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2002 Toyota Camry Engine Problems

179 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2002 Toyota Camry. 34 of these members (19%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 69 engine repairs to 2002 Toyota Camrys--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2002 Toyota Camry problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Chart based on 161 repairs.

2002 Toyota Camry engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 46 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2002 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

192-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

37820 mi   check engine light on for many months.problem is a sensor that will be replaced later Problems were diagnosed at a free inspection offered by dealer.Other problems with susp.and brake wear found.Main belt squeaks and is not adjustable so... 
85000   Charcoal canister had failed 
102000 US $400 loose plastic shielding on underside of car 
107500   Exhaust noise coming from front of car. Y pipe was replaced. 
86000 US $1895 Timing belt. Transmission fluid flushed. Repaired seals. 
116000   Wouldn't idle. Took it to local shop and they couldn't fix it. Sent the Camry to dealership 60 miles away. Replaced the Electronic Control Module and the Throttle Control Module. Straighten bent pins on connector. Took 4 days to get parts. 

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2002 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

157-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

91000 mi US $107 Accelerator needed to be replaced. Old unit did not work properly and as a result car would only go up to 40 miles per hour. new part was $426. I purchased a used part for $75 and paid labor of $30. 
104000 US $1550 MIL - replace fuel filler neck and gas cap, reset codes 
121000   replace front exhaust flex pipe 
129000   MIL - replace fuel filler neck and fuel cap 
135000   MIL on - replaced faulty canister VSV valve, 254 replaced leaking valve cover gasket 
92000   The computer had a trouble code of P0420 which is the catalytic converter/O2 sensor malfuntion. I am driving my usual 550 miles/week until Dec 20 2007 when I will have time to do something about the problem! 
95000   CEL came on and displayed Code P0420. Replaced both the Oxygen Sensors. Light reset and came on again. Now in hot hot weather (above 55F) it comes on) otherwise remains off. Took out the + battery terminal to reset the CEL and hasn't come on since. 
102000   CEL on with trouble code P0420. Had gone off but started coming ON again on intermittent basis. have decided to replace the Catalytic Converter but NOT DONE yet. Cost is the main issue. Can't decide if I want to fix or sell the car! 
119000 US $84 CEL came on and the dealer ran a diagnostic. They told me that multiple parts in the emission system needed replacement at an estimated cost of $1900 (including parts, labor & tax). CEL wasn't reset. It went off in about 1 mile!!! 
98000 US $679 Warped intake manifold was causing a misfire during warm-up. Mechanic stated: The Toyota dealers have had trouble with several 2003-03 Camrys 
98000 US $700 mil on due to bad converter. 
211000   unsure right now think it is maf sensor 
72000   thermostat failure. The thermostat was not able to mentain regular coolant temperature under normal operation conditions - it maintained a lower temp than specified.  
109300 US $200 P0446 CODE evaporative system related 
109700   P0446 CODE evaporative system related solenoid replaced (next to the canister) 
113000   flexible exhaust broken(rust) 

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2002 Toyota Camry 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

122000 mi    

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