Car burning oil fast

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Asked by Mar 02, 2017 at 10:06 PM about the 2007 Toyota Camry

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi- I took my car to a repair shop for oil change
about 3 weeks ago.  Today I went again bc the oil
light flashes when I step hard on the brake at any
speed. They said the oil level was low and they
don't know what is causing the car to burn oil so
fast (no leak was found). It's only been 3 weeks and
less than 1000 miles so obviously something is
wrong. Any guesses? Thanks!

45 Answers

40,465

How many miles on engine? If it's not leaking oil then it's burning it. Check front seal, check valve cover, if your has an external oil cooler check that, check everything for leaks. If none found, then try a leak down test. If it burns oil it'll be losing it past the piston rings or valve seals.

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Is this a 4 cylinder engine? Do you remember receiving a notice from toyota concerning an extended warranty for excessive oil consumption?

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Yes, 4 cylinders and 100k miles. I just bought it from a dealer recently, so I don't know about the extended warranty.

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if it has the 2.4 4 cylinder motor and the car is less than 10 yrs old less than 150000 miles dealer will do a oil consumption test, then they might fix

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Will they fix it for free?

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Well...Toyota did indeed fix it for free for one of my customers. Follow Karmon's suggestions to find out. I believe as a second owner...you will have to provide additional paper work to prove same. The Toyota Dealer will guide you through the process. Don't wait to long...I believe there is a 10 year limit on that warranty. Get back with your results.

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Thank you so much to you both. I will take it to the dealer tomorrow.

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Took my car to the dealer, and started the oil consumption test today. They told me to come back after 1,100 miles. Thanks all.

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Good luck with that. Let us know the outcome.

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Hey - so my car failed the excessive oil consumption test today, and the dealer agreed to change the pistons and replace other parts of the engine. It will take them 2 or 3 days to finish. Thanks everyone! I'm just curious. Does anyone know if my car will be like new after this? Will the new parts make it more powerful?

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It won't make it more powerful than it was when new, but it will feel like a new engine more or less, it will regain the power it had lost. Good to see Toyota standing behind their warranty, glad it worked out for you!

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Just got my car back, but there's a problem. It vibrates whenever the car is in idle i.e. Stop sign, red light...anyone knows what the problem is? What should I do? Thanks

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Any warning lights on or flashing? Appears you will have to take this vehicle back to the repair shop. Might be a simple "relearn" repair....or some part of the repair that went down the wrong road. With new pistons and rings...the engine should run like near new.

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No flashing or warning lights. When I switch the gear to neutral or park, the vibration stops. Someone told me it could be a brake problem, is that possible?

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The engine seems more powerful than before. I think it could be the engine bc they had inspected the brake before rebuilding the engine, and the brake was fine.

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assuming the engine is not misfiring, check the engine mount on the passenger side

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I do not believe the vibration you describe is brake related. It might be motor or transmission mounts. Consider a visit to the repair shop for an evaluatoon.

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Commander.....did you ever resolve the vibration l this vehicle?

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The car is ok now, just a little vibration. I took it to the repair shop and they said everything was ok. I guess I overreacted. It's more powerful and in good shape. Thanks again everyone.

VERY few dealerships would have someone capable of doing a major rebuild. They might think they do, but it will never run right again. If your ok now, and I doubt you are, your lucky.

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My burn 1/4 oil everyday please tell me wat must i do

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whats the year and model, of your car?

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My camry 2007 187000miles

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If your vehicle has the 2AZ-FE engine you will need to replace the engine pistons and rings. Since your vehicle has more than 150000 miles and is more than 10 years old....you will have to bear the cost of repairs. Suggest you call a Toyota Dealership for further information.

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I agree with LCG, at 11 years and 187K, Toyota wont help, if the car is still ok, buy some cheap 10-30 or 10-40 and keep adding till it gives up the spirit

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I have 2007 camry 121000 miles is burning oil like crazy never receive a recall notice

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there was never a recall, just a sneaky customer satisfaction campaign, you had to take action before 10 years or 150000 miles...

IS ONLY 122000 MILES WHERE CAN I CALL OR GO

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Google .......Toyota Excessive Oil Consumption.........join the class action lawsuit and wait. Meanwhile.....you might consider having the repair completed. SAVE all the bills and receipts and wait for the CAL to complete. Good Luck.

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My car is at the dealer now. It failed the excessive oil consumption test today and since they have the parts on hand they are beginning immediately. It has 90,000 miles on it and will have been in service ten years in January so it's within the special warranty time and mileage limits.

