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Average Mileage:
112,700 miles
Total Complaints:
41 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (22 reports)
  2. add oil (12 reports)
  3. replace piston (5 reports)
  4. replace engine (2 reports)
2010 Toyota Camry engine problems

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2010 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #41

Jun 262017

Camry LE 2.5L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,951 miles


I bought my 2010 Camry LE sedan new and had all recommended maintenance done by dealership. At 88,951 miles I checked the oil before going on a trip, and there was no oil on the dipstick. (Previous oil change at 81,654.) Took it to dealership, who told me it was now burning oil. Beginning at 88,951 miles, I've had to add a quart of oil every eight weeks; two years later, every six weeks; and now, every four weeks. The last few years I only put on 5,000 miles a year, so that's a significant amount of oil. Toyota offers no remedy, nor did dealership ever suggest keeping an eye on the oil, before I found the problem myself. Pretty disgusting, and the price of new cars is such that I can't run right out and buy another.

- Janet C., Munster, US

problem #40

Jan 012017

Camry SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles

My 2010 Toyota Camry SE has been suffering from high oil consumption since about 74,000 miles. I am the 2nd owner of this car and purchased it in 2012 @ about 30,000 miles. Currently I have 160,000 miles on the car but the car literally goes through 1 qt of oil every 400-500 miles. There are no warnings that it’s low or getting low. This is something you have to pay very close attention to or you will run dry and blow your engine. Such a pain in the butt not to mention the hundreds and hundreds of dollars I have spent over the years dealing with this. Toyota stopped the recall for this exact problem at 2009 so I could not get any help with this issue period.

- Laurie C., Davenport, US

problem #39

Jan 012019

Camry LE 2.5L 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

My Camry 2010 LE with 120,000 miles on the engine is burning too much oil and has no visible leaks. I have been the only owner of this vehicle. This is a manufacture defect.

- galiana, Canton, GA, US

problem #38

Jan 042019


  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,350 miles


Every week I have to check the oil and usually add 1 quart. I have the oil changed every 5,000 miles since I bought it and only use synthetic oil as called for.

- Carol L., Knoxville, US

problem #37

Aug 152018

Camry SE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 274,000 miles

I took my car to the Toyota place and had my oil changed before I went in to work and on my way home that night my check engine light come on. Upon approaching a red light I noticed my car was jerking and seems to be skipping so I pulled over and notice my car was smoking an all. That morning I called back to the toyota place to explain to them what my car was doing they had me bring it back, took it the same day I called had them to they told me my car was a quart low in oil already from leaving them on yesterday added the oil and told me it was burning the old oil that's why it was smoking some. needless to say I have had to replace coil packs and spark plugs since then and my car is still doing the same thing smoking badly and using oil very heavy every other day I'm having to add oil! I've always owned Toyota and never had this type of problem I feel my car is very nice, but who wants to ride in a nice car that smokes and losing oil like that. I love to travel too much for this. The sad part about it no one knows what's the problem except to tell me to buy a new engine which is complete BS! These cars should go well over 300,000 miles

- quan36, mccormick, South Carolina, US

problem #36

Jan 012018

Camry SE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles



- addserreq, Elmwood Park, US

problem #35

Nov 072018

Camry SE V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 133,000 miles


I purchased my Camry 2010 in 2011. I noticed that my car was burning oil so fast that I was constantly putting oil in even though I got oil changes at the dealers recommended schedule. I took it in for service and the dealer said that it was fine and that they didn’t notice anything. Later I started to notice that the car didn’t start or run like it used to. Again when it was time for an oil change I mentioned have to always put oil in and the car not sounding right and I was told that it was fine and possible normal wear on the car.

Fast forward to recently my check engine light came on and I was told that it was a timing change sensor they replaced the sensor (over $100 cost to me) and told me that to drive it. The tech told me that this may fix the issue but it was possible something else. He said that I would need to just drive it a while and see if the light comes back on. I drove it a few weeks then the check engine light came back on.

I took it back in and the tech told me there was metal in blocking the sensor and that he suspected that the engine needs to be replaced. He quoted me $4500 for a used engine. He said that since I am at 133,000 mile I am out of warranty and best of luck. This is a very bad mark on Toyota's reputation. I bought a Toyota so that I can run it for 200,000 miles.

