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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 / 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 4 of 9)

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problem #108

Jun 022014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 86,000 miles

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

The following takes place intermittently at times: Speedometer and tachometer fall to zero while traveling at speed, engine vibrates when sitting at idle, instrument cluster lights up with multiple check engine lights/ABS lights, etc., A/C cuts out (doesn't produce cold air) and brakes feel compromised. Toyota has been notified about my issue and others, but stands by not addressing this epidemic, the web is plagued with this vehicle type and their owners describing the exact same symptoms (+ countless others who don't have the resources, time or insight to complain), only to learn they will have to cough up $2200 - $3400 (parts/labor) to replace a faulty ABS module. This is a safety concern, not having a measure of speed while you're traveling down the road, brakes feeling uneasy - not to mention the possibility of incurring traffic violations. There are issues with this model vehicle floating around the web with as little as 53K miles on it. It is very selfish and irresponsible for Toyota to turn their head from this issue...planned obsolescence on steroids...anything for a buck until someone gets hurt, or even worse...

- Lauderdale By The Sea, FL, USA

problem #107

May 062014

Camry

  • miles
2007 Toyota Camry caught fire spontaneously. The vehicle was a total loss.

- San Juan, PR, USA

problem #106

Nov 182014

Camry

  • 104,700 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving approximately 35 mph, the odometer and speedometer became inoperable and all the warning indicators illuminated. The failure recurred once. The vehicle was taken to a dealer; however, the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 104,700.

- Shelby Township, MI, USA

problem #105

Jul 242014

Camry

  • 75,615 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 a unknown speed, the instrument panel failed and the contact was unable to determine the speed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the electronic brake control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 75,615.

- West Roxbury, MA, USA

problem #104

Oct 282014

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
Toyota Camry - 2007 head lites - low beams not good. High beams not good! google "Toyota headlight problems" numerous complaints for 2007 and also other years. I checked the ground and it is grounded properly. There needs to be a recall! someone could have an accident. Night driving is not good, even with high beams!

- Magnolia, TX, USA

problem #103

Jul 302014

Camry

  • 107,000 miles
This is follow-up on my complaint of September 30, 2014. I am an owner of Toyota Camry, 2007. My original complaint stated "the indicators brake and ABS on the instrument panel started lighting up occasionally after the front brake service on 07-29-14. When it is happening, the temperature gauge, tachometer, and speedometer are moving quickly, up and down and finally to ?0? position." I contacted a local Toyota dealership twice. They could not identify a cause of the problem and suggested more tests, but stated they could not guarantee the problem resolution. I refused to pay for the job which would not lead to the problem resolution. I had many email contacts with Toyota corporation during last several weeks. I asked them if the corporation has a fix for the problem reported by many Toyota owners. I have never gotten an answer to this question. Each time they replied with an advice to contact the local dealership. I continue using the car with the problem for approximately 3 months. It seems the car conditions deteriorate. In addition to the described deficiencies, I saw E (error) on outside temperature display several times, an erroneous indication of fasten driver seat belt, excessive vibration of an engine and even more important, reduced tractive contact of the car on the wet road. Safety of my car with the described problem crosses my mind frequently. All my attempts to get Toyota corporation to investigate the problem have failed.

- Lynnfield, MA, USA

problem #102

Sep 292014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 106,000 miles

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

Our 2007 Toyota Camry all of a sudden started having what appears to be electrical issues. Brake and ABS lights come on while the tachometer and speedometer bounce up and down uncontrollably and the ac cuts in and out while this is happening. It will correct itself for a few minutes and then start acting up again. I am reading many other similar complaints online and feel Toyota should definitely do something to correct this issue.

- Tomball, TX, USA

problem #101

Sep 232014

Camry

  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the gauges on the instrument panel would fluctuate erratically. In addition, the ABS and the brake warning lights illuminated and the ac would independently deactivate and activate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 106,000.

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #100

Jul 302014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 105,150 miles
Here is a problem with my Toyota Camry, 4-door le sedan, 2007. The indicators brake and ABS on the instrument panel started lighting up occasionally after the front brake service on 07-29-14. When it is happening, the temperature gauge, tachometer, and speedometer are moving quickly, up and down and finally to 0 position. My mechanic was not able to fix it and suggested to bring the car to a dealership. I visited Toyota services. Code U0073 was present in their tests. They could not pinpoint a problem and suggested additional tests, but told me they could not guarantee the problem will be resolved. Considering the said above, I decided not to do any more tests. I continue drive my car with the described problem.

- Lynnfield, MA, USA

problem #99

Sep 112014

Camry

  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving approximately 60 mph, the ABS and brake warning indicators illuminated intermittently. Also, the speedometer and odometer failed to operate. The contact mentioned that there was a rapid increase in rpms. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 106,000.

