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2002 Toyota Camry repairs by problem area

Engine (42%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 184 repairs.

2002 Toyota Camry repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (50%)

< $100 (14%)

Chart based on 90 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

Engine not specified

Toyota Camry in Texas, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2010
Apr 2009

200000 mi

US $21
Seat belt fastener would not secure and hold seat belt 
Toyota Camry in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2010
Jun 2010

55000 mi

US $2300
Struts and other related suspension parts replaced. Brakes. 
Toyota Camry in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2012
Jun 2011

171000 mi
Could not shift gears replaced differential with one from junk yard. Attempt was made before junk yard replacemetn to replace seal but would not hold. Check engine light stayed on replaced O2 sensor. 
Sep 2011

177000 mi
replaced starter would not turn over only clicked. 

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2002 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

192-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Camry in Iowa, United States
Feb 2011 - Oct 2013
Oct 2011

162000 mi

US $140
Replaced the rear bushing. Was making a lot of noise when went over bumps and ruts. 
Mar 2013

187000 mi
Leak in transmission 
Toyota Camry in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2007 - May 2012
Jun 2007

85000 mi
Charcoal canister had failed 
Feb 2010

102000 mi

US $400
Replacement of front brake pads & rotors  loose plastic shielding on underside of car 
Oct 2010

107500 mi

US $1130
Exhaust noise coming from front of car. Y pipe was replaced. 
Toyota Camry in Arizona, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2012
Jul 2012

103000 mi

US $25
replace alternator drive belt 
Toyota Camry in Quebec, Canada
May 2007 - Jun 2016
Dec 2010

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... 
Toyota Camry in New York, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2014
Dec 2013

132000 mi

US $1480
Engine idle dropped to zero, causing constant stalling, after battery briefly disconnected. Replaced throttle body. 
Toyota Camry in Colorado, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2012
Jul 2011

104700 mi

US $368
Starter motor replaced 
Sep 2011

106000 mi

US $94
Rear brake pad measurements indicated it was time to replace. 
Dec 2012

118000 mi

US $250
New head gasket 
Toyota Camry in Texas, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2016
Sep 2011

77000 mi

US $700
Oil seals leaking. Replaced. 
Mar 2015

103000 mi

US $300
Failed starter 
Toyota Camry in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2007 - Oct 2010
Jul 2009

108000 mi

US $600
Rear brakes badly rusted and pads worn to the point of grinding. Replaced calipers, rotors, pads. Windshield wiper fluid container leaking. To replace requires removal of wheel and fender liner. New container would cost $129. I consider this very expensive. There are two models. I will try to patch myself. 
Jul 2010

110000 mi

US $375
Front rotors rusted and pitted 
Toyota Camry in California, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2014
Feb 2013

137000 mi

US $700
dry power steering hoses replaced and major service done. 
Sep 2013

142000 mi

US $430
rubber motor mounts were wearing out, cracking. replaced 'em. 
Nov 2014

155000 mi

US $2000
replaced all motor mounts, new brakes, a wheel bearing & scheduled maintenance and a worn out steering joint. great car, this is really just things wearing out. it's cost me hardly any money to run this thing for the last 10 years. 
Toyota Camry in Nevada, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2016
Nov 2015

113000 mi

US $557
Starter motor failed. Installed new Toyota factory starter motor. 
Toyota Camry in Oklahoma, United States
Jun 2007 - Jun 2015
Aug 2007

70000 mi

US $850
Air conditioning not working had sensor module replaced. Also flushed and refilled engine oil, radiator fluid, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, and brake fluid. Plastic piece broke from the moonroof. Had it ordered. Plastic piece from moonroof replaced. On the return trip I was told that the air conditioning bearing was squeaking and should be replaced. Since this is one of the reasons for the first repair I decided to wait. 
Sep 2009

86000 mi

US $1895
Timing belt. Transmission fluid flushed. window motor compressor repair Repaired seals. 
Jun 2013

116000 mi
The battery was 5 years old and the car wouldn't idle. I had the battery replaced, but it did not solve the idle problem 
Jul 2013

