Driving Over Bumps May Cause Loud Noises in Body of Vehicle on Toyota Camry

Driving over bumps causes loud, annoying noises in the body of the car. If the noise is a groaning or creaking, it can be improved by lubricating the rubber joints in the suspension system. If the noise is a rattling sound, the problem is likely wear and tear on the upper mounting plate for one or more of the suspension struts.

RepairPal Verified
Average mileage: 121,166 (12,000–255,000)
7 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 2001, 2007
21 people reported this problem
8 people shared problem details
2007 Toyota Camry77,000
rear body noise while driving on moderately bumpy road. Sounds like a loose 2X4 in the trunk bouncing around. .
Upvoted (14)Flag inappropriate
1994 Toyota Camry178,000
Bumps makes a rattling sound, fine with regular driving conditions
1994 Toyota Camry175,000
Noises developed after new struts installed all around. Nodiagnosis by the shop. I suspect it is worn bushings.
2001 Toyota Camry115,000
Carried heavy wood logs chunks in the trunk so I related the banging to that when I heit a bump to weakended rear supports. Not fixed yet . My regular machanic has no idea, my daughter-in-laws father, a fix everything guy feels its a suspension piece.
Thumping sound in suspension. Mechanic fixed it when we bought the car.
very noisy when driving sounds like gearbox mounting
Same here, when even driving over the smallest things my car will make some sounds, she just needs a lot of tlc but she's a heck of a good car. :)
I haer aloot of rattling going over bumbs. all of the rubber is shot on the struts. I cannot find any quick struts for the 1994 Camry v6 3.0 becuase none of tthe manufacturers make them. My caution is that many web sites and prts stores are selling the monroe quick struts for the 1994 4 cylinder to owners of the V6. Dont buy them. Monroe says that the springs are different for the V6 and that they dont make them because of the springs! I guess I have to take it to the dealership and have them re build the entire strut assembly. perhaps they can re-use the springs though. This is going to be very pricy!
Related Items:
Almost every time you go over a bump the rear of car wiggles back and forth. I was wondering if...
a noise sounding like a ballon in bicycle spokes can be heard when the ac is on high. You can't...
I have a knocking noise front right mainly, and to a lesser degree front left when going over b...
the right rear of the car has a bumping noise at times when I drive. The shocks seem ok (did t...

Related Content