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 9 of 19)

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problem #217

Nov 232006


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2007 Toyota Camry acceleration problem the consumer stated while driving on a two lane section of the highway, the vehicle accelerated out of control up to 90 mph and it didn't respond to any braking effort. Even after shifting the automatic transmission into neutral, the vehicle would simply not slow down, even with both feet on the brake. Finally, the consumer decided to turn off the key. Once the key was turned off, the vehicle finally began to slow down. The consumer stated the pedal was not trapped under the mat and he believed there was some type of computer or software problem, since the vehicle was put into neutral without any effect. Updated 03/29/10.

- Dayton, NV, USA

problem #216

Mar 082010


  • 80,830 miles
I drive a 2007 Toyota Camry this is one of the safety recall cars. I had been having issues with acceleration before the recall, then got the recall fixed on February 21st. I had a few small issues these past few weeks with it suddenly accelerated but this morning the way to work I was driving on the 101 in phoenix heading to work when my Camry suddenly started accelerating this time it was not a small issue but it accelerated to almost 80 mph I was driving around 65 mph when it suddenly started. I got the car slowed down and pulled over to the side of the road to catch my breath because I was very scared. I then made it, the rest of my way to work which was about 8 miles. I drive 50 miles each way to work everyday, I drop my husband off at work, I drop my 17 month old daughter off at daycare and this to me is unacceptable. I as of today do not trust this car to drive any where. Something needs to be done about this immediately, can you please help in making that happen.

- Buckeye, AZ, USA

problem #215

Mar 062010


  • 50,425 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact was driving 25mph and while making a turn the vehicle accelerated and went up to 40mph. The contact then depressed the brake quickly. The contact's vehicle was under recall and the failure occured 4 days after the vehicle repairs were completed. The contact never experienced a problem until the dealer repaired the vehicle. The dealer or the manufacturer had not been contacted as of the time of the complaint. The vehicle had not been inspected for further failures. The failure mileage was 50425 and the current mileage was 50468. The VIN was unavailable.

- Columbus, NJ, USA

problem #214

Mar 032010


  • 78,400 miles


While driving my 2007 Toyota Camry at a speed of 35 mph, I attempted to stop normally to situate my car behind a Chevy Tahoe, who was waiting on a red light. Despite pressing the brakes and pumping the brake several times, I continued to go forward. Mind you, I have already had Toyota's recall fixed at the albany Toyota dealership in Georgia. The only reason that I did not hit the SUV in front of me was that I ran off the road.

- Tifton, GA, USA

problem #213

Oct 012007


  • 2,000 miles
My 2007 Camry has had acceleration (deceleration) problems since I purchased the vehicle. After I release the accelerator, many times, the car fails to slow down for a few seconds (both in speed and RPM). I therefore have to press on the brake far more severely and urgently than I would if the car slowed down when I released the accelerator. I've gone to multiple dealers multiple times to complain about the problem, but I've been ignored each time. The dealers all have said that "it's a of the most reliable cars...there isn't a problem. But if there was a problem, they wouldn't be able to fix it." In October of 2007, I narrowly missed getting into a serious accident while driving on the highway. There were tree branches on the highway and the car did not slow down when I released the accelerator. I had to both swerve and brake really hard to try to miss the tree branches. One of them struck the rim of my tires, bending it a bit. The acceleration (or deceleration) problem happens multiple times each week. I've had to completely replace my brake pads (most likely due to the additional braking required to slow down the vehicle) far earlier than with other cars I've owned. Even though my vehicle is not included in the current recall to "fix" the accelerator--the recall only relates to possible interference with the floor mats, I firmly believe there is something wrong with the accelerator system. I hope the NHTSA looks further into the accelerator issue with Toyota as I believe, based on my experience with the 2007 Camry, the problems are far more extensive than what Toyota has claimed.

- Oxnard, CA, USA

problem #212

Aug 282009


  • 38,785 miles
I have a 2007 Toyota Camry which has a sticky gas pedal. It suddenly accelerated while I was slowly pulling into a parking spot. My car received minor damage to under carriage and front spoiler as dirt and debris became deeply embedded.

