Toyota Camry owners have reported 40 problems related to engine oil leaking (under the engine and engine cooling category).
Discovered engine is consuming excessive oil, causing oil pressure light to flash on momentarily during a sudden quick stop. Engine has been maintained within prescribed intervals for oil changes using approved optional 0w20 oil. Now it appears to be consuming over 1 quart per 1500 miles. Haven't taken this problem to a dealer yet, but from what I'm reading in other complaints, Toyota has steadfastly refused to take responsibility for this issue. Unlike others, I have Toyota's full bumper-to-bumper warranty, good for 7 years or 10800 miles. I'm not sure even that would move Toyota, since they could simply stall until the vehicle purchased 6 years ago is out of warranty. The engine probably won't die completely until after then, as long as I keep the oil level where it should be. However, I shouldn't need to check the oil so often, when the service interval is supposed to be 5000 miles, there are no leaks, and I'm using amsoil, a premium synthetic oil.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2003 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that oil continued to leak under his vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who indicated that the head gasket needed to be replaced to repair the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 188,000. Rg.
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My car was leaking oil and when I had it diagnosed, there was no more thread on the screws to hold the motor on correctly, after a month of the rethreading, my head gasket/motor both stopped working.
My oil light blinked once on my way home. I checked the oil the next morning before starting the car and it showed no oil on the dipstick! we added 4 1/2 qts of oil. I had never been so much as a 1/2 qt low at oil change. There are no leaks. The oil light never stayed on as a warning. My motor could have conceivably burned up without my knowing there was anything wrong. My 5 year old vehicle is now using at least 1/2 - 1 qts of oil every 1200 miles. We have a 1999 Toyota Camry with 245,000 miles that only uses approx. 1/2 qt oil per 3,000 miles. After researching on the internet, I can see that mine is not a singular event. Toyota should be made to fix the problem.
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Started my car, noticed oil lamp came on then off. Proceeded to drive and oil lamp light flashed again. Oil light came on at least a total of 5 times. Came to traffic light, came to a soft stop to observe traffic before attempting to turn right. Car then shut off and all indicators were on, such as, battery, engine light, oil light, and air bag. I proceeded to restart car. No problem with restart, oil light never came on again. I took car to Toyota dealership service department to find out why vehicle shut down and due to fear! Toyota employee told me they would do a diagnostic on my vehicle free of charge to find cause of shut down. Please note, I did an oil change oct. 15, 2013 and Nov 18, 2013 car shut down! after arriving at a Toyota dealership to have my car checked to find out why it simply shut down, then all of a sudden there was no time to do a check to find out what caused my car to shut down without warning. The manager gave me a very simple reason as to why and what caused it to shut down. Manager told me I have an oil leak inside the engine of my car. Manager stated I didn't have to buy a new engine, but I needed to do a 100-500 oil dip stick check. Why was the dip stick down to nothing in the first place? why was there no oil in my car? technician never put oil in my car. Toyota is responsible for damage to engine as a result of their mishandling of vehicle and making false statements regarding me. Toyota is responsible for stress on of my Toyota 2007 Camry engine. My life and that of others at risk because of Toyota. .
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Vvti oil line rupture 2007 Toyota Camry w/ v6 engine we purchased this new at a local Toyota dealer. My wife is the primary driver w/ myself as the only other occasional driver. The vehicle has received regular maintenance although not at the dealership where purchased. Vehicle, at time of incident (11-15-13), had 50,893 miles. When my wife returned home from shopping she saw a trail of oil up the driveway and into the garage. The oil trail appeared to begin down the street near our home. When we restarted the engine, oil gushed from the passenger side of the v-6 engine. I checked the oil level and it was about 1 1/2 - 2 quarts low. Our Toyota uses no oil between oil changes. Oil had sprayed all over the passenger side of the engine, the undercarriage, and some of the exhaust system. An internet search revealed a vvti oil line problem with certain Toyota vehicles w/ a v-6 engine. A short rubber section of external engine oil line would leak or rupture. Ours ruptured with-out any warning lights or alarms. The next morning we had it towed to the dealership where purchased and they repaired and verified that the problem was the vvti oil line. They told me that the repair was not covered by Toyota and we had to pay. I found out Toyota did have a lsc 90-k phase two campaign that did cover this but it had expired. We were unaware of the problem. I called and complained to 2 levels of Toyota then wrote the office of the president torrance, CA. But they all said letters were sent out and the campaign had expired March 31, 2013. The president's office did offer a limited refund for future parts or service at Toyota dealers. This problem still exists and Toyota should not have an expiration date for repairing this serious problem. This problem can cause fires and ruin engines. Fortunately we only lost a small amount of oil and that shouldn't have damaged our engine.