As a result of this issue, it will cost a significant amount to replace the engine which is my only option. Given that my car was serviced as required and as posted by the dealer and the dealership never notified me of the problem, either Toyota or the dealership needs to make amends for this problem. Now after researching my oil issue it is apparent that many others are experiencing the same thing.

- Chassidy G., Saint Louis, US

problem #34

Oct 082018

Camry SE 4 Cyclinder

  • Automatic transmission
  • 210,000 miles

I purchased my Camry in 2010. At that time I also purchased a dealer package which included oil changes on a regular schedule. From that time until today, I never received any notification of an excessive oil consumption from the dealership or from Toyota in the mail. My oil light indicator has never come on to notify me of oil loss but the engine failed several days ago. When I took the car to a local repair shop I was made aware for the first time about the oil consumption issue. As a result of the recent failure resultant of the total oil loss, it will cost a significant amount to replace the engine which is my only option. Given that my car was serviced as required and as posted by the dealer, the oil indicator light never came on and the dealership never notified me of the problem, either Toyota or the dealership needs to make restitution for this problem. There were so many failed opportunities which could have avoided this situation and I want a sufficient response.

- cannadyp, Upper Marlboro, US

problem #33

Jul 062018

Camry SE 2.4L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 123,000 miles

Initially, I thought I may have been imagining things but over this summer I noticed that my car was burning oil so fast, that I needed an oil change every 1000 miles. Recently, I got my oil changed, used OW-20 full synthetic and two weeks later, the oil had burned out. Last week, I put 4 quarts in and today I checked my dipstick and it was nearly dry. I am afraid that this matter will only continue to get worse. I don’t understand how Toyota wouldn’t recall vehicles that are a safety danger.

- Tenea H., Chicago, IL, US

problem #32

Jun 122018

Camry LX 2.5L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,289 miles

Adding oil is only a temporary fix. Every so often this needs to be done.

This is a very bad mark on Toyota's reputation. I bought a Toyota so that I can run it for 200,000 miles.

The car is worthless for me now and I am donating it to a charity. I will not buy a Toyota in future.

The dealer did not offer any other alternative solution. He said to replace the engine for 4500 dollars. This is atrocious. He charged me $135 for diagnosis. Toyota is not standing behind their product.

- Raghavan P., Howell, NJ, US

problem #31

Apr 012018


  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,000 miles


Oil consumption awful, have to add oil daily. Toyota should investigate.

- lonerga, Boston, US

problem #30

Feb 092018

Camry SE 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 165,000 miles

So I am the second owner of this vehicle, and was unaware that this problem even existed. Now I'm pissed off that Toyota didn't recall the engine oil consumption issue, They put a 10yr/150,000 extended warranty on the vehicle but how was I supposed to know that? And of course the issue usually happens after the 150k miles. This is not the dealerships fault people so don't get mad at them. I work at a dealer. This is coming directly from the manufacturer!!! This is a well know issue know it's going to cost me about $1500 to fix. I'm trading it and I'm never buying a Toyota product again. I've been loyal to Lexus and Toyota but they won't get another buck from me. Just when I was thinking about buying a brand new Camry or LS

- Brandon E., Tuscaloosa, AL, US

problem #29

Feb 012018

Camry LE 2.4L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,000 miles

Noticed this problem last year and added oil as necessary but didn't suspect anything seriously wrong until checking on it this morning and finding all kinds of mentions of this problem for selected years of this engine. Have not yet contacted Toyota but will. Disappointed to see that most of the complaints indicate that Toyota will do nothing about it.

- Alan T., Cooper City, US

problem #28

Oct 012017

Camry SE 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

The car maintenance has been kept up per the manufacturer and always taken to the Toyota dealer. The car was making a loud unusual noise from the engine; took it to Toyota and the oil stick was completely dry. This was after just having a routine oil change about a month earlier. About 1,000 to 1,200 miles later, the same thing, no oil on the dip stick. Interestingly, there is no oil leak in the driveway either. The service adviser explained they don't know what it could be and there was no recall on the 2010 Camry for this type issue. They topped off the oil again and said to come back at the 1,000 mile mark to have it checked again and to check it weekly as well. Made it to about 800 miles and again no oil. This is very frustrating as Toyota Corporation has got to know that this is a manufacturer defect and they need to recall these vehicles and fix this issue before someone gets seriously hurt driving a car with no oil, since the oil light never comes on either as a warning. Lastly, the adviser did say it may be something with the engine that would cost us upward of $5K to $6K.

