Check engine light illuminated following an oil change; DTC P0015 (“B” Camshaft Position – Timing Over-Retarded Bank 1) was retrieved. Vehicle equipped with a 2GR-FE engine.


Inspection of the oil filter revealed an incorrect filter cartridge had been used and was crushed during installation. This may have caused a restriction that affected oil pressure controlling the variable valve timing system.


The correct oil filter cartridge was installed, the codes were cleared and a road test was performed. Problem solved.

*May also be seen in other models which share the same engine and/or filter type (e.g. 2005 Avalon)


Product Group Assembly Category
Engine Oil Filter Repair Procedures
Year Make Model
2007 Toyota Camry*

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