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:
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 1 of 10)

problem #193

Sep 132006


  • 12,087 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle would hesitate before jerking into the next gear. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that they could not perform any repairs because the vehicle was operating as intended. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 12,087.

- Rising Sun, IN, USA

problem #192

Jun 092011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
My wife had backed her 2007 Toyota Camry out of our garage onto the driveway to wash the car. The driveway is on a medium incline. She was in the process of cleaning the inside of the car along with our granddaughter. The car was in park and the ignition key in her pocket. After cleaning the inside passenger compartment with our granddaughter in the driver side she was in the process of walking around the front of the car in order to clean the driver compartment when our granddaughter was moving to the passenger side she hit the automatic transmission shifter it came out of park and rolled across the ally into the neighbors back fence. My wife got into the car and drove to the front of the house put the car in park, removed the key and was able to take the car out of park without her foot on the brake and the key removed. We took the car to Toyota dealer. The next day we picked the car up from the dealer and were told they could not duplicate the problem. They told us to take the car and if it happened again leave the car as is with the car out of gear, call them and they would send a tow truck. The next day my wife drove the car to the shopping mall. When she returned the car she was able to take the car out of park with the key out of the ignition. She was unable to get the service rep on the phone so she drove home and parked the car in the garage. Approximately 15 minutes later we all went out to the car and had her son try to take the car out of park without the key in the ignition which he did. There was no resistance in the shifter when removing from park and could freely move the shifter. We left the shifter in the drive position and called the dealer who sent a tow truck and had the drive verify the car could be shifted with the key out. The rep called and said the could not duplicate the problem. We have been trying to tell them all the have to do is drive the car for 15 min, wait 15 min then move out of park. The rep is not cooperating.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #191

Jun 052011

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact was driving 65 mph when the gear shifter was inadvertently knocked into reverse from drive. The contact swiftly shifted back to drive and while moving from the roadway. The failure and current mileage was 72,000. Updated 07/28/11 smoke emitted from under the hood. The vehicle was towed to the Toyota dealership and they offered no repairs, only a new transmission at a cost of $4500. The consumer then had it towed to aamco at a cost not to exceed $3500. Updated 08/01/11

- Meridian, ID, USA

problem #190

Apr 012011


  • 93,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving approximately 55 mph, the contact stated that the vehicle would violently jerk and suddenly accelerate without warning. The vehicle would also shift gears independently between second and fourth gears. When the failure would occur, the engine would exhibit an abnormal increase in rpms and would fluctuate back and forth. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where she was informed that she would need to replace the transmission. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000.

- Stafford, TX, USA

problem #189

Mar 022011


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated while driving 30 mph, the vehicle began to jerk abnormally. The contact stated that the vehicle would decelerate then the transmission would slip into a different gear. The contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic to have the transmission replaced. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Wetumpka, AL, USA

problem #188

Mar 012011

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2007 Toyota Camry. Consumer states disturbing hesitation when accelerating from a stop or at about 18-20 mph. The consumer stated if the accelerator was pushed all the way to the floor, there was still a delay, followed by an alarming surge. The consumer has since sold the vehicle back to the dealer.

- Springfield, OR, USA

problem #187

Oct 012010


  • 110,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving approximately 35 mph the contact attempted to accelerate but the vehicle did not respond. The contact noticed that the vehicle shifted gears but the vehicle would not respond until he applied extreme pressure to the accelerator pedal. The failure began to recur intermittently so the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was told that the transmission needed to be replaced. The contact also stated that the vehicle would erratically shift gears while accelerating or decelerating. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 110,000 and the current mileage was 120,000.

- Emmett, ID, USA

problem #186

Oct 292010


  • 26,500 miles
Car will suddenly speed up.

- Hollis, NY, USA

problem #185

Jan 042010


  • 34,717 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry hybrid. The contact was driving approximately 2 mph in reverse on a slight incline in the driveway. The hybrid system overheated warning light and master warning light indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. While pressure was applied on the accelerator pedal there was no power response. Unexpectedly, the vehicle rolled forward with the gear shifter in the reverse position. The engine was turned off. The vehicle restarted after waiting a period of eight to ten minutes and resumed normally. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection on four separate occasions for the identical failures. The technician stated the problem was a natural characteristic of the vehicle. The failure continued to occur. The failure mileage was 34,717.

