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4.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,911 miles

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2002 Toyota Camry transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

May 222010

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,822 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Camry. The contact stated while the vehicle was parked and unoccupied, the gear shift selector independently moved to the drive position but the vehicle did not roll away. On a separate occasion, the vehicle was parked and unoccupied and when she returned to where she had parked the vehicle, it had rolled into a different parking spot and the gear shift selector had again moved to the drive position. The dealer advised that the gear shift unit would need to be replaced and repairs were made at her expense. The vehicle was then taken to an independent mechanic where the transmission solenoid was lubricated. The failure had not recur following repairs. The failure and current mileages were approximately 55,822. Updated 07/19/10. Updated 07/26/10

- Joliet , IL, USA

problem #1

May 172002

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 60 mph, passenger lightly touched shift lever as she turned on air conditioner, it shifted to neutral. This has happened two more times, dealer stated this was the design of the vehicle. These events were caused by inadvertent brush of the gear shift handle when reaching across. Consumer discovered that a very light tap to the gear shift while in "D" causes it to shift into neutral and instantly decelerate.

- Ladson, SC, USA

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