2002 Toyota Camry Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Toyota Camry

The power steering pump and power steering hoses tend to develop leaks, particularly in the V6 models.

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.

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The last time I went to my local mechanic for oil change he alerted me to an oil leakage coming from the rear struts . Prior to my visit to the mechanic I had noticed increased noise whenever I pass through a bump or pothole as if the shock absorbers are not there. Well the mechanic quote me for ...

Since my Catalytic Converter was replaced at 60,000 miles on my Camry. Every time I start car it has a bellow of smoke come out of exhaust? Have repeatedly complained to car repair shop but they don't know why it's doing this? Shop states the Catalytic Converter change has nothing to do w...

Just took my 2002 Camry XLE with 169K miles to mountains. Hit 4000feet & car transmission started slipping "Bad". Was losing speed, so I downshifted into 2nd gear. Made it to destination of 6250feet-but barely!! Tried driving home,20 minutes down mountain- Camry was like it was in n...

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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.

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A THREE-SPOKE STYLE STEERING WHEEL. DURING AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE BOTTOM SEAM OF THE FRONT DRIVER'S SIDE AIR BAG MODULE COVER (HORN PAD) COULD BE TORN AWAY ALLOWING THE BOTTOM PORTION OF THE COVER TO COMPLETELY DETACH FR...

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.

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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...

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