Loud Engine Noise problems of the 1999 Toyota Camry

Eight problems related to loud engine noise have been reported for the 1999 Toyota Camry. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Loud Engine Noise problem 1
Failure Date: 10/04/2009

I bought my Camry brand new and have always kept up with the regular maintenance scheduled. However, over the years I've had to have the charcoal canister replaced at least three times and valves replaced twice. On oct. 4th while driving on the freeway, with no forewarning, I heard a loud noise and followed by a plume of white/blue smoke. The engine immediately shut off and I was able to pull over on the shoulder in time to avoid and accident. The resulting total engine failure caused me to have to have the car towed. Now I'm discovering that this has been an ongoing problem with my kind of engine and it was quietly settled with those who have the 2000 year engines. The same problem existed in the 1999's and has been totally ignored. This is awful!.

car   Loud Engine Noise problem 2
Failure Date: 08/01/2009

1999 Toyota Camry. Consumer writes in regards to engine problems and seeks reimbursement. The consumer stated while waiting for his wife, with the engine idling, with the gear in park and the a/c on high, the engine accelerated abruptly and within 2-3 seconds, there was a loud a noise coming from the engine. He immediately shut the vehicle off, exited the vehicle, and looked under it. The consumer discovered oil on the pavement. The engine had thrown a rod through the pan. The consumer has since sold the vehicle.

car   Loud Engine Noise problem 3
Failure Date: 07/27/2008

When I tried to start the car it made a loud noise and the engine was dead so my car had to be towed. The block of the engine has hole due to major engine mechanical failure. I had to have the engine replaced. I was told that the same kind of problem occurred on the same model year 2000 Toyota and they were recalled.

car   Loud Engine Noise problem 4
Failure Date: 12/21/2007

1999 Toyota Camry with engine failure. Consumer stated that the vehicle made a loud noise and oil and gasoline odor was present. Consumer then pulled over and engine failed and would not restart.

car   Loud Engine Noise problem 5
Failure Date: 11/19/2003

While driving approximately 25 mph heard loud noise coming from the engine. This forced driver to pull of the road. Then, called triple aaa, and towed vehicle to the dealer. Technician stated the need to replace the engine. Consumer had navigated in different websites and found 5000 identical problems.

car   Loud Engine Noise problem 6
Failure Date: 04/15/2003

April 30, 2003 on Sunday, April 27, 2003 - my 1999 Toyota 2. 2l 4cyl Camry le VIN number 4t1bg22k5xu530462 ceased to operate at jfk International airport. The engine with a very loud noise (such has gears under pressure that just gave way) stopped abruptly while smoke came out and the oil spilled all over the place. After having the car towed back to rockland Toyota the next day I later was informed that there was a significant sized hole on the engine and was shown broken the pieces. The car was always serviced at rockland Toyota since its purchase from Toyota north (all based in new york). My Camry has had simptoms relating to oil sludge in the engine. Persistent drifting/pulling to the left or the right, uneven wear of tires with need for early replacement, premature brake component wear, including rear brake drums, and vibrations, esp. At speeds above 50 mph since its purchase in 1999.

car   Loud Engine Noise problem 7
Failure Date: 08/16/2002

While driving at 45mph and with no warning consumer could hear a loud noises coming from engine. Then vehicle shut off, causing consumer to pull over. Dealer notified.

car   Loud Engine Noise problem 8
Failure Date: 07/04/2001

While driving, there was a loud sound and vehicle lost all power, smoke began to come through the vents, the driver and passenger exited the vehicle, the fire started in the engine and burned to the back seat area. (claim#48-5188-694).

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