- mrrrr5, Columbus, US

problem #27

Jan 042017

Camry SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 126,000 miles

I took car to dealership numerous times, they kept saying nothing is wrong with the vehicle, oil consumption was the biggest issue. Now here I am a few months later and the problem caused my timing chain to crack and it's going to cost $3800 to fix. I don't have that type of money and the dealership should be held responsible for this . Now I am stuck without a vehicle and they are doing nothing to help.

- Amy D., Troy, US

problem #26

Jul 102017

Camry SE 2.4L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,500 miles

I bought a 2010 Camry SE in July of 2009. Expensive but beautiful. At time of purchase I had no idea that Toyota knew that there were bad motors out there. This car belongs to my wife which is 60 years old so I know the car hasn't been driven hard. This car is using 2 to 3 qts of oil between oil changes. Because its a 2010 Camry it doesn't fall under the program that Toyota has set up. Basically what the Toyota people told me is Sorry but what they meant was IT SUCKS FOR YOU PAL. I have owned a Toyota since the 70's thinking that they are the best car in the world. NEWS ALERT - I have bought my last Toyota. I have owned Toyota's that I have driven for 300,000 miles. Now my still good looking 2010 Camry SE with 122,000 miles is unsafe and worthless. To be straight forward but polite I AM PISSED.

- rbingham22, Sacramento, US

problem #25

Sep 192017

Camry LE 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles

There is a service issue with some Toyota Camrys that are using excessive amounts of oil. The model years covered appear to be ending in 2009 and the customer service line as well as the dealer told me that my 2010 was not covered. It is burning oil and a repair was quoted at $4,000 to $4,500 which is close to the car's value, essentially making it worthless.

- mirage777, Hendersonville, US

problem #24

Aug 152015

Camry LE 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles

I bought my 2010 Camry from a dealership in good faith. I found I bought a car that the manufacturer new there were going to be engine oil consumption problems with BEFORE they manufactured it and they went ahead manufactured it ANYWAY and sold it to unsuspecting consumers such as myself.!!! Looking back the car had oil consumption problems almost from the beginning. I would take it for an oil change and there would be no oil that registered on the dip stick. I have had three oil consumption tests which it passes because they ADD A QUART OF OIL to the car before they check the oil!!! How is this legal???. Because I am a woman the dealership insults my intelligence further by telling me that all engines are different and this engine is a good engine.!!! I have kept records of adding oil. Every 700 miles I must add a quart of oil. I have been keeping a record for a year and like clockwork every 700 miles it burns a quart of oil. I was told that the 2010 Camry's have bad pistons and rings in the engines. The problem is not yet solved the dealership give me the run around. Buyer beware do not buy a Toyota!

- Susan W., Avon, US

problem #23

Aug 092015

Camry LE 2.4L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

I have a 2010 Camry that is an oil HOG. I am aware there is an extended warranty for "Excessive Oil Consumption for the 2AZ-FE Engines" up to 150,000 miles. NOTE: The Camry I have has this engine 2AR-FE and this car was made in August of 2009, an early 2010 vintage (driver's door label). I contacted local dealer they performed the test on this car back in Feb. of this year and when I returned they stated the oil level was fine, WRONG when I got home and checked the oil it was a quart low after there 1100 mile test. I should have had them show me the dip stick before I left. I am putting oil into this car weekly.

I was also told that this VIN for this car has no RECALLS for OIL Consumption. I called another dealership in my area today and explained the issue and they told me after running the 1st test that this will need to wait an additional 6 months to perform again. I will take this car in for the same test in September of this year. I am in fear this will not be covered, are the rings and piston's bad or defective?? Will TOYOTA back their vehicles or am I SOL... Is anyone else experiencing this issue with this engine?

- Tracey H., Dousman, US

problem #22

Jan 022017

Camry ES 2.5L L4 Dohc 16v

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

Burning about a quart every 1200 miles. We did have the oil consumption checked about 8 months ago and they said we passed and then we exceeded the mileage covered. Toyota needs to pay for an engine rebuild or replacement.

- Joe M., Stafford, VA, US

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