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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
192,700 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace transmission (1 reports)
1997 Toyota Camry transmission problems

transmission problem

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1997 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 252022

Camry LE 2.2L In-Line 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 173,960 miles


When the engine failed, it took the transmission out with it, costing an additional $3000 on an already expensive ass repair.

- camithewitch, Houston, US

problem #2

Sep 212016

Camry CE 2.2L I4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 225,000 miles

I initially had a blank odometer reading and it affected my transmission from shifting but whenever it comes on it shifts normal. I then had the instrument cluster changed but still same and this time it didn't shift at all. Been to different technicians and still not resolved; can anyone please tell me how to have this problem resolved because it's really depressing.

- Matthew A., Lagos, Nigeria

problem #1

Jan 012010

Camry XLE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 179,000 miles

The car started having transmission issues. I had a leak last year that was fixed (it caused transmission to start slipping). Recently, I've noticed that my car has trouble accelerating and decelerating between the first and second gears: it hesitates to accelerate and it doesn't feel as smooth as it used to. I have a 6 cylinder engine and it started feeling like a low grade 4 cylinder engine. The car also takes longer than previously to shift between rear and drive gears (just feels like it became slower). Any inexpensive suggestions on correcting the problem?

- tatianak, Columbia, MD, US

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