Bonn Brothers Toyota overfilled the oil by 1 quart when they changed the oil. Is this a problem?

30

Asked by Feb 08, 2017 at 09:50 PM about the 2006 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Dealer put in 5 quarts (also indicated on receipt) instead of 4 when changing
the oil. Didn't check it until after I got home. When I called, they said it was
not a problem.
Is this extra quart a problem?

7 Answers

115,555

I would tell them to remove the excess oil.

1 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful
30

Thanks! I am taking the car back to have them remove the extra. I did check the dipstick, but not until the next morning. It was extremely high. After checking the oil, I noticed "5 quarts" was indicated on the receipt. (The car takes 4 quarts.) When I spoke to the dealer they told me it wasn't a problem that they put in an extra quart --- that they often did that. What a no-sense practice and a waste of oil! I am taking it back to have them drain the extra. You would think a dealer would be more efficient.

1 people found this helpful.
80,345

In some situations if you overfill the crankcase with oil the oil will foam. This can cause loss of oil pressure and engine damage. When the oil foams the oil pump is sucking in air bubbles and not liquid oil. That's what causes the loss of oil pressure. Not good! HTH. - Jim

3 people found this helpful.
4,230

What engine in this vehicle? Have you noticed any oil consumption between oil changes?

2 people found this helpful.
30

TOYOTA CAMRY 2.4L 4-cyl Engine Code 2AZ-FE ... Engine, with filter.....4 quarts. Have never had to add oil between oil changes. Haven't taken it to the dealer in years. Have changed it myself in the past.

2 people found this helpful.

Dealerships are notorious at overfills. My wife's Escape ALWAYS comes back over. It's 4.3 quarts and they put in 5.0. They say " no problem " won't hurt a thing. Now I know they can meter that oil coming out of those huge tanks in the ceiling, but apparently the tech never had that math course on decimals. I note it on the invoice, so far no problems, but it just bugs me they can't get it right.

4,230

Spyder.....How did you resolve the issue with this vehicle?

Your Answer:

Camry

Looking for a Used Camry in your area?

CarGurus has 71,101 nationwide Camry listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Toyota Camry Experts

  • #1
    Reelin68
    Reputation
    16,520
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    5,230
  • #3
    last_chance_garage
    Reputation
    4,210
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
706 Great Deals out of 102,595 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Corolla
694 Great Deals out of 63,980 listings starting at $1,499
Used Honda Civic
478 Great Deals out of 44,406 listings starting at $1,150
Used Nissan Altima
842 Great Deals out of 61,866 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Avalon
144 Great Deals out of 9,421 listings starting at $950
Used Toyota RAV4
624 Great Deals out of 75,750 listings starting at $1,995
Used Hyundai Sonata
524 Great Deals out of 46,839 listings starting at $900
Used Nissan Maxima
246 Great Deals out of 17,005 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Highlander
388 Great Deals out of 50,912 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda CR-V
725 Great Deals out of 76,268 listings starting at $100
Used Toyota Prius
127 Great Deals out of 18,809 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Malibu
629 Great Deals out of 51,316 listings starting at $1,550
Used Ford Fusion
759 Great Deals out of 62,578 listings starting at $991
Used Toyota Tacoma
451 Great Deals out of 49,504 listings starting at $2,400
Used Kia Optima
348 Great Deals out of 29,471 listings starting at $450

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 11,766 listings starting at $16,990
2017 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 1,263 listings starting at $10,900
2016 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 1,178 listings starting at $9,999
2015 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
58 Great Deals out of 2,159 listings starting at $8,600
2014 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 490 listings starting at $8,490

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.