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Toyota Camry owners have reported 429 problems related to automatic transmission (under the power train category).

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 1
Failure Date: 03/22/2012

When attempting to park, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and I was forced to stop it by running into a palm tree in order to avoid hitting people and other cars or causing more serious damage.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Toyota Camry 2
Failure Date: 03/13/2012

Car was parked in driveway. The key was removed from ignition. The car drifted down the driveway in reverse into a tree, causing approximately $7000 in damage to car. Testing of the car later revealed that the key could be removed from ignition when the car was not in park. Toyota is currently investigating. The consumer stated the vehicle was inspected and later returned to him. He assumed the vehicle had been repaired. There was no mention of the inspection or what had been done to his vehicle. On may 27th, the consumer's wife was driving and she noticed the vehicle suddenly downshifted into second gear. The consumer checked the vehicle and noticed the ignition and transmission problem occurred again. The consumer received a letter outlining the problem was due to spilled soda that caused the ignition interlock system to stick. Updated ivoq 07/03/12.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Toyota Camry 3
Failure Date: 02/01/2012

While driving on freeway, all of a sudden when I tried to press accelerator pedal to accelerate, nothing happened, and vehicle started to slowly slow down. I pulled over to side of road, turned off vehicle and restarted. Vehicle accelerate fine after that. Check engine light on. The Toyota dealer checked and found throttle body failure and replaced it. Cost more than $1300.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Toyota Camry 4
Failure Date: 08/25/2011

Tl- the contact owns a 2004 Toyota Camry xle. The contact was driving 65mph when the vehicle shut down, and coasted to a stop. The vehicle restarted and was diagnosed by a private mechanic. The testing failure diagnostic message was code 2112 new throttle body failure. The manufacturer was contacted, but the vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 79,300. Rds.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2011 Toyota Camry 5
Failure Date: 07/14/2011

2011 Toyota Camry le, under 3,000 miles on car, sluggish drive as though I am pulling a trailor or something behind the car. Vehicle jerking in and out of gears. Loud thump sound twice from underneath the car as though something broke. In additon to the car at a stop sign brake engaged and car jerked forward. Proceeded home and parked car and proceeded to exit car and the vehicle accelerated forwrd. As I turn to see if the car was not in the park postion it was and I am terrified to have this car at home my daughter was in the area a few minutes before and she would have been hit by the car if she was still there. I have filed a complaint with Toyota and took back to dealership for them to take a look, and the only thing they can do is try and recreate the problem if it does not do the same thing when they try and recreate it then it will be closed and deems not an isssue. This is an issue and I do not feel safe with what happend.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 6
Failure Date: 07/01/2011

I have Camry 2009. It currently has 34400 miles. According to Toyota dealer - after a technician tests drive the vehicle - the issue is described "downshift issue under heavy brake". Below is details of the problem. After I apply brake at stop sign or traffic light, the vehicle is stopped but then vehicle is still jumping up - moving up just right after it stops. Below is how Toyota responds on the issue. On August 5th, 2011, I bring the car to Toyota dealer. The technician is able to duplicate the issue and open a case number reporting to gst (gulf state Toyota). I have to wait for an appointment with gst and Toyota dealer until 8/30/2011. On August 31st, I brought the car in 2nd time so that the dealer can collect more information and send to gst (according to the dealer). The dealer told me they could not duplicate the issue last time. But they will need to re-program (software) on the computer system so that the computer system can re-learn the shifting pattern of the transmission. Here is my opinions. I am not convinced at all this will re-solve the issue. The issue might appear again any time. Here are some more facts. During the waiting time - 3 weeks - I do not drive the vehicle at all. The dealer certainly does not drive the vehicle long enough before they can see the issue again. When I drive the vehicle to the dealer on the 2nd time, I see it happens twice. This kind of issue absolutely makes me very nervous when I have to apply braking. I hope Toyota can root cause this issue as soon as possible. Who knows this issue can be worst and totally out of controls one day.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2010 Toyota Camry 7
Failure Date: 06/23/2011

