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CarComplaints.com 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:
76,412 miles
Total Complaints:
116 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (68 reports)
  2. replace engine (21 reports)
  3. rebuild engine or check oil frequently (16 reports)
  4. Toyota Canada's head office told me that it is acceptable fo (8 reports)
  5. replaced with heavier oil grade (2 reports)
  6. fixed problem under tsb 0094-11 (1 reports)
2007 Toyota Camry engine problems

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 2 of 6)

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problem #96

Sep 012013


  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles


Engine light came on Fall 2013. Took it to the dealership, they said the fix would be expensive, to change the oil every 3,000 miles instead of the 5,000 recommended. Now the oil light is coming on after 2,000 oil change.

- , Hickory Hills, IL, USA

problem #95

Sep 252013

Camry XLE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,288 miles

I purchased this vehicle new in February 2007. I also purchased a platinum warranty through Toyota. I starting noticing the oil consumption Sept. 2013. By January 2014, it had become significantly more noticeable. An oil consumption test was performed by the dealer. They found .76 quarts of oil were used in 1100 miles. The warranty company and Toyota have declared that this is within acceptable limits and have declined the opportunity to repair or replace my vehicle. The oil in my vehicle also becomes very dirty between oil changes. I am concerned that this issue will eventually ruin the engine or cost me major repairs.

- , Bella Vista, AR, USA

problem #94

Nov 052012

Camry LX V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles

I purchased my Toyota Camry new in 2007 thinking I would have a reliable sedan for 15 years or a minimum 0f 250,000 miles. In 2012 at under 130000 miles it started using oil. Now it is ridiculous, using almost 2 quarts every 1200 miles. The dealership did an excessive consumption test to tell me what I already knew. My Camry had the same problem that was identified in the 2002 class action lawsuit on overconsumption. It is caused by a faulty engine design, and yet Toyota says its out of warranty and they can do nothing unless there is enough complaints to cause a recall.

With no other recourse, and facing an engine repair bill of up to $6000, I want to be a part of joining others who are experiencing the same crap from Toyota and complain so that we can get a recall issued.

- , Elkhart, IN, USA

problem #93

Dec 142012

Camry LE 2.4L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles


Bought the car in July 2007 and was happy with it until I've noticed that the car is consuming a lot of oil in between the 3000 miles changes. When I said a lot, I mean I have to add 1 quart of oil every 1000 miles or so. There is no visible leaks or any smoke coming out of the tail pipe. When mentioned this to my regular mechanic, he checked the internet and sure enough there was tons of complaints about the same problem. I will be contacting Toyota Corporate and see if they would be willing to fix it.

- , Houston, TX, USA

problem #92

Jul 012012

Camry LE 2.2L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

'07 Toyota Camry consumes 1 1/2 qts. Of oil every 5,000 miles. Andrew Toyota Scion, 1620 W. Silver Spring Dr., Glendale, WI, insists this is normal. William M. Willett, service advisor at Andrew, offers to investigate problem for $1,500.00 with any additional problems found to be repaired at additional cost.

- , Whitefish Bay, WI, USA

problem #91

Jan 122012

Camry XLE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,116 miles

Car was towed from my home to Team CoachWorks, Inc. because when I checked the oil after a signal was intermittently alerting me that something was wrong. I checked the oil level and there was no oil on the oil dip stick. I have the receipt

I have to check the oil level every 500 miles to make sure I do not run out.

- , Moneta, VA, USA

problem #90

Nov 182013

Camry CE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


After 2500 miles after oil change (full synthetic), adding 1 1/4 quarts to top it off isn't really good.

- , Pageland, SC, USA

problem #89

Feb 012012

Camry LE 2.5L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

Noticed the problem about year ago since I started to change oil myself. Have taken good care of the car, used Mobil 1 synthetic all along. Toyota dealer gave free oil changes for the first 18 months - now it is making sense why this generosity. After I stopped going to Toyota, I had the oil changed by one of the fast oil change joints.

