If you find out a noise on your car, you are right to be careful of it and take it seriously, although it is possible that nothing critical will happen, it is also possible that it is the symptom of a more important repair. A noise that appears in the trunk of your Toyota Camry is luckily more a indication of a small manipulation or service, rather than a difficult one. To support you in your research, we have chosen to compose this article to present you with the most likely solutions to your issue. First we will see that this trunk noise on your Toyota Camry can come from built up dirt, the issue can also come from a loose lock and finally, it can even come from a simple rivet that sits inside your bumper.
Noise in the trunk Toyota Camry : Built up dirt that triggers poor closing
We will therefore start with a trunk noise on your Toyota Camry caused by dirt accumulated on your joints, lock for example. In fact, it is possible that on a car that is already a few years old and whose cleaning is not always a priority or that the roads used are not very clean that dirt accumulates at the trunk gasket. This issue triggers a poor closure of the trunk and a noise that can sound like a crack. To examine if you are in this circumstance, open the trunk of your Toyota Camry, examine the condition of the gasket that runs around the entire tailgate and clean it with a wet/soap cloth, dry the whole thing and try to close the trunk and take a dentred road to see the difference. If this is not the case, continue to the other hypotheses that will probably give a solution. It is possible however that you have a trunk noise on your Toyota Camry that is related to other sources such as shock absorbers, do not hesitate to consult this article on the noises at the back of a Toyota Camry.
Noise in the trunk of my Toyota Camry : Loose lock, clicking noise
Second probability, you may also, over time, encounter a locking system that has taken up some play. And this is one of the most likely possibilities. In fact, knowing a trunk noise on your Toyota Camry is very frequently related to this issue. Some solutions are available to you depending on the level of play you have with your lock. The first is that occasionally the offset is minimal and a simple greasing of the mechanism with thick grease is sufficient to solve the problem. Secondly, it is also possible that you really have a lot of play on your lock and that each time the trunk “jumps”, in which circumstance you would have to take out the cover that enables access to the lock (inside the trunk). Then, using torx screws, you unscrew the striker attached to the threshold, just push it back a little towards the inside of the trunk and tighten it again. Don’t forget to examine the centering of the striker in regards to the trunk lock. If after checking the trunk of your Toyota Camry closes badly, it means that you have moved it too far, replicate the process by pushing the striker less.
Noise in my trunk Toyota Camry : Rivet following plate change in the trunk/ bumper
Finally, one of the last possibilities. It is that following a license plate change you were unfortunate and that a piece of rivet fell behind your plate. In fact, when a plate replacement is made, to take out the old one the process used is to drill the existing rivets to be able to put out the license plate. Unfortunately, it can happen that part of the rivet falls into the hole of the bumper and it will therefore wander inside the bumper and can induce an annoying noise. To check that it is this problem you are experiencing, and that you have a trunk noise on your Toyota Camry linked to a rivet, you will need to examine that it is in the tailgate open it and stir it to discern the noise. If this is your case, you will have to remove the linings from the trunk to remove it. Finally, if it is your bumper, it is in this rarer and more problematic case, you will have to take out the bumper to remove the bits of rivet that are running around.