Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,000 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 032012

Camry 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles


2007 Toyota Camry. Consumer writes in regards to check engine light illuminating. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, where a diagnostic test revealed the charcoal canister needed to be replaced at a cost of $ $607.90.

- Groveport, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 012010

Camry 4-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact smelled a mildew odor when the air conditioning and heat were on. The vehicle was taken to the dealer numerous times for the odor. The dealer sprayed the instrumental panel and other areas of the vehicle with a foam, the cabin filter was replaced twice, but the odor remained and became stronger. The odor was so strong that she suffered a noise bleed. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who performed a diagnostic test and stated that they were unable to locate a failure code. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 62,000 and the current mileage was 67,000. Updated 3/28/11 the evaporator core was replaced updated 04/27/11

- Chelmsford, MA, USA

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