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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:
102 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
58 / 2
Average Mileage:
37,814 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 1 of 19)

problem #377

Sep 282016

Camry

  • 103,000 miles

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

Car was recently shipped from overseas. When I got my car, the dash lights will not go off, the ABS motor will not shut off causing my battery to drain constantly, speedometer will not work, gas gauge moves slow, engine shakes and feels like it is going to cut off. The car was stationary and in motion. Car air condition occasionally blows hot air.

- Gretna, LA, USA

problem #376

Sep 012016

Camry

  • 116,110 miles
Dealership found the ABS actuator had failed. Symptoms included: ABS and parking break lights randomly turn on while driving. Speedometer will stop working and tachymeter will start to bounce. A/C also blows warm. There are several cases of this found online and per consumer reports the 2007 Camry hybrid experienced problems with the ABS actuator as well.

- Prairie Village, KS, USA

problem #375

Aug 312016

Camry

  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving 20 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed, but the vehicle accelerated in excess. In addition, while in park, the vehicle accelerated independently. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who was unable to diagnose or repair the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 26,000.

- Berkeley, CA, USA

problem #374

Apr 232016

Camry

  • 115,000 miles

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

The contact owned a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving 35 mph, the engine revved and the vehicle accelerated independently without warning. The contact was unable to slow down the vehicle and crashed into a concrete barrier. The air bags deployed. A police report was filed. The contact sustained seat belt burns and whiplash, which required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000. Updated 08/17/16

- York, PA, USA

problem #373

Jun 102016

Camry

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 09V388000 (vehicle speed control); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Taylor, MS, USA

problem #372

May 282016

Camry

  • 160,000 miles
Periodically when driving or at a stop, the speedometer goes to zero, the emergency brake and ABS lights go on, temperature gauge occasionally goes to cold, and the tachometer gauge fluctuates. Toyota dealer says it's the brake actuator ECU which, just for the part, runs around $2000. I see a recall for the hybrid but not my model and noticed other owners complaining about the same issue on the web. My car is only worth about $5000. I have owned Camry in the past but this is the first time I have any real issues with this year model. I have a 1989 that is still running with almost 350,000 miles on it. My present vehicle only has a little over 160,000.

- Yucca Valley, CA, USA

problem #371

May 132016

Camry

  • 172,256 miles

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

While running (sitting still or moving) the dashboard gauges will go crazy. The speedometer will go to 0, the brake and ABS lights will come on and the RPM may bounce around. The temp gauge may also drop to C. otherwise, the car appears fine. This can happen at any time (engine cold or warm, driving in city or highway). The length of the episodes vary from a second (or less) to 20+ minutes. From a little research, I can tell other Toyota Camry (around the same year) owners have also encountered this issue.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #370

Apr 172016

Camry

  • miles
While operating the vehicle (stationary or moving) the instrument panel will intermittently provide false/no information. Some of the known symptoms include the flashing of the malfunction lights for the ABS system and parking brake, the gauge needles showing zero while moving or bouncing intermittently, and the A/C system being inoperative.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #369

Mar 112016

Camry

  • 80,150 miles
Leaving my driveway I partially ran over a small tree stump, and it seems for no reason sudden acceleration occurred, I quickly applied my foot to the brake but even without my foot on the gas pedal, the car propelled like a race horse coming out of the gate. And even after applying the brakes the car did not slow down until I steered into woods to stop the car. I am not sure if driving over the small stump had any bearing on the sudden acceleration, but even the application of the breaks would not either stop the car from accelerating out of control or stop the car from hitting the tree.

- Sparks Glencoe, MD, USA

problem #368

Oct 012015

Camry

  • 100,000 miles
While the vehicle is in motion it hesitates to switch gears from 2nd to 3rd gear. As you accelerate. At times there is a jerk as it is doing so. This causes me to either slow down or speed up until it goes into gear.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #367

Dec 132015

Camry

  • 121,000 miles

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

Vehicle having problem with ABS module. Same as many other complaints on NHTSA website. At random times, brake and ABS lights come on and speedometer drops to zero. May last for one or several minutes and eventually returns to normal. Alternates between functioning and not but has been malfunctioning more than it works. Mechanic diagnosed problem as ABS module. Brakes seem to be functioning correctly but not sure if working in ABS mode. Based on complaints on website, can't believe NHTSA has not forced a recall.

