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 2 of 19)

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problem #357

Jun 152015


  • 72,000 miles


The water temperature, RPM guage and speedometer randomly fluctuate, ABS and brake lights stay on. A/C will randomly stop working.

- Long Branch, NJ, USA

problem #356

Jul 072014


  • 141,000 miles
, tachometer, ABS breaks, engine temperature gage, outside temperature gage all sporadically fail.

- Apple Valley, MN, USA

problem #355

Jun 142015


  • 93,368 miles
When driving downhill with foot depressed on brake the vehicle was trying to accelerate, ABS light game on and brake light simultaneously, speedometer stopped working, tach went crazy and car began to idle roughly and try to surge forward with foot on brakes

- Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA

problem #354

Apr 102014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


I have a 2007 Camry le and in 2013 I noticed the ABS and break lights on the dashboard come on intermittently, tachometer bounces up and down and speedometer shows 0. this kept happening intermittently. This is a huge safety issue, since when driving on the highway, if it doesn't show the correct reading on the speedo meter and the breaks may not function as expected which might lead to accidents. I got it checked(diagnostics test) at a Toyota dealership and they indicated that the ABS actuator unit is faulty and needs to be replaced and the cost would be around $2000. I called Toyota to complain since this is an electrical/electronic component and nothing really related to ware and tear, they indicated there are no recalls for ABS actuator assembly. I looked online and found that Camry hybrids 2007 have the same problem and Toyota is providing "warranty extension" for owners who experienced this problem. I believe the same warranty extension for ABS actuator should apply to 2007 Camry non hybrid models also. Seeking NHTSA help in this regard.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #353

Apr 012015

Camry 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
The car speedometer stopped working while I was driving. The needle went to zero, the tachometer fluctuates out of control up and down, the ABS and brake lights come on, the lights that indicate what gear you are in turned off, the gas gauge appears to still work okay, but the mileage stops calculating although the digital display is still on just not counting mileage. I have no way to know how fast I am going or if my car will either not stop due to brake lights being on or just cut off since there seems to be some electrical malfunction. The air conditioning also stopped working. This happened the first time for about 10 minutes, then as quickly as it stopped, it started working again. It has now done this each day at multiple times during each trip for the past 3 days since the problem first started. Not knowing how fast you are going is a real safety issue and sounds like this issue has come up before with other Toyota owners and should be recalled.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #352

Mar 182015

Camry 4-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
As I was driving and came to the stop my speedometer dropped down to zero, my tachometer keeps going up and down, the ABS and brake signals light up, and my A/C seems to stop working. I researched this online and noticed that hundreds of consumers are experiencing this problem. Seems to be something to do with the ABS modulator/sensor corroding. I contacted my local Toyota dealership in clovis and they said they had to start with a basic diagnosis of $129 and that this was not a recall issue. How can this not be a recall of there are hundreds of complaints!? I have a tomtom that can keep track of my speed so I'll just use this until a recall is made and this issue can be fixed free of charge.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #351

Mar 102015


  • 141,000 miles


While driving down the road at around 45mph. All of a sudden. My ABS and brake light indicators light up. My speedometer dropped down to 0. my gauges jumping around. My speed in actuality didn't go down to 0. and, my car didn't stall or cut off. But, if it had. I could have been ran over by a semi truck or another vehicle. Prior to this happening, my tire sensor light was on. I took to the dealership, and they said once the tire sensor was fixed, the other would go away. I had tire sensor fixed. The lights went off for a brief period. But, back on again at interval times. The car also seems to want to cut off when idling at red lights. When I googled the problems online. It seem Toyota cars of all makes and years are having the same exact problem. I am taking back to the dealership once again.

- Rock Hill, SC, USA

problem #350

Aug 302007


  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving at an unknown speed, the accelerator pedal was depressed and the vehicle failed to accelerate. In addition, the brake pedal was depressed and the vehicle failed to stop. The contact stated that the lights on the instrument panel dimmed. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 5,000.

- Johnson City, TN, USA

problem #349

Oct 282014

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Toyota Camry. Consumer writes in regards to sudden acceleration. The consumer believed the incident was due to an electrical defect.

- Norwood, MA, USA

problem #348

Aug 042014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
ABS light came on, speedometer. Odometer, and A/C stopped working. Problem continues intermittently. Internet research indicates that this is a widely known problem with this year model and repairs are extremely expensive. Seeking repair through recall. This is a safety issue. Please advise if recall has been or will be initiated. Thank you.