- St. Thomas, VI, USA

problem #184

May 072010


  • 67,000 miles
I own a 2007 Toyota Camry al of a sudden the car stopped working and would turn off. My car is undrivable, the dealership states it is the throttle body that is failing and is in need of replacement. The approximate cost of replacing the throttle body is 1,000. I called Toyota Corp. To ask for their assistance in payment due to the fact my car is only 3 years old. I am outside the 60,000 warranty Toyota refused to assist in the payment for the repair of my 3 year old car.

- Orange, CA, USA

problem #183

May 012007


  • 20,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the vehicle would not move forward when he attempted to accelerate from a stop. The vehicle had transmission problems since the vehicle was purchased. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership where the shifter was reprogrammed; however, the problem continued. The dealer then stated that the transmission needed to be replaced but because the vehicle was no longer under warranty, the contact would be responsible for the expenses. The contact called the manufacturer who stated that they would call the dealership and try to assist with a remedy. The failure mileage was approximately 20,000. The current mileage was approximately 116,000.

- Temecula , CA, USA

problem #182

Apr 282010

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2007 Toyota Camry concern the consumer experienced a high noise level while driving the vehicle. The noise level inside the vehicle increased over time and the consumer stated he was unable to communicate with the front passenger without raising the sound conversation. The consumer also experienced stalling while driving. At times the vehicle would not move when the accelerator was applied. On occasion, the vehicle would jerk and then hesitate. The consumer stated while driving, when he removed his foot from the accelerator, the transmission would shift to neutral, he would have to turn the vehicle off, and the re-start it. In November 2009 while the consumers wife was driving, the vehicle suddenly stalled on the freeway. The vehicle was taken to the dealership and upon inspection, the consumer was informed the vehicle needed a new transmission. The transmission was eventually replaced, however the consumer stated he continues to experience problems with respect to the acceleration and deceleration. The vehicle continues to jerk and hesitate upon applying the accelerator pedal.

- Alpine, CA, USA

problem #181

Feb 032010


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that when accelerating and attempting to shift into gear, the transmission hesitated. The failure occurred while driving approximately 25 mph. The dealer advised the contact to have the transmission replaced and offered a 10% discount. The contact declined and the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic to be repaired. The contact stated that the transmission had failed several times. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.

- Washington , DC, USA

problem #180

Mar 152010


  • miles
I was driving for work with my Toyota Camry 2007. While accelerating to get on the highway, around the end of the ramp, my vehicle suddenly accelerated with no controls working from the driver's seat either for the steering wheel or the brake. In a matter of a few seconds, the vehicle went a few times in a zig-zag manner and subsequently hit a semi-trailer which was southbound on the highway. My car was completely smashed in the front and totaled later. This incident occurred after my car went through the accelerator pedal replacement as per recommendation of the Toyota recall procedure. I could have been easily killed in this accident. I got a traffic ticket for the first time in my life after having a ticket-free driving record for the past 11+ years. I am pleading 'not guilty' for this ticket because the defective Toyota car was responsible for the accident and not my error.

- Sylvania, OH, USA

problem #179

Feb 012010

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,308 miles
I have Toyota Camry 2007. I had experienced the RPM shooting up in low acceleration. I took the vehicle to dealer for repair in early Feb 2010, but the dealer detected no problem. However, as the problem persisted and it happened frequently, so I took the video of speedometer and tachometer, and went back to dealer with the video. Mechanics at the dealer tried to duplicate the problem with computer hooked to my car, and I drove the car with them. But again, the problem could not be duplicated. Dealer advised me that this has nothing to do with sudden acceleration of Toyota vehicles, and asked me to come back if the problem persists. Toyota did not perform any repair at that time. However, after this visit to the dealer, I have not experienced the same problem as frequently. I may have noticed it few times in the past month although I feel that acceleration seem unsteady. No accident has occurred, and I do not have sudden acceleration problem as reported on the news. However, I am concerned that the problem I have might be related to the sudden acceleration problem. I would like to provide the video if it can help NHTSA's current investigation for sudden acceleration of Toyota vehicles. The consumer felt the transmission temporarily disengaged or down shifted temporarily. The RPM jumped about 200-500 rpms momentarily. When it happened, the consumer felt an abrupt, but slight jerk, but it didn't accelerate in an uncontrolled manner. Updated 04/29/10