- Richmond, KY, USA

problem #366

Dec 272015

Camry

  • 75,000 miles
My 07 Camry runs completely out of oil before it's time for it to be changed. I have had the car checked for oil leaks and has passed each time. After researching this issue I have found that the more miles on the car the faster it runs the oil out and with that being said I now have engine damage. Not to mention this car has been the absolute worst. I put my visors down one time and had to take them off because they wouldn't go back up. The power controls in my car don't work. I also found out tonight that there was a recall on the gas pedal in this death trap that happened before I owned it that I was never informed of but knew something had to be wrong with it because it kept sticking!! I am not the only person dealing with this and find it outrageous that it has not been fixed. My children used to ride in that car!! it is a ticking time bomb and something needs to be done about this!!!!!!!

- Florence, SC, USA

problem #365

Dec 172015

Camry

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced an unintended acceleration while attempting to park. As a result, the contact crashed into the garage. A police report was filed and there were no injuries. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle failure mileage was 50,000.

- Woodside, NY, USA

problem #364

Nov 122015

Camry

  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 5 mph, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into another vehicle. A police report was filed. The contact was taken to the hospital by ambulance with pain in her back. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 82,000.

- Lisle, IL, USA

problem #363

Oct 212015

Camry

  • 209,000 miles
While driving RPM is fluctuating causing the vehicle to feel like it is down shifting when not decelerating. This makes it feel like it is causing unnecessary strain on the transmission......updated 12/08/15

- Vicksburg, MS, USA

problem #362

Oct 092015

Camry

  • 109,000 miles
The car will be running perfect and out of no where my car will start decelerating. It will still lose speed even as I have the gas pedal all the way to the floor. I went from 60mph to 15mph with the pedal all the way to the floor. Finally it will start gaining speed but my RPM's hit 6-7 and almost max out. I was on a highway with a semi truck right behind me as this happened causing him to almost hit me. It was hooked up to a diagnostic check and no errors or problems popped up at all. This concerns me because no one can figure out the problem.

- Continental, OH, USA

problem #361

Sep 262015

Camry

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While exiting a parking space in reverse, the vehicle independently accelerated and crashed into a parked vehicle. The contact was not injured and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 54,000. Updated 11/19/15

- Reading, PA, USA

problem #360

Jun 272015

Camry

  • 157,000 miles
I was trying to back out of an extended parking area at church, a grassy area with pebbles. So, I was backing out very carefully so as to not hit the row of cars parked behind me. Suddenly as I was backing out, the Toyota began to move backwards very fast with a loud roar (racecar sound). While in a state of terror I had to wrestle the Toyota away from the other parked cars as much as I could and keep trying to push the brake pedal down, but the brake pedal wouldn't move. The Toyota struck a red car that dragged through the driver's side, from the front of the Toyota to the end of the Toyota. Still wrestling with the wheel of the Toyota, I ended up slamming backwards into an 8T ft. Chain link fence, on the church property. My foot still on the brake, as the Toyota slams into the fence, the Toyota then stopped. Break and accelerator pedal returned to what felt like a normal position. I then pulled the Toyota up and away from the fence and out a bit away from the row of cars, so that I could get out of the Toyota. Then I asked the young man who watched it all, if he would go get the owner of the car I had damaged.

- Mount Juliet, TN, USA

problem #359

Jun 272015

Camry

  • 157,000 miles
I was trying to back out of an extended parking area at church, a grassy area with pebbles. So, I was backing out very carefully so as not to hit the row of cars parked behind me. Suddenly as I was backing out, the Toyota began to move backwards very fast with a loud roar (racecar sound). While in a state of terror I had to wrestle the Toyota away from the other parked cars as much as I could and keep trying to push the brake pedal down, but the brake pedal wouldn't move. The Toyota struck the back of a red car that dragged through the driver's side, from the front of the Toyota to the end of the Toyota. Still wrestling with the wheel of the Toyota, I ended up slamming backwards into an 8ft. Chain link fence, on the church property. My foot still on the brake, as the Toyota slams into the fence. The Toyota then stopped. Break and accelerator pedal returned to what felt like a normal position. I pulled the Toyota up and away from the fence and out a bit away from the row of cars, so that I could get out of the Toyota. I then asked the young man who watched it all, if he would go get the owner of the car I had damaged.

- Moun Tjuliet, TN, USA

problem #358

Jun 022015

Camry

  • 150,000 miles
When taking off from a standing start after a hard brake my car lurches as it speeds up.

- Inddependence, OR, USA

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