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Engine Burning Oil problems of the 2007 Toyota Camry - part 1

70 problems related to engine burning oil have been reported for the 2007 Toyota Camry.

car   Engine Burning Oil problem 1
Failure Date: 12/01/2014

Excessive oil consumption was noticed in this vehicle around December 2014. The dealer refuses to deal with it considering 1 quart for every 1,000 miles is normal.

car   Engine Burning Oil problem 2
Failure Date: 11/21/2014

Vehicle leaks or burns oil in excess from unknown location or undisclosed location by manufacturer. No oil visible on ground underneath car . Engine was not getting adequate lubrication due to this problem and thus caused engine failure. Vehicle was no longer able to accelerate on freeway and had to be pulled over putting vehicle owner at risk and other drivers on road in danger. The engine is now damaged and is unable to be repaired despite proper maintenance and recommended oil changes as per dealership and owners manual. The engine now has to be replaced. This leakage has been reported by over hundreds of unsatisfied customers and has purposely been disregarded by manufacturer despite the numerous complaints received and made by 2007 Toyota Camry owners. Many of which suffered like this owner and had to pay out of pocket for a new engine despite this being a manufacturer defect that has been neglected.

car   Engine Burning Oil problem 3
Failure Date: 10/23/2014

This engine has high engine oil consumption, there is no visible leaks, no blue smoke indication, and oil lamp keeps going of on stops and acceleration. When that happens is because the engine oil is low, even after regular oil changes at mileage and dated recommendations Toyota do have a history of this in late 90' with v6 models due to oil sluggish and appears it's happening again. This is also safety concern cause the vehicle might ceased during operation and can cause an accident on our national highways. Also it is believe that this is manufacturer defect issue and Toyota needs to rectify.

car   Engine Burning Oil problem 4
Failure Date: 05/03/2014

I purchaed my 2007 Toyota Camry 3yrs ago, this car burns so much oil, I keep my oil changed but in between oil changes I continue to add an additional 3 qts, I have inquired about this problem on several ocassions to the car dealership (louie herron) in milledgeville GA, to express lube but no one seemed to tell me why my car was burning so much oil. It was not until this weekend I took my vehicle back to the dealership is when he advised me my particular vehicles engine needs rebuilt but is not considered a recall, I'm trying to get to the bottom of this, it is very fustrating as a woman to buy a vehicle from a dealership an later (3years later) find out the engine is shot, the dealership is aware but "I" was left in the dark. .

car   Engine Burning Oil problem 5
Failure Date: 04/28/2014

Own a 2007 Toyota Camry with 69,000 mile which has heavy oil consumption, one quart every 3,000 miles approximately. Toyota says this is normal oil consumption. Filed complaint with Toyota USA, complaint number cr21044. They said I was the first complaint concerning this problem. The car has no oil leaks. Toyota knows about the problem because they issued TSB-0094-11 bulletin. Would like for the NHTSA to investigate because in all Toyota Camry 2007 forums this is a common problem among owners and nothing has been done. At some point in time this is going to cause major damage to the vehicle about a manufacturing defect that Toyota is aware of. If they were not aware of problem why did they issue tsb009411?.

car   Engine Burning Oil problem 6
Failure Date: 02/19/2014

The car began to burn oil rapidly between oil changes. Dealer claims no knowledge of cause and recommends complete engine replacement.

car   Engine Burning Oil problem 7
Failure Date: 02/01/2014

The Toyota Camry xle consumes a lot of oil over a 1000 miles distance. More than a quart. I have seen many posts online about this being a problem. Toyota posted a bulletin in 2011, but that is them trying to call major oil consumption by the engine 'normal'. This is causing a problem for the environment and for drivers, as they can be on the highway or streets and have their engine go out.

