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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,871 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 142014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 93,855 miles


As I was approaching a pedestrian crossing, the ABS light and check vsc light and brake light came on. When I tried to apply the brakes to stop, I realized that the brakes were not responsive. The car did not go into limp home mode. The ABS had completely failed. Updated 05/12/14

- Lower Gwynedd, PA, USA

problem #4

Mar 032014

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Toyota Camry. Consumer writes in regards to instrument panel and ABS system computer problems. The consumer stated the speedometer went to zero, then went back to normal speed for a minute more, and then went back to zero for several minutes. The temperature gauge went to zero, then registered current engine temperature, and went to zero again for several minutes. The next morning, cd player stopped working and issues with the speedometer and engine temperature resumed again. The vehicle was inspected at the dealer, where it was determined the ABS computer was no longer working and thus could no longer communicate with the other 4 computers in the vehicle. The dealer informed the consumer it would cost $2,400 plus labor.

- Santa Teresa, NM, USA

problem #3

Jun 192011


  • 35,000 miles
I have a 2007 Toyota Camry lxe. A driver decided to move into my lane from the left, to avoid a serious collision I had to swerve to the right and hit the brakes. My anti-lock brakes locked and I had no control over the car as we skidded across four lanes and hit a concrete wall. The air bags did not deploy and the seat belts (which were in use) did not lock us in. My wife hit the inside ceiling and the right window of the front door. I tried to find an attorney to go after Toyota but could not find one who had the guts to stand up to Toyota. There was over $14,500 in repairs and as of today they are still putting the car back together again.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #2

Jun 232009


  • miles
2007 Toyota Camry. Consumer states problem with ABS brake system. The consumer stated he was in driving in high speed traffic in the left lane, following a safe distance traveling about 65 mph when a car from the right lane suddenly cut in front of him. He applied the brakes in a panic stop, but the vehicle instantly spun around to the right barely missing another car in the right lane and headed for a group of trees off the grassy right hand shoulder of the road. He was able to gain control by releasing the brake and steering out of the spin. But, he overcorrected and crossed the high speed traffic again, and almost T-boned another vehicle and ended up in a ditch in the median of the highway. The consumer stated he did not steer into the spin, he kept the steering wheel straight and jammed on the brakes in an absolutely necessary panic stop. The right front wheel instantly and totally locked up; there was a cloud of blue smoke coming from the right wheel and the vehicle pivoted on that wheel and headed toward the right shoulder. The consumer stated the problem was due to a failure with the ABS and not a steering problem. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, but they were unable to find a problem with the ABS.

- Santa Rosa Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 152007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
My 2007 Camry on several occasions during the first few months of operation in April and May 2007 surged or lunged without cause. There were no injuries and no repair, no incidents occurred in the past two years. One incident occurred when starting up from a stop sign beside school children waiting at a bus stop. Another incident occurred when I slowly maneuvered to park in a tight space between two cars. Both driving instances required fine control and very little gas. Both instances occurred on cold mornings, a short distance and a short time after starting to drive in the morning. The car unexpectedly revved loudly and lunged forward, I braked hard, then it sort of stalled and became unresponsive and lagged before returning to normal control. These incidents were scary, could have caused personal or property injury and occurred without any known cause. The car seemed confused. The other predominant driver of the car had similar experiences. My car is subject to recalls. I have removed the floor mat but not taken it for the accelerator pedal repair. I believe the problem is a computer glitch and not the floor mat or the gas pedal. I received a floor mat recall notice early in ownership, on my first maintenance visit to Toyota I was told that my floor mat was not the defective one. Subsequent letters have said to remove the mat and stated that no repair is ready, they will contact me. I tried to call the dealer two weeks ago to ask about a repair after news reports and further recalls. My call was placed on hold for so long, I hung up and haven't called back. I think my car has a potential dangerous problem but I do not believe that Toyota is cable or will address that problem at this time. My VIN number does not indicate my car is eliminated from the recall. The consumer also experienced an intermittent erratic problem with the instrument control panel; the ABS and emergency brake lights illuminated and the tachometer, thermostat and other gauges bounced up and down. Also, the ac stopped working. The dealer stated the ABS actuator needed to be replaced. Updated 09/14/15.

- Orlando, FL, USA

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