Toyota Camry intake manifold noise

Toyota Camry intake manifold noise

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Larry White

United States

#1 Oct 13, 2006
My 2003 4 cyl Camry has developed a vibration noise in the intake. My dealer acknowledged that there is a factory bulletin on this problem - my problem, however, is that Toyota will not remedy the problem since the car is out of warranty; my extended warranty shakes their head "No", because the part is not broke...this is nuts!!!
Intake manifold

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Nov 1, 2006
The intake manifold is part of the power train. It says just that in my 2003 manual. That warranty is 5 years and 60K miles. The dealer is not telling you the truth.
Mr Mac

United States

#3 Nov 5, 2006
My 2003 4 cly. Camry with 45,00 miles developed the same problem in the Intake manifold. It is covered by a Technical Service Bulletin (TSA) but only if the owner specifically complains about it.
It is covered in the Warrenty booklet too. It is under Long Term Emission Defect Warranty, page 20 and 22, for seven years or 70,000 miles.
I have an appointment at the dealer, Boch Toyota, we'll have to wait and see how it comes out.
Mr. Mac
Raj

Bellevue, WA

#4 Nov 16, 2006
Mr Mac wrote:
My 2003 4 cly. Camry with 45,00 miles developed the same problem in the Intake manifold. It is covered by a Technical Service Bulletin (TSA) but only if the owner specifically complains about it.
It is covered in the Warrenty booklet too. It is under Long Term Emission Defect Warranty, page 20 and 22, for seven years or 70,000 miles.
I have an appointment at the dealer, Boch Toyota, we'll have to wait and see how it comes out.
Mr. Mac
My 2003 4 cyl Toyota Camry has developed the same vibration noise problem and the dealer says it is not covered under the 5 year engine warranty. Mr. Mac, what was your dealer response to the issue?
cassandra

Charlotte, NC

#5 Nov 18, 2006
My 2003 4 cyl Toyota Camry developed the problem in February 2006, I had it replaced, and now its at it again but the part was only under warranty for 6 months, if there anything I can do about it?
japan made

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Nov 19, 2006
Is this the 2003 4 cyl. only or does it include the six cyl. also? I have the six cyl. with 22,000 miles and have not noticed any noise. Is the noise very obvious and what does it sound like?
JAB

Chicago, IL

#7 Nov 28, 2006
My 2003 Camry is making a rattling noise, and my mechanic, who specializes in foreign cars, says it is just a noise and will not hurt the engine at all. This is a hard thing to accept since I am still making a payment on this vehicle. After all, who would buy a car that sounds like a rod is about to go out. I have my doubts that this noise is harmless. It's getting worse and sounds like an old Plymouth Scamp I had 20 years ago before the engine blew. I really like my Camry, but I'm very disappointed with Toyota for not recalling this problem.
JAB

Chicago, IL

#8 Nov 28, 2006
RE: 2003 Camry, 4-cyl. The rattling noise described earlier was coming from the intake manifold, and can be replaced for the low price of $544.00 by my mechanic. I have 79K miles on this car. Has anyone had any success with getting a dealership or Toyota to warranty this problem even after higher miles?
Ken

Conway, SC

#9 Nov 28, 2006
I have the same rattling noise on my 2003 camry.I first took it to my dealership and he said it would cost 600.00 to fix.Then I told him about this website and he talked to his service rep.The service rep.agreed to fix the problem for 100.00 deductable.I thought that was very fair.
Dora

San Antonio, TX

#10 Nov 29, 2006
Same problem as Mr. Mac. I was told by phone that the power train warranty is 36,000 and I have 36,700. Go figure.
Same thing regarding the TSA, he says that the manifold is not part of this system.
I have appealed to the manager about the 700 mile difference in mileage. We'll see.
Frank

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Nov 29, 2006
My 2003 has a five year 60K power train warranty and the intake manifold is listed as part of the power train. Maybe it is also part of the emissions with an even longer warranty.

Dealers have never been a bastion of integrity.
Dora

San Antonio, TX

#12 Nov 29, 2006
According to the dealer this particular part(within the powertrain) only has a 36,000 warranty and no warranty under emissions. Of course my car has 36,770 miles on it. After appealing to the manager my service charge was reduced from $495.00 to $218.00 including tax. I am told the new part has a 12 mo/12,000 mile warranty. We'll see.
Frank

Sellersville, PA

#13 Nov 30, 2006
The dealer may be telling you the truth but I have doubts that he is being honest. Delaers make little or nothing from warranty service. They may try and charge you for warranty work as you have to pay more than Toyota will. Some delaers will bill you and then submit it to Toyota for a warranty clam to collect from both sources.

