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 3 of 3)

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problem #3

Nov 012007


  • miles


2007 Toyota Camry would free wheel when foot is taken off the throttle. Consumer's vehicle does not free wheel in traffic and states people behind him have to suddenly hit their brakes to avoid hitting him. The consumer also stated when making a turn after slowing down to a few miles per hour and then applying pressure to the gas pedal, the vehicle would hardly accelerate for several seconds and then suddenly take off. The dealer corrected the problem slightly with recalibration.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 012006

Camry 4-cyl

  • 3,800 miles
2007 Camry xle had performance issues, sluggish when accelerating. Shortly after the consumer took delivery of the vehicle he noticed sluggish acceleration, transmission problems and deceleration a times. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer. The vehicle was put on a scanner and test driven. The results were given to Toyota engineers who indicated that the vehicle was performing properly. The consumer was never able to have the vehicle repaired so he traded it in for another vehicle.

- Lancaster, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 232006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2007 Camry le and experience a delay in acceleration from a stop to 25 mph. It does not occur all the time but I've experience it 4 times in the last 5 months. The car hesitate for about 3 seconds before starting to move. One time an SUV had to steer to avoid me as I was making a left turn. This seems to be common base on the complains I've seen on this website.

- Jersey City, NJ, USA

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