really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,338 miles

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problem #50

Dec 062020


  • 100,000 miles
Car continues to slip and rev up during many up-shifts or when slowing down. After some time that it has warm enough it will stop doing it, but it always slips and revs up between third and fourth shift. Its been like this for few years now, but no one had showed up with a right solution.

- Grayson, GA, USA

problem #49

Nov 072020


  • 132,000 miles
Transmission fails after driving in reverse. Gears can be changed with the lever but transmission doesn't engage the gears. Check engine light is off and no other indicators are present.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #48

Nov 232019

Camry 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
The contact owned 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated while driving at a slow speed, the vehicle began to shake forcefully. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The contact stated when depressing the accelerator pedal, the vehicle began to drive normally. The contact stated he was able to drive to his residence. The contact stated on November 23,2019, while driving 5 mph, the vehicle began to accelerator on it's own and crashed into a fire hydrant. The contact stated the air bags did not deploy and the seat belt did not retract on impact. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not drivable. The insurance adjuster deemed the vehicle was loss. The vehicle was towed to insurance lot. The contact did not sustained any injuries or seek medical attention. The contact called local dealer plaza Toyota located at 2721 nostrand ave, brooklyn, NY 11210, (347) 554-6000, were made aware of the failure. The manufacturer had been informed of failure. The failure mileage was 43,000.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #47

Jun 282020


  • 215,000 miles
While driving across Nebraska (possibly just inside Wyoming) heading to Colorado on sun June 29th, on I-80 (very long, 80mph speed-limit highway), my Camry with 215,000 miles suddenly gave a 'check hybrid engine' code, which caused the gas-pedal to be unresponsive. The check engine symbol also came on. The electronic 'trip information' data-graphic showed my hybrid battery was down to one pink-line suggesting low-power in the hybrid battery. I was able to pull over smoothly. Over the course of two hours waiting for a tow-truck that never arrived, I turned the vehicle on/off a few times to verify the on-board gps for our location (all electrical systems within the vehicle still worked). At around the two hour waiting-mark, when I turned the vehicle back on, the 'check hybrid engine' alert and the check-engine symbol both disappeared, & I was able to safely drive the vehicle the additional 50+ miles to my final destination in fort collins Colorado. I took it to a dealership in Colorado & two codes were registered: Poaof-204 - engine failed to start (?? the vehicle always 'started' so I'm not clear about this code) and P3190 - poor engine power. Even though I was able to limp the vehicle around fort collins, the hybrid battery would only get up to three charge lines (blue), which isn't even half-charged, before trickling back down to the two or even one pink-line. The vehicle is currently in-transit on a carrier truck to my home back in buffalo, NY. The vehicle's always been reliable to this point, and I have had it since approximately 23,000 miles (when I took it over from my father). I am concerned that this problem is the same problem affecting certain prius models (2011-2015) where the gas engine no longer communicates/charges the hybrid engine. The vehicle passed nys inspection with an oil change in June 2020. Thank you for your time.

- Williamsville, NY, USA

problem #46

Apr 142018


  • miles
My aunt bought brand new 2007 Camry and transfer to me 2-2018. Notice that engine sound not right. Have to check oil every week. Engine burning oil a lot, have to put 1 quart every 1200 miles, only 67500 miles and now starting to hear knocking noise. Call Toyota and they said warranty expire. Repair at owner cost.

- San Gabriel, CA, USA

problem #45

Mar 152018

Camry 6-cyl

  • 136,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving uphill with the cruise control engaged at approximately 60 mph, the cruise control failed to disengage when the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who determined that the transmission failed and needed replacement. The vehicle was repaired. The dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and case number: 1803150976 was opened. The approximate failure mileage was 136,000. Consumer stated the cruise control requested power, electronic failure between cruise, engine and transmission, causing engine RPM to accelerate with no power from transmission. I hit brake pedal to keep engine from being damaged. Few seconds later transmission thumped/clunked. Transmission damaged from that point. I drove car without cruise control till new transmission was installed. Updated 10/15/18

- Clayton, GA, USA

problem #44

Mar 162018


  • miles
My vehicle does not burn enough oil. I have zero oil consumption issues. Toyota is a great company. Employees should get a raise today.

