Print this page 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.

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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
86,700 miles
Total Complaints:
34 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. need to design a better visor that won't break (10 reports)
  2. not sure (10 reports)
  3. replace visor (10 reports)
  4. recall (4 reports)
2007 Toyota Camry accessories - interior problems

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #34

Jan 152019

Camry XLE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles


The visor on my wife's car will not stay up. It falls down in your sight of vision when you are driving. Not only is it inconvenient but a driving hazard. A few years back I received a notice from Toyota that they were replacing visors in Camrys from 2007 to 2011 models due to this condition. In contacting my dealer, they said that the warranty had expired so they would no longer replace it. So, I called Toyota direct. They have this wonderful advertisement when you're waiting for an operator at how much they care about their owners and how they try to make all our experiences good Memorable ones. Then a customer service representative came on line. I explained the problem and how it was detrimental to my wife's vision while she was driving and how it falls into my wife's vision when she is driving. After being put on hold while she checked it out , she returned and stated that it is not covered. She stated that Toyota was aware of the manufacturers problem but only covered it for 10 years. They must think or they hope that people wont keep their cars that long and find it to no longer be their problem after 10 years even if they were aware of the problem. Well. It's too bad for Toyota because I was just going to get my grandson a car, Toyota. No longer will that happen. Like every other company , they really could care less about people or their safety. They spend a lot of money convincing people to buy their cars. The ONLY thing they truly care about is their stockholders and their bottom line. Service in this country is gone. Tell all that want to listen not to buy a Toyota product. I remember when "the customer was always right". Not any more. I will NEVER buy another Toyota.

- David M., Whitewater, US

problem #33

Jun 012018


  • Automatic transmission
  • 126,000 miles

the cloth covering over the visors on both sides, have come loose and sagging.

- Sherri S., Gray, US

problem #32

Jan 032019

Camry SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 239,000 miles

I bought the car, next day on a very sunny day I realized the sun visor was missing on the driver side. I came onto the website and realized this is a very common problem in the 07 Camry.

- Ahmad M., Chicago, IL, US

problem #31

May 062018

Camry LXE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,550 miles


My passenger side Sunvisor failed 3 TIMES!!! Now it's the 3rd flopping down, I've rigged it up as best as possible with a Green Bungee cord. I've paid between $150.00 to $170.00 for new visors, has they never redesigned the defect, so the plastic insert the slides over the metal post cracks, and free falls flopping freely , hitting the driver in the nose. I refuse to pay again, and will tie it up with cord. The new visor only warranty's for 12 months. The visor with normal use,up and down will fail right after a year, so paying in full is expected. I hate Toyota, so far I replace passenger Visor 1 time, as I don't have passengers, seldom. Drivers side 3 times, and Now I'm suffering a hazardous driving with a flopping down Visor , driver side. I've called Toyota, they say nothing. Another horrific issue is the melting, sticky , glue like gooey , shiny surface. Bugs have melted deep within the surface, lots of disgusting dead bugs, and glare on my window, but that's another awful issue. Never, will I buy another toyota, my next car soon to purchase will be a Hyundai. TOYOTA= BAD, safety nuisance defects they lie, and give the run around , swindled by Toyota too many times.

- Ms Jan L., Northridge, US

problem #30

Feb 022012

Camry LXE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,400 miles

FIRST flopping visor was my Drivers Side early on.. The Dealer was able to cover under warranty, I learned just now today 11/9/17 from the dealer they were fully aware and only had a internal extended bad visor warranty thru 2014, and nothing more after the deadline. . , however they have no record of replacing the first one. . Next spontaneous Broken Visor was Passenger side, My passenger had to suffer over 700 miles on a trip, with this damn flopping Visor nearly taking off her nose. She had to hold it with her hand to keep out of her face. I paid around $150.00 for repair this last June 2017. So my Drivers Side has flopped again a few days ago. This is very dangerous, obstructing my view, especially at night, visor freely flopping and hitting my face. . This is the third time, at a VERY unreasonable high cost for the part and labor to install. Clearly a Mfg. DEFECT. Should never happened and never had with any other many vehicles I owned since my teens. This is costly, just dropped $150.00 in June, now have to pay again for my drivers side. Then next year it will fail due to horrible design. I will NEVER buy A Camry or Toyota, was thinking of a new car mine is ten years +, but will have to pass on Toyota. The high cost nuisance recurring bad, dangerous product is abusive to customers. The damage to Toyotas reputation not accepting accountability is bad business.

- Ms Jan L., Northridge, US

problem #29

Jul 012009

Camry LE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

just frustrating, I had it fixed about the 2nd year I had the car & now it broke again. I dont remember the expense then--but a new one now is abt $60. & then the labor.

