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Won't shift into 5th gear when travelling 40mph...
It has been a few weeks since we picked up our used 2011 HL. Overall both my wife and I really like the vehicle.
However, when driving around town in which speeds don't get over 45mph.. It seems that the HL is staying in 4th gear. So when driving @ 40mph, engine @ 1800 rpm and as soon as you let off the gas it wants to slow down. I have tried switching to manual shift, it displays "4th gear" and then I try to put it into 5th gear - It just won't go!
I can get it to go into 5th gear if I speed up to ~50mph and then just let off the gas until I am doing 40 again, of which ( and I can't remember 1005, the engine is @ 1200 rpm or so). The HL will go into 5th gear when traveling over 50mph and your can then manually shift from 5th to 4th and back to 5th.
@ 66mph in 5th gear the engine rpms = 2000
@ 66mph in 4th gear the engine rpms = 2750
Any ideas on whats is up! I am glad I am still under warranty!
2011 Highlander Base - V6/4wd
2003 Avalon XLS - 182,000 (9/2016)