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Engine Burning Oil Problems of Toyota Camry - part 1

Toyota Camry owners have reported 210 problems related to engine burning oil (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 1
Failure Date: 02/20/2017

I have a 2007 Toyota Camry with 155,000 miles that excessively burn oil at the rate of 1 quart per 1000 miles.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 2
Failure Date: 02/13/2017

Excessive burning of oil. Have had to change oil in less than 3000 miles due to oil light coming on and no oil registering on dipstick, and now no oil after just over 1000 miles of driving.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 3
Failure Date: 02/05/2017

My son, driving to back to shool, was left in the road with our 2009 Camry 5 seconds after the oil light came on. (excessive oil consumption issue known by Toyota - August 11, 2011, Toyota issued a technical service bulletin TSB to dealers) we were not aware of this problem or we would have advised him to check the oil every gas fill up to prevent problems. The car is a complete loss, but what concerns me most is that he was on a country highway with miles of open space between towns. Luckily he was just entering bedford va and made it to the entrance of a shopping center before the car died. Since he was blocking the shopping center entrance 'some random guy' helped him push the car into a parking area. Had this happened between towns and his car been stuck on the highway this could have been extremely dangerous. Both the shop we towed the car to and the company that last changed the oil investigated why the oil ran dry after only 1500 miles. Their conclusions matched in that there were no signs of faulty maintanance from the oil change nor any signs of obvious leaks. To leave people in dangerous situations because a company does not want to accept responsibility for faulty or defective equipment nor do they want to notify owners that this could be a serious issue is beyond contempt. This is pure negligence on Toyota's part not informing the car owners of this serious problem. In the meantime we need to determine what to do with a 'dead' car.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 4
Failure Date: 02/01/2017

The engine has failed an oil consumption test. I did not know this was an issue, but now have been told I am outside of the window that they will repair. I did not know there was a window.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 5
Failure Date: 01/31/2017

My car engine is burning is burning oil more than usual it burns about 3,75 quarts of oil every 5000 miles I went to ourisman Toyota dealer in fairfax, va and they refuse to fix it . This is a fraud because in Toyota manual it says that the car takes 4,5 quarts only but now because my engine is burning oil I have to buy more oil (3,75 quarts per 5000 miles in addition to the original amount)and add it to my engine in order to avoid blowing up my engine.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 6
Failure Date: 01/30/2017

Smell burning of oil inside car. I was driving on city street. I checked oil dipstick and no trace of oil, meaning oil extremely low. I have driven car about 2800 miles since last oil change. The recommendation is to change oil every 5000 miles per Toyota owner manual. My odometer reading is 76488 miles. Toyota dealer check car last year for excessive oil consumption and said consumption is normal. I have been monitoring oil consumption myself . I found that midway between oil change( I. E. 2500 miles) , I have to add 2quarts of oil to bring level to normal.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 7
Failure Date: 01/01/2017

Excessive oil consumption.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 8
Failure Date: 12/30/2016

Toyota dealer has conducted 3 separate excessive oil consumption tests on my car. Each time I was told my car "passed" and did not meet their requirements for excess oil consumption. I can only go 1200-1800 miles before I am warned that my oil is low. We recently discovered that at approximately 1200 miles after my last oil change, my car was registering "0" oil. Toyota, while knowing they have a problem, are not helping me as a Toyota owner. I am warned of low oil when I brake or turn. In a separate incidence, I recently spent over $2500 on the brake actuator and was told that even though I read about Camrys having this problem, it did not involve the non-hybrid Camry. I was driving the car when I was warned by the car of the problem.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 9
Failure Date: 12/08/2016

My Camry is having excessive engine oil consumption! I just went 2000 miles and I am out of oil. Toyota is saying my year and make should be burning 1 quart of oil every 1000-1200 miles and that is normal. Have they lost there minds!!! that is not normal!!!! there is a serous problem with there engine. To say a issue is normal shows there intergraty. I do my maintenance when I am to do so. I have a show car that I have put alot of money in and now im forced to pay for there mess ups. .

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 10
Failure Date: 12/01/2016

My 2009 Toyota Camry is part of the ze7- warranty enhancement program for excessive oil consumption. The primary coverage for this issue was good until October 31, 2016 and secondary cover until 150,000 miles or 10 years from the date of first use (whichever comes first). My car did not experience this issue until late November and when the car was at 149,500 miles. I contacted Toyota customer service (case #1611293174) and was advised that since the vehicle would be under 150,000 when the oil consumption test was initiated it still met the service guidelines. I took the vehicle to the dealership to initiate the test with the car still under 150,000 miles. The dealership contacted Toyota and Toyota advised that since the car would be over 150,000 mile when the car finished the test it would not be covered. I contacted Toyota again referencing my case number and they verified what I was told by the customer service rep but now were telling me it would not be covered. This is a know issue by Toyota and they are doing everything in their power to get around repairing a defective part. Now I have to file a lawsuit in order to get the vehicle repaired. The car has diminished value due to this known issue and I have to either cover the repair cost or deal with the issue which includes constantly checking my oil to make sure it doesn't run out and completely kill the engine. This is unacceptable. I would have never purchased this car had I known about this issue.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 11
Failure Date: 11/28/2016

