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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
108,350 miles
Total Complaints:
182 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. add a quart every 1000 miles (58 reports)
  2. not sure (50 reports)
  3. add oil (32 reports)
  4. repair pistons/oil leak (22 reports)
  5. replace engine (12 reports)
  6. rebuild engine (4 reports)
2007 Toyota Camry engine problems

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 1 of 10)

problem #182

Jan 102018

Camry LE 4cycl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles


My 2007 Camry has only 53K miles and is starting to use oil. It is near the 1 quart of oil for every 1K miles. I maintain my cars and have been happy with the many Toyota verticals I've owned in the past.

This is a big issue for me and I hope that Toyota takes ownership of the cheap parts they used on this model of camry.

I owned a 2000 V6 Camry till it had well over 250K miles and I never had it use a drop of oil.

Has anyone had a dealership replace their engine? My local dealership only tells me that I'm past my 5 year warranty.

- awolsfeld, Richardson, US

problem #181

Jan 012017

Camry LE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

My Car runs fine apart from this oil consumption issue. With almost 4.5 qts of motor oil it just goes 1000 miles and then it's time to refill the motor oil again. It's pain filling up the oil every 1000 miles and it's hitting my pocket every 1000 miles. My car currently has 155k miles on it but it runs smooth and I'm using the best oil i can afford which is Pennzoil platinum high mileage full synthetic oil. On an average i drive 1000 miles every 15 days.. so now you can see how bad the problem is and being a loyal customer to Toyota, the company don't even want to fix this problem.

- David D., San Antonio, TX, US

problem #180

May 012017

Camry LE 2.4L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 198,700 miles

Car has been burning oil, 1 quart in less than 1000 miles. I thought since I bought it used, somebody didn't take proper care. Once it plugged the catalytic converter, I started looking on line and found that there was major problems with the 2AZ-FE 4 cylinder motor. I contacted Gault Toyota and the service manager checked to see if it would be covered. Because I had more than 150,000 miles, Toyota would not do anything. This was the second Camry I have owned. My 2003 had 358,000 before is died. I was expecting to get the same on this Camry.

- David B., Hallstead, US

problem #179

Sep 012017

Camry LE 2az-Fe

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles


My mother purchased this car after my father died so she would have something reliable to drive. She had it serviced regularly. Last year she was incapable of driving anymore and sold the car to me, her son. After driving the car for a while the engine oil light came on and the oil would not register on the dip stick. I had to put 4 quarts in to fill it up. After checking the oil periodically I noted I had to add a quart of oil about every 1.2K miles. I found out this particular engine has an oil consumption issue. I contacted Toyota and they would not help me. They say the car is out of the extended warranty period since it has been 10 years since purchase. What is so upsetting is that the car has only 52K miles on it. What a piece of junk. I will never buy another Toyota again.

- Barry L., Virginia Beach, VA, US

problem #178

Nov 172017


  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

I expected better longevity than I'm getting. I was indent to continue purchasing Toyota products, but now I am unsure. I have serviced the vehicle at the recommended intervals.

- Donald A., Ettrick, WI, US

problem #177

Sep 262016

Camry LE V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,909 miles

Dealer sealed oil opening.Send back only after 4000 miles.Dealer rejected to do one more time

- Reeja C., Raleigh, US

problem #176

Feb 042017

Camry SE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,814 miles


There is no complaint about the car, just have to add oil constantly. Never had a car that I had to check the oil so frequently, like every week. Best car I ever owned but putting oil in constantly suck. Buying a new car is too expensive on my budget. I read that Toyota put faulty pistons in a lot of cars not just mine. Can Toyota repair this engine at a reasonable price.

- Richard R., Muncy, US

problem #175

Oct 142016

Camry ES 2.4L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

I started noticing shortly before the car reached the 100k mark that the red oil light would blink when I pressed the brake to stop. I told the local dealer and they alerted me that I would have to go through an oil consumption test. The first two tests, the car passed the test and the oil that was burning off was not to the desired amount to be fixed. After going through multiple oil consumption tests at the dealership, the test finally failed and I was told that my car was out of warranty by the years. It was originally purchased in 2006 by another owner and because it was 2017, toyota was not liable to fix the problem they knew and still know exists in this engine type. I am now having to basically fill the engine with oil up to 3 quarts in between my oil changes. I am disgusted at the lack of customer service to rectify this factory defect.

- Mashonda T., Birmingham, AL, US

problem #174

Feb 012016

Camry LE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

Our main complaint is the engine burning oil. Minimal leaking on the ground. Overall it has been a great car, but this problem is annoying. We are adding oil all the time.

- Lance M., Lexington, US

problem #173

Jul 152016

Camry LE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles


- Tim W., Spokane, WA, US

problem #172

Jun 062017

Camry LX V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,000 miles


Called the dealer the car only have 112k miles now and they stated that I am out of warranty and that I will have to pay $2500 for repairs. They stated that the warranty is 150k of ten years really.

