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#5336 of 5338 oil loss on a 2007 camry
Jan 12, 2013 (6:18 pm)
My daughter has the same problem, the oil keeps disappearing between oil changes, Today I went with her to gettel toyota, the dealer from whom her bought the car from, since her took out the extended warranty, the rep. from fidelity , was called in last friday, since my daughter, has reported this oil loss prior, She was told today drive the car another 1000, miles, and we'll check oil level again. This has been a on-going problem, I believe the engine block has to be changed out, since the engine cylinders are defective but they ( Gettel and Fidelity) are hoping the problem goes way, since it is a big expense , but that is only my opinion I was a mechanic in my younger days,
#5337 of 5338 2007 Toyota Camry, oil consumption problem
Jun 13, 2013 (12:51 pm)
I have a 2007 Camry LE, that has a oil consumption problem. Back on Sept 28, 2012, I was having my oil changed and the mechanic told me that I was almost 3 quarts down, and after inspection of the car, he did not find any leaks. My car at this point had 70,274 miles on it. The mechanic suggested that I take it back to the Toyota dealership, to see what the problem was. I took the car back to Toyota and they told me in order to see what the problem was they had to fill the oil and (lock it down) and to bring it back in 1200 miles. I brought the car back in late November, early December 2012 and the oil was down 1.8 quarts .
There is a Technical Service Bulletin on this issue, T-SB-0094-11. 2AZ-FE Engine Oil Consumption issue. Toyota told me this was an issue, but my engine was out of warranty.. They told me that they would split the total repair cost with me 50/50. That the most I would pay is $2000. This is for a known issue. I didn't know what to do, but they told me that this repair would be under warranty for 12 months and if I had any issues then they would fix it. They would stand by the repair and they were certain this would fix the oil problem. So I had the car fixed and picked it up Dec. 21, 2012. It ended up costing me $1424.00, and I was told that I could go back to having my oil changed every 5000 miles. I was a little nervous about that so after 1000 miles I took it back and was told that they had to top it off. I said how much was it topped off and she couldn't tell me, but said my car was fine. So after 4000 miles, I decided to look myself to make sure the oil was ok, and when I checked it, the car was 2 quarts down. I was very upset so I went back to Toyota that day, and they filled up the car with oil and (locked it down) again. I told them I wanted the car fixed as it has a 12 month warranty. They told me it was out of their hands and I have to come back in 1200 miles again so they could check it. Now after 1000 miles it's already down 1/2 a quart, so I can see now that after 4000 miles it would be back down 2 quarts again. They told me they would call Toyota and get back to me, that was yesterday, June 12, 2013. They called me back, I was told by two people there including the supervisor, that the Toyota dealership will not be doing anything else to help me out. They told me it was normal now, with the new cars these days, they burn more oil then the old cars do, her words were the new cars run hotter??? I have never heard of a car burning 2 quarts of oil in 4000 miles to be normal. They gave me the direct line for Toyota, I called them today and they are not interested in helping me. Now what can I do??? Besides checking my oil every 1000 miles. I will never buy another Toyota anything.
#5338 of 5338 Re: 2007 Toyota Camry, oil consumption problem [jbragan]
Jun 21, 2013 (7:32 am)
Thank you for posting the TSB on this; I'm going to print this out and bring this to my dealership.
I was able to find the PDF version of the TSB, for others experiencing the problem:
It's ridiculous to think that it's normal for modern engines to burn so much oil, and if it is, then why aren't all engines doing this?