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:
77,331 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 engine problems

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 9 of 9)

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problem #16

Dec 192012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 85,645 miles


Engine made knocking noise. Inspection by Toyota dealer revealed engine main bearing problems probably resulting from low oil pressure or oil depletion. Possible faulty piston rings with this engine/year 2007. This problem is reportedly common with this 4 cylinder engine, but I do not have sufficient data to better assess.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #15

Dec 112012


  • 53,266 miles
My Toyota Camry burned 1 quart of oil about every 1000 miles, the problem started at 51000 miles, dealer performed oil consumption test and advised me to pay 2500 dollars for labor to fix that problem, they only cover the parts cost 1500 dollars. I did a research and found out many Camry had the same problem, I can't afford to fix this car, please help, hopefully NHTSA would make the Toyota corporation doing a recall and fix this problem, thank you very much.

- Van Nuys, CA, USA

problem #14

Nov 192012


  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer for an oil change and the dealer advised that the front axle failed. In addition, the vehicle was leaking engine oil. The vehicle was repaired. The engine oil ring and the front axle were replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure and current mileage was 73,000. Updated 2/4/13 updated 02/20/2013

- Downey , CA, USA

problem #13

Nov 092011


  • 90,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that he added too much oil in the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they advised that they wanted to run a consumption test. The consumption test was not performed and the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue but provided no assistance to the contact. The failure mileage was 90,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #12

Nov 092012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 69,712 miles
When I do 70K miles maintenance in Toyota dealer, they told me my car has water pump leak, oil pan gasket leak and front struts leak. And I heard many Camry owner suffered from water pump leak. I think it is potential safety issue. So I report this. No accident happen.

- Santa Clara, CA, USA

problem #11

Sep 182012

Camry 6-cyl

  • 32,755 miles
2007 Toyota Camry le 6 cyl. - premature water pump failure with 32,755 miles. The dealership was aware of the technical service bulletin regarding leaking water pumps. They claimed that they would give me a discount on a new pump....labor & parts totaled over $800 !!

- Tinley Park, IL, USA

problem #10

Oct 202012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 87,000 miles


My 2007 Toyota Camry engine has been burning oil for the last one year. There are significant sludge in the engine that can damage the engine very soon. If I don't fill the engine with additional oil between two oil changes, when its time to change oil, nothing comes out from the engine - the entire oil is being burnt by the engine and the red oil change sign comes out while driving. This is a serious quality issue with Toyota. I never had to deal with similar issues with any other vehicle. When I told the Toyota dealer, they refused to acknowledge this problem - they asked my to keep adding oil. If I remember correctly, there was a recall for 2001 - 06 Toyota for the same issue. There are hundreds of Toyota owners who are having the same issue - please google it to check. Therefore, I am requesting an NHTSA investigation of this engine problem and start a recall of all 2007 Camry engines asap. Will appreciate any help from NHTSA.

- Hoffman Estates, IL, USA

problem #9

Oct 022012


  • 69,000 miles
Bought this Camry new in 2007 for my wife. I've maintained it as per mfg schedule. After having oil change done at around 65000 miles, I was driving vehicle & noticed oil pressure warning light coming on intermittently. Upon arriving home, checked dip stick & there was no oil on stick!!. this was after oil change 2000 miles ago. I took vehicle to a different service station to get car looked at & a new oil change. The tech found no oil leaks.. he mentioned that he had heard of Camry having excessive oil consumption problems. Went on internet, found a lot of other owners of Camry, this age & with around the same mileage having the same problem. I haven't taken it to the dealership as I don't want to be told "that this is normal:, "that expensive repairs are necessary" but don't solve the problem. Please add me to the list of very unhappy & concerned owners. Given Toyota's track record, I don't have any trust or faith that they will do the right thing for their customers unless forced to.

- Wyckoff, NJ, USA

problem #8

Oct 012012


  • 66,560 miles
The contact owns 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated while having the vehicle inspected by the dealer they confirmed that the crankshaft sensor was leaking oil. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure and current mileage was 66,560.

- Ennis, TX, USA

problem #7

Oct 292011


  • 38,152 miles
I had my oil changed about 5,000 miles previously to a moment when my oil light came on barely, and then flashed back off. I decided to check it, just in case, and found that I was totally without oil. I went to Toyota and they informed me that it was simply because I had waited longer than six months to have an oil change. I got the oil change, and the problem continued. They then began an "oil consumption check" where I bring the car in every 1000 miles to see if it has consumed too much oil. At this point in my oil consumption check, after about 3000 miles, I've burned about 1.5 quarts oil, according to them. The car now has about 45K on it, and I say it shouldn't be burning so much oil. The car also doesn't start as responsively as it ought to. The oil also looks very dirty. Toyota continues to tell me this is normal, but many customers are having similar issues I've noticed in online forums, etc., and I suspect Toyota is avoiding taking responsibility for an engine problem.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #6

Mar 122012


  • 75,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated while driving 30 mph, the oil warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer stated that the vehicle only had two quarts of oil left. The dealer stated that they had to repair the ring sets. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 75,000 and the current mileage was 83,000.

- Lexington , KY, USA

problem #5

May 062012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 70,540 miles
My son drove the car on highway about 10 minutes at 10pm and he saw the engine light on and the can was a little bit shaking. After about 5 minutes, the car speed slowed down quickly and there were smoke from front hood. He pulled the car by shoulder, then car was totally dead. The mechanic technician gave a report after checking the car that "waterpump failed and engine ran too long without coolant and melted engine". what a shame the Toyota car quality it is as I was always regularly maintained my car by Toyota dealer.

- Bloomington, IN, USA

problem #4

Jun 232011


  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that two weeks following routine inspection and an oil change, more than half of the oil level was consumed abnormally. The contact added one quart of oil to the vehicle and two weeks later the oil was less than half full. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. And the dealer stated that the vehicle was consuming a normal amount of oil. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 97,000 and the current mileage 121,000.

- Friendship , MD, USA

problem #3

Feb 012012


  • 112,000 miles
Hi, I purchased a brand new 2007 Toyota Camry in February of 2007. Fast forward 5 years and 114K miles and my car won't keep oil in it. No leaks, the car burns oil! I called a friend who is actually a Toyota technician and he said oil burning in the 2007 Camry is a known issue. A google search prooves it. There are tons of posts from angry, once loyal Toyota owners about this same problem. Toyota is very aware of the issue but they say it is "normal" for their cars to burn a quart every 600 miles so when you take your car to the dealership, they say there is nothing they can do, you should just keep putting oil in the car. Writing in to corporate doesn't help either. Someone needs to call Toyota out on this!!! none of us know what to do to get this fixed or to make Toyota take responsibility. Any help or advise you could provide would be most helpful!

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

problem #2

Feb 012012


  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry le. The contact stated that the vehicle was burning more oil than usual. The check oil warning light illuminated often. The contact had the oil changed at 81,000 miles and the mechanic advised that there was less than half a quart of oil left at approximately 86,000 miles. The contact had the oil changed again and the same issue recurred. The manufacturer and dealer were made aware of the failure, however no assistance was provided. The current mileage was 92,000. The failure mileage was 86,000. The VIN was not available.

- Morrisville, NC, USA

problem #1

Mar 292012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 86,264 miles
Arrived at Toyota dealership for an oil change and was told, I only had oil in my oil pan, engine was almost out of oil, Toyota knows of the oil consumption problem as stated in there service bulletin. But will not honor my warranty, my car is still under warranty, Toyota is tracking the expiration of my warranty.

- Shelby, NC, USA

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