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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
102 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
58 / 2
Average Mileage:
37,814 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 14 of 19)

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problem #117

Oct 252009


  • 27,000 miles


2007 Toyota Camry involved in accident. Vehicle was unable to stop and rear-ended another vehicle which in turn rear-ended the vehicle in front of it. Toyota Camry was totaled by insurance company. No recourse except to take the hit on my license and insurance due to unknown causes.

- West Seneca, NY, USA

problem #116

Feb 102008


  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry which was purchased brand new; however, the vehicle would accelerate on its own. She stated that each time the failure occurred, she could feel the vehicle pulling on its own. While traveling on the highway at speeds of 70 mph, she attempted to pass a preceding vehicle and unintentionally accelerated 10 mph over the intended speed. She was able to stop the acceleration by tapping on the brake pedal. Her floor mats were not related to the acceleration of the vehicle. She has not taken the vehicle to the dealer for diagnosis. The failure and current mileages were under 55,000.

- Moody, AL, USA

problem #115

Jun 112008


  • miles
I have a 2007 Camry. Two years ago I experienced full speed acceleration while driving on the expressway. It was very scary I put full force on the brakes but it wouldn't stop I drove on the shoulder and force the gears into park. I called the Toyota dealer but they kept saying Camry does not have that problem. I called on numerous occasion and wanted them to record the incident but they wouldn't. having experience this two years ago I have been so terrified to drive the car I drive so slowly now. They just ignored me.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #114

Jan 022010


  • 81,000 miles


Sudden acceleration while stopped at intersection when brake fully depressed and accelerator pedal not engaged. Vehicle lurched forward even while fully stopped and brake pressed firmly.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #113

Dec 102009


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry luxury edition. While driving at speeds of less than 55 mph, the vehicle accelerator pedal would not return to the idle throttle position. The contact tapped on the brakes since he thought that the cruise control was engaged. The vehicle was slowing down but continued to move forward. The contact was able to shut the vehicle off while it was still in motion. The dealer stated that the floor mat was probably stuck under the accelerator pedal. The failure occurred a second time without the floor mats in the vehicle. No repairs were made to the vehicle. The dealer could not duplicate failure. The failure and current mileages were under 80,000.

- Oakland, FL, USA

problem #112

Jul 032009


  • 29,214 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving 70 mph the gas pedal would stick. The contact has not taken the vehicle to the dealer or called the manufacturer. The contact is concerned about the safety risk since a crash could occur. The failure mileage was 29214.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #111

Dec 142009


  • 15,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. When she exited the highway at approximately 15 mph the vehicle suddenly accelerated she lost control and went into a ditch. She experienced the sudden acceleration a total of three times. The two other failure incidents occurred when the vehicle cruise control was set at 60 and 70 mph the vehicle over accelerated the set speeds. The failure mileage was 15,000 and the current mileage was 16,896. She will contact the dealer.

- New Bern , NC, USA

problem #110

Jun 012007


  • 9,084 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. She purchased the vehicle in June of 2007 and within a few months she contacted the dealer because the vehicle hesitated when making turns and decreasing speed. When the driver engaged the accelerator pedal the speed rapidly increased without warning. The dealer stated that there was no fix for the failure; however, they reprogrammed the computer system. The dealers engineer inspected the vehicle and concluded that it was a normal standard for the vehicle to hesitate and that some models were worse than others. The failure mileage was 9,084 and the current mileage was 26,898.

- Middletown, CT, USA

problem #109

Jul 172009


  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While waiting at the stop sign her vehicle accelerated and crashed into a vehicle. There were no injuries. A police report is available if needed. The front bumper and the headlights were damaged. The contact was able to drive the vehicle home. Contact did not call the manufacture or dealer. The failure mileage was 49,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #108

Jan 062010


  • 33,500 miles
2010 Toyota recall had a rear end crash on 1/6/2010. Vehicle in front was turning left and I was turning right. Both we at a dead stop until traffic cleared. Vehicle eased up to turn left and I slightly accelated (was on an upward incline) but gas pedal acceleralted beyond my pressure. Rear ended the vehicle with significate damage.

- Lawrenceburg, IN, USA

problem #107

Jun 222008


  • 31,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that when he depressed the brake pedal to slow down or attempt to stop, the vehicle accelerated when he removed his foot off of the brake pedal. He was forced to put the vehicle in neutral to stop the vehicle. The failure occurred on three occasions. The dealer or the manufacturer have not been notified. The vehicle has not been repaired to-date. The current mileage was approximately 47,600. The failure mileage was approximately 31,000.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #106

Jun 222009


  • 17,000 miles
Vehicle retains cruise control speed in memory even after applying brakes and stopping. Goes back to cruise control speed instead of responding to gas pedal and Ram into the vehicle in front. Vehicle revs up and down for no reason when in cruise control even when traveling on flat terrain/freeway. Complaints to local Toyota dealer did not help until the accident, did an upgrade to the software which has helped but little, problem still remains.

