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CarComplaints.com 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.

7.9

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,914.00
Average Mileage:
87,189 miles
Total Complaints:
186 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (109 reports)
  2. rebuild engine or check oil frequently (33 reports)
  3. replace engine (24 reports)
  4. Toyota Canada's head office told me that it is acceptable fo (8 reports)
  5. replace piston assembly (3 reports)
  6. dealer said it's normal (2 reports)
2007 Toyota Camry engine problems

engine problem

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 1 of 10)

problem #186

Jun 012014

Camry LE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,710 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

This 2007 Camry is ridiculously awful.......to many issues.......you always get the run around....no 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

Camry

  • 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

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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

Camry

  • 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.

Thanks.

- , Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #176

Jun 012015

Camry XLE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 156,782 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I took my 2007 Camry for an oil consumption test and it failed. We were advised that the dealership will have the parts in anywhere from 4-6 months and as long as we kept oil in the car then the problem would not cause any other issues and it would be safe. 3 weeks later the car over heated and blew the water pump. The dealership has told us that the overheating has nothing to do with the burning of the oil so the engine overheating and possibly needing replacement will be on us. This was very convenient timing. If the water pump was failing I believe the dealership knew of the situation and didn't tell us and waited for it to fail so they could place the blame on us. Bottom line Toyota has a MAJOR problem with these 07 Camry's and they all are doing everything they can NOT to fix the problem. I have personally met 6 people that I didn't know prior to June 2015 and they all have had the same exact problem and they all have expressed their disappointment with Toyota and their lack of customer service in trying to fix this problem. Being a previous owner of 4 Toyota's I will NOT buy another one. My Camry is for sale and if anyone wants to buy my Sequoia they can have that too.

- , Bowie, MD, USA

problem #175

Nov 012014

Camry LS 4 Cyc

  • Automatic transmission
  • 181,578 miles

TOYOTA HAS LOST A LOYAL CUSTOMER. I WILL NEVER NEVER BUY A TOYOTA AGAIN IN MY LIFE.

THIS BEEN BURNING OIL SINCE 2014. AND EVERY TIME I GO TO THE DEALER THEY SAID ITS OK AND NOTHING IS WRONG. I HAD THE GASKET REPLACED AND THE CAR IS STILL BURNING OIL.

- , Hazel Crest, IL, USA

problem #174

May 102015

Camry LE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,390 miles

I just Googled to see if there is any further recall on Camry 2007, however found this website to put complaints as previous drivers complaints are exactly the same as mine. I am definitely giving complaint to DESTINATION TOYOTA IN BURNABY where I got this car from.

- , Surrey, BC, Canada

problem #173

Jul 202012

Camry LE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

Was told by dealer mechanic and service manager that Toyota built their engines loose and they lasted longer. This was at 70,000 miles. It's now at 140,000. Add about 2 quarts between changes. This is my second Camry and my last Toyota. Was interested in a new Rav4. I going to start checking Honda's equivalent

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- , Ooltewah, TN, USA

problem #172

Jan 062012

Camry CE 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,535 miles

First let me say that I have always gotten my oil changed at the designated times and periodically checked my oil in between oil changes. So in April of 2011 I noticed that my car 2007 Camry CE was smelling hot, I checked my oil and there was no oil on the dipstick, I had to add 2.5 quarts of oil to show the oil on the stick. I had gotten my oil changed in September of 2010, the mileage was 40,321 but when I took the car in for an oil change on April 15th 2011 I had only 43,954 miles on it and at that time is when I told my Toyota dealer that I felt that my car was using oil. It wasn't leaking, I didn't see any smoke coming out of the tailpipe and wondered what was going on.

That was the start of the 9 month oil consumption testing process. It was not fun, Toyota didn't see an issue because according to their booklet that comes with the car the oil usage was normal. According to the manual: Oil Consumption Max, 1.0 L per 1000 km(1.1 qt./600 miles, 0.9 Imp. qt./600 miles. So what I was taking from our conversations was that my car could use under maximum consumption a quart of oil every 600 miles. Now, I argued this with them for many months(9 months to be exact) and told them if their # 1 car in the country (Camry) used that much oil, then they were producing a piece of sh*t car! I have friends with much higher mileage on their American cars and they weren't using any oil to speak of. i was going in every 1000 miles and they were adding oil each time. Needless to say it took until 1/6/2012 to get my oil consumption issue resolved.