My car jerks at low speeds during stop and go traffic during my daily commute from work. The movement is very noticeable and you can feel that something is wrong with the transmission. This is a brand new car (2010) with 25, 584 miles but it drives very rough as if its an older car. Transition from low speeds is not smooth at all. Typically, this surge occurs only between the speed range of 0-45/50 mph. Rpm gauge drastically jumps or increases, then falls back down momentarily. And it only occurs when driving in city or stop and go traffic before coming to a stop but while driving on speed limit on highway it is fine. The car shift/jumps sporadically causing vehicle to jump forward a little bit and causing delay before coming to a complete stop. I do not know what to do at this point, I have taken the car to the dealer twice already and they keep insisting that there is nothing wrong with the vehicle. I have been on two separate test drives with different technicians who have been unable to recreate the event. But obviously it is not something I can recreate while in the passengers seat. This is something that the tech has to be able to feel the harsh shifting transition him/her sellf. A shifting re-calibration has been performed once on the car but the jerking has continued to occur following the test. This is the first brand new car that I have bought and I completely frustrated with the dealer and Toyota. The reason I bought a Toyota is because I wanted a reliable and smooth car to drive to work everyday and I did not expect to be having these kinds of issues with a brand new car. I have been insulted by the dealership service dept and their list of cause factors ranging from possibly because I drive in heels, to having a/c turned on, to the car only providing maximum performance. It is all a bunch of excuses, I wish they would actually do something about this problem. However, I will continue to go in and be a nuisance until this issue is resolved.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 8
Failure Date: 06/09/2011

My wife had backed her 2007 Toyota Camry out of our garage onto the driveway to wash the car. The driveway is on a medium incline. She was in the process of cleaning the inside of the car along with our granddaughter. The car was in park and the ignition key in her pocket. After cleaning the inside passenger compartment with our granddaughter in the driver side she was in the process of walking around the front of the car in order to clean the driver compartment when our granddaughter was moving to the passenger side she hit the automatic transmission shifter it came out of park and rolled across the ally into the neighbors back fence. My wife got into the car and drove to the front of the house put the car in park, removed the key and was able to take the car out of park without her foot on the brake and the key removed. We took the car to Toyota dealer. The next day we picked the car up from the dealer and were told they could not duplicate the problem. They told us to take the car and if it happened again leave the car as is with the car out of gear, call them and they would send a tow truck. The next day my wife drove the car to the shopping mall. When she returned the car she was able to take the car out of park with the key out of the ignition. She was unable to get the service rep on the phone so she drove home and parked the car in the garage. Approximately 15 minutes later we all went out to the car and had her son try to take the car out of park without the key in the ignition which he did. There was no resistance in the shifter when removing from park and could freely move the shifter. We left the shifter in the drive position and called the dealer who sent a tow truck and had the drive verify the car could be shifted with the key out. The rep called and said the could not duplicate the problem. We have been trying to tell them all the have to do is drive the car for 15 min, wait 15 min then move out of park. The rep is not cooperating.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 9
Failure Date: 06/05/2011

Tl- the contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact was driving 65 mph when the contacts dog hopped into his lap. The contact pushed the dog to the back of the vehicle and the dog's paw shifted the gear from drive to reverse. The contact moved the gear back into drive and proceeded to pull over to the shoulder. The contact saw smoke coming from the hood of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a transmission shop where the vehicle was in the process of being repaired. The failure and current mileage was 72,000. Nw.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2011 Toyota Camry 10
Failure Date: 04/24/2011

Very harsh/coarse shifting of transmission during upshift and downshift especially around 20mph and between 35-39mph. Also on more than one occasion a loud thumping sound has been heard coming from the transmission as the car is slowing down and is in process of downshifting around 20mph.


 
car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 11
Failure Date: 04/01/2011

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving approximately 55 mph, the contact stated that the vehicle would violently jerk and suddenly accelerate without warning. The vehicle would also shift gears independently between second and fourth gears. When the failure would occur, the engine would exhibit an abnormal increase in rpms and would fluctuate back and forth. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where she was informed that she would need to replace the transmission. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 12
Failure Date: 03/01/2011

2007 Toyota Camry. Consumer states disturbing hesitation when accelerating from a stop or at about 18-20 mph. The consumer stated if the accelerator was pushed all the way to the floor, there was still a delay, followed by an alarming surge. The consumer has since sold the vehicle back to the dealer.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 13
Failure Date: 02/16/2011

