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.


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2007 Toyota Camry fuel system problems

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 062007

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


My car makes a thumping noise when the gas tank is full. It occurs when you take off from a stopped position and it sounds like a thump coming from the rear of the car. I fear that this may be a defect in the way the gas tank is secured and that the thump may indicate that the gas tank moves due to the weight of the gas. Toyota claims that the thump is a normal sound and it comes from the gas hitting the inside of the gas tank and that this is a normal characteristic of the car. I don't believe this to be true and fear that this may be a hazardous situation.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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