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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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
19 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,092 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 2 of 5)

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problem #61

Sep 262007

Camry 4-cyl

  • 29,000 miles

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

2007 Toyota Camry. Consumer states unintended acceleration caused a rear end collision. Consumer states airbags did not deploy. The consumer stated her daughter was the driving the vehicle. When she removed her foot from the brake to proceed once the light turned green, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into the rear of a tractor trailer. One week after the accident, a recall was issued regarding the all weather floor mats. The consumer went to the dealer to have them inspected, but was told the mats in the vehicle were not a part of the recall.

- Ludowici, GA, USA

problem #60

Mar 292010

Camry

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving at speeds of 55 mph, the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The contact was able to stop the acceleration by shifting the gear into neutral and shutting off the engine. On a later date, he received notification of a recall and took the vehicle to the dealer for service (NHTSA campaign id number 09V388000: Vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal). Following repairs, the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer a second time but the failure could not be duplicated. The manufacturer would not provide any further assistance. The failure and current mileages were 60,000.

- Bluffton, SC, USA

problem #59

Apr 122010

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles
S10 appropriate handling re Toyota acceleration problem fm owner of a 2007 Toyota Camry. The consumer stated his vehicle was recalled. The consumer stated the electronics module in the engine compartment should not be overlooked when researching sudden acceleration episodes.

- Manhattan Beach, CA, USA

problem #58

Apr 082010

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles

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

S10 appropriate handling re Toyota acceleration problem fm owner of a 2007 Camry. The consumer the first time she experienced sudden acceleration, she was at complete stop at an intersection with a four-way stop. Her foot was on the brake when all of a sudden she heard the engine rev and the vehicle lurched forward. The consumer stated she had to stand on the brake pedal really hard in order to stop the vehicle, narrowly missing a group of children who were in the crosswalk. The second time, she was in a traffic jam at a complete stop, with her foot on the brake, when again the engine revved up and the vehicle lurched forward. She stood on the brake pedal as hard as she could. The vehicle actually fish-tailed a bit before it stopped within inches of the vehicle in front of her. The first the dealer said may be it was a software problem, so they upgraded the software and there were no major issues for a while. The second time, the consumer was told the problem could not be re-created and they had never heard of the problem before. The dealer did install a new accelerator in the vehicle.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #57

Feb 012008

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2007 Toyota Camry accelerator the consumer she stated she noticed right away there was a surging/lunging problem with the vehicle whenever the accelerator was applied from a stop. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, but her complaint was never resolved. In February 2008, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and the consumer crashed into a tree as she was pulling into a parking space. Her foot was on the brake when the vehicle accelerated out of control. February 12, 2010, the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer due to the accelerator recall. The consumer stated she is still experiencing problems with sudden acceleration. Updated 04/21/10.

- Marion, KS, USA

problem #56

Mar 032010

Camry

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While the contact was driving approximately 10 mph the vehicle accelerated. When pressure was applied to the brake pedal, the contact turned the steering wheel and suddenly crashed into a mailbox. There were no injuries. The vehicle was completely destroyed. A police report was not filed for the incident. The vehicle was towed to an auto body center. The failure occurred three weeks after the NHTSA campaign id number was 10V017000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal) recall remedy repair was performed. The authorized dealer and manufacturer were notified and there were no resolutions. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #55

Feb 122010

Camry

  • 20,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer to have NHTSA campaign id numbers 09V388000 and 10V017000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal) repairs performed. After the vehicle was repaired, the vehicle accelerated while his foot was on the brake pedal. The vehicle proceeded to crash into a curb and a fence. The contact was not injured. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop but the manufacturer had the vehicle towed to an authorized dealer for further inspection. The failure mileage was 20,000 and the current mileage was 20,100. Updated 05/11/10.

- Palo Alto , CA, USA

problem #54

Feb 212010

Camry

  • miles
2007 Toyota Camry. Consumer states unintended acceleration. The consumer stated the sudden acceleration occurred while parking the vehicle. He stated he had his foot on the brake when suddenly and unexpectedly the vehicle accelerated. The tachometer reached over 7,000 RPM's. he immediately grabbed the shift lever and switch it to neutral and then as rapidly as possible to park. The consumer stated the incident occurred after the recall was performed. The consumer stated a second incident occurred again while parking at a local bank.

- Levittown, PA, USA

problem #53

Mar 102010

Camry

  • 60,583 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry hybrid. The contact had recall repairs performed under NHTSA campaign id number 09V388000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal). The contact was displeased with the remedy upon completion of the accurate recall repairs. The dealer shaved and shortened the accelerator pedal down. There were no mechanical failures. The contact had concern with his foot slipping off of the small pedal excessively. The failure and current mileages were 60,583. Updated 05/11/10.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #52

Mar 102010

Camry

  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact was driving approximately 25 mph, a sudden decrease in speed occurred, followed by an unintended increase in the speed without the accelerator pedal engaged. The vehicle began to function normally. The contact experienced the accelerator failure after the NHTSA campaign id number was 10V017000 vehicle speed control, accelerator pedal repair was performed on the vehicle. The failure mileage was 24,000. The current mileage was 25,000.

