2002 Toyota Echo Repair and Maintenance

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

2002 Toyota Echo Problems

Check Engine Light Due to EVAP System

The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to an evaporative emission (EVAP) system fault. Our technicians tell us these EVAP system faults can be difficult to diagnose but it is not uncommon to find a failed charcoal canister or a loose or worn gas cap.

Cleaning May Correct Faulty Mass Air Flow Sensor

The mass air flow sensor on higher mileage cars occasionally needs to be cleaned or replaced if sluggish acceleration is experienced or the Check Engine Light is illuminated with a mass air flow meter sensor fault code stored.

Crank sensor may fail, warranty may apply

On certain models, the crankshaft angle sensor has been found to be defective and may be replaced under warranty.

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2002 Toyota Echo Questions

Timing Cover or power steering pump repair (1 answer)

I'm selling my little sweet car (purchased a new RAV4) and the garage wants to charge over $600 for this service.
Thoughts?
I just had it in to my service tech and put over $1000 into it and he found neither of these problems!

The car runs great starts hard. needs crank, pause, one or two long cranks to go (1 answer)

It will never start on the first attempt. I wait till I hear a click, then one or two start cranking gets it going.

Motor mounts how to check replace what problems can it cause (2 answers)

Idles rough in gear smooths out in nuteral car is also during at stop signs

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2002 Toyota Echo Recalls

Recall 06V266000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, DUE TO IMPROPER MOLDING OF THE RESIN BODY OF THE CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENOR INSTALLED ON THE ENGINE BLOCK, ENGINE OIL MAY PENETRATE THE SEAL AND ENTER THE SENSOR WIRING CONNECTOR. THE WIRE HARNESS CONNECTOR MAY NOT BE SUFFICIENTLY ATTACHED TO THE LOCKING TAB OF THE ...
Recall 02V268000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, IF THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN UNDER REPEATED START AND STOP OPERATION IN LOW AMBIENT TEMPERATURES AND IN DEEP SNOW, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT SNOW COULD ACCUMULATE IN LARGE QUANTITIES INSIDE THE REAR WHEEL AND FREEZE. THE SNOW FROZEN INSIDE THE WHEEL COULD CONTACT THE...

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2002 Toyota Echo Reviews

Bought my first Echo, a used 2000, in 2009 with 202,000 on it and drove it to spring of 2011 when the 5 speed transmission locked up on it (232,000). It got consistently 43 mpg. Purchased my second, a 2002, in May 2011 with 125,000 on it. Runs just like the first but I get better mileage now, 44 - 48 mpg. Got 50 once on a 500 mile round trip from Cincinnati to Youngstown OH. Whole trip 70 m...
I have a 2002 Toyota Echo with approximately 210,000 miles on it. For the past 5 years, I have taken it in for its semi annual service (3,500 to 4,000) miles to the dealership. It is not cheap, but they do a good job with it and considering the time saved and customer service, I have had no problems with them. If so, I bring it to their attenton and they fix it. Right now my check engine l...
Most reliable car I ever owned. Ethanol corrupted gas gives me 38 mpg. Non ethanol gas gives me 45 mpg. Five speed stick, no frills. Changed radio to one with CD player. We tow the car periodically. Use Mobile One, Body is functional, gives good headroom. Brakes are adequate. Drive chain is staright forward, no problems. Emissions are - not tested in FL. Heat and ac are great. Steering is man...

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