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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 4 of 5)

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problem #21

Feb 092009

Camry

  • 65,000 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 floormats were not secured because they were placed on top of an existing carpeted floormat. While the vehicle was in motion, the floormats moved forward and interfered with the accelerator pedal, which caused the vehicle to accelerate to 86 mph. The contact received a citation. She called the manufacturer and was informed that because her mats were carpeted, they were excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 07E082000 (equipment). The manufacturer would not assume any responsibility. The failure and current mileages were 65,000.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #20

Jan 122008

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,252 miles
On Saturday 1/12/08 the accelerator on my 2007 Toyota Camry stuck to the floor!! I pumped the pedal a few times but that didn't free it. I had to slip it into neutral and cut the engine. I was able to safely coast into a parking lot but was highly upset! I looked down and did not see anything interfering with the pedal, so I placed the vehicle into park and started it up and pumped the pedal again. It slowly came out. (it felt as though hydraulic pressure had been released.) I put it into drive and slowly pulled forward. It seemed ok so I drove it slowly straight to the dealer. When I got there I told them what happened. (if this had happened when my 68 yr. Old mother in law was driving my children to school in this car as she usually does, I don't think she would have reacted as I did!) the dealership called me less than two hours later and told me that they had already checked my car and that there was nothing was wrong with it. They said they thought my car mat had gotten stuck on the accelerator (not one of theirs, but a very heavy thick rubber one.) I explained I had looked down to see if anything was stuck once I had the vehicle safely stopped and could see nothing interfering with the pedal! they told me they were basing this assumption on the fact that there was an outline for my car mat near the gas pedal. I told them, adamantly, that I didn't care where the outline was, that I had visually inspected it and that nothing was stuck! they informed me that, that was their position on the matter and basically the explanation they were sticking to. I don't feel this car is safe! I have lost my confidence in Toyota and seriously doubt I will ever purchase another.

- Laplata, MD, USA

problem #19

Sep 102007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,550 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving at any speed, the accelerator intermittently hesitates. The failure usually occurs when attempting to accelerate from a stop, when making a turn, and on major streets. The vehicle would not accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. She has taken the vehicle to the dealer a couple of times and was informed that the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was also taken to the dealer a couple of times because the gears would shift as if the transmission were manual, but it is an automatic. The contact informed the dealer that there was a service bulletin that described her failures exactly. The dealer recalibrated her computer and there was a slight improvement with both the vehicle hesitating and the gears shifting as though they were manual. Both failures continue to occur. She was informed that nothing could be done. The VIN was unknown. The current mileage was 12,100 and failure mileage was 10,550. The consumer stated the vehicle would not accelerate from a stop. The transmission felt like a manual transmission. Updated 11/26/07.

- Lafayette , LA, USA

problem #18

Aug 052007

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70 miles

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

The gas pedal on my 2007 Camry got stuck also. It was brand new. It only had 1200 miles on it. I was getting on the freeway and the car just took off. I was pressing on the brakes with both feet about 1/4 mile and nothing. I thought I am going to die in this car. The car was towed to the nearest Toyota dealer. They said I probably engaged the cruise control.I said I was just getting on the freeway. I told my local Toyota I was afraid to even the see the car. My local called the dealer that had my car and got them to do a complete check. They then said it was the mats that got stuck. Toyota then sent out recalls for the all weather mats. I took my car to my local dealer with the recall and they told me sorry, it's only for the all weather mats. Not the cloth mats. I said but it happened to me with these mats. I came home and wrote to Toyota headquarter and nothing. The dealer that did the inspections said they drove and drove that car. When I reluctantly picked up my car from them, I looked at the miles, it was 1230 miles. When the car was towed there, it had 1210. Go figure. Here I am with this death trap. I tell my family I am going to die in this car. And that I believe today.

- Tracy, CA, USA

problem #17

May 302006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 600 miles
I have noticed heavy deceleration when I attempt to accelerate my 4 cylinder Toyota Camry le. This is typically the case when the compressor is on. The hesitation is so bad that I want to depress the pedal to the floor in an attempt to pick up speed to merge. Sometimes I feel like I will be involved in an accident due to the hesitation. After a delay of about 2-3 seconds, the car responds, but that's almost a lifetime when trying to pick up speed.

- Cornelius, NC, USA

problem #16

Mar 012007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
Acceleration on 2007 Toyota Camry. Sometimes you can put your foot right to the floor and the car won't move.

- Cornelius, NC, USA

problem #15

Jun 012006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. When the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle failed to accelerate for 20-30 seconds. The failure occurred at all speeds between 1-100 mph. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer. The failure mileage was 10 and current mileage was 22,000.

- Monroe , NC, USA

problem #14

Aug 012007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My wife and I purchased a 2007 Camry le, 4-cylinder, 5-speed automatic with 309 miles from scott clark Toyota, charlotte, nc. We are experiencing slowness of acceleration when driving the vehicle. We thought at first being a new vehicle that it took time for it to be broken in, but now we have about 2,000 miles and it still having trouble accelerating when driving it. We could tell a big difference the way it was running compared to our previous Camry. Our previous Camry was a 2003 4 cylinder, 5 speed automatic. We saw our local news cast airing this issue on tv and directed us to this site to file the complaint. We thought maybe it was just the way the new engine operated and we are happy to see that others are experiencing this issue and hope Toyota can do something for everyone. Otherwise this will be the last Toyota car we would be buying.