- Adwowa J., Montgomery, US

problem #171

Oct 182017

Camry LXE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 129,000 miles

In Oct. I took my car in to get an oil change because my oil bell kept coming on as I turned sharp corners and they told me there was NO oil left in there. I was shocked as I always take care of my car. I decided to check my car's oil the next couple of weeks and sure enough there was NO oil in there again..I thought I had an oil leak but there was no signs of that in the engine or on my driveway. I know now after talking with other camry owners that there was a problem with the oil consumption and engine..I Just want my car fixed!!!

- Patricia B., Smyrna, US

problem #170

Jan 012016

Camry V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

For many years I've had to keep putting in more oil than usual. Just recently, I put 2 quarts of oil in my car and within a week, it was low again. My brother said that is not normal and need to find out why. I checked to see if I have any leaking around where I park every night, and NO I have no leak or stain marks of oil on the pavement. My mechanic also noticed the problem of having too low of oil every time I brought it in to them.

My brother then found this problem with these cars (2007 - 2011 Toyota Camrys) on the internet. I have a 2007 Toyota, Camry. I'm so frustrated and it's been quite costly to keep having to put oil in my car so often, which is NOT normal.

I can provide my care VIN # once I get to it in the morning. I would like some advise, possible recall or possible courtesy oil service through Toyota or any organization that may be able to help.

Thank you much Denise Greenwald

- Denise G., Rolling Hills Estates, US

problem #169

Jan 012012

Camry LS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

My 2007 Camry started burning oil excessively. I check my oil every few weeks and the oil was going below the minimum mark every time I checked. Took it to Toyota and they said it is not a problem and will not be covered under warranty.

- Ramin R., Houston, TX, US

problem #168

Aug 022016

Camry CE 2az-Fe 2.4L

  • Manual transmission
  • 95,000 miles


Camry has always been a good car. I have just recently replaced radiator on it at 141,000 miles. Battery was also original up until last month. It's been a good car and i am planning on driving it into the ground. I'm that kind of person, don't mind some work (what i can/know) and want my vehicle to be paid off. With the oil consumption issue, it's becoming a bit too expensive to own. I am using fairly ok oil for it and did not want to go cheap to possibly hurt it more.

I was never advised on the warranty extent ion regarding this problem. This all seemed to be done so quietly. Not fair, Toyota. Yes, I could have done research and would have likely found it so that's my fault also. Once I found out about the warranty extension to local Toyota dealer at Syracuse NY Burdick, they advised the warranty is no longer valid and refused to do anything.

Is it too late to do anything about this? Any input is appreciated.

Thank you,


- Adin S., Liverpool, NY, US

problem #167

Nov 032017

Camry LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles

I am writing this for my grandparents. Before 2000 they never owned a foreign car. They now own 3 and have owned a couple others since then. Up until this point they have been very happy. My grandfather put 250,000 miles on their Toyota Matrix without any problems. Now he Is going to trade in their 2007 Camry because it burns a quart of oil every 1000 miles. My grandparents keep cars until the wheels fall off, but this problem is too costly. It’s obvious that this is a manufacturing flaw based on the number of complaints I have read online. I had a similar problem on my 2010 Honda Accord and after having the dealer monitor the oil consumption we got the problem resolved free of charge. If Toyota has acknowledged the problem is abnormal they need to step up to the plate and pay for the repairs. I will be thinking twice before buying a Toyota from now on. I’ll stick with Honda.

- batesem17eb, Cobleskill, US

problem #166

Nov 302011

Camry LE 2.4L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles

We bought the car certified pre-owned around March of 2011 from Delray Beach Toyota. The problem started fairly quickly and we just now found out there was a Toyota recall for the burning oil. We never received the notice since we were not original owners. We must weekly add oil, since it burns it down regularly. What can we now do to take advantage of that recall? How do I find out if it has expired?

Thank you.

- Pedro R., Pembroke Pines, US

problem #165

Apr 032010

Camry ES 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,500 miles

Took my Camry to Puente Hills Toyota back in October of 2011 when i received the technical service bulletin (TSB) from Toyota. The dealership told me to come back around 1000 miles but I returned it around 1200 miles and they told me that I failed to bring back my car within the required miles. They performed another oil consumption test which I returned the vehicle near the 1000 miles and was told that my vehicle passed the oil consumption test and no replace of parts or repair was need. I still experience oil consumption burn and have to add a quart of new oil past every 1200 miles of comute driving on both street and freeway.

- paul90xpy, Brea, US

problem #164

Sep 012017

Camry LE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles

Called the dealer that sold the vehicle to me 1 year ago, and when I asked why they did not know about this common problem in this year and make of vehicle, they told me to call Toyota. I asked if they were in the habit of over charging and selling bad vehicles and the service rep. hung up the phone on me.

- mullaney2km, Chicago, US

problem #163

Oct 212017

Camry LE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles

Vehicle burns excessive oil and car was filled with oil on 10/19/2017 on 10/21/2017 while driving the vehicle the engine began to knock extremely loud. Pulled the car over to check under the hood and the oil dip stick was completely bone dry not a drop of oil on the ground but the oil seems to have vanished from the vehicle. Now the engine is shot and needs to be completely replaced. Toyota has not issued a recall for this problem and I have seen multiple individuals with the same scenario.

- marshan85, Racine, US

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