Consuming excessive oil in two-three months period. I got low oil pressure light on and off when I hit the break hard, then engine check light was on and off. I went to nearest auto store and checked engine oil. It was completely empty, I mean dry. I just couldn't believe it since Toyota dealer checked oil consumption test and my car passed the test a few month ago. I was told the auto shop worker that I was lucky because it was so close to burn up the engine. I checked online and many people has the same issue on 2009 Camry. Toyota is aware of the issue as well. It should be a recall and it should be fixed by Toyota.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 12
Failure Date: 11/19/2016

The engine oil light had come on indicating my oil was low. I had a scheduled oil change appt. At a Toyota dealership in a few weeks so I checked the dipstick, which indicated the oil was low, and added two quarts. At my appointment on 11/19/16, I stated the oil issue and the service advisor started the oil consumption test. When I returned to get the results from the test on 1/2/17, it was revealed my car had failed and the oil was extremely low. I am told by a former certified Toyota mechanic, that their standards for failing oil consumption tests are very high, so to fail a test is a huge concern. The test was ran when my mileage was at 151,499. The oil consumption issue had obviously started well before the test was ran. However, since my car was out of the 10 yr/150k mile warranty, Toyota would not cover the cost of repair. I called the Toyota customer care line twice and they told me legally they could not cover the cost. They refused to acknowledge that the problem started before 151,499 miles. I called the Toyota region to see if they will fix it in good will since I bought the car in good faith and always had it regularly maintenanced at a Toyota dealership. I was still told no, they legally couldn't help me. I was never notified that my car had a potential for excessive oil consumption. The only recall notice I have ever received from them was to get extra grease put on a switch for my window motor. If they had alerted me sooner that my engine needed to be tested or if the service department had told me about the recall for similar cars, then I would not be stuck driving a dangerous vehicle. I have to put a quart of oil in every week just to make sure it is drivable. I am paying for the repair out of pocket hoping that there is no damage to my engine block. I do not want to sell this car since it is a potential danger and put someone else's life at risk.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 13
Failure Date: 11/13/2016

Engine burns a quart of oil every 400-500 miles.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 14
Failure Date: 11/12/2016

Motor oil is burning excessively I have to check the oil every weekend and the dealer says is normal, I think is not normal to keep adding oil when there is no leak. Dashboard is practically melting it was reported back in may because in the summer time it gets very sticky the dealer says it will take months or a year before they could fix it. Radio has a malfunction it was replaced back in 2014 because the screen turn black and not able to turn it on or off. In 2016 the radio is having problems again for the same reason and the dealer won't replace it anymore because the warranty is finished.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 15
Failure Date: 11/07/2016

My 2009 Toyota Camry has been burning approximately 1/2 quart of oil per week since October 2016. It had 128000 miles at that time. It now has 134500 miles. I drive approximately 500 miles per week. I fear engine problems and possible seizure. I had a Toyota dealership test done at 129500, but their verdict was that the oil consumption was not within the realm of needing repair. The engine used 3/4 quart of oil over 1250 miles, but the Toyota guideline is 1. 1 quart during the test time period.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 16
Failure Date: 11/06/2016

So after loving my 2007 Toyota Camry for many good years, my heartache started when it began using oil to the tune of visible loss on dipstick at 800 miles. I was shocked to find little or no oil on the dip stick so I started watching it closely. I confirmed that my 2007 Toyota Camry car burns a bit more than 2 quarts every 800-1000 miles. . Read more...

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 17
Failure Date: 11/03/2016

Excessive oil consumption issue. Toyota will now offer any coverage or warranty. Issue just started showing itself this past fall and once I learned of the technical service bulletin, Toyota said it was past their 10/31/16 date and the fact that the care was past the 10 year pis date (by 4 days). They now say this is a wear and tear issue. There is something wrong here with this many problems for many, many Camry owners and no type of recall was ever issued. Very frustrating and very disappointing in Toyota. Have had no other issues with this car or with Toyota in my 10 years of ownership. Will now never purchase another Toyota again.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 18
Failure Date: 10/28/2016

Excessive oil consumption. Toyota dealership tested it and my car failed the test. They tell me I need new rings and piston's. Engine rebuild. They told me I am on the list but it could take up to a year for the parts to come from the parent company. So if my engine blows up between now and then what happens then?.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 19
Failure Date: 10/28/2016

