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:
58 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
54 / 1
Average Mileage:
52,061 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 4 of 5)

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problem #27

Apr 242011


  • 74,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the vehicle was involved in a crash and the air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed and the driver sustained minor injuries. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who confirmed that there was enough damage done to the vehicle to activate the air bags. The manufacturer was sent pictures of the crash and determined that the damages were not substantial enough to trigger the air bag sensor for deployment. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 74,000.

- Moreno Valley , CA, USA

problem #26

Feb 222011


  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact was driving in a parking lot approximately 5 mph, the brake pedal was engaged and there was an unexpected acceleration. The brakes were applied with force repeatedly; yet, the vehicle failed to slow down causing it to crash into a brick building. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact suffered a minor whiplash injury; and sustained bruises on the right foot. A police report was not filed. The vehicle sustained substantial damage to the front end. There was also minor damage to the building. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing and to be repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the malfunction. The failure mileage was approximately 38,000.

- Gulf Shores, AL, USA

problem #25

Mar 052011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
I owned a 2007 Camry le. On 3/05/11 my brakes failed while on the highway. I careened across the highway and then the car started flipping. The car flipped at least 3 times before hitting an exit sign. The exit sign then pierced the roof of the car and landed between my legs. Thank god I wasn't seriously hurt. But through all the flipping across the concrete, my airbags did not deploy. My complaint is brake failure and lack of airbag deployment.

- Ct, CT, USA

problem #24

Feb 152011


  • miles


I hit a BMW. I was changing the station in my car and when I looked up I was too close to the BMW to successfully stop before hitting them. As a result, because the BMW was completely stopped, a domino effect occurred in that the two cars in front of the BMW were also hit. The damage to the BMW, the car I directly hit, was a back bumper that was slightly de-attached from the car (moderate damage) and a the front windshield cracked. The airbag in the BMW deployed. My airbag did not. I was in an accident in 2008 where I was rear-ended. Again, at the rate I was hit, my car's airbag did not deploy. This is the second Toyota that I have bought where the airbag did not deploy. I worry that there was something wrong with my car's sensors.

- Calabasas, CA, USA

problem #23

Jan 082011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 39,359 miles
The airbag cover on the windshield post was installed with a defective/and or damaged clip. The airbag cover was loose and could have been snagged by a passenger, etc. And come off at any time. The Toyota dealer maintained that these covers were just cosmetic and that I could drive without covers and the car would still be completely safe. I did not want to drive it that way so I paid the dealer $ $71.78 for parts and labor to replace their defective part. I want to know who at Toyota would want to drive a car on our freeways with a compromised air bag system in that condition?

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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problem #22

Nov 102010

Camry 4-cyl

  • 24,024 miles
I was stop at the stop light waiting for the light to turn green. When light turn green, I proceeded to make left hand turn into the undivided ramp. The steering would not return to the right. I turn the steering wheel as fast as I can to the right, but vehicle would not go to the right. On coming traffic hit me head on and collided head on with no air bags deployed at all. Bruised on head due to hitting head on driver side window. Insurance company had taken all parts for investigation. My left wheel was torn in half like it was open up by a can opening. Ball joints were off also.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #21

Dec 042010


  • 16,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact was driving 45 mph when a vehicle turned left in front of him and he crashed into the vehicle. The contact stated that the front fender was severely damaged. The air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained injuries to the head and was transported to the hospital. A police report was available. The vehicle was towed by the contacts insurance company. The manufacturer was notified and advised that they would return the contacts call at a later date. The failure mileage was 16,000.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #20

Nov 302007


  • miles
2007 Toyota Camry. S10 appropriate handling- letter from regarding Toyota problems the consumer stated he was pushed into a highway guardrail by another motorist who was rushing to a light. During the accident, the air bags failed to deploy. When the consumer asked the local Toyota service manager why the air bags did not deploy, he speculated the consumer was traveling below the threshold level for the air bags to deploy.

- Audubon, PA, USA

problem #19

Aug 282010


  • 25,000 miles
Air bags NHTSA campaign number 06V096000 recall date March 28,2006 Toyota Camry le 2007 on August 28,2010, I was driving vehicle Toyota Camry le 2007 on interstate 605 northbound, South of peck rd in the lane 1, as I felt a very strong impact from behind, and I was driving approximately 10 miles an hour. The car who hit me was driving on lane 1 at approximately 65 to 70 miles per hour. Sustain major rear end and front end damage as a result of this collision, including but not limited to the following; front bumper, headlight, hood, front fender, grille, engine compartment, rear bumper, trunk, rear fender, rear doors, rear window, exhaust system and the vehicle frame this collision pushed my car into the rear of another car. After the collision we waited for chp and medical assistance arrival. I was transported to emergency hospital by ambulance my preliminary diagnosis : lacerations to chin 30 stitches tong, multiple contusions, acute chipped teeth.mva, tong : wnl later suffering chronic pain views of the ribs demonstrate there are fractures of the right anterior 9 th and 10 th dental examinations demonstrate 4 cusps fracture will need crows also knees and joins problems R knee about 70 cc fluid was drained plus to many other complications font this auto accident note ; my injuries increase because the malfunction the air bags : Toyota Camry le 2007 Toyota recall I notice the air bags never activate.

