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:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,963 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #26

Sep 152016


  • miles


Brought my 2007 Toyota Camry in for routine check up, tires rotation and alignment. I was informed that the struts are leaking. I only have 78,000 miles on the car.

- East Greenwich, RI, USA

problem #25

Jun 092016


  • 135,000 miles
Seat belt retractors (right and left) in the back seat do not work.

- Greeneville, TN, USA

problem #24

Jul 182016


  • 26,000 miles
Upon entering the car to leave, the seat belt is locked completely tight and cannot be pulled or released to reset the lock mechanism making the car unsafe and illegal.

- Fort Knox, KY, USA

problem #23

Nov 102015


  • 140,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving at 50 mph, the brake pedal was depressed in order to avoid a crash however the safety seat belt failed to sustain the contact in position. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Davenport, FL, USA

problem #22

Mar 082016


  • 97,000 miles
After rear-ending a car at approximately 30mph, my seat belt released and air bags failed to deploy. My seat belt had been tightly locked in place otherwise it would have pulled back to "not in use" position. I could have been killed. I believe my car is unsafe in a serious accident.

- Los Altos, CA, USA

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problem #21

Sep 152015


  • 39,660 miles
9/15/15 the seat belt alarm system fails intermittently. This is seat belt alarm failure is a new development. It occurs in conjunction with the ABS light coming on in the instrument panel, also an intermittent event. This ABS light event continues to cause additional failures, including all instrument panel indicators including bright lights, air conditioner failure warning and now seat belt alarm.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #20

Sep 152015


  • 39,500 miles


The seat belt alarm system fails intermittently. The seat belt alarm failure is a new development. It occurs in conjunction with the ABS light coming on in the instrument panel, also an intermittent event. This ABS light event continues to occur in conjunction with increasing additional failures, including all instrument panel indicators, air conditioner failure and now the seat belt alarm failure.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #19

Jul 152014


  • 77,000 miles
The seat belt did not securely hold me in when the car behind me hit me, I was at a dead stop and was rear ended, the air bags also did not deploy, and my face hit the steering wheel. The force of the rear ending pushed me into the SUV in front of me, the car was totaled. I suffered a concussion, whip lash, wrist and elbow injury and lower back was hurt after the impact. I was wearing my seat belt thankfully otherwise I could have hit the wind shield.

- Brunswick, ME, USA

problem #18

Mar 052014


  • miles
Engine coils keep going bad had it replaced at the Toyota dealer and continues to fail. I was driving on the highway when all of a sudden as I pressed on the acceleration it would only reach 30 mph, and my car felt like it was going to shut off. I almost crashed due to that incident not to mention it continues happen. I can not afford that nor any harm to my children. The passenger side seat belt is locked, and unable to use. I had my power window also failed to work on some occasions I have to manually push it up. I so love my Toyota but there are also 8 other recall to which I can also relate to.

- North Ridgeville, OH, USA

problem #17

Jan 232015

Camry 4-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
Upon entering my vehicle I found that the driver's side seat belt was locked and unable to retract or be pulled forward. I contacted a local Toyota dealership, Chicago northside Toyota, and made a service appt for that afternoon. Shortly before arriving at the dealership the seat belt suddenly unlocked and was movable again. Upon inspection, the service technician told me that there was fraying on the seat belt, and that was the cause for the inability for the seatbelt to retract or move. None of this fraying he referred to is visible to me, so I presume it is hidden inside the panel which covers the seat belt mechanism. I presume this was caused by an internal mechanism and I suspect is a design defect. Toyota will not honor any warranty for seat belt replacement after 5 yrs or 50,000 miles, which no longer applies to my vehicle, and is charging me $453 to replace the seat belt as a result of what I believe is a defect for an essential safety restraint. Please investigate.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #16

Sep 082014


  • 20,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the seat belt on the front passenger side malfunctioned. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that the front passenger side seat belt needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000.

- Claremont, CA, USA

problem #15

Sep 072014


  • 120,000 miles
Got in front right seat and the seat belt will not pull out to bucket.

- Bean Station, TN, USA

problem #14

Jul 222014


  • 132,454 miles
Dear friends, my drivers seat belt was locked. Cannot loosen up. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Schaumburg, IL, USA

problem #13

Jun 292014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
The rear left hand side seat belt got lock and there was no way to unlock it, the only solution at the time was to cut the seat belt with a knife to free my eight years old granddaughter that was crying and very scare.

- San Juan , PR, USA

problem #12

Apr 222014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 111,000 miles
On 4/05/2014, all 5 seat belts locked after pulled out so far. A week later on 04/12/2014 the rear passenger belt would not lock and could be pulled out as far as the belt can go without ever locking. I then checked the other 4 belts and they all do not lock. As my only means of transportation I have no choice but to keep driving the vehicle and have been hoping that this problem would resolve itself as there are no warning lights on the dash, none flash or stay on an extended time when first started up & there has been no damage/incidents which could cause this problem. Tonight I had a deer stop in the road in front of me while going 55 mph and had to slam on the brakes. I had hoped that the seat belt would at least function in this situation and it did not. Will be contacting dealership about this issue because I believe that the safety belt system has failed in the car which has been in no accidents so there is no legitimate reason for them to have failed! the car is an 2007 Toyota Camry le/4 cyl/auto.

- Sumrall, MS, USA

problem #11

Apr 162013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
The left rear seat belt webbing is starting to fray on it's edge. This is preventing the belt from rolling in and out of the retractor.

- Stockholm, NJ, USA

problem #10

May 282012


  • 150,000 miles
When utilizing latch system my other children can't access their safety belts in back seat.

- Vacaville, CA, USA

problem #9

Mar 012011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 125,321 miles
Driver's side sun visor started to fall apart around March 2011, it became safety issue as it failed to stay in stowed position and was only matter of time before it fell off altogether. Went to dealer to buy replacement at cost of $121.85. Now passenger side visor is doing the same thing and will have to be replaced soon. Also rear lap seat belt is unserviceable due to locked-in retracted position.

- Vallejo, CA, USA

problem #8

Jan 122012


  • miles
I got a case number from Toyota, Toyota told me that the only way my air bag will deploy is that the motor would have to be in the car dash board to protect the driver. So she knows that the car air bag was working properly.

- Sauk Village, IL, USA

problem #7

Jan 122012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 79,000 miles
While driving 2007 Toyota Camry, the car was pulling to the left. I tried to control the car. The steering wheel locked up, the car went out of control. Spinning and hitting the guard rail twice. The air bag didnt deployed, and the seat belt didnt hold or lock me into place while it was on. When the car came to a complete stop I turn the vehicle around from the on coming traffic, the brakes was giving out and the car was still steering to the left. I ended up in a ditch on the guard rail.

- Sauk Village, IL, USA

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