
> Does anyone know the 'for sure' story about the transmission issues with
> late model Toyotas?


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Old 28 May 2006, 09:21 am   #3 (permalink)
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jongdole post a link to your theory of Toy reducing 20% of parts to save
money, or quit posting missinformation. It was redesigned for more
efficiency, my new Corola is fine and all I have heard about them is
good.

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Old 28 May 2006, 09:51 am   #4 (permalink)
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They did actually reduce 20% of the parts for efficiency, however it
looks like things didn't turn out to be too efficient, eh? Why talk of
the Corolla when the issue is with the 07 Camry.
I have also put my plans of buying one on the back burnner for now.
Think I'll wait atleast a year for them to iron out all such teething
problems associated with a new model. However I guess it depends on
each individual when they take the plunge.. A Camry however is a pretty
safe plunge any day.. And guys please buy it so that any problems can
be identified before I go to buy it ;-)

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Old 28 May 2006, 07:47 pm   #5 (permalink)
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"m Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> jongdole post a link to your theory of Toy reducing 20% of parts to save
> money, or quit posting missinformation. It was redesigned for more
> efficiency, my new Corola is fine and all I have heard about them is
> good.


Regardless of the intention, a major tranny change would make an alert
person
think twice, especially in light of the fact that there have been quite a
few complaints
about this particular tranny.

Motor Trend documented this, and I have read a raft of customer reviews of
the Camry at other sites. Most owners loved them, but some very much didn't
like
the tranny.



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Old 29 May 2006, 10:28 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Is this tranny problem only on the new 6-speed automatic?

Dick

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> "m Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
> news:20093-4479B1ED-335@storefull-3137.bay.webtv.net...
>> jongdole post a link to your theory of Toy reducing 20% of parts to save
>> money, or quit posting missinformation. It was redesigned for more
>> efficiency, my new Corola is fine and all I have heard about them is
>> good.

>
> Regardless of the intention, a major tranny change would make an alert
> person
> think twice, especially in light of the fact that there have been quite a
> few complaints
> about this particular tranny.
>
> Motor Trend documented this, and I have read a raft of customer reviews of
> the Camry at other sites. Most owners loved them, but some very much
> didn't
> like
> the tranny.
>
>
>



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Old 02 Jun 2006, 03:00 pm   #7 (permalink)
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"Dick Byrd" <rbyrd@byrdmische.com> wrote in message
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> Is this tranny problem only on the new 6-speed automatic?
>
> Dick


Yes, from what I understand, it is.


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Old 02 Jun 2006, 07:25 pm   #8 (permalink)
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<HLS@nospam.nix> wrote in message
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> "Dick Byrd" <rbyrd@byrdmische.com> wrote in message
> news:JZOeg.52206$9c6.35866@dukeread11...
>> Is this tranny problem only on the new 6-speed automatic?
>>
>> Dick

>
> Yes, from what I understand, it is.
>



What about the bad shifting 5speeds rampant through Toyota and Lexus?


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Old 04 Jun 2006, 01:26 am   #9 (permalink)
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There were problems with the 5 speed hunting for gears during
downshift. That's a different problem with the valve body. The 07 saves
time by not shifting into gears, that's efficiency and Toyota calls
it a "minor problem" but did not elaborate further as to what caused
it.

I don't think anybody actually believes Toyota threw out 20% of the
parts just for "efficiency" they way they are cutting costs these days.
And when a gear shift does not succeed, I call it a major problem.
Looks like the more "efficient" these trannies got, the bigger the
problmes. I'd rather have a less "efficient" tranny then.

When your friends and relatives come asking about the car they should
know this so they don't blame it on you afterwards. But I do agree that
after such major tinkerings to give the 07 camry some time to work out
the bugs, which is what I'd recommend anyways. Besides, in a few months
the year-end price cuts should begin to kick in.


Bob H wrote:
> <HLS@nospam.nix> wrote in message
> >> Is this tranny problem only on the new 6-speed automatic?
> >>
> >> Dick

> >
> > Yes, from what I understand, it is.
> >

>
>
> What about the bad shifting 5speeds rampant through Toyota and Lexus?


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Old 04 Jun 2006, 01:36 am   #10 (permalink)
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The 07 Camry came out in March. So before the first oil change some
transmissions are skipping gears. That's a real bummer.

Yeah, go buy it and let us know Like I said, skip the beta-test
version and wait for version 1.0 to come out.


vineeth wrote:
> They did actually reduce 20% of the parts for efficiency, however it
> looks like things didn't turn out to be too efficient, eh? Why talk of
> the Corolla when the issue is with the 07 Camry.
> I have also put my plans of buying one on the back burnner for now.
> Think I'll wait atleast a year for them to iron out all such teething
> problems associated with a new model. However I guess it depends on
> each individual when they take the plunge.. A Camry however is a pretty
> safe plunge any day.. And guys please buy it so that any problems can
> be identified before I go to buy it ;-)


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