With the cruise control set why does the car downshift as I go over each overpass on a freeway ?

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Asked by May 18, 2008 at 05:57 PM about the 2009 Toyota Camry CE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Vehicle is a 4 cyl. With the cruise control set at any speed it will downshift out of overdrive going over EACH overpass.....is this normal for this car ? so much for good fuel economy....

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Sounds like a question for the dealership, may be a TSB on this.

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as i think to give the car more pawer maybe i am not sure

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Most 4-cylinder cars equipped with automatic transmission don't have much power on the highway. This is why the car downshifts alot. It's very likely that there is nothing wrong with the car.

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i say that it is just a feature of the traction control or the abs and nothing to worry about

"Most 4-cylinder cars equipped with automatic transmission don't have much power on the highway. This is why the car downshifts alot. It's very likely that there is nothing wrong with the car." Thats correct. This car is UNDERpowered especially the 4 cylinder one. The car's computer *ecu or ecs* sees that the car has not enough power feeding it to the wheels so it downshifts automatically gives you more power. same with all cars

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