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#4062 of 5646 07 Camry - excessive oil consumption
Oct 01, 2007 (11:01 pm)
After 6 visits to our Toyota dealer regarding low engine oil and excessive oil consumption, Toyota engineers in Japan basically said it's normal and to look in the owners manual - page 291. To my horror, it says: Oil consumption-max 1.1 qt. per 600 miles. Does this sound "normal" to anyone out there? Does your Camry consume 1 qt. of oil every one thousand miles? Has anyone heard of a new car that burns so much oil? not to mention a Toyota.
#4063 of 5646 Re: 07 Camry - excessive oil consumption [wheelinwillie]
Oct 02, 2007 (3:07 am)
I never in 30+ years of owning/driving cars with over a million miles on our vehicles, have ever had to add a quart of oil between oil changes (always done between 3K to 5K, usually between 3 and 4K). I always keep vehicles at least 10 years, so have a mixture of new/old vehicles, a mixture of American and Foreign, a mixture of gas and diesel....typically putting 100-150K miles on the vehicles.
So my personal practical experience differs from that published acceptable consumption rate. Some believe that oil consumption is fine, I'm not in that camp.
Other than selling the car however, not sure that there is anything you can do about it (unless you have something wrong in the EGR area). Rebuilding engines to fix oil consumption is an impractical option.
#4064 of 5646 Re: 07 Camry - excessive oil consumption [kiawah]
Oct 02, 2007 (3:15 am)
that 1.1 seems to be the going rate between most manufacturers even though I know of no one who would want to own one of them.
#4065 of 5646 Re: 2007 V6 XLE Camry downshift at low speeds [gosman]
Oct 02, 2007 (5:35 am)
We are experiencing the same thing. It almost feels like a surge when braking or even coasting at low speeds. We see the shift about 1300 to 1000 rpm. Did you ever hear from anyone on this? Did you get it fixed?
#4066 of 5646 Re: 07 Camry - excessive oil consumption [wheelinwillie]
Oct 02, 2007 (8:28 am)
find your PCV valve and remove it if it's easy to do so. shake it back and forth; you should hear a rattle. if not, it could be stuck and contributing to oil consumption.
pcv valve oil consumption
#4067 of 5646 Headliner cut tear - warranty - urgent please
Oct 03, 2007 (9:41 am)
6 months ago I bought toyota Camry 2007 LE. Recently a month ago noticed 2 small cuts and cloth tear on the roof-headliner cloth. This is located in the box area where we keep sunglass and lights are . the cuts appear on cloth on outside the box curve. These cuts were not there when we bought the car. But somehow it came up recently not sure how this happened. This is not a normal area that we use like car seats. This is on roof interior in head liner cloth. Took it to dealer, they didnot accept it as material issue or any part issue. They suggested some external tool made the cut while I argued something pushing from roof near the moon roof area to cause stress on the cloth and causing the tear. They said no and said they cant cover it as warranty for change.
Would like to know how to handle this. Does bumber to bumber warranty cover this? We are so baffled as it doesnot appear to be a normal wear and tear and it is occured in roof interior location.
What options I have?. Dealer is pushing me and saying as goodwill we will do the band-aid patch work as free.
Thanks in advance,
#4068 of 5646 Re: Headliner cut tear - warranty - urgent please [rraja]
Oct 03, 2007 (1:23 pm)
He should be able to take a couple of minutes and pull headlining apart there and see if there is something under it that could have done the damage. I would make sure they do it while you are there and if nothing there I guess be ready to pay the piper.
#4069 of 5646 HELP ? TSB needed.