- Butner, NC, USA

problem #347

Dec 172014


  • 92,000 miles


Driver was passing another car at ~65mph and when the driver took his foot off the gas the car continued to accelerate. Driver applied the brakes, which slowed the car some, but not sufficiently against the engine (now close to full throttle). Driver then immediately put the engine into neutral, however this did not disengage the engine. Driver was then forced to use the ignition to turn off the car and finally it started costing to a stop while in neutral. Assuming it was some transient fault, the driver then restarted the engine while coasting in neutral and the car immediately began accelerating again, driver then again immediately turned off the ignition to bring the car to a stop.

- Moscow, ID, USA

problem #346

Jan 072015

Camry 4-cyl

  • 11,000 miles
The accelerator would not work even with acceleration. The engine is on but the accelerator pedal would not work.

- Gastonia, NC, USA

problem #345

Jan 032015


  • miles
I was driving down a hill about 5mph because it was snowing and there were cars infront of me. I was slowly pressing the brake and then the brake pedal got stuck and I couldn't control the brake, the wheels had locked to and I kept on sliding and I went head on in an SUV. Car is totaled and I sustained neck, back, knee, and shoulder injuries. And also I don't know if there was a fire but after the airbags deployed there was a lot of smoke coming from everywhere.

- South Hackensack, NJ, USA

problem #344

Nov 072014


  • 117,000 miles
I can not stop the car on red light or any stop sign, there is a ABS sign, they suppose to fix it last months, I went to the dealer then they replace some thing. I am worry.

- Riviera Beach, FL, USA

problem #343

Oct 242014


  • 233,000 miles
I just got my 2007 Camry hybrid back after the "check vsc system" warning light came on this past week. I called my Toyota dealer to have it checked out while I had an oil change and tire rotation done as well as another recall dealing with, I believe, was a brake reservoir issue. Earlier in the week I called Toyota corporate to ask them about this warning I got and they asked about the numerous warning lights that came on when this happened on my instrument panel. And recommended I get it checked out. I left the vehicle the next day and later in the day they came back and told me the items were done, what the exception of the vsc system warning light. They said that my actuator was faulty. They said that they had called Toyota about it and were awaiting a call back from them. They called me later in the day and said that Toyota was willing to do the repair, free of charge, as a "one time only" deal. I never made a big deal out of this situation, never complaining. Ironically, a warning light dealing with my tire pressure that has never came off is gone as well as those other lights including the (!), ABS, the "skidding car", etc. Among others also, my Camry has over 233,000 miles, no where near a warranty type repair! this must be a problem that Toyota is dealing with, but are keeping it on the "down low" to avoid a recall and another public embarrassment. I am also forwarding this to the ntsb and out local tv station. I am sure this is happening all over the country and hope that no one is adversely affected by this obvious factory defect. Sincerely, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Vrginia Bech, VA, USA

problem #342

Jun 202014


  • 86,446 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 5 mph, the vehicle independently accelerated at full speed. As a result, the vehicle crashed into a fire hydrant, stop sign and a bench. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who was unable to locate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 86,446.

- Narragansett Pier, RI, USA

problem #341

Oct 062014


  • 157,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle accelerated without warning. In order to stop the vehicle, the contact shifted into park, which caused the vehicle to accelerate more. The ignition had to be turned off before the vehicle came to a sudden stop. The vehicle was towed to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 157,000.

- Babylon, NY, USA

problem #340

Jul 052014

Camry 6-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
The vehicle was turning into a parking space with the brake on. Suddenly the vehicle lunged forward and went through the glass front of a bank building, landing in the vestibule. The accident data provided by the inspector hired by Toyota clearly shows that at the time the brake pedal was depressed. When the brake was applied the acceleration increased from.78 to 2.27 and the engine rpms increased from 400 to 2000. When the brake was released at the time of the accident, the acceleration rate returned to.78 and the rpms dropped to 1600. Toyota says they found no mechanical problems with the car and insists that both the accelerator and brake were pressed at the same time, which was not the case. This was not the first time the vehicle accelerated unexpectedly, but at the time we didn't realize that there might be a problem with the car. We feel Toyota doesn't want to take responsibility for this issue and are concerned that this might happen again. As a result, my wife is now afraid to ride in the car.

- Auburn, ME, USA

problem #339

Jan 152014


  • 96,000 miles
My speedometer stopped working, ABS brake light stays on, RPM meter dances, and air condition pops on and off, all occurred at the same time. By reading many posts throughout the internet, it seems to be happening to several 2007 Camry's to 2009. Appears to be the ABS control module?

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #338

Jul 072014


  • 133,000 miles
When driving brake and ABS light comes on and speedometer goes to 0 mph also ac stop working.

- Miami, FL, USA

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