Engine Rattling And Whining Sounds Problems of Toyota Camry
Toyota Camry owners have reported 4 problems related to engine rattling and whining sounds (under the engine and engine cooling category).
#1 - Engine Rattling And Whining Sounds problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry
The vehicle is a 2007 Toyota Camry. 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. This engine rattling and whining sounds issue occurred Monday, July 1, 2013.
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#2 - Engine Rattling And Whining Sounds problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry
The VIN of this vehicle was 4T1BK46K29_. The reporting person's vehicle is 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. This problem occurred on November 1, 2010.
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#3 - Engine Rattling And Whining Sounds problem of the 2002 Toyota Camry
The car involved is a 2002 Toyota Camry. 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. The failure date was Wednesday, Mar. 3, 2004.
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#4 - Engine Rattling And Whining Sounds problem of the 2000 Toyota Camry
The vehicle was a 2000 Toyota Camry. 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. This issue happened on Saturday, September 25, 2004.
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