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:
7 / 28
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,773 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry electrical problems

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 3 of 9)

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problem #128

Jun 292015


  • 39,328 miles


My 2007 Toyota Camry le four door automatic sedan has intermittent erratic problems with the instrument control panel: The ABS and emergency brake lights come on and the tachometer, thermometer and other gauges bounce up and down this problem started two days ago, the events last for a few seconds to ten minutes, episodes occur sporadically and the car continues to drive normally during the events. I called Toyota (800) 331-4331 and asked for a warranty extension to repair the problem. I was instructed to take it to a dealer to identify the problem. On July 1, 2015, central Florida Toyota in orlando, Florida tried to charge me $59, I refused to pay and they eventually proceeded to determine the problem without charge. The repair estimate given to me says, "$2,217.05 for ABS actuator assy., R&R." the mechanic said this is serious; the brakes can lock up while I am driving. There are numerous identical complaints on the internet but Toyota corporate said this problem is not subject to a recall or a reported problem. (just google, "2007 Toyota Camry ABS and brake light on". consumer complainants allege that the Bosch ABS ECU has a flaw in circuit board design.) this is very expensive problem and so common as to indicate that it is a manufacturer's defect and should be repaired free by Toyota. I am the original owner. See sample web sites regarding the exact problem:

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #127

Jun 152015


  • 72,000 miles
The water temperature, RPM guage and speedometer randomly fluctuate, ABS and brake lights stay on. A/C will randomly stop working.

- Long Branch, NJ, USA

problem #126

May 052015


  • 98,000 miles
ABS and brake lights stay on and speed odometer stops and all start back up. Also the air condition start blowing out less air and once the lights goes off everything start back working normal. Called to Toyota and they said that its no recall, but this is crazy because its to many people having this issue.

- Fultondale, AL, USA

problem #125

Mar 252014


  • miles


My tire sensor light remains on, even when the tires have the correct amount of air in them.

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

problem #124

Jun 022015


  • 56,000 miles
My speedometer stopped working, ABS brake light stays on, odometer meter dances, and air conditioning pops on and off, all occurred at the same time. It started happening when I replaced my rear breaks. I am trying to make an appointment with Toyota dealership. I see so many complains on electrical stuff. But it seems that Toyota refuses recall Toyota Camry 2007. And to fix it around $4,000.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #123

Nov 212012


  • 78,000 miles
Vehicle has intermittent electric problems with the gauges and ABS module does not engage when braking.. red ABS and brake light light on, and all gauges do not function except temperature and gas gauge.

- Lakewood, CA, USA

problem #122

May 142015


  • 90,010 miles


Speedometer, tachometer goes to zero or tachometer (rpms) needle bounces around. ABS and brake warning lights go on, temperature gauge goes to zero. Air conditioning stops blowing cold air. All happens intermittently while driving at various speeds.

- Temple City, CA, USA

problem #121

May 032015


  • 164,000 miles
Dashboard panel gauges started to fluctuate. They bounce up and down. ABS and brake lights came on. Ac stopped working. I called to Toyota recall center and was directed to go to a Toyota dealer to have the car inspected in my own cost.......

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #120

Mar 022015


  • 147,000 miles
I was driving and noticed that the emergency brake and ABS lights were on. The speedometer and tachometer were at zero and the water temp meter was bouncing up and down. I took the car to a dealership and they replaced one of the computer parts that controls the dash, they had to have the odometer readings set prior to shipment. The repair cost around $700, but did not fix the problem. I did a search on-line and other people are having the same problem with their Camry's. some were claiming that the issue is with the ABS module. I unplugged the electrical lead to the ABS module and plugged it back in and the issue was corrected for several hours, but ultimately came back. I have been driving the car like this for while and it issue with the dash is intermittent. I also noticed that the thermometer comes and goes, the indicator of which gear I am in comes on and goes off and the odometer does not advance when the dash is malfunctioning. There does not appear to be a pattern of when the problem starts or stops it appears to be random, it switches from working to not several times an hour.

- Dumfries, VA, USA

problem #119

Apr 092015


  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While attempting to start the vehicle, the battery warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the alternator and battery needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 61,000.

