really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
439 miles

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2011 Toyota Camry transmission problems

transmission problem

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2011 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 242011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 25 miles


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.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #5

Jul 142011


  • 2,000 miles
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.

- Md, MD, USA

problem #4

May 242011


  • 400 miles
Experienced a coarse shifting of transmission during upshift and downshift especially around 20 mph and between 35-37mph. On more than once occasion I have experienced a loud thump noise coming from the transmission as the car is slowing down and is in process of downshifting around 20mph. Other times similar behavior has occurred at speeds of 35-37mph.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #3

Jan 142011


  • 200 miles


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.

- Vidalia, GA, USA

problem #2

Dec 212010

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8 miles
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

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #1

Oct 232010


  • miles
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.

- Oxnard, CA, USA

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