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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,143 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 192012

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,078 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while activating the front passenger side seat warmer, the seat burst into flames without warning. The vehicle was not taken to a mechanic to diagnose the problem. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the issue. Updated 12/26/12

- New Carrolton, MD, USA

problem #2

Nov 192012


  • 0 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that immediately after turning on his seat warmers, the front passenger seat burst into flames. The driver was able to get out of the vehicle safely. The police and fire department were contacted. A report was filed. The vehicle was later towed to an independent mechanic pending an investigation. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and current mileage was unknown. The VIN was unavailable.

- New Carrolton, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 252009


  • 138,350 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While using the heated seats he noticed a burning odor. After he turned off the system the seats were very hot. He believed that there was an electrical fire being started by the seat heater. He had not taken the vehicle to the dealer to-date. He called the manufacturer and was told that it could be inspected but it would be at his expense. The vehicle had not been repaired to-date. The current mileage was approximately 138,500. The failure mileage was approximately 138, 350.

- Naintic, CT, USA

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