- Kerhonkson, NY, USA

problem #211

Sep 032007


  • miles


My 2007 Toyota Camry speed up without my help many times since I brought the car. Was sent a recall letter for floor mats saying this was causing the cars to accelerate but when the car taken in was told that it was a different matt causing the problem.

- Cinti, OH, USA

problem #210

Feb 172010


  • 30,000 miles
Toyota Camry recall was "corrected" last month, as to the accelerator pedal issue. The acceleration now seems more erratic than before. I do not believe it was a pedal problem, rather an electronic one. I have not taken the car on the open road but am scheduled to do so soon. I am 72, if I should have a problem, I'm sure that Toyota Corp. Would attribute it to my age or some other excuse. The pedal is not consistently responsive on acceleration, seems to have a delay at times, then suddenly kicks in. It is inconsistent enough that the dealer can test it and find nothing wrong. I would like an outside evaluation before something serious happens to me or to other owners in the same situation.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #209

Mar 042010


  • 9,168 miles
Toyota Camry accelerator pedal fix not acceptable...way too small pedal after being cut having just received my recall notices I quickly made my appointment to complete all three (3) Toyota recalls for my 2007 Camry. Prior to dropping my Camry off at queensboro Toyota I performed my "due diligence" and research the possibility of having part number 15772-31030 used for recall #ssc-90K. Google and bing researches clearly alluded to using part number 15772-31030 which is a 1-piece solid metal tube versus the trouble prone 3-piece 04009-33131 used by the dealer. I requested part number 15772-31030 be used to effect the repair and even offered to pay for the part out of my own pocket. My concern is this is my first Toyota vehicle having decided to wean myself off domestically made vehicles due to a perceived quality lacking in domestically manufacturer's vehicles. I even reluctantly purchased a 7-yr 100K Toyota extended warranty for peace of mind having had terrible experiences with Toyota vehicles in the early 1970's. I am not happy having had to settle for the same problem prone part for recall ssc-90K and believe this is Toyota's way of delaying a proper viable oil line fix until my warranty runs out in which case it will be on "my dime" to fixed an already inevitable repair once again. I am also not too thrilled with also having my accelerator pedal "cut" and I already find my foot slipping off the accelerator pedal as I accelerate or let off the gas when I drive. My wife refuses to drive or be driven around in this 2007 Camry due to her belief it is a time bomb waiting to once again manifest unintended acceleration issues. My immediate concern is Toyota "cheaped out" using the same oil leaking prone part just to save labor costs versus using a 1-piece solid metal oil tube which is now in all the 2009 and 2010 Camry's....please do not insult me by stating the 3-piece oil line is "just as good" as a solid 1-piece metal oil line.

- Rego Park, NY, USA

problem #208

Mar 032010


  • 62,000 miles
2007 Toyota Camry le continues to have runaway unintended acceleration despite the vehicle undergoing a series of modifications at a Toyota dealership in auburn, ca. It has happened prior to be fixed and has happened once since being fixed.

- Roseville, CA, USA

problem #207

Feb 252010


  • 35,350 miles


I own a 2007 Toyota Camry that was part of the gas pedal recall where sudden acceleration was periodically happening with my car. I had the recall work done about 3 weeks ago but about a week ago my car was speeding up when I didn't even have the gas pedal depressed, I was at a stop light with my foot on the brake when all of a sudden the car was trying to accelerate on me! there have been 2 more occurrences of this since then and I don't believe their repairs worked or its the computer or electrical or something, I called the dealer and they are having me bring it back in but they aren't sure what else can be done since they already fixed the recalled pedal. You need to have Toyota do more, it clearly was what they insisted it was.

- Brockton, MA, USA

problem #206

Jul 212009


  • 29,340 miles
2007 Toyota Camry 4 door this has taken off at high rate of speed 3 times since last July 21st 2009.

