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:
21,750 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2007 Toyota Camry transmission problems

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 052010


  • Manual transmission
  • 31,000 miles


I own a 2007 Toyota Camry with a manual transmission and when only had around 500 miles on the vehicle the clutch started sticking and the dealer tried to act as if I didn't know what I was talking about until they tested it and it happened to them. A new clutch was then put in and I didn't have any problems until now. I now have 31000 miles on the vehicle and today as I was leaving out of the parking space at work the clutch stuck and I had to put the car in neutral and apply the emergency brake and wait until the clutch popped up. I was then able to drive home without any problems but 1 St thing on Monday I will have it at the dealer. What I want to know is, have any similar problems been reported? if not then mine is the first and this should be checked into.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #3

Jan 252008


  • 55,000 miles
I have a 2007 4cyl Toyota Camry and on occasion it will hesitate when accelerating. Generally occurs only when moving at very slow rate of speed and accelerate to pull quickly into traffic. Have returned to dealer at least 3 times. They say it is "normal" and can not get it to happen so cannot fix. They have applied tsb but did not seem to correct. Quit asking for repair but now see issues with sticking accelerator and wonder if this is another Toyota cover up!!

- Severna Park, MD, USA

problem #2

Mar 142008


  • miles
Toyota Camry ce manual transmission. When car is in first gear driving about 10-15mph and pedal is released car accelerates on its own then, even after pedal is released, then when brake is applied the car jerks back and fourth. This mostly occurs when car is first turned on. Dealership says, and I quote "it is normal and makes me feel like I don't know how to drive a stick shift" due to the jerking.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 142007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
I own a 2007 Camry and it has a terrible hesitation with the engine that stalls alot especially pulling on interstates with fast moving traffic. It also has the same issues with normal driving in town. This is a huge issue and I do not feel safe driving this vehicle that I am paying a good bit of money for. I feel I can't sell it knowing it has a problem and the trade in value is terrible. Toyota needs to recall all these cars and fix the issue or give the consumers there money back.

- Pageland, SC, USA

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