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:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,104 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 1 of 12)

problem #235

Dec 012014

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles


Letter from senator warner on behalf of constituent re Toyota warranty enhancement 2007 Toyota Camry. The consumer stated he was notified of a condition concerning the dashboard and it would be replaced free of charge. However, the parts were not available.

- Lynchburg, VA, USA

problem #234

Jan 042014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the vehicle's dashboard cracked. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000. Updated 04/06/16 the consumer stated the dealer replaced the dashboard. Updated 04/20/16.

- Northwood, MA, USA

problem #233

Apr 022015


  • 23,500 miles
Car dashboard when exposed to sun, gets sticky and glossy. The reflection on the windshield creates hazardous driving condition. The dashboard material appears to be vinyl. This should be investigated, Toyota motor co. Did send a letter informing that they are aware of this situation, but has no resolution or time frame in solving this problem. This is unfair to consumers.

- Mustang, OK, USA

problem #232

Mar 172015

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles


Melting dashboard causing glares on the eyes and therefore driving becomes dangerous. The dashboard becomes sticky emitting some fumes that could be hazardous to ones health if inhaled for extended period of time. Scare to rive my new born baby in the car for fear of bad fumes out of the melting dashboard.

- Largo, MD, USA

problem #231

Jan 012014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Sticky/melting dashboard.

- Garland , TX, USA

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problem #230

Jan 012013

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
Dashboard is melting and when the sun hits the windshield I can't see the road due to a glare.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

problem #229

Mar 102010

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles


Melting dashboard.

- Hialeah, FL, USA

problem #228

Feb 092015

Camry 4-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
Dashboard peeling and sticking...airbags on passenger side.

- Victoria, TX, USA

problem #227

May 012013

Camry 6-cyl

  • miles
A "sticky" and cracking dashboard from Florida heat causes a huge glare on the windshield. This makes visibility extremely limited while driving. I have not used any cleaning or polishing products on the dashboard. I am convinced it is just from high temperatures and humidity over time. After noticing the problem I tried to reduce direct sunlight on the dashboard by using windshield covers; however, the dash still remained "sticky" and the covers just simply stuck to the dash. The issue used to only occur when it was hot outside, but now the dash has been "melted" so much so that it has become glossy. Which means even in cooler temperatures the dash reflects any sunlight and causes a glare on the windshield. Again, this issue highly decreases visibility while driving. It is often difficult to perform the easiest maneuvers simply because you cannot see. I have even bought expensive polaroid sunglasses to somewhat reduce the glare, but visibility is still difficult. I am concerned about this issue, because it can easily cause an accident which could have been prevented. Please let me know the best way to handle the situation. Thank you for your help.

- Tarpon Springs, FL, USA

problem #226

Jan 012013

Camry 6-cyl

  • miles
After owning my 2007 Camry for over 3 years the dashboard begun to melt. When touching the dashboard you can immediately feel the stickiness and imprints are left after a simple touch.

- North Miami Beach , FL, USA

problem #225

Jun 012013


  • 75,000 miles


My dashboard started melting leaves a residue anytime I try to clean it. This creates a glare when I drive.

- Downey, CA, USA

problem #224

Sep 192014

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
Melting dashboard.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #223

Jan 112015

Camry 4-cyl

  • 55,600 miles
The dashboard is literally melting away.there is a horrible sticky, gooey substance that is oozing out of the entire cannot touch or clean it, and when driving in the direct sun, it creates such a reflection on the window that you can hardly see. I have approached Toyota on this issue several times, only to be told that they have never heard of this and that the reason the dashboard is melting is because I live in Texas austin.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #222

Dec 012012


  • 85,000 miles
The dashboard of our 2007 Toyota Camry is melting. There have been no chemicals used on the dashboard what so ever. It has always only been cleaned with water. The melting is pronounced more as the dashboard nears the bottom of the windshield. It is now very sticky and is completely ruined. Most importantly, since melting, it has become very shiny. It creates a horrible glare of bright sunlight directly into your eyes as you drive. It is a serious safety issue and there is nothing you can do about it. It is almost like a mirror directly on top of your dash. I have contacted Toyota and they will not acknowledge that this is a manufacturer's defect. They state the dash will have to be replaced at my expense. I have found numerous reports from other Camry owner's with the same complaint. Please help.

- Livonia, LA, USA

problem #221

Jan 012013


  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the dashboard was sticky. Additionally, the passenger side of the dashboard was fractured and spreading to the driver side. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 36,000.

- Catano , PR, USA

problem #220

Mar 032014

Camry 6-cyl

  • 157,000 miles
Dropping my kid off at school one morning and it was very sunny. We were late that morning so a school attendant closed one side of the gate. The sun was very bright and because my dash is melting, the sun but a glare on the windshield. I was able to see the driver side of the gate was open but I wasn't able to see the passenger side of the gate was closed (large glare on windshield). I was able to make out that there were no children around to process to go through the gate but couldn't confirm that the passenger side of gate was closed. Driver side of gate was open so I never would have thought the other side would be closed. Put a big dint in my car by passenger side front window. I even had sunshades on. Took all percussions other than getting out of car to look. Didn't think it was something mandatory for me to do. I have contacted Toyota several times because of the melting dashboard even before the accident.

- Kokomo , MS, USA

problem #219

Dec 082014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
Dashboard is melting causing glare into front windshield.

- Mebane, NC, USA

problem #218

Nov 012009


  • 60,000 miles
I reported the sticky dash problem to dealership at about 60,000 miles in 09 along with the steering wheel material falling apart. This problem has only gotten worse to the point where my dash is creating a glare on the windshield. I think there should be a recall for original owners as this can be a safety hazard. Full recall should be mandatory. But if owner has to pay it should be very little. Maybe like 500 instead of the 1800$ quote I got from the dealership. I've owned other cars in Florida and never had this problem. I'm kinda disappointed that Toyota will not take care of this problem and this will affect my buying decision in the future unless they fix it since this will affect my trade in value.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #217

Jan 012008


  • 155,000 miles
Dashboard melts, get sticky, shiny and reflects high glare in the windshield preventing clear sight to road.

- Pompano Beach, FL, USA

problem #216

Aug 152008


  • 12,000 miles
"melting" dashboard in heat is a serious problem. It gets sticky like duct tape and ultimately weakens and ruins the upholstery on the dash. Toyota needs to step up and correct this issue. It's a serious one.

- Florence, MS, USA

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