The Camry is a comfortable, refined, and quiet sedan offering a pleasant driving experience. Access is easy and controls are intuitive. Its comfort, room, and quietness suggest a larger, more expensive car. The four-cylinder engine is particularly smooth and refined. Stability control and side curtain airbags were optional on higher trim lines, making the Camry one of the first family sedans to offer these safety features.
Alerts
There are 4 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2002 Toyota Camry owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Failed catalytic converter, possibly related to loss of oil. Oil hold steady for a while, then drops a quart. Burning? Leak? Not sure. the intermittent nature of the problem is odd"

Mark B., CA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The Check engine light had bee on for some time. It didn't pass inspection, so the mechanic replaced the charcoal filter. The light stayed off for a month, but it is on again. I suspect a fuel/ fuel tank problem, but am ignoring it"

Anonymous, MO (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"dash light went on"

Myron H., FL (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"It went bad & had to be replaced along with the O2 sensor, which was about $400....there must be a cheaper way to ensure emissions are under control"

Anonymous, GA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. i WAS TOLD i NEEDED CATALYTIC CONVERTER. HAD IT REPLACED, ENGINE LIGHT WAS STILL ON"

Manuel L., CO (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Engine light came up and it took 6 trips to the shop to fix it"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"engine light on. Does not affect driving the car or performance"

Samuel H., SC (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The catalytic converter needed replacing and caused check engine light to stay on until replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"emission sensor and they wanted $600+ to replace and yet it does not effect performance of car to drive without it"

Walter D., GA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE)

"Had to replace catalytic converter"

Anonymous, CT (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Vacuum cannister required replacement"

Joshua H., NY (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light went on. They had to replace air breather vent valve"

Thomas H., MO (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The catalytic converter had to be replaced"

James F., CA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Crack in fuel vapor tank caused the check engine light to go on"

Glenn R., TX (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Needed a new catalytic converter to pass emissions. Car has California emissions, $800 job"

Ken J., MD (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Failure of the catalytic converter"

Anonymous, GA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The catalytic converter failed and caused the "check engine" light to come on. It was a costly repair, and I have never had this problem with a vehicle before"

Michelle N., OH (2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine check light came on. My bad mechanic told me that I needed new catalytic converters. I ditched them and my new good mechanic tuned the car; the light went away for a couple of months. When it came back, he installed second-hand catalytic converters and I've not had this problem since then"

Larry K., OR (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light goes on for a while then off. Dealer checked it, read the codes and says catalic converter is wearing out and due for replacement. That is to expensive in a 2002 car. This is the second converter on this car. the car runs fine. Will continue to drive my Toyota. Went to Auto Show. Not impressed with what is being offered at a reasonable price"

Anonymous, WI (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Mass Air Flow and A/F Ratio Sensor"

Anonymous, GA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light came on. Catalytic converter needed to be replaces. Engine was no longer meeting emissions standards"

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"catalytic converter failure.. i had to replace"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Needed new Catalytic converters"

David R., CA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Fuel cap

"Engine light came on. Took a new fuel cap to fix the problem. New fuel cap had to be replaced in about eight months"

Anonymous, IN (2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"filler line between cap and gas tank rotted, caused Check Engine light to come on, had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Check engine light came on. Garage repair diagnosed it to emission leakage. Suggested Gas Cap replacement. Reset codes, no problems since. about 2 months"

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Replaced with a new one due to the check engine light coming on"

Harold A., UT (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Filler tube corroded"

Peter L., ON (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"May be wrong category. Check engine light led to finding the fuel neck from cap to gas tank corroded and the unit had to be replaced"

G B., NS (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Was rotting"

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"REPLACED FUEL CAP AND LINE"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel gauge/sender

"fuel pumps kept shutting off when I was filling my car ( pumps kept registering tank was full when it wasn't). one time it shut off 10x during a single fuel filling (it shut off every 30 seconds or so). The evaporation control canister was replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"It went out with only 37,000 miles! My mechanic could not find a reason it went out with so little mileage on the car!"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Fuel injection system

"problem with catalytic converters back and front"

Anonymous, IN (2002 Toyota Camry XLE)

