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Loud Engine Noise Problems of Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry owners have reported 25 problems related to loud engine noise (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2010 Toyota Camry 1
Failure Date: 09/16/2013

Sept. 16, 2013,the car made a loud noise and I pulled the car over to the shoulder of the road turned the car off to inspect the vehicle, I found nothing wrong, I contacted a wrecker and the closest Toyota dealership to have the car delivered for repairs. Sept. 17,I called them to find out what they found out about my car; I was informed by the service advisor that there is a hole in your block. I asked how could a car with only 56k mi. Throw a rod. He said they didn't know yet and would get back with me. Sept. 19, I provided the dealership with all of my service records. They contacted Toyota and called on sept. 20 they were going to remove the engine to look for the failure. They stated one of two things were the cause; the car was driven into a deep-water puddle allowing water intrusion into the engine or a component failure. I stated it wasn't even raining he day of the incident, his reply was then you have nothing to worry about. Sept. 23 they called to inform me the engine was removed, photos were taken and sent to Toyota for review. Toyota's stance was they were not going to replace the engine under warranty. Toyota claims that at sometime I allowed the oil level to get low, causing the engine to over heat and which lead to this failure. I stated that was utterly false, I routinely check the oil level in that car, it never requires top off oil in between oil changes. He apologized and said that is what Toyota is saying. I researched and found Toyota has experienced similar engine failures and they tend to push back honoring warranty claims. It is suspicious they did not remove the valve covers to check for probable causes in the head area since that has been the cause of these type engine failures. At this point, I have been advised to file this complaint with NHTSA; complaints with Toyota customer relations andthe owner of the dealership have also been filed.

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car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 2
Failure Date: 06/03/2013

Due to a defect in the design of a hose, a leak developed in this hose and almost all of the oil leaked out of the engine. No warning light went on. We noticed abnormal noises coming out of the engine and brought the car to our local mechanic. We spent $400 with them as they diagnosed and tried to fix the problem. Unfortunately after spending this money they are unable to get the car to start. It is very likely the car has suffered substantial engine damage and any future diagnosis and repairs could result in thousands of dollars or repairs. This defect has resulted in catastrophic failure to the engine of our car. Presently our car is inoperable and sitting in our parking lot. We are not in a position to spend money to fix a problem that is clearly due to bad design and inferior parts by Toyota. In doing extensive research on the internet, we found out this is a known defect with this oil hose. This is clearly the fault of Toyota and not us and many other Toyota customers. We contacted Toyota and they refused to do anything unless we paid to have the car towed to them and pay them to diagnose the problem. This is a major safety problem, having an engine fail on a highway at high speeds or locally could cause significant injury. In spite of our contact with Toyota, they are refusing to do the right thing and fix our car. Other Toyota owners are currently at risk as if their engine fails in transit significant injury or death can occur to a car when the engine fails.

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car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 1997 Toyota Camry 3
Failure Date: 11/21/2012

The contact owns a 1997 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph the driver started to hear a loud noise. A few miles later the driver saw orange flames coming from the hood. The driver threw dirt onto the engine to put the fire out. The vehicle was later towed to an independent mechanic for diagnosis. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and current mileage was approximately 90,000. The VIN was unavailable.

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car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2000 Toyota Camry 4
Failure Date: 06/20/2011

The contact owns a 2000 Toyota Camry le. While driving 65 mph, the contact heard a loud noise underneath the hood of the vehicle. The contact drove onto the emergency lane and noticed oil leaking from the engine. Neither the dealer or manufacturer were contacted. The contact diagnosed that the strip head bolt needed to be replaced. The failure and current mileage was 45,000. The VIN was unavailable.

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car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2003 Toyota Camry 5
Failure Date: 12/21/2010

The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Camry. The contact stated the vehicle made a loud noise. The dealer was contacted and diagnosed that there was sludge in the engine and that it needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure, but denied any assistance with repairs. The engine was replaced. The failure mileage was unavailable and the current mileage was 75,000. Updated 03/27/lj updated 06/13/2012.

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car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 6
Failure Date: 03/26/2010

The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact was driving approximately 35 mph, attempted to make a turn and a loud noise was coming from the engine. The accelerator pedal began to stick with a sluggish response, followed by the engine stalling. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. The technician stated that the noise was coming from a pebble in the hub caps. The failure had not occurred after the service repair. The failure mileage was 53,000.

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car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 7
Failure Date: 10/18/2009

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. While driving 25 mph over railroad tracks the vehicle accelerated resulting in a crash. The contact did not report any injuries. The contact applied the brakes until the brake pedal touched the floorboard; however, the vehicle did not stop. When the steering wheel locked, the windshield wipers began to function. The vehicle was taken to an authorized Toyota dealer to be repaired for the body damage but it was not examined for the cause of failure. The contact stated that a few months later the accelerator pedal recall was repaired; however, after the repair was performed the vehicle surged forward intermittently until the brakes were applied. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the brake system was repaired. The failure had not recurred but there was a rocking noise in the engine. The vehicle was taken to another authorized dealer who stated that the motor mount was cracked; yet, the vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was unknown. The current mileage is 18,000. 5/10/2010 the consumer stated the was an abnormal noise coming from the vehicle upon acceleration and when making turns. Updated 06/24/10.

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car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 1999 Toyota Camry 8
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!.

