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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,542 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.

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2002 Toyota Camry steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 242010

Camry

  • 90,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Camry. The contact was driving 20 mph when the steering failed and became extremely resistant. The dealer inspected the vehicle and advised the contact that the steering column would need replacing. The vehicle was repaired by the dealer. The failure and current mileage was 90,000.

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

problem #5

Feb 252003

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While turning and driving at low speeds driver heard a loud squeaking noise coming from the steering wheel. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that steering wheel needed lubrication. Dealer lubricated steering column booth according to tsb relating to problem. Consumer felt this is just a temporary fix, and parts are defective and should be replaced. Manufacture notified.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #4

Nov 012004

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,500 miles
While driving the steering wheel dropped into the drivers lap, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Steering wheel adjustment came loose, causing the steering wheel to fall into the driver's lap. Vehicle is currently being investigated by the driver's insurance company. Also, the air bags failed to deploy. The driver had an accident as a result of the steering wheel failure.

- Mullens, WV, USA

problem #3

Apr 062004

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The vehicle suddenly accelerates while driving. The steering wheel also felt loose while driving. The dealer inspected the vehicle several times but found no problems. At a stop light, the brake pedal goes down towards the floor. The vehicle remains stationary and the brakes always stop the car. Dsy the consumer's vehicle is still experiencing sudden acceleration.

- Rio Rancho, NM, USA

problem #2

Nov 192003

(reported on)

Camry

  • 20,750 miles
Consumer complained about a steering column problem. Also, vehicle had a tough time engaging into gear. Dealership said that they could not duplicate customer's concern.

- Longwood, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 042002

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
I bought my 2002 Toyota Camry as a used certified vehicle from a Toyota dealer. It is very difficult to keep it on the highway.

- Las Vegas, NM, USA

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