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.

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:
105 / 6
Injuries / Deaths:
60 / 3
Average Mileage:
41,100 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 1 of 20)

problem #399

Jul 032021


  • miles


My car has a mileage of about 178K and just recently got a "Check VSC System" which apparently affects brakes and also manages stability in case of hazardous road conditions. Across the internet, people also have reported the same issue and in some cases, people have had brakes locking up once this warning came up. Per a recall from Toyota, this is being fixed by the manufacturer only within a certain date and mileage and I dont fall into either of these criteria. The part itself is very expensive to afford right now...would be appreciative if the manufacturer can provide a way to fix this for a nominal cost or for free. Recall notices:

- Yorba Linda, CA, USA

problem #398

Jul 112021


  • miles
On July 11, 2021, my husband and I were driving to a location not far from our house, on a state road with a 45 mph speed limit, when "Check Hybrid System" and "Check VSC System" warnings began alternately appearing and I lost acceleration. I turned on my hazard lights and was eventually able to pull off on the side of the road. I turned off all power then restarted, at which point the engine resumed working and we were able to continue driving, but the "Check Hybrid System" and engine light warnings remained on. We were able to reset the computer system by disconnecting the negative terminal of the auxiliary battery (which had been replaced a few months ago) for ten minutes, but I travel over 700 miles at least monthly to take care of my elderly blind father, and I don't want this to happen while I'm driving on I-95, when it's much more likely to result in a serious accident or fatality.

- Richmond Hill, GA, USA

problem #397

Apr 012021


  • 104,522 miles
The Camry started revving up to 1500 RPM at stop lights or when pulling into parking spots almost causing accidents, local dealer could not find issue after having car for a month. There is no check engine light or saved codes, I just notice the engine coolant temperature drop while its doing it so its an electrical issue. It happens every other day usually when warm out. I am too scared to have my wife drive the vehicle anymore and cannot justify selling. Hopefully Toyota will help figure this out. Dealer replaced fuel pump but it did not fix the issue. Also has hard starting once or twice a week, will always start on the third try if not immediately.

- West Jordan, UT, USA

problem #396

Sep 232020


  • 0 miles


I got in my car to go to work yesterday morning and my car spead up to fast I wasnt on my gas cuz I live in a town N have a short driveway. So I go to put on my breaks N I couldn't stop its like there was no brakes. So I let off N slamed on them again befor I hit the road N I stoped barrly out in the road. My break light then was on. N it still felt like I had no brakes at the stop sign. So I pulled over shut my car off for 10 minute N started to head to work. Now my brakes was touchy but my break light was off. So I made it to work and when I got in my car after 7 hours it was fine like nothing happened. There has been other times where I have left work N my car switches from batter to gas N it speeds up but this time was differant N much faster in suck a short distance

- Meshoppen, PA, USA

problem #395

Sep 142020


  • 137,265 miles
Car had vsc system replaced due to recall a few years ago. Having issues again with vsc system light coming on, ABS light and brake light while the car was being driven under normal conditions.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #394

Nov 232019

Camry 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
The contact owned 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated while driving at a slow speed, the vehicle began to shake forcefully. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The contact stated when depressing the accelerator pedal, the vehicle began to drive normally. The contact stated he was able to drive to his residence. The contact stated on November 23,2019, while driving 5 mph, the vehicle began to accelerator on it's own and crashed into a fire hydrant. The contact stated the air bags did not deploy and the seat belt did not retract on impact. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not drivable. The insurance adjuster deemed the vehicle was loss. The vehicle was towed to insurance lot. The contact did not sustained any injuries or seek medical attention. The contact called local dealer plaza Toyota located at 2721 nostrand ave, brooklyn, NY 11210, (347) 554-6000, were made aware of the failure. The manufacturer had been informed of failure. The failure mileage was 43,000.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #393

Apr 292020

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles


Vcs system light on brake light warning light ABS light.

- Triangle, VA, USA

problem #392

May 012018


  • miles
Too much oil consumption also the car jerks when you press the gas pedal

- Marysville, CA, USA

problem #391

Aug 022019


  • 168,000 miles
Check vsc system

- South Windsor, CT, USA

problem #390

Jan 012016


  • 80,000 miles
Driving down the highway or neighborhoods the speedometer would go to 0 indicating that the speed of the car was unknown. Not knowing what speed you are driving allows for excessive speed and could easily cause an accident or get stopped for speeding. The ABS module is the cause of the failure

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #389

Jan 202018


  • miles


The ABS & brake light comes in and when it does the speed motor goes to 0 and also is the air conditioner is on it goes straight to blowing hot air

- Salem, OR, USA

problem #388

Jan 022019


  • 148,000 miles
Excessive oil consumption. Takes about 1-2 quarts every 1000 miles, otherwise I run out of oil and it starts to smell like oil when I drive or when car is running. I was headed on a trip today when my car started to drive a little funny and it started to smell like oil again. I was able to pull off to the side of the road and check it and I was low on oil. I put more oil in the car and headed back on my trip. I had the cruise control set and all of a sudden the cruise kicked off and jolted the car while I was driving 70mph. After that it was hard to get my car to shift above the 3rd RPM. Car still has less than 150,000 on it. This problem has been going on for a few thousand miles. It has no oil leaks. There are no lights that go off, has had regular and scheduled maintenance with records.

