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6.8

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,292 miles

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2002 Toyota Camry suspension problems

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2002 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #10

Sep 102005

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles

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

I have a 2002 Camry and there is a knocking sound when making left hand turns. I've noticed several other complaints that are similar, so this must be a defect with the car. I was told that my struts and mounts needed to be replaced - along with my brakes.

- Ashbur, VA, USA

problem #9

Oct 172004

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
I have a 2002 Toyota Camry and the front left wheel well makes noise. This is the second Camry that I have owned and our first one also had the defect. It was a 1999 Camry. Every time I hit a bump there is a noise in the wheel area. Not sure what it is but since this has now happened on my second Camry obviously this is a defect.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #8

Aug 182004

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
2002 Toyota Camry lev6 w/15" rims. Car is unstable at high speeds. We are now on our third set of tires and the car only has 21,000 miles on it. First set (Continental) became bald on outside edge of both front tires at 9000 miles. Tires were rotated (front to rear, rear to front) and front end alignment was done. Tires became bald on outside edge after only 8000 miles (17000 total miles on car). Dealer replaced all 4 tires with dunlop and I had to pay for a four wheel alignment. After 2500 more miles car again became unstable at high speeds. It started at about 75 mph and as the tires wore it became unstable at lower speeds 55-65 mph. The dealer replaced all four tires again with Michelin this time and did another front end alignment. Now with only 1200 miles on the new tires it is again becoming unstable at high speeds 65-75 mph. We would like Toyota to acknowledge the problem and come up with a solution.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #7

Apr 162002

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 616 miles

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

Since I purchased my vehicle on 3/30/02 it has been in the shop 6 times for the same alignment problem that I feel has is now and has alway been a major safety problem. I no longer drive my vehilce due to the safety factor.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #6

Feb 192002

Camry

  • 300 miles
While driving vehicle continuously pulled to the left. Dealership replaced the rack and pinion, and performed a front end alignment, but the problem recurred.

- Palmetto, GA, USA

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problem #5

Jun 222002

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5 miles
Vehicle shimmies and vibrates from front end at all speeds. Particularly bad between 40-50mph. At high speeds, not as noticeable, but loud wump-wump-wump noise emanates from front end. Brakes pulsate when decelerating, particularly noticeable at speeds from 50-40mph. This has been problem since car was new. Dealer has responded with balancing tires several times, then replacing. Unfortunately, problem still exists and no resolution pending. Also, car has had a tendency to pull to the left at speed.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #4

Mar 112002

Camry

  • miles

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

This vehicle continues to change direction suddenly and without warning. I have been close to hitting another vehicle on several occasions due to the vehicle veering out of my lane. The vehicle has been out of alignment on four separate service calls at 2 different dealers, yet the problem continues. I find this vehicle to be completely unsafe and impossible to drive without continuously fighting the wheel to keep it in my lane.

- New Philadelphia, OH, USA

problem #3

Jan 022002

Camry

  • miles
Vehicle will continuously pull to the left or right when consumer is driving. Consumer to gettires replaced due to alignment not being corrected. Contacted dealer, and the dealer wasnot willing to do anything.

- Bloom Field, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jul 222002

(reported on)

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has been back in repair shop several times for pulling to left. As speed increases pulling becomes more severe. Front tires were changed with additional to front alignment.

- New Britain, CT, USA

problem #1

Apr 082002

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles
Vehicle has been back to dealer twice for "wandering". changes in the road surface cause the car to change directions radiacally. The car was out of alignment when serviced, but this didn't help. Now, the steering wheel is to the left when going straight. Dealer says this is "normal". the car has veered out of my lane many times out of my control. It gets worse at higher speeds. I have adjusted tire pressures with no change.

- New Philadelphia, OH, USA

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