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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
87,969 miles
Total Complaints:
196 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (116 reports)
  2. rebuild engine or check oil frequently (35 reports)
  3. replace engine (25 reports)
  4. Toyota Canada's head office told me that it is acceptable fo (7 reports)
  5. replace piston assembly (3 reports)
  6. dealer said it's normal (2 reports)
2007 Toyota Camry engine problems

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 1 of 10)

problem #196

Dec 202011

Camry LE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles


I informed my Toyota Service Department about the oil consumption issue in 2011 and was told that it was normal. I continued to put oil in my Camry until I received notification from Toyota about the possibility of excessive oil consumption. I parked the car that very day and waited for eleven months for the next notification that the car could now be tested. I went through their process,at a different dealership,only to be told that my car passes. What a load of bull. I was told that the car could be tested again after another 5 thousand miles of burning our natural resources in excess.

My last three new car purchases were all Toyota's but I think that they have lost my business forever more after this issue.

- , Albemarle, NC, USA

problem #195

Apr 102016

Camry 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles

Engine started knocking so vehicle has been parked and not driven since! Now as I'm researching I see that others are having the same issue!

- , South Plymouth, NY, USA

problem #194

Apr 012015

Camry LE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

I have to add a quart of oil almost every 2 weeks of driving usually 1.5 to 2 quarts between oil changes at 5000mi. Problem started at about 115000 miles.

- , Finksburg, MD, USA

problem #193

Apr 082016

Camry ES

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,100 miles


just want to know if other Toyota cars have same problem

- , Artesia, CA, USA

problem #192

Apr 092016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 218,000 miles

Well we had been putting synthetic oil bc we had high mileage on our vehicle and it seemed to keep burning faster than usual. We were 1,500 miles away from the 'change your oil' sticker and the car just stopped working. The motor seemed to lock up and we now have to replace it.

- , San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #191

Jan 042016

Camry LE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 123,650 miles

I have taken excellent care of my car. Imagine my chagrined about two months ago when I discovered that the engine was burning oil at about 2 qts every 1,200 miles. My mechanic, familiar with this problem, did a few inexpensive things to see if we could put a finger in the dike. Helped a bit, but I still check the oil frequently and add 1/2 to 1 qt of oil every 1200 miles. I expected to keep this car for a long time; I'll continue to put in oil regularly, but I'm considering a replacement car purchase soon.

- , Gurnee, IL, USA

problem #190

Sep 162009

Camry LE Tech 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


Toyota of North Charlotte has told me repeatedly that the oil consumption was normal and/or the fault of my driving habits. It has gotten even worse over 100K miles.

- , Hunters, NC, USA

problem #189

Apr 302013


  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

I have an issue of excessive engine oil burning. I kept on going for oil change as my indicator would always show oil level as low. One day I got a letter from Toyota to get it checked as it may be an inherent issue. I went to bill page Toyota. As per the dealer there is an issue and I am eligible for getting it fixed. It has been few months since the test and the dealer is not helping me to get the problem fixed. Now he is not picking up my calls. I am not sure what to do. The dealer had earlier told me that they will call me and get the problem fixed . But they are neither calling nor picking up my calls. Once when the call went through, the service manager showed impatience and did not answer my questions. He gave curt reply, like " what I can do, I will let you know in time" I am not sure where to go now. Because if I go to another dealer/service I will have to repeat the test again . Kindly help and advice.

- , Falls Church, VA, USA

problem #188

Aug 172015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

This problem is quite annoying because I have to check the oil permanently.

- , Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #187

Jul 162015

Camry LE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles

I purchased this car used and checked the oil. I called the dealer and they told me to just add a quart. I added the quart and I have been adding a quart every 1000 or so sense. Toyota is doing an oil consumption test now. I are not very willing to give me any information on what to expect next. IE how much oil it needs to burn to fail, and or what will happen if it does fail.

- , Fort Mohave, AZ, USA

problem #186

Jun 012014

Camry LE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,710 miles


Noticed oil consumption in 2014 around 80,000Km. It was out of Power train warranty by then. Initially it was about 1 liter every 4,000Km. Now it is 1 liter every 2,000Km. I believe this problem is due to bad piston and ring design. Disappointing quality from Toyota. In 2013 spent $1000 to fix the noisy water pump.

- , Calgary, AB, Canada

problem #185

Oct 192015

Camry LE 2afe

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,600 miles

I need to keep a watch frequently to make sure the correct oil level. Lost confidence on long trip/travel due to fear of oil level reduction. It burns my purse due to frequent oil top ups.

- , Lilburn, USA

problem #184

Dec 152015

Camry ES 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 190,000 miles

Excessive oil consumption I have to check every other day . It's alarming to know there is a problem like that and the corporations are ignoring the customers concerns . They need to do something yesterday time for recall . Not Duh Duh Duh we're not sure that's your problem . What happened to the reliability of the 1998 to 2000 Camry's .

- , Prattville, USA

problem #183

Jan 012013

Camry LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

This 2007 Camry is ridiculously many always get the run one to help or willing to rectify the situation......burn to much oil....I'm changing oil literally every month......THIS WAS THE BIGGEST MISTAKE I EVER DID BUYING TOYOTA.......SO MANY ISSUES THE CAR ALWAYS VIBRATE WHEN YOU SPEED ON HWY FROM DAY 1 I BOUGHT IT......OIL CONSUME TO MUCH.......SUN VISOR situation is to dangerous to drive..... I CAN'T WAIT TO CHANGE MY CAR TO DIFFERENT BRAND

- , Mississauga, ON, Canada

problem #182

Jun 012015

Camry LX 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

This is embarrassing for Toyota. I always thought that Toyota is #1 in quality. Never expected this to happen. Going back to Honda's

- , Seven Hills, OH, USA

problem #181

Dec 222015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles

Has anyone had their 2007 Camry engine rebuilt due to oil consumption through the recall process? If so, is anyone having problems with the loud, awful vibration/sound after it has been rebuilt?

Please let me know.

- , Sac, CA, USA

problem #180

Dec 012015

Camry LX V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

My car is 2007 toyota Camry .The engine is burning oil .

- , Columbia, MD, USA

problem #179

May 012013

Camry SE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

Toyota Camry sucks. I will be buying Ford next time.

- , Mentone, AL, USA

problem #178

Oct 012015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 190,000 miles

My 07 Toyota Camry excessively drinks oil like a thirsty man in a hot dessert to find a gallon of water, and I have to pour it and pour it. I searched to find a solution for it, but there was not specific solution to this problem.

- , San Diego, CA, USA

problem #177

Aug 272015

Camry LE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,300 miles

Last Friday I checked the engine oil level with the dipstick and i was surprised to notice that there were no trace of engine oil at all. The next morning i went to Toyota Dealer close to my home and ask them to change engine oil and also to check if there is any leakage around the oil pan or anywhere. They change the engine oil and told me that there is no leakage in the engine. They also told me contact with Toyota to see if they have any kind of recall for that particular problem. Since my manufacturer warranty expired three years ago I can't fix it right way. But I was also shocked to know that there was no check engine sign shown on the control panel screen. If there is no engine oil in your car, that is a very severe problem and there must be some kind of alarm or visual so that the car owner will check that problem. I am planning to call Toyota customer service to check there were recall for that particular problem. Also if anybody has any kind of suggestion to stop this excessive engine oil consumption, please feel free to write back.


- , Ashburn, VA, USA

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