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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

brakes problem

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2002 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #21

Feb 192004

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles

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

Vehicle has a very low brake pedal, when applied it stopped below the level of the accelerator pedal. The dealer informed the consumer the brakes were normal. The drums were cleaned. However that did not remedy the problem. The consumer also has a second 2002 Toyota Camry VIN# 4T1be30K22U617811 with the same brake issue.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #20

May 072002

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,807 miles
2002 Toyota Camry SE V6, when you apply the brakes they will not stop the car in the same amount of distance each time. Every time when the brakes are having problems, it takes twice are far to stop the car as normal. My wife and I just signed up to take an emergency vehicle operations class so that when the brakes fail again, we will be more prepared to take evasive action to avoid a wreck with our 2 children in the car. The car has been left at the dealership 10 times just for the brakes. The brakes have failed with the dealer 2 times, but they are cellulose as to the origin of the problem. The dealership is affraid to drive the car more than a few miles at a time, because they said they "do not want to wreck the car". that is my point exactly!!!! I called southeast Toyota, case #200308050397, she said if the dealer can not duplicate the problem each time, that there is not a problem. SE Toyota told the dealer to " quit looking at the car for brake problems". that was a statement the service mgr would not give to me in writing!! it is now failing more often. I am afraid for my wife and kids to be in the car at all. I will be filing for arbitraion very soon. After this I will never drive another Toyota. The customer service from Toyota, on a problem as major as brakes, lacks any concern at all. I hope Toyota finds the problem before anyone else gets hurt!!!!!!!!!!jw.

- Florence, AL, USA

problem #19

Jan 272004

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
On two separate occasions brakes failed. On 12/1/2003, while driving uphill, brakes malfunctioned, and consumer's vehicle bumped the rear of another vehicle. On 1/27/2004, while driving down hill, brakes failed. Vehicle went onto a small incline and slowed down, and brakes started to operate again. Dealer could not duplicate or determine the cause of the problem.

- Vicksburg, MS, USA

problem #18

Jan 012002

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles

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

My 2002 Toyota Camry has braking system that does not operate properly. Find every time I go to stop braking system does not stop and perform properly. Find car does not perform properly in rain and snow and skids out in this type of weather. Note have contacted dealership along with manufacturer to notify them of my complaint with no avail.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #17

May 172002

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51 miles
Brakes don't hold on a hill. Also when you come to a stop the auto will stop then the pedal will go all the way to the floor.

- Alstead, NH, USA

problem #16

Jun 212002

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
2002 Camry le. Brakes were fine until about 1K miles. Pedal began sinking to the floor. Dealer replaced booster and master cylinder. Brakes still go to floor with constant pressure. They are mushy, intermittently grab, and fade quickly. Sometimes grabbing. The feel seems to vary. Dealer says all is normal.

- Roseburg, OR, USA

problem #15

May 152003

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles

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

The consumer feels that the front brakes were not operating properly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on 1/9/2003 and stated the brakes were fine.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #14

May 072003

Camry

  • miles
When the pavement was wet and the consumer applied the brakes the pedal went all the way to the floor and vehicle didn't stop. The dealer inspected the vehicle but could no duplicate or correct the problem.

- Beaverton, OR, USA

problem #13

Sep 202002

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles
The brakes make a "plink" sound, like a ukelele string being plucked, when the brakes are applied. The brake pedal goes all the way to the floor if constant pressure is applied. The dealer replaced the brake power assist, the master cylinder, bled the brake lines, and adjusted the linkage but the problem remains. I have a second 2002 Toyota Camry, VIN jtdbe32K820114305, that I bought at the same time which has the same problem. The VIN's are within 1,200 numbers of each other. Ph. **dimsii IVOQ entry posted after 12/12/02 cut over to artemis**767459

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #12

Jul 152002

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes are very spongy and pedal goes to the floor if continuous pressure is applied. Not able to come to a stop quickly if needed.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #11

Mar 062002

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120 miles

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

Brakes squealing. Have been taking this issue with dealership when ever I go for service and also independently at one time. Dealer does something and the brakes stop making noise for 1-2 days. After that its the same. The brakes makes such a great ear piercing noise.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #10

Jan 022002

Camry

  • 0 miles
The brakes squeaked when they were applied, however the dealer did not find a problem.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #9

Mar 052003

Camry

  • miles
There was a shake and vibration coming from under the right wheel.

- Fairoaks, CA, USA

problem #8

Mar 042003

(reported on)

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,483 miles
The vehicle was stopped with foot on the brake when the vehicle rolled forward and tapped another vehicle. Scc

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #7

Dec 152002

Camry

  • miles
When the brake was applied, the vehicle experienced extended stopping distance.

- Baudette, MN, USA

problem #6

Jan 152002

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
The vehicle experienced extended stopping distance.

- Baudette, MN, USA

problem #5

May 292002

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,806 miles
There was a grinding sound coming from the brakes, the brake pedal would go to the floor, and it would feel as if the vehicle would not stop, the carpet had to be reglued in the trunk which would hang down, there was an interior rattle in the carpet, and the washers fell out the right rear door, the brake problem would occur on dry to normal road surfaces. Scc

- Seminole, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 232001

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40 miles
Consumer stated the brake pedal goes to the floor before the vehicle stops, incident happened several times, in which the vehicle had stopped in the middle of the intersection. (very unsafe) the dealer blames it on the design.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #3

Dec 242002

(reported on)

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When the brakes were applied, the gas pedal was pressed accidentally, which caused unexpected acceleration. Ts the brake pedal had gone to the floor, below the gas pedal which had felt spongy. The consumer had taken the vehicle to a service dealer which stated that the brakes were out of adjustment. After the repair was done, the brakes still remained the same. Scc

- Battle Creek, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 162002

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Left rear wheel was locked and car jump to the left, tried to control the car, but lost control and moved out from hwy

- Grafton, WI, USA

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