really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,904 miles

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2002 Toyota Land Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #3

May 172010

Land Cruiser

  • 69,000 miles


I recently purchased a 2002 landcruiser from a Toyota dealer in greensboro nc. While driving on the highway going about 60 mph, the vehicles suddenly stopped responding to the gas pedal...the engine was still on but the car was no longer getting power. We had to pull over, stop the car. I then restarted the car...the engine light came on, but he car was responsive and I drove it to the dealership. They said it was the throttle housing that needed a cleaning. The issue seems similar to the recent Lexus recall. We had the opportunity to pull over but it was frightening nonetheless. Thank you for looking into it. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Summerrfield, NC, USA

problem #2

Apr 152007

Land Cruiser

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Land cruiser. While driving approximately 10 mph, the vehicle accelerated to 40 mph crashing into her spouse who sustained a broken leg. The vehicle was not insured when the crash occurred. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Walnut, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 102004

Land Cruiser 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,712 miles
Driving on highway in early December 2004, 60 mph and car went completely out of control as if a front tire had blown. This happened again 3 days later, under the same conditions. Thoughts were that the automatic traction control system was kicking on (for not apparent reason) due to a wiring/computer malfunction. This malfunction has occured at least 15-20 times with us on the highway - we have the car parked, except to take it back and forth to the dealership, who cannot seem to duplicate the problem. Dealership had it 4 days the first time and 2-3 weeks the second and third times. Took it to local mechanic who duplicated problem within the first 15 miles of driving the vehicle (which is a 2002 Toyota landcruiser). Nothing has been done by the dealership, as they claim they can't "duplicate customer's request". manufacturer took claim but has done nothing. Local mechanic noted on his work order that this problem may not be fixable and that vehicle is very dangerous and is going to kill someone under the right conditions. He also "diagnosed" problem, as in fact, being a malfunction in the automatic traction control system" and the left front wheel is having the breaks applied (at high speeds, for no reason) and system comes on momentarily, sounding alarm and car swerves out of control.

- Sylva, NC, USA

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