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:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,104 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 3 of 12)

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problem #195

May 102011


  • 12,000 miles


The dashboard has melted when the car was 4 years old. There is a blinding glare from the sunlight reflecting off the dash into the driver's eyes. Toyota refuses to acknowledge the manufacture of a defective product and will not cure the defect, claiming it is a warranty issue.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #194

Oct 012013


  • miles
My 2007 Toyota Camry's dashboard is melting, with an extremely shiny glare and is very sticky leaving it impossible to clean. It becomes a dangerous blinding hazard when the sun is baring down on the dash.

- Celebration, FL, USA

problem #193

Aug 032009


  • miles
The dashboard is sticky.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #192

Jun 012014


  • 37,000 miles


Dashboard on my 2007 Toyota Camry has gotten very sticky. Causes glare on windshield and makes driving very hazardous.

- Meridian, MS, USA

problem #191

Apr 152013


  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the dashboard melted due to excessive exposure to the sun. The defect was not diagnosed nor was the vehicle repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 91,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Houston, TX, USA

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problem #190

Jan 012010


  • miles
My dash is melting and disintegrating. It is really sticky causing a dangerous glare while driving. I have researched this problem and apparently I am not the only one with this issue. I have contacted the Toyota dealership but they wanted me to purchase a new dash. This can be a dangerous situation while driving with sun shining causing a glare and making it difficult to see the road.

- Ville Platte, LA, USA

problem #189

Jan 082013

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles


Melting dashboard not safe.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #188

Aug 082012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 31,005 miles
The dashboard of my car is sticky and very shiny! I have found nothing that will remove the sticky stuff or the shine. The shine causes a blind spot for the driver that is very dangerous. It is on the driver's side and in the driver's line of sight. I feel that this is a problem of engineering by the company that makes the dash. They should be responsible for replacing this dashboard. It is all over the top of the dash.

- Hewitt, TX, USA

problem #187

Aug 022012

Camry 6-cyl

  • miles
Toyota Camry dashboard is very sticky and melting. If you press your hand or fingers against the dash board the rubber/paint will stick to your hand. Even if you try cleaning it, it will stick to the piece of cloth or paper and removing the paint and rubber from the dashboard.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #186

Jun 012014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
The dashboard has become 'sticky' which is causing a 'blinding glare' to come off of windshield.

- Winter Springs, FL, USA

problem #185

Jan 012010


  • 56,000 miles


Dash board is very sticky, becoming shiny, composition is changing to very soft, easily depressed and indented, and progressively getting worse. Shiny dashboard causes glare to reflect on windshield affecting visibility while driving on sunny days.

- Suffield, CT, USA

problem #184

Jan 012014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
My dashboard is so sticky that I cant drive my car in the day time with out feeling safe. My dash board has turn into a glue trap for anything that comes in contact with it. I have called Toyota and made a claim and they told me not one person has made a complaint. I find that very hard to believe with all the post and videos on internet of this problem all over the country. Will please someone help, my car is not safe as you cant see in day time out of window.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #183

Oct 012013

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
The dashboard on my car is melting, the vehicle has been garage kept since 2011. The dashboard is extremely shiny and sticky and causes a serious glare problem while driving in daylight. I am afraid to operate the vehicle during daylight hours, due to the serious possibility of causing an accident because of the near zero visibility caused by the glare off the dashboard.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

problem #182

Jul 142010

Camry 4-cyl

  • 18,000 miles
I have brought my vehicle in several times complaining about my shiny, sticky, and dangerous dashboard. It is a recall but my Toyota dealership advised me it would be over $2500 to replace. After call the head corporation it was dropped down but I still can't afford it. It is extremely dangerous and distracting I try to cover the shininess but whatever touches the dash gets stuck to it and I am loosing piece after piece. It is not safe to drive when it is sunny or raining as the reflection shines right in my view while driving. I live in Florida and it is always one or the other here. Thank you for addressing this.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #181

Aug 012014


  • 62,500 miles
Dashboard material melts in warm and sunny conditions. Dash becomes excessively sticky and has developed a shiny surface that causes continuous glare (under sunny conditions) causing visibility problems for the driver. Ongoing safety issue and well documented for this Camry model/year.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #180

May 012014


  • miles
The dashboard is a sticky mess. It melts in the sun and creates a horrible glare while driving. I cannot mitigate the glare and it sometimes makes driving quite difficult and dangerous.

- Northport, AL, USA

problem #179

Oct 032010

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving approximately 30 mph, the dashboard was melting and the surface became very sticky and shiny. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000. Updated 11/20/14 the consumer stated the surface below the windshield became shiny and reflected the sunlight impairing visibility. Updated 5/5/2015

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #178

Sep 032013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 49,000 miles
9-30-2014: My dashboard as been melting for more than a year. At first I just thought it was soft on especially hot days, but the condition continued to deteriorate. Now pieces are starting to come off and visibility is getting worse daily as the dash becomes shinier. I park my car in a carport out of the sun. I drive the car short distances once a week or less. I contacted my local Toyota dealer in gainesville Florida several times asking what to do. They finally told me to call Toyota corporate, which I did in August. They said they were unaware of other owners with problems and since I was out of warranty and was not a preferred customer (since I haven't purchased more than one Toyota) there was nothing they could do. Today I went to the local dealer in person. [xxx], the service rep, said it would cost $3,000 to replace, or I could get a dashboard cover. However, he told me that I had to be careful about covering the air bag on the passenger side. How many owners are trying to deal with this issue on their own with covers only to cause a malfunction of the air bag in an accident"! I'm so exasperated with how Toyota has been dealing with the problem I began an internet search today and discovered the media reports and hundreds of complaints. Wow! when I talked to [xxx] today I asked him if he has seen this issue. He looked down at the dashboard and said, "no." Is this how Toyota is training their reps? to lie to their customers" I guess so now that I see the reporting of the problem and news that a lawsuit has been filed by ferraro law firm in miami. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Alachua, FL, USA

problem #177

Sep 062013


  • 130,000 miles
Glare from dashboard distracted me. Also seems that dashboard is melting and breaking apart in small areas. Main concern is the glare, it seems that glare is getting worse along with the melting. Really worried that glare might distract to the point of an accident. Tried cleaning but nothing seems to work, cloth or paper products start to stick to dashboard.

- Ocean Springs, MS, USA

problem #176

Sep 012013


  • miles
I began noticing that the dashboard of my Camry was becoming shiny/wet looking approx a year ago. It has progressively gotten worse and now it is so bad that there is a glare on my windshield during daylight driving. This vehicle stays in an enclosed garage and no harsh/caustic cleaning agents have ever been applied to the dashboard. The dashboard is soft and sticky. It is literally melting! additionally, there is a foul odor as a result of the melting dashboard.

- Pineville, LA, USA

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