- Indian Trail, NC, USA

problem #13

Aug 312007

Camry

  • miles
I am writing in relation to the content posted here - www.wcnc.com/consumer/stories/wcnc-jmn-091307-camry_story-no_tc.ce57A8A0.html I have a 2007 Camry le 4cyl 5 speed auto, that I purchased 3 months back and I just have 2500 miles on the car. I purchased it from mass and I relocated to ca. I didn't drive the car from mass to ca and it was duly moved by movers. Off late, I am experiencing the same hesitation and by all god's grace I experienced this hesitation only in the city roads and not in the freeways. I would urge NHTSA to look into this issue and make the consumers feel safe.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #12

Sep 112007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,700 miles
My wife and I purchased a 2007 Camry le, 4-cylinder, 5-speed automatic with 7,700 miles from down East Toyota in brewer, Maine. Ever since our test drive we've experienced lack of acceleration (hesitation) from a stop or after slowing down to turn or proceed, shifting problems (constant up and down shifting at certain speeds; car not sure which gear to be in and feels like the car is surging) and unable to use the cruise control due accelerating too quickly due to downshifting and then overshooting the set speed. Some of these symptoms are sporadic; you never know if the car is going to move or not when stepping down hard and quickly on the gas pedal. Sometimes it "red-lines" before accelerating, other times there is barely any response at all. So far have only driven on bare dry/wet roads. We are not looking forward to driving it on snow and ice. We were told by det after the test drive and Toyota corporation that this is normal performance for this vehicle, even though there are tsbs (technical service bulletins) concerning these problems. EG036-07 is the latest ECM update, which was done on 08/14/07 without any noticeable improvements. We would never have purchased this vehicle if we had only researched the car beforehand on the internet. This car is unsafe to drive and Toyota and det will be held responsible if an accident occurs due to the aforementioned problems.

- Eddington, ME, USA

problem #11

Aug 282007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I have a new 2007 Toyota Camry that hesitates when you need to merge into traffic. It almost stalls. I have almost been involved in 3 different accidents because of this hesitation. The dealer maintenance manger told me that this is a common occurrence and complaint with this vehicle and has stated that there is nothing they can do about it. I also have a friend with a 07 rav with similar complaints. The RPM's are constantly up and down searching for gears. Toyota needs to address this manufacturer defect before people's lives are lost. This is a major safety issue.

- Humboldt, TN, USA

problem #10

Jul 302007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle hesitates approximately 3-5 seconds after accelerating. The vehicle operates normally 8-10 seconds after the accelerator pedal is depressed. The contact stated that the failure has almost resulted in a crash on several occasions. The dealer stated that there was an incorrect computer calibration. The current mileage was 15,000 and the failure mileage was unknown.

- North Ridgeville, OH, USA

problem #9

Jul 162007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that his vehicle hesitates when the accelerator pedal is depressed. He stated that he has almost been in several crashes due to the failure. The failure began approximately two to three months ago and has been occurring ever since. The dealer performed a diagnostic test and found nothing wrong. The dealer stated that nothing more could be done. The incident date was unknown. The current mileage is 7,859 and failure mileage was 4,000. Updated 02/01/08. Updated 02/01/08

- Beaverton, OR, USA

problem #8

Jun 232007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
Toyota Camry, 2007, hesitates before reacting to depressing the accelerator. This happens at various speeds and various driving manuevers. This model Camry is unsafe.

- Malvern, PA, USA

problem #7

Jun 152007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
At low speeds, when normally pressing the gas pedal, the automobile hesitates for an extended period and then "jerks" forward after this delay. There appears to be a "dead spot" in the acceleration pedal position where the car acceleration hesitates. When pulling into a traffic lane, this unexpected hesitation leaves the car occupants in a dangerous situation of being hit by other automobiles. The condition is at its worst when the automobile engine has not fully warmed. I feel the unexpected hesitation at low speeds of my automobile is a significant safety concern and may result in serious injury or death of automobile occupants if not corrected.

- The Villages, FL, USA

problem #6

Jul 112007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,960 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the vehicle hesitates and experiences acceleration failure since it was a new vehicle. Then, on July 11, 2007, while attempting to accelerate, the vehicle completely lost all motive power and was disabled partially blocking a lane of traffic on an interstate. The vehicle failed to move even though the engine was still running. The police assisted and the vehicle was moved to a safe location. The dealer suggested that the rubber floormat may have gotten stuck underneath the accelerator pedal and caused the hesitation concern. The dealer could not find a cause for the loss of motive power failure. The current mileage is 12,968. The failure mileage for the hesitation issue was 12,960. Updated 09/10/07

- Somers, CT, USA

problem #5

Feb 012007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle hesitated. The contact has taken the vehicle to the dealer who advised her to pretend that there is an egg underneath the accelerator pedal. The dealer stated that they would not perform the repair, but offered to schedule an appointment. The representative stated that they would also not repair the vehicle. The issue was reported to a newspaper Agency. While driving last week, the contact's wife and daughter were almost involved in a crash. The contact played a recording of the meeting between the dealer and himself. The recording stated that they refused to repair the vehicle and told the contact to leave after being there for five hours. They dealer offered another vehicle, but stated that in order to have the vehicle, they would need $12,000. The VIN and engine size were unknown. The current mileage is 7,000 and failure mileage was 100.

- Lincolnton, NC, USA

problem #4

Oct 012006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5 miles
There is a significant delay in the accelerator that causes the transmission to shift too frequently. A number of times this has disabled me from accelerating enough during turns to keep from getting hit by oncoming traffic. Toyota has not been receptive to my calls and requests for help. The dealer is unable to fix it.

- Gadsden, TN, USA

problem #3

Nov 062006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 900 miles
: the contact stated while depressing the accelerator pedal from a stop or during a turn there was a hesitation. The dealership could not determined the cause of the problem and there were no repair performed.

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 282006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles
Electronic throttle system of my Toyota Camry is defective and is hesitant at low speeds. It can be a safety issue, such that the car does not accelerate when required. I have referred to Toyota dealership and they say there were more complaints about this, but there is no remedy available.

- Richmond Hill, 00, USA

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