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Engine Burning Oil Problems of Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla owners have reported 16 problems related to engine burning oil (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Corolla 1
Failure Date: 10/10/2009

2009 Corolla devoled a shuddering or stalling when depressing clutch coming to a stop which also drops rpms from 900 to a little under 800 when car stops causing the car to run rough and this drop happens all the time but it may drop slow or fast not the same every time this problem started at 5000 miles with oil consumption problem associated by Toyota reflashing ecm per tcb which one week later check engine light comes on #3cly cde showing miss fire tech erased code missing any diagnosis care still acting up gulf state Toyota tech says erase ecm still not changed dealer cant find code don't know how to fix . Last visit to dealer was 2-10-2010 dealer champion Toyota houston t713-943-7780 service mgr and gen mgr car ran fine until oilconsumption and reflashing ecm car has 7139 miles on it I am not pleased and wonder if you know what you are doing!!!!!!.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Corolla 2
Failure Date: 08/28/2009

Oil consumption problems on 2009 Corolla made first oil change at 3111 miles now 5031 miles oil is barely showing 2000 miles in 7 months where is the oil I feel Toyota has fudged by using 0w-20 to 5w-20 to pass cafe standards for fuel mileage or they have ring problems a new car should not lose this much oil something is wrong and I don't want to see car damaged by there engineering failure.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2001 Toyota Corolla 3
Failure Date: 01/31/2009

Unsafe rebuilt transmission, 2001 Toyota Corolla we purchased the vehicle on 7/29/2008. In January 2009, the engine dumped oil and burned out, and had to be replaced. About two days later the transmission fell apart. Our mechanic discovered that it was from a salvage yard and was being held together with epoxy. The transmission mount was bent, indicating to the mechanic that the car might have been in some kind of accident. Also I believe the mechanism for the bolt to go through (to hold the transmission in place) was missing along with the bolt. All information about the problems with the car should be verified with harry, owner of import auto, at 2583 university Ave, madison, WI 53705; phone 608-231-1221. He has been keeping the transmission for inspection by interested authorities. Harry called the transmission a "fraud. " it should have never been installed like that. The transmission was unsafe. I allow my grandson to drive this car. He is a student, age 19. He has a part-time job with pizza hut, delivering pizzas. He is also in a band. Two days before the transmission went out, he wanted to drive the car a long distance for a gig. I told him to take my other car. If he had taken the Corolla, the transmission could have come apart at high speed on freeway in the dead of winter. He and others could have been killed. My mechanic ordered another rebuilt transmission, but it too had similar problems. He is flabbergasted that these transmissions are being sold, and he told us he had never seen this before in his 40-year career. We opted to install a new transmission. Bottom line: bad, unsafe transmissions are being sold and unscrupulous mechanics or car owners are installing them. We have photos and more information.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Toyota Corolla 4
Failure Date: 09/15/2008

Excessive oil consumption ( 1qt. Per 1k) for 09 Toyota Corolla.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2002 Toyota Corolla 5
Failure Date: 08/01/2007

The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Corolla. The engine is burning oil and there is no evidence of a leak. The mechanic stated that the failure is the engine. The mechanic put an oil stabilizer in the car to maintain the failure. The current and failures were mileage 73784.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2000 Toyota Corolla 6
Failure Date: 09/26/2006

2000 Toyota Corolla with approximately 62,000 miles is burning 1 quart of oil every 300 miles. Compression test shows no problem. Toyota claims rings are bad but independent garage said no way. Source of leak or consumption cannot be determined.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2000 Toyota Corolla 7
Failure Date: 06/27/2006

2000 Toyota Corolla - oil consumption. I, like a number of other owners, have experienced what I consider high oil consumption. My mileage is approximately 62,000 miles. Carbon buildup occurs on valves resulting in loud rattling (detonation) under acceleration, especially between 2500 and 3500 rpm. Dealer said there should be an expected amount of oil consumption between changes but I am adding close to 2 quarts per change. Compression test was fine, one cylinder slightly higher in pressure. Dealer said this indicated a possible sticking ring. Suggested a gm combustion chamber cleaner made by ac delco to blow out the carbon. Tried it. It worked great for 3 months. The detonation is back along with the oil consumption. Owned a 1995 Corolla with ported and polished engine and it never used a drop between changes.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2001 Toyota Corolla 8
Failure Date: 06/15/2006

Have a Corolla 2001, 65k miles on it today. At 56k miles, engine light came on, started misfiring, took to Toyota dealership, changed out points and plus. Engine light came back on, dealership performed "induction" through engine. Engine light came back on. Dealership could not find cause because computer readings vague; got frustrated and took car to independent mechanic shop that specializes in foreign cars; they determined it was a coil. Replaced coil. Car started burning oil profusely (1 quart a week in in-town driving). Now same shop has determined that the head gasket on engine needs replaced. (car has 65k miles). Car is scheduled to go in for a complete engine tear-down and head gasket repair/replacement at a cost of $1500-$1600. This 01 Corolla is the 5th Toyota auto I have owned and I have had an superior experience with all -- except the 2001 Corolla which I brought brand new from a Toyota car lot.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 1999 Toyota Corolla 9
Failure Date: 07/15/2005

