Gearbox Toyota C53A MMT

The Toyota C53A MMT 5-speed robotic gearbox was produced from 2004 to 2009 and was installed on models such as Auris, Corolla and Yaris in combination with a 1.4-liter 1ND-TV diesel engine. The transmission is equipped with electromechanical actuators and is designed for a torque of 200 Nm.

This series includes: C50A, C53A.


Production years 2004 – 2009
Type robotic transmission
Number of gears 5
Type of drive front
Engine volume, l up to 1.4
Torque output, Nm up to 200
Recommended oil MTG Oil LV API GL-4 SAE 75W
Oil capacity, liter 1.9
Replacing the oil every 80,000 km
Replacing the filter every 80,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~150 000

Gear ratios C53A MultiMode

Using the example of a 2008 Toyota Yaris with a 1.4 liter diesel engine:

Main 3.941
1st 3.545
2nd 1.904
3rd 1.310
4th 0.969
5th 0.725
Reverse 3.250

The transmission was installed on:

  • Toyota Auris 1 (E150) in 2006 – 2009;
  • Toyota Corolla 9 (E120) in 2004 – 2007; Corolla 10 (E150) in 2006 – 2009;
  • Toyota Yaris 2 (XP90) in 2005 – 2009.

Disadvantages of the Toyota C53A gearbox

  • The robot causes a lot of problems for its owners and often requires initialization.
  • The most annoying thing is the glitches of the control unit, which can even break down.
  • The clutch fails quite quickly, sometimes it only lasts for 50,000 km.
  • Electromechanical robot actuators are very expensive, but do not last very long.

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