116000 mi
Local shop couldn't repair Camry and sent it to dealership. They replaced the electronic control module and the throttle control module. It took almost 2 weeks to diagnose and get parts and only a few hours to repair. Cost about $2,000. 
Toyota Camry in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2010 - Aug 2012
Jul 2012

163060 mi

C $4000
Shock Absorber losing oil; replace both front shocks REPLACE VALVE COVER GASKETS Replace rear brake rotors (2) Perform front brake and caliper service (clean and lubricate) Resurface front brake rotors Perform rear brake and caliper service (clean and lubricate) 
Toyota Camry in North Carolina, United States
May 2007 - May 2015
Apr 2008

74000 mi

US $85
Steering shaft needed lubrication. It was dry causing groaning sounds when parking or u-turn. 
Jun 2010

103000 mi

US $250
Driver side front door interior plastic handle broke. Also replaced spark plugs 
Jul 2012

115000 mi

US $90
Check engine light was on. Dealer diagnosed it to be cylinder misfire, but could not recreate the problem. Asked me to use a tanks of premium and come back if light comes on again. It is running fine sice about 3 weeks now. 
Jul 2014

131300 mi

US $350
Starter failure after the usual drive back home on a weekday. AAA Battery check tested fine, had to tow the car to AAA next day for repair. 
Dec 2014

138000 mi

US $600
oil leak in cam seals 
Toyota Camry in Florida, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

106000 mi

US $125
oil leak - engine head gasket 
Toyota Camry in California, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2016
Feb 2013

145500 mi

US $120
Replaced valve cover gaskets 
Apr 2013

149000 mi

US $73
Replaced fuel injector o rings. Average gas mileage increased by 2 miles per gallon 
Apr 2014

183000 mi
Replaced starter 
May 2014

186500 mi

US $534
Reoccurring P0430 code. Clean cat converter and see if oxygen signal would improve. It did not. P0430 code. Replaced bank 2 cat sensors. Cost includes OB2 analyzer. Update: light back on, probably now bank 1 sensors. Evaporator system. Replaced fuel cap. 
Mar 2016

199000 mi

US $80
P0430 code bank 2 O2 sensor 

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2002 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

157-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Toyota Camry in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2013 - Dec 2013
Feb 2013

145700 mi

C $7125
Cylinder head coolant leak, block threads stripped. Remove head, install helicoils in block, replace studs ,timing chains, and all gaskets. Catalytic converter failed requiring replacement. Entire exhaust system including exhaust header was replaced because of design flaw which did not allow replacement of converter or muffler alone. Rear strut mounts damaged, sway bar links needed replacing, rear control arm bushings needed replacing. O2 sensor failed. Back up lamps quit, replace switch for lamps in transmission. Engine quit and would not restart. Replace bad ignition coil on cylinder #3 
Mar 2013

148800 mi

C $2500
Loud clunking in rear suspension, replaced shocks, shock mounts, sway bar links, rear bushings. 
Jun 2013

150660 mi

C $250
Loud clunking in rear suspension, replace sway bar links and bushings. 
Aug 2013

168020 mi
ABS quit working, warning lights on dash illuminated. Cost of repairs far exceeds the value of the car. With the ABS disabled the car actually performs better in braking ability than when it was enabled. Seeking to disable light. Code set, MIL light on indicating problem with cat converter, again!!! Reset light, problem occured again two weeks later but light went out after driving one week. Waiting to see if problem reoccurs. 
Toyota Camry in New York, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2016
Nov 2013

72000 mi

US $75
Fixed exhaust leak aft of flex pipe 
Oct 2015

82000 mi

US $20
Serpentine belt broke 

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2002 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

157-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Camry in Florida, United States
May 2007 - Jun 2016
Jan 2013

130700 mi

US $100
replaced instrument panel 
Jan 2014

135000 mi
Noise while driving. Replaced right side front hub bearing assembly. 
Toyota Camry in Virginia, United States
Jan 2012 - Apr 2014
Dec 2012

124000 mi

US $190
Starter failed. Replaced. 
Toyota Camry in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2010 - Apr 2015
Oct 2010

97960 mi

C $350
Replaced water pump. This is the first repair I have put on this car. Any other expense was for normal maintenance and preventive maintenance. Plan on keeping this car until I reach 500,000 kilometers (or 300,000 miles). Let's hope I can. 
Mar 2013

