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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:
13 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
100,724 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry brakes problems

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 2 of 8)

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problem #124

Dec 132015

Camry

  • 121,000 miles

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

Vehicle having problem with ABS module. Same as many other complaints on NHTSA website. At random times, brake and ABS lights come on and speedometer drops to zero. May last for one or several minutes and eventually returns to normal. Alternates between functioning and not but has been malfunctioning more than it works. Mechanic diagnosed problem as ABS module. Brakes seem to be functioning correctly but not sure if working in ABS mode. Based on complaints on website, can't believe NHTSA has not forced a recall.

- Richmond, KY, USA

problem #123

Dec 202015

Camry

  • 120,000 miles
Brakes failed while trying to stop at a stop sign. The brakes failed while trying to stop on dry pavement. The brake pedal became very hard and the car continued threw the stop sign and stopped. The check engine light had been on for a day. I took the car to the dealer and was told it was bad gas. I drove the car for another day with hard brakes and then retuned to the dealer because of some near misses because the brakes were not working. The dealer found that the brake booster was bad. A quick check shows that this very common on 2007 Camry. These faulty boosters are safety hazard and should be recalled and replaced by Toyota before some one dies!

- Buhl, ID, USA

problem #122

Nov 192015

Camry

  • 100,000 miles
This is the 3rd accident I have been in related to the Toyota Camry 2007 braking system failing. In each instance, I had been going less than 35mph in traffic. I have had to press down really hard on the brake pedal and it doesnT come to a complete stop until 20-30 seconds late. The brake does not reduce the car speed like it should be to prevent an accident from happening. In addition to this, I have also noticed that when I brake there is vibration and the car shakes when trying to come to a complete stop. On top on this, the brake pedal feels as if it is getting stuck and I have to press down really hard before I can come to a complete stop. This is very frightening and I no longer feel safe driving this car.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #121

Dec 152015

Camry

  • 112,003 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 while driving at 60 mph, the vehicle stability control warning light and the traction control light illuminated. The contact also stated that the brakes also failed to operate as intended. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the failure was unable to be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 112,003.

- Alton, VA, USA

problem #120

Dec 012015

Camry

  • 120,000 miles
Check vsc system light come up!

- Gahanna, OH, USA

problem #119

Nov 162015

Camry

  • 197,000 miles
While driving the dash instruments go crazy. The tacho shows 0 the warning lights turn on and off. ABS light comes on and the whole electronic dash malfunctions. My daughter that drives the car told me that she feels that the car will explode. From my research I found out the ABS module is the cause of this malfunctions. It is dangerous to drive the car with ABS acting up. Toyota should recall the ABS modules and replace them with good ones. It happens in the city and or the highway or when stopped.thanks

- Mandeville, LA, USA

problem #118

Oct 262015

Camry

  • 190,000 miles

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

This morning I was taking my kids to school driving in a straight line under 30 mph on a neighborhood paved road. As I was approaching the 4 way stop, my dash read "check vcs system" plus all these light came on my dashboard such as a brake light, a circle with an exclamation, a few other lights that im not sure what they are and my brakes were extremely difficult to stop. I ended up rolling through the 4 way stop and was able to stop on the side of the road in a ditch. I was able to drive back to my house going very slowly and with an extremely large amount of space to stop. I then took my car to a local auto parts store to read the codes but they were unable to read them because it was not an engine code. On my way back to the house, all lights disappeared and the local Toyota shop said it would be difficult to do a diagnostic without any lights. I am extremely thankful my kids and the kids walking across the cross walk at the four way stop were not injured!

