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.


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2007 Toyota Camry electrical problems

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 102007

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2007 Toyota Camry xle with smart key, keyless ignition. Page 320 of the owners manual states caution "do not touch the engine start stop switch while driving", in bracketed yellow background. Next paragraph states in regular bw print; "if you have to make an emergency stop, press and hold the engine start switch for more than three seconds. The fallacy of this is the vehicle speed must be under 3 mph. If you apply the emergency brake/parking brake the engine will quit at below 40 mph. I went thru several tests to determine this flaw. This is poor design. I have heard via tv that the Lexus 350, almost same vehicle as Camry xle except for nicer interior and seats, has an uncommanded acceleration problem. Probably all 2007 Lexus vehicles have keyless ( smart key) ignition. If you were traveling at 70 mph and got uncommanded acceleration with smart key you would be in a bad situation. I have not had an uncommanded acceleration and do not want one at interstate speeds.

- Tavernier, FL, USA

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