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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:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,022 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry transmission problems

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 5 of 10)

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problem #113

Nov 012007

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I'm writing to detail my issues with my 07 Toyota Camry V6. I have had it one year and the hesitation upon accelerating is still there even after a supposed 'fix' by my selling dealer. The tranny sometimes hesitates as much as 2-3 seconds B4 actually moving forward as intended. I also have extreme frustration with the interior plastics. The dash rattles more than my old 97 Pontiac. The other major issue is the softness of the driver seat foam. I am due in 2 days for a re-foaming of the seat. Hopefully that will firm it up a bit. One last point is the tires wore out by 13K on them making me spend over $300 for new rubber. Not acceptable for a $25,000 car.

- Gibsonia, PA, USA

problem #112

Feb 132007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles
The cruise control/transmission on my 2007 Camry causes the car to operate in an unsafe manner. When the cruise control is engaged, due to its sensitivity, the transmission goes through a series of abrupt downshifts causing the car to accelerate and exceed the cruise control speed setting. At this point, the car looses speed and the transmission then shifts back into overdrive. The downshifting starts again until the speed control setting is exceeded. On a long hill, it is not uncommon for the transmission to sequence between overdrive and third gear four or five times. The exceeding of the cruise control setting is very dangerous. I have had to engage the brakes to avoid an accident with traffic ahead of me. I have brought the car back to the dealer for this problem and have been told that he can do nothing until Toyota comes up with a fix. I have written two letters to Toyota asking them to fix this problem they have not replied to either letter.

- Ballston Spa, NY, USA

problem #111

Oct 302006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
Speed control is unstable. When the speed control is on at highway speed, the slightest grade I.e. from an overpass, causes the transmission to downshift one or two gears. Then the car will accelerate beyond the setspeed and then upshift. The car will then be unable to maintain speed again, downshift one or 2 gears, and once again accelerate beyond the set speed, repeating over and over and worsening each cycle. Driving the same road with the speed control off is relatively normal. This car also has a moderate hesitation problem. Pulling out from a side street, the car barely accelerates until rpms reach 2200, then accelerates normally. This has been since new. Coasting down a long grade with speed control off, the car will surge. Returned to the Toyota dealer who said there is nothing wrong.

- Pennsville, NJ, USA

problem #110

Dec 072007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Near death incident because my 2007 4 cyl. Camry le hesitated while trying to accelerate at an intersection. I have had numerous problems with the acceleration/transmission. When I complained to the dealership shortly after purchasing the car, I was told that it needed to be "broken in."

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #109

May 202006

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles
I bought a 2007 Camry SE V6 and have had nothing but problems with it. Transmission slips, creaking dash and windshield, a pillar airbag cover replaced 3 times, center console stack does not line up, dash is not flush next to a & B pillars (haven't seen one yet that was), knocking noise in rear strut tower (fixed after two dealer visits, they added sound insulation), driver side armrest fabric peeling off (seen at first delivery of vehicle ), radio head unit freezes up randomly (dealer cannot fix because they cannot duplicate), steering is very loose and vehicle drifts on road (safety concern, dealer stated characteristic of tire), front grill loose on right side (dealer fixed) and seat plastic rail covers broken upon delivery (dealer fixed). Vehicle also idles rough in cold weather (dealer stated bad gas).two to three second delay in acceleration (dealer stated this is normal). Each dealer visit required me to leave the car once for ordering the part and a second time for installation. I have wasted way too much time at dealerships having my car repaired to ever consider buying another Toyota again. Over all I should have tested other cars before buying Toyota based on its reliability alone.

- Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA

problem #108

Jan 062007

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
Transmission hesitates when downshifting and then over-compensates. Very dangerous as I have nearly been rear-ended during hesitation which is essentially a stall in traffic and the overcompensation causes one to nearly rear-end the vehicle in front.

