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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,963 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2007 Toyota Camry seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #6

Dec 152011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 64,105 miles


Seat belt failure!!! got in the car and tried to put on seat belt and it will not retract far enough to connect.

- Pickerington, OH, USA

problem #5

Jun 192011


  • 35,000 miles
I have a 2007 Toyota Camry lxe. A driver decided to move into my lane from the left, to avoid a serious collision I had to swerve to the right and hit the brakes. My anti-lock brakes locked and I had no control over the car as we skidded across four lanes and hit a concrete wall. The air bags did not deploy and the seat belts (which were in use) did not lock us in. My wife hit the inside ceiling and the right window of the front door. I tried to find an attorney to go after Toyota but could not find one who had the guts to stand up to Toyota. There was over $14,500 in repairs and as of today they are still putting the car back together again.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #4

Mar 012011

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the drivers side sun visor flipped down and struck her in the face while obstructing her vision. The dealer was notified and stated that the sun visor needed to be replaced. The passenger side sun visor also experienced the same failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 44,000. Updated 09/27/11 the consumer stated the vehicle has other issues such as the trunk release not working as well as the seat belt being inoperative. (daughter wrote in on behalf of her mother, who is the owner of the vehicle) updated 11/02/11

- Lyman, SC, USA

problem #3

Mar 142010


  • miles


2007 Toyota Camry. Back seatbelts "lock" while driving. My children sit in booster seat and use shoulder belt. We will be driving and they will lock where they can not move. We have to undo seatbelt, pull out a little and then it will retract. This has happened frequently and not in response to sudden stop. 3/14/10 one of the seatbelts in back did this and it will not come unlocked. The dealer is going to replace the entire seatbelt but it seems odd that this happens with all the belts. We do not feel confident they will work properly if there were and accident. With recent recalls related to possible mechanical and brake system thought it should be reported.

- Liberty, MO, USA

problem #2

Nov 242007


  • 0 miles
The contact has a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that if you adjust the seat for a taller person, the seat belt does not adjust and secure the passenger or drive and remained loose. The seat belt has malfunctioned since the vehicle was purchased. The current mileage was 67000.

- Twin Peaks, CA, USA

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problem #1

Nov 172009


  • 30,000 miles
On more than occasion the drivers side seat belt has become inoperable. It appears that it does not retract properly and will not release so that the driver can put it on. After several hours or days it will finally retract and begin to work again. This problem was reported to the dealer and was working when we took it in. Nothing was done. It is going in again because it is happening more often and lasting longer.

- Osceola, PA, USA

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