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Engine Burning Oil Problems of Toyota Camry - part 1

Toyota Camry owners have reported 186 problems related to engine burning oil (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 1
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 2
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 3
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 4
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 5
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 6
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 7
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.

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

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 13
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 14
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 2009 Toyota Camry 15
Failure Date: 05/18/2016

Excessive oil consumption.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2011 Toyota Camry 16
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 17
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 18
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.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 19
Failure Date: 03/18/2016

I had problems with my cars oil consumption and was never notified from Toyota that there was a recall back in may 2015 for engine oil consumption repair. The shop is now telling me I have a blown piston from what they can hear. I have records that I never missed an oil change and even have proof from firestone complete care when my car was checked for oil leaks. There were none found. Toyota is refusing to repair my vehicle because they said it's too late to do an oil consumption test. I also sent Toyota proof of my oil changes from firestone dated 12/13/14, 4/11/15, 6/29/15, 8/22/15, 10/08/15, 11/14/15 and 1/3/16. My car was towed into community Toyota on 3/23/16.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 20
Failure Date: 03/13/2016

Low oil due to overver-consumption: my car engine overheated and almost burnt because of oil overconsumption and I had to take the car and get oil change and got a report proving the very low oil level.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 21
Failure Date: 03/01/2016

When I took my 2008 Camry in to the dealer for an oil change they found no oil in the car. They said I needed to take an "oil consumption test". They did something to my car and I drove for another 2000 miles and brought it back in. I was told it had failed the oil consumption test and that I would be put on a waiting list for repair which is covered by an extended warranty from Toyota. I was told the wait could be as long as six months and that in the meantime if my car runs out of oil and anything happens to the engine, the warranty would be void. My car might have oil in the morning and the be completely out of oil by the afternoon. I feel I should be given a loan car to drive while I am waiting for these repairs. I contacted Toyota directly in California and they would not approve this request. The parts needed for the repair are having to be manufactured and this takes months. My dealer told me there are people waiting since last year for repairs. I'm just asking for a car to drive while I wait so that I don't have to drive mine and risk voiding the warranty.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 22
Failure Date: 02/18/2016

Engine burning excessive oil. Three quarts every 2000 miles.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 23
Failure Date: 02/01/2016

Oil consumption: after 1149 mi, I checked my oil and there was barley any oil in the car. The car has 149,000 miles on it. The dealer said that using a qt. Of oil every 1000 mi. Was normal. They said it passed the recall which was tested at 1000 mi. They refused to fixed the problem.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2015 Toyota Camry 24
Failure Date: 01/05/2016

The contact owns a 2015 Toyota Camry. While the vehicle was undergoing a routine maintenance check, it was discovered that the engine was burning oil. The dealer confirmed the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 4,000.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 25
Failure Date: 01/01/2016

There are several issues. First sticky dash board . . Was told I'm being put on a waiting list for part. It's been months still no word. 2nd oil consumption is ridiculous. . Oil runs out way before it's time for oil change every time . . No oil leaks anywhere . . Car just burns oil super fast never experienced this with any car I've owned . . 3rd the car vibrates when in you hit around 40 mph at 1. 5 rpm doesnt do it as much when car doesnt go in overdrive in 4th gear . . Was told this may be a computer programing issue . . 4th my driver side back seat mat is melted to the floor. I was told something under the car may be getting to hot. Never got any real answers to my concerns .

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