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 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,052 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #12

Mar 012011


  • 48,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the vehicle was difficult to control at highway speeds and would shake excessively. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was inspected and stated that all four struts and strut rods both front and rear were leaking and needed to be replaced. A private mechanic confirmed the identical failure. The manufacturer had not been notified. No repairs were performed. The current mileage was 50,000. The approximate failure mileage 48,000.

- Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #11

Feb 252011


  • 53,600 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry xle. The contact stated that when driving at various speeds and attempting to turn in either direction, the steering wheel would exhibit an unusual noise. After taking the vehicle to a dealer for inspection, he was advised that the left front strut had a severe leak and that the intermediate shaft needed to be replaced as well in the steering column. The vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and advised him that it was not covered under warranty. The failure mileage was approximately 53,600.

- Richmond, TX, USA

problem #10

Jul 262010


  • 33,830 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. When the vehicle was serviced by an independent mechanic for routine maintenance she was informed that the front passenger side struts were leaking. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 33,830 and the current mileage was 33,840.

- Prescott, AZ, USA

problem #9

Dec 102009


  • 43,000 miles


2007 Toyota Camry xle purchased in thousand oaks ca at dch Toyota. Took car in for oil change service at independent repair shop in Dec 2009 and was told that the one front strut and two rear struts were leaking. The car has approx. 43000 miles - they and I were both shocked that 3 out of 4 were leaking. Shop recommended that I replace all four struts for $1500. Was told if I didn't have them replaced it would eventually affect my suspension. Took car next to Toyota dealer for recall, and had them check struts too. They indicated that only both rear struts were leaking, and recommended replacement too - not urgent but soon. Called another independent Toyota shop - this shop said there was a technical service bulletin on this issue to clarify what is a true leak, and that I shouldn't worry. I am shocked that Toyota dealer didn't mention service bulletin to me. So, I am not sure if this is a real problem or not. I will have struts looked at again at next service appt.

- Los Altos, CA, USA

problem #8

Apr 172010


  • 44,000 miles
2007 Toyota Camry, took in for service and was told that the front struts were badly cracked, the car has 44000 miles. Was told that it was my fault that they were cracked, must be hitting potholes or driving over speed bumps too fast. Was told if I didn't have them replaced it would ruin my tires & breaks. Had them replaced but did some checking on-line and there are many complaints regarding this same issue-for some it was replacing the struts at 30000 miles. This doesn't seem right to me. Now the dealer, after I've presented this information has reimbursed me for the parts and then I was even offered a great deal on a brand new car. This seems very strange. Does Toyota know something about struts and not owing up to it? struts shouldn't go at 30,000 or 44,000 miles.

- The Woodlands, TX, USA

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problem #7

Apr 072010


  • 33,000 miles
The contact leased a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact had taken the vehicle to an independent mechanic for a safety inspection. The technician detected that the struts were defective, and the vehicle failed to pass inspection. The authorized dealer was notified and stated that the service warranty had expired. The failure and current mileages were 33,000.

- South Portland, ME, USA

problem #6

Feb 052010


  • 30,000 miles


February 5, 2010 re: Leaky struts on Toyota Camry I have purchased my 2007 Toyota Camry from dch Toyota dealership in simi valley. I have been informed by 2 certified mechanics outside of the dealership that my struts were leaking. They found the problem when they did an oil change, brakes and tire replacements. I took the car to dch Toyota for an inspection when the car had only 30,000 miles on it, they said that it was normal seepage and they did not make a note in the computer that they had inspected it. The car was still under warranty at that time I took the car to them again yesterday when the car had 60,441 miles on it. The dealership's mechanic indicated that the struts were leaking excessively and that could cause the tires to wear out much more quickly. By the way, I have replaced all 4 tires and the rear brakes during the 3 years that I've had the car. I'm certain that it's highly unusual for the struts to leak at such low mileage. The two certified mechanics outside of dealership have had the same opinion. I have print outs of numerous complaints about the same issue from other Camry owners who have reported their problems on various websites on the internet. Dch Toyota has told me that I would have to pay $2,300 to get the struts replaced additionally, all 4 rims on my car have rusted completely all around the rims. They have asked me to take the car into the dealership on February 19th for them to have it inspected by their district manager. After the inspection, they will let me know if they will replace the rims under manufacturer warranty or not. I need your help with this matter because I believe that leaky struts is a defect has not gotten attention from Toyota manufacturers even though there have been a lot of complaints. The problem will cause my tires and brakes to wear out much much more quickly.

- Oak Park, CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 022010


  • 42,400 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that when he was having the two front tires on the vehicle changed, the mechanic noticed oil leaking from the front right strut along with dust accumulation. He stated that the strut needed to be replaced. He had not spoken with the dealer or the manufacturer. The vehicle has not been repaired. The current mileage was 42,440. The failure mileage was approximately 42,400.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #4

Dec 242009


  • 74,000 miles
I own a 2007 Toyota Camry. Both front struts are leaking oil and had to be replaced.

- Merrimack, NH, USA

problem #3

Mar 112008


  • miles
2007 Toyota Camry SE, there is a looseness and clunking noise from the steering wheel. This happens when the wheel is turned from left to right ( stopped) and driving at low city speeds. Had the car to the dealer multiple times for this incident and it could be duplicated in front of the service adviser and technician.. after attempting to repair no fix was done. A district Toyota rep was dispatched to tell me this was normal for the car. Not able to accept the answer given, I made a service appointment with another Toyota dealer to have my car checked. Deja vu...service writer hears the noise, get a technician to confirm the noise on a test drive. Both confirm the noise in the front end of the vehicle. Make an appointment, applies service bulletin:00207, did not fix problem. Called Toyota district rep, indicates again this is the nature of this model......please help !!

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 242008

Camry 4-cyl

  • 14,000 miles
My 2007 Toyota with only 14,000 miles on it is already out of alignment and wearing the inside of the tires. I thought that I had a defective tire because of the thumping noise and was told by the dealer that it was because I did not rotate the tires. I had rotated the tires 1 time during the 14,000 miles and the rear tire was "cupping" the same as the front tire. This proved that the alignment was bad probably from the factory. I talked with the salesman at the dealer and he said that I should probably have an alignment done every 6 months. I have never had to get an alignment done on a new car until I bought new tires. They did not offer me anything even though the car is still under warranty. I feel that this is a safety issue due to the fact that if I were someone who was not aware of what was going on with my tires due to improper alignment from the factory and the tire would wear on the inside (as mine are) where it is not noticeable there could be blowout of the tire resulting in a serious accident and even death. I would like to see Toyota issue a recall on all 2007 Camry for front end alignment or else reimbursement for those who have had to get their vehicle aligned (as I am about to) due to the fact the dealers are unwilling to warrant this work. I have read consumer web sights and there are a lot of these cars with the same problem. Please, in the interest of safety, make Toyota accountable for this failure of design.

- Alliance, NE, USA

problem #1

Jan 302007

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,800 miles
- the contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The vehicle was pulling to the right and she was told by the dealer that it was operating normally. The manager drove the vehicle in the left lane and experienced no pulling. However, when driving in the right lane there was pulling to the right, and he also stated it was normal due to the road conditions, crown in road. The contact was constantly pulling the wheel to the left while driving. The failure occurred each time the contact drove the vehicle, and was concerned about the safety risk involved. The contact has experienced this since purchasing the vehicle on May 30, 2006 and she thought it would subside and it was currently the same but has not gotten worse. The dealer replaced the struts, and stated this may not make a difference and thad the same failure again. Updated 02/22/07.

- Paramus, NJ, USA

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