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Since I got in on the very tail end of a very old post and got no responses to my question, I'll start a new post on the topic - to wit:

I have read numerous postings regarding the shudder/torque converter problem currently manifesting itself on late model four cylinder Camry's. I am then wondering if it is inevitable that this problem will happen to ALL I-4 late model Camry's.

I drive very few miles a year and currently have only a little over 11,000 miles on my 2012 I-4 Camry SE, which I purchased new. To date, I have not experienced any of the shudder/torque converter problems. However, is this due to my getting a "good transmission" or, more likely - I just have not put on the requisite number of miles required to begin to have this problem?

From what I have read on the forum, it seems that this transmission problem begins to appear at the 15,000 to 20,000 mile mark. Is my low milage I-4 Camry just a ticking time bomb waiting for the transmission problem to finally show up? :surprise:

Another point - since there has been an advisory sent out by Toyota concerning this problem, would my vehicle be completely covered under a warranty?

Just wondering. Thanks for any responses.
 

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I don't know what changed (transmission wise) from the I4 2011 model, but I ran my 6th gen SE to 170k without a fluid change with no issues.
Programming was quite drastically different between 2010-11/2012 despite being the same mechanically.

Toyota made it run extremely low RPMs/"lug" at times, and it is THAT behavior along with lots of city driving that seems to destroy the TC's.

There is an extended warranty on the torque converters on I4 models. 10 yrs/150K I think.
 
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