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Toyota Camry Automatic Transmissions May Hesitate When Accelerating

Toyota Camry Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1996, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Drive Trains Affected: Automatic Transmission, Manual Transmission

Average Mileage: 70,281 mi (3,000 mi - 177,000 mi)


Cars equipped with an automatic transmission might experience a hesitation when accelerating. Revised software for the on board computer is available which may correct this problem. Software revisions are commonly most helpful on newer vehicles. once the mileage builds up a worn component could cause similar problems. Whenever major transmission work in performed, the transmission software should be updated as necessary.

  • Visitor, , 18,100 mi

    When accelerating at a stop light or when slowing down to make a turn, it hesitates when stepping on it to go. It will go about 5 - 10 feet and hesitate, just enough to make everyone behind you think you are going and they close behind you enough to almost hit you because they don't realize the care hesitates. It has happened more than 4 times. It is an accident waiting to happen.

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  • Visitor, , 6,900 mi

    It is actually a 2013 Camry. Though it happens very infrequently recently it did it twice within 3 days. It seems to only happen shortly after starting and when you begin moving slowly and then begin to accelerate it hesitates just a bit before acceleration actually happens.

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  • Visitor, , 96,102 mi

    After stop, engine would rev when pressing gas pedal, but transmission would not engage in forward or reverse. Finally transmision engaged in forward after about i1 minute.

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  • Visitor, , 35,691 mi

    Transmission would shift sluggish and sometimes stick in gear until high rpm's then suddenly drop to normal rpm level in next gear. Computer update solved the problem in one visit to dealer.

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  • Visitor, , 78,000 mi

    Automatic Transmissions Hesitated When Accelerating

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  • Visitor, , 45,000 mi

    When first starting the car, it hesitates ever so slightly on acceleration. It seems to go away after the car runs for a while, but it is annoying that this occurs at all for such a new vehicle. I have not taken it in for repair, yet.

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  • Visitor, , 127,000 mi

    shudders badly when accelerating on incline, after engine is warm

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  • Visitor, , 155,000 mi

    shudder after long incline

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  •  Rookie

    it takes it's sweet time taking off. SUCKS !!

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  • Visitor, , 51,000 mi

    It makes a rattling noise when it starts and the steering is a little hard. It also hesitates when it accelerates

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