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2009 Toyota Camry problems

My Camry feel like it's downshifting when I take my foot off the accelerator. It also goes into overdrive, as if I'm pushing the accelerator to the floor, when using cruise control and going uphill.

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  • Russell Romano Sep 09, 2008

    Thanks but perhaps I did not make my self clear. I have an automatic and the downshifting occurs on a level surface.



    The cruise control problem involves the experience of the accelerator being floored going up a hill. The sound of the engine straining is disturbing.



    I did not experience either with my 2003 Camry

  • 09camry Dec 13, 2008

    My 2009 Camry's cruise control forces the car to speed up above the set mph when going UPHILL. It usually goes up 7-10 mph over the speed I set. After many trips to the dealership they are claiming that this is normal. However the National Traffic and Safety Board (or whatever its technical name is) states that any vehicle's cruise control cannot exceed the set speed by more than 3 mph.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    was jerking, has trouble accelerating, now doesn't accelerate

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All Toyota auto trans cars downshift when descending a hill when you tap the brake. This is called "Downhill Shift Logic"; what this is for is to eliminate the double shift when you come to the bottom of a hill and then accelerate. Normal condition. Usually happens above 38 MPH.
Also: The cruise will accelerate when going uphill. Normal condition.Plus: The cruise will not disengage back to the set MPH after you top the hill. Toyota recommends to disengage the cruise when encountering steep terrain.

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  • Toyota Ed Sep 09, 2008

    OK, got you now. This is a KNOWN ISSUE.

    Take your vehicle to a Toyota Dealership. Advise them that you want your vehicle checked for an applicable bulletin. The bulletin number is T-SB-0033-08. They will, if you vehicle is in the build sequence applicable to this specific bulletin, replace the Line Pressure Control Solenoid Assembly. This is a 5 year/60,000 mile warranty part. No charge to you.

    Figure 2-3 hours for them to change it.

    This should def help with your issue.

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