car   Engine Burning Oil problem 8
Failure Date: 12/26/2013

Vehicle has been maintained at two area Toyota dealers since purchased. Maintenance intervals were closely adhered to, and no problems were ever reported by the service people regarding engine performance or oil consumption. During a December 2013 vehicle service at an authorized dealership, service technician reported that the oil pan seal and the valve cover gasket needed to be replaced due to oil leakage. I (owner) inspect vehicle frequently, and knew this was not the case. Between vehicle servicing dates, I checked the oil and found it to be too low to register on the oil dipstick. I added the grade of oil indicated on the oil fill cap and made an appointment at an independent certified auto shop. I also inspected the engine frequently for leakage at the oil pan and valve cover, and observed no oil leaks. The independent certified shop inspected the vehicle, and found no signs of leakage. The independent certified shop performed the routine service, including oil change, and provided the Toyota 2011 service bulletin that described the excessive oil consumption and Toyota's own suggested repair. This lead me to research the engine, and I found that this is likely a significant and widespread defect that Toyota identified as early as 2008. As a commuter, I fear the excessive oil consumption could lead to premature engine wear, resulting in catastrophic engine failure.

car   Engine Burning Oil problem 9
Failure Date: 11/05/2013

There is excessive oil consumption for my car. I have noticed that I have to add 5-7 quarts of oil in between oil changes because about 2000 miles after my oil change my oil light comes on. I check the oil and the stick is bone dry meaning it is very low, almost empty. I have to add a few quarts of oil and then it happens again. I do this until I need to go back to get my oil changed again. This is an issue because I purchased this vehicle based on the reliability and driving my two children around daily it makes me nervous knowing that if I do not stay directly on top of this my engine could blow.

car   Engine Burning Oil problem 10
Failure Date: 11/01/2013

As I was driving my 2007 Camry, the car just cut off. Prior to cutting off, the battery light flashed and the care hesitated. I waited a few minutes and it crank back up but sputtered. Then the car ran fine. Also, the car is burning a great deal of oil.

car   Engine Burning Oil problem 11
Failure Date: 10/24/2013

Excessive oil consumption.

car   Engine Burning Oil problem 12
Failure Date: 09/12/2013

Our 2007 Toyota Camry has been burning more oil than manual specifies. We began to check oil level once a week, due to low amount of oil. In September, 2013, we had blue smoke coming from the car. When we checked with mechanic, he asked if 4 cyl or 6 cyl. He had done so many repairs on this make/model/yr, he could diagnose the problem over the phone. He had to replace the valve seals on the engine, at a cost of $1400. I wrote to Toyota corp with no luck in getting reimbursement. I believe safety is an issue with this vehicle, due to oil shortage.

car   Engine Burning Oil problem 13
Failure Date: 09/02/2013

My 2007 Toyota Camry with miles of 127,000 that is burning oil about every 1000 miles driven on it. The car is taken care of oil is changed every 3000 miles. It does not leak. I do not understand why so many people are complaining on this matter and nothing has been done to fix this problem. I have owned 3 other Toyota's and have never had this problem before on any of them. If Toyota knows about this problem why is this not been recalled. I have also been told by a Toyota mechanic that the 2007 Toyota's do have bad blocks in them and Toyota is not doing anything with this problem.

car   Engine Burning Oil problem 14
Failure Date: 07/01/2013

I bought the car with the odometer reading 69,566 miles on the engine . I change the oil (5-20w) and filter and within a couple of thousand of miles I heard small knocking like a deep bearing going bad. I check the oil and discovered it was not registering on the oil stick. It needed nearly 3 quarts of oil. The Toyota solara burns too much oil to be safe. The car could of had a catastrophic accident by freezing up on the freeway. I believe Toyota engineered and produced a defective engine and is trying to cover it up by telling the buyers "its normal' to have oil consumption 1 quart every 600 miles". The owners manual states to "change your oil every 4,500 miles. This is a contradiction as adding 1 quart of new oil every 600 miles is effectively changing your oil by default. Who is Toyota kidding? I have 10k to pay off the loan. I want Toyota to fix the problem and be a responsible corporation.

car   Engine Burning Oil problem 15
Failure Date: 06/11/2013

The engine light goes on before the scheduled oil change because there is no oil and the stick is dry. Because of this problem I have to refill the oil frequently. I was told by the service people that the oil is burning out, which has a negative effect on the environment.

car   Engine Burning Oil problem 16
Failure Date: 06/06/2013

My 2007 Camry is consuming around 3. 5 quarts between 5000miles oil change intervals. This consumption is quite high by any standard . I believe that this is some sort of of a manufacturing/design flaw which comes up once the vehicle comes out of warranty period. There are no leaks or visible signs of oil loss, I hate to say the engine is burning the oil and polluting the environment. Toyota should acknowledge and fix this problem for all Camry customers.

