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Engine Burning Oil Problems of Toyota Camry - part 1

Toyota Camry owners have reported 110 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: 04/21/2015

I was driving home from work, and as I was coming to a stop I heard a warning ding, looked down, and my dashboard read "low engine oil pressure. " I found that warning odd considering I have only put 2,000 miles on my car since my last oil change, I have not noticed any oil leaks in my parking spot or under my car, and I had my transmission serviced four weeks ago and there was no mention of any leaks by the service technician. I pull into the walmart parking lot close by, check my oil, and oil levels are not registering on my dipstick. I quickly bought 2 quarts of the manufacturers recommended weight of oil, put them in, and went directly to my service station. The service station took me in immediately, completed their inspection, and they informed me that they cannot find any leaks anywhere. In addition, there are no bad smells, no smoke, no signs of oil burning, nothing. They recommended an oil change, which I did. The service station gave me a 50% discount on the service because it was only 2 months and 2,000 miles since I was last there for an oil change. The mechanic suggested that I keep a case of oil in my trunk, check the oil level once a week, and add oil as needed. I think this is a lot of oil consumption, and a lot of work for such a young vehicle. My car is a 2007 Toyota Camry xle 4 cylinder with 79,004 miles as of 21 April 2015.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 2
Failure Date: 03/09/2015

We got a warranty enhancement on our Toyota which started to lose alot of oil we took to Toyota green in lexington ky they had on their report we done over 2196 miles when started the test. Which was completely wrong they said we only used 1/2 quart of oil so it was not losing enough oil emailed Toyota considers oil consumption excessive when it exceeds 1. 1 quart per 600 miles. My husband has been checking since took writes down mileage when he checks it had little over 900 miles on it and we had lost almost a quart of oil it liked 1/8 being a full court. Of course they say it says it in the book what they can use. I have had exactly 4 Toyotas and they have never done this. They told us that we can take back in 5000 miles or 6mo which ever comes first. This just does not sound right to me. My husband was not back there when they checked every think which next time he will be. Their exact words they said when checked when they first checked it was slightly low added one qt of oil rechecked and it was little over. When it states in the book also never to put over the amount of oil in the car.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 3
Failure Date: 02/03/2015

The engine on this car have consumption two quarts oil every two thousand miles. And don't have any leaks.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 4
Failure Date: 01/13/2015

This car has burned a quart of oil every 1000 miles for the past seven years. Recently received a TSB from Toyota on this issue and as instructed, took it into a Toyota dealership. I was shocked to learn from their staff that Toyota was considering replacing my engine if it did indeed burn a quart of oil every 1000 miles. I mean come on---the car has 180k miles on it. Never the less, I was impressed with the idea. They "sealed" the oil cap so no one could tamper with the oil level. They informed me that they had topped off the oil level. I put another 1200 miles on it and returned the car as instructed, to allow them to "perform a detailed test to determine if the engine was consuming a quart every 1000 miles. I checked the oil dipstick the morning I took the car back to Toyota. It was a full quart low on oil. Interesting, but Toyota performed their test and advised they would contact me. Did not happen. A month later I called the dealership and they informed me the CA had burned 7/8 of a quart and as it was less than a quart, I was basically sol. All said and done, I was not expecting a new engine. I was expecting to leave feeling I had been treated fairly and professionally. The net result is that I have made two totally unnecessary trips to the dealer just to be informed Toyota does not and will not do anything. . . . Becauset their test indicated the car failed to meet their criteria by 1/8 of a quart. Gee. . . It was aquart low when I took it in, but wait. . . (I must be an idiot and blind. You. Think they pulled the dipstick out and kept looking at it until they saw what they wanted to see?? I had been considering purchasing another Toyota product but this experience has demonstrated to me why I should never consider Toyota. I liked their Camry, but they failed to appreciate my honesty and demonstrated a lack of impartial decision making. Adios amigo.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 5
Failure Date: 01/11/2015

It has 80,000 miles and burns excessive oil. I checked it yesterday and there was no oil touching the dipstick. It starts consuming oil two years ago and now it consumes 3 quarts between the oil changes.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 6
Failure Date: 12/17/2014

Excess engine oil consumption. Engine oil keep disappearing. Have to add more oil every week or two (that's less than a 500 miles to burn a quart or 2 engine oil!) to bring it back within the acceptable level. There is no visible leaks, no blue smoke indication. It is dangerous if engine suddenly fail when driving. This seems a common manufacturing defect from Toyota (t-sb-0094-2az-fe engine oil consumption).

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 7
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 image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 8
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 image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 9
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 image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2005 Toyota Camry 10
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 11
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 image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 12
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...

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 13
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 14
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 15
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 16
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 2009 Toyota Camry 17
Failure Date: 01/01/2014

Toyota engine excessive oil consumption. There is almost no engine oil left after driving about 1500 miles.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 18
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 19
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 20
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 21
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 22
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 image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 23
Failure Date: 10/30/2013

My Toyota Camry consumes an exorbitant amount of oil. I bought this car in summer 2013 with approx 35,000 miles, and within two-three month after my first oil change, the low oil warning lamp would turn on at hard braking. It turned out that the oil level was critically low even though it had been very recently changed. I was lucky to discover it when I was close to home so I was able to add oil. The inspection of the car did not reveal any oil leaks. I now have to add oil every several weeks even though the car has barely touched 50,000 miles. The car is now out of warranty. Had I embarked on a long trip right before the oil level fell low enough to trigger the low oil warning light, I could have experienced a catastrophic failure of the engine as open highway driving does not usually require hard braking. As a result I would have not found out that the engine was out of oil and could have suddenly stalled causing an accident. I am the second owner of this car. Before it was serviced as a Toyota dealer and the maintenance paperwork that came with the car did not point to any issues with the higher than normal oil consumption. Please do not wait until people get hurt in accidents caused by failed engines and make Toyota to fix this problem as the oil consumption is getting progressively worse with time and miles driven. Instead of sudden acceleration people may start getting killed from sudden stops caused by failed engines!!!.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 24
Failure Date: 10/24/2013

Excessive oil consumption.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 25
Failure Date: 10/01/2013

I am one of many complainents that have excess oil consumption with this car. I am using at least 1 quart evey 1,000 miles.

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