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:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,541 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 wheels / hubs problems

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #12

Jan 032015


  • miles


I was driving down a hill about 5mph because it was snowing and there were cars infront of me. I was slowly pressing the brake and then the brake pedal got stuck and I couldn't control the brake, the wheels had locked to and I kept on sliding and I went head on in an SUV. Car is totaled and I sustained neck, back, knee, and shoulder injuries. And also I don't know if there was a fire but after the airbags deployed there was a lot of smoke coming from everywhere.

- South Hackensack, NJ, USA

problem #11

Jan 012009


  • 30,000 miles
Wheel rims have a habit of coming off. I have removed my rims out of concern they will fly off and hit someone else. I have also noticed many other 2007 style Camry driving around without rims also.

- Valencia, CA, USA

problem #10

Mar 082014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 129,968 miles
This all started December 16, 2013, when I lost power while driving and my car broke down on the road. I had the master cylinder, alternator, battery, and air mass flow sensor replaced. Picked the car up drove it home and she still felt a little sluggish but I figured the car was cold. Went to have it inspected the next day and my brakes were locked! had it towed back to the shop and he replaced the master cylinder again. Pickedt it up drove it home and the car started shaking at 60 mph again I figured it was cold and made it home. Next day drove it to work, the car went to 50, 40, and then 30 mph and would not go faster than that! I had it towed back to the shop and my mechanic did some research and it appears this is a known issue with 2006 and 2007 models. It starts with the braked cylinder and as long as the brakes don"T get hot it runs fine. Once they get hot the brakes applies itself which forces your car to slow down! this is so dangerous! you basically have to replace you entire brake line and or check all the hoses, brake booster ext. Until you can pinpoint the problem. Is Toyota doing a recall on this"

- Staunton, VA, USA

problem #9

Feb 132012


  • 158,000 miles


I was parked in a parking garage with the car running I was speaking on the phone via the vehicles bluetooth. Upon ending the call I exited the car to ensure it was parked properly between the lines and close enough to the wall in front of the parking space. I then retrieved my laptop bag, coat and hat from the drivers side backseat. I put my coat on closed it up, put on my hat and extended the arm on my laptop bag. I then closed the back door and turned to retrieve items from the front seat and turn off the vehicle. As I turned to return to return to the front seat door the car flew out of the parking space. As the car passed me and the car beside me the front door swung completely open. I ran and chased the car for fear it might hit someone and also assuming I did not place the car in park. Upon jumping into the moving car the first thing that hit me was the bright "P" lit up on the dash indicating the car was already in park. I attempted to apply the brakes and also constantly pushing the gear up. Finally both my actions and the cars acceleration were stopped by the slamming of the car into a cement wall. While I have no recollection of the actual impact the visible signs upon my body were a large red knot over my right eye as well as scraped and bloody knees. After finally turning the car off the car failed to start up again. The incident was reported by my husband to the car manufacturer the day of the incident and while they provided us with a 60 day maximum timeframe the time has lapsed and we still have heard nothing from the manufacturer. Note: Mileage is approximate.

- New Castle, DE, USA

problem #8

Aug 082012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 36,801 miles
All four tire wheel hubs are rusting out. This could create a hazard. Manufacturer should correct wheel hub defect at no cost to customer.

- Brockton, MA, USA

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problem #7

Jun 192012


  • 84,500 miles
While trying to make a turn to take an exit to ramp, I applied brakes to slow down and take the curve but the vehicle accelerated and while controlling it I pressed on emergency brakes and brought car to sudden stop but also hit the curve on the side of the hwy. This is an ongoing issue with Toyota and had happened twice before.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #6

Mar 022009


  • 26,000 miles


Within the first and second year from the purchase date, rear wheel bearings failed and the dealer changed it, because it was still under warranty. Again 2011 August the front wheel bearing failed, I had to replace with 50 % cost covered by the dealer. Now Feb 2012 passenger side bearing failed along with the instrument panel switch. Parts in this car have been failing pretty fast then expected. This is the worst kind of failure in wheel bearings for a sedan.

- Bolingbrook, IL, USA

problem #5

Jul 262011

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,471 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that all of the wheels on the vehicle were rusted and exhibited orange flaky build up. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and the dealer advised that the wheels were not unsafe and no repairs were performed. The contact believed the vehicle was unsafe to drive with the rusted wheels. The failure mileage was 21,471. Updated 08/22/11 updated 08/29/11

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #4

Mar 012009


  • 20,000 miles
This is not an incident. It's an ongoing problem. All four wheels began to rust when the vehicle had about 20,000 miles on it. The rust is occurring on the sections of the wheels that aren't covered by the hub cap, in other words the exposed-to-the- elements part of the wheel. Recently it was recommended to me that I replace all 4 wheels because the rust, as it's gotten steadily worse, will likely affect the structural integrity of the wheels and could create a serious safety concern when the car is moving.

- Potsdam, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 012010


  • miles
Rusting wheels on 2007 Toyota Camry.

- Conyers, GA, USA

problem #2

Jan 112009


  • 30,000 miles
The steel wheels of our 2007 Toyota Camry are rusting. This vehicle has only been in California since it was new. In our family we own a 2002 Toyota Camry with steel wheels and they are not rusting. This vehicle was even on the East coast for six winters and its wheels are still not rusting. We also own a 1992 Toyota pickup with steel wheels and they are not rusting either even though the vehicle is 19 years old. Toyota's quality standards are failing. The concern is that these steel wheels have weld spots between the part which is bolted to the hub and the part that has the tire installed on it. When the rust gets to the weld spots, the weld spots are going to weaken and will fail causing the vehicle to loose control and injure its occupants and other vehicles/people on the road. A complaint has been filed with Toyota in January 2011 and they refused to fix this problem. A BBB complaint has been filed and again they refused to repair this problem. Since we were having these issues with our Toyota, I have been a lot more aware of other vehicles' wheels around me and noticed a lot of the newer Toyota with rusted steel wheels driving down the road. This does not appear to be an isolated incident to our Toyota vehicle. The quality of Toyota's wheels has decreased over the years and this is evident just from our family fleet of vehicles built between 1992 and 2007. I hope that you will investigate this matter and be able to help us arrive at a resolution.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 132007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,753 miles
One car accident. Front end shimmy led to an uncontrollable spin in right lane of highway (62-63 mph in a 65 zone, road dry, no sand, ice, water, oil), spun into left guardrail, bounced off and hit right side guardrail head on 45-60 mph. Front/knee airbags did not deploy, seatbelt caught too late, leading to driver (only person in car) hitting head on steering wheel and knee on center console. Injuries include concussion, whiplash, right knee/hip pain/damage, headaches, backaches, dizziness, neck/back soreness, forgetfulness following accident (random short term memory loss). Car totaled (front end destroyed, other damage), problem reported to Toyota. Toyota rep appeared to be trying to blame driver on airbag/seatbelt failures but is sending investigator to check auto. Insurance company has inspected vehicle. Driver not ticketed by police (deemed not at fault for accident).

- Meriden, CT, USA

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