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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 127,222 (12,000–356,000)
11 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2011
34 people reported this problem
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rear body noise while driving on moderately bumpy road. Sounds like a loose 2X4 in the trunk bouncing around.
Noise in rear sounds like coming from trunk every time we go over a bump or slightly rough road. Sounds like a clatter or bumping sound. It's been a while now Noone knows what it is.
Drivers side rear - loud rattle when going over even small bumps. Had struts replaced and also bushings - so thumping is gone but still have rattle.
the description of loose 2x4's in trunk describes the sound perfectly. Our mechanic is at a loss for reason... Very frustrating!
Noises developed after new struts installed all around. Nodiagnosis by the shop. I suspect it is worn bushings.
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. :)
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.
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!