Please stop Toyota from ripping consumer off. I immediately took my car to the dealer and they told me it was the O2 sensor going bad. When Toyota redesigned its undeniably successful Camry for '02, the company decided to add a bit of flair and performance… Since our last report, we've nearly doubled the miles on our One-Year Camry, thanks in part to a trip to Oklahoma and back by shooter Newhardt and numerous weekend trips throughout California and Nevada. First appointment they were unable to deliver. While driving at any speed, the contact stated that the vehicle would suddenly stall intermittently, then the check engine warning light illuminated. Trying to keep the car alive for a few more years. The car was fine until I arrived at home and the check engine light was on again.
I am not in a position to purchase then repair this car that has unreported problems that you are aware of. I took it to a mechanic where I get all services done and he says everything is fine, but then I had two stalls after the visit. I suddenly heard my engine rev and looked at the dash. It just runs like a fridge. Car was towed, mechanic could find nothing wrong.
More metal is found in the oil at the 18145 mile oil and filter change. I checked Toyota's site and found that this is a common problem with the engines and head gaskets!!! Dealer has replaced the Idle Control Valve, but this did not fix the issue. I sent you are report last week as well. Not happy with this result since there is something wrong to create such a frightening acceleration. Its been about 3 weeks and the speedo wont return to normal, Cruise control works fine which indicates the computer is reading a correct speed just not showing it? ¿ I am very disappointed. My car lurched forward, hard, and hit a Lincoln Navigator in front of me.
Engine does not respond to acceleration pedal, so car is not drivable. Not sure if sensor but car is to old to repair. Asked the dealer to deliver the vehicle. The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Camry. Since sensors cost so much have been. I found this in my research. Toyota is aware of it and didn't do anything.
It also occurred on January 20, 2010 with a different driver my wife who had her foot on the brake when pulling into a parking spot. I was driving on the 70 highway in St louis, mo when going around a circular off ramp the car turned off and it would not turn back on. First episode occurred while moving into my garage causing car to knock down three cases of water and hitting storage area; second episode occurred while pulling out of atm area the vehicle accelerated, had to swear left not to hit another car, hitting bank stop sign. I've had this problem about three times this past 2 weeks and its scary now to even drive this car anywhere. After thoroughly checking the engine he even called in another top mechanic for a second opinion and then told me the bad news. Toyota dealer could not diagnose the problem, their computer does not detect anything. I wanted a second opinion so I took my car to another dealer who told me it was the catalytic converter.
The failure mileage was 74,800 and the current mileage was 75,474. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that there was no recall for the failure. I have to turn it off for at least 15 minutes before it will restart then it runs well for a month or so before it happens again. I guess Toyota is waiting for some one to get hurt from this issue before they start act; such as car stalling in the middle of the freeway due to blow head gasket and getting hit by another motorist. The failure mileage was 130,000. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who stated that the engine needed to be replaced.
While doing this, I decided to have valve stem seals replaced due to smoke fro burned oil at first start of day. I am the only owner of this car since it was new and know there is something wrong that either is undiscovered or unrevealed. It seems like it is a manufacturer design flow. While driving 30 mph, the check engine indicator illuminated. Other items recently replaced each for the first time : valve cover seal, transmission pan seal, power steering rack and pinion unit. The national office offered to call my dealership, which they did, I don't know what they'll do for me since last time they told me until a check engine light comes on they can't do anything. Sent a text and the reply said they would call later.
When getting car home placed car in neutral before stopping, made appointment for dealership service department to check care on 12feb2018. In researching for answers, I found that the driver's side airbag has a recall. We should not have to pay for Toyota's error, we already paid for the car. This is where the broken line will match up with. Also the mechanic determined that smoke came from a defective valve seal or rings.
. From reading various customers complaints, it appears to be a transmission problem but dealer did not mention anything about it. The car does 0-69mph in 7. Had to leave car again. The car was not worth much more than that at the time.