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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 1 of 5)

problem #81

Jul 202007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 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 while traveling 5 mph, the vehicle erroneously accelerated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 31,239 and the current was mileage 34,000. Updated 07/28/14 MA the consumer stated the accelerator pedal did not engage smoothly, as there was some hesitation, when pulling off from a stop. Updated 07/29/14

- Carlsbad, CA, USA

problem #80

Aug 262012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving 4 mph, the vehicle accelerated independently and without warning. The contact was unable to control the unintended acceleration and crashed into the sidewalk. There was a burning tire smell that was emitted inside the vehicle. No warning lights were illuminated. The police were notified of the crash however, a police report was not filed of the incident. The dealer was notified of the failure and offered no assistance. The vehicle was inoperable was towed from the scene for repairs. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the vehicle would be inspected and offered no additional assistance. The failure and the current mileage was 43,000. The consumer stated he experienced sudden acceleration on 08/26/12. He was rolling slowly into an angled parking space at 5 mph, with his foot hovering over the brake. When he touched the brake gently, the vehicle took off at full throttle. This was due, to a malfunction caused by electromagnetic interference. The wheels were spinning, and there was a smell of burning rubber, according to an eye witness. The consumer hit a parking meter, knocking it over. The vehicle was subject of the accelerator pedal recall which was performed on March 23, 2010. Updated 09/26/12

- Cedar Grove, NJ, USA

problem #79

Jun 012011

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2007 Toyota Camry unintended acceleration. Consumer states vehicle suddenly accelerated through a fence. The consumer stated his wife was slowly turning into a driveway, when the vehicle suddenly accelerated to about 60 mph. The vehicle finally stopped on an embankment in the backyard. The consumer stated the recalls that were done on the vehicle, didn't resolve the acceleration problem.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #78

May 022011

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

2007 Toyota Camry. Consumer writes to express discontent regarding poor mileage and acceleration issues the consumer stated the engine idles very high and running hot. The consumer stated he recently hit another vehicle, when it accelerated out of control.

- New Hartford, NY, USA

problem #77

Feb 132009

Camry 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that when he came to a stop the vehicle surged forward causing him to crash into a wood barrier. The contact was injured and was sent to the hospital. A police report was filed and the vehicle was repaired but not inspected. The failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 70,000. Updated 06/24/11 updated 07/08/11 the consumer stated the surged occurred as he was coming to a stop. The consumer stated he was unable to use his foot to lift the accelerator pedal up as he had done on previous occasions. Updated 10/12/11. The consumer stated the surge occurred as he was slowing down to a stop at approximately 20-25 mph. After the surge commenced, he attempted to lift the accelerator with his foot, as he had done on previous occasions, but to no avail. Updated 12/28/11

- Westwood, MA, USA

problem #76

Oct 062010

(reported on)

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Toyota Camry recall notice sent

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #75

Sep 102010

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 vehicle was taken to the dealer for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number: 10V017000 (vehicle speed control, accelerator pedal). The contact stated that the accelerator pedal was cut and the edges of the pedal were jagged and rough. The dealer also removed a portion of the carpet and insulation. The contact did not believe the vehicle was any safer than prior to the repair. He stated also that the accelerator pedal would depress much farther than designed and was damaging the linkage to the pedal. The dealer stated that they performed the work as listed on the recall notice and that it was a sufficient repair. The VIN was not available. The current and failure mileage was 65,000.

- Valley Grande , AL, USA

problem #74

Mar 212010

Camry 4-cyl

  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that there was a torque shudder in the accelerator pedal and a vibration in the steering wheel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership several times but the problem was not remedied. The contact spoke with the manufacturer's district manager who went out to drive the vehicle and she was informed that the failures were a direct result of the software update associated with recall 09V388000 (vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal). The manager stated that there was nothing they could do about the problem. The vehicle was not repaired when the complaint was filed. The current mileage was approximately 31,500. The failure mileage was approximately 24,000. Updated 12/21/10 the consumer stated the problem still exists. Updated 12/29/10

- Norwood, MA, USA

problem #73

Aug 172010

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles
2007 Toyota Camry. Consumer states stuck accelerator. Consumer expresses discontent regarding being assigned a 2007 Toyota corolla with a broken windshield and gas light on after the event of the Camry. The consumer stated the vehicle was taken to the dealer for a recall after almost crashing into an oak tree. The first time the consumer drove the vehicle after the recall was performed, she had only driven four miles before the same incident occurred again. She was able to put the gear into neutral and cut off the engine, and stopped safely after the vehicle had accelerated out of control over 90 mph.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #72

Aug 102010

Camry

  • 32,300 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that he took the vehicle into the dealer to have the accelerator pedal repaired. The dealer cut the length of the pedal. The pedal was too short and he was unable to reach it. The only way she was able to engage the pedal was if her foot remained elevated instead of having her heel on the floor while driving. The dealer stated that there was nothing they could do to fix the pedal. The failure and the current mileages were 32300.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #71

Jul 072010

Camry

  • 30,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry le. She referenced NHTSA recall campaign id number: 09V388000, vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal. She stated that the recall work was performed earlier this years; however, the vehicle had accelerated twice since the recall work was done. She called the dealer after she experienced the first failure and they advised her that the recall work had already been performed. While driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle accelerated. She engaged the brakes and the vehicle slowed down. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was not the original owner. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was 54,225.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #70

