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2002 Toyota Corolla Factory Warranty & Recalls – All Coverage & Exceptions

Basic warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles. Powertrain and corrosion perforation: 5 years/60,000 miles and unlimited miles respectively. Battery: 2 years/24 months. Federal emissions warranty: 2 years/24,000 miles. California emissions warranty: 3 years/50,000 miles.

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Below is a summary of your 2002 Toyota Corolla warranty coverage and how long your coverage lasts. At the bottom of this article is the full 2002 Toyota Corolla warranty PDF, if you wish to explore further.

Warranty durations listed below are in terms of the vehicle’s mileage or age. If a type of coverage is valid for three years or 36,000 miles, coverage lasts until the vehicle reaches 36,000 miles or until it’s three years old, whichever occurs first.

For more information about Auto Warranties, you can check out this directory containing everything you need to know about Auto Warranties arranged by system.

Warranty Duration
Basic 3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain 5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion Perforation 5 years/unlimited miles
Battery 3 years/36,000 miles
Federal Emissions 2 years/24,000 miles
California Emissions 3 years/50,000 miles

If you need more detailed information about the warranties covered in this article, you can find the link to the original factory warranty PDF towards the end of this article. Alternatively, you can review the frequently asked questions (FAQs) section at the very bottom of the article which provides more warranty details. Please refer to the warranty PDF link if you would like to view the complete and official warranty terms from Toyota.

2002 Toyota Corolla Factory Warranty

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Given that this 2002 Toyota is now over 20 years old, most of the original factory warranties have expired due to both time and mileage limits being exceeded. The following warranties are no longer valid:

  • Basic warranty (3 years/36,000 miles) 
  • Powertrain warranty (5 years/60,000 miles)
  • Corrosion Perforation(5 years/unlimited miles)
  • Battery warranty (2 years/24 months) 
  • Federal emissions warranty (2 years/24,000 miles)
  • California emissions warranty (3 years/50,000 miles)

 

If you are unsure of what each of these factory warranties covers, I recommend checking out our article “The Ultimate Guide to Car Warranties.” This guide provides a comprehensive overview explaining the Basic warranty, Powertrain warranty, Corrosion perforation warranty, Air conditioning warranty, Paint warranty, Battery warranty, Tire warranty, Federal emissions warranty, and California emissions warranty. All of these warranties are part of the original Factory warranty provided by Toyota on new vehicles. 

Our article breaks down what each warranty includes, time and mileage limits, and what owners can expect in terms of coverage. I highly recommend reading our Ultimate Guide if you want to better understand the ins and outs of factory warranties on a new Toyota vehicle purchase. This will give you peace of mind knowing exactly what is covered should any issues arise.

Basic Warranty

The basic warranty, also known as the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, covers defects in materials and workmanship of the vehicle’s components. However, it does not cover damage from accidents, improper maintenance, modifications, or normal wear and tear. For this 2002 Toyota, the basic warranty expired in 2005, 3 years from the in-service date. 

Since the vehicle is now over 20 years old, the time limit of 3 years caused the basic warranty to expire well before reaching the 36,000-mile limit. Owners of this Toyota can no longer make claims under the original basic warranty due to both the time and mileage limits having been exceeded. Regular maintenance and repairs are now the owner’s responsibility.

Powertrain Warranty

The powertrain warranty covers repairs to the engine, transmission, drivetrain, and axles. Issues covered include defects in materials or workmanship of these components. For this 2002 Toyota, the powertrain warranty coverage expired in 2007 after 5 years from the in-service date. Since the vehicle is now over 20 years old, the time limit of 5 years caused the powertrain warranty to expire well before reaching the 60,000-mile limit. 

Owners of this 2002 Toyota can no longer make powertrain warranty claims due to both the time and mileage limits having been surpassed. All repairs to the engine, transmission, drivetrain, and axles are now the owner’s responsibility and are no longer covered under the original powertrain warranty.

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

The rust perforation limited warranty covers rust damage that causes holes or perforations in body panels due to defects in materials or workmanship. For this 2002 Toyota, the rust perforation limited warranty coverage expired in 2007 after 5 years from the in-service date. Since the vehicle is now over 20 years old, the time limit of 5 years caused the rust perforation limited warranty to expire despite having unlimited miles. 

