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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,500 miles

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2002 Toyota Celica drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Toyota Celica Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 152003


  • Manual transmission
  • 3,500 miles


I was driving my 2002 Toyota Celica and I went to shift into third gear and missed and went into first gear and the car engine blew up. I thought this was odd because their was no saftey lock preventing me to go into first gear I simply just put it right in and my car engine blew right up. I need help because I have payment on a brand new car with 3500 miles on it and it is sitting in the shop and Toyota is refusing to even touch it.

- Reno, NV, USA

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