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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
67,828 miles
Total Complaints:
12 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new transmission (6 reports)
  2. not sure (5 reports)
  3. transmission replacement (1 reports)
2007 Toyota Camry transmission problems

transmission problem

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #12

May 182016

Camry LX 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 144,000 miles


transmission is slipping and some time will no go in reverse .

- , Orangeburg, SC, USA

problem #11

Jul 172015

Camry XLE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,500 miles

This comes after warranty ran out and after I replaced multiple ignition coils. Service at Toyota is also despicable. If they FEEL they can fit you in. (probably because they are slammed fixing their dogshit cars) they will charge an ASS-Ton of cash, in this case it's $5000. Even basic maintenance there is incredibly overpriced.

- , Fort Collins, CO, USA

problem #10

Jan 062014

Camry ES V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

Can't believe what a piece of you know what this car is--we took it to the dealer numerous times to explain a jerking but they told us it was just the car acting normally!!! The transmission went out all in one day. No way to shift-very, very dangerous! Could have stalled right on the freeway! Toyota hasn't helped at all. Won't ever buy a Toyota again. Had an old Toyota truck, 1994, and it ran for years. They knew when we brought the car in that it was having trouble, but they let our warranty lapse and have offered us nothing!!! $5,000 to get a new transmission. Toyota needs to own up that they have a major problem with transmission and need to fix them for their customers! Go buy anything but a Toyota!!!

- , Kalama, WA, USA

problem #9

Nov 212012

Camry XLS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,000 miles


I have a 2007 Toyota Camry XLS with a V6 engine. I commute each week about 600 miles, 98% highway miles! My transmission had always had the issue mentioned frequently about a slight lurch or revving between certain lower gears. But one day back in November 2012, it started to really slip. The lower gears you could hear them rev and it might take a few seconds to switch. Made an appt for the next day and my car never left my block that next day. Had to have it towed!! Yes, I had a little more than 200,000 miles but like I said it was all highway miles. This should not happen. You pay a premium for a "reliable" toyota camry!! There are recall after recall on this car, and then many other they don't designate as a "recall" just a suggested replacement of a part or fix that they will pay for. I guess this keeps their recall #'s low so Toyota does not have to answer why so many recalls for their pride and joy camry. I am so fed up!!!

- , Tappan, NY, USA

problem #8

Dec 282010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,771 miles

I purchased my first brand new Toyota Camry LE. I was so excited because I was under the impression that I purchased a reliable, sturdy and valuable car that would last me a long time. So you can imagine my dismay when in late December 2010, my car started leaking transmission fluid and it wasn’t in an accident.

I thought the seal was broken and spent money to have it replaced, to only find out that the car was still leaking transmission fluid. In January 2011, I took my car to DARCARS Toyota in Silver Spring, only to be told that my transmission needs to be replaced. My car is only three years old and it has approximately 61,771 miles. I could not fathom that my transmission would need replacement after three years of driving. The representative at DARCARS told me that if I didn’t have the money to purchase a new transmission, I should not have them service it any further to find out the cause of the damage. He tried to explain that the transmission was overworked and according to their diagnostic test, my transmission had internal damage. Again, how does this happen on a new car???

Unfortunately for me, I don’t have money to purchase a new transmission. I took my car back home, unfixed and no hope or assistance from Toyota. Then a week later, I called back to Toyota and asked them about trading in my car. Well, because I don’t have any money to put down on the sale and my credit score is low – again, Toyota cannot assist me. So again, I left disappointed and disheartened because I have no car and Toyota has yet to explain how a three-year old transmission needs replacement.

Since I cannot afford Toyota nor was any assistance being afforded to me, I started to call around to price my options of getting my car fixed. I found a mechanic in February 2011 in hopes that my car can readily be fixed; to my dismay that was not and is not the case. I was informed that there are several internal parts that are burned inside my transmission and it is necessary for me to replace the entire transmission. AGAIN, HOW CAN THIS BE??? My car is only three-years old with 61 thousand miles. It will cost me over $4000 to replace my transmission with a new one, and about $3000 to purchase a used transmission with low miles. I don’t have that type of money at all.

I received a letter from R&H Toyota of Owings Mills stating they were having a buy back special and thought “Hey, I just may get a new car!” What’s wrong with me??? Toyota does not help out their customers at all. What was I thinking? I was properly informed that R&H Toyota Service department would not take my car with transmission damage nor would they offer me any assistance, and because my credit score is low I will not be able to get a new car. Thanks Toyota! Thanks for nothing. Mind you, I bought my car from R&H Toyota!

Thank you Toyota for nothing… I now know that your cars are not reliable and will discourage any and every one from purchasing any type of Toyota.

- , Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #7

Jan 122008

Camry LE 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles

My Camry has a 2-3 upshift flareup defect. It takes off with dazzling power, but that is spoiled when it shifts from second gear to third gear quite often.

- , St. Clair Shores, MI, USA

problem #6

Apr 072010

Camry XLE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles


Never had a problem until having the recall fixed a couple of weeks ago. I am very curious to find out if anyone has had a problem. Never, Ever will buy another Toyota as long as I live!!!

- , Gardner, MA, USA

problem #5

Jan 192010

Camry LE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

My wife drives this car. She like a little old lady. At 20,000 miles, maybe less she brought it in because the care hesitates when she hits the gas.....same old complaints as all yal. Problem fixed, sort of. Now she tells me that the car shifts for no reason at 30 miles per hr on a flat surface. So she took it to the dealer this morning. Thank God the dealer is covering what needs to be done to fix the problem because a new transmission needs to go in. What has happened to Toyota quality?? At least they were willing to fix the problem.

- , Haverhill, MA, USA

problem #4

Apr 092007

Camry CE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles


- , Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 152006

Camry LE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles

Everytime you push down on the gas pedal to pass someone or speed up the damn thing hesitates. they replaced the trans, then said it neede a computer update etc. Problem never left.

- , Chino, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 152008

Camry SE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles

I have an 07 Toyota Camry SE Automatic transmission. I am current with all of my oil changes. Two months ago, I proceeded to drive getting on the freeway and my car jerked and the malfunction indicator lamp comes on seems like transmission was slipping. I took it to a dealership in hurst and they told me that nothing was wrong that it was computer error and to keep driving it. So a week passed by and the car did the same thing again at this point I'm pissed cause I know something is wrong. So I take it to the toyota dealership in denton and they told me it was a bad sensor, so they replaced a sensor. A week later it does it again jerks as I take off. I am frustrated with this problem and tired of them telling me nothing is wrong!!!!!!!!!! I have warranty on this car what is my solution to this problem?

- , Justin, TX, US

problem #1

May 262006

(reported on)

Camry SE

  • 468 miles

2007 Toyota Camry V6 automatic transmission slips and dealer does not seem to be able to fix. There aree only 468 miles on it and its been at the dealership more than it has been in my garage. Rental a car employee says she just rented a car day before to a customer with identical problem on same model with only 200 miles on it. Dealer says no parts available and Toyota customer experience line rep says they will call back in 2 days to respond to "parts availability", buy I believe the issue is much greater. Anyone else having problems?

- , Bakersfield, CA, USA

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