131440 mi

C $350
Rear left hub 
Mar 2014

146320 mi

C $600
Crankshaft sensor quite working Left front bearing 
Jul 2014

148800 mi

C $90
The oil pressure valve caused leakage and had to be changed. 
Toyota Camry in Missouri, United States
Dec 2014 - Feb 2015
Feb 2015

179000 mi
Water pump needed replacement. 
Toyota Camry in Washington, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2016
Jun 2015

232000 mi
Steering was a bit choppy coming out of a corner, not smooth at all. 
Nov 2015

239000 mi
Replaced exhaust flex pipe. 
Toyota Camry in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2014 - Jun 2016
Nov 2014

162860 mi

C $500
Radiator replaced 
Aug 2015

175460 mi

C $900
Flex pipe replaced 
Mar 2016

178560 mi

C $350
Wheel bearing. 
Toyota Camry in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2015 - May 2016
May 2016

159000 mi

US $150
Broken spring (front driver side). Replaced both front strut assemblies with new units (quick struts) 
Toyota Camry in Thailand
Jan 2014 - May 2016
Apr 2015

87380 mi

$230
brake caliper went out of service making vehicle unable to drive because front brake pads sticked to the disc. brake caliper replaced along with new set of brake pads and brake fluid. 
May 2016

98580 mi

$450
Brake pump was bad that during stop the brake would lose pressure and move. Had to release and step on the brake again to engage 
Toyota Camry in California, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2016
Aug 2014

148500 mi
Fuse for ac system failed. Replaced on own. 
Toyota Camry in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

145000 mi

US $145
evaporator block water entered passenger side carpets on the front and back 
Toyota Camry in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2013 - Feb 2014
Jan 2014

140000 mi

US $268
Replaced thermostat. Determined head gasket has failed. 
Feb 2014

140000 mi
Combustion gas in coolant 
Toyota Camry in New York, United States
Nov 2013 - Jan 2014
Nov 2013

111000 mi

US $150
Replaced/repaired with fabricated tubing engine pipe to CAT converter. 
Toyota Camry in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2014 - Oct 2015
Mar 2014

129000 mi

US $126
Front flex pipe broken so I replaced it! 
May 2014

129000 mi
Steering shaft is hard. Lubed the U-joint 
Jan 2015

143000 mi

US $800
Catalytic Converter efficiency below threshold 
Toyota Camry in Maryland, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2016
Jul 2013

136700 mi

US $10
Intermittent compressor engagement. Searched Google & found magic bullet TSB. Replaced faulty clutch relay=common problem with this model range. Problem solved for now. 
Feb 2015

150000 mi

US $48
Starter dead, worked after tap with hammer. Dismantled and found brushes worn. Replaced brushes and solenoid. 
Toyota Camry in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2011
Sep 2011

204000 mi

US $350
Replaced starter 
Toyota Camry in Connecticut, United States
May 2007 - Jul 2016
Jan 2010

72000 mi
thermostat failure. The thermostat was not able to mentain regular coolant temperature under normal operation conditions - it maintained a lower temp than specified.  
Jan 2012

88000 mi

US $520
Fixed repeated problem with alignment, tire cupping by replacing the struts. 
Jul 2013

109300 mi

US $200
P0446 CODE evaporative system related 
Aug 2013

109700 mi

US $25
P0446 CODE evaporative system related solenoid replaced (next to the canister) 
Feb 2014

113000 mi

US $120
flexible exhaust broken(rust) 
Jun 2015

120000 mi

US $50
Engine support, torsional, rubber cracked, no obvious signs, took 15 minutes and two nuts. 
Jul 2016

128000 mi

US $60
lower control arms, rubber bushings had cracked 
Toyota Camry in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

81000 mi

US $200
Right front CV joint needed replacing. No other problems with this dependable car. 
Toyota Camry in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

98000 mi

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 
Toyota Camry in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2010 - Aug 2012
Aug 2010

64000 mi

US $100
Motor and actuator for rear window failed. Need to be replaced 
Dec 2011

78500 mi

US $180
Vibration when going over 60 mph 
Toyota Camry in California, United States
Feb 2009 - May 2009
Apr 2009

