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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,000 miles

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2002 Toyota MR2 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Toyota MR2 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 272009

MR2 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 47,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Toyota MR2 spyder. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer for a clutch replacement when he was advised that the transmission would also need replacing. Both were replaced however, when the contact drove the vehicle off the dealer's lot, the engine seized. The engine was replaced by a different dealer. The vehicle began to become stuck in certain gears and would stall sporadically. The transmission warning light was illuminated since the date the transmission was replaced. The vehicle was not further diagnosed or repaired. The current and failure mileage was approximately 47,000. Updated 01/31/11/ the engine gaskets and catalytic converter were replaced. Updated 04/20/11

- Austell , GA, USA

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