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2002 Toyota Camry Problems and Repair Histories

160 TrueDelta members own a 2002 Toyota Camry. 50 of these members (31.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 136 repairs to 2002 Toyota Camrys--an average of 0.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2002 Toyota Camry problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2002 Toyota Camry problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2002 Toyota Camry problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2002 Toyota Camry repairs by problem area

40% of the 2002 Toyota Camry repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 21% to the suspension, 21% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 1% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 136 repairs.

2002 Toyota Camry repair cost distribution

Of the 2002 Toyota Camry repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 14% cost less than $100, 48% between $100 and $499, 20% between $500 and $999, 13% between $1000 and $2499, and 6% more than $2500.

Chart based on 71 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2002 Toyota Camry problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2002 Toyota Camry

Engine not specified

Toyota Camry in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 198000    
200000 21 Seat belt fastener would not secure and hold seat belt 
 

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2002 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

192-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Camry in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 85000    
85000 0 Charcoal canister had failed 
102000 400 Replacement of front brake pads & rotors  loose plastic shielding on underside of car 
107500 1130 Exhaust noise coming from front of car. Y pipe was replaced. 
 
Toyota Camry in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 61000    
74000 85 Steering shaft needed lubrication. It was dry causing groaning sounds when parking or u-turn. 
103000 250 Driver side front door interior plastic handle broke. Also replaced spark plugs 
115000 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. 
129000  
Toyota Camry in Oklahoma, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2007 68000    
70000 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. 
86000 1895 Timing belt. Transmission fluid flushed. window motor compressor repair Repaired seals. 
116000 0 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 
116700 0 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. 
121000  

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2002 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

157-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Camry in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 133000    
134000 120 Front brake pads. 
 
Toyota Camry in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
125 determine all power door locks need to be replaced at a cost of 350 each 
69440 500 Replaced front passenger actuators left and right 
 
Toyota Camry in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 97000    
98000 700 mil on due to bad converter. Replaced bad drivers side wheel bearing. Drive axle replaced. 
132000 0 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 
156000 0 replaced cv axle 
211000 0 unsure right now think it is maf sensor 
 
Toyota Camry in Oklahoma, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2007 82000    
92000 0 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 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. 
95000 0 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 0 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 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 Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 170000    
172000 236 Failed CV joint in axle, FIRST ever failure of any kind for this car in 170K miles! Axle was replaced. 
221000 150 Starter failed, replaced starter. 
225000 630 Rear Struts replaced  Also another CV axle replaced. 
248000 25 Replaced leaky valve cover gasket. 
249000 90 Battery dropped a cell. 
251000  

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2002 Toyota Camry 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota Camry in Puerto Rico
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 122000    
122000 0  
 

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