Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Opinion of Toyota Camry with a 2.4-liter engine

asked by on

What do you think about 2007-2011 Toyota Camry with 2.4-liter engine. Any major problems with them?

A: People say they burn oil, but in my experie...

People say they burn oil, but in my experience only if you don't take care of the engine and change the oil enough. The problem with that is the Toyota has come up with the longer oil change.

They say that it can go more than thousands of miles than it actually should. I think that led to a lot of the oil burnings.

Toyota won't come around and say "we made a mistake with the oil change levels," because then they have to give people new engines all the time because they burn oil. So, when you buy a car like that and use conventional oil, my advice is to change the oil on filter every 3,000 miles.

If you are going to use synthetic oil, change it every 5-7,000 miles. Don't go 10,000 miles. It's going to make them burn oil when they are older, and if you are thinking about buying a used one, you'd want to see if it burns oil. Pull the spark plugs out before you buy it. See if it's got oil residue burned and if they do--don't buy it. Because, if they wait too long between the oil changing, they are going to burn a little bit of oil. You've got to change the oil regularly, like any other car.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Loss of oil pressure

The oil sender may be bad causing the erratic readings. I would, however, suggest having the oil pressure tested with a gauge before replacing the sending unit for the oil pressure. If it tests okay and the pressures are normal,...

Q: How do I use the second row armrest?

Your car’s second row seats are equipped with a foldable armrest that also includes the two rear cup holders. To use the armrest, locate the tab on the passenger side and pull the armrest down. This will eliminate the center...

Q: Car making humming noise when driving, but when I stop at the ref Light I don't hear the sound. Also when I go over 40mp get loud.

Hi and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The problem seems to be either a wheel rubbing brake rotor for the lug nuts not being tight enough or a wheel bearing that is worn out. The noise occurs only when the...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.