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 19 of 19)

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problem #17

Jan 292007

Camry 6-cyl

  • 7,000 miles


- the contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving at 55 mph the contact's vehicle began to accelerate, in an attempt to stop the vehicle the contact crashed into a sign. There were no injuries. The mechanic attempted to diagnose the failure on 2 previous occasions, and found the vehicle to be operating normally. Also, M the mechanic diagnosed the vehicle after the crash occurred, and the computer report read: Cannot duplicate customers concern. No codes in system at this time. The vehicle was road tested approximately 25 miles and no failure occurred. The mechanic advised the contact of recall 06V096000, air bags. Current mileage, and failure mileage were 7000.

- New City , NY, USA

problem #16

Jan 192007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
- the contact has a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that when the vehicle slowed down orwas starting from a stop, and when pressesing the accelerator pedal the vehicle would hesitate. The contact explained that he took the vehicle to the dealer, and they told him that there was a computer problem. A Toyota representative looked at the vehicle while at the dealer, but they said that the vehicle was working properly. They adjusted the computer, but when he drove the vehicle again it was worse. The contact explained that this time when the hesitation occurred he was starting from a stop and, he had to press the accelerator pedal to the floor, and was almost was rear ended because the vehicle failed to respond correctly.

- Hicksville, NY, USA

problem #15

Jul 072006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
I'd like to file a complaint related to Toyota's refusal to respond to their 2007 Camry le, 4 cylinder hesitation problems. Symptoms include (1) poor acceleration, (2) hesitation when accelerating (3) "automatic" shifting of the transmission when driving with cruise control on flat roads and (4)poor gas mileage. The hesitation is very dangerous; pulling out out in front of other vehicles or merging into trafic could be treacherous when the hesitation occurs. I have experienced this situation on several occasions and fortunately have not been involed in an accident yet but I sure others have! in addition to the dangerous situations, I am very disappointed that Toyota has failed to notify customers of these issues. I called Toyota in June, 2006, when my Camry le(4 cylinder) had 1000 miles and questioned the "transmission" concern but was told that problems only related only to the 6 cylinder Camry autos. Since then I have struggled with the hesitating issues and am shocked that I was not made aware of "know" problems when my was has been serviced at my local Toyota dealer. Recently I was surprised to see many comments related to this issue on edmunds Camry forums. I am now proactivetively researching and waiting for Toyota to respond before I elevate the issue as a lemonlaw battle in New York. Please, for safety sake, make Toyota inform innocent 2007 owners before serious accidents occur. Representatives at my local Toyota dealer, stevens in huntington, New York, claim that they are not aware of the problem and Toyota (usa) appears to be dragging their feet on notifying and elevating the issues! after several calls to the dealer and Toyota(usa) I still am waiting to be contacted. Sincerely john fleming 15 holiday park drive hauppauge NY 11788 631 360-3832.

- Hauppauge, NY, USA

problem #14

Dec 142006

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,600 miles


At approx. 4:45 pm 12/14/06 while in portales nm. I was checking the traffic behind me when I had the clear to back up. Suddenly my vehicle accelerated and went into a backwards spin and stopped after it side swiped a truck which was originally parked behind it and facing in the opposite direction.

- Rio Rancho, NM, USA

problem #13

Dec 042006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,190 miles
: the contact stated when the vehicle was accelerated to 10 mph from a stop, the engine hesitated, slowing the vehicle. The same hesitation occurred when trying to accelerate into a passing lane. The problem occurred a total of 12 times. The sales/service dealer inspected the vehicle twice and was unable to identify or correct the problem. The manufacturer was not contacted.

- Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA

problem #12

Apr 162006

Camry 4-cyl

  • 1,500 miles
I bought the 2007 Toyota Camry le at the end of March 06. My complaint with the acceleration is the same complaint that other Camry owners have. When I attempt to accelerate from a complete stop or accelerating to a higher speed to pass the car takes a few seconds to catch up with the accelerator.