- Leesburg, FL, USA

problem #118

Apr 012015

Camry 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles


The car speedometer stopped working while I was driving. The needle went to zero, the tachometer fluctuates out of control up and down, the ABS and brake lights come on, the lights that indicate what gear you are in turned off, the gas gauge appears to still work okay, but the mileage stops calculating although the digital display is still on just not counting mileage. I have no way to know how fast I am going or if my car will either not stop due to brake lights being on or just cut off since there seems to be some electrical malfunction. The air conditioning also stopped working. This happened the first time for about 10 minutes, then as quickly as it stopped, it started working again. It has now done this each day at multiple times during each trip for the past 3 days since the problem first started. Not knowing how fast you are going is a real safety issue and sounds like this issue has come up before with other Toyota owners and should be recalled.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #117

Jan 012015

Camry 6-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
Over the last few months, frequently my 2007 Camry dashboard displays erroneous information - tach, speedometer and temperature gage read zero and brake and ABS lights go on. Clearly these are safety issues. Also, the air conditioner goes off and the air coming out of the ducts goes to full hot. Dealership indicates they have never heard of the problem before and therefore doesn't know how to fix it. I see many similar complaints on the web and noticed that the Camry hybrid has a recall for something that looks similar to this safety issue.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #116

Mar 182015

Camry 4-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
As I was driving and came to the stop my speedometer dropped down to zero, my tachometer keeps going up and down, the ABS and brake signals light up, and my A/C seems to stop working. I researched this online and noticed that hundreds of consumers are experiencing this problem. Seems to be something to do with the ABS modulator/sensor corroding. I contacted my local Toyota dealership in clovis and they said they had to start with a basic diagnosis of $129 and that this was not a recall issue. How can this not be a recall of there are hundreds of complaints!? I have a tomtom that can keep track of my speed so I'll just use this until a recall is made and this issue can be fixed free of charge.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #115

Mar 102015


  • 141,000 miles
While driving down the road at around 45mph. All of a sudden. My ABS and brake light indicators light up. My speedometer dropped down to 0. my gauges jumping around. My speed in actuality didn't go down to 0. and, my car didn't stall or cut off. But, if it had. I could have been ran over by a semi truck or another vehicle. Prior to this happening, my tire sensor light was on. I took to the dealership, and they said once the tire sensor was fixed, the other would go away. I had tire sensor fixed. The lights went off for a brief period. But, back on again at interval times. The car also seems to want to cut off when idling at red lights. When I googled the problems online. It seem Toyota cars of all makes and years are having the same exact problem. I am taking back to the dealership once again.

- Rock Hill, SC, USA

problem #114

Mar 062015


  • 132,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving at an unknown speed, the horn alarm activated independently and stopped after the safety brake was engaged. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 132,000.

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #113

Mar 222014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving at an unknown speed, the emergency brake and ABS light illuminated. The speedometer and the air system failed to operate properly. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The contact was notified of a manufacturer service bulletin that might correct the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Lathrop, CA, USA

problem #112

Jan 212015

Camry 4-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
Currently I am having a problem with my ABS and brake light coming on and my module not reading my speed, temperature, or rpms correctly or at all some times. I spoke with a technician that I have gotten work done with before and he told me that he had another customer with the same year same model call in and their car was having the same problem. While the people at my insurance company told me that it may have to do with the age of the vehicle and dismissed my claim. He told me that the only way they would know is if they could diagnose the vehicle again. But the replacement parts are expensive and I'm starting to think it may be a problem with the manufacturer.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #111

Aug 042014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
ABS light came on, speedometer. Odometer, and A/C stopped working. Problem continues intermittently. Internet research indicates that this is a widely known problem with this year model and repairs are extremely expensive. Seeking repair through recall. This is a safety issue. Please advise if recall has been or will be initiated. Thank you.

- Butner, NC, USA

problem #110

Dec 172014


  • 92,000 miles
Driver was passing another car at ~65mph and when the driver took his foot off the gas the car continued to accelerate. Driver applied the brakes, which slowed the car some, but not sufficiently against the engine (now close to full throttle). Driver then immediately put the engine into neutral, however this did not disengage the engine. Driver was then forced to use the ignition to turn off the car and finally it started costing to a stop while in neutral. Assuming it was some transient fault, the driver then restarted the engine while coasting in neutral and the car immediately began accelerating again, driver then again immediately turned off the ignition to bring the car to a stop.

- Moscow, ID, USA

problem #109

Dec 052014


  • 168,800 miles
Started the car and noticed the ABS and parking brake light were on. Tachometer was jumping between 0 and 1000rpm. Air conditioner wasn't working. Drove the car a bit with no change except the tachometer jumping a bit higher than 1 and dropping back to 0. speedometer wouldn't move at all. After a bit more driving, the ABS and parking brake lights turned off and the gauges resumed normal operation. Air conditioner also started working. Since this initial problem, the gauges and lights have been operating with the same inconsistency (jumping tachometer, speedometer sitting at 0, ABS and parking brake lights on).

- Tampa, FL, USA

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