134000 mi

US $120
Front brake pads. 
Toyota Camry in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Dec 2008

68200 mi

C $125
determine all power door locks need to be replaced at a cost of 350 each 
Feb 2009

69440 mi

C $500
Replaced front passenger actuators left and right 
Toyota Camry in Illinois, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2016
Sep 2007

172000 mi

US $236
Failed CV joint in axle, FIRST ever failure of any kind for this car in 170K miles! Axle was replaced. 
Oct 2010

221000 mi

US $150
Starter failed, replaced starter. 
Feb 2011

225000 mi

US $630
Rear Struts replaced  Also another CV axle replaced. 
Jul 2013

248000 mi

US $25
Replaced leaky valve cover gasket. 
Aug 2013

249000 mi

US $90
Battery dropped a cell. 
Jun 2014

254000 mi
Cleaned and adjusted rear brakes. 
Nov 2014

255700 mi

US $100
Bad coil, replaced coil and plugs 
Jun 2016

272000 mi

US $35
Driver exterior door handle broken 
Toyota Camry in Oklahoma, United States
Jun 2007 - Jun 2010
Nov 2007

92000 mi
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! 
Dec 2007

95000 mi

US $370
problem in the emission control system (error code P042). Replaced both the O2 sensors and reset the system for another reading. CEL is again so ordered the catalytic converter and am waiting for it to arrive. 
Jan 2008

95000 mi
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. 
Jun 2008

102000 mi
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! 
Nov 2009

119000 mi

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!!! 
Toyota Camry in South Carolina, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2011
Dec 2008

98000 mi

US $700
mil on due to bad converter. Replaced bad drivers side wheel bearing. Drive axle replaced. 
May 2009

132000 mi
suddenly developed a shaking due to the rotors being warped, Than Brakes started to squeal very loudly. I have been trying to locate some bendix iq pads. but seems no one carries Bendix any longer, so I went to toyota dealer to get replacement pads 
Dec 2009

156000 mi
replaced cv axle 
Nov 2010

211000 mi
unsure right now think it is maf sensor 
Toyota Camry in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2013
Feb 2012

76000 mi

US $476
Front brake rotors replaced. Frond brake pads replaced. Rear breaks cleaned and adjusted. Brake fluid refilled. 
Toyota Camry in Georgia, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2015
Jan 2011

113700 mi

US $510
starter had to be replaced 
Oct 2011

121000 mi

US $70
serpentine belt preventive maintenance 
Sep 2015

153000 mi

US $200
replace thermostat 
Toyota Camry in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2016
Sep 2011

133000 mi

US $118
Flex tube exhaust leak. 
Sep 2014

156000 mi

US $149
Replaced front brake disks and rotors 
Dec 2015

159000 mi

US $350
Starter replaced and new battery. 
Toyota Camry in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2009 - Mar 2013
Nov 2011

148540 mi

C $250
Replaced the starter 
Jul 2012

160960 mi

C $400
Tensioner assembly 
Toyota Camry in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2009 - Jul 2015
Jan 2009

124000 mi

C $200
Replaced exhaust system flexible joint between manifold and exhaust pipe. 
Nov 2011

143220 mi

C $550
A wheel bearing was making noise. The garage thought it was the front right and changed that bearing.  Noisy wheel bearing. The garage replaced the front right bearing due to incorrect diagnosis. It was the rear right wheel bearing; defective due to rust penetrating the inside dust seal allowing water and salt to destroy it. Another $270! 
Apr 2012

155000 mi

C $150
Air Flow sensor (also described as the upper O2 sensor) failed and was replaced. 
May 2012

156600 mi

C $100
Sway bar rubber bushings (rear) worn out and replaced. Car clunked going over bumps or uneven road. 
Oct 2012

161200 mi

C $90
Windshield Wiper motor corroded so badly that the motor housing came off the white metal casting of the wiper gear box. Replaced with rebuilt motor. Steering erratically stiff due to rusty universal joint. Garage wanted to replace rack & pinion. Would have found this didn't fix the problem, would have then changed the steering column. $1500. Instead, I squirted some oil on the joint, good as new! 
Nov 2012

