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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,925 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Toyota Camry brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #10

Oct 112005

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles

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

The contact stated due to the design of the accelerator and brake pedalthey were too close together. As a result, the vehicle crashed into a cement bird bath. The police were not notified of this incident. Updated 01/05/06.

- Milwalkee, WI, USA

problem #9

May 192005

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
2002 Toyota Camry having an issue with the brakes and accelerator. When both owner and the spouse drove the vehicle, they felt the placement of the accelerator and the brake was a safety issue. There were no accidents and no other problems with the vehicle. This only occurs when both accelerator and brake are pushed. The consumer felt it was a design flaw or defect.

- River Edge , NJ, USA

problem #8

Aug 142002

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
While driving, the vehicle suddenly accelerated uncontrollably. The consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle and drove it to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic was not able to duplicate or resolve the problem. The brake pedal would go lower than the gas pedal. The consumers right foot would hit the gas pedal before the brake pedal and the motor would race.

- Monroe Township, NJ, USA

problem #7

Oct 222002

Camry 6-cyl

  • 2,000 miles

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

Consumer complained that the brake pedal was designed too big. On several occasions consumer attempted to move foot from the gas to the brake pedal when their shoe sole got caught under the brake pedal. This caused the consumer to apply the gas pedal inadvertently.

- Chicopee, MA, USA

problem #6

Sep 172003

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I drive a 2002 Toyota Camry le purchased August 2002, automatic transmission. Sometimes when I step on the brake my foot also presses the gas pedal and the car jumps forward a few feet before I regain control and stop it. The brake pedal and gas pedal are too close together and/or their height from the floor or range of motion are bad. I have been driving for 50 years, haven't had this problem significantly before. My last car was a '92 Ford Taurus - had no similar problem with it. I am tall, have big feet - size 12 or 13 shoes. I am afraid I might accidentally hit a pedestrian who stepped in front of my car, or bump into another car when I am moving back and forth while parking or turning in tight locations. Otherwise the car is good, but this problem is bad enough that I would buy another car now if the loss from one year's depreciation was not as high. You (NHTSA) might have statistics that would permit you to check this out, then get Toyota to redesign the pedals.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #5

Jun 062002

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 250 miles
When I step on the brake pedal of my 2002 Camry xle, the pedal can be depressed to such an extent that my foot also rests on the gas pedal causing the engine to rev up and the car not to stop as expected. This has occurred 3 times since I bought the car. Date below is approximate. The interior rearview mirror is an auto dimming type and does not have a manual device to orient the mirror when driving at night. The consumer states the mirror does not dim sufficiently (or at all) to prevent annoying glare from the headlights of following vehicles. The mirror must be manually tilted at night causing loss of mirror use.

- Penfield, NY, USA

problem #4

Feb 152003

Camry

  • miles

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

When the brake was applied, consumer would also hit the accelerator pedal. The consumer's access to the brake pedal is impeded, or inhibited during application of the brake due to the design of the footwell and the brake pedal support assembly.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #3

Sep 072002

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front right axle had broken 6 months after the consumer bought the vehicle. The consumer stated that the manager indicated that it may have been broken when purchased. The problem was found when rotating the tires. The3 arm which holds the foot brake has a curviture in it such that any person with a size 12 shoe can catch the toe of the shoe in it when applying the brake.

- Edina, MN, USA

problem #2

Jan 302002

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Arm that holds up brake pedal is interferring with the drivers foot. Driver stated if consumer had a large size foot, it could easily get wedged and stuck on brake pedal. Consumer states that his foot gets caught between the floormat and the brake arm, feels this needs to be redesigned.

- Edina, MN, USA

problem #1

Dec 202001

Camry

  • miles
Spring assembly attached to L side of brake pedal arm protrudes forward above rubber pedal area. If a driver with size 11 shoes presses the pedal slightly left-of-center, his toes will hit the protrusion, making it impossible to fully depress the pedal.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

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