They should be able to show you in writing. Call some other dealers and ask about the warranty on the intake manifold. To say that part of the power train is not covered by that warranty sounds hoakey to me.

They can and do lie a lot if it suits their prupose.
JOE NEW YORK

AOL

#14 Dec 3, 2006
I HAVE THE SAME NOISE ON MY 03 CAMRY AND IF YOU LOOK ON PAGE 22 IN THE OWNERS WARRANTY INFORMATION BOOKLET YOU WILL SEE UNDER LONG TERM EMISSION DEFECT WARRANTY. THE AIR INDUCTION SYSTEM, THEY HAVE THE INTAKE MANIFOLD AND INTAKE AIR SURGE TANK LISTED. I ALSO FOUND OUT THAT IF YOU HAVE A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON, THEN YOU HAVE A EVAPORATIVE CANISTER CLOSED VALVE THAT ALSO NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. YOU CAN SEE THIS ON AUTO.MSN. I AM GOING TO TAKE THIS UP WITH MY DEALER ALSO. I HOPE THIS HELPS SOME OF YOU OUT.
Sheila

Tamaqua, PA

#15 Dec 4, 2006
I too own a 03 toyota camry, developed the noise and took it to Toyota and for 755 they replaced the intake manifold. I did write to Toyota directly (at their website) and their reply was the following: the intake manifold is only covered for 3 years or 36,000 miles. I am done with toyota after this. They were not helpful at all.
Ben Tam

Spring, TX

#16 Dec 13, 2006
Larry White wrote:
My 2003 4 cyl Camry has developed a vibration noise in the intake. My dealer acknowledged that there is a factory bulletin on this problem - my problem, however, is that Toyota will not remedy the problem since the car is out of warranty; my extended warranty shakes their head "No", because the part is not broke...this is nuts!!!
I have a similar problem and the dealer wanted to charge me $700+ to replace the intake manifold. I called Toyota customer relation and they checked and told me this is covered under the 5 yr/60000 powertrain warranty (ONLY for a 2003 model). A notice was sent to all dealerships but most of them are not aware of it. I took the info. the Toyota customer relation gave me, went back to the dealership and told the service mgr. They called Toyota to verify and replaced the intake manifold for me free.
Dave

Philadelphia, PA

#17 Dec 14, 2006
Finally a definite answer on this problem. I will keep that in mind. Can anyone tell me about how many miles this will show up? My car has 21K miles and is a 2003.
roach NC

Clinton, NC

#18 Dec 19, 2006
I have a 2003 camry with the same problem as you people do. I called toyoyota customer service and talked to the rudest B>?:"". She said even with all the problems there is with maifold and the bulletins sent to dealers,ther is not a recall for repairs. So in other words,I'll have to have repair done and pay out of pocket,with no help from TOYOTA for payment of repairs. Also the mil.is 77000.
JOE NEW YORK

AOL

#19 Dec 19, 2006
I TRADED MINE IN ON A NISSAN. TOYOTA WILL NOT FIX IT THEY EVEN TRIED TO MAKE ME PAY FOR SENSORS THEY UNPLUG AND LEFT THEM AFTER THE CAR WAS RETURNED TO ME. I TOOK IT TO A MECHANIC AND THEY SHOWED IT TO ME. THEY UNPLUGED TWO SENSORS ON MY CAR. I HAVE NOT HAD A GOOD LUCK WITH THEM. THE 07 IS NO BETTER MY BROTHER BOUGHT ONE AND HE HAS A HESITATION PROBLEM WITH IT. BYE BYE TOYOTA!!!!!!!!!!
Catherine Arkansas

Monticello, AR

#20 Dec 20, 2006
I have the same problem. It is covered under the powertrain(60,000), or the extended warranty(70,000 miles). It will cost me a $50 deductible. Otherwise, I was told by a shade tree mechanic,$600. I almost fell for it, not realizing it was covered under the warranty. Wow, all the same problems. Toyota should really do something about this. My car has 62,000 miles on it. I noticed the vibration or rattling in about May of this year.
Larry White wrote:
My 2003 4 cyl Camry has developed a vibration noise in the intake. My dealer acknowledged that there is a factory bulletin on this problem - my problem, however, is that Toyota will not remedy the problem since the car is out of warranty; my extended warranty shakes their head "No", because the part is not broke...this is nuts!!!

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