2002 Toyota Camry - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2002 Toyota Camry

1,190 problems have been reported for the 2002 Toyota Camry. The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for 2002 Toyota Camry. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's vehicle speed control with 292 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (180 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2002 Toyota Camry

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2002 Toyota Camry in the United States are 433,112 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Toyota Camry owners in the last 16 years is 1190, and the age of the vehicle is 16, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 1190 / 433,112 / 16 * 1000 = 0.17.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Toyota Camry model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2002 Toyota Camry in 2002.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2018
9
  2017
11
  2016
16
  2015
41
  2014
37
  2013
38
  2012
29
  2011
36
  2010
86
  2009
89
  2008
59
  2007
35
  2006
52
  2005
76
  2004
163
  2003
121
  2002
1

small car iamge Compare the 2002 Toyota Camry with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Toyota Camry, the following table can be used to compare the 2002 Toyota Camry with the Toyota Camry from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2002 Camry is 1,190 while the average number of problems reported for the 23 model years of the Toyota Camry is 700.

Table 3. Compare the 2002 Toyota Camry with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Camry
37
  2017 Camry
31
  2016 Camry
86
  2015 Camry
115
  2014 Camry
269
  2013 Camry
215
  2012 Camry
485
  2011 Camry
529
  2010 Camry
605
  2009 Camry
1,234
  2008 Camry
1,008
  2007 Camry
3,265
  2006 Camry
469
  2005 Camry
958
  2004 Camry
937
  2003 Camry
923
  2002 Camry
1,190
  2001 Camry
391
  2000 Camry
634
  1999 Camry
756
  1998 Camry
743
  1997 Camry
676
  1996 Camry
564


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