- , Syosset, New York, USA

problem #88

Mar 012012

Camry LX V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

The car run fine for the first 50 to 60k without any issue, but one day the engine light pop up and then from that day on we have to pull oil into the engine. it is not one time, but consistently we have to pull one quart of oil for a couple of weeks. in the morning, the smoke come out a lot. it is like a disease engine. We took the car to the dealer and they said it is normal for this model to consumpt oil. can you believe it? I want to tell everyone that read your manual and ask lot of questions before you decide to buy the car because they will not fix it for you and refer you to the manual. Toyota dealer said that they desire this model to consump oil and I didn't read the manual before purchasing the car, so they are not responsible for it. they said it is normal! I ask them if I go any where far, I have to bring oil and they said yes that is normal. There are something wrong with the model because they use a certain material to make the engine and it is interact with the oil after a certain mileage. The material starts to break up and react with the oil, when it reach to a certain temperature, the oil is burn and become crystalize. if you open up the engine, you will see the black crystal is every where. There is no way anyone can fix it, but replace the engine! The car comsumpt gas like crazy, not just oil. it is a total lemon and Toyota is hiding the fact. What are waiting for? If you call them, they will say, it is a desire issue. they don't admit the material they used is bad! Don't buy Toyota product any more.


- , Westminster, CA, USA

problem #87

Aug 102010

Camry LE 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,800 miles

I put aleast a quart of oil in a week. This has been a problem . I spend 25-30 a month on oil. not fair. They should fix it

- , Port Saint Lucie, FL, USA

problem #86

Feb 012014

Camry XLE 2.4L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 132,000 miles


I bought my Camry a few months ago with 129,000 miles. I noticed before my first oil change that the dipstick had barely any on the tip remaining. I took it to the mechanic, said that the engine is eating the oil. Told me to keep checking the oil every 1000 miles and keep topping it off. Fix was to chance the engine. Really annoying. I saw the bulletin from 2011. Doesn't mean that it's okay.

- , Houston, TX, USA

problem #85

Feb 092014

Camry XLE 2.4L. V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,500 miles

Was driving yesterday (2/9/2014) and had to hit brakes hard and buzzer went off saying engine oil pressure low. When I checked the oil (3hours letting it sit in the driveway) there was barely any oil on the dipstick. I had to put 2 quarts of oil in the car (only use full synthetic oil). Holy cow! I'm the original owner and have taken VERY good care of the car. Always changed oil before 5,000 miles (synthetic oil states car go 5,000 miles in between changes). I have been reading these complaints and MANY others on other websites about these similar complaints on 2007 Camrys. I found a website with class action suit. I went and filled out info.

Please do the same!


NOTHING will get done unless we follow-up and become a "bother" to Toyota

Good luck everyone and please forward to our fellow2007 Camry owners.

- , Yorktown Heights, NY, USA

problem #84

Dec 182013

Camry SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,000 miles

So after Loving my Toyota for many happy years imagine my heartache when it began using oil to the tune of visible loss on dipstick at <100 miles. Having always prided myself on taking car maintenance very seriously and never owning a vehicle less than a decade this one is a total disappointment. Upon Googling my issue and finding so many other 2007 Camry owners with the same problem, I too called the Toyota customer service line and would certainly encourage any others with this problem to do the same

- , Dry Ridge, KY, USA

problem #83

Dec 012013

Camry V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 165,000 miles


- , Pembroke, MA, USA

problem #82

Feb 052007

Camry LE 2.4L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles

Bought a 2007 Camry Le in July 2006. This vehicle had 5,500 miles on it. Salesman told us it was a demonstrator car. We found out after we bought it that it had been owned by Enterprise Rent a car in South Carolina.

First oil change was OK. I had the oil changed after 3,000 miles the second time. The guy who changed my oil told me it was hardly showing any oil at all on the dip stick. I was surprised because no low oil light came on- just the light that says maintenance required. To make a long story short, I have had to check my oil very frequently in the past seven years I have owned this car. I am now checking my oil weekly and adding about a quart every 1,000 miles. I should have checked on this problem in the beginning before my warranty ran out, but with my dealer, it probably wouldn't have done any good.

I was told by the salesman (Nicholasville, KY Toyota) when we bought the car that oil changes would be free for the first year. The first time I needed an oil change, I drove 45 miles one way to the dealership to get my "free" oil change, and the lady in the Parts/maintenance department told me she had never heard of free oil changes and to show her something on paper-which I didn't get. Lesson learned, don't trust some car salesmen. Was going to charge me over thirty dollars to change oil. I told her i could get my oil changed cheaper than that a lot closer to home. I left and didn't get my oil changed at the dealership.

