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8.3

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,100 miles

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2002 Toyota Camry brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 222002

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,400 miles

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

1) front brakes keep going bad 4 times in 25,000 miles 2) warping of the disc bad vibration 3) keep replacing front rotors and pads.

- West Jordan, UT, USA

problem #3

Aug 132002

Camry

  • miles
Have very serious concerns with brake system on my car. Brakes repaired on numerous occasions. Consumer feel this problem could lead to a serious automobile accident if not corrected. Nar the rear brakes were noisy and made a grinding sound. The front brakes vibrated, the consumer replaced the front brake pads and rotors. The consumer stated that the trunk flaps and clips were installed to fix the problem. The left front door kick panel came loose. Bond pak primer applied to fix the problem. The consumer stated that the vehicle shimmies when driving at high speeds. Vehicle front wheels out of balance. The problem was not with the wheel balance but with the brakes. Rotors where warped. The consumer stated that the moon roof does not open smoothly it jolts and shakes the car roof. The consumer smelled a rotten egg smell when the heater and air conditioner was used. The consumer was told that it was burning sulfur and it would diminish at 25000 miles. 35000 miles the smell was still there. The rear view defogger was replaced.

- Capitol Heights, MD, USA

problem #2

Jan 072003

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
The front disc brake rotors are warping despite normal driving, causing shaking of steering wheel when braking and possibly compromising vehicle stopping ability. It occurred at 10,000 miles. Toyota warranty service only provides for resurfacing the rotor rather than part replacement. Is this problem due to defective rotor materials and/or faulty brake system design.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 182002

Camry

  • miles
The problem is with both frront and back brakes. Chronology of problems with brakes: When the odometer reached about 400 miles, the brakes started to squeak intermittently. On Mar. 28, 2002, I brought the car to herb chambers Toyota of boston service department. They found the brakes shoes were glazed up and did the repair. Assured that everything was ok, I drove home. Two blocks down the street, I could hear the brakes squeaking again. I immediately turned around and went back to the service dept. They found that the front brake pads needed replacement. They had to order the parts and would call me when the parts were delivered. After they notified me of the delivered parts, I brought the car in on April 4, 2002. One hour later, they told me that both rotors were cracked! again, they had to order the parts and should be able to get them the next day. Meanwhile I had to get a rental to go home, which they paid for. Next morning, I called them to check on the status. I was told that the parts would not come in for another week. So they planned to take rotors off from another "brand new" Camry and put them on mine. The repair was finished around noon time. When I picked up the car, the service advisor reassured me that everything should be fine.after driving for a couple weeks, I started to hear squeaky brakes again. At first I thought the noise came from other cars on the road. As the squeak got louder and more frequent, I knew the noise was from my new Camry. I brought it back to the service dept. On May 8, 2002. Within one hour, the service advisor said they were not going to fix it, pending advice from Toyota.. she did not know when they would get it but said that squeaky brakes should not be a safety issue.I do not think the dealer is taking this matter seriously. The brakes are squeaking badly. Some unknown reason had caused the rotors to crack before, can anyone guarantee that it will not happen again?

- Quincy, MA, USA

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