Hi Scotty, I have a 2013 Toyota Corolla with a CVT transmission. I JUST received a notice about…

TheBird69

Hi Scotty, I have a 2013 Toyota Corolla with a CVT transmission. I JUST received a notice about having to take it in to have them do a "software" update in order to alleviate an issue with power loss in the tranny. I bought the car brand new in Dec 2013 and it only has 26.000 miles on it. (I KNOW--I don't drive it much but I DO take LONG trips when I drive). My question: Do you think this new 'fix' will solve the problem, long term, or should I try to trade it in for an automatic transmission car? I, honestly, did NOT want the CVT transmission when I bought it and had a LENGTHY conversation with the Toyota sales person about this. Ultimately, my idiot boyfriend convinced me to buy the car. Can I retrofit my car with an AISIN automatic transmission that is not a CVT?

FYI: I was almost killed on an interstate when the transmission on my 1991 Honda Civic (brand new then) died while doing 75 on an interstate full of trucks. That car was not a CVT and only had 28.000 miles. I was nearly killed and have NO plans to go through that again. Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated. THANKS VERY MUCH, Christine