- Rincon, PR, USA

problem #51

Mar 092010

Camry

  • 33,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer for a fuel modification; however, the dealer performed recall repairs according to NHTSA campaign id number 10V017000: Vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal without the owners consent. Following the recall repairs, the contact stated that the accelerator pedal was unusually hard to engage. She stated that she would had to use her toes with no heel support to assist with depressing the accelerator pedal. The contact was unsatisfied with the recall repairs, stating that her foot would continuously fall off of the accelerator pedal. Both the dealer and the manufacturer were contacted with her concerns but were unable to provide any further assistance. There were no further repairs or modification performed on the vehicle. The current mileage was approximately 34,000 and the failure mileage was approximately 33,000.

- Gretna, LA, USA

problem #50

Mar 212010

Camry

  • 25,300 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry SE. While driving at speeds of 25 mph, the contact depressed the brake pedal while approaching a traffic light. There was an unusual increase in engine rpms and the engine became extremely loud. The vehicle abnormally accelerated up to speeds of 60 mph. The vehicle crashed into another vehicle. The contact as well as the driver of the other vehicle sustained injuries. The police were called and a report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the contacts place of residence. The contact confirmed approximately five days before the failure occurred that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign id numbers 09V388000 and 10V017000: Vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal. The approximate current and failure mileages were 25,300.

- Greenfield, WI, USA

problem #49

Nov 292009

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2007 Toyota Camry. Consumer requests reimbursement for a replacement battery. The consumer stated the vehicle would not start, due to a dead battery. The battery cables were heavily corroded. The consumer also stated he experienced sudden acceleration while driving the vehicle, before the recall was performed.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #48

Mar 052010

Camry

  • 26,415 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. He stated the brake pedal modification prevented his foot from reaching the brake pedal in a timely manner. The dealer cut two to three inches of accelerator pedal therefore when he reached for the brake pedal it is no longer there and he almost caused a collision. He will take the vehicle back to the dealer. The failure mileage was 26,415 and the current mileage was 26,533.

- Englewood, CO, USA

problem #47

Feb 222009

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,423 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated the vehicle was repaired under the recall but then it accelerated. There was no problem before the fix. As she was parking at about five mph the vehicle accelerated into a mountain of snow and stopped. The vehicle was not damaged and no one was injured. The dealer came and towed the vehicle to diagnose the failure and stated they will be sending out a representative from the manufacturer to take a look at a the vehicle. This will not happen until a few days and she is very afraid to drive the vehicle. The failure mileage was 46,423. Updated 5/10/10 updated 07/07/10.

- Belair, MD, USA

problem #46

Mar 012010

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2007 Toyota Camry. Consumer states unintended acceleration. The consumer stated in 2007 he reported to Toyota an accelerator problem. There was a hesitation when pressing the pedal. After stating nothing was wrong, Toyota provided an internal bulletin; not a public bulletin to germain Toyota of sarasota as a result the dealer used a computer to recalibrate the ECM. Updated 04/06/10. The consumer stated he received a recall notice in the mail regarding the sudden accelerated problem. The consumer believed the sudden acceleration problem was due to the ECM. Updated 04/21/10

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #45

Jan 172010

Camry

  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving at approximately 35 mph the vehicle seemed as if the cruise control activated. The vehicle suddenly accelerated up to 95 mph. In order to stop the vehicle the contact pulled the accelerator pedal up with her foot. The contact took the vehicle to the dealership where the computer was reprogrammed to override the accelerator if the brake pedal was depressed. The current mileage was approximately 45,140 and the failure mileage was approximately 44,000.

- Chester, VA, USA

problem #44

Mar 122010

(reported on)

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Toyota Camry recall floor mat the consumer stated he made several attempts to make an appointment to get the vehicle fixed per the specified recall, but to no avail. They would not even transfer the call to a supervisor.

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #43

Jan 012010

Camry

  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact was driving approximately 45 mph. The accelerator pedal was depressed with an increase in the engine rpms. There was a momentary hesitation before engaging the brake pedal. The authorized dealer was notified and advised the failure was a common issue and stated that the vehicle was not under recall. No repairs were made to the vehicle. The failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified on a separate occasion which stated that the vehicle was under recall NHTSA campaign id number 09V388000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal); however the parts were not available. The contact has not been notified of the availability of the recall at this time. The failure mileage was 32,000. The current mileages was 37,200.

- Conway, AR, USA

problem #42

Jul 042007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While traveling on the highway at speeds of 70 to 75 mph, he attempted to pass another vehicle when the accelerator pedal became stuck in the open throttle position. The vehicle proceeded to accelerate to speeds of 115 mph. The cruise control light began to illuminate and he then put the gear selector into neutral. He used tremendous force to depress the brakes until smoke began emitting from the pedal. The vehicle coasted to a halt and was taken to a repair shop. The service dealer advised spraying the brake pedal with WD40 lubricating oil. On a later date, the vehicle exhibited the exact same failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where unknown repairs were performed. He as also advised the accelerator pedal was defective. The approximate failure mileage was 1,500 and the current was 17,000. Updated 4/26/10 updated 05/06/10.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

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