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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,528 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #11

Dec 252007


  • 5 miles


The quality of low beam lights for night driving is insufficient for driving. I have complained to my Toyota dealership in baytown tx and their recommendations of cleaning the lenses and replacing the bulbs has had no effect. High beams work fine. My first complaint was in 2008 and every time I brought the car in for maintenance, etc. Maintenance. I'm afraid for my life at night when it is inconvenient to use my high beams. For courtesy sake my spouse refuses to use the high beams on the numerous farm market roads we drive at night but I am in the passenger seat where the black horse or cow or god forbid a person will emerge. My spouse and sons all agree it's a major problem. Please help me.I would get rid of my Camry but I am still waiting for the dash recall to happen. Toyota is impossible to deal with. I don't know how I can provide pictures of the inferior low beam lighting. With my health issues I doubt if I would survive an accident due to this problem.

- Jonestown, TX, USA

problem #10

Jul 062009


  • miles
1) front headlamps burn weak and plastic lens covers yellowed over time, latter problem of which is that lenses can't be cleaned by either commercial auto solvents or by local mechanic, creating safety hazard for driving at night. Price quoted for parts alone via Toyota is $818 for headlamp set, plus labor. I have owned 2 other Camry models and never had any issue with headlamp obfuscation due to lens material or bulb composition. This vehicle's headlamp lens composition is filmy to cloudy to naked eye in daylight, not nearly crystal clear as when new.. even if bulbs were replaced the lens would obscure radius and length of headlamp for any night distance driving other than heavily lit streets. Must use high beams at night when possible and when not hazard to oncoming drivers. Even high beam distance dull. Noticed while driving on highway and other cars illuminate their own pathway far better than my own. Night time driving on rural, semi-rural, county, Suburban or unlighted state and local highways in particular are a hazard. 2) engine has regularly burned 1 quart of oil about every 1,000 miles since car had clocked 60K miles. Underwent oil test under extended recall bulletin via Toyota and it deemed car within specs (time of year and type of oil can vary amount of oil burned but recommended 5W20 results in 2-3 quarts a month burned off, no leaks, 75% highway driving.). bigger issue is oil can get dangerously low (at least quarter inch below dipstick low level) and no dashboard warning light comes on. Oil levels must be checked manually at least weekly and/or at fill-up to ensure oil tank has enough oil. Generally have been adding 2 to 3 quarts a month. Despite tech bulletin recommendations, Toyota says I am ineligible for mechanical remediation. Car currently runs and has 160K miles +/- on it. Date below is approximate for 60K mileage..

- Kendall Park, NJ, USA

problem #9

Jun 162015


  • 131,000 miles
Driving at normal speed my headlights would go out by themselves. To get them on again I would have to turn the switch on and off. I was stopped twic by state trooper and given a warning.

- Jackson, NJ, USA

problem #8

Dec 192014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the gear lever failed to shift from park into reverse until after several attempts. The failure recurred numerous times. On a separate occasion, the vehicle failed to start and the battery was replaced, but the failure persisted. An independent mechanic replaced the brake stop light switch, but the vehicle began to emit smoke. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #7

Oct 282014

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
Toyota Camry - 2007 head lites - low beams not good. High beams not good! google "Toyota headlight problems" numerous complaints for 2007 and also other years. I checked the ground and it is grounded properly. There needs to be a recall! someone could have an accident. Night driving is not good, even with high beams!

- Magnolia, TX, USA

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problem #6

Jul 092012


  • 75,000 miles
The dashboard of my Toyota is falling apart. It is a safety hazard as it contains the passenger air bag. Additionally, the glare caused by the shine is very distracting both day and night as sunlight and lights reflect and blind the driver. I believe warranties should cover anything that is a defective part and that's what this is, a defective part, if a part is defective when you manufacturer the car or whether it fails within warranty or out of warranty it shouldn't make any difference." I and other drivers feel the defect is unsafe, and shine a light on the issue with videos taken from their point of view. Now we've learned the safety issues may go even deeper. "because this dashboard has the airbag inside on the passenger side I wouldn't feel safe in a car that had a cracked dash, " explained [xxx]. "anything that would make an airbag go off too soon or go off too late would be very serious." Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

problem #5

Jul 042013


  • miles


ABS light, brake light comes on intermittently then speedometer and RPM gauges goes to zero and A/C if it is on blows warm air.

- Jersey City, NJ, USA

problem #4

Aug 082012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 36,801 miles
Both headlight plastic cover lenses are hazy and unclear creating a diminished headlight distance. I feel this is a defect the manufacturer should address for free.

- Brockton, MA, USA

problem #3

Jan 122012


  • 110,000 miles
The day time running lights do not shut off when the ignition is off. The only temporary resolution was to disconnect the battery so that the battery would not die.

- Irvington, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 132011


  • miles
Hi, the front panel lights of Toyota Camry 2007 are too bright and there is no adjustment point where the drivers can control the brightness. The light is too bright that it distracts the view in the night driving also it makes the eyes tired so quickly.. Toyota should help to fix this problem..

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 282011


  • 49,000 miles
High beam headlights came on and would not turn off. Fuses had to be pulled due to the battery being drained. Online research shows there is an apparent problem with the headlight relay or switch but there is no information online where they are located. Also there is a severe knocking noise in the front end. The rack and pinion had to be changed as well as the struts and the car doesn't even have 50K miles on it. Toyota is junk!

- Livingston, LA, USA

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