CVT Toyota K111

The Toyota K111 gearbox and all-wheel drive K111F were produced by the concern from 2004 to 2019 and installed on models such as Avensis, RAV4 and Estima with engines up to 2.0 liters. There is a strengthened version of this gearbox for 2.4 liter engines with indexes K112 – K112F.

This series includes: K110, K111, K112, K114, K115, K120.

Specifications

Production years 2004 – 2019
Type CVT (continuously variable transmission)
Number of gears
Type of drive front / all wheel
Engine volume, l up to 2.0
Torque output, Nm up to 195
Recommended oil Toyota CVT FLUID FE
Oil capacity, liter 9.0
Replacing the oil every 60,000 km
Replacing the filter every 60,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~250 000

Gear ratios Toyota K111

Using the example of a Toyota Avensis 2010 with a 2.0 liter engine:

Forward 2.396 – 0.426
Reverse 1.668
Final Drive 5.470

The transmission was installed on:

  • Toyota Allion 2 (T260) in 2007 – 2017;
  • Toyota Avensis 3 (T270) in 2008 – 2015;
  • Toyota Estima 3 (XR50) in 2006 – 2019;
  • Toyota Isis 1 (AM10) in 2004 – 2017;
  • Toyota Noah 1 (R60) in 2004 – 2007; Noah 2 (R70) in 2007 – 2013;
  • Toyota RAV4 3 (XA30) in 2005 – 2013; RAV4 4 (XA40) in 2012 – 2014;
  • Toyota Wish 2 (AE20) in 2009 – 2017.

Disadvantages of the Toyota K111 gearbox

  • The only weak point of this CVT is the low bearing life.
  • All other problems are related to contamination of the valve body channels and solenoids.
  • If you rarely renew the lubricant in the transmission, it will soon start to work jerkily.
  • This will lead to accelerated wear and sooner or later it will end in a broken belt.
  • The resource of the continuously variable transmission also depends heavily on the cleanliness of the cooling system.

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