"One injector went bad, causing engine to run very poorly since one piston wasn't firing. I had the injector replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Coil and or spark plug failure"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel pump

"Fuel pump had to be replaced. Car would not start"

Lynn C., WA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Originally told there was a leak that needed repair but after it was, the pump itself failed and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NE (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Fuel pump, and fuel sensor both went out with only 37,000 miles on the car!"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Sensor caused check engine light to come on and had to be replaced to pass state emission inspection requirements"

Anonymous, PA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced emission control box"

Myron H., FL (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light due to emission system sensor. Reset it and ok for a couple of weeks"

Michael L., FL (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Sensor failed and had to be replaced. Check Engine light came on"

Joan B., MD (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine light on, smoke test & confirm leaking valves on top of fuel tank"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"a different check engine light indicated O2 sensor needed to be replaced. Did replace it and problem hasn't returned. This may have happened the previous 12 months instead of last 12 months, can't quite remember"

Anonymous, KS (2002 Toyota Camry 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The check engine light came on. I replaced the fuel cap but after a month it still hadnt' gone off so I took it to a shop specialized in emmission issues. The repair was $620. It runs very well now. They suggested I have the timing belt changed becau"

Anonymous, CO (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Had to replace both sensors"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Car would not pass inspection because of sensor light. Took dealership almost 5 days to track down some sort of exhaust or fumes leak. They had to tear out the gas tank and lines. Paid more than expected"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Failure of Air-to-fuel sensor"

Anonymous, OK (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I had tp replace several sensors during the past several months. The oxygen sensors still gives us problems"

Anonymous, CT (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The engine light came on and the code was for a faulty O2 sensor. It was replaced for $500 as car needs to pass Drive Clean test this August"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"I had to replace both 02 sensors"

James F., CA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Additional mInot tweaks to sensors were needed to keep the check engine light from going off again"

Glenn R., TX (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"repetitive problem, had to replace all sensors over time"

Anonymous, GA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Oxygen sensor (post cat converter) dead. Replaced same 4 times over past 7 years"

Anonymous, CT (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"My car is programed for CA emission laws. The catalytic converters installed here in GA were for GA emissions. Had them replaced 4 times before we figured out what was going on"

Virginia L., GA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"flex pipe leaked causing the O2 sensor to go off"

William B., RI (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed requiring check engine light to activate"

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Replace oxygen sensor"

Anonymous, GA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Wouldn't pass NYSInspection until repaired/replaced.. Pricey job"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light came on. Mechanic checked computer report and replaced O2 sensor"

Sue B., GA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light came on. Mechanic ran a computer check, replaced O2 sensor"

Sue B., GA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Periodically the check engine light comes on. Mechanic has told me it's probably a oxygen sensor problem. Gas mileage has stayed the same. Given the miles on the car, I do not plan to have it changed"

Donald H., OH (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Air/fuel ratio sensor was diagnosed as bad. Was expensive to replace. Also diagnosed the fuel recirculating canister as needing replaced. Another expensive repair"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"engine control light comes on and stays on. sometimes will go off and come on later. replaced sensor and still an issue"

Anonymous, KY (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Check Engine light is lit. He diagnosed the problem as being the catalytic converter. My mechanic advised I ignore it and drive the car as is, which I am doing"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Car was not run often enough causing moisture problems"

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light would come on after extended (over an hour) highway driving. It would stay on for weeks and then go back off for awhile. This happened for months and when I took it in to my car guys the code indicated catalytic converter issue, an"

Anonymous, KS (2002 Toyota Camry 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine light came on and mechanic told me we need to replace the catalytic converter"

Anonymous, WI (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"pipe between the cat converter and muffler keeps burning out"

Anonymous, IN (2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Would not pass emissions test"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced it and light back on twice"

Anonymous, CT (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Because the previous owner didn't change the oil regularly, the rings became worn and engine uses some oil. The oil USge caused the catalytic converter to fail"

Harold A., UT (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"ENGINE LIGHT WENT ON AND TOYOTA SERVICEMAN SIAD THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER HAD TO BE CHANGED AND IT COST $1000"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light comes on. Catalytic converter failure is the indicated problem. Needs replacing"

Anonymous, MO (2002 Toyota Camry 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Slowly failed and a new one was required tp pass emissions inspection"