I bought this car at 78000 about 2 months after I noticed I had to put oil like once a month the car is not leaking oil. Now a year later I have to put a quart in and the car is not leaking oil and blowing any dark smoke. This is a problem.
I began noticing during my regular oil change maintenance at 3000-5000 miles, that closer to required oil change my oil light would engage during braking. I didn't think anything of it at first, but began noticing it at a consistent rate. When I had my oil changed at 90,000 miles the service person indicated I only had about 1 1/2 quarts removed from the car. I thought I had an oil leak of some sort, but I never have had any significant discharge from my oil pan, oil filter and so forth in my driveway. I went to my son who is a mechanic, and he said he saw little sign of any leakage, and I must be burning it. So he suggested I get online, and look for similar incidents, and now I see 2007 is a popular year for this type of issue. I have yet to bring it to a dealers attention, and see no re-call or manufacturers problem advertised by Toyota.
I was driving the car as usual and noticed red engine oil light came on when I brake for a traffic light. Checked the oil level when I got home and realized there was no oil on the dip stick at all! I ended up putting in about 2 qts of oil to return it to an acceptable level. After researching for the problem, I found out there was a service bulletin for exactly the same problem and basically the engine needed to be rebuilt in order to fix the problem. Seems like Toyota hasn't been honest about their products potential problems lately. Please pressure Toyota to issue a recall for this problem. Otherwise I will never buy any Toyota product again. At the same time, I recalled my dealership, where I purchased the maintenance package from, had previously suggested that oil pan could have been leaking oil. I went under the car, and there was no sign of leakage at all! the dealership always knew about the service bulletin and was trying to misguide me!.
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and the dealer advised that the front axle failed. In addition, the vehicle was leaking engine oil. The vehicle was repaired. The engine oil ring and the front axle were replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure and current mileage was 73,000.
My engine light has been on since I've had this car , 2001. No one could ever tell me why the light has been on all this time until I took it in for an oil change and was told that they couldn't do it because I had a severe oil leak. This car now needs head gaskets. It seems to be a Toyota problem.
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Tl- the contact owns 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated while having the vehicle inspected by the dealer they confirmed that the crankshaft sensor was leaking oil. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure and current mileage was 66,560. Rvk.
2,000 miles after an oil change I noticed that my oil light would come on sporadically. I checked the oil and it was three quarts low. The car only hold four quarts of oil, so this was especially concerning. A mechanic checked out my car and said that there were no leaks, everything was still factory sealed, and he didn't know why it was consuming so much oil. I had an oil change 1000 miles later, and 2000 miles after that I was low on oil again! according to things I've read, this car consumes roughly 1 quart of oil every 1,200 miles it is driven. This should be fixed by Toyota.
I have been having problems out of my 2007 Camry for over about a year and a half now. Probably after 2-3 months of getting my oil changed, I have having to put more oil in it between oil changings. I have been to 2 different dealerships and an automachanic shop in which no one has seen any oil leaks. What I have noticed when my oil light comes on, it is harder for me to stop my vechile. When I check my oil, it's almost nothing in there. I have seen other complaints related to this and this may be something that Toyota need to look in to immediately. I did not have this problem with my 05 Camry and if there is no oil leak, there shouldn't be a reason I have to put oil in my car in between oil changings!.
I noticed when applying sudden brakes low engine oil light came on but it went away when brakes were released. I thought it may be time for oil change and got oil change done shortly. That problem didn't came back till few months later. I had my oil change done from the dealer and the service was not due yet so I went to the nearby auto shop and they told me it didn't show any oil in the dipstick so they did the oil change and filled it up(no visible problem noticed). I thought I will get it inspected with the dealer on my next visit. Next time when I went to dealer I mentioned it and they were too busy to check that but they did visual inspection and didn't see any problem or leaks. Again after same issue they told me to come after 1200 miles after oil change but they didn't find any problem. I had to carry the oil with me just in case as the nearby auto place told me it was abnormal. I had to top it up again shortly as the dip stick showed no oil. I complained to the dealer again and they told me to come back after 2500 miles and they sealed the knob with silicon or something so it cannot be tampered with and they told me to come on weekday so they can talk to the Toyota engineer. When I returned they tested it and found normal consumption and no problem found. I am still facing that problem and I called Toyota hotline and they told me that they would go by the dealers opinion on that and there was no known problem on the vehicle. When I read these posts on this website then it definitely seems like a problem and now my vehicle is not under warranty either . My engine is still fine, only problem is I have to change oil too frequently. If something happens to engine in future I definitely hope Toyota will cover it since they haven't identified any problem on my engine after so many visits.
