Notes: Much like the 2007 model year, which has a higher number of complaints, owners are reporting that their engines are running out of oil awfully quick. As in, 1 quart every 1,200 miles. Toyota maintains that’s with the “normal” operating range of the 2AZ-FE while owners maintain that’s complete BS.

The issue may be the result of defective piston rings and is the possible target of a class-action lawsuit.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
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About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Toyota Camry engine problems

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2008 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 062009


  • miles


I was driving along a rural road and my engine seized up and the car died. It turns out that the oil filter fell off at some point- 2 months after an oil change. The oil light did not come on until approximately 30 seconds before the car died. When the mechanic spoke with Toyota, he asked if this had occurred other times and was told they had heard of it happening once or twice. Since the engine had to be rebuilt, this is a rather costly problem to have occur. Fortunately I was in a relatively safe place to pull over and call for a tow truck.

- Chapel Hill, NC, USA

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