Anonymous, GA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"warn out, needs to be replaced, will scrap car due to age, millage and high cost of this one repair"

Bruce G., AB (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"It failed and it cost $1000 to fix it"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Toyota Camry 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Needs replaced"

Theron T., UT (2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"It needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, TN (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Exhaust had to be replaced because it involved the catalytic converter the mechanic said it was more expensive"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace, surprised because never had one go out so soon on other cars with this or more mileage"

Earl M., CA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"For inspection I had to have $1500 worth of exhaust work, including replace the catalytic converter. The car was not worth much more than that at the time. But it's better than buying a new car"

Anonymous, RI (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"needed to replace due to engine check light"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Needed replacement as it was giving error codes and apparently worn out"

Jan A., PA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"It failed and had to be replaced. very expensive"

Anonymous, WI (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Get check engine code for converter.. Not sure if sensor but car is to old to repair. If I is"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"All three catalytic converters needed to be replace to pass emissions test"

Anonymous, NH (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Exhaust leaks

"Worn out flexible coupling needed replacement"

Jeff H., CT (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The entire exhaust system required replacement. Cost of $2,000"

Anne B., MA (2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The flex pipe leaked"

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"corrosion of pipes"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"This was the first exhaust system replacement on the car ever, after nearly 250,000 miles"

Robert P., MA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"hole in pipe"

Dan C., ON (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Cut out/replaced a section of the exhaust before catalytic converter"

Anonymous, NH (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Replaced the pipe running from the exhaust manifold to the catilytic converter due to leaking"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"flex coupling rusted straight through"

Yehuda N., NJ (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"the exhaust piper are rusted and are noisy"

Laura S., MD (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Flex coupling leaked and was replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Flexible pipe needed to be replaced because of leaks"

Anonymous, NH (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Exhaust manifold

"Muffler failed. Required replacement of entire tail pipe assembly"

Anne B., MA (2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"Heat shield came loose and fell off"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Muffler

"The muffler was not connected to the exhaust system anymore due to rust and damage to the bottom of the vehicle (probably potholes)"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace muffler and exhaust pipes"

D D., OH (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"piece connecting muffler to the exhaust pipe rusted in half"

John O., KY (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The muffler has rusted and was replaced"

Anonymous, MD (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Rusted"

Peter L., ON (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Holes on the muffler and exhaust pipe(s) - Replaced in 2014 by dealer - fair price - good outcome no further issues"

Anonymous, PA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Muffler system cracked, causing excessive noise and also had bearings replaced, which u didn't itemize"

Anonymous, WI (2002 Toyota Camry LE)

"a hole in he middle"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Muffler needed replacement"

Jan A., PA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Pipes

"Hole in the pipe connection from the exhaust manifold to the converter"

Marty K., OH (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Had to get a whole new system to pass the State emissions test"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Age-related"

Anonymous, MA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The exhaust design is poor at one point the pipe curves down and reduduces road clearance 3 times now in the past 10 yrs it has hit me he road on a bump and pulled on the exhaust pipe causing a leak near the engine. That had to be repaired"

Anonymous, CT (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The entire exhaust system would need to be replaced rather than repaired"

Ken H., ON (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"The vehicle is permanently out of alignment. It has been this way since purchased and cannot be fixed with an alignment procedure"

Anonymous, MI (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Front end was out of alignment due to hitting some object"

Anonymous, CO (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Ball joints

"It went bad and I had to replace it"

Mark O., WI (2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0-L V6)

"There was noise from the right back wheel. It was quickly repaired"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Bushings

"Loose steering"

Anonymous, MD (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to be replaced so overall cost was about $2000"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced sway bar bushings and links front and rear"

Anonymous, MO (2002 Toyota Camry 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced rear stabilizer link, sway bar bushings"

Anonymous, MB (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering leaks

"During servicing I was told that I had a leaking gasket in the power steering system"

Paul H., MD (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"probably needs new rack and pinion seal"

Drew M., OH (2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Mechanic told me that the power steering unit was leaking fluid so I had it replaced"

Thomas H., MO (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I haven't actually experienced any problems but the mechanic told me I had a leak when I went to have oil changed"