Owners of this 2002 Toyota can no longer make rust perforation warranty claims due to the time limit having been surpassed. Any rust perforation damage to body panels is now the owner’s responsibility and is no longer covered under the original rust perforation limited warranty.

Air Conditioning Warranty

Please note that the duration of this warranty was not mentioned in the guide. Therefore we are assuming it falls under the basic warranty.

Based on the information in the maintenance log, the air conditioning warranty would have covered repairs and replacements to the air conditioning system for 3 years or 36,000 miles from the in-service date, whichever came first. Since the in-service date was 2002, the 3-year/36,000-mile air conditioning warranty would have expired in 2005. Given that the current year is 2023, the air conditioning warranty has been expired for some time now.

Battery Warranty

The TrueStart battery warranty covers free replacement of the battery for 18 months or the remainder of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, whichever is longer. The New Vehicle Limited Warranty would have covered repairs and replacements to the original battery for 3 years or 36,000 miles from the in-service date, whichever came first. 

This means that the battery would have been covered under the warranty until 2005 or until the vehicle reached 36,000 miles. The warranty does not cover damage caused by improper maintenance, accidents, or modifications. Since the in-service date was 2002 and it is now 2023, the original battery warranty coverage expired many years ago, likely around 2005 when the 3-year/36,000-mile limit was reached. 

Tire Warranty

The tire warranty would have covered defects in materials and workmanship for the original tires for a period of time and mileage from the in-service date. However, it does not cover damage from road hazards, improper inflation or maintenance, or misuse. Since the in-service date was 2002, the tire warranty likely expired within a few years as most tire warranties are fairly short-term. 

Given that the current year is 2023, the original tire warranty has definitely expired by now. Most tire warranties expire well before any vehicle reaches 100,000 miles, so it is very likely that the warranty coverage ended sometime before 2005 or 2006. The exact expiration would depend on the tire manufacturer’s warranty terms.

Federal Emissions Warranty

The Federal Emissions Warranty covers defects in emissions-related parts that cause a vehicle to exceed federal emissions standards. For Toyota vehicles, this warranty has two coverage periods. The first covers the vehicle for 2 years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. The second covers the vehicle for 8 years or 80,000 miles, whichever comes first. 

So for a Toyota vehicle that was new and in service in 2002, the initial Federal Emissions Warranty period would have expired in 2004 or at 24,000 miles, whichever came first. The second period would have expired in 2010 or at 80,000 miles, whichever came first. The warranty does not cover conditions like damage from accidents, misuse, or lack of proper maintenance.

The Clean Air Act

The Clean Air Act requires vehicle manufacturers to warrant emissions control systems for at least 8 years or 80,000 miles. For this 2002 vehicle, the emissions warranty would have expired in 2010,  8 years from the in-service date. Under the Clean Air Act, some states also require additional emissions warranty coverage beyond the federal requirements. So in certain states, there may have been some additional warranty coverage for emissions-related parts past 2010 depending on state regulations. 

However, given that the current year is 2023 and the federal emissions warranty expired in 2010 at the latest, any additional state emissions warranty coverage would have also expired by now. So for this 2002 vehicle, the emissions warranty coverage under the Clean Air Act ended sometime around 2010, if not sooner.

California Emissions Warranty

The California Emissions Warranty would have covered repairs and replacements of emissions-related parts such as the catalytic converter, engine control module, and fuel injection system for 3 years or 50,000 miles from the in-service date, whichever came first. This warranty does not cover damage from accidents, misuse, or lack of proper maintenance. For this 2002 vehicle, the California emissions warranty would have expired in 2005, 3 years from the 2002 in-service date. 

Given that the current year is 2023, the California Emissions Warranty has been expired for over 15 years now. So in summary, the California emissions warranty for this vehicle ended sometime in 2005 after reaching the 3 year coverage limit from the 2002 in-service date.

2002 Toyota Corolla Recalls

Based on the NHTSA recall information provided, there were several aftermarket parts recalls that could potentially impact a 2002 Toyota Corolla. Specifically:

  • In 2006, there was a recall by CK Motorsport for some aftermarket combination headlights sold for the Corolla that lacked the required amber side reflectors. 
  • Also in 2006, Poli-Auto recalled some aftermarket headlamps sold for the Corolla that did not have amber side reflectors. 
  • In 2009, Sabersport recalled some aftermarket combination corner and bumper lamps sold for the Corolla that were missing amber side reflectors. 
  • In 2009, Dope Inc. recalled some aftermarket combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies sold for the Corolla that lacked amber side reflectors.
  • In 2010, Ride Control recalled some aftermarket front strut mounts sold for the Corolla that were missing a weld joint, which could allow the strut to come out of position.

