Intake Manifold Noise due to manufacturing defect on Toyota Camry

Average mileage: 123,202 (45,000–217,000)
3 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2007
13 people reported this problem
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The intake manifold makes rattling sounds when you depress the gas pedal. There is a manufacturing defect in the baffle that is loose inside of the intake manifold. The fix is to replace the intake manifold.
2003 Toyota Camry 97,000 mi,
rattling back of engine / loud when cold / toyota should sell at dealers cost
2007 Toyota Camry 95,000 mi,
loud noise and smell.
2003 Toyota Camry 45,000 mi,
Rattling noise in engine whenever it is turned on or cruising. When accelerating over 45 it stops. Took to dealer, advised it was engine intake and would $800+ to fix. Advised no harm to engine, but it is thoroughly annoying and getting more so. Can't afford to get it fixed.
2002 Toyota Camry 217,000 mi,
Loud rattle or ticking sound upon acceleration. Very audible on the highway. Dealer said it's the intake manifold and not harmful to the engine, but it is extremely annoying. This car has been nearly bulletproof its whole life and it's frustrating to have this problem now when I know the car can go another 100,000 easily. Wish I knew exactly why it's doing this.
2003 Toyota Camry 129,000 mi,
09/04/15 Toyota dealership charged me $800to replaced the intake manifold or valves. I need to mention that this noise did not exist until I took my vehicle in the an oil change & the 120,000 miles Service tune up at the Dealership. They said this happened after they did the upper induction this is ridiculous.
2003 Toyota Camry 115,345 mi,
It doesn't always occur but in my case, when it does, the baffle makes more of a clocking or clock ticking sound, directly dependent on rpm.
2003 Toyota Camry 160,000 mi,
Intake manifold rattling noise. I was told by the dealer the noise was from carbon build up and I paid $180 for an induction flush. The dealer called me after the work to tell me that the rattle was louder now and it was due to the intake manifold. Replacement would be $880. I was told it was not dangerous, only annoying so I didn't do the repair.
2003 Toyota Camry 180,000 mi,
Constant knocking sound, louder when accelerating. Very embarassing. Dealer charge for part $500 plus labor! Not fixed yet. Looking for better price.