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.

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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,760 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry engine problems

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 1 of 18)

problem #359

Jan 012019


  • 130,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the dashboard was extremely hot and had started melting. The contact took the vehicle to the local dealer and it was determined that the dashboard needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer had been informed of the failure. The contact also stated that a quart of engine oil needed to be added each time the vehicle was refueled. The contact took the vehicle back to the local dealer, where it was diagnosed with needing unknown engine repairs. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired however, the abnormal oil consumption persisted. The failure mileage was approximately 130,000.

- Woodbury, NJ, USA

problem #358

Jun 262018


  • miles
Excessive oil consumption

- Addison , TX, USA

problem #357

Apr 012021


  • 104,522 miles
The Camry started revving up to 1500 RPM at stop lights or when pulling into parking spots almost causing accidents, local dealer could not find issue after having car for a month. There is no check engine light or saved codes, I just notice the engine coolant temperature drop while its doing it so its an electrical issue. It happens every other day usually when warm out. I am too scared to have my wife drive the vehicle anymore and cannot justify selling. Hopefully Toyota will help figure this out. Dealer replaced fuel pump but it did not fix the issue. Also has hard starting once or twice a week, will always start on the third try if not immediately.

- West Jordan, UT, USA

problem #356

Dec 302018


  • miles


Around 1,200 miles, I have to add 1 quart of engine oil. Dash board is melt and stick

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #355

Feb 242021


  • 1,000 miles
My car 2007 Camry le burns oil too much. There's no oil leakage on the motor or ground, and it doesn't smoke. I've changed the oil a month ago, but the oil pressure light comes on. How can it pass a smog check, and I'm scared my car will overheat due to the engine burns oil more than a quart in 1000 miles

- Westminster, CA, USA

problem #354

Feb 192021


  • 166,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the vehicle was consuming an abnormal amount of engine oil. The contact stated that there was no oil leaks found. The contact stated that the engine oil was topped off and changed more frequently than was required with 3,000 miles. The check engine warning was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The contact was informed of an unknown engine failure which caused an excessive engine oil consumption. The vehicle was not repaired. Neither the manufacturer nor a dealer were notified. The approximate failure mileage was 166,000.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #353

Oct 092020


  • 153,000 miles


While driving home from school my motor threw a rod due to lack of oil. I had no warning what so ever before this happening. Not to mention just got my oil changed 1 month prior to this happening

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #352

Aug 212020


  • miles
Well when I drive it loses power and also buns a lot of oil and gas and lately it been shaking a lot when I drive it I made a tunap to it but it seems to be the same problem

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #351

Oct 012017


  • miles
Engine consumes 3 to 4 quarts of oil every 500 to 700 miles

- Taylors, SC, USA

problem #350

Sep 152018


  • 48,000 miles
My 2007 Toyota Camry burns a lot of oil. If I was to drive from S.C. to N.Y.C. after driving 600 miles my crank case is empty I would have to add five quarts of of to continue on my journey. In between oil changes I would drive 1200 miles and burn 2 and a half quarts of oil.

- Rock Hill, SC, USA

problem #349

Sep 062020


  • 193,000 miles


My car is burning excessive amounts of oil while driving.

- Lester Prairie, MN, USA

problem #348

Jul 242019

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
It had oil consumption recall the dealer don't want to fix it because the engine has a leak I fix it an them I took it back they say it has too many miles.I being putting oil in the engine one court of oil a week for a long time I don't now what to do. Thanks [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #347

May 012018


  • miles
Too much oil consumption also the car jerks when you press the gas pedal

- Marysville, CA, USA

problem #346

Mar 162020


  • 122,246 miles
I was driving on the high way coming from the airport giving a ride to a family member after about 7 minutes from the time I started driving, the car showed engine sign and in less that 5 minutes the car suddenly stopped. I have tried to pull it to a safe place as much as possible, then it started showing smoke in the hood.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #345

Mar 212020


  • 160,000 miles
Car is burning 2+ quarts of oil every 1000 miles, resulting in 5 quarts burned oil per month. This will eventually cause the engine to cease, maybe during high speed, resulting in a fatal accident.

- Forney, TX, USA

problem #344

Mar 052020


  • miles
Camry burns excessive oil and needs top up at frequent intervals between oil changes. Dealership said that it is a known problem and engine needs fix

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #343

Mar 012020


  • 100,000 miles
In 2015 I noticed I was burning through oil too fast, so I took my 2007 Toyota Camry to the Toyota dealership. They said it could be the piston rings (a known problem, but not covered), and they couldn't do anything about it. Fast forward to January 2020, and I'm burning through 2.5 quarts every fill-up. The check engine light came on and 'cylinder 3 misfire' was detected along with a bad spark plug. I had to spend around $400 to fix a coil and spark plug because the 3rd cylinder had expanded and was spilling over. 3 weeks later, the same thing happened with me adding 1 quart of oil every 1/2 tank. I was told this would cost upwards of $2,000-$3,000 to fix. I've seen this is a known problem, especially with the 2007 Toyota Camry, and this might be due to bad piston rings. I was forced to get a new car this weekend because of this.

- Redondo Beach, CA, USA

problem #342

Mar 152019


  • 143,000 miles
Camry burns excessive oil and needs oil replacement consistantly.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #341

Jul 052017


  • 159,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that additional oil needed to be added to the vehicle between oil changes. The contact stated that there was no indication from the low oil sensor or gauge to warn of the low oil levels. The contact stated that the failure persisted and more oil had to be added between oil changes. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed nor repaired. Neither a dealer nor the manufacturer was contacted or informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 159,000.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #340

Jan 012019


  • 90,000 miles
Burns too much oil. Friends with Camry and Scion both have complained about same issue. I barely make it to 2000 mile mark and have to add oil. Even different dealerships have told me that these engines are known to burn through too much oil. If they know this and it's a problem for many then it should be fixed.

- Hyannis, MA, USA

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