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6.7

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
33,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. good wax job (1 reports)
  2. new paint job (1 reports)
  3. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Toyota Camry body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 132006

(reported on)

Camry Xle V6 V 6

  • 50,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Same issue, dealer painted trunk lip, but did nothing about the specks of rust.

I got them off with wax rubbing compound. To get this done professionally would cost about $100-$150 (best guess)

- , Guelph, ON, Canada

problem #2

Nov 052003

(reported on)

Camry LE

  • 27,000 miles

The paint job on this car is awful and not the quality I expected from Toyota. It seems that every bug that lands on this car has on combat boots and chips the paint.

There are chips in the paint everywhere on this car. Some are starting to rust. Maybe someone can suggest a solution to this problem.

- , Gas City, IN, USA

problem #1

Jul 192003

(reported on)

Camry LE

  • 22,000 miles

I own a white 2002 Toyota Camry, which I purchased in November '02. Shortly after I bought it, I began to notice tiny rust spots surfacing on the paint. At that time, the trunk showed the most rust. I took it to the dealer, who had the District Rep look at the car. They then scheduled my car to be painted, but only the trunk. Three months later, there were many tiny rust spots on the car. I took the car back to the dealer. The District Rep looked at the car again and I was told that they were not obligated to fix it. (There is a 7-year, 70000 mile warrantly on paint) I was told that they felt the car was being stored in a garage and the metal shavings from the door opened were effecting the paint. (I do not own a garage) They then said it was "environmental" and not a Toyota problem. I called Toyota Customer Service to file a complaint. A few weeks later, I was told by Customer Service that Toyota was not responsible and there is nothing else I can do. So, ultimately, I am stuck with a new car that will eventually rust out and will have to have the car painted at my expense. I am looking for other avenues that I can explore to get this problem solved. Any ideas?

- , Brookville, Pa., USA

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