Here’s Why Toyotas are Breaking

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  • Published: 09 May 2019
  • Here’s Why Toyotas are Breaking, DIY and car repair with auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer. Toyota oil burning problem. Toyota engine problems. Engine burning oil. Why some modern Toyotas have excessive oil consumption engines. Toyota oil burning problem. Are Toyotas still reliable? Car losing engine oil. The truth about Toyota. Car advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 51 years.

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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   1 months back

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    • L_J
      L_J  5 days back

      Scotty Kilmer Hi Mr. Kilmer have you done a video about the Scion im interested in your opinion on them.

    • R Barnhart
      R Barnhart  1 weeks back

      @4 gauge I love Toyota and the brand in general but Toyota living off this false reliability reputation has to end. I've seen thousands of Toyota's for sale online that have issues and the new owners end up with huge headaches for not doing research.

    • 4 gauge
      4 gauge  1 weeks back

      @R Barnhart Toyota is a grossly over rated brand,I've seen many a Toyota from Japan on the tow hook,more then a few times.

    • R Barnhart
      R Barnhart  1 weeks back

      Thanks for taking this issue on. Too many people have been duped into thinking Toyota's are bulletproof not knowing some years and models have issues. Keep up the great work Scotty.

    • 4 gauge
      4 gauge  2 weeks back

      @e james Yeah,he kinda does now that you mention it...HAHAHA!!.

  • Coffee Now
    Coffee Now  21 hours back

    Bottom line: don't buy a car built here, our workers have issues. . .😣😣

    • Los V
      Los V  1 days back

      “Made in the USA” lol...

      • D Whittaker
        D Whittaker  1 days back

        WELL IM ASKING ABOUT A 2015 HONDA FIT? HOW WELL IS THAT CAR FOR LONG LASTING? PLUS HOW FAR WILL IT LAST B4 IT GOES 2 THE GRAVE YARD?

        • Mark G
          Mark G  2 days back

          Swapping out a PCV valve did on my wifes 08 Camry make a big difference for just $8 and 5 mins. Worth looking into if you have a oil consuming Camry.

          • zinkazoy
            zinkazoy  2 days back

            I missed the warranty on this motor in my RAV4 by 2000 miles - I found out about it too late. I was burning a quart of oil every 300 miles! Toyota REFUSED to fix the car, so I had to pay for the repair ($3000) myself.

            "Kinda evil on that one" - nice way to keep your loyal customers, Toyota. I'll NEVER buy another one.

            • rodolfoem2011
              rodolfoem2011  2 days back

              Yeah, i have an 09 camry hybrid and toyota refused to fix the issue because my car was made on december 2008, even thought is an 09, so i went over the "10 year" limit for 3 months... they always wanna clean their hands when the mistake was made on their part. SORRY I DIDNT FIND OUT ABOUT THE OIL CONSUMPTION UNTIL AFTER THE EXTENDED WARRANTY EXPIRED TOYOTA!!!

          • Taco off road For life

            Made in America doesn't mean anything anymore. It's a garbage. I would never want anything made in America anymore or China. They are make stuff terrible.

            • Robert D.
              Robert D.  3 days back

              What?!? No way! An American built Toyota engine that was built incorrectly?

              • Andrew H
                Andrew H  3 days back

                Scotty doesn't know what he's talking about. This whole video it a rambling opinion piece.


                He says, ''They obviously didn't have the quality control in America''. Really?? Where is the data to support that. What makes it so ''obvious''? Toyota vehicles built in America vs those built in Japan have been shown by Toyota's own documents to have the same reliability, warranty repair rates, and build quality. Some toyotas of the models he mentioned had parts that had engineering/design issues and those parts were later re-designed. If it was an assembly or quality control issue there would be no need for a redesign. Those same cars had issues all over the world. There is even a Youtube of a Russian guy in Russia talking about it and he shows the bad ring design. Anytime you have something that has over 100,000 parts you will occasionally get a part or two with a design issue, its unavoidable, and for the most part Toyota does a fantastic job.


                The 3,000 mile oil change interval is completely unnecessary and thousands of used oil analysis on Bobistheoilguy prove as much. Its good to check the oil level regularly in an old car, but any mechanic that recommends a change at 3,000 miles is a scam.


