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 1 of 9)

problem #168

Nov 032016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving 50 mph, the entire instrument panel illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the ABS actuator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The VIN and failure mileage were unknown.

- Morris Plains, NJ, USA

problem #167

Sep 282016


  • 103,000 miles
Car was recently shipped from overseas. When I got my car, the dash lights will not go off, the ABS motor will not shut off causing my battery to drain constantly, speedometer will not work, gas gauge moves slow, engine shakes and feels like it is going to cut off. The car was stationary and in motion. Car air condition occasionally blows hot air.

- Gretna, LA, USA

problem #166

Sep 012016


  • 116,110 miles
Dealership found the ABS actuator had failed. Symptoms included: ABS and parking break lights randomly turn on while driving. Speedometer will stop working and tachymeter will start to bounce. A/C also blows warm. There are several cases of this found online and per consumer reports the 2007 Camry hybrid experienced problems with the ABS actuator as well.

- Prairie Village, KS, USA

problem #165

Jan 012015


  • 14,716 miles


ABS and brake light comes on and the odometer an tachometer stop working or go up and down wildly at the same time the air conditioner blows hot air. Also excessively burning oil 1 to 2 quarts per 1000 miles.

- Belleville, IL, USA

problem #164

Aug 242016


  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that there was a presence of an internal fire and smoke emitted under the hood without warning. Upon further inspection, it was noticed that there was an electrical charge with the positive battery cable. The battery mounts, battery posts, and metal plate burned and the battery cradle fractured, which exposed the battery. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for further inspection. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #163

Aug 032016


  • 220,000 miles
ABS, break, RPM, and dashboard goes crazy while driving. Ac also stops working. This happens daily and goes on and off during my commute. I have already replaced alternator, batter, and electrical wiring and it's still an issue.

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #162

Aug 032016


  • 118,000 miles


On an intermittent basis, brake and ABS indicator lights illuminate on instrument panel, tachometer and speedometer are inoperative or indicator needles jumping, temperature gauge inoperative, A/C not functioning. Occurs while driving and when stationary. Based on internet research other drivers state problem is with ABS ECU. Dealer indicates Toyota will not fund repair. Based on apparent frequency of problem, Toyota should cover cost of repair. Per dealer, part costs about $1700.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #161

Jul 062009


  • miles
1) front headlamps burn weak and plastic lens covers yellowed over time, latter problem of which is that lenses can't be cleaned by either commercial auto solvents or by local mechanic, creating safety hazard for driving at night. Price quoted for parts alone via Toyota is $818 for headlamp set, plus labor. I have owned 2 other Camry models and never had any issue with headlamp obfuscation due to lens material or bulb composition. This vehicle's headlamp lens composition is filmy to cloudy to naked eye in daylight, not nearly crystal clear as when new.. even if bulbs were replaced the lens would obscure radius and length of headlamp for any night distance driving other than heavily lit streets. Must use high beams at night when possible and when not hazard to oncoming drivers. Even high beam distance dull. Noticed while driving on highway and other cars illuminate their own pathway far better than my own. Night time driving on rural, semi-rural, county, Suburban or unlighted state and local highways in particular are a hazard. 2) engine has regularly burned 1 quart of oil about every 1,000 miles since car had clocked 60K miles. Underwent oil test under extended recall bulletin via Toyota and it deemed car within specs (time of year and type of oil can vary amount of oil burned but recommended 5W20 results in 2-3 quarts a month burned off, no leaks, 75% highway driving.). bigger issue is oil can get dangerously low (at least quarter inch below dipstick low level) and no dashboard warning light comes on. Oil levels must be checked manually at least weekly and/or at fill-up to ensure oil tank has enough oil. Generally have been adding 2 to 3 quarts a month. Despite tech bulletin recommendations, Toyota says I am ineligible for mechanical remediation. Car currently runs and has 160K miles +/- on it. Date below is approximate for 60K mileage..

- Kendall Park, NJ, USA

problem #160

May 112016


  • 138,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving various speeds, the speedometer became inoperable and the ABS light constantly illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure could not be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 138,000.