Anonymous, AL (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Fluid leaked and had to get a new fluid pump"

Henry W., NJ (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Started to fail, but i.d. problem to the noise prior to it failing on the road"

David D., IA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The power steering pump and hose were both failing, although to be fair, the car is about 13 years old"

Harvey W., ON (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"power steering metal hoses had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"Original struts were leaking at 240K miles . Replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"All struts and shocks had to be replaced (2014)"

Anonymous, PR (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattling sound when the going over uneven pavement"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"developed rough ride. replaced struts"

Anonymous, TN (2002 Toyota Camry 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace all"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Struts have been a long time problem. I have not replaced them because of cost but the problem is tolerable although the ride is bumpy"

John N., MO (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The car's suspension, struts, and steering components were pretty much worn out at about 105,000 miles. Trying to keep the car alive for a few more years. Expensive repair"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Rear end stability in turns, tire wear"

Anonymous, CO (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattling noise in back. Shop said one strut was bad and they had to be replaced as a pair"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Shocks are making noise and bottoming out. Need replacing"

Anonymous, BC (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Just worn over time. Nothing unexpected"

Anonymous, MN (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"worn out"

Anonymous, DC (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Nothing special to say - struts were very old and worn out - lost fluids I guess"

G B., NS (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear struts wore out. Cupped rear tires. Struts and tires had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Will need to replace rear shocks this month"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Normal wear for 197,000"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced rear sway bar link"

Anonymous, AB (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Front and back struts needed replacing"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I got new struts and put them in"

Doug C., NH (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"complete replacement of front and rear shocks and struts did not solve all of the problem"

Anonymous, UT (2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed replacement-leaking"

John W., NY (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"spring broke"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Steering system had to be replaced due to wear"

David R., CA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"I had a problem that required that I replace the rack and pinion"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Steering became increasingly difficult over winter. Just completed repair of steering linkage between steer column and linkage. Cost $566"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I don't remember how I recognized there was an issue, but when I brought it in for service they told me it required replacing"

Anonymous, NH (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"$1800 repair for leaking fluid"

Cliffor L., FL (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The steering wheel became very stiff and we learned that it needed to have part of the steering replaced before we lost steering. We had it replaced but it was very expensive"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Rack & Pinion assy leaked hydraulic fluid and was replaced with rebuilt unit"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I was told by Toyota dealer that this needed attention. I waited at least six months without any problems and was then told I needed to attend to this by a mechanic I trust, at Brake Max"

Polly W., AZ (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Bottom half of steering column was rusted which caused the steering wheel to bind up"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed new steering linkage"

David R., CA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Needed replacing, were getting very noisy"

Steve P., MI (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Repair cost c. $1,200"

Deborah S., TX (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Rubber gaskets are loose / falling out"

David U., CA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Most exterior trims are loose or gone"

Anonymous, PR (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Several times have had to replace, tighten underneath trim"

Anonymous, NV (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"plastic trim covering steel frame alongside front windshield fell off because retainer clip broke. (I glued it back on)"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Needed to repaint top coat on the roof and trunk. Car was never parked in a garage"

Roger B., SC (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"It is fading very badly"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Forest Green paint peeling over much of exterior - will require repaining"

David U., CA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Roof paint eroded/weathered so that primer was showing"

C S., NC (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Paint fading and top clear coat flaking in spots on hood"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"After considering the problem, I recall that due to being hit on the front (buckling the hood), we took the car to a body shop where they installed a new hood and painted it and the fenders. We have had it back once, re-painting occurred, and the fen"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"protective coat is peeling leaving white spots"

D S., CA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"paint was fading and had dents. Had it repainted and dents removed"

Anonymous, GA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat paint is peeling. Car has red paint"

Michael Q., CA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat peeling, gets moisture under it and flakes off, roof and trunk area. This could be from being parked outside a dry cleaners building exhaust fan possible some sort of chemical damage"

Anonymous, OK (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The clear coat on the car has gradually failed, first on the trunk and roof exposed to the sun. Then on the hood, and one fender. I understand Toyota had a lot of trouble with this particular color (dark blue) and clear coat. Each of the last 5 cars"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is fading on the top, trunk and rear bumper"