                In other countries 5-10,000 mile oil change intervals are typical even with conventional. Some German cars even recommend 15-20,000 mile change intervals. Check your oil level but don't waste your money with 3K change intervals.

                • Mike Roman
                  Mike Roman  3 days back

                  I really hope the engineers got fired for that...that is a major money loss from toyota and it gave em a bad rep...no company wants to look bad

                  But its good that they offered to fix the problem rather then give customers the bird like some auto company's do

                  • Babar Rashid
                    Babar Rashid  3 days back

                    Don't wanna hear about your Celica anymore :) j/k

                    • Steven Dvorsetz
                      Steven Dvorsetz  3 days back

                      Does this apply to my 04?

                      • Farmer Dave
                        Farmer Dave  3 days back

                        How come American-built cars don't have quality ?

                        • Ashur Maisom
                          Ashur Maisom  4 days back

                          Stootgart

                          • Fábio Pereira
                            Fábio Pereira  4 days back

                            They’re breaking too. As if being ugly as fu, wasn’t enough

                            • Chris Grant
                              Chris Grant  5 days back

                              4:20 "Made In Japan, real quality" okay okay I get it .... 😂

                              • Tom Hardware
                                Tom Hardware  5 days back

                                Scotty you are rambling way to much in this video. Get to the point and make it.

                                • james matheson
                                  james matheson  5 days back

                                  Great to see you addressed this Problem!.

                                  • Lisa May
                                    Lisa May  5 days back

                                    We purchased a 2009 Toyota Corolla new from the dealer and it is a piece of junk. The oil has to always be checked, the paint started peeling 3 years in, it makes a loud noise when we start it, and it is extremely uncomfortable. We tried to get them to fix the paint and they said it wasn't covered. Really disappointed with this car.

                                    • Ryan Warsh
                                      Ryan Warsh  5 days back

                                      I have a 2009 Vibe GT with this engine.  Someone else with the same car asked me if I had the oil consumption issue, now I know why!

                                      • E.B. Tyra
                                        E.B. Tyra  6 days back

                                        Built in Kentucky, designed in Japan. I work at the Kentucky plant. Everything we build is designed in Japan. We just build them to their specs...

                                        • MachuManOfLegends
                                          MachuManOfLegends  3 days back

                                          E.B. Tyra what about the 4runners? Ive always wondered whats made here in US.

                                      • opentrunks
                                        opentrunks  6 days back

                                        But if the problem ended with the 2011 model year then why did my 2012 Camry have excessive carbon buildup on the pistons preventing the engine from turning over, at only 47k miles, resulting in a $4600 repair?! Synthetic oil changed regularly since new.

                                        • mikev221
                                          mikev221  6 days back

                                          The 3sgte in my Celica is a Yamaha engine, but only revs to 6K, so I guess I'm OK.

                                          • Pastor Paul D
                                            Pastor Paul D  6 days back

                                            So exactly what Toyota engine has this defect.

                                            • bodhisattva99
                                              bodhisattva99  6 days back

                                              I thought you were all about Toyotas, though, Scotty? What the hell car IS worth buying????????????????????????????????????????

                                              • bodhisattva99
                                                bodhisattva99  6 days back

                                                OH... okay. I see. You are more all about BUILT IN JAPAN (or country of origin). Got it.

                                            • Temps
                                              Temps  6 days back

                                              Just watching this as the mechanic just called me about my hiace. It's on it's last legs. Poor me.

                                              • Wes
                                                Wes  6 days back

                                                Thanks Scotty - now you just have to make a DIY video for us 2AZ-FE'ers on how to replace our pistons !

                                                • Joseph Klimchock
                                                  Joseph Klimchock  6 days back

                                                  So, why would Toyota make 2 different engines for the same basic cars?......If same engine, would it not have same engine parts in each engine?

                                                  • Brian Madison
                                                    Brian Madison  6 days back

                                                    How's the reliability of the new 2018/2019 Camry 2.5 liter engine? I'm considering purchasing one, but I am a little concerned about possible oil consumption since it uses 0W-16, which is an extremely thin oil. Is there any data or information out there that points to any potential issues?

