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:
2 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,990 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry engine problems

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 3 of 10)

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problem #146

Mar 182016


  • 200,000 miles


I had problems with my cars oil consumption and was never notified from Toyota that there was a recall back in May 2015 for engine oil consumption repair. The shop is now telling me I have a blown piston from what they can hear. I have records that I never missed an oil change and even have proof from Firestone complete care when my car was checked for oil leaks. There were none found. Toyota is refusing to repair my vehicle because they said it's too late to do an oil consumption test. I also sent Toyota proof of my oil changes from Firestone dated 12/13/14, 4/11/15, 6/29/15, 8/22/15, 10/08/15, 11/14/15 and 1/3/16. My car was towed into community Toyota on 3/23/16.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #145

Feb 012016


  • miles
Oil consumption: After 1149 mi, I checked my oil and there was barley any oil in the car. The car has 149,000 miles on it. The dealer said that using a qt. Of oil every 1000 mi. Was normal. They said it passed the recall which was tested at 1000 mi. They refused to fixed the problem.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #144

Mar 132016


  • 146,280 miles
Low oil due to overver-consumption: My car engine overheated and almost burnt because of oil overconsumption and I had to take the car and get oil change and got a report proving the very low oil level.

- Downey, CA, USA

problem #143

Oct 012015


  • 100,000 miles


While the vehicle is in motion it hesitates to switch gears from 2nd to 3rd gear. As you accelerate. At times there is a jerk as it is doing so. This causes me to either slow down or speed up until it goes into gear.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #142

Jan 232016


  • 115,000 miles
The ABS and brake lights of my Toyota 2007 Camry come on and off intermittently. When the lights are on, the whole dashboard readers; the speedometer, RPM, engine temperature and other gauges jump and flicker, the light markers for transmission gear and parking go off. The ac unit also did not work. I went to dealer to get it checked out but there were no codes to diagnose the issue. I was told to come back again when it happens for longer than a day. It keeps happening at various times of the day (morning and evening), when the car is stopped or moving, and on all types of roads and driving conditions (city streets, highway, at a stop light, at a stop sign, when I am turning). I have noticed that Toyota has already issued a recall for the same issue for the 2007 Camry hybrid. Given the sheer number of complaints I have read about this issue for the regular Camry 2007, it seems ridiculous that Toyota has not issued a recall for this for the 2007 Camry.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #141

Dec 032015


  • 172,000 miles
My car has an over oil consumption problem. Before the car is due for an oil change it is out of oil completely and due to this problem my car starting overheating and it cracked the head gasket. Toyota has a recall for the 4 cylinder models for this same issue but the 6 cylinder models are excluded. Despite the fact that I told them every time J went to their service center. Now I have to buy a new engine for the vehicle that I just bought.

- Douglasville, GA, USA

problem #140

Jan 222016


  • 190,000 miles


Engine consumed 4 qts of oil before regular 3000mi oil change, now engine is making noise.

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #139

Dec 272015


  • 75,000 miles
My 07 Camry runs completely out of oil before it's time for it to be changed. I have had the car checked for oil leaks and has passed each time. After researching this issue I have found that the more miles on the car the faster it runs the oil out and with that being said I now have engine damage. Not to mention this car has been the absolute worst. I put my visors down one time and had to take them off because they wouldn't go back up. The power controls in my car don't work. I also found out tonight that there was a recall on the gas pedal in this death trap that happened before I owned it that I was never informed of but knew something had to be wrong with it because it kept sticking!! I am not the only person dealing with this and find it outrageous that it has not been fixed. My children used to ride in that car!! it is a ticking time bomb and something needs to be done about this!!!!!!!

