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:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,719 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry drivetrain problems

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #23

Jun 032011


  • 90,000 miles


The oil light on my 2007 Toyota Camry comes on before the required oil change is due. When I take it to the dealership, they say it is low on oil & it is normal to burn about a quart of oil for every 700 - 1000 miles & I need to check it between oil changes and probably add additional oil. There is not an oil leak and several other 2007 Camry owners have reported the same issue and response. Additionally, I own a 1998 Camry and it has never been low on oil.

- Snellville, GA, USA

problem #22

Jul 242006


  • miles
2007 Toyota Camry ***consumer has attached a complaint from another consumer the consumer stated he had two corrections done to the throttle system and the acceleration which is still not normal, but acceptable compared to what it was originally. The cruise control was still faulty, but the consumer devised a way to work around the problem, not convenient but it worked. The consumer also complained about a delayed acceleration problem. The acceleration delay moved from 0 RPM to about 2000 RPM where it would go flat for about two seconds and then raced to about 4,000 RPM before settling down.

- Plainview, NY, USA

problem #21

Apr 162010


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry hybrid. The vehicle was parked with the engine engaged when the contact heard a beeping noise and saw the vehicle rolling backwards out of the driveway. The contact was able to get into the vehicle and stop it by using the emergency brake. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer to be diagnosed. The current and failure mileages were approximately 80,000. Updated 11/05/10.

- Mount Airy, MD, USA

problem #20

Feb 102010


  • 42,000 miles


In 2007 we leased a new Camry along with another new Toyota product on the same day. My wife has had the accelerator stick on her and she had to use the emergency brake to stop the car and ran off the road. She narrowly avoided having a terrible accident in the car while my four year old daughter was in the car with her. The dealership picked up the car and attempted to fix it. The first time my wife drove the car the accelerator stuck again. They have since came and picked it up again and have had it for almost two weeks with no progress or solutions offered. The car is unsafe and they have no solutions to fix it. They tell us they're waiting on Toyota engineers to come but have no date or time that will happen. My wife is terrified of the car and rightfully so. There are only 15 months left on the lease and we just want them to purchase the car back. It is leased through Toyota financial. This has been going on for too long for them to have no solutions for a repair.

- Alexander City, AL, USA

problem #19

Mar 012010


  • 28,000 miles
After rice Toyota in greensboro "fixed" my 2007 Toyota Camry on 2/27/2010 for both recalls I have experienced a sudden surge in acceleration twice. Once from a standing start when I slightly depressed the accelerator and the car suddenly took off at a much higher rate than I intended, the second time was in traffic while accelerating to a higher speed limit the car surged past the limit. Please look at the ECU's, this car hasn't been right since the first tank of gas was used, it's as is the ECU isn't allowing the timing to advance and retard properly.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

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problem #18

Feb 262010

(reported on)


  • miles
2007 Toyota Camry pedal issues the consumer stated twice in the 4 years he has owned the vehicle, the engine would rev while in park. The first time it happened, he thought he inadvertently hit the accelerator. However it happened more recently and he knows for a fact it had nothing to do with the gas pedal. Recently, the consumer noticed a serious hesitation problem while driving. Sometimes when the consumer pressed the pedal, the vehicle accelerated smoothly, other times it seemed as though there was no gas going into the engine, and then all of a sudden the vehicle would take off. The consumer believed the problem was transmission or fuel injected related.

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #17

Dec 012008


  • 30 miles


There is a few seconds delay when depressing the accelerator pedal on my '07 Camry SE. I have mentioned this problem with the car from the very beginning to others who say they also have that issue with their Camry. Any delay in acceleration is a safety hazard on the highway. Now with all the defects that Toyota seems to have been denying with the acceleration system I realize it is even more grave.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #16

Mar 032008


  • miles
3-4 second delay in response time when making a fast lane change - enough time to cause a serious accident. This happened once in heavy city traffic and once in the evening when there was little traffic. The dealership performed an ECM calibration enhancement to correct another problem of hesitation with the acceleration & then a quick surge forward. This was performed after the first incident; however, it did not correct my current problem as the hesitation happened again (the 2nd time) after the calibration. Discussed this at length with the dealership. I was informed that the ECM calibration was the only "fix" provided to them and that since I still had the problem, I would have to be very careful to not press the accelerator quickly to make a fast getaway as the computer is not able to pick up the signal that quickly. They could only suggest that I never press the accelerator quickly - try that one when you have to move out of the way fast. I am not trying to make something more of this than it is. There are some much more serious problems reported on the internet than this one. However, it is serious. When you cannot get gas when you need it, it is serious. There is apparently a problem with their electronics.

- Redondo Beach, CA, USA

problem #15

Feb 122010

Camry 6-cyl

  • 12,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated as he was driving 15 mph the vehicle started to accelerate at a uncontrollable speed. He put his feet on the brakes and the gear in neutral the vehicle slowed down but as he waited for about five minutes before moving. The vehicle motor kept revving. He drove the vehicle home and called the dealer. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and a representative took it out for a test drive and inform him the transmission was burnt out and that they are going to replace the transmission. The contact stated he is not safe driving the vehicle and does not want the vehicle back. The failure mileage was 12,500. The consumer stated the part was on backorder for the recall. The transmission was replaced. Updated 04/13/10

- Woonsocket , RI, USA

problem #14

Dec 102007


  • 500 miles
The following E-mail was sent to you December 2007. "with all of the problems Toyota is having with the 2007 Camry transmissions, why have they not had a recall" the slip, buck and when you take your foot off of the gas pedal around 40 miles an hour, the car continues to go forward." Why didn't you people do something years ago????????????"

