All cars » Toyota » Camry » Engine And Engine Cooling » Engine Burning Oil

Engine Burning Oil Problems of Toyota Camry - part 1



Toyota Camry owners have reported 97 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: 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.

See all problems of the 2007 Toyota Camry.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2005 Toyota Camry 2
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.

See all problems of the 2005 Toyota Camry.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 3
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 4
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...

See all problems of the 2009 Toyota Camry.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 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 image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 6
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.

See all problems of the 2008 Toyota Camry.


car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 7
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 8
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 9
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 10
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 11
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 12
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 13
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 2007 Toyota Camry 14
Failure Date: 10/24/2013

Excessive oil consumption.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 15
Failure Date: 09/30/2013

Excessive oil consumption, Toyota says it is within their standards. Have to add quart of oil every thousand miles. Toyota says this is within their standards, however they dont tell you they knew about this and provided a fix to dealers. Most times it happens though after warranty expires.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 16
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 17
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 18
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.

See all problems of the 2010 Toyota Camry.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 19
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 20
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 21
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 22
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 23
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 24
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 25
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.

Other Common Engine And Engine Cooling related problems of Toyota Camry