Asked by Jul 14, 2016 at 01:39 AM about the 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE

Question type: General

Bought 2012 Toyota Camry used at 55k,
after 1 year at 75k , noted hesitation from
first to second gear shifting at 1800 RPM.
Could not even find way to check trans.
fluid level. Saw another posting regarding
adjusting brake sensor by 3 millimeter but
would love to hear feedback. Very obvious
shifting hesitation past month. Have limited
lifetime warranty from a used car
dealership in NJ but wanted to go in with
ideas before going in circles. Open for

12 Answers

Tom Demyan

Have the transmission fluid changed and see if the hesitation goes away. It probably should be done anyway if you have over 60K. miles


Possibly the brake pedal sensor or adjustment of it, the vehicle cloud be receiving a signal from it indicating "pedal depressed" allowing for the hesitation, Still lots of woes about the transmission or electronic throttle issues Check Toyota forums... let the Dealer do the warranty work. Sounds like you know whats ahead!

Tony Ciccotelli

Is the CEL(Check Engine Light) ON when the engine is running? This "hesitation".....would you further describe it as a "slip" when she shifts from 1st to 2nd?

Tony Ciccotelli

BTW...if this issue is Tranny related ....and not engine related....there are several Service Bulletins from Toyota which address Transmission Issues. One of which I believe addresses "Shift Quality". A reflash of the computer is required which is usually performed with a Dealership Scan Tool. Keep us up to date.


NYC203-------– IS this truly a HYBRID CAR or regular transmission???




Maybe you really mean this model,. http://www.carcomplaints.com/Toyota/Camry/2008/


Interesting question...Mark.....NYC is indicating it's a Hybrid. I don't think Toyota Hybrids "Shift"....do they?


last_chance_garage-. NO, they are E-CVT transmissions, really power sharing transmissions to be precise. There's no first, second or third....etc. my Mom has a 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid and I have a 2009 Toyota Prius, so I actually know...


A lot of people like to dismiss the CVT transmission and E-CVT transmissions, BUT, they a much simpler design, save fuel and keep the engine in the precise power band for maximum efficiency.. Of the people I know who have them, they have not had any problems with the transmission and even some cab drivers told me that they have gone over 250,000 miles on the original transmission.....


Interesting. Thanks


NYC203-. Did we lose you in all of this.....???

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