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:
4 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,653 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.

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #8

Dec 232006

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10 miles


I have a 2007 Camry xle with 13,000 miles. From the first day I purchased the car, it has had a severe hesitation when attempting to accelerate both from a stop and at highway speeds (passing, merging into traffic). In addition, the automatic transmission seems to slip between 2nd and 3rd gear (approximately 20 to 25 mph) before it locks into gear and begins to accelerate. This is most noticeable when the engine is cold. I told the Toyota service department about the problems at my last oil change. They hooked it up to the computer and test drove and were not able to replicate the transmission slippage problem. I was also told that the acceleration delay was due to the computer needing to communicate with the engine, and this was a normal delay and that I would "just have to get used to it". on several occasions this delay in acceleration has almost caused me to be in an accident.

- Spring Hill, KS, USA

problem #7

Jul 102007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,900 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving 50 mph, the engine hesitated and the vehicle jerked when attempting to accelerate. As of August 10, 2007, the dealer has not inspected the vehicle. The failure mileage was 9,900 and current mileage was 10,000.

- Bound Brook , NJ, USA

problem #6

Jan 202007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the vehicle hesitates when she depresses the accelerator pedal from a stop. She also stated that when she presses the pedal to the floor, it still hesitates three seconds before it accelerates. The contact stated that this happens constantly. The vehicle was purchased in January of 2007 and the failures have occurred ever since. The VIN, purchase date, and engine size were unknown. The current mileage is 2,300 and failure mileage was 3.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #5

Mar 072007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles


Throttle and transmission hesitation when starting out from stop, and when attempting to increase speed, ie: Hazard avoidance, followed by speed overshoot. Cruise control over reacted to slight grade increase, such as an overpass, by down shifting the transmission 1 to 2 gears and accelerating past set speed by 7 to 10 mph. Car will slow to set speed and repeat the down shifting and acceleration until the cruise control was turned off or the road was leveled. During long up hill driving the cruise control has to be turned off completely as it presented a great possibility of causing an accident. The dealer maintaied S that the engine, transmission, and cruise control operated normally.

- Hollister, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 102007

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles
2007 Toyota Camry SE V6. The car has hesitated numerous times. Generally it happens when I am stopped or need to accelerate quickly to merge into traffic. It has hesitated several times after performing a turn and trying to accelerate after the turn. The hesitation generally lasts between 1-3 seconds.

- Gainesville, VA, USA

problem #3

Dec 172006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
Complete loss of acceleration (up to 5 seconds or so) while making turns after having either slowed down, or completely stopped. Two of those times have almost resulted in accidents from oncoming vehicles. Complaint made at a Toyota dealership. They claim no recall information, but have indicated that it wasn't the first time they've heard of it. No solution given other than the 800# to call Toyota directly to make a complaint. Nice.

- Appleton, WI, USA

problem #2

Jul 012006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,500 miles
I have a problem with my 2007 Camry accelerating from a stopped or "low speed" position. I also have had to have the air conditioner condenser replaced due to a rock coming through the grill of the car and "puncturing the condenser. I took the car to a Toyota dealer in slidell, la as I was out of town. The dealer replaced the condenser for $625 at my expense. I was told there were no "screens" or any type of materials that could keep this from occurring again. There is however a tsb for the same thing on the 2007 corolla. I feel that Toyota has a flaw in the grill of the 2007 Camry and it should be remedied. On the issue of acceleration, I live in a congested traffic area in fl and do not feel that I can safely "pull out" into traffic unless I have a great deal of clearance. I feel that this is a severe safety issue that needs to be addressed by Toyota. I am an avid fan of Toyota products. This is my 3rd Camry and I owned a Scion tc as well so this is not about downing a Toyota product. I believe in Toyota. I just think now is the time to recognize a problem and remedy that for the consumer. I would hate for someone to get killed before they address this issue.

- Land O Lakes, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 092006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2007 Toyota Camry: Vehicle fails to accelerate from a stop or at low speeds creating a potentially unsafe situation. Toyota has been notified of this issue and has attempted to resolve it. Each attempt resulted in an "unable to duplicate". a tsb has been performed on the vehicle and this has not corrected to issue. This is a safety hazard! this very same problem can be found on several message forums. Someone is going to get hurt or killed if this is not corrected immediately. Please look into this asap.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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