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 5 of 8)

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problem #66

Aug 012014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 115,100 miles


ABS light and brake light comes on. The speedometer and odometer falling to zero, A/C sounding as if it shut down, warm air comes out.

- Marbleton, GA, USA

problem #65

Aug 232014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
We were driving and my husband notice that the brakes were not working properly when applied. There was a hissing sound when you apply the brake and it takes a long time for the car to stop. The brake booster is gone. I have noticed that there have been a lot of complains about this sort of thing happening with Toyota Camry. This is dangerous they should recall all Toyota from 2007 on, because someone is going to die. Several people have reported this problem to Toyota only to be told that they have not heard of this problem. They are at fault as this is clearly a manufacturing problem......updated 09-03-14.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #64

Jul 302014


  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the ABS light illuminated and the brakes failed. The contact mentioned that during the failure the vehicle began to jerk violently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the diagnostic was unknown. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 115,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- North Highland , CA, USA

problem #63

Aug 012014


  • 88,000 miles


When driving brake and ABS light comes on and speedometer goes to 0 mph also ac stop working. Went to a Toyota dealer they say it's the battery. Tested the battery got 12V, told them I'm not stupid. Toyota forum shows a lot of people having the same problem. What Toyota waiting for to place a recall for this problem that can be fatal ?

- Hempstead, NY, USA

problem #62

Nov 242013


  • 1,250,000 miles
Change my brakes twice, my ABS make noise, my wheel shake when I brake hard,2 set of tires, 2 new set of brake pad and rotor. Also died on freeway once driving in the rain, and on rough road it the worst. Please investigate this has been going on since I bought the car brand new in 2007. I have the Camry hybrid version...updated 09-09-14

- Newport Beach, CA, USA

problem #61

Aug 022014


  • 96,000 miles
Several warning lights on the dash illuminated, including the stability control and brake lights, along with a warning on the dic that said "check vsc." There was also an intermittent loss of braking ability/brake pedal pressure.

- Franklin, WI, USA

problem #60

May 222014


  • 125,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated while driving at various speeds, the gauges fluctuated intermittently. The contact also stated that the ABS light illuminated and the temperature gauge dropped to zero. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that there was an electrical wiring issue and the ABS system was defective. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #59

Jul 252014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 76,251 miles
My wife was driving her 2007 Toyota Camry when the "check vsc" error code came on at which time the brakes became very mushy. We took it to a mechanic the code showed that the brake actuator is failing. So now we will have to pay over $2,000 to get this common problem fixed.

- Orange, TX, USA

problem #58

Jul 152014


  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the ABS and the brake lights illuminated intermittently. The contact also mentioned that the speedometer, the tachometer, the mileage meter, and temperature gauge intermittently malfunction. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that the ABS pump modulator needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle not repaired. The failure mileage was 160,000.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #57

Nov 102013


  • miles
I was going (traveling) on South union rd with my Toyota Camry with speed about 45-50 M.P.H. I was gonna make a right hand turn on 6602 S. union road. At that time my Toyota took off with max speed and I was trying to use my brake which it was not working. At that time I could not stop my car and I went off the road in a cornfield.

- Des Plaines, IL, USA

problem #56

Jul 182014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 160,000 miles


The same year and model Toyota Camry has already had a recall for the same problem in the hybrid version for the exact same part. While driving the car the speedometer goes to zero, the tachometer needle goes up and down like crazy, the ac cuts off and the temperature sensor cuts off. The parking brake light and the ABS failure light come on the dashboard showing the brake system has failed. The cars does stop but with hesitation. I have no way to know if the brake light are working during the failure so I am concerned I am going to get rear ended because the driver behind me won't know I am stopping. There is no way to know if this issue will get worse and there will be a point where it will not stop. I called Toyota and opened a case #1407190530 and was told that they had no such issues showing in their database. I told them it shows up thousands of times on google and was basically told, who are you going to trust thousands of people or Toyota? I asked him to check for any notes on the model dealing with the ABS ECM or the ABS actuator. He told me they had none and that I had to bring it to the dealer and have them check it. This seems like a great scam for them, the car gives a code U0073 showing the problem is the ABS, so the dealer gets to charge a couple of hundred dollars to run tests to then tell you the 3 inch square part cost $4000 to replace because they are the only ones that make it. You buy the part it cost them $50 to make for $4000 with labor or your don't have a car. Having read through hundred of posts online from people with the exact same issue, with the exact same part I feel that there should be a recall on these cars. Toyota has a bean counter mentality where it has figured out the number of acceptable dead and how much legal fees they can pay before it is worth fixing an issue. Deaths before the loss of profit should be the Toyota slogan.