Jun 142010

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Letter regarding jerking problems with their 2007 Toyota Camry le ; seeking help to resolve issue with Toyota the consumer stated ever since the vehicle was purchased, it would jerk in stop and go traffic when she attempted to accelerate. The consumer stated the vehicle would accelerate for no reason. The dealer told the consumer the pedals were sensitive and she needed to get used to them. The dealer then blamed the problem on the cruise control, which the consumer stated wasn't even on. The consumer stated she then received a recall letter in the mail regarding the accelerator pedal and that a bar would be installed as well as fixing the carpet. The consumer stated after the recall was performed, she continued to experience problems with the vehicle accelerating and jerking.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #69

Feb 062010

Camry

  • 32,452 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The vehicle had previously been repaired under NHTSA recall campaign id number: 10V017000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal). Since repairs, the vehicle would intermittently exhibit sudden acceleration failures and would also surge in reverse at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer who referred her back to the dealer which made the recall repairs on the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 32,452 and the current mileage was 37,135.

- Paramus, NJ, USA

problem #68

Jun 012010

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles
2007 Toyota Camry with unintended acceleration. The consumer stated his wife was driving the vehicle. She gently applied pressure to the accelerator and it inexplicably went to the floor. She frantically tried to pull the accelerator up from the floor with her foot, but was unsuccessful. The vehicle was picking up speed and racing uncontrollably down the freeway. She attempted to slow it down by pressing firmly on the brakes, but to no avail. Luckily, she threw the gear into neutral and pulled off to the side of the freeway. The consumer stated the floor mats were anchored in place with factory clips and installed correctly at the time he took possession of the vehicle. The consumers wife entered the vehicle and then proceeded to drive, when a short while later, the accelerator slammed to the floor. Again, the vehicle began to accelerate down the freeway. She threw the gear into neutral again and braked and pulled over to the side of the freeway. The consumer has since sold the vehicle.

- Woodinville, WA, USA

problem #67

May 252010

Camry 4-cyl

  • 38,300 miles
The contact owned a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving 5 mph, the vehicle suddenly accelerated over a cement block onto a curb. The contact then crashed into a cement wall. The contact inspected the vehicle and continued driving for two miles. A police report was filed but the contact also filed an incident report with the dmv. The contact sustained minor injuries. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact referenced recall 09V388000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal) and recall 07E082000 (equipment) and stated that the recall repairs were performed prior to the failure. The current and failure mileages were approximately 38,300. Updated 07/19/10. Updated evoq. 07/29/10 updated 09/20/10.

- Albany, OR, USA

problem #66

May 242010

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles
2007 Toyota Camry. Consumer states distress with result of replacement of the accelerator pedal. The consumer allowed the dealer to shorten the accelerator pedal, which was never in close proximity of the floor mat. The vehicle is now difficult to drive. The consumer stated her foot now slips off the accelerator pedal and she has to sit closer to the steering wheel.

- Asheville, NC, USA

problem #65

Mar 042010

Camry

  • miles
2007 Toyota Camry. Gas pedal issues the consumer stated as he was exiting his driveway, he saw his neighbor coming down the hill, but his vehicle kept going forward and he just barely missed hitting his neighbor. Later that day, when the consumer approached at an intersection, another vehicle was in front him, but suddenly that motorist slammed on her brakes, as another vehicle was approaching at full speed. The consumer was a car length behind the vehicle so, he removed his foot from the gas pedal and stepped on the brake, but the vehicle kept going even though the consumer was pressing the brake as hard as he could. The consumer hit the other vehicle at about 5 mph. The consumer stated he experienced another incident O sudden acceleration prior to the accident which he though at first that his foot left the brake pedal.

- Arlington , MA, USA

problem #64

Oct 012008

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Toyota Camry. Acceleration issues the consumer stated right from the day of purchase and it still continues. He noticed when any time he started the vehicle, it would accelerate without him stepping on the accelerator pedal. Also, when the vehicle was put in reverse mode without stepping on the accelerator pedal, it would accelerate to about 40 mph in seconds and continue to accelerate until the brake was applied.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #63

Apr 152006

Camry

  • 25 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The contact applied extreme force to the brake pedal until the vehicle came to a stop. The contact stated that the vehicle had previously been diagnosed by the dealer approximately 8 times in reference to the failure. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure eight times. The contact received the recall notice to correct the unintended acceleration; (NHTSA campaign id number 09V388000: Vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal); however, the contact was uncomfortable having the accelerator pedal modified to a smaller length. The vehicle was not repaired and there were no recall repairs performed on the vehicle. The failure mileage was 25 and the current mileage was 18,000.

- Ironton, OH, USA

problem #62

Apr 202010

(reported on)

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2007 Toyota Camry. Consumer states pausing and breaking in acceleration. The consumer stated she had to push the brake pedal all the way to the floor to get the vehicle to stop. The consumer stated the floor mats she was given never stayed in place and therefore she removed them. The consumer purchased all-weather mats. The recall was performed on the consumers vehicle.

- Washington, DC, USA

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