Intake Manifold Noise due to manufacturing defect on Toyota Camry

Average mileage: 118,918 (60,000–180,000)
2 model years affected: 2003, 2007
10 people reported this problem
7 people shared problem details
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 Camry97,000
rattling back of engine / loud when cold / toyota should sell at dealers cost
2003 Toyota Camry129,000
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.
2007 Toyota Camry95,000
loud noise and smell.
2003 Toyota Camry115,345
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 Camry160,000
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 Camry180,000
Constant knocking sound, louder when accelerating. Very embarassing. Dealer charge for part $500 plus labor! Not fixed yet. Looking for better price.
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