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #178

Mar 102010

Camry 6-cyl

  • 44,600 miles
My car is a 2007 Camry xlev6, and was not listed as part of the Toyota recall (it has locking mats). Pulled into driveway at my home, with foot on brakes as I touched auto garage door opener on visor. Car gear was in D. as I removed foot from brake to gas pedal to pull into garage, and lightly placed foot on accelerator, instantaneously engine revved, pedal went to floor, tach zoomed and auto jetted into garage. I immediately hit brakes with both feet, attempting to disengage transmission from D and put into N. gear shift erratically plunged into R and car began to go backwards with engine throttle wide open. Again, with tires squealing, smoking & laying rubber, I tried to jam gearshift to N or P, and car jettisoned forward hitting garage wall at full force. With millisecond recovery, I held onto gearshift all the time my feet were on brakes again tried to force it into P, and it again went to R, (must pass N and R to get gear into P) then again forward in another direct hit against garage wall, breaking the wall open and splitting sheetrock as auto nearly popped through to laundry room and gas furnace. I held the push-button in while simultaneously forcing gear shift again to reach P. engine went from full-bore open to a stop. This event was so frightening. Had it occurred minutes earlier I was in commute traffic and in residential area returning home from metro. Pedestrians and schoolkids were in the area. I exited car to run into house, call for help. Damage to garage wall (and laundry area) is substantial, but was minimized to the auto due to a set of four tires against the garage wall which provided some cushion. Bluetooth phone (hands-free car) would not disconnect. I borrowed neighbor's phone to call husband and police/fire. Emergency firetruck team arrived to ensure no gas line break, fairfax police officer also on site. After repeated attempts & long wait times to talk with Toyota, I was told not to move car, wait 10-30 days to investigate. Here sits.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #177

Feb 072010


  • 30,000 miles
I have a 2007 Japanese-made Camry. I bought at a premium (well above invoice and above msrp because servco Hawaii does not give discounts) thinking I was paying for a reliable and well-made vehicle. I have had other Toyota but none with as many problems as this vehicle. And, with all the news of accelerator problems, I would like my problems checked and not be charged for it. I do not like the idea of having to pay $103 (1hr labor) X 3 different accelerator issues + another $103 to see why there is the smell of gasoline coming from the A/C vent. 1. when stepping on the accelerator, I will get no response... I continue to depress the gas, still no response. Then finally, the car will thrust forward violently. This has been mentioned to Toyota Hawaii dealer several times saying it was normal for drive by wire vehicle and that it will take some getting used to. 2. when accelerating slowly, the car will rev high without the automatic transmission upshifting.. I have to depress the gas more and the car will rev even higher before upshifting. 3. on 2 different times, the car has revved and jumped forward while not in gear. The first time was at an intersection. I shifted into neutral with the P-brake on and it felt as if someone hit my car from the rear. The car jumped into the busy crosswalk about 2 feet until I hit the brake pedal and shifted it back into drive. Another time was at the drive-thru window in park. The car didn't move but jerked violently. Both were on flat surfaces. 4. when under heavy acceleration, the car sometimes give off the smell of gasoline. It is not exhaust fumes but smells of raw gasoline. A/C in recirculate mode. I also have been having numerous other quality problems with excessive rattling of trim and door ajar alarm going off for no reason.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #176

Feb 102010


  • 88,332 miles
On Feb 10, 2010 my 07 Toyota Camry accel pedal stuck on me, 5 days after the recall was done on it. It revved from 2000-4000 rpms, I had to brake hard for it to stop and regain control. Took it into Toyota, they looked at it, returned the car and told me "nothing was wrong." On March 4, 2010 it happened again, this time it accelerated from 20 mph to 40 mph in a split second, and I almost hit the car in front of me. Again I had brake hard to gain control of my vehicle. Toyota again looked over my car, and again came up with nothing wrong with my car. So that is two times after the recall was completed that my has accelerated. It also did accelerate before the recall.

- Roy, WA, USA

problem #175

Nov 152009


  • 20 miles
Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6) 2007 Camry accelerates at a whim for 2-3 seconds. It happens very in frequent, the last time about 3-4 months ago. Has been taken to dealer and they state can not do anything, unless it happens or is reproduced for them. I reported this by phone to NHTSA but have not gotten any feed back as I was told I would receive and E-mail and follow up letter. [xxx]

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #174

Mar 032010


  • 21,234 miles
My 2007 Camry hesitates when trying to accelerate from a standstill, and RPM keeps dropping from 2000 RPM to 1000 RPM for a second and back to 2000 RPM as I'm trying to maintain speed. It could make my car to slide on icy road because of this engine braking, and it happens every time I just touch gas pedal and let go RPM drops and goes back to cruising RPM all in 1 second. This happens as soon as I remove my foot of the gas pedal, causing like braking feeling. I told Toyota dealership in guelph, Ontario about this problem but their master service advisor craig allen says that is normal. I believe that there is electronic throttle issue.

- Guelph, 00, USA

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