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Engine Burning Oil Problems of Toyota Camry - part 1



Toyota Camry owners have reported 196 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: 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. .

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 2
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.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 3
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 2008 Toyota Camry 4
Failure Date: 11/13/2016

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

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 5
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 2007 Toyota Camry 6
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 7
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 8
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 9
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 2009 Toyota Camry 10
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 11
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 12
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 13
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 14
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.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 15
Failure Date: 06/01/2016

90,000 and now burns 1 qt oil every 1200 miles. Oil light comes on at 3 quarts low. Shouldn't it come on well before that? like one qt low.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2016 Toyota Camry 16
Failure Date: 05/31/2016

The contact owns a 2016 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the engine burned an excessive amount of oil and emitted a burning odor. Once the engine was started, the contact noticed oil leaking from the engine. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 12,000.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 17
Failure Date: 05/24/2016

Excessive engine oil consumption. Only 1 liter of engine oil came out during my last engine oil change at 65,000 miles even after I put in a liter at 64,500 miles because the red low engine oil pressure light came on and I checked the dipstick to see that almost no engine oil was in my car. I'm currently at 67,000 miles and the red light came on again, so I added one more liter of engine oil after checking the dipstick and practically nothing registered. I need to get it fixed, but the Toyota dealer says nothing is wrong with my car/VIN, so I can't get the necessary parts even if they have them in stock. I called the 1-888-270-9371 Toyota customer assistance center and the representative said there's nothing she could do. Would like to fix the problem before my engine blows up.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 18
Failure Date: 05/21/2016

My father-in-law is a auto mechanic. He changes the oil in my 2007 Toyota Camry every 2500-3500 miles. This is well before the recommended 5,000 mile service reminder light comes on. The car always burned oil but over the last year he has noticed that the car is burning significantly more oil. He recommended that I take the car to the Toyota dealer for a oil consumption test. I took the car to route 44 Toyota in raynham MA for the oil consumption test. I brought the car in with 147,212 miles for the test and a oil change. I was told to bring the car back between 148,212 - 148,512 miles. I noticed that after I original brought the car in for the the test, the car would idles at 800 rpm when stopped, after the oil change and test the car idle at 500-600 rpm. I brought the car back to route 44 Toyota for phase ii of the oil consumption test with 148,290 miles. The serviced advisor said that the car passed the oil consumption test and was only down 1/2 a quart of oil. The car burns more than a quart of oil every 1,000 miles but the dealer is telling me that it doesn't. I also noticed that the car was back to idling at 800 rpm when stopped.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 19
Failure Date: 05/18/2016

I have had my Toyota Camry since 2012 however when I called in to make a complaint about the excessive oil consumption, I was told I was not even registered with Toyota. I find that disturbing because I have received notices in the past. I did not receive any notices about the oil consumption test. I even have notices from Toyota to prove that I have received notices in the past. When I called in jackie the specialist said I was not in the system and had to be registered. Now I'm stuck with this problem, and feel that this so unfair.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 20
Failure Date: 05/18/2016

The car has a very quick oil consumption. Oil has to be either added or changed before the mileage has been reached. The car has been driving sluggage and has begin to be accompanied by shaking. This is not specific to any place nor time as it does it at any point and time when the oil has reduced. I have contacted Toyota multi times however the last attempt was the only one where my complaint was taken seriously. My information was taken and I was also told that I was not in the system and the information listed was under the name c hughes which was corrected to my info at that time which was one week and two days from today. I truly think it is unfair to me that I was not notified about this and when I called was told nothing could be done.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 21
Failure Date: 05/18/2016

Excessive oil consumption.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 22
Failure Date: 05/13/2016

Oil consumption. I had the oil changed at the dealership in may when I started noticing consumption. I happened to check the oil a couple of weeks later and it wasn't even touching the stick, so I added 2 quarts of oil and took it back to the dealer and asked them if they even changed the oil. They of course said yes and we kept noticing it burning quite a bit of oil. I took it to a my mechanic and he immediately knew Toyota had a recall on this model burning oil and advised us to take it to the dealership to conduct their test. We did the test which was drive it 1200 miles and bring it back and of course they said it only burnt a little over a half of a quart. I have been putting oil in this car most of the summer sometimes less than 1200 miles well over a quart. I have read several blogs and see where Toyota has been sued over this issue. I just want my car fixed. Thank you.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2011 Toyota Camry 23
Failure Date: 05/07/2016

Excessive oil consumption, it uses about 1qt every 1000miles. Car has had a meticulous maintenance schedule, oil and filter changes every 3000 miles. Driven by a 65 year old woman.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 24
Failure Date: 05/03/2016

Excessive oil consumption. Burns 1 quart within 1,500 of millage use. My current car millage is approximately 88,000 miles. This problem is shown through large puffs of black smoke from the exhaust, upon ignition. This is obviously not a "normal" situation. This issue may lead to a higher amount oil purchases and serious engine damage; it is very costly.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 25
Failure Date: 04/06/2016

My Camry has check engine light on and oil needed to be changed once again in less than 3 months. Toyota has a recall on oil burning up but they checked last time and said it's okay. Evidently it's not. The mechanic recommended brake booster for the engine light issue which costs from $750-$1,200 which is hard to afford. This kind of issue can cost your life. Toyota needs to recall this and fix it since so many other people have the same issue.

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