We bought a brand new 2001 Toyota Camry ce in 2000 and were pretty comfortable with the vehicle until something happened to us about 8 weeks ago. On Jan 22, we were driving on I 15 freeway south from la back to las vegas. About after 30 minutes on the road I heard something sounding like a crack under the vehicle (last only about one second). I thought the vehicle might hit a rock underneath and slowed down trying to figure out what exactly happened. Then in about 3 minutes the vehicle lost the power. I turned on the emergency flash light and pulled the vehicle to the roadside. I could see that the engine oil was leaking out badly. After lots of hassles the vehicle was towed to crown Toyota dealer shop in ontario. The next day morning their service manager called to tell me that nothing indicated that the vehicle hit a rock since there was no damage outside of the engine. To the best of his judgment the engine was damaged from inside. He said something from inside of engine could fall down and knocked the engine that caused the leaking. Soon after that my insurance company denied my claim stating that they talked to the crown Toyota dealer shop and concluded the accident was caused by the mechanical failure of the engine, which is not covered by the insurance policy. Last month I had the engine replaced in an auto shop and was told the same thing about the cause of the problem. From pictures attached one can see a big hole knocked out on engine(see attached picture). It is a real surprise to me since the vehicle has run only 79,500 miles and we gave it maintenance on regular bases as required. By this letter we request an investigation of what engine defect caused the failure and an explanation from Toyota company. At the same time we reserve the right to ask for compensations for the loss caused by this mechanical failure. This complaint has been sent to national customer relation of Toyota moto sales.
Please see the information below, and let me know if you can help me pursue this matter. At the very least, I would like to file a complaint against Toyota and lucas oil. > attorney comment: the website for lucas oil regarding its stop leak product says that it repairs worn seals without risk of damage. >
>attorney comment: this situation presents an unusual issue ie the liability of the oil leak product for not warning against use of the product in a car prone to sludging. >
> I added 1 quart of lucas engine oil stop leak (purchased at pep boys) to the engine oil of my 1997 v-6 Toyota Camry, which caused a rod to be thrown, killing the engine. (prior to this, the engine was running fine, but I did have a slight engine oil leak problem. ) the estimate to replace the engine is $3,171. 91. I am the original owner of the vehicle, which has 177,559 miles on it. Upon searching the internet, I discovered that my car engine is prone to sludge and sludge damage due to design error. Had I been aware of this, I never would have added this product. As it is, neither Toyota nor lucas oil posted any warnings about using this product in my car engine. As such, I contacted both Toyota and lucas oil for some relief - both companies denied my request.
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The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Camry. While driving 65 mph, the contact heard a loud cracking noise coming from under the vehicle as the vehicle stalled. After inspection, the contact noticed oil leaking from the engine. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the contact was advised that part of the engine had fallen and caused the engine to leak. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who replaced the entire engine. The manufacturer was aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The current mileage was 90,000 and the failure mileage was 79,500.
The contact owns a 1998 Toyota Camry. There was an oil leak inside of the oil filter. The vehicle was taken to an oil change facility where the oil filter was not installed incorrectly and caused oil to leak and damaged the engine. While driving 50 mph the engine over heated and stalled. The vehicle was towed to a different local mechanic. The second mechanic also informed him that an oil leak along with a damaged filter caused the vehicle to stall. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and current mileages were 110,000.
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Engine oil leak in 2009 Camry le 4 cylinder. This car hds a rear main seal replaced at 30k miles and the lekd returned. Then had a short block replaced at 34k miles. Leak returned w/I 277 miles of short black replacement. Filing arbitration. Vehicle still leaking and engine oil leak is very obvious.
