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:
14 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
100,590 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 4 of 8)

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problem #86

Mar 222014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving at an unknown speed, the emergency brake and ABS light illuminated. The speedometer and the air system failed to operate properly. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The contact was notified of a manufacturer service bulletin that might correct the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Lathrop, CA, USA

problem #85

Feb 192015

Camry 4-cyl

  • 63,823 miles
Started car and the brake and ABS lights stayed on and did not go off. Then while driving to my daughters school, and the shop I was going to take the car to, my engine light came on. I picked up my daughter then went to the shop and had vehicle checked. There were had 5 codes that come up. Then went out with the mechanic to see if the speedometer was working as he asked if I noticed if it was or was not working. We took car for a quick drive to see how car was driving. The first thing I noticed was that the speedometer was not moving from zero. The lights all stayed on and the brakes were working. The RPM gauge was still going up and down. I did not have the money to do any fixing as of yet so I decided to bring the car home and park it until I can get it fixed as my mechanic said it was not safe to drive. After this I did some research on line and have found that this is a common problem on the 2007 Toyota Camry and that the hybrid model has a recall for this problem, but as of yet they have not recalled the 4 cyl or the 6 cyl which is not right as the codes are the same and the issues are the same. The right thing to do would be to recall all 2007 models before this issue causes a fatal car accident.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #84

Aug 042014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
ABS light came on, speedometer. Odometer, and A/C stopped working. Problem continues intermittently. Internet research indicates that this is a widely known problem with this year model and repairs are extremely expensive. Seeking repair through recall. This is a safety issue. Please advise if recall has been or will be initiated. Thank you.

- Butner, NC, USA

problem #83

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 #82

Jan 092015


  • 141,000 miles
I was driving the Camry when I reached a complete stop my check engine light came on, didn't really notice any change, two days later I notice gas consumption has increased. I took the Camry into dealer, dealer diagnosed the check engine to be a faulty O2 sensor. Replaced O2 sensor and drove off to pick up my kids from school, as we are driving home, I came to a traffic light, I stopped and check engine light and ABS light came on idle was disrupted briefly. I proceeded and when trying to stop car the brake pedal had become very tight to were I had to stomp on brakes with all my might to get car to stop. Drop kids off at home waited 15 minutes and started vehicle, ABS light was off but check engine remained on, brake pedal was almost back to normal. I drove car to dealer again, the dealer said it is a faulty brake booster which is allowing too much air into system which in return signals for more fuel to be pumped to compensate vacuum leak. Brake booster not covered under extended warranty, and very costly $1,363.16 parts, labor and taxes, not counting the 4 day rental. This concerns me because I believe this to be a safety issue, if it were my wife driving the Camry with my kids she would not be able to stop the vehicle without any warning. Toyota needs to make this a safety recall before something tragic happens. I looked at Toyota forums and it seems I'm not alone, brake booster for several other Toyota models have gone bad, after 100,000 miles some at 70,000. 2007 Toyota Camry seems like a horrible guinea pig car.

- Casselberry, FL, USA

problem #81

Dec 232014


  • 131,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, there was a delayed response when the brake pedal was applied with force. In addition, the ABS warning light illuminated. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the ABS switch would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 131,000.

- Ladera Ranch, CA, USA

problem #80

Jan 032015


  • miles


I was driving down a hill about 5mph because it was snowing and there were cars infront of me. I was slowly pressing the brake and then the brake pedal got stuck and I couldn't control the brake, the wheels had locked to and I kept on sliding and I went head on in an SUV. Car is totaled and I sustained neck, back, knee, and shoulder injuries. And also I don't know if there was a fire but after the airbags deployed there was a lot of smoke coming from everywhere.

- South Hackensack, NJ, USA

problem #79

Dec 052014


  • 168,800 miles
Started the car and noticed the ABS and parking brake light were on. Tachometer was jumping between 0 and 1000rpm. Air conditioner wasn't working. Drove the car a bit with no change except the tachometer jumping a bit higher than 1 and dropping back to 0. speedometer wouldn't move at all. After a bit more driving, the ABS and parking brake lights turned off and the gauges resumed normal operation. Air conditioner also started working. Since this initial problem, the gauges and lights have been operating with the same inconsistency (jumping tachometer, speedometer sitting at 0, ABS and parking brake lights on).

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #78

Jul 082008


  • 12,000 miles
First experienced pulsing brakes when slowing on highway. At approx. 12,000 miles returned to dealer had rotors resurfaced. Same thing happened at 25,000 miles and just about every 15,000 miles. Had rotors and pads replaced at approx. 36,000 miles, and resurfaced again at approx. 60,000. Now have 78, 000 miles and have to have third set of rotors. This will be the fifth brake repair in 78,000 miles, either pads, resurfacing, or rotors. Yes, Toyota has a Camry brake problem.

- Frisco, TX, USA

problem #77

Nov 072014


  • 117,000 miles
I can not stop the car on red light or any stop sign, there is a ABS sign, they suppose to fix it last months, I went to the dealer then they replace some thing. I am worry.

