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:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,201 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #43

Oct 222016


  • 78,000 miles


ABS actuator problem: My 2007 Toyota Camry has a failed ABS actuator. This will cost me $2,000 to replace. The ABS and brake warning lights lit up on the dashboard and the tachometer started fluctuating wildly, so I had it towed to the dealer. I have had the car for 9.5 years and it has about 78,000 miles on it, so I believe the original part should have lasted longer. I am aware of the ABS actuator problems on the 2007-08 Camry hybrid models, so I think you should investigate the ABS actuators on the regular Camry models too.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #42

Aug 222016


  • 177,000 miles
I have a 2007 Toyota Camry. It has about 170,000 miles. I get regular oil changes and check up on the car. While driving my vehicle vsc lights, brakes, and battery light comes on and my power steering goes out. My car engine turns off and I am unable to recrank it. All of my systems are on such as the ac, radio, and lights, however the vehicle is unable to start. This has happened to be twice in 1 week. The first time I got it towed to the dealership and they stated it was just the battery. So after paying over $150 for a diagnostic and oil change, I drove my car away only to get about 5 miles down the road and it happened again. This time, I almost crashed into a car while I was trying to pull my car safely off the road. This led to a second tow truck bill and an irritable call to the dealer. The car is there now and they have no idea what is going on. They are trying to state the car may have water damage to the computer system which seems to be total bs. My car has not been in any type of flood zones. Luckily for the inconvenience they provided me with a rental car because I was left stranded after they assured me that my car was safe to drive. That is the only upside of this, however I am concerned they will come back to me with an astronomical bill for a computer error. Has anyone else had this issue to happen? this is very scary to drive a car and it just cuts off on you. Bad move Toyota, bad move!

- Hiram, GA, USA

problem #41

May 132016


  • 172,256 miles
While running (sitting still or moving) the dashboard gauges will go crazy. The speedometer will go to 0, the brake and ABS lights will come on and the RPM may bounce around. The temp gauge may also drop to C. otherwise, the car appears fine. This can happen at any time (engine cold or warm, driving in city or highway). The length of the episodes vary from a second (or less) to 20+ minutes. From a little research, I can tell other Toyota Camry (around the same year) owners have also encountered this issue.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #40

May 062016


  • 136,000 miles


While running (sitting still or moving) the dashboard gauges will go crazy. The speedometer will go to 0, the brake and ABS lights will come on and the RPM may bounce around. The temp gauge may also drop to C. otherwise, the car appears fine. This can happen at any time (engine cold or warm, driving in city or highway). The length of the episodes vary from a second (or less) to 20+ minutes. From a little research, I can tell other Toyota Camry (around the same year) owners have also encountered this issue.

- Blythewood, SC, USA

problem #39

Apr 182016


  • 183,378 miles
Recently the "ABS" and "brake" light came up; now these light come up and stay on for some time- simultaneously; the needles of the mph, RPM, H/C, and gas gauge drops- the prm needles flicker up and down. Also, the temperature marker doesnT work. The mph hits down to 0 when I am on the road at normal speed. But I don't know my speed. My air conditioning system does not work when this happens. I also notice that it doesn't track the "trip miles when it is out of control (although I havenT noticed if it fails to track the mileage on the odometer. Then this problem stops and the car goes back to "normal." A few minutes later, the same problem. The problem can last for 5 minutes to 20 minutes. I called Toyota service's 800 number after searching the web and reading similar problems being documented. Here are just a few:; one person posted I called the Toyota corporate office in 2012, yet when I called Toyota claimed no knowledge. The person I spoke to even said they have never received a call about this before. Some of the posts online of people who have complained about this issue state the exact thing Toyota told me over the phone. This is a huge safety hazard. I tried to defrost my windows and had an issue with that because the car was on the "ABS" "brake" and the car was acting up. My car tested positive for oil consumption problem and I am waiting to get that replaced. Now this started happening. This "new" problem needs to be addressed and corrected by Toyota.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #38

Nov 012015


  • 12 miles
My problem is that I cannot back-up using the gear shifter as it's supposed to be used. The mechanic removed the little panel in the front of the gear handle, allowing me to press it manually.I was told it could not be fixed (by him) unless it was happening then. Which it was not doing at the time I took it to him. You see, it happens intermittently. Sometimes the gear shifter will kick in after I press the brake, and sometimes it will not kick in and that's when I have to push the switch mannually. I am concerned that it will never be able to be fixed because it is an intermittent occurrence.

- Brockton, MA, USA

problem #37

Feb 012016


  • 170,000 miles


The water temperature, RPM gauge and speedometer randomly fluctuate, ABS and brake lights stay on. It occurred when vehicle moving or stop. The mechanics told me the ABS module in engine compartment failed however the braking is still functional. The ABS function might stop working.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #36

Dec 152015


  • 112,003 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving at 60 mph, the vehicle stability control warning light and the traction control light illuminated. The contact also stated that the brakes also failed to operate as intended. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the failure was unable to be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 112,003.

- Alton, VA, USA

problem #35

Dec 012015


  • 120,000 miles
Check vsc system light come up!

