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:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,251 miles

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2008 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 302016


  • 120,000 miles


I have a 2008 Toyota Camry with a 2az-fe engine that began using excessive amounts of oil after about 120K miles. I took it to my local dealership who told me it was normal to need to add oil every 1000 miles or so. However it has been brought to my attention that Toyota acknowledged this issue on August 11, 2011 with tsb #0094-11.

- Albany, GA, USA

problem #2

Jul 182015


  • miles
While this vehicle in the dashboard the RPM keep on flapping up and down, speedometer stayed still in the lower position, the A/C keep on turn on and off on its own and the ABS and brake light came on and stayed

- Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #1

Dec 282013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 45,753 miles
12/28/13 - elsrode ave. Baltimore, md 21214, side street next to our house. [xxx], wife, was parallel parking this vehicle driving in reverse. Vehicle had unintended acceleration. Brakes did not work. Vehicle went up a set of cement steps and stopped for a second, but then accelerated in drive down steps into street. Again brakes did not work. [xxx] drove vehicle into an alley and hit a stone wall where it stopped. Engine was smoking. In reverse and in drive, [xxx] had her feet on the brakes. The brakes did not work. This was witnessed by her son, [xxx], who was the front seat passenger. [xxx]. suffered fractured ribs and bruised legs. Passenger, [xxx], was not injured. Vehicle was totaled by insurance company. Toyota inspected vehicle on 2/24/14 who said " based on our inspection of your vehicle it was determined that it was not the result of any type of manufacturing or design defect". information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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