- Wokanda, FL, USA

problem #43

Jul 312017


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While exiting the vehicle with the gear in park, the vehicle moved and drove over the occupant's legs. The contact sustained two broken ankles, cuts, and bruises, which required medical attention. A police report was filed. The local dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified and did not assist. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #42

Nov 042016

Camry 6-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
I was driving into my garage and had just brake to let it ease in. My foot was still on the brake, when the car suddenly revved and lunged forward. The brake would not work, and it was as if the car had a mind of its own. It hit the crate that was in front of the wall, and forced a bike rack through the wall. The front bumper of my car was cracked in places. The car then stopped. So scary! I immediately called my dealership and was told they could not talk to me. I needed to call the corporation, which I did. After two months of waiting on a decision, I was told there is nothing wrong with my car, and that's that. I have since learned that there have been other incidents with Toyota just like mine. I am petrified to drive the car, and yet I am also afraid to pass it on to someone else. I don't want anyone hurt. I have called Toyota, and they do not return my calls I am wondering what I can do.

- Wooster, OH, USA

problem #41

Mar 052012


  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the transmission failed to shift out of park into another gear. In addition, while reversing, the gear failed to change over. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to replicate and diagnose the failure. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and the clutch assembly was replaced, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer again to service the transmission, but the condition continued. The vehicle was later taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The VIN was not provided. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #40

Apr 182016


  • 129,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While the vehicle was parked, the contact was able to place the gear shifter in reverse without the keys being in the ignition. The vehicle coasted backwards and crashed into another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed and there were no injuries. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 129,000.

- Dellwood, MO, USA

problem #39

Apr 082016


  • 170,000 miles
The flexplate shredded from the mounting to the engine and torque converter clutch. The problem was noticed while it was at the Toyota service garage. It all fell apart as they were dismantling it. This would have caused a serious accident if I was driving down the highway causing the power train to seize up and discharge flying metal.

- Homerville, OH, USA

problem #38

Jan 012016


  • miles
There are several issues. First sticky dash board.. was told I'm being put on a waiting list for part. It's been months still no word. 2nd oil consumption is ridiculous.. oil runs out way before it's time for oil change every time.. no oil leaks anywhere.. car just burns oil super fast never experienced this with any car I've owned..3rd the car vibrates when in you hit around 40 mph at 1.5 RPM doesnt do it as much when car doesnt go in overdrive in 4th gear.. was told this may be a computer programing issue.. 4th my driver side back seat mat is melted to the floor. I was told something under the car may be getting to hot. Never got any real answers to my concerns.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #37

Oct 012015


  • 100,000 miles
While the vehicle is in motion it hesitates to switch gears from 2nd to 3rd gear. As you accelerate. At times there is a jerk as it is doing so. This causes me to either slow down or speed up until it goes into gear.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #36

Oct 212015


  • 209,000 miles
While driving RPM is fluctuating causing the vehicle to feel like it is down shifting when not decelerating. This makes it feel like it is causing unnecessary strain on the transmission......updated 12/08/15

- Vicksburg, MS, USA

problem #35

May 152015


  • 65,750 miles
The transmission was replaced by an authorized dealership 3 years ago and it only had 42,000 miles. The automatic transmission did not shift properly and would jerk suddenly as it shifted in lower gears. Recently I was hearing noise from the front driver's side where the transmission is located. Brought it to the Toyota dealership that originally replaced the transmission. They said that it was the water pump and that nothing was wrong with the transmission. The diagnosis didn't seem right to me and suspected maybe the dealer didn't want to admit that the transmission they had replaced was having problems again. I took it to another Toyota dealership for a second opinion. They told me the same thing. Keep in mind that the car has never leaked fluid and has never overheated which are symptoms of water pump problems. I decided to have them change the water pump since two separate Toyota dealerships were telling me this was the problem and would take care of the noise. Drove the car home and the grinding noise was still there. I decided to give it some time and maybe the noise would go away eventually. Two days after getting the car worked on the noise got louder. I decided to take the car back to have the dealer check it again. On my way there, the transmission started to slip gears. It got a point where the car could barely drive 20 miles/hr. My transmission went completely out at a busy intersection. The transmission is broken. What really frustrates me is that I have only put 23,000 miles on the second transmission and now it is going to need a 3rd transmission. My safety has been at risk and the car never gave me a check engine warning. Keep in mind I took my Camry to 2 separate Toyota dealerships and they gave me the run around with a diagnosis of a part that was no where near where I was hearing the noise was coming from. Toyota needs to recall their 6 speed trans