- Morrisville, VT, USA

problem #159

Jul 202016


  • 88,100 miles
July 2016, check engine light came on. Diagnostic indicated code P171. Was advised it was a laundry list of systems to check for this code. ( replaced the following; flex pipe, 02 sensor, spark plugs and fuel pump. For a total of 1400.00) while driving on I-95 at 60 mph, airbag light, brake light, ABS light and seat belt light all illuminated at the same time. Techometer surged out of control, engine temp gauge displayed no reading and speedometer went to zero. Oh and yeah, the ac that was blowing very cold air switched to warm or hot. All of these issues happened at the same time on the highway at 60 mph. Ironically, the check engine light did not illuminate and the mechanic is unable to determine the cause as there is no code issued from the computer for this very dangerous problem. This problem happens randomly and there is no warning. The engine performs normal during this issue with the exception of the ac that fails every time. This issue can and has happened when the car is sitting parked with engine running and while in motion. I am so afraid that this eventually will cause a serious accident or death. And the most annoying part is no mechanic can tell any of us why this happens or how to fix it. Please, please, help us before the worst happens.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #158

Jul 152014


  • 142,000 miles


The tachometer, speedometer, and odometer work sporadically, mostly they are non functional. All warning lights are on when the speedometer is not working. The gas and temperature gauge work most of the time. The air condition fan works normally but the air condition blows cold air only when the speedometer is working.

- Cartersville, GA, USA

problem #157

Jul 082016


  • 61,100 miles
Speedometer, tachometer and temperature gauge either stop working, or bounce around, out of control. The blower for the ac works, but when the condition exists, there is no cold air. Things are normal at a cold start, but deteriorate from there, stationary or all types of driving.

- Westfield, MA, USA

problem #156

Jul 212015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning and the instrument panel lights illuminated. The vehicle was able to restart after several attempts. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #155

Aug 012015


  • 99,852 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving 60 mph, the speedometer displayed 0 mph without the contact intentionally reducing the speed of the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the ABS warning light illuminated when the failure occurred. In addition, the temperature gauge failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician stated that the vehicle was burning large amounts of oil. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 99,852.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #154

Apr 152016


  • 136,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving at any speed, the instrument panel flashed, the temperature gauge fluctuated from cold to hot, the speedometer went to zero, and the oil and ABS warning lights illuminated. The failure recurred continuously. The vehicle was driven to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the brake actuator associated with the ABS failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 136,000.

- Richmond, TX, USA

problem #153

May 292016


  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving at any speed, the instrument panel lighting flashed, the speedometer went to zero, and the oil and ABS warning lights flashed. The failure recurred continuously. The vehicle was driven to the dealer, but was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #152

May 202016


  • 58,700 miles
My oil light comes on every time I break

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #151

May 152016


  • 92,000 miles
My car started to throw smoke from behind the clusters I stopped quickly I turned off the engine and I desconected the battery.after a couple minutes I took off the clusters and I found the problem.I bought the car to the dealer and I'me on hold to see if Toyota will fix the problem. The problem is that the part # 82671-33070 it makes the clusters crazy and check engine lights from cluster check engine, brake lights, belts etc, the part melts and it gets the wires hot from the dash wirese harness that happened whent ir was driving in the city.

- North Hills, CA, USA

problem #150

Apr 182016


  • miles
The instrument that show speed, RPM, gasoline, etc was going wary. The speed and the RPM go up and down, brake light come on, ABS light come on, etc. I do not how fast I drive. This happened around every 5 mins, randomly and last for 1 mins sometimes 10 mins. The air conditioning stop working during this time. I checked online and I saw many people experience the same thing. This is a manufacturer problem, there is not relate issue with the way you drive, the way you do anything in the car. I used the card since new and the mileage currently only 103K+, for 9 years old car this is very low mileage.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #149

Apr 182016


  • 183,378 miles
Recently the "ABS" and "brake" light came up; now these light come up and stay on for some time- simultaneously; the needles of the mph, RPM, H/C, and gas gauge drops- the prm needles flicker up and down. Also, the temperature marker doesnT work. The mph hits down to 0 when I am on the road at normal speed. But I don't know my speed. My air conditioning system does not work when this happens. I also notice that it doesn't track the "trip miles when it is out of control (although I havenT noticed if it fails to track the mileage on the odometer. Then this problem stops and the car goes back to "normal." A few minutes later, the same problem. The problem can last for 5 minutes to 20 minutes. I called Toyota service's 800 number after searching the web and reading similar problems being documented. Here are just a few:; one person posted I called the Toyota corporate office in 2012, yet when I called Toyota claimed no knowledge. The person I spoke to even said they have never received a call about this before. Some of the posts online of people who have complained about this issue state the exact thing Toyota told me over the phone. This is a huge safety hazard. I tried to defrost my windows and had an issue with that because the car was on the "ABS" "brake" and the car was acting up. My car tested positive for oil consumption problem and I am waiting to get that replaced. Now this started happening. This "new" problem needs to be addressed and corrected by Toyota.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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