- Mooresville, NC, USA

problem #98

Sep 122014

Camry

  • 66,200 miles

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

One day after Toyota replaced my rear brakes and rotors, I was driving when suddenly the brake and ABS lights on the dash lit up, the speedometer dropped to zero, the tachometer dropped to zero, and the engine temperature gauge fluttered between zero and midrange. The first occurrence lasted only a minute or two, but on the next morning it happened twice, each occurrence lasting several minutes. It was very disconcerting to be driving on the highway and not have a working speedometer and not know if there was something wrong with the brakes, since both the brake and ABS warning lights were lit. I took it to Toyota that morning and it took them 4 days to diagnose the problem, coming to the conclusion with help from Toyota headquarters that it must be the ABS computer. It costs $1800 plus they are charging me 8 hours of labor (even though they spent several days trying to diagnose it) for a total of $2700. When my wife found out how much it would cost, she googled the problem and in a second there were other identical complaints mentioning the ABS computer replacement.

- Wayne, NJ, USA

problem #97

Jan 152014

Camry

  • 96,000 miles
My speedometer stopped working, ABS brake light stays on, RPM meter dances, and air condition pops on and off, all occurred at the same time. By reading many posts throughout the internet, it seems to be happening to several 2007 Camry's to 2009. Appears to be the ABS control module?

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #96

Jul 072014

Camry

  • 133,000 miles
When driving brake and ABS light comes on and speedometer goes to 0 mph also ac stop working.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #95

Aug 212014

Camry

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owned a 2007 Toyota Camry. After parking and exiting the vehicle, the contact was alerted that the inside of the vehicle was engulfed with smoke. The fire department stated that there was an electrical fire inside the vehicle. The vehicle was destroyed. There were no injuries. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Santa Maria, CA, USA

problem #94

Jun 012013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
Dashboard of subject vehicle started displaying signs of a very sticky substance in the summer of 2013. I purchased this vehicle in Dec. Of 2010 with one previous owner.. signs of melting dashboard did not appear for several years past the warranty. Internet search reveals that numerous Toyota owners have experienced this same problem. After dealing with Toyota directly, I was told they would provide a replacement dashboard but that I would have to pay $624 in labor. My position is that this is either a products liability, implied warranty of merchantability, or latent defect issue and has no bearing on an expired warranty. In addition, there may be a safety concern with deployment of the airbag due to deteriorating dashboard, not to mention the possibility of toxic fumes circulating throughout the vehicle. I firmly believe that Toyota should issue a recall due to numerous similar complaints (see tsikot.com/forums/Toyota-cars-talk-80/2008-Camry-sticky-dashboard-89916/ also www.justanswer.com/Toyota/70no2-Toyota-Camry-SE-sticky-dashboard-2007 Camry-how.html and www.howtomake.org/0pvgkmoneyls3W74/Toyota-Camry-sticky-dashboard.html).

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #93

Aug 012014

Camry

  • 88,000 miles
When driving brake and ABS light comes on and speedometer goes to 0 mph also ac stop working. Went to a Toyota dealer they say it's the battery. Tested the battery got 12V, told them I'm not stupid. Toyota forum shows a lot of people having the same problem. What Toyota waiting for to place a recall for this problem that can be fatal ?

- Hempstead, NY, USA

problem #92

Nov 122013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 63,500 miles
ABS system computer problems. All the dashboard and the air conditioning stopped working. The speedometer went zero, then went back to normal for 5 minutes and stop working again. The temperature it is to high due of the malfunction of the air condition. It is impossible to drive the car with close to 95 degrees in miami. Toyota dealer inspected my car and told me I have to replace the ABS brake actuator at close to $3,500 dollars cost.

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #91

May 222014

Camry

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated while driving at various speeds, the gauges fluctuated intermittently. The contact also stated that the ABS light illuminated and the temperature gauge dropped to zero. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that there was an electrical wiring issue and the ABS system was defective. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #90

Jul 152014

Camry

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the ABS and the brake lights illuminated intermittently. The contact also mentioned that the speedometer, the tachometer, the mileage meter, and temperature gauge intermittently malfunction. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that the ABS pump modulator needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle not repaired. The failure mileage was 160,000.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #89

Jul 182014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 160,000 miles
The same year and model Toyota Camry has already had a recall for the same problem in the hybrid version for the exact same part. While driving the car the speedometer goes to zero, the tachometer needle goes up and down like crazy, the ac cuts off and the temperature sensor cuts off. The parking brake light and the ABS failure light come on the dashboard showing the brake system has failed. The cars does stop but with hesitation. I have no way to know if the brake light are working during the failure so I am concerned I am going to get rear ended because the driver behind me won't know I am stopping. There is no way to know if this issue will get worse and there will be a point where it will not stop. I called Toyota and opened a case #1407190530 and was told that they had no such issues showing in their database. I told them it shows up thousands of times on google and was basically told, who are you going to trust thousands of people or Toyota? I asked him to check for any notes on the model dealing with the ABS ECM or the ABS actuator. He told me they had none and that I had to bring it to the dealer and have them check it. This seems like a great scam for them, the car gives a code U0073 showing the problem is the ABS, so the dealer gets to charge a couple of hundred dollars to run tests to then tell you the 3 inch square part cost $4000 to replace because they are the only ones that make it. You buy the part it cost them $50 to make for $4000 with labor or your don't have a car. Having read through hundred of posts online from people with the exact same issue, with the exact same part I feel that there should be a recall on these cars. Toyota has a bean counter mentality where it has figured out the number of acceptable dead and how much legal fees they can pay before it is worth fixing an issue. Deaths before the loss of profit should be the Toyota slogan.

- Winter Garden, FL, USA

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