My Camry has 153,000 miles on it now, and the oil is the only problem I have had except for the recall on the sun visors - which Toyota fixed. However, this oil consumption is getting old, and seems to be using more all the time.l I am not a happy owner- especially since I feel like I am constantly pouring in $4.00 oil into my car. This is the first car I have ever owned that has used oil like this. I have never seen a leak under my car, and after reading the complaints on this website, I understand it is a common 2007 Camry problem.

I am not happy about this, but seeing how this is a common problem that is known by Toyota and ignored by them, i will not be buying another Toyota vehicle.

- , Waynesburg, KY, USA

problem #81

May 012012

Camry LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

It is been about 1 year , after not too much driving maybe less than 3000 mile the oil light become on when I push the brake, and when I check it is almost empty of oil. It needs too much oil, it is absolutely not normal and needs to be fixed. Toyota do something and stay my favorite.

- , San Jose, CA, USA

problem #80

Jul 102010

Camry LS 2.4L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,586 miles

Pre-service oil check was off the stick (empty oil) for oil change when my car's mileage was 74973km. I didn't realize that it was an engine problem. So just changed oil and put more oil when the red light flashes. At 112,224km, I brought my car to Toyota dealer to see if there is any problem with my car. A service person told me to add more oil. At 142,420km, the red light came on again only after 3,000km of last oil change. I brought my car again to Toyota dealer and now they said there was short block problem, which costs me about $6,500.

I argued that the problem happened before warranty expired but I didn't know it was related to an engine problem. Toyota dealer and Toyota Canada said there would be nothing they can do for me because warranty expired. Now I find there are so many complaints like mine. I can neither fix it with $6,500 (even fixing it doesn't guarantee that it will never happen again) nor sell it with this problem. I am not sure if I can drive as it is. What should I do? Toyota should recall. Hope to see class action lawsuit against Toyota.

- , Surrey, BC, Canada

problem #79

May 122013

Camry LE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

2007 Toyota Camry is using 1 quart of oil evey 1000 miles. I was told by the dealership this was normal (REALY!). I've owned multiple Toyotas and this is not normal. Toyota needs to step up to plate here and fix the problem! I will never buy another Toyota.

- , Hephzibah, GA, USA

problem #78

Nov 012012

Camry LX V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

My Toyota Camry 2007 LX consume excessive oil from 1 to 2 quarts every 3000 when I do oil change, the red light keep coming up to alert of engine problem. There is lot of white smoke coming out in the morning when we start the engine. I took the car to the dealer and Toyota dealer said that the car is doing fine because Toyota desires this vehicle to consume oil. What is wrong with Toyota to desires cars that consume oil and why didn’t they tell us when I bought the vehicle.

It is really annoying because I have to keep engine oil in my trunk and have to fill it up when the light comes up.

- , Westminster, CA, USA

problem #77

Nov 052013

Camry SE 2.3L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 183,000 miles

Bought 07 Camry SE with 4 cyl engine new in fall of 2006. Car has been dealer serviced/maintained since new. After 90k I decided to start changing oil myself with Mobil 1 oil. Noticed that car was burning oil and mentioned to service advisor on last 3 service appointments. Was told this was 'normal'. Last 2 years progressively got worse that I have to check oil every week. No visible leaks or tailpipe smoke. Last week

wife was driving on freeway and check engine light flashed. Got home and checked oil, it was almost a full quart low when I just topped it off 6 days earlier. Took to Toyota dealer, long story short they quoted me $6390 for engine replacement. I've had 3 Toyota's before this, my daily driver is a 94 truck with over 253k miles and still drives like new. Toyota was aware of this problem as evidenced by TSB(service bulletin) in Aug. 2011 to correct a piston ring defect. Unfortunately this did not progress into a full recall which would have forced Toyota to fix the problem, as such this was kept 'in-house' until the owners started reporting problems. This is my last Toyota and passing the word to friends and family NOT TO BUY TOYOTA's for the way they treat loyal customers with deceit and lies. Please feel free to contact me or include my name in any class action lawsuits regarding this matter, radonay@att.net. reference: T-SB-0094-11 dated Aug 11, 2011 to repair piston assembly which could lead to excessive oil consumption. Thanks.

- , Vallejo, CA, USA

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