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I have a 150 series Prado 2015 model. At low speeds when

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I have a 150 series Prado 2015 model.
At low speeds when going around a bend and especially when the bend is uphill, the car sometimes jerk. I can normally rectify this by applying more throttle ie revving it higher. It only happens at low revs and relatively low speeds. It's like when you drive a manual in too low a gear and the engine is stating to struggle, and if you don't the engine starts to jerk and you have to gear down to get the revs up again.
Not sure if this is a transmission issue or something else.
What would your thoughts be?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Master Auto Tech. replied 1 year ago.
I'm sorry you are having problems with your vehicle. I will try to help.I'm a full time mechanic and have been a mechanic for over 20 yrs and I work part-time here on JustAnswer to help you and others repair their own vehicles, and I get credited by your ratings.. So before leaving the site make sure and leave me a rating. You can still reply to me as many times as neeed, even after the rating.. I will need for you to be my hands and eyes since I'm not there.So it's almost assuredly a Trans issue. The transmission is supposed to allow the torque converter to "slip" as it were. If it doesn't it gets locked in gear like a manual. The torque converter control solenoid is what controls it.But isn't a 2015 covered under warrenty?
If so I'd have the dealer repair it.
But let me know if you want more help or information.Thanks