- Yucaipa, CA, USA

problem #107

Nov 212007

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles

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

I am reporting the same stagnation issue that many others reported on 2007 Toyota Camry. I bought this car in March 2006 and started noticing this issue within a month of driving. So far I had at least 12 instances of this. It happens when I try to accelerate suddenly to a higher speed. The car stalls for 20-40 seconds before it speed up. Many time it pulled me into risk while at merging to a main road traffic and at intersections dealer has replaced a transmission control component but this is still happening. The email I got from Toyota for my query says that "...the electronic throttle control monitors the everyday driving habits of the operator and then tailors itself to make the most efficient gearshifts. On rare occasions when the operator fully depresses the pedal or depresses the pedal in an aggressive manner, the system may experience a delay in determining how to make the optimal gearshift. At this time Toyota has no plans to make changes to the shift characteristics of the transmission. To minimize this condition, we recommend trying a firm yet gradual application of the accelerator..." I am using the car for more than 18 months and the 'electronic throttle control monitor' has not succeeded in finding my normal driving habit and do the normal transmission shift yet as every driver expects. Since Toyota has no plan to do any action on this I urge you to do something for us.

- Clinton, MS, USA

problem #106

Jun 112007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
Noticed dangerous hesitation/downshifting on my 2007 4cly Camry day after purchase, called service dept told them of problems on day 3, closed Sunday called Monday told of problems, was told to drive for one week so car can learn driving habits. I did on last day I tried to pull out of driveway car hesitated and jumped forward, almost hit a ups truck. Called dealer again told them of problems, this time was told no fix at this time but not to worry because like the V6 Camry they had to pull all of lot for transmission problems, when and if Toyota comes up with fix Toyota will let me know. Didn't wait for fix traded that day. The 4cly Toyota Camry is dangerous. This problem needs to be recalled before someone gets killed pulling into traffic. Toyota did tell me that there is a problem but didn't know what fix will be but are working on it.

- Brewer, ME, USA

problem #105

Sep 102007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,550 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving at any speed, the accelerator intermittently hesitates. The failure usually occurs when attempting to accelerate from a stop, when making a turn, and on major streets. The vehicle would not accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. She has taken the vehicle to the dealer a couple of times and was informed that the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was also taken to the dealer a couple of times because the gears would shift as if the transmission were manual, but it is an automatic. The contact informed the dealer that there was a service bulletin that described her failures exactly. The dealer recalibrated her computer and there was a slight improvement with both the vehicle hesitating and the gears shifting as though they were manual. Both failures continue to occur. She was informed that nothing could be done. The VIN was unknown. The current mileage was 12,100 and failure mileage was 10,550. The consumer stated the vehicle would not accelerate from a stop. The transmission felt like a manual transmission. Updated 11/26/07.

- Lafayette , LA, USA

problem #104

Apr 302007

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The transmission in the vehicle has been downshifting intermittently while driving between 1-30 mph. The vehicle operated normally at speeds greater than 30 mph. During deceleration, the downshifting pulls back as if the vehicle had a manual transmission. The vehicle was taken to Toyota on two occasions. The first time, the contact was informed that the vehicle was driving normally. The second time, the dealer stated that they were waiting for a bulletin. The contact stated that the December issue of consumer reports has a report that outlined exactly what he is experiencing with his vehicle. Updated 01/09/08.

- Woodmere, NY, USA

problem #103

Apr 142007

Camry 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

My husband & I purchased a 07 Camry. A few weeks after purchase, husband noticed problems. Transmission was not "acting" right. The car would hesitate for a few seconds when we given gas or sometimes accelerate when we did not; the brakes were bad; & steering column "shook" when we drove over road bumps or speeds > than 50. Over next few months when we took the car in for service & voiced our concerns, the service person would tell us that he could not find anything wrong with the car regarding our concerns & during one visit, they drove the car 18 miles & still could not find anything wrong. One day I was getting on freeway & tried to increase my speed, the car stalled for about 4 seconds, as I looked in rear view mirror I saw another car coming behind me at a really fast speed. I was trying to determining what to do as the car appeared to have actually shut off, when it just surged forward & I was moving again. Needless to say, this scared the crap out of me & I called my husband & told him what happened. I felt that if we did not do something, we could potentially have an accident, get killed or kill someone else. I finally called the corporate office & told them our story. They instructed us to take the car to the service dept for an assessment. After assessment the mechanic told me that my steering column needed to be replaced; my rotors were completely warped; and they may have to overhaul my transmission but were going to try & reset it to see if that would help (apparently it is run by a compt which tells it how fast or slow it to go when the accelerator is pressed) apparently the computer was not functioning properly or had a "glitch." They reset the transmission & told my husband & I to drive an additional 500miles to "break-in" the transmission & let them know our thoughts. Well, we have driven the additional miles & we both feel as if the transmission is slipping again. We are at wits end w/this dangerous $30,000+ car.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #102

Mar 012007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles
Complaint: Automatic transmission on 2007 Toyota Camry. Vehicle does not respond during acceleration especially from a stop as well as during normal driving. Lack of response recurs regularly since purchase in March of this year. Problem has been reported to Toyota with no response as well as to Toyota service department who has admitted that they have received many complaints but cannot figure out what is wrong as well as Toyota has told them there is nothing out of the ordinary. This problem has caused numerous close calls and near-misses when driving especially when crossing intersections putting my families lives in jeopardy due to Toyota's refusal to admit their problem. This issue needs to be looked into by this department due to the large number of consumer complaints on this safety issue.