Anonymous, CO (2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0-L V6)

"Clear coat peeling, some fading"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Even though this car has been garaged 75% of the time, it has developed peeling paint on top"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"This car has not been garaged since 2010"

Anonymous, KY (2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0-L V6)

"the bumper paint peeled"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"The paint on the hood is cracking, peeled, and rusted underneath across the entire front portion of the hood, as well as on the trunk. Mechanic said he has seen this on several 2002 models"

Anonymous, MA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"It is no longer possible to get a shine even after waxing and commercial car washing"

Anonymous, MO (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Top. Paint later chipping and feeding on roof and trunck"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The seal? has been peeling for the last year or so. The cost of a paint job is more that the car is worth"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The roof,trunk,rear bumper are all fading down to the primer"

John W., CO (2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0-L V6)

"On horizontal surfaces, paint has eroded down to primer"

C S., NC (2002 Toyota Camry LE)

"paint chipped around door"

Harvey S., VA (2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint completely faded & cracked. Had to have entire car repainted"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"beginning to fade and some peeling"

Anonymous, ME (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"When I bought this car from a private party in 2014, the clear-coat on the paint was pealing on the hood, roof and trunk lid. It's got several patches that have cracked and peeled, pretty badly. Seems like maybe it's a more common problem on red-color paint?"

Carolee H., UT (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"paint on bumpers and spoiler has faded. spoiler paint has come off the top side"

Anonymous, PA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I've had to repaint almost the entire car. The paint faded, and the clear coat bubbled and peed. Portions above the doors are chalking a chipping off. Very poor factory paint job"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat is bubbling and peeling off good trunk and roof"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Rust

"Spots of rust by wondows"

Anonymous, MI (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Rocker panel and floor on driver side are rusted out and we are have to junk this car as it won't pass another safety inspection"

Anonymous, NS (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Bottom driver's side panel rusting"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

""drive belts" cracked"

Anonymous, TN (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Serpentine belt replaced due to failure"

John K., NJ (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Engine computer

"Always missed at 40mph they could never fix"

Anonymous, OR (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

""Check Engine" light repeatedly comes on"

Judith G., FL (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light on. Replaced. Still came on. Had to also replace catalytic converter"

Anonymous, OR (2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Tach jumps high up on starting, goes up briefly when reducing speed, and increases beyond desired RPMs when accelerating on highway"

Brian C., SK (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Had an OBDII code indicating that knock sensor was bad. This required pulling head where they found small coolant leak between head and intake manifold. Ended up needing a whole top end rebuild on that side, first they had ever seem on a car with only 100000 miles they said"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Check engine light comes on but service provider unable to identify cause even after several days of diagnosis"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Engine mounts

"The car is getting old, and the dealer told me they needed replacing. I had a shock, strut and this problem at the same time. It did not handle right"

Vicki B., FL (2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0-L V6)

"Front mount c racked and was leaking fluid. Top mount was just starting to crack Replaced both. While doing this, I decided to have valve stem seals replaced due to smoke fro burned oil at first start of day. A problem that I also had with my 198"

James S., NC (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"One engine mount found broken and had to be replaced"

Howard L., CA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine mounts brake and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Noticed car "lunging" somewhat when driving on on smooth highway downhill. Dealership discovered an engine mount had broken. Car has never been in any rough terrain or driven roughly that would have caused this part to break"

Anonymous, GA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Just needed to have them replaced"

Frank W., FL (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"just getting expensive to replace. Car is 15 years old and the cost of ownership has been outstanding!"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel leaks

"fuel hose had slow leak"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Leaking valve cover gasket. Expensive to repair because cylinder head is under intake manifold"

Scott T., AL (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Valve cover gaskets began to leak"

Anonymous, PA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Leaking valve cover gasket. Replaced and problem fixed"

Bruce Z., OR (2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0-L V6)

"oil pan gasket and plug leaking. replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"After I bought the car, discovered that when you first start it in the morning, it emits a cloud of pale "smoke". Mechanic says it's an oil leak that doesn't need to be fixed until it gets much worse, but will eventually need the head gasket replaced"

Anonymous, UT (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Valve cover gasket failed and was replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Valve Covers"