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Hoorah for you . Keep us up to date on the progress of this repair. Good Luck.

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Not much to report thank goodness. I left my 2009 Camry at the dealership immediately after it failed the excessive oil consumption test on Wednesday around noon and picked it up yesterday (Friday) just before they closed at 7:00pm. It runs well. It's got new pistons, rods, pins, bearings and seals. Happy to have this behind me.

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Very nice. Good luck with that repair Drop in every once in awhile and keep us up to date.

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I have a 2012 Venza almost a hundred and eighteen Thousand Miles and I'm burning oil will they fix my car I never got a notice recall

I have a 2012 Toyota Venza and it's burning oil I never received the notice I have almost a hundred and eighteen thousand miles will Toyota fix it

5,220

What Engine is in this vehicle? Look under the hood for a decal indicating engine code. Get back with results.

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Venza...any updates on your vehicle?

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The person who made the statement about few dealerships having anyone capable of doing major rebuilds. Mechanical aptitude that is necessary to complete a technical certification in automotive or any kind of professional mechanics train you on all levels of mechanical repair. In my 2 year training program I was taught every aspect of a repair including fully trained to use the machining equipment necessary for complete engine overhaul. Surface planing, line boring, cylinder boring. head rebuilding and even the use of dynamometers and flow bench testing. Just because many of these tasks are not done in a line mechanic setting at a dealership doesn't mean your mechanic isn't fully trained to do so. Frankly rebuilding an engine that is with in usable spec is not a difficult and is in fact a quite enjoyable job given the use of an adequate shop setting. So if your line mechanic isn't "capable" of rebuilding an engine they shouldn't be in that line of work. Whether your dealership does those tasks or not is a matter of economics . Is it cheaper or more lucrative to send them out of shop.

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Interesting. Curious. Was your training at a Community College...or....at a post secondary training school?

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I was trained in what was then, in the late 1970s, called a Vocational Technical Institute run by the local school district. I later got an associates degree in electronics from a private tech college and the worked for Sun Electric Corp at the time the leading automotive diagnostic tool company. I'm not sure what modern school settings are teaching but they must be teaching a basic understanding of mechanical concepts which if a person has a good mechanical aptitude they should be able to handle with the correct technical specs and tools any engine from a moped to a locomotiive diesel. If you can't you really have no business in the mechanical repair business.

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Interesting background. The Sun Electric Co. I remember it well. We used their eguipment exclusively at most of the independent and Dealership garages I worked for. I rember the Sun Gen. Battery tester. We load tested batteries...checked charging output...and readjusted the voltage regulator when necessary. The Sun Dist Machine...my favorite. We used it to recurve dist. at the Edsel dealership for those customers sho refused to pay the extra cost of high test gasoline...101 octane in those days. Then ofcourse the top of the line at the time was Suns Scope. First introduced in1955 perhaps?. We used it for quick diagnosis of the ignition system...and upon completion of a major tune up...we would use the on board CO meter to adjust the Carb. Ahhhh....the good old days

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I have a 2009 Camry and it has 107k Km on it (km for Canada). She consumes a lot of oil, I change my oil and then after equivalent of 1k miles, she is already dropping below on the dipstick. I just stumbled onto this forum from repeated searches for toyota excessive oil consumption. I contacted Toyota yesterday 10/10/2018 and they said my car was eligible and meets the requirements however, the extended warranty for my car expired on the 22nd of July 2018 (barely 3 months ago). They said they sent out recall requests to previous owner but there was no such information received by previous owner. Please what should I do?

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In the USA we take these Toyotas to a Toyota Dealership and explain the issue. IF...the engine is the 2AZFE engine...4 cylinder...they will perform an engine oil consuption test. If your engine fails that test....AND the vehicle has less than 150,000 miles....and is less than 10 years old...the Dealer will fix the problem for FREE. Let us know what happens at the Dealership.

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The 10 year warranty extends from the date the car went into service, not the date of manufacture. So if it was on or before October 11th, 2008, then it is passed the extended warranty period. I just want to make sure you know for sure. The 107,000 miles does not disqualify it. My 2009 Camry was placed in service (the day I bought it new) in January 2009. I had the repair done a couple of months ago and it was close. A class action lawsuit was filed against Toyota for those who don't qualify for the warranty but I'm not sure joining that lawsuit is still an option. I just looked and didn't see anything still open.

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Des....did you resolve the issue with your vehicle?

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