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:
19 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,092 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 3 of 5)

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problem #41

Mar 082010


  • 45,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. Whenever the contact attempted to accelerate, the vehicle suddenly surged forward without warning. Prior to the recent failure the contact had NHTSA campaign id number: 09V388000 repair performed on her vehicle. The current and failure mileages were 45000.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #40

Feb 182010


  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving 54 mph and attempting to slow down to exit the highway, the gas pedal stuck. When she attempted to apply the brakes, the brakes failed and she collided into the vehicle in front of her. The driver frontal air bag did not deployed. A police report was filed, with the Tennessee police, report 10-189917. The vehicle was totalled. The contact received injuries to her neck. The failure and the current mileage was 103,000.

- Columbia, TN, USA

problem #39

Jan 122010

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact was driving approximately 65 mph. Unexpectedly, the vehicle accelerated at an extremely high speed rate. The vehicle was able to slow down after several attempts. The contact received a recall notification leter after the failure occurrence. The NHTSA campaign id number was 10V017000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal). The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was 38,000. The current mileage was 44,000. Updated 05/06/10. Updated 06/28/10

- Woodhaven, NY, USA

problem #38

Feb 262010

Camry 6-cyl

  • 28,500 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving approximately 20 mph the vehicle began to accelerate going down a hill. The contact stated that the vehicle would accelerate and then slow down. The current and failure mileages were 28,500. The consumer stated the vehicle continued to accelerate out of control. Updated evoq 08/05/10.

- Bruester, MA, USA

problem #37

Mar 022010


  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While the contact was driving 30 mph the vehicle suddenly began to accelerate causing the vehicle to crash into a ditch, the vehicle was still accelerating while it was stuck in the ditch which caused the front end of the vehicle to catch on fire. No one was injured during the incident. A police report was filed. Four days prior to the recent incident the contact had taken the vehicle to the dealership and the NHTSA campaign id number, 09V388000 and 10V017000 were performed on the vehicle. The current and failure mileages were 26000.

- Fitzgerald, GA, USA

problem #36

Mar 032010

(reported on)


  • miles
2007 Toyota Camry. Consumer states that his vehicle is one affected by sudden acceleration. Consumer suggests that the associated electronics module in the engine compartment should not be overlooked when researching sudden acceleration.

- Manhattan Beach, CA, USA

problem #35

Feb 272010


  • 65,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Camry xle. The contact stated that his vehicle was fixed for the accelerator recall on February 22, 2010. While driving 10 mph or less, the driver noticed that her rpms started increasing. When she took her foot off of the brake pedal, the vehicle immediately accelerated on it's own. The contact stated that she was able to safely drive to a friends home that was nearby; however, she observed the accelerator release and then watched it immediately go down to the floor on its own. The dealer was contacted about this failure. The dealer was diagnosing the failure when the complaint was filed. The VIN was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 65,000.

- Gretna, NE, USA

problem #34

Apr 072006

Camry 4-cyl

  • 25 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. She stated that while driving 25 mph when she stopped and proceeded to move forward, she was hit from behind by another vehicle. When she applied the brakes the vehicle accelerated on its own and failed to stop until she applied extreme pressure to the pedal. She sustained major injuries to her hip, chest and was put on life support. The vehicle was towed. A police report was available. There were no damages to the vehicle. The vehicle was repaired. Prior to the first failure the vehicle accelerated previously. The dealer was contacted and they stated that her VIN was associated with the recall for the accelerator and brake pedal. The failure mileage was 25 and the current mileage was 3666. Updated 4/26/10 the consumer stated when she attempted to stop at a stop sign, the vehicle continued to accelerate into an intersection. She was hit by oncoming traffic. The consumer was involved in two accidents where the vehicle would not stop and subsequently she was hit by another vehicle. Updated 06/18/10.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #33

Jan 292010

Camry 6-cyl

  • miles
Fax fwd ltr fm (NJ) re uncontrolled acceleration problem with a 2007 Toyota Camry, reply to newark, NJ ofc. The consumer stated he was slowing into a parking space in the parking lot and was at the point of engaging the parking gear to turn off the engine when the vehicle accelerated out of control and took off on its on. The vehicle jumped over the curb and onto a major road. The passenger side tire burst on impact with the curb. The consumer was finally able to step on the brake to stop the vehicle. The dealership informed the consumer, the vehicle had a faulty pedal that was under recall, however the vehicle had aftermarket floor mats, so therefore the consumer was responsible for the accident. See also 10306806 the consumer continued to experience sudden acceleration months after the accident. Updated 06/21/10 updated 06/30/10. Updated 08/04/10 updated 08/06/10 updated 10/01/10

- Jackson, NJ, USA

problem #32

Feb 232010

(reported on)


  • 28,000 miles
2007 Toyota Camry with unintended acceleration. Consumer stated while attempting to merge into highway traffic the vehicle rapidly accelerated almost causing an accident. The engine roared, but the transmission did not react. When the transmission finally responded, it came with a rush of speed. The consumer stated the local dealer adjusted the transmission, but that did not correct the problem. The consumer stated the incident happened twice. Updated 12/09/14

- Torrington, CT, USA

problem #31

Feb 232010

(reported on)


  • miles


2007 Toyota Camry with unintended acceleration. Consumer states she received a recall for the floor mats and is stating the floor mats are not the issue. When the consumer attempted to slow down, there was no problem. However, when she stepped on the accelerator pedal, the vehicle would hesitate and then all of a sudden it would accelerate.

