2007 Camry Transmission Behavior

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Old 23 Jul 2006, 08:58 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2007 Camry Transmission Behavior

Hello,

I have had a new 2007 Camry V6 LE for almost two months and 2000 miles.
It's a nice car except the automatic transmission shifting is just not
as smooth as I expected. Sometimes it seems like the 6 speeds are too
much as the transmission is constantly shifting up or down. When
accelerating it sometimes shifts hard and when you take your foot off
the gas it downshifts a little too aggressively. This downshifting
makes it impossible to coast in the 30-35 mph range since the
downshifting will quickly brake you.

Does anyone else with this model notice that kind of transmission
behavior? Should I bring it back to the dealer or is this normal for a
6 speed transmission?

Any input or information is much appreciated.

Don

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Old 23 Jul 2006, 09:53 am   #2 (permalink)
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Test another new one at a dealer, there have been issues I have heard.
Maybe try Google.

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Old 23 Jul 2006, 12:07 pm   #3 (permalink)
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You had it easy. Some of the 2007 Camry's auto transmission are known
to skip gears completely. That's why I recommended waiting to let the
new car's bugs work out. If my friends and family want a Camry, I would
steer them towards a proven 2006 with all the TSB fixes applied. 06s
have lower prices but are getting harder to find. I know it's older but
more reliable.

Many of the 02-06 generation transmissions will hunt for gears on
downshift. I guess that problem was never fixed. Toyota offered 8 years
unlimited miles warranty for engine sludge, wonder if you might get
that for the 2007 transmission?


dwz3591@gmail.com wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I have had a new 2007 Camry V6 LE for almost two months and 2000 miles.
> It's a nice car except the automatic transmission shifting is just not
> as smooth as I expected. Sometimes it seems like the 6 speeds are too
> much as the transmission is constantly shifting up or down. When
> accelerating it sometimes shifts hard and when you take your foot off
> the gas it downshifts a little too aggressively. This downshifting
> makes it impossible to coast in the 30-35 mph range since the
> downshifting will quickly brake you.
>
> Does anyone else with this model notice that kind of transmission
> behavior? Should I bring it back to the dealer or is this normal for a
> 6 speed transmission?
>
> Any input or information is much appreciated.
>
> Don


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Old 23 Jul 2006, 12:53 pm   #4 (permalink)
Hugh Jorgen
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<dwz3591@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hello,
>
> I have had a new 2007 Camry V6 LE for almost two months and 2000 miles.
> It's a nice car except the automatic transmission shifting is just not
> as smooth as I expected. Sometimes it seems like the 6 speeds are too
> much as the transmission is constantly shifting up or down. When
> accelerating it sometimes shifts hard and when you take your foot off
> the gas it downshifts a little too aggressively. This downshifting
> makes it impossible to coast in the 30-35 mph range since the
> downshifting will quickly brake you.
>
> Does anyone else with this model notice that kind of transmission
> behavior? Should I bring it back to the dealer or is this normal for a
> 6 speed transmission?
>
> Any input or information is much appreciated.
>
> Don
>


My 2007 Camry V6 XLE now has also 2000 miles. So far the transmission
shifting is still smooth (knock on wood). I tried accelerating hard from
0-90 a couple of times and it's real smooth. I love the gradual slow-down
when you take your foot off the gas. I don't have to press on the brakes too
much. Even on downhills, the downshifting is excellent.

Did those symptoms show up after 2000 miles or ever since you got the car?


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Old 30 Jul 2006, 03:47 pm   #5 (permalink)
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"Hugh Jorgen" <hughunderscorejorgen@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Did those symptoms show up after 2000 miles or ever since you got the car?


These tranny problems are well known. Toyota abandoned the old Aisin tranny
for a new
improved version, which a lot of purchasers hated immediately. It uses some
20% fewer parts,
and is supposed to be an improvement. Time will tell.

There should be a TSB and perhaps even a recall on some of these.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...071800681.html


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Old 31 Jul 2006, 12:00 am   #6 (permalink)
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Toyota gave out 8-year/unlimited-miles warranty for engine sludge. Who
knows, 2007 owners might just get that for the "new and improved"
transmission with 20% fewer parts. The rest of us will just watch from
the sidelines. That tranny's got 20% fewer parts, no wonder it doesn't
run well

In 2005, about 10% of Toyotas were affected by recalls, compared to
GM's 6% and Ford's 12% or so. That's too bad, "they don't build 'em
like they used to."