Roland T., NE (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"I have a persistent leak that defies repair. As a result, I have to add oil every 1000 miles or more to avoid damage to the car"

Anonymous, MS (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"valve cover gasket leak. motor mount"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Minor oil leak: about one quart every 6,000 miles or so"

Matthew H., NV (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer stated I needed a new head gasket"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"There is an engine oil leak and we have not identified the source"

Laura S., MD (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil in the manafold"

Anonymous, MD (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Oil leak was repaired at the dealer. No further problem. It was the timing cover NOT the head gasket. Resealed timing chain cover, replaced valve cover gasket. 5,000 mi later replaced catalytic converter"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"oil pump seal shot cheap part but expensive to replace"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"2 engine mounts broke. You didn't ask about this. It was more important than the minor oil leak"

Ruth S., MD (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Head gasket needed replacement as it was leaking oil"

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0-L V6)

"Slow oil leak from engine"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Thesystem became unusable"

Anonymous, QC (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Antilock brake sensor is dirty. Brakes chatter when driving very slow. Brakes fine at high speed. Since sensors cost so much have been. Living with it"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Master cylinder

"Took car to mechanic because brakes didn't feel right Mechanic said master cylinder was bad"

Joel F., IN (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"97085 miles (& 12 1/2 years) on front brake pads is OUTSTANDING wear for brakes on any automobile!!"

James G., VA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Brake calipers replaced front and rear"

Dennis B., OH (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed state inspection for break ware. Replaced brake pads for the first time at 215,000 miles"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced brakes"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"seemed early for pad replacement"

Anonymous, TN (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Fairly cheap to repair"

Ralph M., ON (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"brake shoes were worn down and needed to be replaced. Looking at receipts, we determined that it had been many miles since the brake system was worked on and wear was normal"

A M., GA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"worn rotors and pads, turned rotors replaced pads"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0-L V6)

"Can't remember - it might have been last year"

Gillian B., WI (2002 Toyota Camry)

"Needed to change pad, rotors, calipers. bleed the system, cleaned and adjusted rear brakes"

Anonymous, NB (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to have brakes replaced due to normal wear"

William H., WI (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"NO PROBLEMS"

Anonymous, QC (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Parking brake

""Backing plate" on one of the rear wheels rusted out. Mechanic advised not to bother replacing it, so parking brake now does not work. Since it has AT, I don't use the parking brake much"

D D., OH (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I( had to replace emergency brake cables because they froze up in -20C weather after emergency use.The car would back up but not go forward"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"My driveway in on an incline and I constantly use the hand brake. After a while it becomes weaker and needs to be adjusted fairly often"

Anonymous, NB (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"I do mostly highway driving; brake wear has been too excessive"

Howell G., MA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"With fewer than 80,000 miles on the rear disk brakes, the pads, which still had over 50% of depth left shredded and created a lot of noise"

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"I drive on the interstate on a regular basis so my brakes need work more often than if I just drove in town"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Rotors

"Had the rotors re-planed a couple of years ago, then replaced in 2014"

Anonymous, UT (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Have had rotors fixed many times, and drive a few miles and they start grabbing again. toyota said it was due to the hard metal on brakes and the way I drive????? I'm about to take it to an aftermarket brake shop"

Anonymous, CO (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Dealership replaced rear rotors 2 times in 2 years. The third time pep boys replaced along with calipers. Dealership wouldn't adjust price for failed to fix continueing issue"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0-L V6)

"turned rotors"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0-L V6)

"Was getting pUSting during stops. Long braking period"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"We have had the rotors fixed due to the interstate driving as I remember being told"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Just replaced 2 1/2 years ago"

Doris S., MD (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"Toyota's brake pads are made in such a way that the constantly emit a grinding sound with light braking. I replaced the pads with aftermarket ones and the problem is gone"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Annoyng"

Anonymous, PA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Just needed brake pads"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Top of windshield, driver's side, some water drips in during. Windshield was replaced by non-dealer"

Dan R., GA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Servicing station didn't put a hose clamp on correctly. I took it back in, and they fixed it free of charge"

Paul H., MD (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"When it rains, water leaks into the passenger side on the floor in the front and rear of the car. Frustrated since I dont' know how to get it fixed"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Radiator leak"

