really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 1
Average Mileage:
36,395 miles

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problem #5

May 062010

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 171,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Camry. While driving 15 mph, the vehicle was struck by another vehicle on the front passenger side and the side air bags did not deploy. The current and failure mileages were approximately 171,000. Updated 07/29/10 the consumer stated he received a recall notice from Toyota regarding a recall for the side air bags. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for an inspection and the consumer was informed the side air bags were ok. Updated 08/03/10.

- Manchester Township, NJ, USA

problem #4

Dec 052005

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,975 miles
The contact stated while stopping at a stop sign the contact's vehicle was involved in a crash. Upon impact, the front and side air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was hit broadside on the passenger's door. The vehicle was driven away from the scene. The vehicle is now at a body shop awaiting repairs. The manufacturer was notified, and the contact was expecting a return phone call.

- Freemont, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 062004


  • miles
Dealership indicated sun visor could not be used, and curtain airbags would not activate. Consumer felt it was a design flaw.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #2

May 152002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a lateral collision. Upon impact side air bags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries. Dealer has been notified. Manufacturer inspection found air bags operated as designed.

- Yonkers, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 012002


  • miles
My brother was involved in a fatal crash in a new 2002 Toyota Camry xle, the accident occrured in North Carolina and is being investigated by the highway patrol. The car left the highway and rolled over eventually impacting a tree. The car was equipped with front, side, and side curtain airbags. No airbag deployed in this accident. I believe the lack of airbag deployment was contributory to my brother's death.

- North Falmouth, MA, USA