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #117

Sep 152015

Camry

  • 39,660 miles
9/15/15 the seat belt alarm system fails intermittently. This is seat belt alarm failure is a new development. It occurs in conjunction with the ABS light coming on in the instrument panel, also an intermittent event. This ABS light event continues to cause additional failures, including all instrument panel indicators including bright lights, air conditioner failure warning and now seat belt alarm.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #116

Sep 022013

Camry

  • miles
Brakes suddenly were not responding and my vehicle was shaking all felt like out of control, all my warning lights came on and I had to hit the brake peddle hard which cause the vehicle to shake more and felt like I had lost control of the vehicle and could crash. I quickly use my emergency brake to stop the vehicle. I found out the problem is with the brake actuator that affects the ABS system, I had it replacement and bought the part from another Camry and thought problem would be fixed but it has been a little over the year and I have the same problem again. I am hesitant to buy a new actuator part if the problem has not being fixed and why is Toyota not recalling this parts for the costumer as is evident that is a manufacturing problem that needs to be fixed and should not be an expense of the consumer.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #115

Jun 272015

Camry

  • 157,000 miles
I was trying to back out of an extended parking area at church, a grassy area with pebbles. So, I was backing out very carefully so as to not hit the row of cars parked behind me. Suddenly as I was backing out, the Toyota began to move backwards very fast with a loud roar (racecar sound). While in a state of terror I had to wrestle the Toyota away from the other parked cars as much as I could and keep trying to push the brake pedal down, but the brake pedal wouldn't move. The Toyota struck a red car that dragged through the driver's side, from the front of the Toyota to the end of the Toyota. Still wrestling with the wheel of the Toyota, I ended up slamming backwards into an 8T ft. Chain link fence, on the church property. My foot still on the brake, as the Toyota slams into the fence, the Toyota then stopped. Break and accelerator pedal returned to what felt like a normal position. I then pulled the Toyota up and away from the fence and out a bit away from the row of cars, so that I could get out of the Toyota. Then I asked the young man who watched it all, if he would go get the owner of the car I had damaged.

- Mount Juliet, TN, USA

problem #114

Jun 272015

Camry

  • 157,000 miles

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

I was trying to back out of an extended parking area at church, a grassy area with pebbles. So, I was backing out very carefully so as not to hit the row of cars parked behind me. Suddenly as I was backing out, the Toyota began to move backwards very fast with a loud roar (racecar sound). While in a state of terror I had to wrestle the Toyota away from the other parked cars as much as I could and keep trying to push the brake pedal down, but the brake pedal wouldn't move. The Toyota struck the back of a red car that dragged through the driver's side, from the front of the Toyota to the end of the Toyota. Still wrestling with the wheel of the Toyota, I ended up slamming backwards into an 8ft. Chain link fence, on the church property. My foot still on the brake, as the Toyota slams into the fence. The Toyota then stopped. Break and accelerator pedal returned to what felt like a normal position. I pulled the Toyota up and away from the fence and out a bit away from the row of cars, so that I could get out of the Toyota. I then asked the young man who watched it all, if he would go get the owner of the car I had damaged.

- Moun Tjuliet, TN, USA

problem #113

Aug 012012

Camry

  • miles
I initially began noticing that when the ac does not blow cold air when turned on that all of the gauges on my dashboard stop working including, speedometer dropping to 0 while I am driving so that I do not know at what speed I am driving, my gas gauge inexplicably drops to empty, lights on the dashboard stop working and my dashboard goes dark, RPM gauge flickers wildly, brake & ABS lights do not go off, and occasionally the car stops but with hesitation when braking, along with interior fogging of all windows when it rains (sometimes defroster/fans work to defog windows but sometimes it does not causing my visibility while driving to be substantially and dangerously reduced). During some online research, I believed that the issues might be related to an earlier recall so I called the Toyota corporate office and they indicated that it may be related but to take the car to my local Toyota dealership to confirm. I took the car to Toyota of hollywood and the manager stated that it was not related to the recall and that the main computer was malfunctioning and causing the subcomputers to also malfunction and estimated a repair price of $2500. While I was doing my online research, it appears that many 2007 Camry are having the same exact issues I am having and in addition, the Toyota Camry hybrids had been recalled for the same issues as well. I do not believe I should incur the expense of repairs for issues that seem to be related to a manufacturers defect.