Anonymous, GA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Radiator was leaking. Had to replace it"

Floyd N., NC (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Water leak half way up the passenger side A pillar. Windshield replaced and problem solved"

Anonymous, OR (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"leak in windshield wiper hose"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Cracked radiator and leaking water pump"

William H., CA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Need new weatherstripping yet to be done"

A R., CA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Head gasket seal"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Main oil pan seal gives out every seven years, this is third replacement since I bought the car - but "Dick Dyer Toyota" dealer repairs warranty means I paid only for the first one. Other items recently replaced (each for the first time): valve cover seal, transmission pan seal, power steering rack and pinion unit. The only seal that has NOT failed in the life of the car is the timing gear cover"

Kevin P., SC (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Hubcaps have fallen off or get loose and rattle"

Anonymous, SC (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"new noise. something is rattling on right side of car. Havent been to mechanic yet"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Something loose in headliner, repaired"

Anthony M., CA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"We call it the "dying cat" Sounds just like a sick cat when you turn the steering wheel"

Anonymous, CT (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"convertible top rattles going over bumps, holes"

Anonymous, CO (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"just old with warn suspension bushings"

Bruce G., AB (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The front splash guard worked loose. Did not have to replace it"

Robert H., CA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"A mechanic described this bumping sound as a worn bushing somewhere between the body and suspension. He said it wasn't dangerous. It hasn't gotten worse over the 13 years I've had the car"

Richard M., MN (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"The door seal needs to be replaced. I just haven't been able to afford to have it done"

Eddie L., VA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Left front door (drivers door) very loud air noise beginning at 40 mph"

A R., CA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"seal beside driver seat has failed and wind noise is extremely loud. I've tried to buy a new seal but told (by dealership via my auto shop) that they have none available anymore"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Toyota Camry 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Seems like outside noise has become louder"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"drivers side window has too much wind noise- interferes with hearing radio and cell phone"

Howell G., MA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I'm hard of hearing. Wind noise presents a challenge for me when I want to listen to the radio or to another person in the card. This car is a solid, well made car. It's beyond me to understand why wind noise is so bad"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Over the past year, the weather stripping has weakened and ripped. As a result, traveling at 55 miles per hour or more causes loud wind noise that makes conversation difficult. It is also difficult to listen to the radio/CD,"

Anonymous, MS (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"convertible top does not seal properly so we get wind noise"

Anonymous, CO (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"MOONROOF DOES NOT SEAL. I ASKED THE MECHANIC AND I WAS ADVISED THAT THE COST WOULD BE APPROX. $1800 TO REPAIR. THE CAR WOULD NEW RAILS"

Anonymous, DE (2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"poor charging and battery would go dead"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"I have replaced the battery several times, luckily it is under warranty. Last time was an even trade. It has been replaced on an average of every two years"

Vicki B., FL (2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0-L V6)

"Needed replacement"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Coil

"Miss firing on 1 of the cylinders"

Bart B., OR (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"While driving, check engine began blinking on an off while the engine began running very rough. Light stopped blinking and engine smooth while coasting. Needed new coil and plugs"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Had two ignition coils go bad. The 2nd one Toyota misdiagnosed and I figured it out myself as it never threw an engine code"

Robert K., KS (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Electronic ignition

"Starter failed and needed to be replaced"

Ron F., UT (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The cam position switch failed and the car would not start as a result"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Starter

"Car is on its third starter"

Mark B., CA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"starter died. towed the car in and replaced it"

Anonymous, MO (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Car wouldn't. Start"

Christine H., VT (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Starter failed completely. Car was towed to dealer and starter was replaced"

C M., MO (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Car would not start. Replaced starter"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Starter went out and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, OR (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Filed partially, eventually at home, had car towed and repaired at dealer"

Anonymous, MA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Car would not start so we replaced the battery but it would still not start and CAA was called - then we learned we had to replace the starter which we did. No problems since but perhaps we did not need to replace the battery"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"No obvious clues that the starter was going bad. Went to start up and it was dead"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"When I left my house the car started as if the battery was low. Went to the store and tried to start it after I was done and nothing. Tried charging the battery but no luck. Had car towed to Toyota dealer and they replaced starter"