- Riviera Beach, FL, USA

problem #76

Oct 242014


  • 233,000 miles


I just got my 2007 Camry hybrid back after the "check vsc system" warning light came on this past week. I called my Toyota dealer to have it checked out while I had an oil change and tire rotation done as well as another recall dealing with, I believe, was a brake reservoir issue. Earlier in the week I called Toyota corporate to ask them about this warning I got and they asked about the numerous warning lights that came on when this happened on my instrument panel. And recommended I get it checked out. I left the vehicle the next day and later in the day they came back and told me the items were done, what the exception of the vsc system warning light. They said that my actuator was faulty. They said that they had called Toyota about it and were awaiting a call back from them. They called me later in the day and said that Toyota was willing to do the repair, free of charge, as a "one time only" deal. I never made a big deal out of this situation, never complaining. Ironically, a warning light dealing with my tire pressure that has never came off is gone as well as those other lights including the (!), ABS, the "skidding car", etc. Among others also, my Camry has over 233,000 miles, no where near a warranty type repair! this must be a problem that Toyota is dealing with, but are keeping it on the "down low" to avoid a recall and another public embarrassment. I am also forwarding this to the ntsb and out local tv station. I am sure this is happening all over the country and hope that no one is adversely affected by this obvious factory defect. Sincerely, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Vrginia Bech, VA, USA

problem #75

Aug 282014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 119,215 miles
I was driving home from work and as I approached the stop sign that is at a slight rise in the road; I stepped on the brakes and they were very hard going down and I hear air coming out of somewhere. My car would not stop. I had to pump the brakes several times and I finally stopped just as I steered the car to the side of the road next to the stop sign. I just missed a car coming from the South on the road I was turning on. I continued my drive home "white knuckling" it all the way. The brakes did the same thing at the other stop signs and the two turns I had to make to get home. I was driving about 5 miles per hour when I pulled into the parking lot of my apartment complex because I was scared to death I was going to hit a child. I have had the car parked since then because I do not have the money to pay to have it repaired yet.

- Twin Lakes, WI, USA

problem #74

Oct 162014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 205,253 miles
Braking is not smooth. When vehicle comes to a stop it jerks. Seems as though brakes jam.

- Phila., PA, USA

problem #73

Sep 302014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 80,240 miles
On the above date and time my daughter was driving the above vehicle when she came to a stop and had to depress the brakes. She noticed the vehicle was hard to stop and heard a hissing/air sound coming from the brake pedal area and the driver side air vent. She drove the vehicle home and we drove it to the dealership, they informed us it was the brake booster and the car would be dangerous to drive without that repair. This vehicle only had 80,000 miles on it and regular maintenance.

- Mesquite, TX, USA

problem #72

Jul 302014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 105,150 miles
Here is a problem with my Toyota Camry, 4-door le sedan, 2007. The indicators brake and ABS on the instrument panel started lighting up occasionally after the front brake service on 07-29-14. When it is happening, the temperature gauge, tachometer, and speedometer are moving quickly, up and down and finally to 0 position. My mechanic was not able to fix it and suggested to bring the car to a dealership. I visited Toyota services. Code U0073 was present in their tests. They could not pinpoint a problem and suggested additional tests, but told me they could not guarantee the problem will be resolved. Considering the said above, I decided not to do any more tests. I continue drive my car with the described problem.

- Lynnfield, MA, USA

problem #71

Sep 112014


  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving approximately 60 mph, the ABS and brake warning indicators illuminated intermittently. Also, the speedometer and odometer failed to operate. The contact mentioned that there was a rapid increase in rpms. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 106,000.

- Mooresville, NC, USA

problem #70

Sep 052014


  • 172,193 miles
The brake and ABS indicator light started to come on intermittently. I checked the brake fluid container and it was extremely low. I added brake fluid. This concerned me because I had my car serviced less than two months and felt they should have noticed that the fluid level was low. The brake and ABS indicator light continued to come on intermittently. I took my car to the dealership; a diagnostic test was performed and I was informed that I needed to replace the brake actuator. Total cost was $2,086.40. Since I've had the brake actuator replaced, I've noticed that the delayed brake response no longer exists.

- Conyers, GA, USA

problem #69

Sep 052014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 67,730 miles
ABS and brake light came on while driving also my speedometer needle does not move, and RPM gauge starts fluctuating. This occurs intermittently. I took it to the Toyota dealer they told me I have to replace the brake actuator assembly (skid control ECU) a total cost of $3,453 to fix. :( my car has only 67,750 miles. I do know the 2007 Camry hybrid is having the same problem and those are being recalled.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #68

Sep 072014


  • 123,785 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving 65 mph, the ABS and emergency warning indicators illuminated. The air conditioner produced hot air, the engine sputtered, and the speed rapidly decreased. The contact had to pull the vehicle over, place it into park and then back into drive in order for it to operate normally. The dealer stated that the ABS actuator had internal failure and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 123,785.

- Bellflower, CA, USA

problem #67

Jun 192014

Camry 6-cyl

  • 80,123 miles
Anti-lock brake system went out in my 2007 Toyota Camry and the Toyota place said the actuator needed to be replaced and it would cost $2100 to fix it. My extended warranty just ran out on my car so they would not cover it. I see that the federal government is investigating the 2007 Camry hybrid for the same reason I am just wondering if my anti-lock brake system is the same braking system that is in those cars.

- Pascagoula, MS, USA

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