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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,473 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Toyota Camry AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2002 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 212003

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,918 miles


My 2002 Camry has been a great car except for the foul odor coming from the air conditioner. I have contacted the dealer as well as Toyota about this problem several times but nothing has been fixed. We are still dealing with the odor from the air conditioner.

- Hays, KS, USA

problem #2

Feb 182004


  • 17,000 miles
While parked vehicle was started and engine roared and surged forward. Consumer had to use extreme force to keep the vehicle from moving. Also, when air conditioner was on and turned off and back on again there was a foul odor coming from the vents.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 012002

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,500 miles
When driving at low speeds, the vehicle surged forward without warning. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection and the mechanic changed the computer in the vehicle. The A/C did not cool properly, the vehicle lunged forward and backwards. The consumer was unable to stop the vehicle. Sudden acceleration also occured when braking. The dealer was unable to duplicate the problem, even after 443 miles of driving the vehicle.

- Memphis, TN, USA

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