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2005 Toyota Corolla CE P0741 error code.

"Check engine light on", the error code read P0741, How do I solve the problem, is it a severe problem?

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  • sunstar879 Mar 26, 2009

    I have a 2005 Toyota Corolla. Lsst August the P0741 code was triggered and within days the transmission planetery gear failed. Mileage was 75000 however non dealer mechanic was not aware of TSB TC008-04 and warranty for ECU malfunction. After $3400 repair the car drove okay until now (7 months) and once again P0741 code has triggered and the next day the transmission failed again. Mileage is now 81000 and out of warranty. Local Toyota dealer service manager is not aware of any connection between P0741 code and planetery gear failure and doubts Toyota will honor warranty. Could ECU failure described in TSB lead to these transmission crashes and should Toyota honor warranty and replace ECU at no charge? I have documentation from transmission mechanic that P0741 code was trigger at 75000 miles.

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  • Anonymous May 20, 2009

    I have code P0741 on my corolla 2004 early production in late 2003. The code is extremly annoying as there in no known problems with my transmission and the car drives smooth.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    VSC error message, and with the code reader I read P014D. I just erase the code and did not come back but have not gone for a long ride with it. What is P014D results for a Toyota Siana 2011 ?


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This fix comes from the service manager of a Toyota dealer, he is a online expert named Toyota Ed.

Toyota is aware of this situation. Production changes have ocurred to correct this condition.

Here is what you do: Take your vehicle to your Toyota dealer. Tell them that you have a P-0741 code, and you want them to apply "Toyota Technical Service bulletin TC008-04" to your vehicle. They will perform several tests, and if you vehicle is lower than 5 years old, and less than 60, 000 miles, they will fix it for free. This TSB is covered by the Powertrain Warranty. Additionally, Thay may replace the ECU with an updated unit, and that particular warranty is in effect for 96 months or 80,000 miles.

This will definatly cure your issue

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  • ksh3 Jan 28, 2011

    my corolla has more than 60.000 miles. what are they gonna charge me for this?

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    yadayada Jan 28, 2011

    I'm retired now for 10 years and so don't know the exact costs are for this repair, but it would at least be $2500.00 to replace the part requires the rebuilding of the transmission.


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I have a 2005 Toyota Corolla. Yesterday, the check engine light came on. I thought the car was running fine. Later, I noticed the car would **** when the auto transmission shifted from 1st gear to 2nd gear. I also noticed when the car was in the Park position and I put it into Reverse, it would **** backwards. The vehicle has 49,200 miles.



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I have had the same issue with my 2005 and have just over 86,500 miles. The local Toyota Dealer Jack Sherman is fixing it for free! Great Dealership! They stand by what they sell! I just asked about the TSB on the above issue... They covered 100%. Thank You Toyota! Great support for a 4 year old car!

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I recently had the ck engine light come on my 05 toyota corolla CE...ran the scanner on it to pull up the p0741 code. I took it to dealership and thought might be related to ECM issue , they replaced it...

Yeah Toyota is aware of this situation.Production changes have occurred to correct this condition.
You did the right thing to take it to the the dealership because when they pulled the code p0741 they had to apply the Toyota Technical Service bulletin TC008-04" to your vehicle.
They had to perform several tests and since you said they replaced the ECU for free it was because your vehicle was lower then 5 years old and less then 60,000 miles. This TBS is covered by the powertrain Warranty. They had to replaced the ECU with an updated unit, and that particular warranty is in effect for 96 months or 80,000 miles. Your car should be back on the road running like a champion and you should NOT have the same code again.

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