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CarComplaints.com 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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,767 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 4 of 8)

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problem #91

Aug 012011

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

In my 2007 Toyota Camry, at first (approx. 2011) the dashboard would feel sticky, as if something had spilled on it. However the stickiness could not be cleaned up. It was in fact the material of the dashboard melting. It continues to get worse and spreads across a larger area, to the point that now (2014) the dash cannot be touched without a mark being left in the melted material. It looks wet and is so glossy that the glare is impossible to see through most of the day. This is clearly a manufacturers defect and should be recalled as it is a safety hazard, not just with the blinding glare which impairs vision, but because the passenger airbag is contained inside of the dashboard and the dashboard being melted may affect its deployment.

- Gretna, LA, USA

problem #90

Jun 012014

Camry 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
My 2007 Toyota Camry dashboard started to melt this summer. I typically wipe away the dust with a clean microfiber cloth from time to time. I have been unable to do so this entire summer because anything that touches the dashboard sticks to it. It's now getting to the point that it creates a glare on the windshield and can be hard to see on a sunny day. Toyota should recall this and replace it with a dashboard that won't do the same thing. I understand wear and tear but this is ridiculous. I have had many cars and this is the first situation I've come across that I felt needed to be fixed by the company, no matter how old the car is. Toyota told me it had no idea about this being an issue. Clearly from what I've read online, they are in denial. Most reports I've seen online are in Texas and Florida. I'm reporting this issue from St. Louis, mo.

- Saint Peters, MO, USA

problem #89

Sep 222010

Camry 4-cyl

  • 77,438 miles
I purchased the Camry back in 2010. Car was great, looked great. Dash looked good, or at least I thought the dealers detailer made it look good. Shortly afterwards, noticed the dash was incredibly sticky. Took it to back to the dealer I bought it from and extended warranty would not cover the dashboard, and it was out of manufacturers warranty. Took it to Toyota dealer too and they said Toyota would not cover either. The dash is incredibly sticky, like the glue that Toyota used to glue the top material down on the dash is seeping through the top layer. The glue creates an incredible glare when driving, which can be incredibly dangerous during sunny days as it makes things hard to see unless you're wearing a pair of sunglasses, and even so the glare is still there. The glue also makes things stick to the dash, making it incredibly hard to clean as well, which can also show up on the glare on the windshield. I've never used any greasy, or oily products to clean my dash as I was worried about making the glue/glare problem even worse. I'm tempted to either buy a dash cover, which ironically will stick to the dashboard, or tint my windshield to keep the glare down. It's very disappointing Toyota cheaped out on the material used in the dash, that's going to hurt resale value for all Camry with the issue down the road, and can create dangerous conditions if the glare is bad enough for some people. I moderate a Toyota forum and I see this exact issue pop up a lot. I've included a few links for reference. www.toyotanation.com/forum/104-5th-6th-generation-2002-2006-2007-2011/391341-2007-Toyota-Camry-dashboard-melting-under-Florida-heat.html www.nairaland.com/1095499/07-08-Camry-dashboard-melting www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/21726645/exclusive-some-Toyota-Camry-suffer-from-sticky-cracking-dashboards.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #88

Jan 042014

Camry

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The dashboard on my 2007 Toyota Camry is melting and causing a huge glare on the windshield. It looks like I slathered baby oil on the first 5 inches of the dashboard. This causes difficulty seeing out of the windshield especially in the Florida sun. This should be a manufacture recall since it is a serious safety concern for drivers.

- North Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #87

Jul 162012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
I purchased a new 2007 Toyota Camry in November 2006 from a Toyota dealership and keep it parked in my garage when it's not being used. About two years ago, the heat of the sun began melting my dashboard. The dashboard started to look very glossy and shiny and feel very sticky, like glue. Parts of it began to peel. When I am driving on a hot sunny day, the shine of the dashboard creates a glare on my windshield that makes it difficult to see the road ahead. I took it to the Toyota dealership hoping that they would repair it as it is a manufacturer's defect, but they said that I would have to pay around $3,000 to replace the dash. They also acknowledged that this was a common problem with Toyota Camry models manufactured between 2007 and 2010, yet they never issued a recall for this problem. It's clear from this that it was perfectly feasible for them to use a different material made to withstand heat in warmer climates, but they did not. This manufacturer's defect is hazardous as it can impair the driver's vision when the glare is strong. I kindly request that the NHTSA take some action to address this issue.

- Wesley Chapel, FL, USA

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problem #86

May 102013

Camry

  • miles
My 2007 Toyota Camry has developed a very soft and very sticky dashboard. At first I thought it was some sort of residue but the dashboard just kept getting worse. You can not touch it without leaving a mark on it, either a finger print or a nick from catching it with your fingernail. Any and all dust particles stick to its surface and because of the extreme stickiness it can not be cleaned off. The glare from the sun is the most dangerous part! you can not see, even with visor down and sunglasses on!