At the speed of less than aprox 15-20 miles on a turn, car spun off and lost control. Caused wheels to crash into curb, and severely damaged. Noticed oil on the tire surface. Moved car out of toad way. Car spilled lot of oil. The Toyota dealer assessed, and told us that the oil hose (vvt-I) has ruptured, causing oil leak. Toyota later informed that there is a so called "limited campaign" to replace these hoses. They are denying that the oil leak was the cause of accident. They have not done any thorough investigation. The written response from does not even satisfactorily explain their reasoning for denying claim.
Toyota customer and owner with unfortunate problems with my car driven normally in the ordinary course of the day as an elder. The electrical system has failed, the oil leaks, the floormat interferes with the accelerator pedal and sticks, interfering with braking experienced recently on the NY-CT highway. I paid to repair the electrical failure and oil leaks and still the electrical system as indicated for example by the dashboard which is continuously lit up, I. E. Is still not working properly. I wrote to Toyota motor sales, u. S. A. , inc. 19001 south western Ave. Dept. Wc11 torrance, CA 90501 nancy fein, vp customer service Toyota motor sales USA inc. , po box 10054 toldeo ohio 43682-4419.
The vvt-I line from bank 1 failed and oil leaked all over my driveway. The car was 4. 3 quarts low. No specific action took place to cause this other than a defective part/design from Toyota. The "fix" was a replacement pipe sub assembly (p/n 15707-31030). Apparently there is a metal replacement assembly but they put another rubber pipe into my car. Let's hope it doesn't have again and actually cause some damage.
2007 Toyota Camry with 2gr-fe v-6 engine had a failed vvti pressure pipe assy. Major oil leak developed which caused a loss of engine oil. No warning lights came on. Dealer replaced with the same part number 15707-31030 with the rubber connection instead of the updated all metal part number 15772-31030. I had 56335 miles on the vehicle so it was under warranty but now I am concerned about this event occurring again after another 56000 miles. I went on the internet and now realize that this problem exist on many of the Toyota vehicles with this type engine. I feel there should be a recall issued by Toyota before someone gets hurt. (fire, broke down on the side of road and another vehicle crashes into you etc. ).
My 2004 Toyota Camry engine died 10/ 22/07 w/59,615 miles on it. 13464 miles @ purchase-I was told that it was a program car w/extended warranty=6 yrs/100k miles. Found the window sticker when I traded it in. No problems with the car prior to the incident. Coming home from a trip, power steering lost some functionality; a service light came on; my husband put power steering fluid in; we headed to the nearest Toyota dealer. En route we lost all power steering & ability to accelerate, engine began to smoke; car cut off. The dealership took 5-6 weeks to replace the engine. Doubt old parts are available. On a couple of occasions incorrect parts were ordered/received. Picked the vehicle up~12/1/07; 59620 miles on it. While awaiting repairs dealerships/corporate offices could only advise the car may be under basic warranty. Took it to the dealership where purchased the next business day. Smelled smoke and wanted assurance a new engine was put in as promised & that there were no other problems. They made $900+ worth of added repairs-rear main seal oil leak; axle boot leak. It had 59949 miles on it. At that point I didn't want it back. I wanted Toyota to assume responsibility for selling a lemon. My main concern: is there a serious safety hazard with 2004 Toyota Camry models as seen in previous years (engine oil sludge)? secondly, did something else cause this incident? the dealership where I purchased this Camry should have responded to my dissatisfaction; they should have acknowledged/offered some incentives for selling me a lemon. Their only concern, make another sale. Requested a call from/audience with the owner. Hasn't happened. I needed a car and believed this was aberration with respect to Camry models' performance. Not sure that they'll keep me as a customer. I thank god we had no accident, no known injuries. Please let me know if there's litigation this make/model; I'd like to join the litigants. I can give you my VIN number at your request. Thanks.
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I purchased my car in 2007 as a mark down because it had been returned by a business but the oil leak problem was not fixed before I bought it nor was I told of the problem. Soon after I bought it I noticed that the oil was low but I couldn't find where the oil was leaking from. There was no black smoke so I took it to the dealer. Over and over again I took the car in and complained about the missing oil. One of the things they told me was that they never put the required amount in but always put in from one half to a full quart low. I never missed scheduled maintenance and each time I told them about the oil problem but they never fixed it. Instead they always offered me some excuse. The warranty is now expired but the problem has been continuous from the beginning of the warranty. I believe the car should be covered under the lemon law. I was taken advantage of because I am a woman. I need you help because I am at wits end and I don't think I should have to be worried all the time and always have to carry spare oil in my trunk.
