definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,667 miles

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problem #3

Mar 162010


  • 65,000 miles
I was driving with my wife in our 2007 Toyota Camry SE and had a catastrophic failure of the oil supply hose at 60 mph. No engine warning lights came on at any time. In my rear view mirror I saw a huge cloud of smoke behind car. I pulled car to the side opened the hood and found oil on the engine. Called Toyota and had the car towed. They told me all the oil in the engine was gone and that this was a recall item. They replaced hose and oil but now I wonder if I have permanent damage to the engine. Drove home and parked it. On 2/17/2010 I had a recall visit to the dealer on the accelerator pedal but no one informed me of this recall. One week ago I received a letters from Toyota on more recalls (the oil hose was one). I tried to get an appointment but they were busy until April. This is not a small leak like they say in the notice-when it goes you think you have blown an engine with 6.5 quarts of oil hitting a the hot exhaust. I would think there is a distinct possibility of fire or loss of control.

- Boliva, NC, USA

problem #2

Feb 072010


  • 30,000 miles
I have a 2007 Japanese-made Camry. I bought at a premium (well above invoice and above msrp because servco Hawaii does not give discounts) thinking I was paying for a reliable and well-made vehicle. I have had other Toyota but none with as many problems as this vehicle. And, with all the news of accelerator problems, I would like my problems checked and not be charged for it. I do not like the idea of having to pay $103 (1hr labor) X 3 different accelerator issues + another $103 to see why there is the smell of gasoline coming from the A/C vent. 1. when stepping on the accelerator, I will get no response... I continue to depress the gas, still no response. Then finally, the car will thrust forward violently. This has been mentioned to Toyota Hawaii dealer several times saying it was normal for drive by wire vehicle and that it will take some getting used to. 2. when accelerating slowly, the car will rev high without the automatic transmission upshifting.. I have to depress the gas more and the car will rev even higher before upshifting. 3. on 2 different times, the car has revved and jumped forward while not in gear. The first time was at an intersection. I shifted into neutral with the P-brake on and it felt as if someone hit my car from the rear. The car jumped into the busy crosswalk about 2 feet until I hit the brake pedal and shifted it back into drive. Another time was at the drive-thru window in park. The car didn't move but jerked violently. Both were on flat surfaces. 4. when under heavy acceleration, the car sometimes give off the smell of gasoline. It is not exhaust fumes but smells of raw gasoline. A/C in recirculate mode. I also have been having numerous other quality problems with excessive rattling of trim and door ajar alarm going off for no reason.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #1

Dec 272007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When the car is idling (I.e. at traffic light, in driveway, etc...), the cabin fills with the exhaust odor. It seems as if the exhaust fumes fill the inside of the car, even with the windows up.

- Leesburg, VA, USA