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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,000 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.

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2002 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #5

May 212004

(reported on)

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Vehicle suddenly accelerated while backing out of the driveway. This incident caused damage to a garage, and hit three other parked vehicles. This problem recurred on three other occasions. Currently the gearshift begun to give the consumer problems.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #4

Apr 302003

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
When trying to park, the driver pressed the brake pedal and the vehicle suddenly surged forward. The vehicle ran over the curb and hit a sign. The consumer was slowly driving in the parking lot, found a parking space, then the vehicle suddenly accelerated over the curb.

- Belen, NM, USA

problem #3

Apr 022003

Camry 6-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
Vehicle's new braking system was unsafe. Brake pedal had to be depressed almost to the floor before it engaged. As a result, the consumer accidentally hit the accelerator pedal while braking. The consumer's wife was driving the vehicle, and as she turned the corner, the brake was applied and did not respond. The vehicle accelerated over the curb, onto the side walk, and into the library. (one must place there foot on the center of the brake pedal and the right side of the foot could possibly depress the accelerator)

- Palo Alto, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 222002


  • miles
Consumer has problems with the accelarator. Dealer was contacted.

- San Bruno, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 022002

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
At a stop with brakes applied vehicle suddenly surged forward. Engine raced and RPM's went up to 6000. Consumer shifted to neutral to stop vehicle. Vehicle has not been examined by dealer.

- Great Neck, NY, USA

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