2002 Toyota Camry V6 3.0 Started burning 2 qts oil 4 wks ago could it be the pcv

Asked by Apr 24, 2016 at 01:20 AM about the 2002 Toyota Camry SE V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Using 2 qts oil  a day started 4 wks ago

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2 quarts a day? Wow, are you sure you're burning it and not leaking it out some place? How many miles are on the car?

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Apparently, the 5'th and 6'th generation Camrys have had this excessive oil consumption complaint. Basically 2002-2011 models. I believe there is a class action lawsuit against Toyota for this issue. Dealers have been zero help in resolving the issue. If I were to guess, I would say that Toyota used faulty or cheap piston rings and valve seals. Most people say the same thing. Car never burned a drop, the suddenly it started burning oil like crazy. My best advice is trade it in before something really lets loose. I have found that the best Camrys are from 1999 and below. I drove a '95 for well over 250k on the east coast and I'm still driving a '99 as well. No major problems with either car.

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