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

problem #13

Mar 012009


  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


I have a 2007 Camry 4cyldr automatic, that has problems accelerating. This usually happens at least once a day. For example if I take off from a red light or a stop, the car will hesitate like it is stalling and then will proceed to take off. This is an inconsistent problem that when I complained at the dealership they could not reproduce the problem. The other example is that the car exhibits is that when you take your foot off the gas pedal the car will slow down but as you re-apply your foot the car will hesitate or stall until you remove your foot and re-apply it. I have 60000 miles on my car and it has had all the timely services done to it. It has been a great car up until about a year ago when the problem began. Roughly 45000 miles ago. I fear that this may result in an inability to drive defensively and result in an accident. Neither my wife nor I are aggressive drivers, and we don't feel that this is as a result of harsh driving. I did take the car into the dealer to find out if it was part of the gas pedal recall that is going on and they said that it was not. I hope that Toyota will make a timely decision on this as I had hoped to purchase another Toyota in the future.

- Aloha, OR, USA

problem #12

Jan 122010


  • 8,000 miles
Leaving home in my 2009 Toyota Camry; while pulling out of my driveway (forward, not reverse) the accelerator stuck in a high RPM mode; the car bolted across the street, hit a ditch and caused major damage to my car including air bag deployment; all this happened while I was trying to brake, but the stuck accelerator was at too high an RPM for the car to stop.

- Brandon, MS, USA

problem #11

Apr 222009


  • 40,000 miles
On April 22, 2009, an oil line part #15707-31030 ruptured on our 2007 Toyota Camry VIN very rapidly pumping oil from the engine and requiring immediate repair. Since April 2009, while investigating reimbursement for repair costs, several Toyota service representatives from local dealerships stated that Toyota has identified this model engine in avalon vehicles as having this same ruptured oil line defect as occurred on my vehicle. Since July 2009 while seeking reimbursement for engine repairs with Toyota customer service, I requested that this issue be pursued internal to identify this defect through technical bulletin or recall for Camry vehicles. On January 6, 2010, I spoke to miguel lopez, supervisor, Toyota customer experience, department WC10, Toyota motor sales, U.S.a., reference this issue and he stated very clearly that "no action or follow-up" phone calls or other communication would be taken by his office to investigate this safety issue with Camry?S. he stated that safety concerns would have to be taken through a local dealership. Mr. Lopez stated he was the senior supervisor and he would not connect me to any other supervisor or point of contact within Toyota.

- Cobden, IL, USA

problem #10

Jul 012007


  • 100 miles
Car hesitates than jumps when gas pedal is pushed..very dangerous at intersection.

- Glenside, PA, USA

problem #9

Feb 242009


  • 63,000 miles
Vvti line in 2007 Toyota Camry with 63000 miles burst out of the blue. Engine oil everywhere. Part not in stock, will take 3 weeks for part to come in.

- Moultonboro, NH, USA

problem #8

Jan 112007


  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. After purchasing the vehicle on October 31, 2006, the contact noticed that there was a lack of acceleration in the vehicle. While attempting to accelerate from a complete stop, the vehicle hesitated. The accelerator pedal was depressed to the floor, but the vehicle still hesitated to pick up speed and then suddenly sped off. The dealer found no failures; however, they later asked her to bring the vehicle back for repairs. After the repairs, the vehicle continued to lack acceleration. The contact returned to the dealer and repaired again. The vehicle was serviced a total of seven times and the dealer stated that they "updated" the vehicle; however, the failure persists. The failure mileage was 3,000 and current mileage was 26,500.

- Tamarac, FL, USA

problem #7

Apr 232006


  • 100 miles
I have a 2007 Camry SE V6that hesitates before it accelerate. I read that a lot of other owners has the same problem.what is Toyota doing about it?what can owners do to get satisfaction about this problem.

- Far Rockaway, NY, USA

problem #6

Mar 112007


  • 0 miles
2007 Camry-transmissions hesitates-was in 3 + times to correct...not corrected. The vehicle is dangerous and very unsafe. Was recalibrated twice, problem still exists. Have had numerous near miss accidents due to this hesitation in the transmission. Went through Toyota arbitration, was denied. There is a real design defect with this vehicle and should be considered very unsafe to operate.

- Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA

problem #5

Apr 262008


  • 12,000 miles
Intermittently, the vehicle will not respond to the throttle. The problem happens frequently, particularly when I brake and decelerate from above 30mph, then make a turn, such as exiting an off ramp, at about 5-20 mph, I press the accelerator to accelerate out of the turn, and the throttle does not respond for about 3 to 15 seconds. I consider this a serious safety issue where I cannot depend on the vehicle responding to the throttle allowing me to control the vehicle. This problem happens under other circumstances, and is completely unpredictable, but the above scenario is the most consistent. I took the vehicle to Toyota for this issue for the second time and was told: ..that is the way it is.. and "..this is how the fly-by-wire system works in the Camry.." by the service tech of power Toyota irvine on Tuesday Apr 29. He acknowledged that it is a safety issue and encouraged me to speak with the tech robert who knows how to work around the issue by manipulating the throttle and recommended that I complain directly to Toyota. He also mentioned that if I bug Toyota, they will be motivated to .. fix the software, put a new computer in it, or take care of you some other way..

- Trabuco Canyon, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 152007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
Hesitation, surge.

- Hiddenite, NC, USA

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