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CarComplaints.com 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.

7.8

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$2,010
Average Mileage:
110,000 miles
Total Complaints:
219 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. add a quart every 1000 miles (81 reports)
  2. not sure (52 reports)
  3. add oil (38 reports)
  4. repair pistons/oil leak (24 reports)
  5. replace engine (15 reports)
  6. repaired engine (5 reports)
2007 Toyota Camry engine problems

engine problem

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 1 of 11)

problem #219

May 062018

Camry LE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

After taking care of the car maintenance ,I find out the oil consumption was known to Toyota, yet they never advised the customers of the problem.

- Jerry L., Chicago, IL, US

problem #218

Jul 312018

Camry LE 2.4L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles

I am changing engine oil every time with not even 500 miles after changing the oil. I need to check everytime the level oil in the engine as the maintenance light is not turning on, that's very awful. I am not sure how much it will cost for repairs but it's costing too much every time to change the oil.

- Vamsi M., San Diego, CA, US

problem #217

Dec 122016

Camry V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

Burns oil/leaks oil constantly. I stay on top of it by paying my mechanic enough money to put his child through private university or buy a new boat, either way guessing that is better than having a car payment. I fully expect that at some point engine damage will be done and just performing regular oil changes and maintenance check-ups will not be enough. Holding my breath.

- slw07, Austin, US

problem #216

May 012018

Camry LE 2az-Fe

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,300 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I had the car tested for excessive oil consumption in 2016 when it had about 65000 miles. Although it was burning some oil, the service manager said it was not excessive. In 2018, I have to ad 1.5 quarts of oil every 1000 miles. The dealership said the TSB expired at the end of 2016 and they would not fix it under the limitations of the TSB. I called Toyota corporate and they sounded sympathetic, but they were not willing to authorize the repairs.

- George B., Marietta, GA, US

problem #215

Feb 012018

Camry SE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

2007 Toyota Camry is horrible. Bought it as a second owner at 40k from local dealer and car was running fine until I hit 60k, when I hit 60k the engine starting burning off a lot of oil. I have to add motor oil every 2 weeks and keep my eye out on the dipstick every other day because I do not want the engine to blow up on me!

I called the local Toyota and they advised that there was a 10 year/150k recall. I bought the car in 2014 and they advised me that they sent the EXTENDED WARRANTY ENGINE OIL BURNING FIX NOTICE to the FIRST OWNER!!!!! How is that my fault as the second owner? Now I'm stuck with a car that burns engine oil

Thanks a lot TOYOTA. I'm done with this crap and going back to HONDA

- Sylack U., Stockton, CA, US

problem #214

Jul 232018

Camry LE V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,119 miles

TOYOTA CAMRY 2007 lE 2AZ-FE ENGINE CONSUMES TOO MUCH OIL. I HAD AN OIL CHANGE AT 173000 KMS AND THE GUY TOPPED IT AS HE WAS AWARE OLD CARS CONSUME EXTRA OIL. BUT NOW AT 175250 KMS THE DIP STICK HAS BARELY OIL ON IT. CHECKED FOR LEAKAGES. NO LEAKAGES FOUND.

- Jassi P., TORONTO, ON, Canada

problem #213

Dec 012017

Camry LE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 224,522 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Having lots problems, I need to add a quart of oil every 1000 miles. Costing me lots of money.

- Martin P., La Puente, CA, US

problem #212

Jan 012015

Camry LE 2.4L I4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,206 miles

Just sucks, have to add oil and make sure it's not dry.

- Kabi K., Kelowna, BC, Canada

problem #211

Jan 012016

Camry V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

Car leaking oil. Every tank of gas used I'm putting in another 2 quarts of oil. Apparently was recalled but I had no idea there was even an issue with the oil until one day I just had none in my engine. It's been a known problem but yet Toyota won't fix it, why do I have to buy a new car because Toyota decided to sell cars with the wrong size piston rings. Toyota should stand behind their cars and fix the problem, not making the customer pay for their mistake. I'll never buy a Toyota after this. Stand behind your product and stop screwing over the customers.

