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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:
7 / 8
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,982 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 3 of 5)

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problem #52

Feb 192009

Camry 4-cyl

  • 22,000 miles

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

A couple of years after I bought this car, the dashboard started melting in the Florida sun.Toyota refuses to fix or replace this dashboard.this causes a dangerous reflective glare that reflect the sun in my face while I am driving and obscures my vision.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #51

Jan 012013

Camry

  • 34,724 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the dashboard was sticking, melting, and fractured. The dealer stated that the dashboard needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 34,724.

- Miramar , FL, USA

problem #50

Jul 282014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 882,049 miles
The dash board and side panels are melting. Also very sticky.

- Sunrise, FL, USA

problem #49

Jun 052013

Camry

  • 140,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the dash board was deteriorating and had a shiny substance on it which created a glare blocking the contacts visibility. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Richmond, TX, USA

problem #48

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

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problem #47

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 #46

May 132013

Camry

  • 128,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the material on the dashboard melted causing the material to shine and as a result, a glare reflected off the windshield obstructing the contact visibility. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 128,000.

- Lake City, FL, USA

problem #45

Mar 052014

Camry

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the dashboard area closest to the windshield was melting, causing the material to become very sticky. The contact mentioned that because of the sticky subtance, the light reflects off causing the contact visibility to be blocked. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to determine what was causing the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 107,000.

- Land O Lakes, FL, USA

problem #44

Dec 262013

Camry

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the dashboard was melting due to extreme heat. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 45,000 and the current mileage 49,000.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #43

May 112010

Camry

  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the dashboard was deteriorating and would become indented with minimal force. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician diagnosed that the dashboard needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 79,000 and the current mileage was 154,000.

- Ponde Vedra, FL, USA

problem #42

May 022014

Camry

  • 61,000 miles

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

The dash board is starting to melt on my 2007 Toyota Camry. When the sun is shining it is extremely shiny causing a glare in my eyes when I drive down the road. It is also extremely sticky to the touch making it impossible to clean. You can take a fingernail to it and it leaves an indent in the dash. It has started cracking and is a matter of time before the dash will need to be replaced.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #41

Apr 242014

Camry

  • 66,800 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the dashboard was melted. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was confirmed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was approximately 66,800.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #40

Aug 062008

Camry

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the dashboard was sticky from melting in the sun. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 20,000.

- W. Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #39

Apr 012009

Camry

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the dashboard had an extreme glare and was causing difficulty with visibility while the contact was traveling at any speed. The dashboard also exhibited cracks and was to the point of deterioration. The vehicle was to be inspected, diagnosed and repaired. The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was not available.

- Cocoa , FL, USA

problem #38

Jan 232014

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
Currently, I own two Toyota and in the past was a loyal customer. I was driving down the road in my 2007 Camry in January and suddenly my sun visor dropped down temporarily blinding me. I tried to get it to go back up, but it kept dropping down while I was in traffic. I had to drive home with one hand holding the visor and the other on the steering wheel. Clearly, as this was a mass produced vehicle, I could not have been the only person with this issue. So, I called the new Toyota of clermont dealership just a few blocks from my home. I asked for the service department. They asked for my VIN number and then informed me that there were two recalls, but nothing that covered the broken visor. I was very surprised as the visor was far more dangerous than either of the other issues. On Friday 2/28/14, I found online that there were a ton of other complaints about the sun visor and that there was a "warranty extension" for 2007 Camry. I took my Camry over to the dealership and was informed by david the service manager that I had missed the "warranty extension" by two weeks. When I told them that they had misled me by telling me that the visor was not covered weeks ago, they informed me that the service receptionist was not trained on warranty extensions, only on recalls. I called the 800-gotoyota line and received no support. First of all Toyota should have made this a recall because it is definitely a passenger safety issue. It literally renders the vehicle undriveable. They used deception in making it a warranty extension. Is this how they maintain a high rating for quality. Is this how the limit the cost of recalls? information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Oakland, FL, USA

problem #37

Jan 012013

Camry

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the dashboard became melted and fractured. The dash board was not replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 58,000 and the current mileage was 78,000.

- Miami , FL, USA

problem #36

Aug 062011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
Toyota Camry 2007 dashboard has become sticky and shiny and appears to be melting. This causes an extreme glare on the windshield from the reflection that impairs the drivers entire vision of the road.

- Wellington, FL, USA

problem #35

Jan 012014

Camry

  • 150,000 miles
The dashboard is disintegrating. The area on the front part of the dashboard (closest to the windshield) seems to be the worse, although the problem is spreading to the entire dash. It is sticky, tacky, shiny and gouges easily. This problem is creating a glare and is dangerous. The dash is basically melting. I worry about the function of the airbags. Recently my airbag light is coming on and then going out for no apparent reason. I fear that the dash will become so unstable that it will cause the airbag to deploy. Please help. I am afraid for anyone to sit on the driver's side of my car.

- Pikeville, NC, USA

problem #34

Apr 012011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Dashboard is sticky and the condition is getting worse by the day. The whole dashboard is melting and this also creates a safety hazard since the visibility is impaired by the glare when days are sunny. There are numerous complaints for the same issue and I do not understand why no action has been taken to hold Toyota responsible.

- Miami Lakes, FL, USA

problem #33

Nov 012011

Camry

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the dashboard had developed a sticky film and when in the sun, caused a blinding glare. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated the dashboard needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

- Sanford, FL, USA

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