I pulled over called the dealer and a tow and sent the auto back. I finally convinced the dealership to move ahead with the oil consumption test and they said they would call Acura Corporate and get back to me. This type of wear is often greatly accelerated where oil sludging has rendered the valve rotation mechanism ineffective. I usually alternate between techniques in such cases, but have yet to find one statistically superior to another. I could have purchased a new car. Consumer Reports data does not show a direct connection between increased oil consumption and other engine problems.
The test measures how much oil you consume over several weeks of driving. For consumers who complain about excessive oil consumption, Subaru has authorized its dealers to perform oil-consumption tests to determine whether the vehicle is performing outside of manufacturer specifications. The truth however is not so simple. . I talked to my brother-in-law about it and he checked a website and saw this was a common problem that Toyota refuses to recognize. We as consumers should not buy the Acura brand again.
I have bought Toyotas in the past and never experienced this before. However, since the truck i'm considering is the 2015 Prostar one with 400k miles , which is before that latest design, I am wondering if I could get 150k more out of it, if i'm nice to it. The piston assembly has been changed to minimize oil consumption. Also check to see whether your car is a part of an excessive oil consumption class-action suit already in progress. Therefore, engine oil consumption complaints received prior to 6,000 miles cannot be considered.
I came back and the oil was full. I have spent a lot of money. So tell me what to do. The more worn they are the more oil will be consumed. Clear any codes you may have set and reset adaptive fuel and throttle trims, if applicable. Some 30-plus years of operating my own shop have taught me that few, if any, customers will reliably check under their hoods between recommended service intervals.
They informed me of the warranty enhancement. Toyota Has a Consumption Problem Whether They Want to Admit it or Not January 2, 2018 An increasing number of Toyotas are experiencing excessive oil consumption which may be the result of defective piston rings. You only need to clean them in order to avoid such problem. So, I will get on that now. I am going to call the dealer and ask them if they have any idea why this is going on and if they are aware of all the complaints.
But the questions remained: What happened to that oil? Let your customer know the risks at the outset to avoid unhappiness. The contents of the website do not reflect the policy or opinions of Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Motor Sales, U. At that time, only engines that are more than 1 quart low will have their warranties honored. I find deposits on the oxygen sensors and in the tailpipe to be the most reliable marker. In advanced cases, there may be some discoloration of the spark plug ceramic tips, but in most cases it, too, is minimal. But, after this happened the first time, I checked the oil level which was good. S and I should not have to pay for this repair.
This is the series I recommend buying. So what about those that are outside the standard powertrain warranty or fail the test? About a week later, he set off in his Corolla, fully loaded with stuff not previously moved. In most cases, vacuum waveform and compression readings are essentially uniform across all cylinders, and cylinder leakdown is not remarkable. Drive for a few minutes, varying speed and load, then recheck. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states.
The car is passed that in years, not miles. The N63 Customer Care Package bulletin B001314 referenced by the plaintiff allegedly doesn't help to correct the oil consumption problems but works more to mask the problems. Not actually a leak, but you might wish it were. The first step is to schedule and appointment with your local Toyota Dealer and have an oil consumption test performed. If an engine requires a quart every, say, 3,000 miles or less, that could be a sign of a leak which may not be easily visible or of internal engine problems, such as worn valve guides, piston rings or any of a number of different types of seals.
While a simple tuneup may be all that is needed to solve the problem, more in-depth repairs may also be required. Prepare the vehicle by first warming it to normal operating temperature, then park it on level ground outside. Believe it or not, we recently saw a replay of this with a Subaru, as well. It just means that you should always stay within the range specified by the manufacturer and never use a thicker oil than allowed only to decrease oil consumption. The engine still ran reasonably well at this point, but it was likely beginning to burn some oil. I stated that I have not noticed any oil leaks nor smelled oil burning when entering my garage. Be careful: Liquids are incompressible, so you can bend a rod if you get too carried away! Second, review with the driver the proper procedure for checking the oil, including when, where and which oil to add.
Quality label makers or printers are available cheaply at any number of office supply outlets. The Editorial department is independent of Cars. Retailers are independent businesses and are free to set their own retail prices. Then I started checking weekly. If after the next 1,200 mile visit you are still not satisfied with the way that they are handling this, then you will want to contact Toyota 's Consumer Help line 1-800-331-4331 and open up a Case. What to Do When You Have a Car Burning Oil If the smoke coming from your tailpipe has a blue tint, this is a surefire sign that your car is burning oil and not just gasoline.