On Wednesday, 2/16/11, at 4:50 p. M. I was traveling down sudbury street in boston, MA to make a right hand turn onto congress street in boston. I came down the hill and stopped at a red traffic light. My car, for no apparent reason, began to race and would not stop. I applied more pressure to the brake and shifted the car into park. It continued to race for 5-10 seconds after I did this. This was a very frightening incident, given there was a stopped vehicle in front of me, a vehicle behind me and many pedestrians at that hour. I no longer feel secure with the car and am anticipating that this may re-occur at any time.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2011 Toyota Camry 14
Failure Date: 01/14/2011

My 2011 Toyota Camry doesn't shift seamlessly as to what Toyota is claiming. It's been very annoying. Brought back to the dealer and they claim there is nothing wrong with it even though the master technician in pitts Toyota dublin GA admits that its not suppose to shift seamless. Totally contrasting comment.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 15
Failure Date: 12/22/2010

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving various speeds the vehicle would hesitate when trying to accelerate to higher speeds. Approximately one week later the vehicle just completely stalled. No warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who informed the contact that she needed to replace the transmission. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were approximately 11,400.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2011 Toyota Camry 16
Failure Date: 12/21/2010

The contact owns a 2011 Toyota Camry le. The contact stated that when the vehicle was on an incline, sometimes it would roll backwards rapidly. The contact stated that the vehicle rolled backwards as if it had a manual transmission. The dealer tested the vehicle as well as an additional vehicle and since the failure was identical the dealer they determined that it was normal. The contact was concerned since that was unsafe and caused her to apply the brake and the accelerator pedal at the same time. The failure mileage was 8 and the current mileage was 3,400. Updated 04/28/11.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 17
Failure Date: 10/29/2010

Car will suddenly speed up.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Toyota Camry 18
Failure Date: 10/23/2010

Power train: automatic transmission-I have owned this Toyota Camry for approximately five months. The transmission has a mind of its own. Occasionally it slips into the wrong gear. The worse problem I encountered was five weeks ago when I placed the vehicle into reverse and the vehicle wanted to go forward. I nearly hit the car parked in front of me. I am glad nobody was walking in front of the car when I placed the vehicle into the reverse gear. This car is dangerous and if I could I would return it back to the dealer. Suspension-when is raining the car is difficult to maneuver above 50mph. The rear of the car want to go right making the front of the car go left. The same thing happens when the car hits bumps on the road. Again, the car is unsafe and should be taken off the road.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2011 Toyota Camry 19
Failure Date: 10/23/2010

The contact owns a 2011 Toyota Camry. The contact was driving 5 mph when a water bottle that was on the console hit the gear shift and the vehicle shifted into reverse. The vehicle never moved backward but exhibited a very loud, abnormal sound. The contact applied the brakes and attempted to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired for the failure. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 6,999.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2010 Toyota Camry 20
Failure Date: 10/15/2010

The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Camry. While the vehicle was stopped in drive, the vehicle rolled backward and stalled. The failure occurred everytime the vehicle was idling in drive. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 12,000 and the current mileage was approximately 15,000.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 21
Failure Date: 10/01/2010

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving approximately 35 mph the contact attempted to accelerate but the vehicle did not respond. The contact noticed that the vehicle shifted gears but the vehicle would not respond until he applied extreme pressure to the accelerator pedal. The failure began to recur intermittently so the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was told that the transmission needed to be replaced. The contact also stated that the vehicle would erratically shift gears while accelerating or decelerating. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 110,000 and the current mileage was 120,000.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 22
Failure Date: 08/26/2010

I own a 2009 Camry. . . One that has been recalled and will be addressed through my local Toyota dealer. However, on three or four separate occasions, as I was backing out from a parking space and/or my garage, as I applied my brakes, there would be a simultaneous acceleration. I do not believe it is related to the current acceleration/floor mat issue nor my stepping on the brake and accelerator at the same time but I just wanted to bring this to your attention in the event that others have experienced the same concern. Thanks.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Toyota Camry 23
Failure Date: 08/09/2010

On 8/0/10 vehicle in parking lot. Backed up vehicle. Put vehicle in drive. Vehicle engine revved up and crashed into two vehicles. Attempted to hit brake. Distance between brake and gas pedal is 3 1/2 inches. Vehicle involved was a Toyota. Engineer is inspecting vehicle on 8/27/10.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Toyota Camry 24
Failure Date: 07/29/2010

