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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,477 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry electrical problems

electrical problem

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 032010


  • 27,945 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, he noticed a foreign piece of rubber foam on the ground near the vehicle. The check engine warning light illuminated on the warning panel upon starting the vehicle and remained illuminated. The dealer stated that the electrical wiring had been gnawed on by a rodent. The dealer repaired the vehicle. The failure mileage was 27,945 and the current mileage was 28,000.

- Antelope, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 262007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
Car hesitated badly on acceleration. At first the dealer said it was because of the way the accelerator was connected through a wire to the computer, but was a safety issue, and needed to be investigated by the federal government if necessary. I will state my dealer was now trying to rectify the issue because it has also effected the gas mileage, and a see it as a safety hazard. If necessary I will contact the attorney general of my home state because I see this as a non perfected piece of equipment put upon the public.

- Stow, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 032006

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,987 miles
After 4985 miles, the "check engine" light activated. There was a smell of burning electrical wires. Dealer/service originally diagnosed the problem as a failure of the "variable valve timing actuator, " but later re-diagnosed the problem as a failure of the wiring harness. The car was returned 11/30/06. After 20 minutes of driving, the "check engine" light reactivated. I returned the car immediately. On 12/01/06, the dealer/service diagnosed the problem and said a "vacuum tube" disconnected. I picked up car on 12/01/06. After a couple hours of driving, the "P" for park light illuminated while I was in drive. (the "P" and "D" indicators were both illuminated as I was driving. Also, the door locks on all doors engaged and disengaged uncontrollably and continuously. I was not able to manually lock or unlock my car doors using the "lock/unlock" switch on the drive-side door since it was deactivated as a result of the malfunction. I took the car back to the dealer/service on 12/02/06 for this problem. Dealer/service diagnoses the problem as a electrical short due to a coolant leak. I was promised that the car would be returned 12/4/06 afternoon.

- Aptos, CA, USA

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