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:
12 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,415 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry brakes problems

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #40

Sep 272010


  • 81,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While traveling 60 mph, the contact applied the brakes and noticed that the vehicle suddenly turned right. Seconds later, the contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into another vehicle. There were no injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. The current and failure mileages were approximately 81,000.

- Worchester, MA, USA

problem #39

Sep 132010


  • 30,000 miles
The brakes shakes excessively when braking at speeds around 60 - 70 mph. Shaking transmits to steering wheel if front rotors warp and sometimes shake body of car if rear brakes warp. Shaving rotors fixes the problem everytime. Occurs approximately every 30,000 miles. These rotors warp very easily. They are too thin or of bi-metallic construction which can cause differential growth of metal, thus warping rotors under high heat loads. Besides keep cutting into your expensive rotors, only solution is to go aftermarket. New Toyota rotors will be made the same and will warp the same. High performance rotors will work even better. But holes and slots will be hard to shave locally. It is usually front rotors that warp first, but it can be back rotors at times also. Everytime you shave them, they get thinner and warp easier the next time (less heat dissipation capability). Only permanent fix is aftermarket rotors. I am an ex-mechanic and current mechanical engineer.

- Breaux Bridge, LA, USA

problem #38

Aug 222010


  • 26,000 miles
I had a weird system lockup (may be ABS lockup)/shutdown issue when driving the 2007 Toyota Camry (recall service done already). I was driving the car slowly and took exit (20-30 mph speed) from NJ-turnpike and heard a strange sound and the car ran loose so I applied a little brake as it was on a turn (exit). The car suddenly locked up and spun around and I was not able to control the car. And the driver side back tire hit on a curb and halted in opposite direction. I called up cops and didn't switch off the ignition. Then cops helped me to take the car thru the exit and it was running normally after that. But I am hearing some oozing sound when the car is running 40-50 mph and > 60 mph speed from there on. I went to dealer/service and they are not giving any clue, and said no issues with diagnosis. Ive given the car again today as they were not having the time to do the test drive yesterday to see what the problem with the strange sound is. The incident was scary and could have been a fatal/crash. It was very lucky to escape without any injury or car damages as there was no car/truck behind me for few seconds. My wife was shocked to see it happened as we were travelling with our 18 months old kid.

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #37

Jun 012010


  • 34,000 miles


I have a Camry 2007 xle with 36K miles. I started noticing some brake pulsation when brakes applied at high speeds, over 60 miles per hour, specially on downhills. This sensation started appearing at around 34K miles. The steering did not vibrate at that time. I took the car for service for its 35K miles. Two days after the car was serviced I had a long drive and started noticing steering wheel vibration, some times more vibration than others. All when brakes applied at over 60 mph when applying brakes moderately to strongly. I called the dealer and I said that the car started vibrating after service. He said, they don't remove brakes or rotors when they do minor service to the car. I asked what the problem might be and he said that the rotors might be warped. They would perform a rotor resurfacing and possibly pads replacement, despite the pads looked over 7mm, quite new for replacement. I have read a lot of Camry complaints with warped rotors. The dealer said rotors cannot be replaced under warranty because the 3 year warranty has expired. I am upset because rotors should be not warped at 36K miles and specially when pads look in pretty good shape. Estimated job would be around $260.the car feels unsafe when breaking now. Toyota should look at this quality issues and offer replacement.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #36

Jul 082010


  • 28,600 miles
Twice in 24 hours, right after I had routine maintenance performed at the dealership, when I stepped on the brake of my 2007 Toyota Camry le the ABS kicked in. I brought it back to Toyota but they cannot find the problem. I rode with the technician but could not duplicate the problem. This situation is dangerous and frightening.

- Howard Beach, NY, USA

problem #35

Jun 242010


  • 90,600 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The vehicle was previously serviced for the recalls associated with NHTSA campaign id number 09V388000 and 10V017000, vehicle speed control, accelerator pedal. Upon receiving the vehicle from an authorized dealer the contact stated that he felt the vehicle vibrating while driving approximately 35 mph and the vibrations got more violent when pressure was applied to the brakes. The vehicle would also began to move to the left and right while pressure was applied to the brakes. The vehicle was taken back to the authorized dealer who stated that the failures were normal while the vehicle was adapting to its new computer. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure continued to recur. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer again who stated that the brakes needed to be replaced. The failure and current mileages were 90,600.

- Sugar Loaf, NY, USA

problem #34

Jun 222010


  • 68,000 miles


Warped rotors on 2007 Camry at approx. 13,000, again at around 50,000 miles and again at 68,000 miles. Repaired under warranty first time, I paid the second time, and Toyota says I must pay again the third time. Are others having similar problems with the braking system? Toyota ref. Number is [xxx] ref number with Toyota is [xxx] on 6/22/10. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Flower Mound, TX, USA

problem #33

Apr 262010


  • 76,000 miles
While driving the car at approximately 30mph, when I pressed the brake pedal, the car would not stop. The gas pedal got stuck. I put the car in neutral and pressed the power button. When I restarted the car, the brakes and gas pedal worked appropriately.

