I have a2009 Toyota Camry that burns oil due to faulty parts that they used. Should I replace the engine or get rid of the car?


Asked by May 06, 2014 at 01:31 PM about the 2009 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Toyota sent out a bulletin to dealers about this problem, and yet they refuse to pay for the
problem.  They want $5000 to replace the engine.

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5 grand is too much for an engine, must be a dealer price. That is how they get out of recalls by calling them bulletins or TSB's. Try an independent shop, they are cheaper than a dealer and most of them can do a better job than a dealer because their techs are paid by the hour and not flat rate. Talk to people you know, find out who works on their cars. As far as getting another car, you have to think about costs now against overall cost of another car, do you like you present car, mileage, age, wear.

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Common problem on Toyota 4 cylinder engines. Shame on Toyota....they used to build very reliable and long lasting cars. Engines used to last about 250,000 miles. The defect is pistons and rings. I think you have to remove the engine to replace these parts. As was suggested above....shop around for a Reman. engine.... also see if there is a Class Action Lawsuit you can join. Sounds like lots of Toyota owners are having the same problem.

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Obtain a copy of the Dealer bulletin if you can and then call your states attorney generals office. They will help you out with this.

I recently was in contact with one of my BEST Toyota Camry customers with this exact same issue. 2009 Toyota Camry with a 4 cyl. engine. She took this vehicle to her Toyota dealership and they performed an "Engine Oil Consumption Test". It failed the test. The Dealer replaced PISTONS and RINGS. Cost to my customer.....$0.000. Issue resolved. These engines are now "supposed" to be good for 150,000. It appears Toyota has indeed "stepped up to the plate" on this issue.

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I have a Toyota Camry 2009 and the dealer checked that it had high burning oil consumption. They replaced the piston and piston rings and gave me a rental car for 3 days. The charge was $0.00. It is great that Toyota is caring. I am impressed with their commitment.

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Good for you and good for Toyota. However...you might consider having someone check to see if Toyota replaced the SPARK PLUGS on your repaired engine. When an Engine uses excessive amounts of oil...it usually FOULS spark plugs which will soon fail to operate properly. Good luck with your repaired Toyota.


My engine totally went out, Toyota wanted to charge 1700 just to perform a diagnosis.. ??? to break the engine apart and find out whats wrong with it... took it to another mechanic, he said its this burning oil consumption thing and the pistons rings was totally heated and melted rings... PAYING OUT OF MY BUTT just to find out whats wrong then to come on here to find out this is a common issue with the 2009 Camrys.. this is crazy!!!! this damaged my car causing ever more damage. this is horrible.. p.s. it was 90 mile over my 100,000 mile warranty and 3 days over, smh what scam

CALM DOWN. What Engine is in this vehicle? 4 or 6 cylinder? Save ALL your receipts which resulted from any repairs to your 2009 Toyota with a 4...6???? cylinder engine. THE WARRENTY OF Toyota's 4 CYLINDER ENGINE FOR 2009 HAS BEEN EXTENDER TO 150,000 miles. You should have received a notice from Toyota concerning "Excessive Oil Consumption".... if you are the original owner. So...get your paperwork together and get back to us here .

For those who continue to have an issue with Toyota "Excessive Oil Consumption".....and have had to PAY $$$$ for the repairs. Try this: If you are not the ORIGINAL Owner of the vehicle in question...go to...www.toyota.com/ownersupdate......to establish proof of ownership. Gather ...a copy of the Repair Order......Proof of Payment...and send these documents to ..... Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. Toyota Customer Experience WC10 19001 South Western Ave. Torrance, CA. 90509 Good Luck

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