Failed oil consumption test x 2. Dealer stated I pay for any damage to engine, only piston rings covered. Dealer stated I pay if they damage engine during repair/recall.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 20
Failure Date: 10/10/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the pistons were burning oil and the vehicle could not retain oil. The dealer was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 149,000.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 21
Failure Date: 09/26/2016

I noticed my Camry was low on oil. Took it into the dealership. They said there is a recall on my engine for excessive oil consumption. They verified indeed my car has an excessive oil consumption problem. Toyota dealership said they would eventually fix it but all the parts are on back order. At first they said it could take a month or two. I called back a month later, dealership said they could not tell me a date and it may take a year until they have parts. I feel that my car is being compromised burning oil like this. I am having to put a quart in sometimes every 700 miles! what are the consequences of waiting this long to get the repair done and may having to wait a year if Toyota even gets back to me. I feel that they are avoiding me and not actually going to fix this repair in a timely manner.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 22
Failure Date: 09/26/2016

After 1200 miles, I took the car back to Toyota for second part of their oil consumption test, and was told it didn't use any oil. After picking up my car up from my trusted mechanic (who said 2/3 of Toyota's recommended repairs totaling over $1600 were not true), I was told he had to add oil b/c it was low. This is yet another example of Toyota lying to customers so they do not have to incur costs or issue a valid recall. They claim burning oil is "normal", and only if their "test" proves so, they would replace the piston rings - they are lying about these test results to avoid having to do the expensive repair.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 23
Failure Date: 08/29/2016

On 06-21-2016, we took our 2009 Toyota Camry se to wondries Toyota in alhambra CA for the oil consumption test under the enhancement warranty (ze7). We were told by the service advisor to drive the vehicle (which had 61088 miles) for approximately 1100-1300 miles then bring it back in for the re-inspection. On 08-29-2016, we brought our Camry back into the dealership with 62330 miles on it. We were told by the service advisor that our vehicle did not fail the test. The vehicle had only used up "a 1/4 of a quart of oil" and in order to fail the test it would've needed to burn "a quart of oil" in the given amount of miles. I ask the service advisor if it was normal for the vehicle to have blueish color smoke come out of the tailpipe every morning. He stated no. The service advisor stated "you would need to check my oil every 1200 miles to add oil". I asked him it was normal for me to have to check and add oil to this vehicle. He stated no. I stated if I follow the Toyota oil change guideline (changing oil every 5000-7000 miles) then my vehicle would have lost 1-11/2 quart of oil prior to the oil change. He stated yes. I explained to him that it was a safety concern for my wife that drives the vehicle and now she runs the rest of the motor stopping on her because of excessive oil usage and the dealership would not fix the problem. He stated there was nothing he can do so I need to contact Toyota motor corporation.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2010 Toyota Camry 24
Failure Date: 08/19/2016

I have gotten two oil changes in two weeks. The vehicle burns oil to empty every 4-5 days. While driving the vehicle cuts off completely and the steering wheel locks. This is especially dangerous while driving on major highways and interstates. I work as a realtor part-time and for the local government full-time. My daily commute (mon-fri) is all major highway and interstate, for 3 hours round-trip. As a realtor, I drive all throughout the DC, maryland, virginia areas, 7 days a week.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 25
Failure Date: 08/15/2016

Every time I took my car to get an oil change (every 3000 miles sometimes even a little earlier), I am told my oil is low or dirty or both. This last time I took it I was told I was low two quarts of oil and I didn't even hit 3,000 miles yet. I was told next time if it was low I might have to do a complete engine flush. I decided to get a few more opinions before going forward with any work. I was told by a man at a Toyota dealership in torrance, that it sounded similar to an issue another person he knows had which ended up being a recall for that persons car. I was advised to call the dealership I got my car from and check with them for a recall. I called and received news that there was a "warranty enhancement" for excessive oil consumption. I took it in to get the first step of the test done which consisted of making sure there wasn't an oil leak and since there wasn't they topped off my oil then applied markers to my dip stick and other places so they can measure how much my oil went down after only 1200 miles. When I returned after the 1200 miles they checked the levels again and saw obviously my engine burned a significant amount of oil since they last checked it. They added a quart of oil back into my car when I returned and since it was little above full after they added the quart, they said my car passed the test and that although my car burned oil it wasn't enough for them to do any work to my car. Basically telling me that its $5,000 to fix and that it was normal in Toyotas to consume excessive amounts of oil. I bought my car certified used from the cerritos auto square autonation lot. I couldn't believe that they turned me away without even suggesting other ways for me to get better oil consumption or any other help for that matter. I was told I can do the test one more time and they told me to go to a different dealership which I also found strange.

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