'99 Camry Solora GLE A lot of messages posted online concerning this feature, is alarming. The Traction control on "my car" is "NOT" a safety feature for, rather it DELAYS the power sent to the wheels, causing a slip, and no movement for a few seconds, causing you to question, is the car going to move? This could result in being hit/injured/killed, if merging into traffic with this hesitation problem. If others are having this same problem, have you contacted TOYOTA to make them aware? Maybe if enough calls go in, they will investigate, to see if there is a need to issue a RECALL IMMEDIATELY. I pose the question to those versed legally, if an owner of a dealership, "knowingly" sells a car, that has documentation of this problem, could they be included in the Class Action Suit, should anyone become injuried as a result? I would appreciate any feedback anyone has.
The traction control unit does not delay the power. The brakes are slightly applied to slow down the wheel speed so that the tires may gain traction when they are spinning. The only time the traction control is activated, is when there is a loss of "traction". I don't believe that you have had this "problem" that you say you have. If for example you were merging into traffic under heavey acceleration on a wet surface, and you did not have traction control, you would just spin your tires and not go anywhere and possibly get hit by another vehicle. With traction control, your tires would spin at first (possibly a second or two) and then immeaditly slow down to get traction allowing you to move. That is why it is a saftey feature. It prevents you form spinning the tires and not going anywhere. The oppisite of what you say it does. You obviously know very little about cars, and how their systems operate.