2007 Toyota Camry CE 2.4 from North America


Toyota reliability is less than in the past


Warranty work performed:

Leaking radiator.

3 times oil leak at oil pan.

3 times transmission leak.

Driver's seat came loose from chair rail; seat replaced.

Noises and crackling sounds in dashboard; dealer unable to fix.

Front struts noises going over bumps; dealer unable to fix.

Out of warranty repairs:

Harmonic balancer warped and leaking; replaced and it probably killed the alternator.

Alternator replaced with lifetime after market alternator. This alternator kept breaking 4 times until I replaced it with a rebuilt Toyota alternator following the advice of the Toyota service writer.

Again a leaking radiator.

Replaced front struts at 120K miles.

Currently to replace:

Original starter is starting to make worn out sounds.

CV joint boot ripped and it's started to make a noise.

Light oil consumption less than most; this is typical for this engine and is a big problem on most Camrys with that same engine.

General Comments:

Stay away from first model year Toyotas. Toyota is less reliable than they used to be, but still better than other car brands (see consumerreports.org, dashboard-light.com, carcomplaints.com).

Do your homework to get a reliable car; don't trust hearsay and reviews that are too extreme good or bad.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st May, 2018

6th May 2018, 03:32

Thanks for the candid review.

Toyota has a (generally speaking) excellent reliability record.

Having said that, the 2007 Camry (and RAV-4) have a problem with excessive oil consumption. It looks like you may have escaped that issue.

In this era of undersquare (long stroke) 4 cylinder engines, high piston speeds demand rigorous attention to details to avoid serious problems.

Toyota has apparently addressed the resultant issues that result from such a emissions-friendly configuration, such as rod/main bearing durability, but are still have a long way to go in terms of figuring out how to adequately lubricate the cylinder wall throughout a vast range of engine RPM of a modern engine, from idle to redline.

Tough call.

Toyota is not alone - But - Toyota has major engineering talent, and pockets deep enough to solve the problem.

2007 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5 V6 from North America


High Mileage Performer


Only things that have gone wrong over the lifetime of the car are replacing parts that wear out. Alternator, some suspension parts, radiator, etc. Engine and transmission are still going strong at 280k+.

General Comments:

I'm at 283000 miles on it and plan to get at least 300k. All miles were on the original transmission and engine. With good maintenance, this thing will keep on going. Performance is still great, averaging 29 MPG on the roads.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2017

2007 Toyota Camry from North America


Absolutely love it!


I haven't had any issues with my Camry.

General Comments:

I love my Hybrid Camry. I have owned it for five years, and have 114,000 miles on it. We have had no major repairs on it. All we've had to invest in the car is the regular maintenance of oil changes, brakes, and new tires.

We average 37 MPG, and we've had over 40 MPG on the highway on road trips.

The Camry is very comfortable and roomy in the front and back of the car. I bought the full package with the heated leather seats, sunroof, and built in GPS. Five years later I am still in love with this car, and feel like a queen when I drive it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th April, 2012

2007 Toyota Camry LE 4 cylinder from North America


My 3rd, my worst, my last!


This car is plagued with rattles, electric, and quality issues. The rattles come from the dash, driver's door panel, and center counsel.

Electric problems include power window switches, check engine electronic codes, keyless entry and faulty alternator, and now the new alternator makes a humming noise. The dealer claims "it's not broken in yet"; good one!

Also the exhaust hangs low.

General Comments:

Good handling and comfort, decent power from the 4 banger. Better exterior styling than the 2002 model I had prior.

This will be my third and last Camry and Toyota for that matter. I had a 96, the best car I ever owned. An 02, good but not great. This one flat out sucks with lousy service.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th June, 2011

26th Jun 2011, 14:01

My condolences. 2007 was the year Consumer Reports actually retracted its recommendation of the Camry because of so many problems. From 2007 on, the build quality and reliability of much of Toyota's product line have been severely compromised.

Our friends who bought a 2007 Camry have spent much time waiting on repairs at their dealership. The quality seems to be coming back up a little now, though it is still pretty bad. Due to the drop in quality and the massive recalls, I don't recommend Toyota unless you are a highly competent mechanic.