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Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
10,750 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace the transmission (2 reports)
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2018 Toyota Camry transmission problems

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2018 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #4

May 312018

Camry ES 2.5L 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles



1: Car hesitates to speed up from a full stop or while in motion.

2: RPM's go over 3000 before car reacts (2-3 seconds delay) , dangerous specially when taking curves or merging into traffic (highways, fast traffic roads).

3: I feel a "hiccup" like movement while in motion (sometimes).

4: Car hesitates to shift or shifts whit excessive power.

5: Downshifts and loss of acceleration (it happens erratically)

6: I heard a soft metal-to-metal "knock" sound when I lift my foot from gas pedal while in motion.

Until now this are the symptoms I'm experiencing with my 2018 Camry 4-Cyl, certainly something I wasn't expecting from a Toyota product.

The unpredictable behavior of this car is dangerous, I never know when is going to response as it should do or when I'll have to floor it so it can rev up and finally move.

- Alexander P., Pompano Beach, FL, US

problem #3

Jun 202018

Camry SE 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles

Transmission usually shifts fine, kind of jerky but not bad. The problem occurred twice today, no reverse. Good thing I was in my driveway and not on a busy street trying to parallel park quickly. Had the car since the 1st of April 2018. This issue must be addressed. I encourage anyone who has an issue with the transmission to mention it; I'm not sure if mine is common, but definitely dangerous for an inexperienced driver.

- Fred C., Los Angeles, US

problem #2

Mar 292018

Camry SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,838 miles

Had the brand new 2018 car 6 weeks, less than 2,000 miles on it. Pulled out of my garage and up a slight incline out of my neighborhood. It felt randomly like the transmission slipped or it shifted weirdly, but made it to the top of the incline and seemed fine. Went to turn left onto the major roadway I take to work and gave it some gas, the car lightly lurched forward, and then the engine just revved without catching as the slight momentum continued and I went out across 4 lanes. Amazingly (and thankfully) there was a rare window of almost no traffic either direction on this super busy stretch of road, and I was able to coast a few hundred feet down the hill and into a business parking lot safely. Put the vehicle in park, tried to go again with no luck. Turned it off and back on, tried again with no luck, only the slightest movement forward before it would crap out again. Tried paddle shifting instead, also no luck, eventually had to be towed to the dealership. Toyota has been good so far, but as it stands they said the trans is totally shot and they're replacing the entire transmission and covering everything.

- sr1752, Pittsburgh, US

problem #1

Dec 112017

Camry LE 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles

Just bought this vehicle in October and from the start I could tell it had transmission issues. Thought it was just the way the new 8sp performed. They are going to replace the entire tranny under warranty. Not happy about this because it only has 2k miles. Would like them to give me another car but we will see how that goes. bought the car from Toyota of Lancaster CA. I plan to take them to task over this and see how they respond.

- Jason C., Lancaster, US

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