- Rensselear, NY, USA

problem #105

Nov 262007


  • 21,300 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry xle. The contact stated that they experienced a sudden acceleration while driving approximately 45 mph up hill from a stop light. The failure occurred whenever the vehicle was on a hill. The failure mileage was 21300 and the current mileage was 23,000.

- Lincolnton , NC, USA

problem #104

Dec 212009


  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving 45 mph the contact engaged the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal became stuck and would not release. The driver was forced to use the emergency brake along with the brake pedal to stop the vehicle. He removed the floor mats and was able to drive the vehicle home safely. The dealer stated that a representative would contact him regarding the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 29,000.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #103

Nov 162009


  • 37,000 miles
I stopped my newly purchased (10/1/09) 2007 Toyota Camry to let passengers out... then I tried to move it up about a half car length and park it in front of my garage door. Instead of moving up slowly it suddenly zoomed out of control at high speed and exploded (flying glass and boards everywhere!) right through the garage door. I thought I was going to come out the other side, fortunately the tractor and other heavy garage equipment stopped it. The wheels were still spinning and smoke was pouring out.. it was very frightening as I thought it would catch on fire, the only way it was covered in debris....was over the back seat and out the passenger side door. It did $7000 worth of damage to my car and $4,000+ damage to my home and possessions. It had destroyed my confidence in driving it. What if it happened again and in traffic" horrors...someone, including me could be killed! I haven't driven it in over a week...can't get up the nerve! I should probably sell it...except who would buy it with it's history" there is something wrong with this car and you need a deeper look into this problem.

- Dorset, VT, USA

problem #102

Nov 272009


  • miles
A used throttle body assembly was sent to ODI from an anonymous source (a concerned citizen). The shaft that controls the throttle blade, situated within the throttle body housing, has a crack on the engine (downwind) side of the valve. The crack runs along the long axis of the shaft. A letter supplied with the component claims there are hundreds of similarly affected components on Nissan and Toyota products currently in use, and that a failure of the shaft can result in unwanted acceleration. Entered by dsy 1/4/2010. Updated 01/06/10 updated 01/07/10. Updated 01/25/10 photos received. Updated 01/26/10.

- Franklin, KY, USA

problem #101

Nov 012009


  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry purchased new in 2007. He struck an object in the middle of the road and the vehicle begin to accelerate rapidly. The accelerator pedal became entrapped under the floor-mat. He was able to remove the floor-mat, but was unable to avoid a crash. The vehicle was moderately damaged. On another occasion, while driving the floor mats became stuck under the accelerator pedal which caused the vehicle to accelerate unintentionally. He was able to remove the floor mat to avoid a crash. The contact also decided to remove the floor mats permanently due to the safety risk. The manufacturer was contacted, but no assistance was provided. The failure mileage was 68,000. The current was 76,000.

- Dauphin Island, AL, USA

problem #100

Dec 282009


  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While accelerating from a red light, the rpms rapidly increased, and then the vehicle lurched forward. She had to shift the vehicle into park to stop acceleration. The vehicle engine continued to rev while in park, but did not move. There were no floor mats in the vehicle at the time of the failure. The manufacturer was contacted and she was awaiting a response. The current and failure mileages were 37,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #99

Nov 022009

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving another vehicle crashed into the driver-side of her vehicle. When she attempted to gain control of the vehicle it accelerated on its own. The vehicle stopped when it collided into a banks wall. She did not receive injuries because the air bag deployed. No repairs were made. The failure and current mileages were 40,000. Updated 01/20/10 updated 01/22/10.

- Rochester Hills, MI, USA

problem #98

Jun 152009


  • 23,480 miles
I was driving down an open road at a moderate speed (about 40 mph). The vehicle suddenly began to accelerate. I stepped on the brake pedal but this only caused the engine to rev. I continued to press on the brake pedal with a great deal of force and was eventually with difficulty able to bring the vehicle to a stop even though the engine continued to be revving very high. I put the car in park and turned off the engine. After waiting for a few seconds, I turned the vehicle back on again. The engine was still revving out of control. I turned the vehicle back off and waited a few seconds then tried again. The engine was still revving very high. On the third or fourth try of this cycle, the engine finally started normally. I was then able to drive away at a normal speed. I took the vehicle to a Toyota dealer on 6/18/09. They checked it with a scan tool and did a road test but could not find anything wrong with the vehicle. This was a one-time event and has never happened again. The dealer said that the problem was likely caused by a floor mat but I find this simply impossible to believe. I checked the pedals after stopping the car and they were not obstructed in any way.

- Providence, RI, USA

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