Thanks My Camry 2007 failed the Oil Consumption Test back in July and was waiting for the fix. I have a 2008 Toyota Camry and have gone in for the oil consumption test and they told me it was fine but they did not indicate how low it really was. I took it in to the dealer to be reprogrammed. I see all the complaints here, and I wanted to add one more. I have had the oil changed before the reccomended 5000 miles because the oil light pops on. My Camry has been a really reliable car that goes from A to B without any issues. I believe the problem will get worst for people like us because I believe at 200K miles, which is believe is low mileage for toyota engines, you'll get engine knocks.
They told me that there was nothing wrong with the car but while I was there I should have the oil changed due to that maintenance being required in near future. I don't think I would ever buy a Toyota again. I have bought Toyotas in the past and never experienced this before. Here is what I found out. Oh well honestly I am pissed : not happy at all.
It still has 1000 miles before the next oil change, Toyota recommends every 5000 miles as to coincide with tire rotation. Two days ago the engine oil light went on. This Warranty Enhancement Program will be launched in two phases due to current production limitations. But the question asked well there is nocking in that engine the damage is done. This should be a recall, not extended warranty. Despite frequent oil changes, the engine can run out of oil and seize up at any time, leaving me a 67-year-old woman stranded in the desert in 120 degree temperatures or on the roadway in the middle of the night. Dealer and Toyota corporate said there is nothing they would do.
You have to get the problem corrected anyway so it's just a matter of who you want to do the repair. We will see what happens but guy at service counter said car must burn more than 1 qt before 1300 moles and most do not. What can i do short of returning the car and cutting my losses. I decided to contact a different dealer, who was more willing to listen, and had me do an oil consumption test for a few months. I drive my car only about 300-500 miles a month. Wasn't aware of oil consumpation issue. I can't believe that the dealer told me that it was because we have a different climate.
It would get down to the point where I needed to add 3 quarts, in between oil changes. My car would blow up do to the lack of oil!!!! Though I had all but one and I did not skip that one of my scheduled maintenances done there, no one had ever told me about the known oil problem or warned me that my oil level was dangerously low at oil change time. I took it to the dealer who performed an oil consumption test and it had used 1L after 2,000kms. I began buying in 5 gallons and writing mileage on the bottle before I add any. I have a 2007 Camry which I purchased new. And, according to the lawsuit, once the plaintiffs contacted Toyota, it refused to repair the vehicles under the warranty, claiming it had either expired or failed to cover the defect. My car has not reached 100,000 Miles according to the manufacturing warranty.
I was told by the service manager that the Toyota manual states that you are suppose to check your oil on every gas fill up. In July I had an oil change and went out of town. Our oil level was fine the day before we stalled. Plaintiffs across the United States brought a against Toyota Motor Corporation over vehicles with defective engines that burn excessive amounts of oil. Toyota is looking really stupid right now. It has low mileage of 70K. I thought this was great news so I took it to the nearest Toyota dealer.
Either way, we are are here to offer our professional opinion. The car is passed that in years, not miles. They said I could spend 2500. Very sad they can get away with this. She never stated if the original owner was notified. I purchased this vehicle after hearing so many good things about Toyota and their reliability. Thanks for your input jareth-09! When my car was checked at the dealer and they called me back to look at where the problem was, it looked like they had poured oil all over the bottom of my car.
Her engine was using oil left and she was having to put in about a quart every 1000 miles. He told me he has installed new engines with this problem, and the same thing happens to the new engine. They told me they can do the oil consumption test, and I have to come back before March, 2019. The lawsuit states that the plaintiffs' vehicles exhausted their oil supply in 3,440 to 4,300 miles?? I was told by the dealer that if it was something they done or failed to have done they would take care of it. All of my oil change records are on file with the dealer. When on a trip I have to carry oil with me and check every 400 miles.
My 2010 Prius has been dealer serviced at all maintenance intervals. It has been serviced regularly at toyota dealership and has 86000 miles on it. She finally said that the repair shop note did not mention rust. The dealership isn't the problem, it's corporate. The oil consumption test requires me to drive 1100-1300 miles before I can bring the car back to the dealership for evaluation.