2002 Toyota Camry Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Toyota Camry
2002 Toyota Camry Problems
The Check Engine Light may illuminate because a component of the oxygen sensor stops working. As a result the engine computer is unable to determine the proper ratio of air to fuel for the engine. Replacing the failed oxygen sensor should correct this concern.
One or more motor mounts may wear out on cars with high mileage. This will put extra stress on the other mounts, and the faulty mount(s) should be replaced.
2002 Toyota Camry Questions
The mechanic said that a "U joint" in the column assembly was binding but that Toyota discontinued the individual joint part and the entire column has to be replaced. He quoted $850 for the entire column part plus two hours of labor. I'm wondering if this sounds reasonable.
2002 Toyota Camry Recalls
Toyota is recalling 2002–2004 Camry models with curtain shield air bags (CSA) because one or both curtain air bags may be twisted near the inflator. If this occurs, the air bag may not deploy rapidly enough when activated in a side impact collision, failing to provide intended head protection. Dealers will inspect the CSA and replace the air bag assembly if necessary.
Toyota is recalling two 2002 Camry air bags because incomplete deployment of the front passenger side air bag might occur in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of occupant injury. Both owners have been notified and their vehicles have been repaired. Campaign is 100 percent complete.
2002 Toyota Camry Reviews
I bought my 2002 Toyota Camry XLE brand new. I never had a problem with it. Always kept oil changed, tires rotated. In 2005 or 2006 I had to have part of caatytic converter replaced. Never any major problems. This car has 266,588 as of right now on it. This has been a really good car...dependable, smooth ride, mechanically sound and safe. I just had Fred Haas Toyota in Spring, Texas in 2010...
at 108000 miles it blew a head gasket and stripped the head bolts. The check engine lite did not come on until the damage was done. Repair shop says rebore (?not the word they used) head bolts and we won't guarantee any work or put a different motor in it. (New or used.) called this motor a "disposable" one that toyota put in lots of 2002 era camrys. This Camry has been a disaster. Other mi...
First Toyota and worst car I have ever owned (owned 11) for cost of repairs. I've had to replace three cataytic converters, rack and pinion steering unit, high pressure power steering hose, core engine plug, starter, have my transmission ECM reflashed with an "alternate program", other repairs plus many smaller issues. Every service visit seems to be a minimum $600-1,000. Troubles started at 45...