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2004 Toyota MR2 drivetrain problems

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2004 Toyota MR2 Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 212010

MR2 4-cyl

  • miles


The contact owns a 2004 Toyota MR2 spider. The contact stated that the check transmission light illuminated on the instrument panel. Whenever this occurred, the vehicle became difficult or impossible to shift gears. An authorized dealer inspected the vehicle and stated that the codes to the transmission module needed to be replaced. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 32,000. Updated 04/10/12 the consumer stated over a year ago, the vehicle started stalling after about 50 miles. The event became more and more frequent, after a short 50 mile drive. When he stopped, the motor would re-start, but the sequential transmission would not respond until the vehicle was turned off for about 30 seconds. On one occasion, the transmission became stuck in 2nd gear. Updated 04/13/12

- Oceanview , HI, USA

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