- Dunn, NC, USA

problem #11

Aug 102006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles


New 2007 Toyota Camry 4cyl, 5 spd A/T, excessive lag time with the accelerator. Very unresponsive. I have had many close calls while changing lanes and making left turns because you hit the gas and nothing happens for seconds. You have to gun the pedal in the hopes it moves quickly to get out of the way. It happens at any speed or RPM. Dealer says, it's designed that way. Unnacceptable.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #10

Oct 192006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,700 miles
: the contact stated while the vehicle was stopped at red light, upon applying the accelerator pedal; the vehicle lurched forward at a speed of 75 mph without warning. The contact placed the vehicle in neutral, which caused the vehicle to jerk and stop. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who determined the throttle sensor and throttle body needed to be replaced. After the replacement, the problem persisted. The vehicle was again inspected by the dealer who duplicated the problem, yet attributed the sudden acceleration to the floor mat touching the accelerator pedal. Afterwards, the sudden acceleration persisted. The manufacturer was not alerted.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #9

Jun 012006

Camry 4-cyl

  • 3,800 miles
2007 Camry xle had performance issues, sluggish when accelerating. Shortly after the consumer took delivery of the vehicle he noticed sluggish acceleration, transmission problems and deceleration a times. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer. The vehicle was put on a scanner and test driven. The results were given to Toyota engineers who indicated that the vehicle was performing properly. The consumer was never able to have the vehicle repaired so he traded it in for another vehicle.

- Lancaster, NY, USA

problem #8

Apr 272006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I purchased a 2007 Toyota Camry le on late April of 2006. Since then, I have experienced numerous times the presence of acceleration problem. Vehicle hesitates when pressing the gas pedal at low speeds. When pressing the pedal all the way, the car "sits" on the road at the current speed, and after a few seconds, it kicks forward. This is very dangerous when driving in traffic, which for me is everyday living in the DC metropolitan area. There have been times that I have to move out of the traffic because by the time my car started accelerating, the car in front is braking. Other cars have had to move around me because of this problem as well. This seems to be a common problem reading the postings in this website and others. 8jb

- Falls Church, VA, USA

problem #7

Oct 022006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles


: the contact stated while driving various speeds, the vehicle hesitated when accelerating from a stop. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who was aware of the problem but could not determine how to fix it. The contact was directed to continue to use the vehicle until the factory can determine how to remedy the problem. There were no accidents yet but there were 3 close calls. Also, the sun visors does not remain up.

- Saint Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #6

Sep 252006

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,100 miles
: the contact stated while making a left hand turn at 30 mph on a city street, the engine revved and the vehicle lurched forward without warning. The vehicle did not respond to brake pressure and continued acceleration. The contact depressed the push button ignition, and the vehicle slowed to a stop. A bystander alerted the contact that smoke and flames were coming from the left front tire. The contact quickly exited the vehicle, and no injuries were sustained. The fire department was alerted, but the tire had already burned itself out upon their arrival. The police were not contacted. The vehicle was towed to a dealer to await inspection.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #5

Jul 042006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5 miles
My 2007 Camry has a serious hesitation effect. When the accelerator is pressed, it takes a few seconds to engage, thus sometimes causing a dangerous delay in moving the car. The dealership told me this was the way the 2007 Camry's were made to operate, and thus could not be "fixed."

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #4

Aug 202006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,400 miles
2007 Toyota Camry le with 4 cylinder, 5 speed auto transmission. Car hesitates badly when accelerating from a stop on a cold engine, and de-accelerating without use of the brake is jerky. There are times that I must turn from a side street into a heavily-used road and accelerate rapidly. This is frightening. I press the accelerator almost to the floor and the vehicle accelerates slowly, then after 2 or 3 seconds, it accelerates rapidly.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 182006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 600 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle speed and engine RPM did not slow once pressure was released from the accelerator pedal, while driving at 30 mph. The problem occurred at various speeds. The manufacturer and service dealer were contacted. The vehicle was test driven by a service technician and the malfunction was witnessed. No determination was made. The consumer stated pumping the brakes has no effect when trying to reduce speed. 08/29/06.

- Saugerties, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 102006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 800 miles
: the contact stated there was a major delay in the vehicle's response when the acceleration pedal was depressed. The problem occurred when the vehicle accelerated from a stopped position and while making left or right turns. The service dealer inspected the vehicle but could not duplicate the problem. The manufacturer was contacted but no solution was provided.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 202006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,945 miles
: the contact stated that the vehicle hesitated upon acceleration from a complete stop as well as when in motion. The vehicle has been inspected by the dealership. The dealership determined this was normal operating condition for the vehicle. Updated 7/31/2006 -

- Stockbridge, GA, USA

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