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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,333 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Toyota Echo brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Toyota Echo Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 222005

(reported on)


  • miles


2002 Toyota Echo experienced brake failure. The consumer stated the brakes did not function at the same time, which caused the consumer to spin out of control. The brake indicator did not function as designed to let the consumer know when the brakes had worn out.

- E Stroudsburg, PA, USA

problem #2

Apr 012002


  • 25,000 miles
While driving 45 mph brakes failed, causing the vehicle to roll down a cliff. As a result of severe damage the vehicle was totaled. At an earlier date, the consumer tried to stop the vehicle but spun around on the front tires. Toyota informed the consumer that they did not cover the tires. The consumer was unable to stop the vehicle and swerved to miss an oncoming vehicle. Recall #02V268000 was issued after the occurrence. On the second occasion, the vehicle had gone over a cliff and hit a tree. The consumer requested compensation.

- Oroville, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 282002

Echo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No parts available. Recall#02V268000 rear brake line please provide the address of the dealer. Rick mcgill Toyota 865-970-2615 ph consumer was never made aware that part was in stock and still waiting for part to become available again.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

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