- Florence, SC, USA

problem #138

Nov 212015


  • 45,300 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving 35 mph, the contact heard a noise coming from the front passenger side of the vehicle. The vehicle started to lose speed. The contact costed over to the side of the road. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the oil tube fractured and burned the engine and would needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 45,300.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #137

Sep 092015


  • 140,000 miles
Engine is consuming quarts of oil (5-9 qts) between oil changes

- Grand Haven, MI, USA

problem #136

Jan 162015

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles


Excessive oil consumption is a problem. The vehicle uses three quarts of oil between 5,000 mile service. Two oil consumptions tests were done. Toyota stated not eligible for warranty.....updated 11/18/15 on my third oil consumption test which I had to pay for, it had a positive result. Toyota is going to pay for the repair because it qualifies. Mainly because it uses 4 quarts of oil now between changes every 5000 miles now. Thanks just want you to know what the deal is now. Updated 02/29/16.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #135

Jan 012007


  • miles
I am concerned with the oil consumption. I had two test outcome failed I have stated shortly after purchase in Dec 2006 that car used oil. I think that I should be compensated for the numerous quarts of oil that have been wasted due to a flaw in this engine type. The time to repair is way too long. On average I have to add a quart a week that's a lot of oil since 2007. The people at Toyota need to speed up the process to have this issue fixed.

- Hudson, NC, USA

problem #134

Jun 182015


  • 120,000 miles
My car was burning more than 5 quarts in less than 3K miles but after long time finally Toyota has fixed the issue. But this was happening for me from 45K miles on my car around 2009 until now. Mean while since the engine was burning which caused my catalytic converter to blow off. They should replace the catalytic converter too because this is caused by the engine oil burning in the combustion camber. Few years back they fixed my power window on the driver side but last 12- 18 months I am experiencing an issue some times the window opens on the passenger side but most of the time passenger would try to open but it wont open. I believe its an electrical issue which may have happened after they fixed on the driver side. If any accident happens then the passenger wont be able to get out which is very dangerous its an safety issue.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #133

Aug 122015


  • miles
My car will burn throu +2 quarts of oil before I would reach 1200 miles having to change my oil every 1200 mile or adding 2+ quarts. If I forget to add or change oil engine will tick loud and I would lose acceleration power. I once forgot to add oil and trying to pull out in to traffic not realizing the lost of power I almost got T bone.

- Portland, ME, USA

problem #132

May 082015


  • 9,200 miles
After driving 3000 miles I am down a quart of oil. I received a recall notice on this issue and when I brought it back they told me to return after 1000 miles I returned after 1000 miles and hey told me there is nothing rongwith the car. The car is still down a quart after 3,000 mile

- Rockaway Park, NY, USA

problem #131

Jun 202015


  • 53,036 miles
I took this vehicle to the dealer (morristown Toyota on Jun 20,2015) to check why the light engine is on. The dealer diagnosed the problem as ' tech scanned for codes and found PO137 oxygen sensor circuit low bank 1 sensor 2' not sure if this is normal to have this problem for a car like Camry. Besides, it has several other problems since I bought. I have warranty at that time, all those were covered. I am really concern the quality of this manufacturer. I am bringing this issue here to see if this is a real issue or not and other should be concern about this.

- Parsippany, NJ, USA

problem #130

Mar 152012


  • miles
I have a problem with the oil, it burns a lot of oil or engine may exhibit engine oil consumption) and there is no power at the cigarette lighter plug on both of them. My first thought was that the fuse for it must be blown. I checked the fuse box under the hood, but there is nothing broken.

- El Monte, CA, USA

problem #129

Nov 262009


  • miles
The vehicle it has been burn/using to much oil, at least 4-5 times a week I need to add oil. The second problem is the phone car charger outlet and the cigarette lighter it's not working, and I tried to check the source on the bottom of the steering wheel all the socket, all of them is working/not broken. And also on the tape screen, it's happend only sometimes, it's suddenly the screen goes blank and after I put the pressure by pressing down on the screen it comes back to normal again. And I just find out that Toyota

- El Monte, CA, USA

problem #128

Jan 092015


  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While attempting to drive the vehicle, the contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the engine compartment and the vehicle stalled. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle. The check engine and oil pressure warning lights previously illuminated. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechani, who diagnosed that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- Hillsdale , MI, USA

problem #127

Aug 202014


  • 117,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the engine was consuming an excessive amount of oil. The contact stated that the engine would consume a quart of oil every 750 - 950 miles. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received a notification for an unknown manufacturer campaign related to the failure; however, the parts needed to do the repairs were unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 117,000.

- Hanna, IN, USA

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