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 3 of 3)

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problem #20

Dec 152009


  • 126,000 miles


While driving my 2007 Toyota Camry and exiting off the interstate, I attempted to stop at the bottom of the ramp before turning onto the highway. The brakes were applied but car never came to a complete stop which forced me to enter onto the highway without regard to oncoming traffic. Luckily the right lane was clear and I was able to avoid an accident. The car was taken to the garage that day so they could work on it the next day. The problem was diagnosed as a bad brake booster which would need to be replaced at a cost of approximately $600. The brake failure happened with no warning. The only thing I ever noticed prior to this happening was that sometimes there would be a swooshing sound on the drivers side.

- Dobson, NC, USA

problem #19

Feb 202007


  • 2,700 miles
Applied brakes as exiting freeway ramp, felt like I was at a stop. The brake pedal then depressed allthe way to the floor and I tapped the car in front of me.. my car sustained minor damage to the front bumper where the hitch met the bumper. No sustained damage to the other vehicle. No reports filed. Damage is still on vehicle, not repaired.

- Lithia, FL, USA

problem #18

Feb 062010


  • 30,000 miles
I own a Toyota 2007 Camry. I almost ran into a car in front of me when stopping for a light. Coming up to light, while braking I hit a bump and the brake pedal went towards the floor. I release the brake and pressed it again and it worked. Another incident occurred recently while driving down an icy slope. I was braking and there was a horrible grinding or snapping type noise. As I was very scared I would have an accident while this was happening I did not notice if I lost brake pressure. I called the Toyota dealership where I purchased the car and explained the above and was told that this was normal with the brakes that are installed on the Camry. I am concerned for my family's safety.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #17

Jun 012009


  • 21,717 miles


I own a 2007 Toyota Camry which I believe is one of the vehicles that is being recalled because a faulty accelerator pedal. Because of this recall, I was wondering if an accident that my wife had last year was caused by the problem associated with the recall? my wife was driving on a local parkway in stop and go traffic. The weather was clear and dry. My wife was unable to stop the vehicle (traveling at a speed under 25 mph) and hit the vehicle directly in front of her. My car sustained damage totaling $6,575.79. I wonder if a faulty accelerator was the cause of my wife's accident?

- Levittown, NY, USA

problem #16

Dec 182009


  • 14,000 miles
My 2007 Camry acceleration has not failed to stop accelerating, but it has been slow to engage. This has made crossing intersections or blending with moving traffic difficult. I have taken the car to the dealer, and they "rebooted" the accelerator mechanism. I have also had an issue with the brakes making terrible noise when backing up. I was told that was just because the car had been setting. I was later told there is a technical bulletin regarding the brakes for the model, but since I am out of the warranty period there is noting I can do but ask for a repair. I was also reassured the noise was not a danger signal, and there was not a safety issue. Based on what I have heard the last few weeks, how can I be certain? when I said I had been driving for 50 years, and have never had a car that made this kind of noise, the dealer representative said "I had been lucky!" note my dates are on or about.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #15

Jan 262010


  • 55,346 miles
On 26th Jan, on the way back home in the evening I was on 105 fwy headed East. The time was around 7:50 pm. The traffic was there since it was a rainy day. I tried to apply brakes on my Toyota Camry 2007 xle model. I didn't experience the brakes taking effect and the car hit another vehicle at around 20 - 25 miles/hr speed. Now the car is being repaired as we speak. It might take about 10 days to fix it I was told.

- Cypress, CA, USA

problem #14

Jan 282009


  • miles


My car accelerated when I took my foot off gas pedal to apply brakes. I hit the rear of car in front of me. With my foot still on the brake I hit the car a second time. My car stopped with my foot still on brake. No one was injured. Both shook up. Police officer behind me witnessed accident. It was rush hour on expressway. My car is being repaired.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #13

Feb 032010


  • 15,000 miles
I own a 2007 Toyota Camry and when depressing the brake pedal if going over a bumpy road or raised cracks in the street (essentially going from any "smooth" to a sudden "non-smooth" surface) the brake pedal becomes locked, then springs back and forth and the car lurches forward. I took it to the dealership many years ago and they told me I needed new pads. That didn't solve the problem and they've never acknowledged the problem exists.

- Glen Allen, VA, USA

problem #12

Jan 272010


  • 26,000 miles
I bought a 2007 Toyota Camry new. In April 2008 the steering wheel, front tires and the entire front end began to shake violently when I applied the brakes at speeds above 60 miles per hour. My mechanic said the problem was that the front rotors were warped. I had it fixed. On January 27, 2010 I am experiencing the same problem again. This is serious. Loss of control at speeds above 60 mph is very dangerous.