161500 mi

C $1500
Penetration rust from inside around the rear wheel well and the rocker panel. Windshield replaced and rust around windshield fixed because rust was going under the windshield rubber seal that would eventually bulge and crack glass. 
Mar 2013

166160 mi

C $700
Rear strut assemblies (shock, spring and mounting plate) due to clunking noise, as well as sway-bar links front and back. 
Jul 2015

202120 mi

C $20
Windshield washer motor rusted internally and seized, requiring replacement. 
Toyota Camry in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2011 - Jun 2016
Dec 2011

86000 mi

US $180
Broken sway bar links in rear. 
Nov 2012

101000 mi

US $570
Rear struts were very weak. Car was making noise but still driving fine. I feel that the parts were overly expensive for an 11 year old car. 
May 2013

107000 mi

US $545
Air Fuel Sensor as well as downstream O2 sensor needed replaced. 
Oct 2013

111000 mi

US $493
Exhaust pipe connection with engine exhaust manifold developed leak. Had to replace the pipe back to the catalytic converter. As usual, required specialized pipe which was expensive. As I was leaving the shop, the car made a loud noise as the gas tank heat shield fell onto the exhaust pipe. It wasn't like they had broken it, it was rusted (of course they could have bumped it). They were closing so I had to bring it back the next day. 
May 2016

140000 mi

US $390
Multiple leaks in exhaust system from flex pipe back to tail pipe. Needed new catalytic converter also. 
Toyota Camry in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2010 - Jan 2014
Dec 2010

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. 
Toyota Camry in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2011 - Jun 2016
Sep 2011

54560 mi

C $200
Air fuel ratio sensor heater was defective. Ordered new sensor and installed it. Shut off CE light with my tester and it stayed off. 
Feb 2014

81820 mi

C $105
drive belt, repair rusty Power steering return pipe 
May 2014

83080 mi

C $175
Changed front left wheel bearing 
Aug 2014

86800 mi

C $80
flexible link of exhaust system 
Feb 2015

91140 mi

C $75
replacing rusted bolts and welding of exhaust leaks on exhaust system, different location than previous repair. 
Aug 2015

96680 mi

C $660
Power steering tubing needed replacing. Was leaking. Replaced pads,rotors on front and shoes on back 
Sep 2015

97960 mi

C $160
Replace master cylinder ,bleed brakes, new brake fluid 
Toyota Camry in Florida, United States
Feb 2010 - Aug 2013
Aug 2011

53000 mi

US $700
Drivers side rear wheel bearing/spindle shot. The car was loud since new but we figured it wasn't a big deal since it had been regularly serviced by the dealer. I got progressively louder until the dealer diagnosed the problem & fixed it. 
Sep 2011

54000 mi

US $70
A/C clutch controller went bad. My boss's wife had the same exact thing go bad on Camry of the same year. 
Apr 2013

74000 mi

US $112
O2 Sensor replaced 
Toyota Camry in New York, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2011
Jun 2011

111000 mi

US $340
Replaced CV joint 
Toyota Camry in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2009 - Dec 2014
Jan 2011

98000 mi

US $110
replace rear sway bar bushings 
Jul 2011

104000 mi

US $1550
MIL - replace fuel filler neck and gas cap, reset codes suspension noise and rough ride --replace lower control arms (worn bushings) and replaced worn steering column lower shaft 
Aug 2011

104000 mi

US $12
replace halogen headlight bulb 
Sep 2011

106000 mi

US $515
Replace starter motor 
Aug 2012

115000 mi

US $5
R&R 2 license plate bulbs - required removing trunk trim piece 
Jan 2013

121000 mi

US $1425
replace front exhaust flex pipe 
Jun 2013

126000 mi

US $251
replace front sway bar bushings clean out plugged A/C drain 
Sep 2013

129000 mi

US $370
MIL - replace fuel filler neck and fuel cap 
Apr 2014

135000 mi

US $589
MIL on - replaced faulty canister VSV valve, 254 replaced leaking valve cover gasket replaced worn rear sway bar bushings 

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2002 Toyota Camry 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota Camry in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2010
Jun 2010

90000 mi

US $250
Alternator 

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2002 Toyota Camry 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota Camry in Puerto Rico
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
May 2008

122000 mi
 

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