I have late Toyota Camry v6 with the similar to case #10348638 problems - a sluggish accelerator response though not related to stops. I noticed is on the second day after I bought a new car, brought it to a dealership service dept, was told that "a computer needs to adjust to my way of driving". Brought it again after a couple of years, no problem found. It does not happen all the time, but almost every day. I found it very annoying and dangerous when it happens.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 25
Failure Date: 07/21/2010

Several weeks ago, I had a couple of incidences, where my 2009 Toyota Camry gear lever would not shift from park to drive. After several attempts of turning on/off ignition, depressing brakes, and tugging lever, the gear would then shift from park to drive. On 08-01-2010, I went to the mall and spent several hours there. When I turned on the ignition, feet on the brakes, the shift lever would not budge. After 30-45 minutes of trying to shift the lever, I decided to call mall security to call for a tow. The security guard suggested that he should give it a try, "the lever shifted from park to drive". I was very concerned. In the previous incidences, it never took so long for the lever to shift. The incidences have occurred first thing in the morning; after work or after the car has been sitting for a number of hours. On 08-02-2010, I took the car to the dealership, first thing in the morning; I was there at 6:35am. After I explained the above, they inspected and test drove the car. The service person came back to me and informed me that something must have spilled on/in the gear box. I absolutely denied that assumption. He then stated that they would take apart the gear box. Again, he came back and stated that something sticky was found "on top" and gave me an estimate for replacing gear shaft. Again, I absolutely denied that anything fell on or in the gear box. And, why was I not summoned to look and this sticky residue. He then called the service manager, who attempted to explain that he could not justify replacing gear shaft under warranty because the problem is not being detected at the present time. And, there is about 7 or 8 reasons why the gear lever would not shift. However, they gave me a quote to replace gear shaft. I was able to speak to one of the technicians, without the manager being present, who stated that there was something definitely wrong with the gear shaft.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 26
Failure Date: 06/16/2010

The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact was driving 30 mph when the she noticed that her glasses were fogging abnormally. The contact moved off the roadway and as she shifted into park, she immediately noticed flames coming from under the shifter. The fire department was contacted and extinguished the fire. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a garage lot. The dealer was contacted and informed of the fire. The manufacturer and dealer took opened an investigation to determine the cause of failure. The dealer also stated that there was no defect present and that the fire started from the cup holder. The failure and current mileage was 35000.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2010 Toyota Camry 27
Failure Date: 06/01/2010

The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that on June 1, 2010 while the vehicle was in the parked position, she heard a loud noise and saw the vehicle moving. The vehicle crashed into the side of a garage. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who was unable to duplicate or diagnose the failure. The contact filed a complaint with the manufacturer who also stated that the vehicle should be inspected again by an authorized dealer. The current and failure mileages were approximately 10,000. Updated 07/26/10. Updated 08/03/jb.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Toyota Camry 28
Failure Date: 05/11/2010

2004 Toyota solara sev6 sport- vehicle has on several occasions when traveling at "parking lot speeds" or in "stop & go traffic" , or before coming to a complete stop - accelerates without warning and when brakes (anti-lock yet) are depressed, there is absolutely no resistance. Vehicle does not stop!! engine surges. Floor mats no issue. First incident 2008 or 09, I had pulled into a parking lot. Vehicle surged, jumped a curb & into a ravine. Engine was still surging (while down in the ravine!) until ignition was turned off. 2 weeks ago, driving in city traffic, (overcast but dry conditions approximately 1:00pm) I was thrown back in my seat suddenly. I thought I had been rear-ended initially due to the thrust back, but no one had impacted the rear of my vehicle. Realizing the car was accelerating on it's own, I slammed on the brakes. Again, no resistance, they went flat. My vehicle rear ended and drove under the back end of an SUV. Upon impact, my knee slammed into the dashboard, and the steering wheel bruised up my thigh. Swelling in shoulder due to belt. No injury to person in other vehicle. No skid marks on roadway. Filed claim w/Toyota home office. They are inspecting the car this week @ dealership. If anyone had been walking in front of this car when these incidences happened? they would be dead. This is a serious & potentially deadly issue. I will never get behind the wheel of that car ever again. Not for a million dollars! life is too precious to me. As a formerinvestigator/agent myself, I implore you to please investigate this ASAP before this vehicle (or others of the same) kill someone. This car (2004 Toyota solara {2 - door Camry}) is not on the recall list. I am now without a car. I have been spared from broken bones, but I may need knee surgery. Waiting on the results of an mri. Please take these vehicles off the road. So thankful my child wasn't driving or in the car with me. Filed a police report with the local authorities.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 29
Failure Date: 05/07/2010