- Danielle H., West Bend, WI, US

problem #210

Aug 312018

Camry LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 144,000 miles

My 2007 Camry starting burning a lot of oil. When I contacted Toyota, I was told that they were aware of some type of issue with the piston assembly, but that I was calling past the time they were honoring the repair process. How in the hell am was I supposed to know there was a piston assembly problem until my car starting burning oil like crazy? I also own a 2015 Camry but am now starting to question my choices.

- Tasha T., Gretna, US

problem #209

May 012017

Camry SE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have to put oil in my car every 1k miles. There is no oil leak. white smoke comes out the tailpipe then quickly disappears. It's slow to accelerate. I have been told that the pistons are worn out in the car.

- Jay J., Kansas City, MO, US

problem #208

Sep 232018

Camry LE 2.4L 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 142,000 miles

You have to keep watch on the oil and have oil changed before three months.

- Brittany H., Gilmer, US

problem #207

Jun 012018

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

Toyota should make owners aware of this problem so they know to check their oil in between oil changes. Toyota should also provide a fix. I will not buy another Toyota if they do not provide a fix for this problem.

- Cindy S., Chilhowie, US

problem #206

Feb 012018

Camry LE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 240,000 miles

Toyota dealership performed their "warranty enhancement" test on my car, but did not find it was consuming enough oil at that time. I'm out of luck now that my car IS consuming enough oil to qualify and they will not cover it now.

- Tim T., Rockingham, NC, US

problem #205

Aug 032018

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles

I regularly maintain my car and have changed the oil every 3K. My engine blew a rod and the Toyota mechanic verified that it was due to low oil. This is very disappointing.

- Marcus A., New York, NY, US

problem #204

Jun 012018

Camry LE 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

Excess OIL consumption, melting dashboard, water pump and alternator replaced twice.

- Judy J., Durham, US

problem #203

Jan 012013

Camry LXE 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

2007 Camry documented oil changes. Scheduled maintenance done. About 2013 or later oil light came on. Got the recall or paper saying I could have it tested I did they said it was okay. Now I am burning one quart per tank of gas. 157000 miles. Drove my other Camrys to 300000 miles. No trade in don't want to sell it or trade it in to give someone else my problem. Extremely dissatisfied. This

Is our fourth Toyota. Our son and grandson work at Toyota in Georgetown. Thanks

- Patricia C., Louisville, KY, US

problem #202

May 102018

Camry LE 4-2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

This car was purchased new and serviced exclusively by Toyota, Marina del Rey, CA. When we alerted Toyota to the excessive oil consumption, they did not mention a design problem with this particular car. It was only when we had some unrelated work done by an independent mechanic that we were told of this design defect. While the car is still operable, the excessive oil burning will eventually clog the catalytic converter which would cost $1200 plus labor to replace. A rebuilt engine would be another $1700.

- chrismanla, Los Angeles, US

problem #201

May 102018

Camry LE 4-2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

This car was purchased new and serviced only by Toyota (Marina del Rey). When we first reported the excessive oil consumption to Toyota, they never acknowledged a design defect. It was only when an independent repair service did some work on the car and alerted us to the design defect that we knew about it. While the car is still operable with the excessive oil consumption, it will eventually ruin the Catalytic Converter resulting in a $1200 replacement. The engine replacement will run about $1700.

- chrismanla, Los Angeles, US

problem #200

Jun 012009

Camry LE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles

My 2007 Camry LE2.4 L has used excessive oil since I bought it in 2009. Went through the testing twice and dealer denied it qualified for the TSB repair. This put it passed the extended warranty coverage conveniently. With my personal mechanic, we ran our own test going to 1,500 miles and it burns 2 (two) quarts of oil in that span. Obviously it qualifies for the repair which was more than 1 quart in 1,200 miles but no more warranty for this obvious known defect. Toyota needs to permanently fix these with a recall.

- Jeff L., Huntingdon, PA, US

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