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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,000 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.

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2002 Toyota Celica transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Toyota Celica Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 222007

Celica 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 85,000 miles


2002 Toyota Celica GT sudden standard transmission failure.

- Clinton, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 222006

Celica 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 65,000 miles
My car was making a noise. I took it to several mechanics and was told it was something with the transmission. I have a standard manual transmission and my car had 65,000 miles on it when the noise began. The last mechanic I took it to said that this problem should not be happening with a standard transmission at the mileage it's at. I opened a case with Toyota and was told that I had to have it looked at by Toyota mechanics. They opened up the transmission and told me that the bearings inside had gone bad. The work is going to cost at least $1,000.

- Brick, NJ, USA

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