- Hainesville , IL, USA

problem #34

Apr 212015


  • 79,000 miles
I was driving home from work, and as I was coming to a stop I heard a warning ding, looked down, and my dashboard read "low engine oil pressure." I found that warning odd considering I have only put 2,000 miles on my car since my last oil change, I have not noticed any oil leaks in my parking spot or under my car, and I had my transmission serviced four weeks ago and there was no mention of any leaks by the service technician. I pull into the walmart parking lot close by, check my oil, and oil levels are not registering on my dipstick. I quickly bought 2 quarts of the manufacturers recommended weight of oil, put them in, and went directly to my service station. The service station took me in immediately, completed their inspection, and they informed me that they cannot find any leaks anywhere. In addition, there are no bad smells, no smoke, no signs of oil burning, nothing. They recommended an oil change, which I did. The service station gave me a 50% discount on the service because it was only 2 months and 2,000 miles since I was last there for an oil change. The mechanic suggested that I keep a case of oil in my trunk, check the oil level once a week, and add oil as needed. I think this is a lot of oil consumption, and a lot of work for such a young vehicle. My car is a 2007 Toyota Camry xle 4 cylinder with 79,004 miles as of 21 April 2015.

- North Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #33

Nov 152013


  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle decelerated and lost power. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle started to jerk. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer multiple times. The technician was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- Highland, CA, USA

problem #32

May 152007

Camry 6-cyl

  • 1,000 miles
Car, since new, has an issue where it seems to stall while accelerating moderately to wot from a speed range beginning around 30-35mph to around 50mph based on certain conditions. Mostly happens when accelerating to enter a highway or to make a lane change/pass. The power output of the engine seems to be pulled back by the ECM (like Toyota's traction control) as it does not seem to lug like a manual in too high a gear. There is no initial shift down of the transmission. In just over a second, the transmission finally shifts down to the next gear but it is still not enough as the engine out put is low due to that gear being too low in the powerband. Suddenly, the transmission shifts down to the next gear, being the appropriate gear for the engine load/speed, the power on the engine kicks up (265bhp) and causes the car to lurch forward. If the wheel is turned as if to take a lane or pass, this becomes near violent, startling the driver and possible means to loose control in less tractable conditions. Please note that this is with the accelerator pedal held in the 60-100% range. If, when this condition arises, the driver takes their foot off the accelerator, the powertrain seems to stall and stutter. Took to the dealership several times. It almost caused an accident 3 times as the car normally has a lot of power (265bhp V6). Toyota customer care was involved but based their decision on dealer that did nothing. It took me a long while to finally figure out the circumstances needed to make this issue repeat as needed. The tcu puts the transmission into 6th gear at too low a speed 30-50mph and possibly into lock-up. Neither should happen. The ECU sees the engine struggling with the load and pulls back the power to prevent over-torquing and damaging the power train. Analogous with trying to takeoff from a stop with a manual trans in 3rd or 4th gear.

- Gretna, LA, USA

problem #31

Apr 072014


  • 88,000 miles
Noticed my car had a knocking sound took it in to my mechanic to see what the problem was. I'm very particular about my car. The mechanic called to inform me the oil levels were extremely low, while he noticed it was close to needing an oil change but the levels shouldn't have been that low. His observation was my car is burning oil too fast. He called the dealership to question if there was an recall of such and the associate at the dealership mentioned a silent recall of this matter. He then informed me to take it in to the dealership, in which we did and was informed due to the powertrain warranty has expired I could pay $5000+ to rebuild my motor or get my oil changed ever 3000 miles instead of 5000 miles. This I thought was a problem cause when I purchased my new 2007 camryi was informed to change the oil every 5000 miles. It seems to be a manufacture defect cause I'm faithful about servicing my car and only take it to the dealership for oil changes and this should have been communicated to me a while ago. I'm hoping it doesn't cause any motor problems in the future.

- Fresno, TX, USA

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