Automatic Transmission problems of the 1997 Toyota Camry

11 problems related to automatic transmission have been reported for the 1997 Toyota Camry. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 1
Failure Date: 09/15/2004

While driving, the made a loud clanking noise which seemed to be coming from the front. When the consumer stopped and the applied the accelerator pedal, the vehicle hesitated and jerked. The mechanic informed the consumer that the problem could not be duplicated. The driver informed the mechanic that this problem continued to happen over and over and the problem is still there and has not been resolved. Please fill in additional information. The consumers radio went out in the vehicle. The vehicle passenger seat belt sticks. Vehicle trunk light does not work. The driver side adjustable handle does not work. The rubber on the motor mount does not last and breaks. The vehicle jerks repeatedly. The consumer stated that she currently has a permanent back problem due to the adjustable handle not working.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 2
Failure Date: 05/06/2004

While driving at 65 mph there was severe vibration in the front end also, had problem with the automatic transmission.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 3
Failure Date: 12/22/2003

The consumer can start the ignition when transmission is shifted in any position.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 4
Failure Date: 05/10/2003

The automatic transmission was destroyed by pieces of metal.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 5
Failure Date: 04/01/2000

Consumer took vehicle into dealer for regular preventive maintenance, such as 60,000 miles service check up in apr19 99. In August, 19 99 fluid was dirty. Consumer felt it should have been checked in Apr 1999. On 01-Apr-2000, consumer was informed that transmission needed to be replaced. Manufacturer would pay half of the $4000. The transmission remaining sluggish and without reverse action. The owner of the vehicle is asking the dealer to pay all the cost of repair.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 6
Failure Date: 07/16/1999

As my car crested a small hill on 7-15-99, the engine revved to about 4000 rpm and there was no power. It was like the car had shifted into neutral. The "check engine" light came on. I tried shifting to 2nd gear and then back to drive which then worked. This happened again about two blocks later. I took the car to wilkins Toyota the next day. They replaced a speed sensor. The car seemed ok but the same thing happened a few days later. I returned to wilkins Toyota 7-21. They replaced another speed sensor, saying Toyota had a defective lot. The same thing happened again a few weeks later. The "check engine" light came on but later went back off. Wilkins said the fault code would be stored anyway and bring it back. I did. They said there was no fault code and declined to do anything. At this time I contacted Toyota customer service on the internet but never received a reply. The car was then ok for a while (I was out of town for about three weeks) until the same thing happened on 10-27. I took the car to wilkins Toyota. They replaced yet another speed sensor which failed tonight after only 15 miles. This is dangerous. Two of the failures were on the freeway, including tonight's. I was unable to get the car into drive and had to use 2nd gear at igh rpms to keep up with traffic until I could exit. This is four bad sensors in 3 months and within 2500 miles. I believe something in the car is causing the failures because Toyota couldn't have so many bad ones or no one's car would run. Can you help?.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 7
Failure Date: 10/01/1998

Mr. Salo stated that the transmission suddenly quits pulling when the gear should be shifted from the second gear to the third.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 8
Failure Date: 10/01/1998

The automatic transmission suddenly pulls when the gear should be shifted from the 2nd gear to the 3rd gear, causing dangerous situations when entering busy interstate highways in heavy traffic.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 9

Incorrect manufacturer part installed in transmission. Mjs.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 10

Upon changing gears from park to reverse gear automatically goes into neutral, please provide vehicle identification number, and further information.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 11

When transmission is in reverse it hesitates and then backs slowly. I took the car in to sterling mccall Toyota in houston texas for all the recommended scheduled maintenance milage intervals. On one of the invoices I have it shows where the transmission should have been flushed when I took it the 60,000 service maintainence. I have paid for several major transmission service visits and the transmission problems on my car still exist. I have tried to work with the dealership ,on behalf of their negliance , inspite of all my service visits, my transmission has worsened. Please help! investigate and arbitration. If you need further details, you may contact me anytime home or work.

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