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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,667 miles

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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.

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2002 Toyota Camry accessories - interior problems

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2002 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 142008


  • miles


I have a 2002 Toyota Camry. The rear back speakers disintegrated! they cracked and then just crumbled when I touched them.

- Madison, MS, USA

problem #2

Mar 082004

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
02/23/04, dealer's invoice tocs12154: 04/19/04, dealer's invoice tocs14794. The cd and tape player went bad before the car was two years old. I did not discover this until there was 37,000 miles on the car. The warranty ran out at 35,000 miles. The cd/tape player part of the radio was not even used for a couple of months, so I was not aware there was a problem until after the warranty expired. The dealer charged me $250 for a "used" radio they ordered from the manufacturer (a new radio was going to cost $850). They were kind enough to not charge me for the installation. Since Toyota does not make the radios installed in their vehicles, Toyota would not help me with my problem. 03-08-04, dealer's invoice tocs12900:I have a problem with the brake system that concerns me more than the radio malfunction. There is a viabration when I slow down to stop the car. I took my car to the dealer to have this checked. They recommended that the front rotors be turned (for $170) and that the rear brake drums be resurfaced (for $127.50) by the time the dealer checked this for me, the car had 38,363 miles. The warranty expired at 35,000 miles! neither the dealer nor Toyota will do anything about the brakes. They considered it to be "normal" wear an tear. I have never had a radio go bad in any other car I have owned. My Subaru imprezza is over 10 years old! the imprezze still had its original brakes!

- Lovettsville, VA, USA

problem #1

Mar 102004

(reported on)


  • 24,000 miles
The vehicle is slipping out of gear. There is a leak in the transmission line. This is causing a delay in acceleration. Dealer replaced the transmission line, and 5,000 miles later transmission line was leaking again. Also, radio was replaced three times due to burning smell, and radio staying on when engine is off.

- Newark, NJ, USA

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