One or More Motor Mounts May Wear Out on Higher Mileage Vehicles on Toyota Camry

Problem Description and Possible Solution

One or more motor mounts may wear out on cars with high mileage. This will put extra stress on the other mounts, and the faulty mount(s) should be replaced.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 149,376 (179–325,000)
Engines affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L V6, 3.0L V6, 3.3L V6, 3.5L V6
20 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
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I was told by Toyota of Glendora that I needed to replace a cracked "dogbone" motor mount and they quoted me a price of $379.00 for parts and labor!!!! This is a $20-$30 part!!!! It appears to be a common DEFECT and replacement should be covered by Toyota Corp. I'm the 12th person responding to this defective issue.
Lower needs to be replaced, top was replaced. Problem-motor shakes car when it is at a light, when I put it in neutral, the car purrs like a cat. Once I get going, the shaking stops.
Can't believe it! 3 of 4 motor mounts broke!Took it to our trusted mechanic complaining of the horrible thunk it started to make after braking. Had brakes done a few months prior and thought it might have had something to do with that . Was hoping it was not the transmission. They bring it up on the lift and call me with the great news! Not even high miles! Then the computer would not reset and car had to sit at dealer cause they are the only ones who can deal with the computer! So disappointed in Toyota! I will NEVER buy another! I don't even drive a long way to work!
This should be considered fair wear and tear to replace the mounts after 180,000 miles. I dont understand why they charge so much to replace. Its a 20-40 dollar part, only 2 bolts on the top motor mount, a few more than that on the bottom one.
Noticed a vibration when in gear at a complete stop a year ago around 100,000 miles. Checked mounts Had noticed the top passenger motor mount was torn. Replaced it. Now its torn again. Which means theres another bad motor mount below somewhere. Car only has 108,400 miles. Will now replace all four and see how it goes. I can't belive how fast they were out. Very disappointed in toyota who say its just normal. I believe its just bad cheap quality materials used for the mounts.
Just had to replace the L/H (passenger) side motor mount on my adopted 2008 Camry. Mechanic who failed the inspection was going to charge $400-600 for the part - that quote was w/o labor. Found the OEM from a Toyota dealership online for $120 and it took about 30 minutes to replace. Highly recommend doing it yourself if you have the tools and time.
engine vibration at acceleration
I could feel a slight bump when starting out from a stop. When I took it in for an unrelated issue the mechanic noticed that the front motor mount near the bottom front center of the car was broken. When I brought it back in to have this fixed he then found that the "dogbone" motor mount/torque mount was also in need of replacing (not broken) due to the rubber being pretty much useless. The lower motor mount cost me $174 to fix and I will order the "dogbone" part and fix this one myself.
passenger side motor mount is broken
Front engine mount replaced at 247K. Now shop says I need front and rear replaced at 296K miles.
Can this be right?
fixed by tech, no more issues so far.
The car had vibration at stoplights. We had 3 motor mounts replaced and the problem is worse. We've been told the 4th one, the insulator passenger mount has to be replaced and the part is $180.00. We're ready to get rid of it.
motor mounts wore out around 180k making the engine rear up when the car would start out from a standstill. I replaced the broken or missing ones and have not had this trouble since.
I just bought this car 3 months ago and have had to do a lot of work to it. I took it in to have a cv joint replaced and they told me 1 motor mount is broken and the other 3 are loose. Quoted me 400 to replace them all. Not sure if that's a good price or not. :/
Front motor mount broke and caused the engine block to crack (leaking oil) from engine lifting up and banging back down onto it. Used engine (29k miles) $2k + $2k labor/parts ... and lower end now knocks and vibrates bad at idle. Engine warranty will replace engine but not cover labor. First and last Toyota I'll ever own. Wish Yamaha made cars ...
Dog bone broked. Engine shakes abnormally on acceleration and shifting
engine torque rod and front motor mount needed replacement... noise was first heard insode the car, sounded like a front suspension issue..but wheni placed car in drive i verified the frt motor mount worn and the engine torque strut was visibly cracked.. easy fix
Same here, will need to fix
One motor mount replaced in November 2010. Today is Feb 15 2011.
Had 2 replaced about 2 years ago. Recently starting vibrating more in reverse and driver(when idle). Seems to be slipping upon acceleration. Mechanic says dogbone is cracked again and the transmission one needs to be replaced.