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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:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,360 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 8 of 15)

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problem #148

Jul 102011

Camry

  • 70,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated the driver side visor was hanging and would not remain secured, obstructing the driver's view of the roadway. In addition, the passenger side visor detached from its bracket. The contact spoke with the dealer and was told that the visor was not covered for any repairs. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 70,000.

- Meansville, GA, USA

problem #147

Aug 242011

Camry 6-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
The sunvisor on the driver side of 2007 Camry xle does not stay in place. It droops or completely falls down. Started one week ago, no accident or change in use of visor caused this. Severe danger due to inability to see properly with how the visor falls. Contacted dealer and repair is not considered part of warranty.

- Bismarck, ND, USA

problem #146

Aug 152011

Camry

  • miles
The sun visor on the driver side will no longer retract to its normal position and now hangs at an awkward angle compromising my field of vision. As the sun visor has rarely been used or even touched, I believe Toyota is at fault and should be held responsible for correcting this inconvenient and hazardous defect as soon as possible.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #145

Aug 252011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 76,548 miles

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

Driver side visor has failed. It has fallen completely down and will not stay in the upright position. I rarely use the visor. After some searching, I have found this is a huge problem. My visor blocks my view of the front road and also part of my rear view mirror. I contacted Toyota headquarters in California and was given a case number. The rep stated that Toyota is aware of the sun visor defect complaints and are "calmly" deciding if and how the complaints will be addressed. They stated that there will absolutely not be any repair assistance unless they decide to issue a recall. Bascially saying this is my problem and that I have to deal with it no matter how costly. The dealer quoted $134 parts not including labor. I am not able to afford this expense at the moment and have removed the visor out of safety concerns for myself and family. From all of the complaints I have found, and by Toyota's own admission regarding awareness of the defect, it should be recalled for being a safety hazard and malfunction of equipment.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #144

Aug 222011

Camry

  • 27,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the drivers side sun visor was fractured and obstructed vision while driving. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 27,000.

- Chatham, IL, USA

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problem #143

Aug 282011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 57,200 miles
2007 Camry: The visor on the driver side is drooping down and would not stay up. It is obstructing the vision. I thought it might be a wear and tear but lot of people with the same year/model are having this problem as I read on the internet posts. Can you please look into this for a possible recall.

- Euless, TX, USA

problem #142

Apr 022011

Camry

  • miles

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

Driver's side sun visor defective and hangs down in front of face while driving. Appears to be a common problem by searching the web.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #141

Aug 012011

Camry

  • miles
I have a 2007 Toyota Camry. The driver side visor just hangs and obstructs the view. The internal bracket that holds it up gave out. I have been told by my mechanic that it is a design flaw. This is a serious safety issue. Toyota refuses to replace the visor because I am told this things wear out. I tend to believe it was engineered this way on purpose to make the customer buy replacement parts. Can you look into it. Hundreds of other people have the same problem.

- Canyon Country, CA, USA

problem #140

Aug 102010

Camry

  • 65,000 miles
I was driving down the interstate and my driver side visor fell down. It was hanging already, but now it just droops in the sights making it hard for me to see traffic.

- Biloxi, MS, USA

problem #139

Nov 172010

Camry

  • 65,000 miles
Driver side sun visor broke and would not remain in the upright position impairing vision which could lead to a potential mishap. 1. no specific event. 2. failure is permanent. 3. removed sun visor and have still not replaced.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #138

Aug 202011

Camry

  • 40,000 miles

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

I have a 2007 Toyota Camry SE and my driver side sun visor broke. It had been making a clicking sound when pulling it down for a few weeks and finally it started to droop and fall down while driving. Now it will not stay up at all and seems to be cracked at the connection to the ceiling of the car. The cost to repair is approximately $180. This is a safety concern as this can impede vision while driving. Also this is a known issue with this model of car. I believe Toyota needs to recall due to this safety issue.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #137

Aug 152011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
Driver side sun visor began to droop and would not stay in upward or downward position. Finally had to remove visor in order to see while driving. Now have no visor, and sun glasses do not always provide enough protection from the sun to see while driving. This is a major driving hazard....especially for someone with light-sensitive eyes. The visor is too costly to replace easily for some people.

- Oxford, MS, USA

problem #136

Aug 232011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
Driver side sun visor of car is defective, for no reason it becomes unstuck and begins to dangle in the drivers vision causing very dangerous driving for all people on the road. This happened in my vehicle without me even using it, the sun visor was not in use when it lost support and begin to dangle.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #135

Aug 172011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Both sun visors have broken and will not longer remain up. Driver side was hanging straight down and had to be removed. Passenger side will only stay up at about a 45 degree angle. Both failed suddenly and obscure driver's vision. Upon removing the driver side visor it could be seen that the seam in the plastic was broken and the internal metal clip through which the visor shaft passes slips instead of holding fast. Numerous small pieces of broken plastic from the inside were protruding out of the seam.

- Sparks, NV, USA

problem #134

Aug 012011

Camry

  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact was driving 25 mph when the sun visor dropped, impairing the contact's vision. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where the dealer advised that the plastic bracket inside the visor caused it to fail. The dealer stated that the sun visor needed to be replaced. The contact did not replace the sun visor. The failure mileage was 74,000.

- Enid, OK, USA

problem #133

Jul 022011

Camry 6-cyl

  • 57,895 miles
Sunvisor started making popping noise when being moved. It then just flopped down and will not stay up. This is on the drivers side and blocks vision. It has not yet been repaired. I called Toyota and will need to bring it in and because it is out of warranty it will be at my expense.

- Hephzibah, GA, USA

problem #132

Aug 222011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 44,631 miles
2007 Toyota Camry; the drivers side sun visor has "popped" & broken loose from the mounting bracket, in such a way that the visor will not remain in a stationary position, and hangs loosely, in line-of-sight for driving. I had to physically hold it with one hand in order to see clearly while driving in mid-day traffic. When I reached my destination I decided to remove the visor entirely because it is a dangerous interference while driving. On a search for a replacement part I found a Toyota internet forum, where this is frequent complaint for 2007 and 2008 Camry's, so it appears to be a design flaw - one that can seriously impair the driver's field of vision and cause a collision.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #131

Jun 222011

Camry

  • 52,300 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact was driving 30 mph when the sun visor fell down, impairing the contacts vision of the roadway. The contact stated that the sun visor would not stay in position and at times, would strike the contact in the head. The contact had not called the manufacturer or taken the vehicle the a dealer for repairs. The contact stated that the sun visor failure was a distraction that could cause a crash. The failure mileage was 52,300.

- Phoenixville, PA, USA

problem #130

Feb 012010

Camry

  • miles
2007 Camry xle: Passenger sunvisor falls down (broken). I've already replaced the driver's side sun visor -same reason.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #129

Aug 012011

Camry

  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the driver side sun visor fractured and he was unable to secure it in place. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 34,000.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

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