Toyota Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hi! Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm Ron Z and I'll be helping you with your question today.
According to the Toyota Normal Service Schedule for this vehicle, there is NO service interval at which the transmission fluid "needs" to be replaced as part of any maintenance schedule. The fluid is to be inspected at intervals of every 15,000 miles and replaced on a need-to basis. As long as there are no shifting problems and/or no service has been done to the transmission that may have contaminated the fluid... it's best to leave it alone. Replacing the fluid "just" to replace it usually causes more harm than it cures. Your local shops are completely correct. If you found this answer helpful, please help me by leaving a rating using the "stars" at the top of the page or click 'accept'. A 5-star rating is much appreciated!Rating or accepting my answer does not cost you extra. It allows me to be credited for answering your question.
Hi! I noticed this thread was still open, so I wanted to check in and see if there was anything else I could do for you on this issue? Any other questions you had? Was there something you wanted addressed that I may have missed in my answer? Did you find my answer helpful?