- Clinton, MA, USA

problem #205

Mar 282008


  • miles
The gas got stuck on our 2007 Toyota Camry and the car accelerated on its own. We informed our dealer when we went for the scheduled oil change, and they insured that everything was ok. Now, with the new Toyota developments, we went back to a dealership to receive the modifications on my gas pedal. But they said that my gas pedal model is one that does not have any problems and does not need any modifying. They did claim to have sanded down the pedal to prevent it from getting stuck under the floor mat, and they also said that they installed new software that would override the gas pedal when I slam on the brakes if it did ever get stuck and begin to accelerate freely. When we asked for information about this software, none could be provided. Also, when we spoke to our original dealer, they denied that we ever reported this incident.

- Loganville, GA, USA

problem #204

Mar 042010


  • miles
Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6) 2007 Toyota Camry - prior to recall fix the car accelerated at full speed 5 times. Car was "fixed" under recall 2 weeks ago. Today, March 4, the car once again accelerated to full speed. Accelerator pedal seemed to collapse to the floor and remained in the position until I used my tow to pull it up. [xxx]

- Lake Oswego, OR, USA

problem #203

Oct 012007


  • 700 miles
I leased a Toyota Camry xle 2007 model from patt lobb Toyota, mckinney, tx sometime in the last quarter of 2007. I have experienced the problem of sudden acceleration so many times and complained to the dealer three times, first time with in the first week of leasing, and they told it is due to rack and pinion steering which gives me a different feel, second time they blamed on my tires as they don't have enough tread depth and last time they can not replicate the problem. This problem always happened when I accelerate around 60 mph.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #202

Mar 032010


  • 21,234 miles
My 2007 Camry hesitates when trying to accelerate from a standstill, and RPM keeps dropping from 2000 RPM to 1000 RPM for a second and back to 2000 RPM as I'm trying to maintain speed. It could make my car to slide on icy road because of this engine braking, and it happens every time I just touch gas pedal and let go RPM drops and goes back to cruising RPM all in 1 second. This happens as soon as I remove my foot of the gas pedal, causing like braking feeling. I told Toyota dealership in guelph, Ontario about this problem but their master service advisor craig allen says that is normal. I believe that there is electronic throttle issue.

- Guelph, 00, USA

problem #201

Nov 022008


  • 22,231 miles
My father was driving down a side street he knew well, had only gone two blocks, and accelerated through an intersection, but instead of turning left, according to witnesses he accelerated through the stop sign and was broadsided on the driver's side. He was unable to tell us what happened as he suffered a head injury in the accident, as well as a broken collarbone and rib. The witnesses said that he never slowed down at all, and was going well above the speed limit. This was very atypical for my father, who drove very slowly and had never had a ticket in his life. We strongly suspect that the car accelerated out of control, and this is consistent with the eyewitness description.

- Aurora, OH, USA

problem #200

Feb 142010


  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated she had not experienced the unintended acceleration until she took the vehicle to the dealer for them to install a chip in the accelerator pedal. The vehicle started to accelerate after she retrieved it from the dealer. The vehicle was towed back to the dealer. The dealer informed the contact that they will be resetting the computer. The Toyota manufacturer had not been called at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was 41,000.

- Lauderhill, FL, USA

problem #199

Dec 172009


  • miles
I took my vehicle to the Toyota dealer in kingsport tn for my recall. When I got there I told them how my vehicle acted. When I stop at a red light and when I start to pull out from the light I am pushing the gas and it hesitates and does not seem to want to pull out so I push harder and then it jerks and takes off. I was told that was not part of the recall that was normal. After they replaced the accelerator pedal modification override system my car. My car does not drive right or feels good there feels like something wrong with steering. And the hesitation at a red light is still the same. Also if we slow down for a curve you can hear the car motor speeding up and then when you go to give it gas it jerks and takes off flying. I also was told that I have a recall on my oil cooler hose that was replaced by the dealer. I had not heard anything on the oil cooler hose being on the recall. I do not feel safe in my vehicle with my family or myself.

- Fort Blackmore, VA, USA

problem #198

Feb 272010


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that after the recall was repaired for the power train: Clutch assembly: Pedal linkage, the vehicle continued to have rapid/sudden acceleration. The contact has not taken the vehicle back to the dealer due to the high volume of repairs. The contact feels that the repair will not remedy the issue with the sticky pedal and the vehicle was unsafe to drive. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Senoia, GA, USA

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