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.

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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.

7.4

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2007 Toyota Camry brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 072008

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles

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

Brakes clips (shams) have been replaced 2X in less than 35,000 miles. First replacement was at 14,000 miles or so. Vehicle makes loud squealing noise driving at low speeds (5-40mph). At latest repair (March 2008), dealer mechanic stated that they have a service bulletin on them for failure. I am convinced that something is going on with the rotors though---thus affecting the brake pads, shams, etc. Dealer mechanic claims that the clips/shams are of poor quality and that's why they keep failing. I asked what happens if they fail again (I'll be over my warranty)--he stated that I will have to pay for them then. Wow--how nice to have a defective part replaced 2X under warranty, and then Toyota is scott-free if it happens a 3rd time now.

- Appleton, WI, USA

problem #2

Jan 112008

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
I purchased a 2007 Toyota Camry in March 2006. This new vehicle had several defects including the replacement of a dash by the dealer after delivery. The quality of the brake rotors on this vehicle are unsatisfactory. I have had the rotors replaced five times. The vehicle has approx. 46,000 miles. I have had two independent repair shops evaluate the factory rotors and they both come to the same conclusion, poor quality rotors. It's not how the vehicle is being operated since we are not causing anything that would cause these rotors to warp the way they do. We do not drive our vehicles hard, just to cause more maintenance expenses. Toyota has paid for replacing the rotors once. They have also charged me twice for the same work and I have paid twice to another auto shop. I tried to file a complaint through Toyota and that was useless. I will never purchase a Toyota vehicle again. Real sad how they were handling my complaint.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 142007

Camry 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My husband & I purchased a 07 Camry. A few weeks after purchase, husband noticed problems. Transmission was not "acting" right. The car would hesitate for a few seconds when we given gas or sometimes accelerate when we did not; the brakes were bad; & steering column "shook" when we drove over road bumps or speeds > than 50. Over next few months when we took the car in for service & voiced our concerns, the service person would tell us that he could not find anything wrong with the car regarding our concerns & during one visit, they drove the car 18 miles & still could not find anything wrong. One day I was getting on freeway & tried to increase my speed, the car stalled for about 4 seconds, as I looked in rear view mirror I saw another car coming behind me at a really fast speed. I was trying to determining what to do as the car appeared to have actually shut off, when it just surged forward & I was moving again. Needless to say, this scared the crap out of me & I called my husband & told him what happened. I felt that if we did not do something, we could potentially have an accident, get killed or kill someone else. I finally called the corporate office & told them our story. They instructed us to take the car to the service dept for an assessment. After assessment the mechanic told me that my steering column needed to be replaced; my rotors were completely warped; and they may have to overhaul my transmission but were going to try & reset it to see if that would help (apparently it is run by a compt which tells it how fast or slow it to go when the accelerator is pressed) apparently the computer was not functioning properly or had a "glitch." They reset the transmission & told my husband & I to drive an additional 500miles to "break-in" the transmission & let them know our thoughts. Well, we have driven the additional miles & we both feel as if the transmission is slipping again. We are at wits end w/this dangerous $30,000+ car.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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