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Toyota Camry, Sedan
#648 of 724 Lexus rattles too....
Apr 09, 2006 (3:04 pm)
4. If you want the great build quality that Toyota used to have, one solution is to buy a Lexus. This is a viable alternative for something like a Camry. Pay $5k more and get a Lexus ES300. Unfortunately, many Toyotas such as Corolla, Matrix, Sienna, Celica, etc. do not have a Lexus equivalent. With a Lexus you will get the great build quality of past Toyotas and bulletproof mechanicals"
My 1995 Lexus LS400 developed a couple of rattles which drove me nuts. I tried everything but never could find the sources... just got used to them, finally bought my 07 Camry... hopefully it will be a quiet one.
A buddy of mine had a BMW 750iL which developed a rattle they could not fix.
It goes to show that no make is immune to these.
#649 of 724 Re: Lexus rattles too.... [faldoc]
Apr 09, 2006 (7:16 pm)
Some BMW models are made here in the U.S. like the Camry. A BMW that's built 100% in Germany will not have the rattles like the same BMW that's built in the U.S.. It seems that every foreign car manufacturer that builds their cars here in the U.S. has quality problems. All of the Honda, Toyota, BMW and Mercedes cars which are built in the U.S. have quality issues with fit and finish.
Apr 14, 2006 (10:38 am)
My Camry LE has a rattle that sounds like it's coming from the dash. When the roads turn bad, it gets much worse. It sounds like it could be behind the radio or the a/c controls. The car started to make this sound a couple of years back. Wonder if I should get Toyota to look at it?
#651 of 724 '02 camry LE, 4cyl
Apr 15, 2006 (3:04 pm)
I have had my '02 camry for 4 years. Mine developed a rattle about 2 years ago. It sounds as if it in the dash on the passenger side. I was talking with the toyota shuttle driver and he said that he had the same problem with his '02 camry. Toyota fixed it... it was in the speaker by the door of the passenger side.
And, ever since I got my 02 camry, my steering wheel squeaks. I would go in to get my oil change and mention the consistent squeak. They would add some seal, it would fix the problem for a couple thousand miles, and would reappear again.
Other than those 2 things, I really enjoyed my car.
#652 of 724 Re: U.S. Built Camrys are Problematic with Quality Issues [gtgtcobra]
May 15, 2006 (10:19 am)
I will have to wait to see for the long term, but I'm not the least dissapointed that my 07 Camry Hybrid was put together in Japan.
#653 of 724 Re: If you're going to arbitration for a rattle don't bother [nhcamry]
May 19, 2006 (9:47 am)
Let me get this correct.....you asked for a brand new car because your have rattles? I HATE RATTLES more than the next guy, but expecting a new car because they can't fix a noise is an unbelievable request.
#654 of 724 Re: If you're going to arbitration for a rattle don't bother [fish8]
May 30, 2006 (7:00 pm)
We just bough a new Rav..600 miles and a constant rattle from theseat belt pretensioner in my ear. They can try to rip the car apart to fix it but the relaity they will likely create new rattles...I guess we are just suppose to live it after shelling out 23K. I say complain, fill out you CR surveys and let it be know they are cutting corners on quality. BY the way, my Camry was built in Japan....build quality does not always depend on origen, sometimes a bad design is bad no matter where its built.
#655 of 724 Re: If you're going to arbitration for a rattle don't bother [andrelaplume]
May 31, 2006 (11:47 am)
I am disappointed in you. You have had tons of Camry rattle issues over the last several years and it seems many of them remain unresolved, yet you go out and buy another Toyota product. I don't quite understand the loyalty.
#656 of 724 Re: If you're going to arbitration for a rattle don't bother [badgerfan]
May 31, 2006 (1:10 pm)
ITS MY WIFE's CAR!!!!
The Camry for all its rattles, ticks and vibrations has held up mechanically well. I had hopedthe new gen RAV would have a better rattle rep...time will tell.
As far as the Camry, the only major rattle, not controlled most of the time is the door seal / window molding clicking. Yes, the radio bezel comes now and then. Yes the cowl make some noise now and then. Yes I have to keep a little stuffed animal wedged in between the window and speaker grill in the front of the car in the winter to ward off that vibration...at least most of these are controllable...a pain but controllable.
We did consider a Hyunda (bad gas mileage) and a Forester (too small), I liked the CRV but my better half wanted the RAV......
#657 of 724 Re: If you're going to arbitration for a rattle don't bother [fish8]
Jun 19, 2006 (6:09 pm)
Are you one of the Toyota Reps? Because that is the exact attitude we received from them as well as the dealership we purchased the vehicle from! In fact the dealership we purchased the vehicle from had the nerve to tell us to "just turn the radio up" to avoid the noise!
Let me get this correct... you have no idea what the rattling noise is either, so you don't know if this might be something serious or not; am I correct?
So until you know what this problem is, do you think you should be commenting on how "unbelievable" our request was? You are not the one who has to drive it or listen to it!
We put our comments on the site to help inform others about the troubles we had with Toyota and how little the arbitration board helped. If you have something constructive to offer please feel free to respond, otherwise keep your condescending comments to yourself.