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Toyota Camry owners have reported 93 problems related to engine burning oil (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2005 Toyota Camry 1
Failure Date: 05/16/2014

Engine oil consumption I have this issue since 2 yrs ago, I would like to expres this to anothers Toyota owner , I looking for help and possible to get an official recall from Toyota , thank you.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 2
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. .

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 3
Failure Date: 04/29/2014

This model of car has a manufacturer's defect in the pistons that is well documented in various resources, causing the engine to rapidly burn oil. . Read more...

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 4
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 image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 5
Failure Date: 04/01/2014

I own a 2008 Toyota Camry and was told today that this make model and year cars have been having a excessive oil consumption problem with the engine. The dealership does not know where the oil is going and that I should watch this to make sure I do not run out of oil and burn up the engine. I have concerns about this since I travel almost 100 miles a day and bought this car for safety and longevity no matter how many miles are involved. My children and I could be left stranded which is a concern in this day and age. From what I am told this is an ongoing problem with this engine why is there no recall? keep in mind this is the same year of the whole accelerator pedal recall.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 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 image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 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 image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 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 image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 9
Failure Date: 11/22/2013

2007 - 2009 Toyota Camrys have been noted to have excessive oil consumption issues. My Camry is burning approximately 2 qts every 3,000 miles. Per Toyota's request, my car has been routinely serviced by Toyota dealerships; however, no one has ever brought the known issue with my model year to my attention. The most I've ever heard, "your car was a little low on oil. " with a published service bulletin, Toyota should have notified all effected owners with this information. As the sole owner, and with 99,000 miles, my Camry is beyond their warranty, and will require an engine rebuild to mitigate the issue. This is a poor design by Toyota and is unacceptable.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 10
Failure Date: 11/16/2013

November of 2013, it was brought to my attention by a certified mechanic during a routine oil change that my vehicle was burning oil. This would lead to a serious damage to the engine which could lead to fatal complications such as a fire. I am officially filing a complaint against Toyota regarding this issue. Concerned, I performed an official oil change at a local Toyota branch. Approximately 800 miles since that oil change, nearly all of the oil had burned off. I spoke with a Toyota customer service representative, and I was told that there is no 'customer care center' that deals with this issue. It is vital to raise attention to this issue as it is a severely dangerous problem not only for the driver but for the public. It is unacceptable for a vehicle, merely five years since production, which has been heavily branded as reliable to have such a poor performance. Given the responses I have been receiving from Toyota customer service, it is even more jarring that such a reputable company as Toyota would take such matters so lightly.


 
car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 11
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 image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 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 image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 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 image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2010 Toyota Camry 14
Failure Date: 08/28/2013

Notified dealer that the vehicle was using excessive oil. Dealer ran on oil consumption check and during first oil consumption test determined that the vehicle had used 1 qt of oil within 1000 miles. Dealer ran second oil consumption check and determined within 1000 miles the vehicle has used 1. 2 qts of oil. The third check produced 0. 5 qts of oil lost within 4212 miles. Dealer felt that this amount of oil loss was acceptable.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 15
Failure Date: 08/26/2013

In summer of 2013, power steering pump failed on 2008 Toyota Camry. Car was very difficult to steer, turn and park but had to be driven, though unsafe to drive, for 3 days while pump was ordered and replaced. In the week before the power steering pump failed, the engine was found to be burning oil and had to be rebuilt. During this same month (August, 2013), the gas cover could not be opened to refill the gas tank while out of town, requiring a temporary cable fix by an out-of-town dealer. In the summer of 2014, the anti-lock brake system (abs) actuator failed, also causing loss of speedometer, temperature and tachometer functions. Abs actuator part was ordered and replaced. Then a week later, the brake booster failed (check engine light on multiple times), leaking when brake was depressed. These are just the major safety failures of this 2008 Toyota Camry, which has had other problems, purchased new in 2007 and maintained by the same dealer. This car is not safe or reliable to drive.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 16
Failure Date: 08/26/2013

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that that the vehicle burned a massive amount of oil. The vehicle was burning two quarts of oil between oil changes or every three thousand miles. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis but no cause for the failure was found. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileage was 92,000.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 17
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 image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 18
Failure Date: 06/28/2013

I purchased my 2009 Camry le brand new in July of 2008 from Toyota. During a recent routine service appointment for an oil change, one of the mechanics noted in the system that my car was excess oil in June of 2013. Toyota suggested an oil consumption test. In may of 2014 the car was brought back to Toyota with approx. 85,000 miles. Toyota determined that there was a problem with my oil consumption, and the car was in fact burning more oil than it should have been. They asked my permission to remove the engine cylinder head, due to their belief that they oil was leaking inside of the engine. After their removal of the engine head, it was determined that oil had leaked inside of the pistons due to failure of the piston rings. The service adviser and service director told me that this is a "known problem". The engine short block would need to be replaced. In turn, I asked them whether this is a common issue and they physically pointed to six Toyota Camry's who were all getting engine replacements (short block only) due to the same ring failures. When I probed whether this was a recall, they said Toyota has not recalled this but has issued several technical memosâ� about the issue. After reading numerous complaints online about engine failure in fairly low mileage vehicles for the same reasons I was compelled to notify your agency. It is very apparent that Toyota has a known problem with their engines at least in the 2009 Toyota Camry. Unfortunately, many consumers have lost money, vehicles even to this problem without Toyota owning up to what their service managers and mechanics described to me as a ã¢design flaws in their engine. I was told they redesigned the engine short block to fix this problem which they are now putting into their new cars.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 19
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 image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 20
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 image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 21
Failure Date: 06/05/2013

Engine oil drastically burns. Nearly 2000 miles running, no engine oil. The dealer recommended tearing down the engine and rebuilding it. The consumer stated the vehicle is currently at the dealer having the engine rebuilt at a cost of $6000. Updated 05/13/14.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 22
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 image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 23
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 image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 24
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 image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 25
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 image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 26
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 image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 27
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 image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 28
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 image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 29
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 image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 30
Failure Date: 01/09/2013

Egine overheating after a few blocks drive oil burning too fast went to the dealer before my warranty expired but no help they waited to find the problem until my warranty was expired now they dont want to fix it unless I pay $5,000 out of my pocket with 2,000 reimbursement I see no reason for this if I went in before my warranty was out. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could help me fix this problem.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 31
Failure Date: 01/03/2013

When braking, I noticed the engine oil light came on. I checked the oil level and it was extremely low. I called Toyota dealership where we had the oil change done and they recommended a oil consumption test. When they tested my vehicle, they noticed that the oil was leaking into the engine because of the defective piston rings. The dealership told me I needed a engine replacement which would cost $6000. Since I bought this car brand new and only had this car for 5 years-this was a big shock. I bought Toyota because of its reputation and I had always kept up with all my maintenance at the dealership. This is a big disappointment and I feel Toyota should compensate for this defect. Please make a recall available for this issue since there are numerous ones experiencing the same problem.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 32
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.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 33
Failure Date: 01/01/2013

Approximately toward the end of 2012 and into 2013 we started to notice that the engine oil light was coming on periodically - roughly around the 65 - 70,000 mileage point. We began adding oil, and re-checking the oil and found that the car was consuming oil at a rate of about 1 quart per 2 weeks. I would estimate based on the distance to employment that it comes to about 1 quart per 600-700 miles. A couple times the engine oil dip-stick was almost dry & covered in tar - which I had to rub vigorously to get off after adding oil… now, we keep close track of the level. We took the car into the dealer on 5/31/13 and the dealer had no answer for the increased oil consumption other than to verify that were no leaks or oil in the cooling system.


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