By then my car had 55,535 miles on it and after the dealer consulted with a Toyota representative they agreed to fix my car. They were very good at letting me know that Toyota was doing this as a good will for me since my warranty had expired. In turn, I reminded them that I was told I was grandfathered in on this since the testing started before my warranty was up. After all, it only took them 9 months to finally agree to fix the issue. Really, 40,000 mile on this car and its using oil, I believe I bought a lemon. I bought this car brand new, not even on the lot in June 2006, it was my very first brand new car and I have hated it every since. They were either going to replace the pistons or the small block. They ended up replacing the pistons, it took me 3 more times of taking the car back to them due to vibration in the engine before they got it right. I now have 87,853 miles on the car and its using oil again.

I recently had to add 1.5 quarts of oil to the vehicle, so I took it in for an early oil change, this was just after 3500 miles since last oil change. I told them it was using oil again, so they started an oil consumption test and I went back after 1200 miles and they had to add a little over 1/2 quart of oil. At that point, they told me (5/28/15) that my car had passed the oil consumption test and that I was no longer eligible for further repairs per Toyota warranty Enhancement Program. I've been told by other mechanics that the dealer should have just replaced my engine and that I did get a lemon. I have always taken my car to the dealer for all oil changes since I bought it, but I don't think I will continue with them. I've had other issues with this car that I won't go into right now, but if I could afford to get rid of it and buy something else, I would. That's my story:(

- , Champaign, IL, USA

problem #171

Aug 212015

Camry SE V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles

I have always kept up with the maintenance on my 2007 Camry. Overall has been a good car until now. My 2007 Camry has @ 84,000 miles on it and has been garaged kept.

On the way to work on Friday, August 21, 2105, the oil light came on and flashed. Not sure why, I checked the oil level when I arrived home. I DO NOT HAVE AN OIL LEAK! I was totally shocked with the oil level. The oil level didn't even show on my dipstick!! I had to add 2 quarts of oil! I did call my dealer and was told to check the oil regularly. Where does the oil go? Now I am afraid that I will be traveling somewhere and my oil level will disappear.

I have never owned a Toyota - not sure that I will again. I have had many cars but never had one where my oil disappeared!!!!

- , Louisville, KY, USA

problem #170

Oct 102014

Camry LE 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles

This problem should be fixed by Toyota 100% or me and my family will never buy from Toyota again! Even there is 1 quart of oil burned between 1100 and 1300 miles! They better fix it or big loss for Toyota in future.

- , YONKERS, NY, USA

problem #169

Sep 202014

Camry ES 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

The car has used oil since I bought it It had 140K miles on it and uses a quart every 300 or so miles

- , Lincolndale, NY, USA

problem #168

Feb 062014

Camry LE 2.4L 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,133 miles

I get engine oil light for an average of 3 thousand miles and I need to fill 1 qt engine oil. Initially I was scared and asked Toyota dealer to fix the problem. They came back and told me there is a oil leak Paid $1000 plus dollars and was repaired but the problem still exists. Now I store 1 or 2 qt of oil in my car trunk, fill when light appears and take it for servicing when due for oil change service. Overall I lost money on engine repair and very annoyed with this problem.

- , Ellicott City, USA

problem #167

Apr 232015

Camry EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles

I checked the oil on my 2007 Toyota Camry about a few weeks ago and found the oil barely at the tip of the stick. My oil car has not been dripping oil on the ground, none on the engine so I wonder what happen to the oil. I always get my oil changed on time. Toyota has always changed my oil but I was disappointed with the fact that ,almost no oil was in my car. I realize this can damage my engine. I bought this car brand new and made sure the oil was changed on time and here I am still running into defect that's not in my control. will they fix my car???

- , Phenix, AL, USA

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