- Kathy Y., St Joseph, US

problem #28

Feb 022017

Camry ES 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles


There is no visor on the drivers side. I can't see at all when driving especially if the sun is directly in my face. Sunglasses don't help at all. It needs a replacement sun visor

- Daryl R., Kenner, LA, US

problem #27

Aug 012016

Camry LE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,000 miles

Sunvisor drivers side is busted. It makes it hard to enter/exit the vehicle and much worse see to drive. I have it taped up right now and it looks HORRIBLE! Help!

- Ashley P., Rogers, MN, US

problem #26

Jun 152016

Camry LE 2.4L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles

Visor just came off while driving the car. Thank God it didn't cause and accident. I had the problem with the oil over consumption fixed, I have to get the sticky dash board replaced and now the darn visor. What a piece of junk Toyota makes. I will never buy another Toyota again!

- coconut fan, Houston, TX, US

problem #25

Nov 032014

Camry XLE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,592 miles

I actually had to pay to have it fixed and less than a year later it is broken again. It is rare that someone even uses the visor (on passenger side) since I am usually alone.

- missdrp, Houston, TX, US

problem #24

Apr 152013

Camry LE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles


This is what has happened to Toyota Quality. No longer problem free.

- Bill F., Melbourne, FL, US

problem #23

Feb 222014

Camry SE V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

I had to pay Toyota $86.00 to fix it.

Shame, shame, shame.

- Gabrielle D., Sunrise, FL, US

problem #22

May 012014

Camry LE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

Both Sun visors are broken. I have owned at least 10 cars, new and old, no car has this kind problems before

- bi_steve, San Jose, CA, US

problem #21

Jan 012013

Camry LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

This is the most dangerous sun visor I ever seen.......camry should not take this lightly......I really don't understand why Toyota not taking action in this many complain......are they waiting until some kind of awful accident occurs......please take ressponsiblity if you care about customers.......loyality is very please do something about it.....

- Shaw S., Mississauga, ON, Canada

problem #20

Oct 102011

Camry SE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

The visor was never right from the get go.... you could hardly pull it down. Eventually it just snapped. Now I have an extremely pointy piece up there and God forbid I ever have to slam on brakes or my passenger my wind up with out an eye.

- Shaina K., Aberdeen, MS, US

problem #19

Oct 152007

Camry SE 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

SINCE I brought the 2007 Camry SE this sun visor has cost me a lot of money.The Dealer said on the first one that they had a new one that had been redesigned with better parts. I was happy as a Toyota owner that they were on top of it. Then another went out and I payed the price. Then it happened again. I asked the dealer about this and they said that there was only a 5 year recall, but didn't bother to tell me about it.

Now I'm retired and on a fixed income and my diver side visor broke and I don't have the money to fix it. It should had been a life time warranty on this sun visor.The government has let the dealers and manufacturers an easy path to generate a lot of nickel and dime parts, that add up to a lot off money for somebody,but the car buyer. This will be my 4th one since 2007, but I got to save up my money. In Nevada where it is sunshine a lot, you need this sunshade. I think this is a safety issue, because you can be blinded by the bright sun.

- jimmyxcole, Las Vegas, NV, US

problem #18

Jun 172015

Camry XLE 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

I had this replaced 2-3 years after I bought the car in 2010 & it cost $135. Don't know if the previous owner had had it replaced before that. Then 6 months later, I received a recall notice on it. So I called the Service Shop. He told me next time I came in, he would fill out a report & Toyota would reimburse me which they did.

Then about 2 years later, same thing happened. I called Toyota & they wanted another $135 & there was no reimbursement this time. I luckily found a local car repair business to fix it for $70.39 (cost of the part from Toyota) - no tax, no labor. But I am going to try to get in touch with Toyota to complain & even get that back because the sun visor should not be that defective that it has to be replaced every 2-3 years under normal use.

- Roslyn R., Sun Lakes, AZ, US

problem #17

Nov 122014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

I have a 2007 Toyota Camry XLE. My sun visor just failed down having a hard time keeping it up. I bought Velcro to help keep it up. I hardly drive my car; I don't understand how the sun visor just falls down.

- buttsgwen, Haddock, GA, US

problem #16

Feb 012014

Camry V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

Had to have a new sun visor put in three different times by dealer who says was only covered once...when under warranty. Had to fix myself as i can't see to drive w/sun in my eyes. Hate the visor breaking. NO Other CAR of mine has done this. Not Toyota style. NOT MY FAULT...should never have to have paid once, let alone twice. AND now, they put in a too small one I'm afraid to use....for when it breaks again.

- mkhmann, Owings, MD, US

problem #15

Jun 302014

Camry LX 2.4L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,000 miles

About a year ago, the driver side sun visor stopped staying in the position I'd placed it. It felt like the plastic part inside the visor that connected to the arm from the interior roof was separated and cracked. As it was making it difficult to see, I removed it and replaced it with a part I got from the dealer for about $40.

Late last month, the sun visor on the passenger side began doing the same thing. That tells me that this is a terrible design and it seems ridiculous that I should be replacing BOTH sun visors!

Not good, Toyota, not good!

- Stephen B., Pearland, TX, US

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