- Mountain View, MO, USA

problem #387

Dec 152018


  • 165,000 miles
I have continuously had issues with my cars ignition coils and vsc system. The check engine light and vsc system light is always on and even though I've spent thousands of od dollars on repairs the light continues to pop up even with regular maintenance and multiple repairs. My car misfires and turns off randomly this is very dangerous to drive but I have no other means of transportation. The car misfires in idle, while driving at low and high speeds and it wont turn on sometimes until I connect jumper cables to the battery. When I connect the jumper cables I never need an extra source of power I simply connect one end of the cables to the battery and a few seconds later it all the lights turn on again and the car restarts the whole system.

- East Palo Alto, CA, USA

problem #386

Sep 052018


  • 131,000 miles
I had just slowly turned right into a parking spot in a public parking garage and was coasting to the end of the spot when my car suddenly started to accelerate on its own. I hit the brake, but there was not enough time to stop the car before it crashed into a large concrete pillar at the end of the parking spot. There was extensive damage to the front bumper, grill and hood of the car. I immediately checked, but there weren't any objects around the accelerator pedal and the floor mats were in place. Toyota sent an inspector. The edr report is attached. Toyota said there were no problems with the brake or accelerator. They would not however answer my questions about the edr data, and specifically how, if the car was not accelerating on its own, I could have been depressing the accelerator pedal, and while the accelerator remained depressed, simultaneously depressed the brake pedal as the edr data showed. Note that my car was up-to-date with all recalls when the incident happened.

- Cooksville, MD, USA

problem #385

Aug 202018


  • miles
The contact owned a 2007 Toyota Camry. While the contact's son was driving at unknown speeds, the vehicle accelerated without warning and crashed into the front driver's side of a Ford truck. The driver sustained head injuries that required medical attention; however, the driver died at the hospital. The driver of the truck sustained unknown injuries. The air bags deployed. A police report was filed. The fire department arrived at the scene, but there was no fire. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic and deemed a total loss. The local dealer and manufacturer were not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The failure mileage was unknown.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #384

Apr 082018


  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle suddenly accelerated on its own and the RPM needle moved to the highest level. The brake pedal was depressed, but the vehicle did not stop. After a few seconds, the contact shifted to the park position, removed the key from the ignition switch, and the vehicle stopped. The vehicle was driven to the contact's residence. The following day, the vehicle was driven to Toyota treasure coast (5101 SE federal highway stuart, Florida 34997) where it was diagnosed that the floormat got caught between the accelerator pedal and the carpet of the vehicle. The contact also stated that a spring was found near the accelerator pedal. The dealer advised the contact to remove the front driver's side floormat while driving. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000. The VIN was not available.

- Port St Lucie, FL, USA

problem #383

Mar 232018


  • 57,000 miles
Car accelarted without stepping on gas pedal on its own in a parking lot, took repetitive and forceful pressure on the brake to control car from continuing into a wall. Mechanic (not dealer) tested and problem didn't appear. When driving car into home home parking spot, backing up to position place, the car accelerated on it own again and stopped only with forceful brake pressure.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #382

Jan 012007


  • miles
Toyota needs to be held responsible 4 the unexpected acceleration of these vehicles. Make them test it under 32 degrees and the rpms will almost always increase and decrease abruptly though giving gas at a steady pace. It's happened every year every winter since I bought the car new. The pedal fix/recall was a slap in the face to those of us who suspect it is an engine or electrical issue. It must be tested in cold cold weather and upon the car just starting to run. It does seem to subside as the engine warms but on the next cold day the car tries to accelerate itself again

- Merrimac, MA, USA

problem #381

Feb 202018


  • 1 miles
While driving to work my car started doing 50 mph without my foot on any pedal. I had to ride the brake to keep it within the speed limit of 20 in the school zone and then 35 on the road. When I arrived at a red light the car tried to move forward even with the brake pressed all the way down. I put the car in neutral and the engine started revving. I turned the car off and back on and still had the same revving and pulling. I pulled off the road and put it in park and the car kept revving. I turned it off and kept it off for several minutes, when I turned it back on I still had the same issue. I carefully drove the car back home (about a mile total trip) riding the brake the whole time to keep the car from getting away from me. No mat was near the pedals, I tried moving to a lower gear, I made sure all cruise controls were off, nothing helped. It was the most terrifying experience I have ever had while driving!

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #380

Oct 022017


  • 123,000 miles
My Toyota Camry ce has a problem with dash board. All gauges goes up and down. I have video. I took it to mechanic and base on the scanner everything checks out fine. No code indicator. There are many forums about this same problem people are encountering. This problem must be a recall. It does it while I'm driving.

- Homestead, FL, USA

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