HLS@nospam.nix wrote:
> "Hugh Jorgen" <hughunderscorejorgen@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:OIOwg.71588
> > Did those symptoms show up after 2000 miles or ever since you got the car?

>
> These tranny problems are well known. Toyota abandoned the old Aisin tranny
> for a new
> improved version, which a lot of purchasers hated immediately. It uses some
> 20% fewer parts,
> and is supposed to be an improvement. Time will tell.
>
> There should be a TSB and perhaps even a recall on some of these.
>
> http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...071800681.html


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Old 04 Sep 2006, 02:49 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Mine now has 6K and the transmission goes into a shift transition when
turning at very low speed (< 25mph). It's a slow shift that feels
like I've gone into neutral and the engine begins to rev up for short
period of time.

I just found this group. I'll be interested in other remarks. I'm
disappointed with the car. It's not bad, but I'm unimpressed with
wind and road noise as well as engine noise that reverberates inside
the cabin area. At a stop, it can actually be quieter to OPEN the
windows.

I'm beginning to think I acted too hastily in purchasing this car. I
did check Edmunds and Consumer Reports. CR didn't make it sound like
a bad car, but also did not list it as one of the "recommended" cars.

Don (Another Don)

On 23 Jul 2006 06:58:53 -0700, dwz3591@gmail.com wrote:

>Hello,
>
>I have had a new 2007 Camry V6 LE for almost two months and 2000 miles.
>It's a nice car except the automatic transmission shifting is just not
>as smooth as I expected. Sometimes it seems like the 6 speeds are too
>much as the transmission is constantly shifting up or down. When
>accelerating it sometimes shifts hard and when you take your foot off
>the gas it downshifts a little too aggressively. This downshifting
>makes it impossible to coast in the 30-35 mph range since the
>downshifting will quickly brake you.
>
>Does anyone else with this model notice that kind of transmission
>behavior? Should I bring it back to the dealer or is this normal for a
>6 speed transmission?
>
>Any input or information is much appreciated.
>
>Don
>


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Old 30 Sep 2006, 04:50 am   #8 (permalink)
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Default Re: 2007 Camry Transmission Behavior

04/28/2006 04:09 AM news regarding 2007 transmissions.
http://www.shortnews.com/start.cfm?i...art=1&sparte=4

08/28/2006 09:48 AM
Toyota Could Postpone Some Models
http://www.shortnews.com/start.cfm?i...art=1&sparte=4

Are the 2007 camry's still in the showrooms???

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Old 02 Oct 2006, 11:46 am   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: 2007 Camry Transmission Behavior

I have a 2007 Camry V6 with 6 speed automatic transmission.
After driving standard shift cars for about 30 years I am
not too familiar as to how automatic transmissions are
supposed to be shifting.

I have read several comments on the internet regarding
2007 Camry's automatic transmissions and that some
of them are skipping gears.

Since I haven't noticed anything peculiar in the way the
automatic is shifting I wonder how one can/could
determine if the automatic on the 2007 Camry is
skipping gears.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thanx


"EdV" <edramirventura@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> 04/28/2006 04:09 AM news regarding 2007 transmissions.
> http://www.shortnews.com/start.cfm?i...art=1&sparte=4
>
> 08/28/2006 09:48 AM
> Toyota Could Postpone Some Models
> http://www.shortnews.com/start.cfm?i...art=1&sparte=4
>
> Are the 2007 camry's still in the showrooms???
>



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Old 02 Oct 2006, 01:39 pm   #10 (permalink)
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"WoodBee" <byon@at.com> wrote in message
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>I have a 2007 Camry V6 with 6 speed automatic transmission.
> After driving standard shift cars for about 30 years I am
> not too familiar as to how automatic transmissions are
> supposed to be shifting.
>
> I have read several comments on the internet regarding
> 2007 Camry's automatic transmissions and that some
> of them are skipping gears.
>
> Since I haven't noticed anything peculiar in the way the
> automatic is shifting I wonder how one can/could
> determine if the automatic on the 2007 Camry is
> skipping gears.
>
> Any information would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanx


They don't actually slip gears, but the tranny may downshift unexpectedly,
sometimes with even the slightest acceleration. My 98 tranny was like that
until the dealer applied a microcode patch in the electronic shifting logic,
but I don't know for sure if the 2007 problem is more mechanical in nature,
or whether it can be fixed with a microcode update.

The problem can also be caused by having different drivers using the same
car, if each has a different driving style. The electronics in the tranny
attempts to figure out the correct shift point based on driving habits.

If you don't notice any problems with your tranny, don't worry about it..


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