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.

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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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,896 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Jul 182007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

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

Front end shimmied when braking. Found front tires were cupped. Had just rotated tires, leaving on a trip, so rotated tires back to front. Returning on trip, car front shook badly when braking going downhill in mountains. Took to dealer, they said (Bridgestone) tires showed cupping. Replaced front brake linings and car seemed to handle ok. Three months later, another trip through mountains, again front end shimmied badly when braking going down steep incline. Dealer said all tires showed cupping, but brakes, cv joints, bearings were ok. Suggested I replace tires (but did not try to sell me any"?") installed 4 new Michelin tires and car handles great although I still feel some dragging in the brakes. Another trip to dealer, paid for a brake inspection and dealer said brakes ok 80 % remaining wear. Car now out of warranty, told dealer I felt they were stalling me on repairs until warranty expired. They said repair record would show problem in past if condition continued. Did not say what condition they were referring too. Feel they are giving me run around on steering problem, but as they said, there are no mountains around here they can test drive.

- Orient, OH, USA

problem #6

Jan 232008

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The vehicle has Bridgestone turanza EL400-02, size 215-60vr16 tires. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for routine maintenance at 17,000 miles. The dealer stated that all four tires had wear and needed to be replaced. The contact stated that the best price she could get from the dealer was four tires for the price of three, at $567. The dot number was unknown. The vehicle current and failure mileages were 17,000. The tire failure mileage was 17,500. Updated 03-04-08

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #5

Oct 292007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,645 miles
Vibration throughout speed range, very noticeable at highway speeds. Three sets of tires, two sets of wheels, multiple attempts to balance wheels.

- Buxton, ME, USA

problem #4

Dec 062007

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I bought a Toyota Camry hybrid 2007 at the end of Oct. 2006. I also bought a pre-paid maintenance service. Yesterday, Dec. 6 2007, I took my Camry for the 5th regular service for 25,000 miles. I commute to a distant work, so I put on a lot of highway miles. The service manager form the folsom lake Toyota dealer called me to inform me that I needed to replace all of my four tires. He said that the tread was all worn out. I was extremely frustrated about the exceptionally accelerated wear of Bridgestone tires. I finally was able to talk to the tire company customer service. There their explanation was that because of Toyota's specifications, they produced tires that had softer rubber for better ridership. It makes them last much less than their store tires. By the way, the tires, turanza EL400 in their store will last about 80,000miles. The same brand and same model tires will have two different performance. I did not pay any closer look on the tires because I only put 25,000 miles on them. It is also mostly from highway drive. I spoke with Toyota consumer representative. I was told that it is not their responsible and was told to bring it up to the tire company. I could have gotten into problems because never expected or suspected any bad tires. I had many different cars from different companies, but this is the first time that a brand new car tires lasting only 25,000 miles. A sales person from the Bridgestone store in citrus height said that it is not new that he sees often brand new car tires lasting only about 15,000miles or even less.

- Folsom, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 012007

Camry

  • miles
Tires rotated every service (5K miles), brigestone turanza's ES400, cupping @ 20,000 miles.

- Quakertown, PA, USA

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problem #2

Sep 012007

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
2007 Camry xle with Bridgestone turanza el 400-02 tires. Size 215/60-16. Tires started making "road noise" at 18,000mi and getting progressively worse at 23,000. Dealer said it's because of hard rubber composite used in mfg of tire and offered to pay for 2 if I pay for 2 of another brand tire.

- Estero, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 012007

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
TL- the contact state that while driving his 2007 Toyota Camry (15000 failure mileage) 55 mph, the vehicle began to shake. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for a front end alignment. The dealer stated that the vehicle did not need a front end alignment, it was that defective tires on the vehicle. The tires have not been changed, but the contact feels the vehicle is unsafe.

- Boyton Beach, FL, USA

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