Jeff S., GA (2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0-L V6)

"Replaced battery twice in a year. Engine turned over slowly and battery failed. Finally mechanic diagnosed wxcessive amperage drain from starter. Replaced starter, No problems since"

M K., IL (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"After 145000 miles I had to replace starter"

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Dead spot on starter. Difficult for the shop to diagnose"

Anonymous, MD (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Car failed to start due to solenoid failure; being integral with Starter the assembly was replaced"

John K., NJ (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed new starting motor"

Anonymous, BC (2002 Toyota Camry 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"It quit working. We had it replaced and it has been working fine since"

Anonymous, MN (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Original starter failed after 15 years and 275000 miles, I chose to spend $300 to have it replaced instead of doing it myself"

Diane S., MN (2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0-L V6)

"The 2002 Camry was unable to be started by us or by AAA so then it had to be towed to dealer. Without this car for 1 1/2 days. ******there is an error in this survey makeup - when i checked that repairs were made to a car I meant only the one car yet the survey question would not allow me to proceed without checking a box for the 2017 Camry also although that car has not needed repairs.******"

Marc M., KY (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"had to replace the whole air conditioning system at 34000 miles. I know the car was old but the part that destroyed the air compressor was metal. I expect that a metal part in should last"

Anonymous, KS (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Flashing light on Air Conditioning. Needed to replace relay switch"

Bruce Z., OR (2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0-L V6)

"It quit .working"

A K., NE (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"total for all A/C work at Firestone 1400.00"

Rose C., TN (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"air doesn't work"

Dan C., ON (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Simply put, it stopped working and had to be replaced. Now the "new" compressor may have to be replaced as it was working intermittently"

Anonymous, MA (2002 Toyota Camry 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

"the switch controlling the direction of air flow would not work. when A/C temp also encountered a problem, I had the flow switch also repaired"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Toyota Camry 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced blower & control mechinism"

Robert P., AZ (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"After hearing a slight rotational noise for a few weeks, the unit quit working. After trying alternate settings, I found it only wouldn't work on the MAX setting. I've been running it manually ever since"

Victor C., OK (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"THE A/C BUTTON WORKS SOME TIME AND OTHER TIMES IT DOES NOT"

George S., TN (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"bad relay caused a/c failure"

Anonymous, HI (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"Blower fan wore out at 160000 mi"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"When adjusting a/c or heat from floor to chest level, it would not close or open baffles"

William S., DE (2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0-L V6)

"on last check-up they said my filter was very dirty and needed to be replaced. I asked them to clean out the leaves,dust etc. and put it back in as I had not time to wait for the replacement. On leaving the fan made lots of noise and I returned to t"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"The AC compressor relay failed, easy replacement"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"A thermostatic switch failed and need to be replace"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"It leaked"

A K., NE (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"The AC refrigerant has leaked, and now the AC does not cool"

Anonymous, MD (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"LEAK around pump due to cracked housing replaced"

Anonymous, NV (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Check engine light came on. Replaced computer, them had to replace engine with rebuilt engine"

Anonymous, OR (2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Head gasket

"$900 seemed excessive to me to replace valve cover and oil pan gaskets"

James G., VA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Head gasket leaking and recommended for replacement"

Ronald S., CO (2002 Toyota Camry)

"Mechanic said the head gasket is leaking, although I don't have any oil leaks on the floor, etc"

Anonymous, WI (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The threads in the block for 3 of the head bolts became stripped causing the head gasket to fail"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a major oil leak all over the motor that was hard to determine from where it was coming; it required major repair that my trusted mechanic suggested was not worth doing for the age and mileage on the car. He surmised it was the head gaske"

Nancy A., CT (2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Several gaskets had to be replaced"

Anonymous, ID (2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"striped head bolts"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"leaked, had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0-L V6)

"Head gasket blew. Engineering flaw with head bolts not made long enough so the threads strip in engine allowing bolts to lose tightness leading to blown head gasket. Basically totaled car because repair estimate is $3,500 pre-tax. We are donating it to American cancer society. Such a shame, rest of vehicle is in mint condition"

Robert K., KS (2002 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed replacement due to oil leak"

Anonymous, MN