I own a 2007 Toyota Camry al of a sudden the car stopped working and would turn off. My car is undrivable, the dealership states it is the throttle body that is failing and is in need of replacement. The approximate cost of replacing the throttle body is 1,000. I called Toyota corp. To ask for their assistance in payment due to the fact my car is only 3 years old. I am outside the 60,000 warranty Toyota refused to assist in the payment for the repair of my 3 year old car.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2010 Toyota Camry 30
Failure Date: 04/27/2010

Tuesday April 27 I was driving my 2010 Camry in the great smoky mountains descending a mountain road. I tested downshifting at several speeds into various gears to determine if it was possible to slow down the car under runaway accelerator conditions. I had wrongly assumed that bad drivers had failed to use the controls of the car to slow down and stop such vehicles. The computer refused to accept my command to downshift into 1st gear at speeds above 25 mph. I did not try higher speeds into 2nd. Clearly the product manager and program engineers at Toyota do not understand that saving the transmission or engine from stress could lead to destruction of that same car and it's occupants in their foolish decision to limit driver command and control. A fault in the computer could lead to entire failure of the transmission shift commands and engine control system ecu. This same flawed thinking has led to many airbus aircraft fatal crashes. The flight control computer feels it is more intelligent that the stupid captain at the controls so it will not allow a flight control input it does not agree with. When the sensors are defective, or the flight envelope requires emergency actions, etc. , tough luck. Now, I realize that Toyota has followed the same flawed thinking. I am an instrument rated pilot and I believe the operator should have total control of the vehicle. No command interlocks to prevent emergency operations should be tolerated. How can I trust this vehicle now that I know it will kill due to programming errors even if I try to regain control in a normal manner?.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 Toyota Camry 31
Failure Date: 04/19/2010

Our 2003 Toyota Camry/ solara accelerated while in neutral and with the parking brake on. The regular brakes also failed as well as the airbags.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2010 Toyota Camry 32
Failure Date: 03/23/2010

I have a Toyota Camry xle 2010 that I purchased late last year. The vehicle was working normally during the recall period lately. However, after receiving the recall notice from Toyota, I brought it to the dealer to have it fixed on the protential problems. That was done about 2 weeks ago. The service manager to me that they would update the computer system so that if the gas pedal and the break are applied at the same time, the system will cut off or reduce its power for safety. During the last 2 weeks the vehicle seemed to be working fine. Then last week I brought it back to the same dealer (team Toyota, PA) to have an oil change. This morning (Tuesday 03/23/2010) I've noticed a problem on my vehicle while driving: when I step on the gas pedal to move forward I can feel that the vehicle tried a bit harder than normal, but as soon as I lift up my foot off the gas pedal, the vehicle seems to slow down or lost its power so fast that it lost its momentum quickly and feeling like someone is stepping on the break. This seems to be a reverse affect of the recalled problem. I'm feeling nervous. I'm going to call the dealer today, but I'm pretty sure they couldn't do anything about it until the problem is recognized by Toyota themselves.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 33
Failure Date: 03/15/2010

I was driving for work with my Toyota Camry 2007. While accelerating to get on the highway, around the end of the ramp, my vehicle suddenly accelerated with no controls working from the driver's seat either for the steering wheel or the brake. In a matter of a few seconds, the vehicle went a few times in a zig-zag manner and subsequently hit a semi-trailer which was southbound on the highway. My car was completely smashed in the front and totaled later. This incident occurred after my car went through the accelerator pedal replacement as per recommendation of the Toyota recall procedure. I could have been easily killed in this accident. I got a traffic ticket for the first time in my life after having a ticket-free driving record for the past 11+ years. I am pleading 'not guilty' for this ticket because the defective Toyota car was responsible for the accident and not my error.