Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
0090204/05/20020090210001167Malfunction indicator lamp on with diagnostic trouble codes p1125, p1128 or p1129. *tt04/17/2003
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
PG0130108/10/2001622969Subject regarding d.c.c. fuse installation during pre-delivery service. *et10/25/2001
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - MODULE
SS0020103/09/2001SS0020110003249Ecu (electronic control unit) flash reprogramming process. *tt10/14/2003
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
03050303/05/200310001385Electrical wiring diagram - repair manual correction. *tt05/02/2003

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
12/03/20121
 2002 toyota camry. consumer writes to request a full investigation against a local dealer for fraudulent and deceptive business practices related to their vehicle not starting *tgw
12/03/20121
 2002 toyota camry. consumer writes to request a full investigation against a local dealer for fraudulent and deceptive business practices related to their vehicle not starting *tgw
12/03/20121
 2002 toyota camry. consumer writes to request a full investigation against a local dealer for fraudulent and deceptive business practices related to their vehicle not starting *tgw
12/03/20121
 2002 toyota camry. consumer writes to request a full investigation against a local dealer for fraudulent and deceptive business practices related to their vehicle not starting *tgw
07/07/20121560001
 My son was making a left turn off brown rd onto amber glen dr in charlotte, nc when the cars steering wheel locked up causing the car to go out of control. when he tried to press the brakes to stop the car it would not stop. the car hit a tree that cause major damage to the vehicle. thank god no one was hurt/injured or killed. but my 2002 toyota camry is totaled and cannot be repaired. i just bought this car in april 2012 from the toyota scion dealership in huntersville, nc and was not made aware of any problems or recalls with the steering wheel locking up. this is a very serious issue that could have caused someone to lose their life. i feel like i have been mislead and cheated out of my money to purchase the vehicle. this car should not have been sold to anyone and why was the dealership not aware of the problem and made the customer aware or did they just not care. toyota has left a bad memory that i will never forget and that is definitely a bad way to run a business. i have not even had the car for 3 months and this is what happens. http://www.aboutautomobile.com/complaint/2002/toyota/camry/steeringhttp://www.carproblemzoo.com/toyota/camry/steering-wheel-problems.php. *tr
07/07/20121560001
 My son was making a left turn off brown rd onto amber glen dr in charlotte, nc when the cars steering wheel locked up causing the car to go out of control. when he tried to press the brakes to stop the car it would not stop. the car hit a tree that cause major damage to the vehicle. thank god no one was hurt/injured or killed. but my 2002 toyota camry is totaled and cannot be repaired. i just bought this car in april 2012 from the toyota scion dealership in huntersville, nc and was not made aware of any problems or recalls with the steering wheel locking up. this is a very serious issue that could have caused someone to lose their life. i feel like i have been mislead and cheated out of my money to purchase the vehicle. this car should not have been sold to anyone and why was the dealership not aware of the problem and made the customer aware or did they just not care. toyota has left a bad memory that i will never forget and that is definitely a bad way to run a business. i have not even had the car for 3 months and this is what happens. http://www.aboutautomobile.com/complaint/2002/toyota/camry/steeringhttp://www.carproblemzoo.com/toyota/camry/steering-wheel-problems.php. *tr
07/07/2012156000
 My son was making a left turn off brown rd onto amber glen dr in charlotte, nc when the cars steering wheel locked up causing the car to go out of control. when he tried to press the breaks to stop the car it would not stop. the car hit a tree that cause major damage to the vehicle. thank god no one was hurt/injured or killed. but my 2002 toyota camry is totaled and cannot be repaired. i just bought this car in april 2012 from the toyota scion dealership in huntersville, nc and was not made aware of any problems or recalls with the steering wheel locking up. this is a very serious issue that could have caused someone to lose their life. i feel like i have been mislead and cheated out of my money to purchase the vehicle. this car should not have been sold to anyone and why was the dealership not aware of the problem and made the customer aware or did they just not care. toyota has left a bad memory that i will never forget and that is definitely a bad way to run a business. i have not even had the car for 3 months and this is what happens. http://www.aboutautomobile.com/complaint/2002/toyota/camry/steeringhttp://www.carproblemzoo.com/toyota/camry/steering-wheel-problems.php
07/07/2012156000
 My son was making a left turn off brown rd onto amber glen dr in charlotte, nc when the cars steering wheel locked up causing the car to go out of control. when he tried to press the breaks to stop the car it would not stop. the car hit a tree that cause major damage to the vehicle. thank god no one was hurt/injured or killed. but my 2002 toyota camry is totaled and cannot be repaired. i just bought this car in april 2012 from the toyota scion dealership in huntersville, nc and was not made aware of any problems or recalls with the steering wheel locking up. this is a very serious issue that could have caused someone to lose their life. i feel like i have been mislead and cheated out of my money to purchase the vehicle. this car should not have been sold to anyone and why was the dealership not aware of the problem and made the customer aware or did they just not care. toyota has left a bad memory that i will never forget and that is definitely a bad way to run a business. i have not even had the car for 3 months and this is what happens. http://www.aboutautomobile.com/complaint/2002/toyota/camry/steeringhttp://www.carproblemzoo.com/toyota/camry/steering-wheel-problems.php
05/11/200260000
 My car alarm goes off during the night and will not reset. this has happened periodically.