- Center Barnstead, NH, USA

problem #30

Feb 122010

Camry 6-cyl

  • 12,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated as he was driving 15 mph the vehicle started to accelerate at a uncontrollable speed. He put his feet on the brakes and the gear in neutral the vehicle slowed down but as he waited for about five minutes before moving. The vehicle motor kept revving. He drove the vehicle home and called the dealer. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and a representative took it out for a test drive and inform him the transmission was burnt out and that they are going to replace the transmission. The contact stated he is not safe driving the vehicle and does not want the vehicle back. The failure mileage was 12,500. The consumer stated the part was on backorder for the recall. The transmission was replaced. Updated 04/13/10

- Woonsocket , RI, USA

problem #29

Jul 132009

Camry 4-cyl

  • 27,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated as she stopped at a stop sign with the vehicle idling she felt as if the motor was surging. As she put her foot on the brakes, the vehicle would stop and slow down. This failure has happen at least three times. The contact took the vehicle in to the dealer and was told they could not duplicate the failure and there is nothing they could do. The dealer modified the accelerator pedal according recall remedy. The failure mileage was 27,000. Updated 04/15/10. The consumer stated the vehicle would surge ahead. Updated 06/17/10

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #28

Jun 182007


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact was driving approximately between 40-55 mph on normal road conditions when the accelerator pedal began to stick. There was an application of excessive force to the brake pedal with both feet. The vehicle skidded and loss control and suddenly, the accelerator pedal released. The driver was able to gain control and resume to normal operation. The failure occurred constantly at least three times a week. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on nine separate occasions for the identical failures. There were replacements of the transmission control module (tcm) and transmission. The failures continued which there were no resolutions. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- San Mateo , CA, USA

problem #27

Nov 152007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
The contact owns 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact was driving approximately 30 mph on normal road conditions when there was pressure applied to the accelerator pedal, followed by an unintended increase of acceleration. The driver was able to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. A temporary repair was performed on the accelerator pedal. Recall NHTSA campaign id number 09V388000 (vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal) was related to the failure and the remedy repair will began in April 2010. The failure mileage was 8,000. Updated 3/24/10 updated 05/06/10

- Plainview , NY, USA

problem #26

Nov 292009

Camry 4-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
My daughter was traveling West on route 22. She saw a red light ahead. She tried to slow down and come to a stop but the car would not stop or slow down. She pumped the brakes and the pushed the brake pedal all the way down and the car still would not stop. She rear ended a car and that car was pushed into another car.

- Springfield, NJ, USA

problem #25

Aug 212008

Camry 6-cyl

  • 5,400 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal became stuck and caused the vehicle to suddenly accelerate. In August 2008, the vehicle began to accelerate on its own and hit two parked vehicles and then came to a stop. There was a police report taken. In October 2009, after trying to pull into a parking spot, the vehicle began to accelerate suddenly again and the vehicle crashed into a building but no injuries were cited. Another police report was taken. The manufacturer sent a representative to inspect the vehicle who stated that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. The vehicle was being repaired at the time of the complaint but only for body damage because of the crash. The current mileage was approximately 5,500. The failure mileage was approximately 5,400.updated 04/27/10. Updated 10/12/10

- Victoria, TX, USA

problem #24

Jun 122008

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While idling at a stop sign, she heard a clunk noise. The vehicle was taken to a Toyota dealer for inspection. The technicians could not identify the failure. No repairs were made. The current mileage was 26000. The VIN number was not available. Updated 01/05/10. The consumer stated the noise was coming from the gas pedal. Updated 01/07/10.

- Springfield , OH, USA

problem #23

Nov 102009

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. Upon purchase his floor- mats were never installed with the security clip. Toyota offered to cut 3 inches off of the accelerator pedal to prevent unintended vehicle acceleration. He speculated that the remedy was inappropriate. The current mileage was 28,000. Updated 12/18/09 the consumer stated the vehicle was purchased new with the Toyota floor mats. The automobile flooring had no hold-down clips to attach to eyelets on the floor mat, which allowed the floor mat to move and slide at will. Updated 12/22/09.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #22

Apr 272009

Camry 4-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While exiting a parking space, the vehicle accelerated without intention. As a consequence she crashed into a park car and then continued speeding down a hill and eventually crashed into a tree. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, and a technician removed the floor-mats. The failure mileage was 20000. The current mileage was 24000, updated 11/04/09. The consumer stated the floor mats became stuck under the accelerator. Updated 11/05/09

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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