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Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises Problems of Toyota Camry



Toyota Camry owners have reported 17 problems related to engine clicking and tapping noises (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 1
Failure Date: 06/17/2013

I went to world Toyota on 3/1/13 to get normal scheduled maintenance. I mentioned the check engine light came on while I was on the way to the dealership. A diagnostic test was performed and reported that I needed a r/r camshaft timing gear replaced. The check engine light was reset. I was told I didn't have to replace the part at that time, but would have to get it replaced when the light comes on again. The check engine light and maintenance req lights came on 6/11. I had a diagnostic run. I was told the camshaft gear needed to be replaced. I contacted world Toyota to have the part ordered and made an appt to come in on 6/21. On 6/17, I heard 2 loud popping noises. I checked the oil b/c there was smoke coming from the oil pan. I checked the dip stick twice and noticed it was dry. I placed 3 quarts of motor oil in the car. I started the engine. It started making a knocking sound. I parked and contacted world Toyota to explain the situation. I towed the car to the dealership on 6/19. The svc advisor told me the short block engine needed to be replaced; this was due to no fault of my own. There were no normal warning signs: check oil light or black smoke. I got all the recommended svcs at the correct intervals. When I asked where the oil went, I was told it evaporated. The inspection report states I need refurbished engine or a new short block for $5,500 and $6,400. I was told those were the best prices that world Toyota could offer because the car is no longer under warranty. I called the Toyota cx exp ctr to voice my complaint and explained there are no recalls for this issue, but there are complaints for this same issue, oil consumption. I was told they could reimburse me $2,000 for replacing the engine or give me $1,000 off the purchase of a new or used Toyota vehicle once I submit an invoice stating I paid for the svc and that the engine was replaced by world Toyota.

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car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2002 Toyota Camry 2
Failure Date: 08/20/2012

The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Camry le. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, a clicking noise occurred when the accelerator pedal was depressed and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The approximate failure was 110,000.

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car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 3
Failure Date: 12/20/2010

Toyota Camry 2009 engine failure due to sludging. My leased 2009 Toyota Camry (just two year old car) recently had died right ona road while I was driving it to my mechanic. Few days before that I noticed a clanking noise coming from under the hood. Call my mechanic anf got an appointment. On the day of the appointment noticed clanking noise increase when I started engine. Not even 2 miles later my engine -boom!- had thrown rod throught the bottom of the case, making a large hole, spilling oil all over the road. Luckily, I was able to drift and pull to the side without causing accident. Towed car to the nearest Toyota center, where they opened top cover of the engine and right away anounced that engine is gelled and Toyota will not cover the repair under waranty because to them the sludge they saw looked like clear case of poor maintenance. Even though I carefuly kept and produced all receipts showing that I was changing oil, filter and rotated tires every 5000 miles. My internet research showed that there could be a lot more reasons to sludge buld-up than just poor oil change habit, but as far as I am aware, Toyota did not perform any tests or checks on my car. Just one look and-voila- they already know that it is my fault. Fact that this is my 3-rd back-to-back Toyota lease and that I always keep receipts of service does not mean anything to them. $7000-$8000 repair out of my pocket is out of question. I will speak with Toyota headquarters in califronia. If this will not reoslve my problem, I will have no choice bu to engage my attroeny and litigate. I also want to open a case and report dangerous situation I was put through due to Camry engine failure while driving on a road at 50 mi/h. I could easily be less lucky.

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car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2006 Toyota Camry 4
Failure Date: 06/01/2009

Leaking head gasket-car began making intermittent clicking noise. Dealer checked and said nothing to worry about-probably loose fuel pump. They tightened that. Still noise. Took it back-"oops" it's a leaking head gasket they said had been defective since manufacture. Had I continued to drive I could have experienced complete engine failure at any speed.

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car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 5
Failure Date: 06/12/2008

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While idling at a stop sign, she heard a clunk noise. The vehicle was taken to a Toyota dealer for inspection. The technicians could not identify the failure. No repairs were made. The current mileage was 26000. The VIN number was not available. Updated 01/05/10. The consumer stated the noise was coming from the gas pedal. Updated 01/07/10.

car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2005 Toyota Camry 6
Failure Date: 07/26/2007

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that she hears a ticking noise under the hood, which she believes is originating from the engine. The vehicle has been to the dealer twice for the noise. The noise is present when the vehicle is started and the engine has warmed up. While idling, the noise is audible as well. The failure has been occurring ever since the vehicle was purchased. The current mileage was 52,300 and failure mileage was 50,835. Updated 09/18/07.

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car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2005 Toyota Camry 7
Failure Date: 03/10/2005

While accelerating vehicle makes a loud ticking noise audible from inside the vehicle and outside. Only heard while the gas pedal is depressed. At this time no noticable malfunction of the engine has been detected. Dealer says "this is normal for this vehicle, but it is louder than similar vehicles with similar equipment.

car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 1999 Toyota Camry 8
Failure Date: 04/22/2004

As I was driving to work, at 7:30 am on Thursday April 22, 2004, I noticed a clicking sound coming from under my auto's hood. The auto was a 1999 Toyota Camry, with about 90,100 miles on it. The clicking noise reminded me of a spinning roulette wheel. After a few minutes, the noise increased in intensity. At that point, I decided that I needed to go to a repair facility to have it examined. As I was doing that, there was a loud, explosion-like noise and the engine started smoking very heavily. I pulled off the road, at which point, I gathered up some important items from my car, and exited the vehicle. By this time, there were flames coming out from under the hood. I called 911 and advised the dispatcher of my circumstances and location. The connecticut state police arrived within three minutes of my call. They tried to put out the fire with an extinguisher, but were unable to do so. By the time the fire department arrived, 10 minutes later, the engine compartment was completely engulfed in flames and smoke. They were able to quickly extinguish the fire, but by that time, the car was ruined. A few minutes later, a tow truk removed the vehicle to a nearby garage. I called my insurance company and filed a claim. They have since declared the vehicle a total loss and are in the process of remitting my settlement.