car   Engine Burning Oil problem 17
Failure Date: 05/11/2013

My 2007 Toyota solara coupe l4-2. 4l (2az-fe) has the engine oil consumption problem. This was confirmed by my service center and is in regard to the technical service bulletin t-sb-0094-11. The engine loses oil at rapid rate and gasoline gets in the oil, which could cause a fire. This is a serious engine problem which should be a recall. Because Toyota lists this problem only as a technical service bulletin, they say they are not required to contact the vehicle owner to make them aware of this problem. The repairs needed require major engine/piston work costing $5,000. They will not pay for this if the vehicle has over 60,000 miles. Because I cannot afford $5,000, and I need the car to get to work, I am stuck with a useless and dangerous vehicle where the engine will seize up and die. Who knows what tragedy this will cause if I am in the vehicle at the time.

car   Engine Burning Oil problem 18
Failure Date: 04/24/2013

Tl-the contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the engine block needed to be replaced because it was burning the oil. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 66,200. Ap.

car   Engine Burning Oil problem 19
Failure Date: 04/01/2013

2007 Toyota Camry. Consumer writes in regards to engine malfunction and seeks financial assistance for repairs from manufacturer. The consumer stated due to excessive oil consumption, the dealer informed her, the vehicle needed a new engine, or she could add a quart of oil every week. Although, she has complied with the maintenance standards, Toyota decided to ignore what was seemingly a manufacturing defect. Toyota did offer $1500 towards a nearly $6,300 new engine was unacceptable. The consumer stated the excessive oil consumption problem dated back to April 2013, when the oil pan light illuminated and continued to illuminate every two months.

car   Engine Burning Oil problem 20
Failure Date: 03/14/2013

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry solara. The contact stated that the vehicle would require an excessive amount of oil to be added every 500 miles. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that there was an oil consumption issue in the vehicle, which required the engine to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

car   Engine Burning Oil problem 21
Failure Date: 02/20/2013

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the vehicle burned one quart of oil every 1,000 miles. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and it was confirmed that the vehicle was consuming oil but the dealer was unable to determine were the oil leak was coming from. The manufacturer told the contact that the vehicle is still within the tolerance of oil consumption. They manufacturer would not repair the vehicle under the extended warranty although it was related to the technical service bulletin. The oil and check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel whenever the failure occurred. The failure mileage was 67,000 and the current mileage was 70,000.

car   Engine Burning Oil problem 22
Failure Date: 02/09/2013

There is excessive oil consumption for this vehicle. I got an oil and filter change on 2/9/13 because the low oil light was flashing. I drove my car back and forth to work and home as normal which is about 15 miles each way. My oil light is back on indicating low oil and the dipstick also indicates low oil. Today is 3/4/13. It has not even been 3000 miles since my last oil change. I am afraid to drive this car because I do not know if the engine will fail at any given moment. There are several complaints on the internet indicating other owners are also having this issue. This appears to be a defect with the car. Please address this issue with Toyota. It is not safe to have an oil change and not know at any time that your engine could be running on low/no oil.

car   Engine Burning Oil problem 23
Failure Date: 01/22/2013

Approximately 10k miles ago I noticed that the oil light on my 2007 Camry came on approximately 1,000 miles before the scheduled oil change *(scheduled every 5000 miles). I refilled it and it took over three quarts of oil. When I took it into the dealer for its oil change, I mentioned it. Nothing was said and the oil change proceeded. The next oil change cycle, the same thing happened. . Read more...

car   Engine Burning Oil problem 24
Failure Date: 01/12/2013

Tl-the contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the vehicle burned excessive oil. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where it was advised that the piston assembly needed to replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximated failure mileage was 65,000. Kmj.

car   Engine Burning Oil problem 25
Failure Date: 01/01/2013

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated the engine failed and consumed oil prematurely. The low engine oil warning light illuminated sporadically. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failure. The dealer sealed the engine oil dip stick and advised the contact to have the vehicle inspected every 1200 miles. The manufacturer advised the contact that the premature oil consumption was normal. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 100,000.