Automatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages on Toyota Corolla

At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.

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Average mileage: 154,234 (53,000–296,000)
Drive Trains affected: Automatic Transmission, FWD
15 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010
47 people reported this problem
25 people shared problem details
1990 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission144,000
The transmission seems to be "slipping", while attempting to accelerate from 2nd to 3rd and sometimes before that. A description of the sound would be, the engine continuing to rev up to higher rpms but there is no change in speed. Just the sound of acceleration. Yet no change in speed.
1995 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission
will not shift into overdrive when it should. It kills your gas mileage because you are in Drive on the freeway rather than overdrive. Even if you slow down, it still doesn't shift. I have 180k on my 95 Toyota
1993 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission180,000
Corolla was starting out in 3rd gear and staying there. Was quoted new transmission by local mechanic. Took it to Mr. Transmission instead and was notified not even an hour later that the transmission was fine but the solenoid was dead. Solenoid replaced for MUCH cheaper than new transmission :-).
1994 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission139,526
The shifter moves through gears but when put in reverse it goes forward .also when put in neutral it also goes forward.
1997 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission133,000
Doesn't always shift from 3rd to 4th, especially in colder temperatures.
1990 Toyota Corolla- FWD170,582
Having a shifting issue, car is stuck in 1st gear even when I play with it (auto trans) drive, or second gear it's still stuck in first any suggestions before I just go and buy a new trans
1994 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission250,000
Shifting from 2nd to 3rd was around 35mph, but now it winds out 45 to 50 mph. But I have to kinda let off gas to let it shift into gear.
2010 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission62,000
Will not shift to 4th gear. At higher speeds (50 mph+), the tach would read 3500 rpm and not shift to 4th.
2007 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission76,600
When the car engine is not hot the car transmission works fine but after like 20minutes it will slip and will not select well
1996 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission150,000
will not shift into reverse. car only drives forward.
2010 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission125,000
When accelerating it and downshifts the engine revs high then slams into gear
1994 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission180,200
The Transmission stick would not shift and I have been using a key to override it. I stick the key in the override button in the hole near the gear stick, move it to neutral, then start the car. After that the gears shift until I turn the car off or put it in park.
2007 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission245,500
Having problem when i put gear in reverse. It rolls forward and seems to stall in reverse. Also lacks of power.
2005 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission135,000
Unusually high RPMs, lag in shifting gears, lag / drag in acceleration
2009 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission91,000
Backed out of driveway, shifted into drive and it went kaput.
1995 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission125,000
Trans made bad noise for about 100 highway miles - shifted out of 3rd gear and never went back in. Trans was fully replaced. Problem fixed.
1997 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission
Once I get up to 50 mph on highway sound like it's straining go into the next gear
1990 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission126,464
I have a 1999 VE. Same thing happening. In drive on the highway and it slays my MPG.
1996 Toyota Corolla- FWD179,000
Late upshift into 3rd gear automatic trans
2005 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission175,000
It will shift into gear but will not shift out of 2nd gear into 3rd.
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