2002 toyota camry; check the engine light on

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Steven

United States

#1 Dec 28, 2007
When check the engine light is on, don't go to the dealer too soon.

Try these two tricks first: Check the gas cover to make sure it is tightly closed.

Turn the key to start the engine and hold it for a few seconds till the "check the engine" light is off.

This may save you a trip to the dealer and at least $$ dollers for a check up.
Andrew Barnett

Kingston, Jamaica

#2 Jan 13, 2008
I have a 2001 Toyota Mark 2 with the engine check light coming on every now and then and the car is giving a problrm where it is bucking sevrely. The codes were checked and i am getting 28 And 49, that is the air flow temperature and oxygen sensor.
lydia GA

United States

#3 Jul 9, 2008
I have a 2002 Camry and the check engine light coming on every now and then, but this time while i was driving in the free way, my car slowed down and all of a sudden the engine stoped running. i got the car towed to the dealer-ship, and I was told I need a new engine and will cost me $8000. I was also told there a problem with toyota engine and this has been haappening to a lot of people.So please be on the look out.
dwight

Suffolk, VA

#4 Nov 13, 2008
I had the same problem two weeks ago with my 2002 Camry.
T Hansen

Salt Lake City, UT

#5 May 18, 2009
My 2002 Camry's engine burned up while on the freeway as well. The temperature did never even moved from the middle. Did anybody get Toyota to help out with the cost?
T Hansen

Salt Lake City, UT

#6 May 18, 2009
dwight wrote:
I had the same problem two weeks ago with my 2002 Camry.
My 2002 Camry's engine burned up while on the freeway as well. The temperature did never even moved from the middle. Did anybody get Toyota to help out with the cost?
T Rock

Cincinnati, OH

#7 Aug 13, 2009
They got me too. 150k, engine dead. No prior signs or symptoms.
Chad K

Akron, OH

#8 Aug 19, 2009
My 2002 Camry oil light and engine light came on no temp problems no bad noise. driven to dealer. they took it apart and are asking $4500 to replace engine or $500 to scrap.
Chad K

Akron, OH

#9 Aug 19, 2009
a junkyard offered $1500 site on seen. another junkman after seeing it believed the engine could be repaired and toyota was giving me the run around. my 02 camry crank case is taken apart and the inside has dried sludge in it. I feel if I drove it in there I ought to be able to drive it out. need advise and or help
Kevin Hu

Round Rock, TX

#10 Aug 25, 2009
I have this problem last week. After pump gas, my 2001 Camry engine check light on. It took me few days to find problem, check engine oil level, gas cap tight etc. Finally, I disconnected battery over night and reconnected. The engine check light was off! So don't go to dealer so quick!
ttony

Washington, DC

#11 Aug 28, 2009
my engine check light is on .and want to know what to do. thanks.
liner

Rocky Point, NY

#12 Aug 29, 2009
ttony wrote:
my engine check light is on .and want to know what to do. thanks.
You could re-tighten the gas cap and drive it for a few days and see if it goes out. If not, gotta have the code read at a shop.
DallasK

Martinez, CA

#13 Sep 14, 2009
T Hansen wrote:
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My 2002 Camry's engine burned up while on the freeway as well. The temperature did never even moved from the middle. Did anybody get Toyota to help out with the cost?
Similar situation. Have found LOTS of similar posts for 2002 Camry. So far, it appears Toyota is NOT taking any responsibility, but it is far too common to be some vague "user error." Perhaps it takes a class action lawsuit to get them to own up!
BrigetP

San Diego, CA

#14 Sep 22, 2009
My 2002 Camry's check engine light is on and it is approximately at 123K. I'm getting nervous because 150K is coming around the corner and according to the previous thread, the engine died at 150K.

My check engine light never comes on but now that it turned on when I was on the freeway driving on a road trip, I am concerned!

What to do!
liner

Hicksville, NY

#15 Sep 22, 2009
BrigetP wrote:
My 2002 Camry's check engine light is on and it is approximately at 123K. I'm getting nervous because 150K is coming around the corner and according to the previous thread, the engine died at 150K.
My check engine light never comes on but now that it turned on when I was on the freeway driving on a road trip, I am concerned!
What to do!
Not necessarily a big deal....go to a good shop (or a dealer, if your flush) and have the code read. If you've been regularly changing the oil every 3500 or so, you shouldn't have any worries. Also, flush the coolant and transmission fluid every 36K. Odds are it'll run forever. YMMV.(your mileage may vary).

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Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#16 Sep 26, 2009
When check the engine light is on

Please peal off your USA sticker and burn the little Liberal 3 car. Liberal 3 meaning Toyota Honda Nissan
Sue

Westbrook, ME

#17 Sep 29, 2009
I also had the check engine light start coming on. Found that at 115K, I needed a new gas cap. Also got some bad gas in New Jersey. Now my oil light is coming on and then check engine. Down a quart of oil or so but no evidence that I am burning oil. Seems Prompto may not know how much oil a 2002 Camry takes.
liner

Hicksville, NY

#18 Sep 30, 2009
Sue wrote:
I also had the check engine light start coming on. Found that at 115K, I needed a new gas cap. Also got some bad gas in New Jersey. Now my oil light is coming on and then check engine. Down a quart of oil or so but no evidence that I am burning oil. Seems Prompto may not know how much oil a 2002 Camry takes.
I had the gas cap problem too, not a big deal. Oil light on, however, IS a big deal. Hope you don't have the dreaded sludge problem.
Amelia Quesinberry

Little River, SC

#20 Nov 4, 2009
T Hansen wrote:
My 2002 Camry's engine burned up while on the freeway as well. The temperature did never even moved from the middle. Did anybody get Toyota to help out with the cost?
My 2002 XLW camry burnt up also on freeway my grandchildren were with me the engine burnt to nothing you could reconize. There was no sign of nanything wrong, the ABS light came on then light something from a movie lights blinking, then smoke, then burst into flames stood there in tears no Toyota offers nothing. Why is this possible?
Amelia Quesinberry

Little River, SC

#21 Nov 4, 2009
the loss of my 20002 xle camry burnt engine right in front of me. What can Toyota do to assist.

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