What is a Toyota CVT Transmission?

You may be unfamiliar with them, but many new Toyota models come with a CVT option. CVTs, or continuously variable transmissions, operate like automatic transmissions, but they can offer improved acceleration and enhanced fuel economy. CVTs function without any physical gears, instead utilizing a belt and pulley system, providing an unrestricted range of gear ratios.

A continuously variable transmission turns engine rotations into torque. This enables a car to drive at variable speeds. At Mister Transmission, our technicians know how to service CVTs and they know how to service Toyota transmissions.

What are the common problems in a Toyota CVT transmission?

First, let’s state that “CVT transmission” is technically redundant, but it’s how many people refer to them. Second, let’s state that even though Toyota models are known for being reliable, and even though CVTs offer improvements on traditional automatic transmissions, Toyota’s with CVTs still incur problems. Transmissions are complex, so they all need occasional repairs and routine maintenance. Whether Toyota CVTs need more than their fair sure is uncertain at this time.

Overheating appears to be the key problem for Toyota CVTs. But this is a common problem for all transmissions. Control module errors also seem somewhat common.

How we diagnose transmission problems

If you think there’s something wrong with your Toyota CVT, let us know. Sometimes we can diagnose transmission problems just by hearing about what has been going on. Some common signs of Toyota CVT transmission problems include:

  • Overheating
  • Clunking sounds
  • Slipping out of gear
  • Check engine light turning on

CVTs also make odd noises, but they’re supposed to, so don’t fret if the first time you drive your Toyota, the transmission sounds funny. Toyota CVTs are also connected to an onboard computer. The computers make vehicles more efficient, but they can make repairs more complex. Thankfully, we at Mister Transmission have diagnostic technology that allows us to interface with your Toyota’s onboard computer.

To determine your transmission’s problem, we’ll connect your Toyota’s onboard computer to our diagnostic equipment to generate a code indicating where to look for a problem. After an inspection and a possible adjustment, we can perform a test drive. Afterward, we may decide that a lift inspection and/or a pan examination are necessary.

How Mister Transmission Can Help

At Mister Transmission, we are experts at Toyota transmission service, repair, and maintenance. We have 60 years of institutional experience and we provide our technicians with top-quality, up-to-date training, so they know how to fix CVT Toyota transmissions.

Whether you have Toyota transmission problems or just need some routine maintenance, you can contact Mister Transmission. Our Multi-Check Inspection can find any problem your CVT Toyota transmission may have.

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Ray and Gus are my...
Peter Urbanski
Ray and Gus are my transmission guys from now on! Ray filled me in on any possible aspects of what can be wrong with my 1993 Lincoln TownCar He used to fix them (also Crown Vic's) back in the nineties Then, he had changed the fluid as the first step It's been two months since then, and my Lincoln is smoother then ever! My point is, Any shop can change the transmission fluid, but most of them will tell you "You need a new transmission" Honesty and integrity, which we all long for Sorry Rayfor waiting two months to write this, but I had to make sure I don't "jump the gun" to praise you!
Date: January 30, 2024
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Very good owner he is...
Ahmad
Very good owner he is respectful and expert I did change A lot of parts on my transmission he is professional , if your looking for some one behave like a doctor you are in the right place .
Date: January 29, 2024
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Stu Boyd
I've used these guys a few times before and it's always great service. Things happen exactly as they say. I know it's not always possible to be exact with quotes, but so far, my experience has always been exactly as quoted, very impressive. I recommend Eric and his team!
Date: January 29, 2024
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Very good owner he is...
Ahmad
Very good owner he is respectful and expert I did change A lot of parts on my transmission he is professional , if your looking for some one behave like a doctor you are in the right place .
Date: January 29, 2024
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I recently had an outstanding...
Maksim Ivanovskiy
I recently had an outstanding experience at Mister Transmission with my Ford Focus. The mechanics at Mister Transmission did a commendable job addressing issues with my car's differential and replacing the clutch. Peter, in particular, went above and beyond in providing exceptional customer service. He not only efficiently resolved the mechanical issues but also took the time to walk me through all the replaced parts, ensuring transparency and trust in their service. I highly recommend Mister Transmission for their professionalism, expertise, and commitment to customer satisfaction.
Date: January 28, 2024
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Greg and his team did...
Margi Ende
Greg and his team did a great job with my van's new transmission. Very professional, great communication and customer service. My van sounds great and runs better than ever now.
Date: January 27, 2024
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Sara GGg
They seem great
Date: January 26, 2024
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Wow what a amazing staff...
Raman Deep
Wow what a amazing staff everyone one was so helpful and friendly. Connor was professional technician who attended me and he was amazing he was very experienced and found fault right way in my car . He attended me in after hours even though they were about to close at 5:00 PM and he accepted my ford focus 2009 to change output speed sensor and Transmission oil. Really appreciate it . Thankyou again. Connor and Aki (The Manager ) you guys are great . Must visit place if you have any transmission related problems.
Date: January 26, 2024
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Fast and knowledgeable
Myles Stobert
Fast and knowledgeable
Date: January 26, 2024
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Wow, how to begin. I...
Andrew Walsh
Wow, how to begin. I brought my jeep to my regular mechanic to determine what was causing a noise. His determination was that something was up with the transmission, so he brought it to Aki and his team. When they started working on my jeep, his principal team member was away; rather than take the transmission apart, Aki asked if he could keep the jeep for a few days. This would save taking it apart with the possiblity that this was not the problem. That was good for me, and in the end, they found the problem, which was more to do with the computer chip than anything else. However the jeep is older so they had to run back and forth with colleagues to figure out why it would not program, etc. He took a lot of extra time to figure things out, keeping me abreast the entire time. For sure, I would send anyone who needs work on their transmission to Aki. He seemed to look for the best viable option rather than the most expensive, and his customer service is terrrific.
Date: January 26, 2024
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