- Aubrey, TX, USA

problem #85

Jul 042012

Camry

  • 60,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The dashboard is melting and has been for a couple of years. When I brought it into dealership, they said it was because of some cleaner that I used. Then I found out that many 2007 Camry owners are having same problem and Toyota refuses to admit that they have a defected product. I am 62 years old and have never had this happen to another vehicle - and I've had other Toyota. Why is there not a recall"??????????????? the dealership try to pass it off as the consumers' fault when it is actually Toyota's. what can I do"

- Crowley, LA, USA

problem #84

Aug 012011

Camry

  • miles
Melting, sticky dash which causes a glare during daylight driving.

- Vinton, LA, USA

problem #83

Apr 182011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
My 2007 Camry's dashboard seems to be "melting." It is very sticky and reflects a glare on the windshield - making it hard to see. I am afraid it will eventually lead to an accident. I have heard of others having the same problem, so I know there must be a solution or a recall soon. Toyota changed dashboard material in 2009 (from what I heard on the news) so it makes me believe that they were aware of the issue... please help!

- Huffman, TX, USA

problem #82

Aug 052013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
The dashboard is melting and has become very sticky. The glare effect my vision which has cause close accidents.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #81

Aug 062014

Camry

  • 90,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The dashboard has a molten sticky appearance. It is extremely reflective and when in direct light (such as the sun) the glare is reflected onto the windshield. This causes a glare in the drivers eyes which is very dangerous whilst in motion. Other customers have described this phenomena as the "dashboard melting".

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #80

Mar 142012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
My 2007 Toyota Camry hybrid's dashboard is melting and the glare on the windshield caused by the melted surface is an extreme safety hazard when driving the vehicle.

- Missouri City, TX, USA

problem #79

Jul 302014

Camry

  • 125,000 miles
Dashboard has begun to deteriorate. It has a sticky film on it that reflects sunlight into the driver's face. The dashboard has begun to be very sticky and looks like it's going to start to fall apart. More than aesthetically disappointing is the safety issue. The reflection from the defective dashboard makes it difficult to see the road at times.

- Sherman Oaks, CA, USA

problem #78

Jul 302014

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
My dash board is melting and it has a shiny glare when the sun hits the dash it causes a glare and you can not see good out of the wind shield. It is very dangerous and Toyota will not fix this manufacturer defect that so many of us owners do have the same problem. I bought my Toyota brand new and I noticed after about 3 years of owning the car that the dash was very sticky and shiny. I did take it to hollywood Toyota and they said they would fix it if I paid half. Since this was a manufacture defect I told them that I would not be willing to pay for this awful product that they made. Its very dangerous and it should be recalled.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #77

Mar 012014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 132,000 miles
The sun visor on the drivers side slowly started to droop eventually ending up all the way down and it will not stay up. It is a hazard to drive the vehicle but my son does not have any other means of transportation. How this is not a safety issue is beyond me.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #76

Mar 032014

Camry

  • 165,000 miles
My 2007 Toyota Camry SE has dash board melted with heat from sun. The plastic coating has turned into a sticky glue like surface, if I touch the surface with hand my hand gets stuck to it like super glue. Front dash board now reflect direct light from sun and creates a very bright glare and affects driver and front passenger visibility of road. I have called Toyota company and they declined to offer any help because my car is more then 3 years old and it has morethen 36000 miles on it. This is a safety issue and I hope to see the response from manufacture thanks.

- Mandeville, LA, USA

problem #75

May 172013

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
The entire dashboard of my 2007 Toyota Camry has become soft and sticky. There is a reflective glare coming off the dashboard closest to the windshield where the melted material has hardened. The glare of the shiny material makes it very difficult to drive in daylight. This hazard could result in an accident and should be addressed with tms.

- Deerfield Beach, FL, USA

problem #74

Jun 252013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
The dashboard is defective part. The glare from the melting dash blocks my vision at certain times of the day causing a safety hazard.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #73

Feb 012014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
My dashboard has melted and reflects off my window making it hard to see during the day. I have reported this to my dealership but nothing has been done yet. It is sticky and gooey and I am worried about visibility and what will happen if the airbag deploys.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #72

Jun 172014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 57,785 miles
The sun visor does not stay in place and keeps hanging making it a safety issue. Toyota did do a warranty enhancement notice when I took the car dealer to have this done. The dealer at that time told me it was okay now so there was no need to this and to bring the car when I have problem. Now that I have problem the dealer says they cannot do this as time has expired. I called Toyota and they also denied to service this issue. Since Toyota already new that this was a problem in their vehicle I believe that they should accept their responsibility and fix this issue. I would highly appreciate if you could look into this matter as I believe there are many other vehicle owner who may have this problem now.

- Whittier , CA, USA

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