Oil light came on at $60,000, kept loosing oil even though I had regular oil changes at the dealership. Found out car is burning oil and it is going to cost me $750 to replace valve seals (which may or may not fix problem). Toyota will not cover this because warranty time is up. I will never buy another Toyota!!!.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2000 Toyota Corolla 10
Failure Date: 06/10/2005

Sudden increase in the rate of engine oil loss. At 120,000 km (~72,000 miles) the engine started burning oil at a rate in excess of 1 qt. Per 2,000 miles. Engine and car serviced at Toyota dealer per all scheduled service since the car was bought new (all oil changes on time per schedule). The rapid change from burning no oil between changes to burning a 4 quarts between scheduled changes remains unexplained. Investigating with dealer/service department for causes and remedies.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2000 Toyota Corolla 11
Failure Date: 05/04/2005

I purchased a 2000 Toyota Corolla from dry ridge Toyota on April 6, 2005. The salesman said the car had been through the dealer's usual process to ready the car for sale and ensure everything was in safe working order. The car had just under 51,000 miles on it. Three weeks later my daughter noticed it was running rough and she began to hear noise from the engine. Today, may 4, we took it to our local mechanic, less than 30 days from the date of purchase. The mechanic told us we were very lucky the engine hadn't seized or blown up--the oil was almost completely gone. There is no puddle on the driveway and no tell-tale smoke as if it were burning oil, but still the oil was gone. I have seen several similar complaints on this site for this model year and am frustrated and angry. Trusting Toyota's reputation, I bought this car for my 17-year-old daughter to drive. Now I am not confident she is safe in this car, but I can't in good conscience sell it to someone else, either. I will contact the dealership, though judging from the posts here I also have no confidence that anything will come of that. We will monitor the oil level.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2003 Toyota Corolla 12
Failure Date: 06/01/2004

Check engine light came on, caused by poorly fitting gas cap. Concerned about burned oil debris in new oil changed. The consumer stated that one inch of the engine oil had been lost over 1800 miles enough that the engine could be completely out of oil over a 4000 mile period.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2000 Toyota Corolla 13
Failure Date: 04/01/2004

The 2000 Corolla is burning oil at a high rate. It started at approximately the 50,000 mile mark and has been getting progressively worse.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2000 Toyota Corolla 14
Failure Date: 09/15/2003

Started burning oil at the rate of about 1 quart every 750 to 1000 miles right around 60k it currently has 68k, and I just realized it was a Toyota problem rather than a failure on the part of my mechanics to properly fill my oil level. I have just initiated interface with a Toyota dealer and we are monitoring oil usage.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2000 Toyota Corolla 15
Failure Date: 06/01/2002

I also called Toyota about a recall. I have 72,000 miles on the car and I have already replaced the tires 4 times the first set (originals) after only 12,000 miles I have had it alignments front and back twice. I continue to have tire wear and the car is all over the road after hitting 55mph I should be on my second set of tires there is also no shock absorbant on this car even going slow you just hit hard reguardless. I can not keep the alignment right or the tires from wearing quick. The paint is already peeling and fading with rust coming up in some spots I have a six year paint protection but the dearler says its my fault the way I washed it or rocks in the road alot of excuses. My # 1 complaint with Toyota though has been burning oil I can not keep oil in the engine I am replacing a quart too two quarts a week I have reguarly serviced the car and after a oil change and about 400 miles I am bone dry of oil my car has developed a knock from this when I called Toyota due to my service mans advice they said well some cars are recalled with this (burning oil)but not yours and gave me a case number. There are no leaks I park the same place each day, nothing on the engine the oil is just burning up and from what my service guy says there are "several" doing this and he told all to call Toyota but Toyota does not want to do anything about it or recall anymore engines for this problem, although they have admited several of their models burn oil and have been recalled. I bought the car new with 5 miles on it, in my opinon this car should not be burning oil after 2 years not to the point you have no oil in your engine 2 weeks after an oil change. The car is 3 1/2 years old now but this problem started when the car had about 40,000 miles on it. I would simply just like to stop changing tires so often, keep an alignment (which of course my warranty on tires is void since the problem is alignment wear) and stop putting so much oil in my engine, or have it blow up soon.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2000 Toyota Corolla 16
Failure Date: 08/01/2000

The 1zzfe engine design burns exessive amounts of oil. Known to have poor ring design. Toyota refuses to honor warranty. Now I am up to 1 quart consumption per tank of fuel.