Problem Description and Possible Solution
Vehicles with a manual transmission may develop an abnormal vibration type noise, most noted when accelerating from a stop or shifting gears. This is generally caused by a faulty engine mount. Damaged engine mounts will require replacement.
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Average mileage: 96,090 (19,900–228,000)
18 people reported this problem
vibration on engine start, also noticable when decelerating to stop at light, or acceleration from stop
engine vibration noticable (obviously)
Both engine and transmission mounts were bad. Stopped at a light, brakes and front end started shaking erratically; pulled into a nearby parking lot and stopped. Could've been REALLY BAD had things escalated 1 min earlier on the freeway. Developed Achilles Tendon from bad seat alignment...Still waiting for a 2-yr old recall to be fixed... Driver seat, airbags faulty... Seems like Toyota doesn't care about this car. Great mileage, POORLY built!