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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,002 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012011

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the drivers side sun visor flipped down and struck her in the face while obstructing her vision. The dealer was notified and stated that the sun visor needed to be replaced. The passenger side sun visor also experienced the same failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 44,000. Updated 09/27/11 the consumer stated the vehicle has other issues such as the trunk release not working as well as the seat belt being inoperative. (daughter wrote in on behalf of her mother, who is the owner of the vehicle) updated 11/02/11

- Lyman, SC, USA

problem #1

Oct 152007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The vehicle came equipped with a key that will not open the trunk. The trunk can still open with the automatic key pad. The contact feels that if the trunk is locked with a key, it should only be able to open with a key and not the key pad. The dealer offered to unhook the key pad feature, however, no repair was made. The failure mileage was 5 and current mileage was 4,500.

- Souix Falls , SD, USA

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