                                                    • MasterHustler
                                                      MasterHustler  6 days back

                                                      Scotty's Celica is a garage queen. Keep up the good work lol.

                                                      • Mxr Wxl
                                                        Mxr Wxl  7 days back

                                                        I am not buying a car because of what Scotty said about it. I am buying Toyota products

                                                        • Eleven
                                                          Eleven  7 days back

                                                          Now can you talk about why the AC in 2014 Toyota Corolla doesn’t work because of the CVT transmission?

                                                          • Willard Donnovan
                                                            Willard Donnovan  1 weeks back

                                                            You can't build cars, what can you do? Drop bombs?

                                                            • the honkster kaduneda licky dang

                                                              Scotty sounds like bubbles

                                                              • Frost
                                                                Frost  1 weeks back

                                                                Toyota must have missed Scotty's paycheck lol

                                                                • Jessie S.
                                                                  Jessie S.  1 weeks back

                                                                  lol so funny forsure haven't seen this joke before lol funny bro

                                                              • Michael
                                                                Michael  1 weeks back

                                                                if my Vibe's oil is the original color after 10Kmi what hazards am i exposing the car too by waiting that long to change the oil. I get the best filter possible BTW. Car has 340K mi. no issues

                                                                • John Franklin
                                                                  John Franklin  1 weeks back

                                                                  240.000 miles. Pfftt. Get back to me when you have 337.000 miles on it. Thats what I have on my completely Untouched engine, that uses NO oil between changes , runs terrific, I purchased it new , its been a great Fun car. 94 Trans Am, 350 LT1 engine 😁

                                                                  • chris corona
                                                                    chris corona  1 weeks back

                                                                    Jeremy Clarkson was right.

                                                                  • rlgonzalez04
                                                                    rlgonzalez04  1 weeks back

                                                                    How can someone be such a Toyota guy and then spew such BS. The 2zz-ge engine that was co-designed with Yamaha didn't have oil burning issues. The all Toyota 1zz-fe from 00-02 had oil consumption issues that Toyota fixed for the 03+ years Celica (Corolla & Matrix). The 2zz had some oil starvation issues during excessive g-forces like a lot of autocross events. You can use the baffled 1zz-fe oil pan from the MRS on the 2zz and solve that. The 1zz in the 8th gen Corolla's also burned oil. There is also some older Toyota 4 cylinders that consumed oil in the pickups. If there's one flaw to Toyota is their 4 cylinders piston design can sometimes be bad

                                                                    • BWPEnterprises
                                                                      BWPEnterprises  1 weeks back

                                                                      My 2002 Camry with the 2AZ burns about a quart every 1k miles! It does have 302k miles and runs great other than that, just sips fuel.

                                                                      • tushikiato 379
                                                                        tushikiato 379  1 weeks back

                                                                        What about the cars that's made in Canada?

                                                                        • Taras Kotsyubko
                                                                          Taras Kotsyubko  1 weeks back

                                                                          SOLUTION !!!!! Read next comments. It work good for me.

                                                                          • jim lewis
                                                                            jim lewis  1 weeks back

                                                                            Keep talking with your hands

                                                                            • sjr341
                                                                              sjr341  1 weeks back

                                                                              Generally speaking, I think there’s no reason why you can’t get the same quality in the US as you can get in Japan.

                                                                              • Go MGTOW
                                                                                Go MGTOW  1 weeks back

                                                                                The new 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid is still made in Japan. The other versions of the Corolla are made in North America.

                                                                                • Shahji Mangalam
                                                                                  Shahji Mangalam  1 weeks back

                                                                                  The other shitty engine that Toyota made was the 3.4l sludgemotor, produced between 97 to 04, i think

                                                                                  • OFFICIAL NSA
                                                                                    OFFICIAL NSA  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Im sitting in an 02 corolla with 356k miles. Replaced the factory alternator 2 days ago...she keeps on going. It was made by New United Motor Manufacturing in California. A joint venture between gm and toyota. It was closed and the plant was sold to tesla if memory serves correct

                                                                                    • Thomas Smith
                                                                                      Thomas Smith  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Scotty, this is a design problem, not a assembly problem!!!