- East Stroudsburg, PA, USA

problem #11

Jan 282010


  • 75,000 miles
Brakes first began to vibrate/shutter when braking at 18,000 miles. Toyota replaced brakes pads and machined the rotors. At approximately 43,000 miles Toyota again repaired the brakes for the same problem. At 70,000 miles the rotors exhibit the same symptoms of having warped rotors that will again have to be reworked or replaced. Continuing problem that must be a defect on the vehicle. The vibration and breaking when traveling at higher speeds is increased and feels very dangerous.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #10

Jun 291996


  • miles


Toyotas latest recall should not be a floor mat or stuck accelerator problem. My 2007 Camry has experienced this scenerio at least several times a year (even though I know it exists). The problem is the design of the brake pedal and accelerator pedal. The brake pedal (when braking) is closer to the floor than the height of the un-depressed accelerator pedel. If the driver has big feet or is not precise when placing the foot, it is possible to depress both pedals at the same time. The harder one tries to stop, the faster the engine wants to run. In my vehicles from the past, the accelerator pedal, when not depressed, was closer to the floor than the position of the brake pedal during a very hard (emergency) braking action. Toyota's firmware fix of not allowing the accelerator signal to override the braking signal is not a good fix for the problem. Sometimes it is desirable to increase the speed of the engine before releasing the brake to provent rolling backwards when starting on a grade. Paying attention to the ergonomics of how the pedals and the human driver interface and proper engineering design is the solution.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #9

Oct 152009


  • 37,000 miles
Rear brakes required repair at low mileage despite limited wear on front brakes. Apparently rear brakes are adjusted to handle large amount of braking load which could result in uncontrolled slide.

- San Clemente, CA, USA

problem #8

Feb 122009


  • 61,750 miles
We bought a 2007 Camry le from longo Toyota in el monte, ca in April 2006. We have had the front brakes replaced 3 times, the shims replaced once, the rear brakes once and the rotors reglazed or replaced once, the most recent time was in February 2009. Every time we have taken the car to the dealer with our complaint, it was fixed at our cost, and they told us that it was probably the driver who is using the brakes so much to cause the brakes to be replaced so frequently, which isn't the case, and we told them so. The car now has 70,000 miles on it and has an extended warranty. We are concerned that Toyota is aware of a possible problem with the braking system and is not publicly acknowledging it. By contrast, we also own a 2004 Chevy Tahoe, which we bought brand new, now has 100,000+ miles on it and we have needed to replace the front brakes once.

- Sunland, CA, USA

problem #7

Aug 302009


  • 73,000 miles
I bought my 2007 black camery from longo Toyota in elmonte, ca about less then seven months ago. On August,30,09 my mother and I were driving and when she went to step on the brakes there was little stopping to the brakes we slid and herd a air sound come up from the driver side. Took it into the Toyota dealer they said that the brake booster is bad... can that we should not drive it at all very unsafe. The dealer is saying that it is the customer who need to pay to repair this. Which is almost 2000 to be done, we would like to have deft investigation done, this is not a wear and tear. Thank you

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #6

Feb 012008


  • 15,000 miles
Brakes and rotors need to be replaced at 15,000 miles.

- Depew, NY, USA

problem #5

Jun 012007


  • 12 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving 40 mph, the contact felt that the vehicle was out of alignment. He took the vehicle to the dealer and they checked the alignment, but found no failures. A few weeks later, he took the vehicle back to the dealer because the failure was worsening. They still could not find any failures. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer a third time because he felt that there was an issue with the brakes. Once again, the dealer found no failures. He took the vehicle to a different mechanic, who stated that the bolts in the rack assembly were loose. The mechanic tightened the rack assembly. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer to inform them that another mechanic was able to locate the failure. Two weeks later, the failure recurred. He filed for the lemon law. The vehicle is still not working properly. The failure mileage was 12 and current mileage was 20,000.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #4

Jan 012007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. When the contact depressed the accelerator pedal, the vehicle hesitated. Approximately 3-4 seconds later, the vehicle accelerated without warning. The dealer stated that the computer caused the failure and they reprogrammed the computer. However, the failure continued. The contact also stated that when he depressed the brake pedal it extended to the floorboard and the stopping distance increased. The dealer has not inspected the vehicle. The speed was unknown. The failure mileage was 500 and current mileage was 41,000.

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #3

Jul 012006

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving 5 mph, the contact stated that the gear seemed to be slipping. The dealer assured him that this was normal for the 2007 Camry. As his wife pulled into a parking space, she applied the brake and the vehicle surged forward automatically, crashing into a parked vehicle. The contact has experienced this failure twice. The VIN and engine size were unknown. The current and failure mileages were 16,000.

- Jets Borugh, TN, USA

problem #2

Sep 012006

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
Car hesitates when shifting into a higher gear, it does it around 35 miles per hour. Sometimes it shifts very hard lunging you forward. Sometimes when you put it in reverse it goes into reverse very hard. The brakes continue to squeal, hardware has been replaced twice. The transmission shifting hesitation has occurred over 250 times. I am starting to get nervous driving it I am afraid someone that might be tailgating might hit me in the rear.

- Algonquin, IL, USA

problem #1

Jun 102006


  • miles
I purchased a 2007 Toyota Camry in may of 2006. After driving the car for a few weeks it was increasingly harder and harder to stop the vehicle. The brake pedal goes very close to the floor to stop the vehicle. I called Toyota customer service and they advised me to take the car to my nearest Toyota dealer. I went to atlantic Toyota in amityville, N.Y. and they advised me that they did not find anything wrong. I continue to drive the vehicle and have had other family and friends drive the car as well. They too have experienced the long brake pedal travel and difficulty in stopping the car. I drive with two kids and I do not feel safe in this car. I bought a Toyota for its reliability and safety and because of the way the vehicle feels in braking I do not feel safe. I am looking for a vehicle that I paid for and feel safe in. I am a new customer to the Toyota brand and purchased the car under the recommendation of family and friends. I have had other vehicles prior to purchasing my Toyota like Mazda and Honda and although they have had their share of problems, when working properly I had always felt safe. I sent a letter to Toyota to see if they can make me a happy Toyota customer.

- Merrick, NY, USA

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