05/11/200260000
 My car alarm goes off during the night and will not reset. this has happened periodically.
05/11/200260000
 My car alarm goes off during the night and will not reset. this has happened periodically.
05/11/200260000
 My car alarm goes off during the night and will not reset. this has happened periodically.
05/05/2010
 On driving, smoke and fire from passenger side door, 2002 toyota camry le
09/03/2009750001
 2002 toyota camry xle comes to a stall (engine stops running and car does not restart for a few minutes) on red light and stop sign. many parts have been replaced or fixed but does not fix the issue. the car automatically restarts in a few minutes in most cases. it is very dangerous for a car to stop suddenly at red light or stop sign. *tr
04/15/2003500001
 2002 camry le,50k miles always pulls to left. has been to dealer and various shops. steering wheel shudders and vibrates at any and all speeds. problem is structural. brakes are constant problem. sunroof will not seal correctly therefore rear floor is now wet. now experiencing electrical problems. would have been better off buying a 1950 studebaker! and gm is in trouble? last toyota for me. car is unsafe. *tr
02/18/200784000402/26/2002
 Toyota camry le 2.4 l winter weather cause to vvt on auto to fail and stall engine. stalled engine caused lost of controls, steering, brakes, etc..parts replaced were oxygen sensors, cat.convertor, etc.. the vvt is variable valve timing control along with ocm, pcm, throttle sensor, mass air sensor which regulates the engine performance. *tr
06/27/200633000203/01/2002
 The car would not start. jump started it. drove around but just stalled after 2 miles. again tried to start but could not. battery ok. called tow company and put the car back in my garage. again jump started it to pull back into garage. let the car remain started in parking position. engine again died after 5 minutes. *jb
12/31/200552300108/26/2001
 On 12/31/05, during a rainstorm, the hazard lights on the vehicle started flashing while the vehicle was parked at our home and not running. the only way to turn off the hazard lights was by removing the fuse. the next day, while driving the car, we found that we had no turn signals as the fuse removed also controlled them, and we discovered there was about an inch of water on the floor on the driver's side of the vehicle. we replaced the fuse, and although the hazard lights were no longer constantly flashing, when a turn signal is activated both lights go on causing a driving hazard. at our earliest convenience (on 1/17/06), i drove the vehicle to the closest toyota service and dealer (modesto toyota, and hour and a half drive from our home). after checking the vehicle i was informed that there was a leak in the firewall near the driver's side door and that water damage had caused the electrical damage. furthermore, they (modesto toyota) could not repair the damage; we would need to take the vehicle to an auto body shop. we next took the vehicle to the dealer where it was purchased, merced toyota, on 1/25/06. the results were the same, and we were also informed that there was a technical service bulletin regarding this problem (although no one ever offered to give us a copy, or even allow us to read it). we were also told that toyota would not fix this problem, although they know about it, because we were past the 3 year/36,000 mile warranty. the possibility of a water leak that can cause major electrical damage is a hazard. because of this problem, we have been driving our car, with our 5 year old and 2 year old daughters in the back, with no working turn signals for almost two months. toyota is aware of this problem as evidenced by the tsb (i believe it is #b001503, nhtsa# 1000348), yet they have not made consumers aware of this potential hazard and the need to have this seam repaired before it leaks. *jb
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - BATTERY
01/24/20061
 Response to letter received from claims administrator, for toyota, alleging that all systems were functioning properly for 2002 toyota camry. *ts the manufacturer claimed that all systems were functioning properly when the consumer's vehicle suddenly accelerated and ended up inside a travel agency. *nm several months before the accident, the battery went completely dead. the consumer was informed the battery would not hold a charge and a new battery was needed. updated 02/23/10
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
11/24/20021
 While traveling on indian head highway, consumer swerved to avoid a deer, instead swerved to the right/lost control and hit a guard rail. upon impact, front air bags failed to deploy, driver suffered injuries, and vehicle was demolished. in addition, there was a sulfur-like or rotton egg odor coming from exhaust system. also, brought vehicle to dealer for following problems: poor alignment/engine check light/fuel injector/ spark plugs, mirrors, and structural defects *ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - SWITCH
03/02/20020103/02/2002
 Key can be removed from ignition when car is in drive. ignition defect could cause the car to roll and strike another car or a person when unattended. the is the second serious manufacturer's defect on this car. this is the same new car that has intermittent brake failures of hydraulic abs in under 15,000, causing car to go through stops three times. please see complaint # 10018667. impossible to get manufacture to assist despite several attempts. buyer beware. *jb
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - STARTER ASSEMBLY
12/12/20011
 Starter caught on fire in the parking lot, the consumer turned vehicle off and heard a winding noise, consumer lifted hood and hit the starter motor to stop it from spinning, vehicle began smoking.*ak *slc
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
 While driving vehicle lost all power, dashboard completely illuminated. took vehicle to dealer. please provide any further information.*ak