Extended Warranties

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Extended Warranty Available Upon Car Purchase

Based on the 2002 Toyota maintenance schedule, it does not appear that Toyota offered any extended warranty coverage at the time of purchase for this 2002 vehicle. The maintenance schedule only covers the basic factory warranty period of 3 years/36,000 miles. To find out if an extended warranty was purchased, the best way would be to check with the original selling dealership to see if there is any record of an extended warranty being purchased when the car was new in 2002. Without an extended warranty, the coverage would have ended in 2005 or at 36,000 miles, whichever came first.

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2002 Toyota Corolla Warranty Brochure/Booklet

If you want a more comprehensive look at the warranty coverage that has expired and what coverage may still be available, you can read Toyota’s warranty booklet. It provides detailed information about coverage, including exclusions.

Click here to download and read the 2002 Toyota Corolla warranty brochure.

FAQs

Based on the information provided in the 2002 Toyota maintenance schedule, here are some key things not covered by the Toyota factory warranty:

  • The Toyota new vehicle limited warranty is 3 years/36,000 miles, whichever comes first. So any issues after 2005 or 36,000 miles would not be covered.
  • Damage or failures caused by lack of proper maintenance are not covered. 
  • Damage caused by modifications or alterations to the vehicle is not covered.
  • Normal wear and tear, such as brake pads/linings, wiper blades, etc. are not covered.
  • Issues caused by using non-Toyota parts, fluids, or accessories are not covered.

Based on the 2002 Toyota maintenance schedule:

  • The Toyota new vehicle limited warranty covers both parts and labor for 3 years/36,000 miles, whichever comes first. So for this 2002 vehicle, the warranty would have expired in 2005 or at 36,000 miles.
  • For replacement parts installed at a Toyota dealership, there is a 12-month/unlimited mileage limited warranty that covers both parts and labor. This applies to items like brake pads, wiper blades, batteries, etc.
  • Toyota also offers extended service agreements that can be purchased after the initial new vehicle warranty expires. These can cover mechanical breakdowns beyond the factory warranty period. The specific options and coverage would need to be discussed with a Toyota dealership to see what plans are available.

Based on the information in the 2002 Toyota maintenance schedule:

  • Toyota offers a lifetime warranty on certain exhaust components like the muffler, exhaust pipes, and shock absorbers when installed by a Toyota dealership. This covers both parts and labor with no mileage limit.
  • However, this 2002 vehicle is past the 3-year/36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty that expired in 2005. 
  • The lifetime replacement exhaust component warranty from Toyota only applies to the original owner.

Based on the information in the 2002 Toyota maintenance schedule:

Toyota offers extended service agreements that can be purchased after the initial new vehicle warranty expires. These agreements can provide extended mechanical breakdown coverage beyond the original factory warranty period. 

The specific extended service agreement options, coverage details, exclusions, and purchase eligibility would need to be verified with a Toyota dealership for this 2002 vehicle.

Availability, pricing, and coverage details for extended agreements can vary depending on the age, mileage, and condition of the specific vehicle. The dealership would need to assess this 2002 vehicle to determine what extended coverage options may be available.

Resources

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (2002). 2002 Toyota Scheduled Maintenance Guide (Publication No. MSTOY02-MS0003). https://assets.sia.toyota.com/publications/en/omms-s/MSTOY02-MS0003/pdf/MSTOY02-MS0003.pdf 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA]. (2010, February 11). 10E002000: Aftermarket front strut mounts. https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10E002000&refurl=rss 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA]. (2009, May 11). 09E025000: FMVSS 108/Replacement headlamps/Amber reflector. https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=09E025000&refurl=rss    

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA]. (2009, April 7). 09E012000: FMVSS 108/Aftermarket combination lamps. https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=09E012000&refurl=rss 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA]. (2006, May 24). 06E049000: FMVSS 108/Amber side reflex reflectors. https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=06E049000&refurl=rss 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA]. (2006, March 21). 06E025000: FMVSS 108/Headlamp/Amber side reflex reflectors. https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=06E025000&refurl=rss 

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