pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
110,650 miles
Total Complaints:
224 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. add a quart every 1000 miles (83 reports)
  2. not sure (54 reports)
  3. add oil (39 reports)
  4. repair pistons/oil leak (24 reports)
  5. replace engine (15 reports)
  6. repaired engine (5 reports)
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problem #224

Nov 112018

Camry SE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

We have always had to keep an eye on the oil level of this car. It burns about a quart every 1000 miles. Noticed it about a year into ownership. We never got any letters from Toyota in the mail over this. I think it's just ridiculous.

- Anthony S., Louisville, KY, US

problem #223

Jul 012016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 172,000 miles

After every oil change within not even 1000 miles oil does not show up on gauge.

- Hiren P., Madison, US

problem #222

May 012018


  • Automatic transmission
  • 116,000 miles

I only drive about 30 miles per day and I have to put at least a quart of oil in my vehicle weekly. If I drive interstate at normal speeds, I have to put 2-3 quarts in after a 150mile round trip.

- Sherri S., Gray, US

problem #221

Oct 012018

Camry LE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 147,929 miles

Oil consumption at high rpm. Gunked up pistons rings are doing that. Not covered under Toyota warranty since it already passed the 10 year/150,000 gap.

- Nabeel A., Burnsville, MN, US

problem #220

Aug 012017

Camry 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

I purchased my 2007 Toyota Camry thinking that it would be a good reliable car for me and my children as I am a single mother. This was the 1st car I bought from a dealership and took a loan out on. After only 6 months of having the car the engine started knocking because of the oil consumption problem. I had to get rid of the car that I am still paying on and purchased another car which I am paying on as well. So essentially I am paying on 2 cars and only have 1. This has created a great hardship on my family as I mentioned previously that I am a single mother trying to make ends meet and this did not help in any way. It has only made worse problems for my family.

- Micki B., Le Claire, US

problem #219

May 062018

Camry LE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

After taking care of the car maintenance ,I find out the oil consumption was known to Toyota, yet they never advised the customers of the problem.

- Jerry L., Chicago, IL, US

problem #218

Jul 312018

Camry LE 2.4L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles

I am changing engine oil every time with not even 500 miles after changing the oil. I need to check everytime the level oil in the engine as the maintenance light is not turning on, that's very awful. I am not sure how much it will cost for repairs but it's costing too much every time to change the oil.

- Vamsi M., San Diego, CA, US

problem #217

Dec 122016

Camry V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

Burns oil/leaks oil constantly. I stay on top of it by paying my mechanic enough money to put his child through private university or buy a new boat, either way guessing that is better than having a car payment. I fully expect that at some point engine damage will be done and just performing regular oil changes and maintenance check-ups will not be enough. Holding my breath.

- slw07, Austin, US

problem #216

May 012018

Camry LE 2az-Fe

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,300 miles

I had the car tested for excessive oil consumption in 2016 when it had about 65000 miles. Although it was burning some oil, the service manager said it was not excessive. In 2018, I have to ad 1.5 quarts of oil every 1000 miles. The dealership said the TSB expired at the end of 2016 and they would not fix it under the limitations of the TSB. I called Toyota corporate and they sounded sympathetic, but they were not willing to authorize the repairs.

- George B., Marietta, GA, US

problem #215

Feb 012018

Camry SE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

2007 Toyota Camry is horrible. Bought it as a second owner at 40k from local dealer and car was running fine until I hit 60k, when I hit 60k the engine starting burning off a lot of oil. I have to add motor oil every 2 weeks and keep my eye out on the dipstick every other day because I do not want the engine to blow up on me!

I called the local Toyota and they advised that there was a 10 year/150k recall. I bought the car in 2014 and they advised me that they sent the EXTENDED WARRANTY ENGINE OIL BURNING FIX NOTICE to the FIRST OWNER!!!!! How is that my fault as the second owner? Now I'm stuck with a car that burns engine oil

Thanks a lot TOYOTA. I'm done with this crap and going back to HONDA

- Sylack U., Stockton, CA, US

problem #214

Jul 232018

Camry LE V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,119 miles


- Jassi P., TORONTO, ON, Canada

problem #213

Dec 012017

Camry LE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 224,522 miles

Having lots problems, I need to add a quart of oil every 1000 miles. Costing me lots of money.

- Martin P., La Puente, CA, US

problem #212

Jan 012015

Camry LE 2.4L I4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,206 miles

Just sucks, have to add oil and make sure it's not dry.

- Kabi K., Kelowna, BC, Canada

problem #211

Jan 012016

Camry V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

Car leaking oil. Every tank of gas used I'm putting in another 2 quarts of oil. Apparently was recalled but I had no idea there was even an issue with the oil until one day I just had none in my engine. It's been a known problem but yet Toyota won't fix it, why do I have to buy a new car because Toyota decided to sell cars with the wrong size piston rings. Toyota should stand behind their cars and fix the problem, not making the customer pay for their mistake. I'll never buy a Toyota after this. Stand behind your product and stop screwing over the customers.

- Danielle H., West Bend, WI, US

problem #210

Aug 312018

Camry LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 144,000 miles

My 2007 Camry starting burning a lot of oil. When I contacted Toyota, I was told that they were aware of some type of issue with the piston assembly, but that I was calling past the time they were honoring the repair process. How in the hell am was I supposed to know there was a piston assembly problem until my car starting burning oil like crazy? I also own a 2015 Camry but am now starting to question my choices.

- Tasha T., Gretna, US

problem #209

May 012017

Camry SE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

I have to put oil in my car every 1k miles. There is no oil leak. white smoke comes out the tailpipe then quickly disappears. It's slow to accelerate. I have been told that the pistons are worn out in the car.

- Jay J., Kansas City, MO, US

problem #208

Sep 232018

Camry LE 2.4L 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 142,000 miles

You have to keep watch on the oil and have oil changed before three months.

- Brittany H., Gilmer, US

problem #207

Jun 012018


  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

Toyota should make owners aware of this problem so they know to check their oil in between oil changes. Toyota should also provide a fix. I will not buy another Toyota if they do not provide a fix for this problem.

- Cindy S., Chilhowie, US

problem #206

Feb 012018

Camry LE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 240,000 miles

Toyota dealership performed their "warranty enhancement" test on my car, but did not find it was consuming enough oil at that time. I'm out of luck now that my car IS consuming enough oil to qualify and they will not cover it now.

- Tim T., Rockingham, NC, US

problem #205

Aug 032018


  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles

I regularly maintain my car and have changed the oil every 3K. My engine blew a rod and the Toyota mechanic verified that it was due to low oil. This is very disappointing.

- Marcus A., New York, NY, US

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