I own a Toyota Camry 1998 model. The engine oil leaks non-stop. Several months back I received a notice of class action settlement with the Toyota company. It stated that all Toyota Camrys 1998 had an engine oil leak defect, and as per the class action settlement I could take my car to a Toyota dealership and they would fix this problem at their cost. Also, that if I had incurred any costs trying to have this problem fixed on my own, Toyota will pay such costs to the owner. Accordingly, I took my car to the dealership. They took the copy of the notice from me and informed me that it does not apply to my car. I was told that they could check and fix the problem, but I would have to pay for it. If this was the case, then why was I sent a notice in the first place to take my car to a dealership for the problem fix? this has been a very frustrating and embarrassing experience. This is my complaint, and I request help in getting this problem resolved.
2001 Toyota Camry was towed on 3/27/06 as a result of oil leak from engine. All data was sent to Toyota who sent it to an independent evaluator who denied claim. . I would like to resubmit the claim and documents to your office for a reevaluation.
Vehicle experienced oil leakages coming from underneath the vehicle. Dealer was not notified, and the cause of the problem has not been determined.
2001 Toyota Camry le. Engine oil leaking. I did not realize untill I went to 65k service by dealer. The leaking oil malfunction power steering.
Took 1997 Camry to dealer September 2002 for slight hesitation problem and advised them that I noticed a small oil leak while parked at home. Dealer advised it was engine sludge. Car remained in dealer's possession for 1 1/2 months because of no response from service tech. They claimed that sludge problem was fixed, however. July 8, 2004 the car stopped. Had it towed to dealer and was advised that the engine died from sludging. . . Again. Dealer say they will not fix it and that I must purchase another engine for $5200. 00 (used 2000 Toyota engine). I advised them of the letter found on the I-net from toyoto re. "coverage for oil gelling related engine damage for 8 years unlimited mileage from date of first sale" but service tech said "we fixed it once and we will not do it again". I am without transportation, and no satisfaction from Toyota dealer. Help!.
The engine blew in my 1998 Toyota Camry. It had 12300 mileage and was well maintained with no prewarnings that there was any engine trouble. I had received a letter from Toyota corporation months prior to the incident, warning of oil sludging/gelling problems with this car model. The letter stated that all repair costs would be covered for damages caused by oil sludging/gelling. The Toyota mechanics informed me that the engine appeared clean - no oil sludging. But, they did not know why the engine blew. They informed me that the oil might have been low. However, I had just had an oil change performed two months prior to the incident and was not informed of an oil leak, nor did my oil indicator light ever come on. Even though they couldn't explain what caused the engine to blow, they would not cover any costs of repair.
We went to the dealer today, armed with an amazing array of internet information. We were initially sent to the main receptionist who when asked who's handling the sludge problems? at first didn't seem to understand the meaning of the word, then when my fiance pulled out a whole packet of information and put it in front of her and said this problem, which I'm sure you're aware of she then aid, you took me off guard and then stopped the gsm or sm and asked him to talk to us. When in his office, we said, we bought a car from you and have sludge and the car has sat a month, he referred us to the repair department. We walked though the hall and over to repair and spoke with the manager of that department. He asked for the VIN and the mileage, after we said we have a bad sludge problem. He pulled the vehicle up in the computer then asked if anyone had removed the intake to see if it was sludge. We answered that of course we had taken it to two different mechanics, first because we thought it was an oil leak, burning and causing all the smoke. Both mechanics knew immediately that it was sludge, although the one was nice enough to run diagnostics to prove there was no leak. We were told the car could not be driven. After telling the manager that two mechanics had seen it, he asked if it could be driven to the dealership. We told him, since it is shuddering and smoking like a freight train, both mechanics advised that the whole engine would seize up, and we would not drive it. He then gave us a number to a towing company for the dealership that would tow at no cost to us to the dealership and agreed to look at the car tomorrow. When I asked what it would cost me, he said nothing, if it is sludge. We'll see. If this man is as honest as he seems, he's not only rare, but amazing. Of course, he could call in a day or two and say it was my fault and want oil change receipts. Unfortunatlly for the dealership, I have them.
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|Check Engine Light On problems||
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems||
|Car Stall problems||
|Emission Control problems||
|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems||