Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: An increasing number of Toyotas are experiencing excessive oil consumption and the 2007 Camry seems to be leading the charge.

Owners are reporting that their engines are deprived of oil halfway through their maintenance schedules and in some cases the damage is so bad that entirely new engines need to be installed, paid out of pocket. The issue may be a result of defective piston rings and is the possible target of a class-action lawsuit.

Toyota has issued a TSB for this problem, but maintains their stance that vehicles equipped with a 2AZ-FE engine are burning through a “normal” amount of oil.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,026 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2007 Toyota Camry AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 012008

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles


2007 Toyota Camry with air conditioning problem. Consumer states that there is a strong urine smell after the use of the air conditioner. Consumer doesn't feel that this problem would be covered under warranty. The consumer also stated there is a wind sound when drving on the highway. It sounded as if the windows were down.

- Independence, MO, USA

problem #2

Nov 262006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving 10 mph, the vehicle hesitates at intersections or while idling at stop signs. The vehicle has been taken to the dealer approximately ten times. The dealer replaced the cpu on the computer and the vehicle operated normally for approximately one week. The contact stated that within ten key turns, the vehicle reprogrammed itself and he must disconnect the battery to reprogram it to its original setting. The failure remains uncorrected. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 200 and current mileage was 10,000. Updated 02-12-08 the dealer stated replaced instrument panel assembly, A/C vent closest to steering wheel is loose, and hesitation between first and 2nd gear. Updated 02/12/08

- Port Orange, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 312007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,879 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The vehicle hesitates when the contact depresses the accelerator pedal. Toyota stated that nothing could be done because it was a design flaw. The contact believes that the vehicle is unsafe and dangerous. He stated that when merging into traffic at 60-65 mph, the vehicle may or may not pick up speed when the accelerator pedal is depressed. The current mileage is 4,850 and failure mileage was 2,879. The consumer provided repair invoices for the vehicle. The dealer stated A/C is not working, it is only blowing warm air regardless of setting. Updated 08/07/07

- Oxford, NC, USA

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