Engine Rattling And Whining Sounds Problems of Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry owners have reported 8 problems related to engine rattling and whining sounds (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Toyota Camry based on all problems reported for the Camry.

car image   Engine Rattling And Whining Sounds problem of the 2010 Toyota Camry 1
Failure Date: 04/24/2017

Brief engine knock/rattle noise at cold statup (1ar/2ar). Per Toyota t-sb-0041-13 -- immediately following a cold startup, some 2009-2013 model year vehicles equipped with the 1ar-fe and 2ar-fe engines may exhibit a brief knock/rattle noise from the engine compartment for approximately one second. Follow the repair procedure below to address this condition. This is due to worn / loose cam gears. A quick google search shows that this issue is rampant among many Toyota models. Toyota has issues a TSB, but not a recall. Failure of this part can cause engine stoppage while driving.

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car image   Engine Rattling And Whining Sounds problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 2
Failure Date: 07/12/2014

May/2014 was my last oil change before my next scheduled oil change August/2014. My oil pressure indicator did signal that there was low oil pressure. I had driven my car earlier that morning there was no indication that something bad was going on. Later that afternoon, I was going to work and tried to leave and the car made a sluggish noise like it didn't want to crank up. I thought it was bad gas at first, then I heard a rattling sound from the hood. Upon looking at the oil gauge, my car was severely depleted of oil. Even after putting oil in the car, engine damage had already been done, leaving me without a vehicle. My mechanic advised me that the engine was badly damaged. And that I could either purchase another used engine or a new engine. Both have been quoted to be in excess of $4500 and up. I have researched the internet and have found that the 2008 Camry is known to have this sort of oil consumption problem. I just purchased this car a year ago June 2013. And I still owe a balance. This is my sixth Toyota vehicle purchase and have not had a problem with neither cars until now. Toyota has a reputation for good quality cars that last a while. I wouldn't want this incident to deter me from purchasing another Toyota vehicle in the future.

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car image   Engine Rattling And Whining Sounds problem of the 2013 Toyota Camry 3
Failure Date: 03/10/2014

On a cold start, the engine sounds rough for about a second or two. Grinding type noise. Completely different from the normal warm-engine start-up sounds. Also, the engine does not sound right for about the first mile or so after a cold start, sort of a whining noise from the front right side of the engine compartment. Clearly audible when lightly revving between 1500-2000 rpms. Although TSB-004-13-a has not yet been expanded to include the 2013 Camry, it sounds a lot like that exact issue may be affecting the 2013s. This 2013 was built in the same plant as the 2010-12 Camrys that are part of the TSB. I have taken it to the dealer twice and was told that 'these sounds are within the normal range of noises an engine can make'. I disagree. The vehicle now has 37k miles on it, I am hoping it will be fixed prior to the expiration of the powertrain warranty (60k).

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car image   Engine Rattling And Whining Sounds problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 4
Failure Date: 07/01/2013

The engine was making a rattling noise, especially at start up and acceleration. I took the car to the dealer and was informed that the engine needs to be replaced and that the car is unsafe to drive, as the engine might seize up. Fortunately, I caught it before that happened. Toyota has a service bulletin out on this issue t-sb-0094-11; they knew there is a problem but never notified vehicle owners and the local dealer never performed the inspection test called for in the bulletin. In addition, there have been a number of complaints filed on this with NHTSA and hundreds more posted on the internet. There are two safety issues: engine failure while driving and Toyota's disregard for safety, by not informing owners of the issue.

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car image   Engine Rattling And Whining Sounds problem of the 2011 Toyota Camry 5
Failure Date: 06/21/2011

Car always makes a whining sound that gets louder upon acceleration, vehicle is impossible to keep in my lane especially at highway speeds, constant correcting needed to stay out of oncoming traffic or out of the lane left of me as car veers to the left. Cars has a transmission issue that causes jerking and slippage which also causes the car out of its lane.

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car image   Engine Rattling And Whining Sounds problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 6
Failure Date: 11/01/2010

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. Whenever the vehicle was driven on a cold engine, the contact could hear a rattling noise from the engine. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was told the vehicle was performing as intended. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 12,000 and the current mileage was 15,000. Updated 03/07/lj updated 04/29/11.

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car image   Engine Rattling And Whining Sounds problem of the 2000 Toyota Camry 7
Failure Date: 09/25/2004

While driving on the highway, no warning lights or temperature lights went off, but a rattling sound occurred, prior to a "pop", which was the engine "blowing" up. This later was diagnosed as the blow up of rod #4, which tore through the engine block, with current repair cost estimated at $6000. The vehicle has received regular maintenance including oil changes within manufacturer guidelines. Since this year and model was part of the "oil sludge" mess, I inquired why I never received any notice from the manufacturer of this potential for the engine to seize suddenly with no warning. They indicated my VIN supposedly is not part of this campaign and since the mileage is 96000 miles, I am not covered. Toyota totes a "quality" product, yet this is the first car in my life that has not made it to 140,000 miles or more. Toyota to date has offered no assistance with no explanation of why the engine would suddenly die with so few miles. They indicate that this is not related to their oil sludge nightmare or engine design problems.

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car image   Engine Rattling And Whining Sounds problem of the 2002 Toyota Camry 8
Failure Date: 03/03/2004

Driver side window did not roll smoothly. Squeaked but was only fixed after taking the car a dealer a third time. Sputtering/rattling sound seems to be coming from the engine when the car is idle or upon cold start. Sound gets progressively louder. Dealer claims that no sounds were heard. Car also hesitates when responding to acceleration. In researching for answers, I found that the driver's side airbag has a recall. I was in disbelief when I found that no efforts were made in contacting me about an airbag recall! I feel utterly disappointed. I'd come from a "Honda" family and decided to give Toyota a try. I have learnt my lesson now that buying a brand new Toyota means having to check up on recalls and problems.

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