Oct 08, 2007 (7:14 am)
Hi all,I was here back in april complaining about vibration issues on my 2007 camry le v6 and car wandering and steering looseness.I came here in this forum and someone gave me a link to a tsb of some steering and allighment problem.I had printed it out and showed it to the dealer and indeed the tsb appled because my car was wandering.I looked everywhere on the camry forums to find that link,but can't find it.I think its tsb ST005-01 related to the allighment,but not to sure if thats the right tsb number.Can someone here please find it and send me the link so I can print it and show it to the dealer again.My car is 2007 toyota camry le v6.The reason why I need it is because I'm having the same problem including vibration in the front left and rear left at steady speeds.The tsb stated that the tie rod needed to be adjusted,but when they did the repair they did'nt check it and only did the allighment.It states on my repiar receipt the an allignment was performed,but nothing about a tsb being performed or tie rod adjustment.This was done back in april and now I'm having the same problems.I want a link to the tsb again because I need to print it and show it this time to the field tech specialist.The dealer refuses to acknowlwdge any problem at this point.So now its going to the field tech specialist.
To be more detailed about my problem,I have now 5400 miles the vibration and can be felt on the front left side and rear left side of vehicle.It only hppens when you drive the car at constant and steady speeds.I mean like dirving it at 40 miles or any sppeds and drive it at that speed without accelerating and the car will exhibit a vibration that can be felt on the front left side and a little on the rear left.I had the same problem at 250 miles back in april and they did a roadforce balance and it was gone,but it seems to be back.The allignment was done also.The front and rear allignment was off,rear camber settings were way off.And this pissed the heck out of me because the car was three days brand new and starting having such problems.
Now the dealer refuses to admit that there's a problem.He drove the car and did feel the vibration,but said it was normal.I know its not normal.Three friends of mine drove it and felt the same thing.So I left the car there and they said they would take a look at it.I came back to pick it the same day.They said they switched wheels from two brand new camry's.One with alloys and one with hubcaps with the same tires.My camry has the hubcaps.They said that there was no vibration felt with either two,except when the alloys were put on the car starting drifting to the right.That's weird to hear.He said that my car was driving better with my wheels.
Its hard to believe that my with 5400 miles drives better that a car with 0 miles and brand new wheels and tires.I got the feeling that he's trying to prove that there's nothin wrong with my wheels and tires and what I'm feeling is normal.It seems like that is a tire problem,maybe defective tires or out of round.By the way I have the michelin mx4 tires.
In the end we made an appointment to get the toyota field tech specialist to come down.So basically I also need your guys advice of how I should be prepared when he comes down.Do you have any input and advice related to this issue.What should I do next.Also I already complained to 800 toyota complaint and experience.They documented the issues ans said they would send it to the customer liason at the dealership.I spoke with her at the dealership a week ago and she was very nice and helpful.She told me to wait for the field tech specialist to come and see what he says first before approaching a lawyer or going into arbitration.And to make sure I'm there when the tech specialist comes down and go along with him on a drive to pinpoint the problem.I just hope when he comes down he can be helpful.I have all the repair receipts and want to show him that there is an issue becuase the same problem appeared in the past and was acknowlwdged by the dealer at the time.I want to show him the tsb if you guys can help me find it.I need to show him on the tsb that a tie rod needed to be adjusted because am skeptical that the dealer even looked at it.Not sure if the tie rod has has anything to do with the vibration issues.But I guess it would be helpful ti show the tech when he comes down so maybe he can check it.
So please guys can you help me ? Any advice of how I should proceed when the tech comes down or what the problem is.Also please help me find the link to that tsb again.And sorry for the long post.I just thought it would be helpful to be a little detailed about the whole problem.I will check later or you can send me the link at mannypeligroso at yahoo.Thanks
#4070 of 5646 Re: HELP ? TSB needed. [peligroso]
Oct 08, 2007 (7:34 am)
I list of all the 2007 camry TSB's can be found here:
I have a 2007 SE V6 with the same exact problems as you have on your vehicle. I have just over 16K on my car and have lived with the problem of loose steering and wandering at freeway speeds. One thing that did help was to lower my tire pressure to 28 all around. Mileage suffers but at least I can control the car better.
#4071 of 5646 Re: HELP ? TSB needed. [peligroso]
Oct 08, 2007 (9:06 am)
I had posted it earlier, but here it is again