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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry drivetrain problems

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 292007


  • 59,000 miles


Complete loss of oil from vvt oil line. No events just got home from 100 mile trip saw oil slick when backing into parking spot. Luckily shut engine off before ran dry. Smoke just starting.

- Greenfield, WI, USA

problem #1

Sep 142006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
Car hesitates and automatic transmission shifts abruptly at highway speeds (55-65 mph). Hesitation is particularity alarming. If I needed to accelerate quickly from a stop, this car would not respond. Dealer states they have never heard of these problems, yet the hesitation on the 2007 Toyota Camry is well documented on web sites (edmunds etc.). dealer also tried to pass off this defect as "this is a drive by wire car and you may not be used to how they operate". I have been driving for 35 years and have never had cars operate in this manner. If drive by wire is the problem, then this technology should not be allowed on cars.

- Bel Air, MD, USA

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