I bought a 2007 Camry Hybrid expecting typical Toyota quality and a service life of at least 150,000 miles. However, the car started burning oil quite noticeably at about 70,000 miles. Toyota has announced a warranty extension to do repairs if the oil burn exceeds 1 quart per 1200 miles, but at about 0.7 quarts per 1200 miles, with 90,000 miles on the car now, I am not quite there. That extension is about to expire without me being able to get the repairs.
My questions are:
- Toyota will not say WHY these Camry’s are burning so much oil. It sure is a mystery how a company with a reputation for great engines can drop the ball like this. Can you find out what it is?
- How much life do you expect we will get out of this engine?