Is It true that I have to pay $4600 for not adding engine oil?

Asked by Nov 26, 2016 at 11:01 AM about the 2007 Toyota Camry

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

A few weeks ago, my engine starting rattling when I pushed the pedal. No
one told me what the engine light lighting up on the dashboard means so I
didn’t do anything. Today, after I got a $100 checkup, I learned I did not
add engine oil to the engine and the engine did not have oil and
overheated which wrecked the whole engine. I’m clueless on these things
and I didn’t know I am supposed to add oil to the engine myself. He told me
I am supposed to if the light comes on again or bring it in again.

4 Answers

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To loose that much oil, it would have been dripping/leaking out. The lights on the instrument cluster always light up to give you a warning that something needs attention. Your owners manual has all that info spelled out, but most owners never read it. Talk to your mechanic, they might be able to find you a used engine for less money. You might also want to learn a little on how to car for your vehicle. Check out this link....http://www.wikihow.com/Take-Care-of- Your-Own-Car

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What Engine and Mileage?

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It could cost a lot more than $4,600 to replace some engines so next time put oil in it. Not putting oil in an engine is like not feeding your dog for a month.

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Do you remember receiving a notice from Toyota concerning " Excessive Oil Consumption?

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