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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
13 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
12 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,940 miles

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2002 Toyota Camry brakes problems

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2002 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #41

Apr 122009

Camry

  • 138,000 miles

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

2002 Camry xle V6...at 138,000 miles while waiting at a traffic signal during rush hour the engine stalls and after 4 attempts finally restarts. The car continued to not idle the rest of my trip home - stalling every time I slowed down to stop or turn a corner...very unsafe...didn't trust the car to make it to mechanic. Car was towed, mechanic could find nothing wrong. It happened again 3 more times within a week. Same scenario, towed to mechanic, found nothing wrong because the check engine light does not come on and therefore the computer does not register any issues. Mechanic cleaned all sensors, idle valve, dealership and independent mechanic find nothing wrong. Car was fine until July 4, weekend and did the same thing twice again. Mechanic finds nothing because it so random. Same situation in November while turning car stalled because it would not idle, lost power steering and brakes and almost hit another car while turning. 3 mechanics and no one can find anything wrong. Have also experienced the issues mentioned with brakes and rotors which have been replaced 3 times.

- Fishers, IN, USA

problem #40

Nov 052009

Camry

  • 15,000 miles
2002 Toyota V6 SE; front brake discs caused severe steering wheel shaking when slowing from 40 to 35 mph. Dealer originally replaced all front brake system at about 15000 miles under a Toyota bulletin. At 60,000 miles began to have same problem which became uncontrollable at about 75,000 miles. Out of warranty, so owner replaced front rotors and problem seems to be corrected.... no Toyota recall.....

- Northridge, CA, USA

problem #39

Apr 152003

Camry

  • 50,000 miles
2002 Camry le,50K miles always pulls to left. Has been to dealer and various shops. Steering wheel shudders and vibrates at any and all speeds. Problem is structural. Brakes are constant problem. Sunroof will not seal correctly therefore rear floor is now wet. Now experiencing electrical problems. Would have been better off buying a 1950 studebaker! and GM is in trouble? last Toyota for me. Car is unsafe.

- Bellerose, NY, USA

problem #38

Dec 082006

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,640 miles

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

I was driving my wife's 2002 Camry SE V6. Traveling at approximately 45-50 mph applied brakes to make a right turn at traffic light (light was red) and brakes continued to travel to floor without stopping vehicle. I quickly released brake pedal and pumped brake. Car then slowed but I had to make a very aggressive tire squealing right turn. If I did not think to pump brake I don't feel that car would have slowed at all. If I was not making a right turn, by the time the brakes activated the vehicle would have entered or passed the intersection before coming to a complete stop. This happened at approx. 5:30 am. I took vehicle to Toyota dealership at 8 am the same morning. The dealership said they "could not duplicate concern".

- Hillsborough, NC, USA

problem #37

Apr 152006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles
1. the vehicle in the front made a sudden stop at the traffic light. 2. brakes failed to stop at a safe distance from the car in the front as they were too soft. 3. brakes and assembly was checked and nothing was changed as they are as per the standards.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #36

Jun 082006

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2002 Toyota Camry - every year I replace the rotors and break pads. Now I have a bigger problem, my calibers froze, causing the(front) breaks to lock, and now my master cylinder is gone - we are talking a $700 repair job, on a car that is 4 years old, with less than 60K miles. With all the complaints I just read, how come Toyota hasn't done a recall"????????????????? why do "we" need to replace the rotors, and pads every year"

- Sanbornton, NH, USA

problem #35

Jun 102005

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

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

Defective struts, front end and rear end noise, severe shudder when applying brakes.

- Mcminnville, OR, USA

problem #34

Nov 172003

Camry

  • miles
The consumer was involved in an accident after his vehicle suddenly accelerated and did not stop when the brakes were applied. All computer pulses were tested and nothing was found wrong. When the shifter was placed in the drive position, the vehicle took off. The brakes were applied but did not stop the vehicle. The consumer steered to avoid the parked vehicles and crashed into a church.

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #33

Jan 312005

Camry 6-cyl

  • 37,216 miles
Toyota Camry 2002 brake problems. The consumer stated the dealer graciously fixed the brake and requested that the file to be closed.

- Capitol Heights, MD, USA

problem #32

Dec 092004

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
The consumer is experiencing problems with the brakes. When the brakes are applied, the pedal will go to the floor. The owner took the vehicle to the dealer and the dealer says "the brakes on this vehicle is normal". provide further details.

- North Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #31

Oct 052004

Camry 4-cyl

  • 15,500 miles

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

While parking the vehicle, the brakes failed and the vehicle proceeded forward until it hit a building. The frontal air bags did not deploy. The sheriff stated by the position of the wheels he knew the brakes failed. Before the accident, the consumer complained to Toyota about the brake going to the floor when it was applied. The consumer stated she was sure that the high acceleration that occurred with her vehicle was the result of the gas pedal sticking. The consumer stated she knocked down a 4 foot metal parking light, proceeded and hit one wall, ran over numerous shrubbery, a tree and hit the entrance of a brick wall at a bank. Updated 04/19/10

- Williamsville, NY, USA

problem #30

Jan 292004

Camry 6-cyl

  • 12,777 miles
Vehicle suddenly accelerated and brakes didn't respond when pressed. (nar) updated 7/5/12 updated 07/12/12.

- Rohnert Park, CA, USA

problem #29

Jun 292004

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While approaching a red light and attempting to slow down vehicle surged while applying the brakes. The brakes had to be depressed with great force. See voq 10074340.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #28

May 272004

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles
While approaching a red light consumer started slowing down, there was a surged while applying brakes. The brakes had to bedepressed with great force. See voq 10080160.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #27

Feb 012003

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front rotors are out of round. Dealer cut them. They developed the same problem 4,000 miles later. I was told by the dealer if I had them cut again it would cost me money. I had them cut by my mechanic which happens to be my cousin at no charge. I was told by other Camry owners that their rotors were replaced by Toyota. I have 44,000 miles on my 2002 Camry V6. The rotors are out of round again and Toyota has not released after market rotors for that car. I am un-happy with this whole situation.

- Mamaroneck, NY, USA

problem #26

May 182004

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dealer resurfaced the fronts rotors and replaced the pads. At 21,000 miles the front rotors were resurfaced and the pads were replaced again. At 23,000 miles the front pads were replaced for a third time and at 42,000 miles they replaced strut mounting. At 43,000 front and rear brakes were replaced for the fourth time.

- East Rutherford, NJ, USA

problem #25

Mar 302004

Camry 6-cyl

  • miles
While applying the brakes pedal went to the floor and vehicle suddenly accelerated. This caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle and hit another vehicle. Upon impact, both air bags did not deploy. Consumer was able to drive the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. However, mechanic was unable to duplicate the problem.

- Manchester, NJ, USA

problem #24

Mar 182004

(reported on)

Camry

  • 47,000 miles
Brakes failed to stop the vehicle immediately when depressed. This resulted in the consumer running a stop sign. Dealership will be contacted. This failure occurred twice prior to this incident when the vehicle was being driven by their son.

- Johnston, RI, USA

problem #23

Mar 192003

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles
When the brakes were depressed vehicle surged forward. This problem occurred 6 times since ownership of the vehicle. The vehicle has been to the dealer, who could not determine the cause of the problem. See voq 10063541.

- Paris, KY, USA

problem #22

Mar 092004

(reported on)

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
When the brake pedal is depressed pedal flutters, and it feels like the vehicle will not stop.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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