Why does my car rev up when i am going down hill while braking

Asked by Apr 04, 2014 at 01:52 PM about the 2007 Toyota Camry SE V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I am driving along and especially when I am going down hill and i'm hitting my brakes my RPM's will shoot to 3,000.  I have to put the car out of overdrive and back into overdrive so it will come back down to normal RPM's...really confused on this.. Car runs good

2 Answers

39,795

I think what is happening is that your car is just down shifting when you are applying the brakes. When a car down shifts to a lower gear, the RPM's will shoot up. When you are in the car next time, just put it in drive and go about 40 or so. Then drop it from D into 3 and watch your tach. You should see it shoot up when you down shifted into third.

10,365

Or. What is your RPM at before it jumps to 3000 rpm. Gas engines have more engine braking (compression braking) at higher RPM. Almost all new vehicles with automatic tranny's have a torque converter lock up to save fuel on the road. The PCM will unlock your torque conveter while braking to utilize the engine braking but this should not be noticable. Has the car had any other issues with the tranny, how is the fluid.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Toyota Camry Questions

Toyota Camry Experts

#1 Reelin68
Reelin68
Reputation 12,980
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,510
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 2,980
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
1,026 Great Deals out of 68,855 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Corolla
969 Great Deals out of 69,552 listings starting at $1,999
Used Honda Civic
862 Great Deals out of 85,312 listings starting at $500
Used Nissan Altima
1,272 Great Deals out of 75,677 listings starting at $1,695
Used Toyota Avalon
240 Great Deals out of 14,222 listings starting at $1,149
Used Toyota RAV4
890 Great Deals out of 64,145 listings starting at $1,990
Used Hyundai Sonata
847 Great Deals out of 47,859 listings starting at $1,495
Used Nissan Maxima
326 Great Deals out of 24,425 listings starting at $800
Used Toyota Highlander
369 Great Deals out of 26,212 listings starting at $2,500
Used Honda CR-V
984 Great Deals out of 57,183 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Fusion
1,274 Great Deals out of 76,574 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,156 Great Deals out of 79,040 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota 4Runner
226 Great Deals out of 19,038 listings starting at $2,195
Used Toyota Prius
245 Great Deals out of 17,916 listings starting at $1,499
Used Toyota Tacoma
521 Great Deals out of 43,045 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Toyota Camry SE V6 For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 157 listings starting at $12,672

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.