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car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2002 Toyota Camry 9
Failure Date: 09/19/2009

The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Camry xle. While he was at a traffic light on an incline, there was a very loud roaring noise coming from the engine. The weather was not a factor. The vehicle responded as if it were going to take off at full speed but it didn't. The failure occurred a second time with her foot depressing the brake pedal. Neither the dealer nor manufacturer was contacted. The failure mileage was 74,800 and the current mileage was 75,474.

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car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 1998 Toyota Camry 10
Failure Date: 08/18/2009

The contact owns a 1998 Toyota Camry. While driving approximately 30 mph on normal conditions there was a loud noise inside the vehicle. There were no warning light indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The driver stopped the vehicle and observed flames from underneath the hood. The front end of the vehicle exhibited damages with heavy smoke and flames. The fire department and police were notified. There were no personal injuries sustained. The vehicle was completely destroyed and towed to the contacts residence. The contact is aware of the safety risk. The failure and current mileages were 150,000. Updated 09/18/09. Updated 09/18/09.

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car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2001 Toyota Camry 11
Failure Date: 06/30/2009

I was driving my 2001 Toyota Camry at normal highway speed when without warning, I heard a loud noise. My engine immediately stopped operating and fortunately I was able to coast to the shoulder of the road. After having my car towed to a repair shop, the mechanic determined that an engine rod was thrown through the engine block. My car requires a new engine at an approximate cost of $ 3,000. 00.

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car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 1999 Toyota Camry 12
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 image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 1999 Toyota Camry 13
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 image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 1997 Toyota Camry 14
Failure Date: 12/01/2004

The vehicle mad a loud explosive noise while on the expressway followed by a bang. The rod had broken and caused a hole in the engine. Incident date 01/28/2005.

car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2000 Toyota Camry 15
Failure Date: 07/05/2004

I have a 2000 Toyota Camry with 62,000 miles that has had the oil changed every 3000 miles or less, and has been properly maintained. I was travlling at around 65 mph on a busy highway during a holiday weekend when without any warning I heard a loud noise. Fortunately I was able to get the vehicle off of the road and I discovered that there was oil everywhere. When a passerby stopped he showed me a hole in the engine block. When the car was towed to a Toyota dealer and examined, they observed that the engine had thrown the #4 rod. Since the car was 2,000 miles out of warranty, as a "good will" gesture Toyota agreed to replace the engine, but I was stuck with labor estimated at around $1,500. I have written to Toyota and asked them to pay for labor also, but they haven't made a final determination as of yet. The road I was travelling on less than 10 min before the incident occured (the PA turnpike) was hillly, curvey and crowded. If the engine had blown on that highway an accident would have ensued due to the large volume of traffic and absence of adequate shoulder space. I'm still waiting for shaffertoyota in cumberland, MD to repair my car. As far as I know they have the defective engine.

car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 1996 Toyota Camry 16
Failure Date: 03/25/2004

8/2003 bought car. At 75. 000 miles, freeze plugs started to go. One after the other. Leaving me stranded many times. After we replaced the freeze plugs, 76. 000 miles the car started dumping its coolant through the overflow tank. . Could not get answers from phillips Toyota. Started loosing oil. The obd light has never come on. The car runs quite and smooth. Made several attempts to take care of this problem with the corporation, but they will not help. Also, the brakes have always made loud noises, and the cruise control has a mind of its own. Car has now, 130000 miles on it, and all I can do, is add water every 25 miles or so. None of the shops we have taken it to can tell us what the problem is. Can you help me please.

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car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 1998 Toyota Camry 17
Failure Date: 12/30/2003

While driving 70 mph the driver heard a loud noise which came from underneath the hood and smoke began to come inside the vehicle through the vents. The driver was able to pull over to the shoulder before the vehicle exploded. The driver did not sustain any injuries during this incident. The vehicle was totaled.

car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 1999 Toyota Camry 18
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 image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 1999 Toyota Camry 19
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 image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2000 Toyota Camry 20
Failure Date: 12/15/2002

My husband was getting on the on ramp to the freeway when there was a loud noise, he thought he blew a tire. When he checked, the short block was cracked. The cylinder had gone through the block. There was absolutely no warning: no oil light, no overheating, no abnormal engine noise, oil was full when checked two weeks prior. Toyota refused to pay total repair costs due to the fact we were only able to produce evidence of two oil changes in 15 months of ownership/24,000 miles. We bought the car at 21. 5k miles, dealer changed oil at 31k miles in Dec 02, one oil receipt I could find was dated June '03, car was due for another change. I took pictures of the engine today and received a requested oil sample. The pictures show sludge on the pistons, a cracked piston and a severely cracked short block. Mechanic says one of the rods is bent, also. I could not see any deformity in the rods, but have a picture of all four rods.

car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 1999 Toyota Camry 21
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 image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 1999 Toyota Camry 22
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).

car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2002 Toyota Camry 23
Failure Date: 01/01/2001

There is a bad linkage between engine and transmission, and there is a loud noise while traveling on the highway. Dealership is aware of problem. Consumer states there is slack in the drivetrain.

car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 1997 Toyota Camry 24

While driving consumer notice d a loud noise. Soon vehicle stalled. Dealer was contacted, technician noticed engine needed to be replaced. Please provide further information.

car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 1997 Toyota Camry 25

There is a noticeable rumbling sound coming from the floor of my 1997 Toyota Camry. This is most noticeable during acceleration, but can be detected while traveling at constant speed. This problem seems to be intermittent in nature.