Four problems related to suspension noise have been reported for the 2012 Toyota Camry.
Passenger side air bag light turns off and on with no one sitting seat. Front end suspension has popping sound and tire wire on the inside of tears is very unusual. , feels like the front end is flexing down and causes the front end to feel light and un controllable and causing the vehicle pull left. If give the look of the bottom of wheels are bowed outward.
I went to pick up my vehicle on September 3, 2012. On the way I found the vehicle was rigid and the suspension was not working properly. When car hit various imperfections in the road there was a banging noise and the car would vibrate. I felt dizzy as during my time spent driving car. The car seems unsafe to use. This should not occur on a vehicle that cost $31k and on the first day that I am driving vehicle. In addition the steering felt more weighted on the left as opposed to the right. When I turned left there was greater resistance. I contacted the customer relations manager that same day and he indicated he felt it maybe a tire pressure problem. He then stated that I should bring the car in for service department to see what the issue is. I later discovered that the radio sound fluctuated. I had contacted the service department to confirm my appointment and discovered that an appointment was never made. I notified Toyota main office and they provided me with a case # 1209050107. The main office at Toyota indicated that they would contact the customer relations manager. I will be going to advantage Toyota in valley stream, NY on 9/8/12. Please have someone investigate the issue regarding the suspension on these vehicles. I don't want someone else to incur the same issues I have.
When driving the car and slowing to a stop or accelerating from a stop there is a loud hollow clunk noise from the back of the car. We've taken it to two dealerships and they couldn't find anything wrong with it. We were told it was normal suspension rebound noises. We noticed the noise at 158 miles and we are well over 2000 miles on the car and we still are hearing the noise.
If the car sits for several hours and I go for a drive, the first dip in the road that I hit at approximately 20-30 mph will make my front suspension make a loud solitary hollow metal clunk noise. If I drive around and hit the exact same dip again, there will be no unusual noise. If I continue to drive the car, I will occasionally hear the noise from the front end of the car, though not as loud, when I drive over dips at approximately 20-30 mph. This happens the majority days that I drive the car. I have had the car looked at by two Toyota dealerships and a Toyota engineering team. They have all been unable to replicate the problem and they have visually inspected the front suspension of the car. They have said everything is normal. I have used my cell phone to video record the event happening and have showed this to them. They are unable to say what is causing the noise and no one has changed out any parts in the front suspension.