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car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2003 Toyota Camry 9
Failure Date: 03/26/2004

I purchased a 2003 Toyota Camry on 7/14/03. When my son rode with me on 3/18/04 and 3/26/04, he heard a clicking noise that I was unable to hear. I took it to the dealer on 3/26/04. The car has about 4000 miles. The problem was first diagnosed as a bearing in a rod. They received permission from Toyota to pull out the engine and found another rod to be bad. They then determined the crankshaft was faulty. I have also read the comments on the brakes. Although I have never had the pedal go to the floor, the pedal does depress further than with other cars. These are anti-lock brakes.

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car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2001 Toyota Camry 10
Failure Date: 10/15/2003

My car (a 2001, 4-cylinder, Toyota Camry le; VIN #: 4t1bg28k41u830198) has been at the service department for 26 days. I had the car towed to that dealership when it suddenly broke down on a major interstate without warning. The car started to jerk sporadically and hesitate when I depressed the gas pedal. The car got worse it started to make a clicking-and-clacking noise and seemed that it would die at anytime. As I approached the service station, I heard a loud popping sound and the front of the car started to smoke. I asked the mechanics at the station to check under the hood. After looking at the car, one of the mechanics asked how long have you had this car?? when I told him that it was a 2001, he said that he?d never seen this type of damage in a 2-year old car. He recommended that I take it to the dealer because it should be a repair that would be covered under warranty. Two letters and several calls later and my car still sits at the dealership. I received a call from percy chan of Toyota's national customer relations center (310-468-2846) on October 17, 2003. Mr. Chan called to find out what happened with my 2001 Toyota Camry (approx 66,060 miles). He then said that he'd gotten an email from the dealership that said that the dealership offered to make the repairs for $500 (this is down from $5,500; the original estimate for the repair. I received a second call from mr. Chan on October 20, 2003. He called to tell me that he'd reviewed the letter and couldn't understand why the dealership would let my car sit on the lot taking up space. He said that they had gotten money from Toyota to make repairs under the customer support program. I received a third call from mr. Chan on October 21, 2003. He called to tell me that the mr. Boots was no longer the service manager and the new manager was lisa. He said that lisa checked with the mechanic and said that the damage was caused by valvoline who had done my last oil change.

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car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2001 Toyota Camry 11
Failure Date: 09/03/2003

The car suddenly broke down on a major interstate out of washington, DC, on my way home from work. Without warning (e. G. , no warning lights or previous problems), it started to jerk sporadically and hesitated when I depressed the gas pedal. As I approached my exit to I-495 north, the car got worse it started to make a clicking-and-clacking noise and seemed that it would die at anytime. I took the first exit off of I-495 (210: indian head highway, south) because I knew that there was a shell gas station with a garage. As I approached the station, I heard a loud popping sound and the front of the car started to smoke. I was terrified that the car would catch on fire.

car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 1999 Toyota Camry 12
Failure Date: 07/01/2003

While driving at highway speeds, a clicking noise was heard and then smoke started to come from under the hood. The vehicle lost power. The consumer viewed flames under the hood.

car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 1999 Toyota Camry 13
Failure Date: 07/01/2003

Consumer states that while she was driving heard a popping sound, then saw white smoke, soon after that she saw black smoke. She got out of car, and saw sparks coming from under the vehicle, then fire started coming from the engine (front of the auto) part. The fire department was called, and when the fire was put out, the fireman said that it might have been a mixture of oil getting on the hot motor which started the fire.

car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2000 Toyota Camry 14
Failure Date: 04/27/2003

2000 Camry, v6, le - check engine light came on and would not go off. Was told it was probably because of filling the gas too much. The light stayed on over two years and I had to have the "sensor" replaced. It was only about five months ago when I had this replaced - and again the check engine light has came on and will not shut off. My car has almost 150,000 miles but the check engine light started having problems back around 50,000. I also had problems with backend clunking noises, and my front wheels clicked, and now the brakes squeak like crazy (and have for over two years). Every time I have the car looked at, and it has been by the dealers and authorized repair stations, they are unable to fix the problem. As for the check engine light - it cost me over $400 for repair - and now after only about 5 months, I guess I'll have to pay it again.

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car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 1999 Toyota Camry 15
Failure Date: 04/07/2002

Engine makes loud clicking noise; dealership said it may be oil gel problem.

car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 1998 Toyota Camry 16
Failure Date: 10/01/2001

Vehicle began making a clicking sound, then a bang sound, the insured stated the vehicle stalled, however was able to pull over and all of a sudden the vehicle began smoking and then burst into flames. (claim#38-j786-430).

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car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 1998 Toyota Camry 17
Failure Date: 10/01/2001

Vehicle began making a clicking sound, then a bang sound, the insured stated the vehicle stalled, however was able to pull over and all of a sudden the vehicle began smoking and then burst into flames. (claim#38-j786-430).