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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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
47,953 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace motor (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 192012

Camry 4DR

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles


Water leaks at 41,000 miles, the dealership informed me that the warranty is expired. I purchased the water pump, the drive belt tensioner assembly and the drive belts. My mechanic installed the new water pump and drive belt tensioner.

- , Dumont, New Jersey, USA

problem #2

Jan 112012

Camry LX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,858 miles

Belt noise then total failure. Toyota has not yet reimbursed for replacing belt even though the water pump failure damaged belt.

- , Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 042010

Camry SE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

Weekend trip to Milwaukee. 200 miles one way. 80 miles from home, a rattling noise started under the hood followed by a slapping sound. The temp gauge rose to hot and down to cold and up again. The water pump had failed(rattle), wrecking the serpentine belt(slapping) and the thermostat failed(temp fluctuations). A local tow and repair got us going to the tune of $620. Towing paid by our insurance company. The mechanic told us to take it to Toyota as the failing water pump tipped at an angle and gouged a chamber in the aluminum block and he wasn't sure whether it would be a problem in the future. This happened at 55,000 miles and the drivetrain is warranteed to 60,000 miles. Toyota was very helpful. Replaced the engine block, gave us a good loaner and motor warranty for another 60,000 miles. Now the complaint--- Toyota Experience--- their customer service has sent us a check for only $338. Our cost was $620. Their reason,get this, they don't want to pay for replacing the thermostat. The failing water pump had to have overheated the thermostat and causing it to fail. Not our fault. We want our $282.00. Also, we have a son and a daughter that are car shopping right now so shorting us that money will no doubt cost them two sales in the near future. Toyota Experience, bite the bullet, finish our claim and and gain sales by backing your product all the way. Case#1012082525 Give us a call.

- , Black River Falls, WI, USA

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