- Azusa , CA, USA

problem #18

Jun 262010


  • 14,091 miles
On 6/26/2010, a speeding Nissan Altima ran a stop sign and collided with my Toyota Camry left front wheel causing my car to loose control, jump the curb to it's right and crashed head on into a fire hydrant protective barrier. The other car continued to hit my car from behind on the left rear further causing the head on impact and frontal damage. The airbags of my Toyota failed to deploy. The airbags of the Altima did deploy. Because if the severity of the impact and frontal and other damage, my Toyota Camry was totaled. The impact also caused the two left side tires to blow out. Also as the Toyota Camry jumped the curb, it hit a metal traffic sign causing it to be cut off completely at the bottom.

- Jamaica, NY, USA

problem #17

Jun 262010


  • 14,000 miles


The contact owned a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving approximately 15 mph, a vehicle crashed into his front driver door and the front end of his vehicle. He lost control of the vehicle, drove over a curb and crashed into a fire hydrant. The air bags did not deploy. Two passengers sustained injuries to the neck, back, abdomen, and whiplash. They were taken to the hospital and they were discharged. A police report was filed. Toyota usa stated that it depends on where the vehicle was struck and the speed involved which determined if the air bag should deploy or not. The vehicle was destroyed. The failure mileage was approximately 14,000.

- Jamaica , NY, USA

problem #16

Dec 152006


  • miles
2007 Toyota Camry. Letter from attorney sent on behalf of consumer in regards to injuries sustained when drivers side air bag did not deploy

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #15

Apr 282010


  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 35 mph, the brakes malfunctioned when he attempted to slow down at a traffic light. Because the vehicle did not slow down, the vehicle crashed into another vehicle at the intersection. The air bags did not deploy and one passenger from the other vehicle was injured and taken to the hospital. The contact had not spoken with the manufacturer at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was approximately 26,000.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #14

Mar 022010


  • 36,500 miles
On March 2nd my daughter was involved in an hit in run accident which she was driving a 2007 SE Toyota Camry, car has always been maintained by the Toyota dealer. She was hit on the driver side of the car, she had to be airlifted for the head injuries she received do to the side airbags not deploying. Car was taken by the insurance and valued as total lost. So I my self been owner of more than 5 Camry and now am afraid to buy one again do to there poor safety. I think a car that got hit going around 50mph and the car of the impact was traveling 60mph airbags should have open cause is anyone gets hit harder for the airbags to open will end up dead.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #13

Oct 012007


  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The air bag light illuminated intermittently. He took the vehicle to the dealer. The failure was corrected for a while; however the failure re-occurred. The dealer contacted the regional manager. The manager stated they will cover the cost to diagnose the failure; but they will not pay for the repair. The failure mileage was 29,000 and the current mileage was 30,637.

- North Haven , CT, USA

problem #12

Dec 052007


  • 3,000 miles
We bought 2007 Camry in July of 2007. My wife drove it to work and got an accident on 12/5/07. When she exited highway, she used gas then used brake to reduce the speed. The brake did not work. The car sped out of control and hit the side of hill. The car was roll over to one side and totaled. My wife was badly injured and was sent to hospital emergency room. She got some cuts in her head by the broken window and she had to stay at home for about 2 weeks before going back to work.we believed something wrong with the car brake or gas pedal. And when the car hit the side of hill, none of car safety air bags came out. The car was totaled and paid by our insurance. But this accident gave her a long time fear and bad feeling when she passed that place. We hope we can join the Toyota class action lawsuit. Please give us some suggestions. Thanks!

- Sandy, UT, USA

problem #11

Jan 282010


  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving 50 mph a vehicle crashed into him which also caused him to crash into another vehicle. The entire front end was damaged; yet, the air bags did not deploy. The contact was transported to the hospital by ambulance to the severe injuries to his face and jaws. The vehicle was destroyed. A police report is available if needed. The crash was a hit and run. The failure mileage was 73,000.

- Texas City, TX, USA

problem #10

Oct 152009


  • 12,979 miles
I was driving my 2007 Toyota Camry in a left turn and suddenly the steering wheel was locked up. I tried to hit the brakes, the brakes was locked up too. I lost control of the car and ran into woods. Car hit a tree in front and stopped, but none of the air bags deployed. Thus, my head hit steering wheel and got two cuts on my forehead. I was sent to er and had a surgery with 11 stitches. The car is a total lose now.

- Somerset, NJ, USA

problem #9

Sep 162008


  • 30,000 miles
Wife was driving down hwy 77 Arkansas city Kansas, making a pass she lost control after she slid off shoulder at bend of the road. Out of the multiple air bags only one deployed the passengers side curtain. After reviewing the crash site and reading report the first hit to the car was drivers side front end, it was a very hard hit. Steering bag should have gone off as it dug into a turn around mound. Went up and down wide median ditch starting a six turn rolling of the 2007 Toyota Camry. She went out sun roof even though she had seat belt on. Medical report stats seat belt marks and severe leg injuries. She will never be the same and I'm lucky to still have her. I will use all means to find out why the so called safety features on this car did not prevent some of the damage to this wonderful women.

- Wellington, KS, USA

problem #8

Sep 032008


  • 15,206 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While attempting to make a right turn at 10 mph, a travel trailer crashed into the front driver's side of the contact's vehicle. The vehicle spun around in the opposite direction. The vehicle was completely destroyed and none of the air bags deployed. The driver sustained moderate injuries due to the crash. A police report was filed. The contact has a video and pictures of the incident. The failure and current mileages were 15,206.

- Allentown, NJ, USA

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