- Manhattan, WI, USA

problem #101

Sep 142007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car hesitation when pulling into traffic which caused us to get almost hit. Hesitates when slowing down to go around corner and takes seconds after car has shifted back down to 1st to get up and go which scares me that I will be hit from behind.

- Corvallis, OR, USA

problem #100

Apr 222007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
6 speed automatic transmission hesitates to down shift in a 2007 Toyota Camry.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #99

Jan 012007

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
The problem I've encountered centers around the transmission. There is a hesitation when the car shifts gears, either when getting up to speed or slowing down to stop. One Toyota dealer told me it was a problem with the transmission-related software that could be fixed via an upgrade. However, the problem persists. As a result, I took it to another Toyota dealer and the representative of the service department told me there was not an issue at all. This occurred after he "test-drove" it for 3 miles.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #98

Feb 162007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
2007 Toyota Camry. First problem within 30 days of owning the car was a loud clunking under the hood when driving car at different speeds. After mechanic test drove with me he could not feel the problem. He did not check under the hood and I did not leave my car. He told me to come back when it happened again. The second time I took the car back I left it over nite and was told the next day there was nothing wrong. I insisted they keep my car until they found what I was talking about. After 2 days I called them and they determined my transmission was bad and replaced it. They had my car almost 2 weeks. A couple days after the new tranny was put in I went on a 120 mile trip.I was extremely disappointed with my cars performance. It would accelerate at high speeds after I took my foot off the gas pedal and when I disengaged the cruise. It was a very dangerous and frightning situation when I came upon a wreck on interstate and my car accelerated instead of decreasing the speed. I took my car back once again for and oil change and to get the car check out and they said they fixed it with a computer chip adjustment. I took my car back again today because I am still having problems with automatically accelerating at low speeds.

- Junction City, KS, USA

problem #97

Oct 152007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
In September 2006 I traded a perfectly performing 4 cyl 2006 Camry for a 2007 4 cyl Camry because I liked the new design. I still like the new design but have been quite annoyed and concerned about the car's failure to accelerate when needed. From a complete stop or near stop when a quick take-off is needed the initial response is at times zilch/zero/0. I have taken the car back to the dealer who had the computer recalibrated. This lasted for a while, but it did not solve the problem. I have not gone back because I believe the issue is greater than "recalibrating". I believe this is a safety issue that should be addressed by the manufacturer. Updated 06/23/08.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #96

May 152007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25 miles
Ongoing problems with hesitation upon acceleration since day one. Brought to the dealer's attention and problem was not corrected--still exists.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #95

Aug 302007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The car slows suddenly while slowing down at around 40 mph and you will feel like some one holding the car from moving forward. And suddenly accelerates at around 25 mph even if you are not pushing the gas pedal. That day there was a traffic congestion on a highway and the traffic was moving around 40 mph. I was about to hit another car in front of me because of this problem, but I managed by braking the car with more force. I explained the problem to the dealer and took it to the dealer. The mechanic took a test drive and says the car is downshifting and that's why you feel that braking. And everything is normal. Its me who is living with the car and it is abnormal to me. They applied some tsb (fix to the computer) but it not much helpful.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #94

Oct 022007

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The accelerator of my Toyota Camry 2007 (purchased in April of 2007) has the "hesitation issue". the car doesn't proceed at all or gain enough speed to proceed immediately after my stepping on the gas pedal from a full-stopped position. I had an accident on 10/02/07 partially due to the issue because I couldn't avoid fast enough a vehicle making a reckless left-turn. There was no injury among riders in my car although the other driver escaped the accident scene and I'm not sure whether the driver is hurt. My car is in an auto body shop currently but wouldn't like to drive it once it is fixed a few days from today. Do you have any suggestions? thank you.

- Derry, NH, USA

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