Camry Engine siezed 2AZ

Asked by May 15, 2016 at 05:25 PM about the 2010 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My camry engine siezed even following routine
service from toyota dealership. Dealership told me
that there is carbon type mix oil material on cam
shaft and may be oil filter got choked. What that
means? Can it be due to cheap quality toyota oil or
dealership service lacks? Odometer reading is
111,000.

8 Answers

11,055

NO oil light ON? I say Toyota Dealers do use GOOD quality oil and filters. 2AZ-FE engine should have a oil filter by-pass if the filter became clogged. I suggest you have the oil analyzed at a lab I do this to check for microns of metal (wear) and other trace elements this content indicates most oil types makes no difference in wear! as long as its changed. It will help identify the failure which is from a slow fail or the more common oil pump fail. 2AZ-FE 2.5 issue known for low oil pressure

Best Answer
35,385

Have you owned this car since new? If not perhaps the previous owner neglected it and it was full of sludge causing the oil pump to starve for oil. If the guts of the filter that they installed came apart and plugged up something then it is on them.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Thank you Auto_Centric and Bob for your interest. Bob, Odo reading was 80,000km when i owned this car and since then i am servicing it from this dealership. No signs of the filter came apart or plugged up. Auto_Centric, Right, oil pump got choked and a lot of sludge can be seen. Is it win-win situation for dealer as the oil is authentic by Toyota or is there any point which i can win over?

This engine is covered up to 150,000 miles. The ORIGINAL owner should have received a notice concerning "Excessive Oil Consumption". My guess is this vehicle ran out of oil which resulted in the engine seized. Google..".Toyota Excessive Oil Consumption" for details. As a SECOND owner...you will have some paper work to send in to Toyota including proof of ownership. Don't let Toyota talk you into a $5,000 repair. Toyota built it...they serviced it...they should step up to the plate and fix it. They did so with one of my best customers. Good Luck.

920

HI Rehman....any update on the issue with this vehicle?

Hello Tony... Toyota Dealership overhauled the engine but the case is still open. They sent oil sludge material for lab test and sent technical report to Toyota corporation for further action. Point to ponder and the most probable cause can be due to high RPM speed which restricted Engine Oil circulation due to more than half of the oil strainer were closed. This happened with in no time as all Connecting Rod bearings got damaged but not crank shaft bearing, Cam shaft bearing and balancer bearing.

920

Very interesting and thanks for the update.

920

Hell Rehman any updates on this issue with Toyota?

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Camry

Looking for a Used Camry in your area?

CarGurus has 97,111 nationwide Camry listings starting at $1,250.

ZIP:

Search Toyota Camry Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Toyota Camry Experts

#1 Reelin68
Reelin68
Reputation 11,100
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 5,560
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,020
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
994 Great Deals out of 75,204 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Corolla
958 Great Deals out of 68,613 listings starting at $1,595
Used Honda Civic
811 Great Deals out of 70,573 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Altima
1,074 Great Deals out of 82,588 listings starting at $1,988
Used Toyota Avalon
302 Great Deals out of 13,796 listings starting at $950
Used Toyota RAV4
722 Great Deals out of 55,918 listings starting at $2,488
Used Hyundai Sonata
672 Great Deals out of 49,131 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Maxima
381 Great Deals out of 24,382 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Highlander
552 Great Deals out of 23,071 listings starting at $2,295
Used Honda CR-V
860 Great Deals out of 62,127 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Tacoma
702 Great Deals out of 31,951 listings starting at $2,750
Used Toyota Prius
308 Great Deals out of 23,139 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford Fusion
1,034 Great Deals out of 76,296 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,130 Great Deals out of 82,882 listings starting at $2,328
Used Toyota 4Runner
362 Great Deals out of 20,759 listings starting at $2,495

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
18,899 listings starting at $17,963
2016 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 1,936 listings starting at $13,977
2015 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 1,467 listings starting at $10,442
2014 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
91 Great Deals out of 1,967 listings starting at $8,995
2013 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 735 listings starting at $8,950