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 8 of 12)

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problem #95

Apr 152012


  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the dashboard was melting causing the shiny surface to reflect onto the windshield and impairing the contact's visibility. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000. Djr

- West Wego, LA, USA

problem #94

Sep 112013

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
My dashboard is melting and I saw on the news that many other people are having the same problem. The melting causes a glare on the windshield and can cause an accident. This is very dangerous. Please have Toyota do something about this.

- No Miami Beach, FL, USA

problem #93

Jul 302014


  • 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 #92

Jul 172012

Camry 6-cyl

  • miles


Dashboard is melting went to dealer on three different occasions. Toyota refuses to repair or replace. This has been an issue for years. Spoken to many managers in service department at headquarter Toyota.

- Hialeah, FL, USA

problem #91

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

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problem #90

Jul 012011


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving 20 mph, the dashboard melted and produced a shine that impaired the contact's visibility. The dealer stated that the dashboard needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Davie, FL, USA

problem #89

Mar 012013

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles


Dashboard is melting, sticky.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #88

Jul 032012


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the dashboard was melting, which produced a shine that affected the contact's visibility while driving. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Davie, FL, USA

problem #87

Jul 312012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
At around the end of July 2012 the dash board on my 2007 Camry started to get gummy and sticky. When I went to the dealer I was told that the car was out of warranty and that the dash could be replace but that it would cost me out of pocket. Now my dash board is in really bad shape. This is a defective piece of equipment hows it possible that Toyota does not stand behind it's product. Toyota put out something back in 2011 or 2012 about this issue and the Lexus brand.

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #86

Jun 222011

Camry 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The complete dashboard is basically melting away. I have complained to Toyota for years and was told this was not covered.

- West Park, FL, USA

problem #85

Jul 292014


  • 47,000 miles


Dashboard melting. Local Toyota dealer stated Toyota left off chemical that prevents whether deliberate or accidential unknown but will do nothing.

- Pembroke Pines`, FL, USA

problem #84

Jul 162012


  • miles
The dash board is melting, causing significant glare impairing the drivers ability to see.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #83

Jan 092014

Camry 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
My dashboard has a sticky film on it that causes it to be shiny and causes the sun to reflect in my eyes while driving. This is a problem on many 2007 Camry's. I quick google searched turned up many pages of complaints.

- Parkland, FL, USA

problem #82

Jul 162014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 64,100 miles
I just purchased this 2007 Camry from a car dealership. Very nice car low miles well taken care of. I checked the car out very well I thought. These cars bring a premium price. While test driving noticed dash cover lifted it up looked for cracks looked fine. Later on that day bought car. While waiting for someone to drive my other vehicle home thought didn't like dash cover and decided to take it off. Mistake! dash was so sticky like you spray adhesive on it. The dash cover has small velcro strips on stuck to dash which while attempting to remove took piece of dash with it. Went into dealership explained situation to sales rep and they fixed hole. Asked why dash sticky he did not know. On a hot sunny day better have dark sunglasses on for the glare from dash is a distraction. Dash puts off a odor when hot and sticky. I put cover back on dash it helps some. I should of did more research on 2007 Camry because a lot of people are having same issue. There is no solution other than a new dash which Toyota so far will not pay for. Toyota needs to save their reputation because I will never buy another Toyota !

- Weatherford, TX, USA

problem #81

Jun 012012


  • 65,000 miles
My dashboard has a sticky film on it that causes it to be shiny and causes the sun to reflect in my eyes while driving. This is a problem on many 2007 Camry's. I quick google searched turned up many pages of complaints.

- Mandeville, LA, USA

problem #80

Jan 012012


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that during hotter weather, the dashboard would become soft and sticky. The dealer advised the contact to cover the dashboard with a sunshield to prevent the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000 was and the current mileage was 69,599.

- Durham , NC, USA

problem #79

Feb 012011

Camry 6-cyl

  • miles
The dashboard started to get sticky and come apart. It also caused a glare when driving in the daytime. It has increasingly gotten worse.

- Rockledge, FL, USA

problem #78

Apr 022013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
Dashboard is melting. Dashboard is sticky. Melting dashboard now has a sheen that glares into eyes under certain lighting conditions.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #77

Jul 012007


  • miles
Over the past several years, I have noticed my dashboard is overly hot in high temps. (I live in sw Florida). Today, the dashboard is sticky, very hot, shiny in spots, and now filled with small chunks from Y fingernail hitting it. I can't clean it as the rag will stick. This is obviously a material defect that the maker used. No where in my owners manual or contract did it state that the dashboard will become much after 6 years, and the car should only be used in the colder states. I use four layers of house insulation and a sun visor. Nothing helps, as this problem is aggravated by high temperatures. I am told this is a $1,000 dashboard and I will have to pay for labor to get it replaced. Really/ how unacceptable. Again, no where in my contract did it state that just over warranty expiration, the dash would melt. And how does this affect the passengers airbag" and the glare from the sun on the dash? how can this be safe. How many complaints need to happen before someone interjects" please recall this item and make our vehicles safe. A very unsatisfied customer. (1 of many!).

- Lehigh Acres, Florida, FL, USA

problem #76

Jul 092012


  • 75,000 miles
The dashboard of my Toyota is falling apart. It is a safety hazard as it contains the passenger air bag. Additionally, the glare caused by the shine is very distracting both day and night as sunlight and lights reflect and blind the driver. I believe warranties should cover anything that is a defective part and that's what this is, a defective part, if a part is defective when you manufacturer the car or whether it fails within warranty or out of warranty it shouldn't make any difference." I and other drivers feel the defect is unsafe, and shine a light on the issue with videos taken from their point of view. Now we've learned the safety issues may go even deeper. "because this dashboard has the airbag inside on the passenger side I wouldn't feel safe in a car that had a cracked dash, " explained [xxx]. "anything that would make an airbag go off too soon or go off too late would be very serious." Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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