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #112

May 082015

Camry

  • 138,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving approximately 25 mph and attempting to make a left turn, the steering wheel seized and the vehicle failed to stop. As a result, the contact crashed into a street light and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact also stated that the brake warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 138,000.

- Orange, NJ, USA

problem #111

Aug 232015

Camry

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving at 40 mph, the speedometer became stuck on zero, the tachometer and the thermostat needles bounced up and down, and the ABS and brake warning lights illuminated. Also, the contact mentioned that the air conditioner was blowing hot air. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, where it was diagnosed that the anti lock brake needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Des Allemands, LA, USA

problem #110

Aug 152012

Camry

  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving approximately 25 mph with the brake pedal depressed, the vehicle hesitated to stop. The failure recurred multiple times. In addition, the contact stated that a black substance was entering the vehicle through the vents. The contact's legs were covered with the black substance, which prompted the contact to seek medical attention. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician determined that the black substance was brake dust; however, the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 43,000.

- Whitinsville, MA, USA

problem #109

Aug 132015

Camry

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving 30 mph attempting to engage the brakes, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into the rear of another the vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained unknown injuries that required medical attention. It was unknown if a police report was filed. The vehicle was not taken to an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000.

- Apopka, FL, USA

problem #108

Nov 202014

Camry

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving at 45 mph, the anti- brake system warning light illuminated and all the various gauges on the instrument cluster started to fluctuate. In addition, the air conditioner started to blow hot air and the brakes hesitated to respond. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, where it was diagnosed that the anti-brake module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #107

May 152015

Camry

  • 69,500 miles
The primary safety concerns regarding my complaint are a malfunctioning speedometer and a malfunctioning anti-lock braking system; however, there are others, which I will describe. While I was driving home, the instrument panel went completely crazy. Specifically, the speedometer went to zero (as I was driving 40mph) the tachometer started bouncing up and down between 0 and 2 or 3, the brake and ABS light came on. Then, everything went back to normal before I could pull over. I soon realized additional problems like the temp gauge going limp and the air conditioner blowing hot air along with other things. All of this happened all together but on and off at random intervals. I did some research, which led me to the ABS issue. According to others with the same problem the repair is $2K-$3K and many had stories of dealers making various costly repairs that didnT fix the problem. I work for minimum wage, this is my only car, and it is 110 degrees in my town. Driving without air conditioning here is a safety hazard. One person suggested unplugging the faulty ABS module to regain air conditioning. When I did this the air conditioning did in fact start working along with the tachometer and temp gauge. The speedometer, odometer, and seat belt alarm still do not work. Furthermore, this is no longer intermittent but constant and the brake light, ABS light, and check engine light all remain on. An ABS malfunction could be disastrous in wet weather. The lack of a speedometer is a safety problem on city roads for obvious reasons and not to forget the seat belt alarm or the odometer, which no longer logs the mileage. My 2007 Camry had low miles for its age (<70K) when these problems first occurred; the car has been garaged and well maintained. I have read many other complaints from those with the very same problems and it seems like a faulty product is to blame.

- Bermuda Dunes, CA, USA

problem #106

Jul 282015

Camry

  • 122,744 miles
When driving came up the ABS, brake and engine lights. When I check with a Toyota dealer, they informed that the problem is the actuator assy brake (cost of $2,251.44 installed). Looking for information about the danger of the situation found that the Camry hybrid 2007 had this same problem and Toyota agreed to extend a 10 year guarantee or 150K miles until 2017. The cost of the repair is not viable for me now, and cannot use the car, given the safety issues involved.

- Rio Grande,, PR, USA

problem #105

May 052015

Camry

  • 57,000 miles
ABS module failure due to manufacturing defect. Internal shorting in module cause cars computer can system to go down. ABS braking stops working, dashboard instruments lose all signals and go to zero. Speed/RPM/temp/braking lights come on ABS. Total dashboard confusion. Climate control system stops working.

- Belleville, NJ, USA

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