- Round Hill, VA, USA

problem #32

Apr 212010


  • 49,500 miles
Rear disc rotor and pads failed at 49,500 miles, when the front brakes still have about 60% remaining. It is unexpected at this mileage, to need repair/replacement of brakes on the rear. It most likely would not be found/repaired causing insufficient braking and improper handling in an emergency stopping situation. We were fortunate that we requested our brakes be checked by our local repair facility. Car had been at dealership 04/05/2010 without mention of brakes needing attention.

- Plymouth, MA, USA

problem #31

Apr 152010

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Toyota Camry. Consumer states he has issues with the brakes. The consumer stated the steering wheel vibrated when the brakes were applied. Updated 04/23/10.

- Lithonia, GA, USA

problem #30

Mar 152010


  • miles


I was driving for work with my Toyota Camry 2007. While accelerating to get on the highway, around the end of the ramp, my vehicle suddenly accelerated with no controls working from the driver's seat either for the steering wheel or the brake. In a matter of a few seconds, the vehicle went a few times in a zig-zag manner and subsequently hit a semi-trailer which was southbound on the highway. My car was completely smashed in the front and totaled later. This incident occurred after my car went through the accelerator pedal replacement as per recommendation of the Toyota recall procedure. I could have been easily killed in this accident. I got a traffic ticket for the first time in my life after having a ticket-free driving record for the past 11+ years. I am pleading 'not guilty' for this ticket because the defective Toyota car was responsible for the accident and not my error.

- Sylvania, OH, USA

problem #29

Feb 202010


  • 45,000 miles
My 2007 Toyota Camry accelerated on its own. Brakes were applied and it would not stop my car. I then struck the car ahead of me.

- Arlington, MA, USA

problem #28

Mar 232010

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2007 Toyota Camry. Consumer requests a refund based on the consumer discontent with purchasing a vehicle under false pretenses. The consumer stated with all the problems going on with Toyota, the consumers wife doesn't want to drive the vehicle. In addition, there was a problem with the brakes where they made noises when applied. The dealer inspected the brakes three times and stated there was no problem.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #27

Nov 082008


  • 8,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving at speeds of 30 mph during rainy weather conditions, the contact depressed the brake pedal but the brakes would not engage. She continued to depress the brake pedal until they finally engaged. The vehicle was taken to the dealer; however, the failure could not be duplicated. They were unable to locate any defects in the braking system. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 8,000 and the current mileage was 36,000.

- Warwick, RI, USA

problem #26

Dec 192008


  • 49,000 miles
The car lost control for no reason, could not brake and got totalled.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #25

Feb 012010


  • 6,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving at approximately 40 to 50 mph and attempting to brake, the vehicle would shake violently. He also observed there was an increase in stopping distance when braking. The vehicle had not yet been diagnosed by the dealer. The failure mileage was 38,000 and the current was approximately 40,000.

- Vancouver , WA, USA

problem #24

May 102007


  • 8,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact was driving approximately 60 mph when the vehicle started shaking and it continued to shake when the brakes were applied. The dealer informed the contact that they could not diagnose or duplicate the failure. The contact was making a turn and the vehicle shut completely off. The dealer repaired the brakes when the most recent failure occurred; however, the failure continued to occur intermittently. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was informed of the failure and stated that the trained technicians agreed that they were unable to duplicate the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 8000 and the current mileage was 23300.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #23

Oct 012007


  • 700 miles
I leased a Toyota Camry xle 2007 model from patt lobb Toyota, mckinney, tx sometime in the last quarter of 2007. I have experienced the problem of sudden acceleration so many times and complained to the dealer three times, first time with in the first week of leasing, and they told it is due to rack and pinion steering which gives me a different feel, second time they blamed on my tires as they don't have enough tread depth and last time they can not replicate the problem. This problem always happened when I accelerate around 60 mph.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #22

Feb 022010


  • 28,000 miles
In snowy road, Toyota Camry 2007 car fails to stop with the brake and it feels like as if something is sticking between brakes. This car have ABS system installed so don't know if it is supposed to behave like that. However my other car which runs on drum brake performs better than the Toyota.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #21

Feb 242010


  • 30,000 miles
When applying brakes, it vibrates strongly, almost violently, at speed above approximately 40 miles/hour. When raining or not. When taken to the dealer, they stated it was normal ABS braking. It does scare me in that I am afraid that it could lead to a major failure in the braking system. It has been a continuous problem although I entered today's date below.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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