- Gahanna, OH, USA

problem #34

Oct 262015


  • 190,000 miles
This morning I was taking my kids to school driving in a straight line under 30 mph on a neighborhood paved road. As I was approaching the 4 way stop, my dash read "check vcs system" plus all these light came on my dashboard such as a brake light, a circle with an exclamation, a few other lights that im not sure what they are and my brakes were extremely difficult to stop. I ended up rolling through the 4 way stop and was able to stop on the side of the road in a ditch. I was able to drive back to my house going very slowly and with an extremely large amount of space to stop. I then took my car to a local auto parts store to read the codes but they were unable to read them because it was not an engine code. On my way back to the house, all lights disappeared and the local Toyota shop said it would be difficult to do a diagnostic without any lights. I am extremely thankful my kids and the kids walking across the cross walk at the four way stop were not injured!

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #33

Mar 152012


  • miles


I have a problem with the oil, it burns a lot of oil or engine may exhibit engine oil consumption) and there is no power at the cigarette lighter plug on both of them. My first thought was that the fuse for it must be blown. I checked the fuse box under the hood, but there is nothing broken.

- El Monte, CA, USA

problem #32

Jun 152015


  • 72,000 miles
The water temperature, RPM guage and speedometer randomly fluctuate, ABS and brake lights stay on. A/C will randomly stop working.

- Long Branch, NJ, USA

problem #31

Jun 142015


  • 93,368 miles
When driving downhill with foot depressed on brake the vehicle was trying to accelerate, ABS light game on and brake light simultaneously, speedometer stopped working, tach went crazy and car began to idle roughly and try to surge forward with foot on brakes

- Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA

problem #30

May 132015


  • 102,000 miles
5/13/2015: 2007 Toyota Camry. Vsc (vehicle stability control) light came on (5/9/2015). It was very difficult to stop the vehicle. Had to floor the brakes in order to stop the vehicle. The steering was all over the place, not tight with the steering wheel movements. Brought it to the dealership (new country Toyota of clifton park, NY) where we bought it 9 months ago and they said this is a common part that fails. If this is true, there should be a recall...this is a huge safety issue. I am thankful that my son didn't get in an accident. They now want $2500 to repair it. When we purchased this vehicle for our son 9 months ago, they said that we can get 250,000 miles out of it, it was a very safe car for our son to be in....I beg to differ!!! I see lots of complaints listed for this electronic stability contol and hope there will be a recall.

- Waterford, NY, USA

problem #29

Apr 102014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
I have a 2007 Camry le and in 2013 I noticed the ABS and break lights on the dashboard come on intermittently, tachometer bounces up and down and speedometer shows 0. this kept happening intermittently. This is a huge safety issue, since when driving on the highway, if it doesn't show the correct reading on the speedo meter and the breaks may not function as expected which might lead to accidents. I got it checked(diagnostics test) at a Toyota dealership and they indicated that the ABS actuator unit is faulty and needs to be replaced and the cost would be around $2000. I called Toyota to complain since this is an electrical/electronic component and nothing really related to ware and tear, they indicated there are no recalls for ABS actuator assembly. I looked online and found that Camry hybrids 2007 have the same problem and Toyota is providing "warranty extension" for owners who experienced this problem. I believe the same warranty extension for ABS actuator should apply to 2007 Camry non hybrid models also. Seeking NHTSA help in this regard.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #28

Jan 012015

Camry 6-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
Over the last few months, frequently my 2007 Camry dashboard displays erroneous information - tach, speedometer and temperature gage read zero and brake and ABS lights go on. Clearly these are safety issues. Also, the air conditioner goes off and the air coming out of the ducts goes to full hot. Dealership indicates they have never heard of the problem before and therefore doesn't know how to fix it. I see many similar complaints on the web and noticed that the Camry hybrid has a recall for something that looks similar to this safety issue.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #27

Mar 022015


  • 97,000 miles
My 2007 Toyota Camry xle lost control of steering, brakes and stability control. The car surged left, right, left the went off the road to the right. The brakes were applied but did not seem to have any function. Massive damage was caused to the body from hitting 2 trees. No airbag deployment.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #26

Jan 212015

Camry 4-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
Currently I am having a problem with my ABS and brake light coming on and my module not reading my speed, temperature, or rpms correctly or at all some times. I spoke with a technician that I have gotten work done with before and he told me that he had another customer with the same year same model call in and their car was having the same problem. While the people at my insurance company told me that it may have to do with the age of the vehicle and dismissed my claim. He told me that the only way they would know is if they could diagnose the vehicle again. But the replacement parts are expensive and I'm starting to think it may be a problem with the manufacturer.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #25

Jan 202015

Camry 4-cyl

  • 75,200 miles
I was driving about 30 miles an hour and approaching a stop sign and suddenly, all dashboard lights come on, the brakes stopped functioning. I lost control of the car briefly but was able to regain it and was eventually able to bring it to a stop.

- Loma Linda, CA, USA

problem #24

Sep 172014


  • 120,000 miles
My 2007 Toyota Camry all of a sudden started having what appears to be electrical issues. Brake and ABS lights come on while the tachometer bounce up and down uncontrollably and the speedometer reads at 0 when in fact im on the freeway driving at I believe 55-60mph. The gear lights on dashboard turn off. It has been almost been a month now and the car feels like its going to stall then it will correct itself for a few minutes and then start acting up again.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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