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2002 Toyota Camry repairs by problem area

Engine (42%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

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

Other (3%)

Chart based on 173 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 

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2002 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

192-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

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 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 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. 

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2002 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

157-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

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 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 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 Illinois, United States
Aug 2007 - Sep 2015
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 

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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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2002 Toyota Camry Repair Histories

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