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Shudder/shake on Camry hybrid 2010 model


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Hi All

has anyone notice that there a shudder / shake mainly when the engine gets hot while driving then when it change over from battery to petrol thats where it happens. Can anyone tell me what it is.

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ever since toyota got its hand on my car there is quite the rattle and shakes when it first start cold.it goes away when it gets warm.

my fuel consumption has gone from 6.9 to 8.6 in the past year.

Had the car serviced put its still there...

does it need a tune up before its 75k service?


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I also have felt a shudder / shake engine sometimes.

For me it happens mainly while the engine is cold or when the hybrid battery is in low capacity.

At the moment it's very rarely happen, so I'm just keep watching on it.

Luckly, I have 3 years extended factory warranty, so it may help.

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Can't say I recall that happening when we had a 2010 HYbrid.

When the battery gets low in the 2010 series and the 2012 series the petrol engine can sometimes kick in a bit more suddenly and run a bit harder but wouldn't call it a "shudder/shake" ....

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  • 3 months later...

Hi, sorry for the late reply to this thread.

I have been experiencing this for the last year with the issue gradually getting worse. Currently my car is at the service centre apparently getting carbon build-up cleaned out with acid and ultrasound to fix this issue (And costing me about $600). My shudder/shake was occuring almost every time the car switched between electric and petrol and also noticed my fuel consumption averaging at about 7.5L/100km vs the 6.5 it was getting before.

If anyone knows what this is and how to prevent it for cheaper, please do shed some light!

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Just posting an update on my maintenance mentioned in the previous post.

I got my car back a couple days ago from the repairs which were carried out. The car actually drives as good as when I first got it if I must say so myself. However they didn't mention any method of preventing the carbon build-up from occurring again, all they said was that it has to be cleaned every few years and they're also still learning about the issues.

So if anyone has experience with this, please let us know, I'm not too car savvy myself to know about this!

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