- Winter Garden, FL, USA

problem #55

Jul 022014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 89,389 miles
We where driving to the store and on the way the check engine came on, so we pulled into the local autozone and they ran a scan for fault codes. It had a code P0171 which they said it coulf 1 of several posibilities and should have a repair shop perform a proper check to be sure what is actually going on. Well we continued on to the store, when coming to a stop my wife said we have no brakes, the pedal was going to the floor, we did come to a stop with hitting anything thank god. Well I drove from there back home very carefully. Once home I look under the hood for anything that be causing it to happen, and everything look inplace and ok. So next I got back into the car and push the brake pedal down and heard a loud air leaking from the brake pedal, I got down by the pedal and push on the the pedal with my hand and could hear air coming out the boot. I called a mechanic and explained to him what was happening and he said it is my power brake booster. Next I got on line and found that alot of 2007 Camry's with anywhere from 40,000 miles up to and over 200,000 that have the power brake booster failing, and when I tried to fine one for my car I found that there are none anywhere, even at the dealership. I did ask if they know of this problem and he paused for a moment, then said no. I believe this should be investigated be fore someone injured or killed.

- Green Valley, AZ, USA

problem #54

Jul 022014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
I actually just bought a used 2007 hybrid Camry last Monday. There were no indicators on the dash and it looked great. 2 days later the check vsc system and ABS lights come on the dash. I took to the dealer immediately and the problem is the same as everyone else here, failure in brake accumulator. The technician was very adamant about me parking the car immediately until repairs are completed. He said the brakes can go out at any time, vehicle is unsafe to drive. The repairs are going cost over $1500.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #53

May 232014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 149,995 miles
I bought this car from a small dealership with around 149700 miles 2weeks later a vsc message came on with a couple of lights after investing online found out is a manufacture problem and then after further check found out it was taken in to Toyota to verify that same problem I got so I called them they told me is the brake actuator was bad and the cost is 3500 thank you

- Baytown, TX, USA

problem #52

Jun 092014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
For two years now, the "check vsc" light will come on intermittently. It has happened both when I am in motion as well as stationary. At that time, several other lights on the cluster such as the ABS light will come on. The brakes become very sluggish but I can ultimately stop the car. The warning lights will eventually go out, usually after I turn off the car and restart it. Once the warning lights are off, the brakes work normally. The brakes are now making a barking sound when depressed. My mechanic says I need a new ABS system which will cost thousands of dollars.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #51

Jun 052014

Camry 6-cyl

  • 108,763 miles
On June 5, 2014 I was driving my 07 Camry at approximately 40 mph when the ABS, brake and vsc warning lights came on. It took more effort to engage the brakes in the car and I drove the car to keyes Toyota. The vehicle was checked and several codes were identified. C012 rear speed sensor rh circuit, C0215 rear speed sensor LH circuit, C1331 open circuit in left front circuit, U0073 control module bus off. Service writer found that the ABS actuator was shorting out intermittently and advised that the vehicle may not be safe to drive. He advised that the vehicle was not covered under warranty and that the repair would cost approximately $2,750 plus tax. I was not able to pay for the repair at this time. On 6-9-14 contact was made to Toyota and they advised that there were no recalls or tsb's for the ABS system on non hybrid 07 Camry even though the symptoms experienced and the repair codes were similar. Toyota declined assistance and advised that if they did do a recall I could submit for possible reimbursement of the repair. In researching this I found over 125 ABS related complaints reported to NHTSA. In addition there are numerous complaints on the internet with persons who have experienced the very same symptoms some of which have almost been involved in collisions. This seems to be the very same issue that the 07 hybrid Camry was recalled for and yet nothing is being done for the non hybrid version. This to me is a safety concern that should be recalled.

- Panorama City, CA, USA

problem #50

Mar 012011

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry hybrid. The contact stated while driving the check vsc system warning light illuminated. The contact mentioned that the ABS and stability control were disabled as the brake pedal became difficult to press. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 52,000. The current mileage was 78,000. Updated 10/23/14 the dealer rectified the problem. Updated 11/06/14

- Newport Beach, CA, USA

problem #49

May 292014


  • 84,000 miles
ABS and brake lights came suddenly on and the speedometer stopped working. I tested the break and I had to push hard to make it work. I was on the highway and at 65 mph. I got really scared and after a while everything came back to normal. It happened again today and happening frequently.

- Midvale, UT, USA

problem #48

Jan 302014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
I own a Toyota Camry le 2007. I am having problems with the speedometer, tachometer and temperature gauges. While in motion, they will cease to indicate proper readings and drop to zero. At the same time, the ABS and parking brake warning lights turns on and stay for a duration of 10 to 30 minutes. Also the A/C goes off when these two lights turn on.

- Homestead, FM, USA

problem #47

Mar 062014


  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while traveling 20 mph, the vsc warning light illuminated as the brakes failed. The failure occurred on three occasions. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic, who diagnosed that the vsc system failed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 200,000 and the current mileage was 210,000. The VIN was not available.

- Vallego, CA, USA

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