I have a 2005 Toyota Corolla LE - 120K miles
This morning, when I started to drive my car, the dashboard started showing “change oil” light. I drove for a few miles and realized that check engine light also came on. After a few minutes, the car suddenly stopped on the road. Nonetheless, I started the car again, but then car drove for few more minutes and stopped completely. I towed the car to the nearest mechanic who inspected the car to find out that the oil had completely drained from the engine and spilled all over the bottom of the car including brakes, etc. There was not a single drop of oil left in the engine. Also, oil filter was completely gone too. The mechanic told me that the engine has completely jammed and siezed. i need a new engine to be replaced. Looking for inputs on whether this has happened to somebody and what can be done about it. What can be done in this situation and any approximate cost estimate to get this fixed including labor and parts?