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   3 months back

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    • Dillon Hamrick
      Dillon Hamrick  2 months back

      MrJasonfromcanada please support that statement somehow

    • Dillon Hamrick
      Dillon Hamrick  2 months back

      Rob Hayden sadly no. Even many Lexus aren’t made in Japan anymore

    • L_J
      L_J  2 months 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  2 months 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  2 months 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.

  • Karel Kuiter
    Karel Kuiter  3 days back

    Like Audi TFSI engine!!

    • citizen-x
      citizen-x  3 days back

      My father was automotive Engineer for Chrysler many years ago and said his team would draw up excellent designs for new motors , then they have to go to a board meeting before the new motor is approved for production with the bean counters , accountants stock holders, and other executives ,and they question the engineer staff over cost aspect of each component .
      and even call in other so called experts to dispute their own design team. for example, the company execs would say, Your design calls for a aluminum intake manifold, but wouldn't a plastic one be just as good? then the outside consultant siding with the company will say, our studies have shown modern plastics are actually superior to aluminum and cheaper to produce saving millions in production cost, another would say, Stainless steel bolts? isn't that over kill. that will cost a fortune. and on and on, till the once reliable design became unreliable with
      cheapened parts in critical wear areas that fail sooner than they should have .

      • Walter Chan
        Walter Chan  20 hours back

        Thanks for this honest statement. I do believe Chrysler 3.6L Pentastar engine is the most-reliable domestic engine ever built.

    • mikehzz
      mikehzz  4 days back

      Another one eyed Toyota fan boy who drives old cars. Toyota is living on a reputation built in the 90's.

      • dennis collins
        dennis collins  4 days back

        Use amsoil cuz I'm currently in the 30.000 mile range and haven't had an oil change and everything ok running brand new no problems 😋😎

        • Robert Card
          Robert Card  4 days back

          hey scotty my son has a 92 Toyota Camry with 389,000 miles on it so he beat you lol

          • [Mr.][Asian][Guy] [Plays][Video][Games]

            Lesson learned: " made in usa" is false advertisement

            • lesly tirado
              lesly tirado  5 days back

              do you guys recommend me to buy 2014-2018 toyota corolla

              • -
                -  4 days back

                A Toyota Corolla or even the hatchback

            • TG
              TG  5 days back

              So bottom line is stay away from anything that has a Toyota engine in it unless you have a good mechanic like Scotty. 👍🏻

              • Mestizo Un solo
                Mestizo Un solo  5 days back

                The Reason its simple because Toyota are made in USA, i work for them for 15 years in assembly plant with GM,

                • doug godfrey
                  doug godfrey  6 days back

                  Love to hear knowleable people explain stuff to me !

                  • M1garand m1
                    M1garand m1  6 days back

                    All 4 cylinders engine under 2.2 liters are for babies.

                    • Andrew Yang
                      Andrew Yang  1 weeks back

                      Yes, agree. Buy one from Japan.

                      • Snookerson
                        Snookerson  1 weeks back

                        That’s the difference between a mechanic, and a Technician!

                        • Snookerson
                          Snookerson  1 weeks back

                          To be fair you have a point! However, a factory trained technician knows the difference between a recall and a customer support program!

                          • Chuck Koehler
                            Chuck Koehler  1 weeks back

                            I guess in the Prius, the pistons were changed in 2014 and the piston rings were changed also in 2015, so 2015 has a different piston and piston ring set and 2016 has a different piston and piston ring set from 2015, so does anyone have a 2015 or 2016 with high mileage that isn't burning excessive oil?

                            • Ken Haynie
                              Ken Haynie  1 weeks back

                              Scotty, what's the difference, results wise, between drain and fill vs flush and fill for engine coolant, and how much is the cost difference, in general?

                              • theHealer49
                                theHealer49  1 weeks back

                                I have a friend that worked for a Nissan plant in the south and he told me they were putting duck tape on certain parts just to keep the lines moving. So yeah I can believe that American made anything is the problem.

                                • David B
                                  David B  2 weeks back

                                  Scotty, thanks for telling how it is.

                                  • Connor Banden
                                    Connor Banden  2 weeks back

                                    My dad had a 2007 Camry that had this oil-burning problem. He fought with Toyota for 8 months trying to get them to fix it, and they would only give him $2k for a $6k engine rebuild. I kid you not, the day immediately after he traded that car in, he got a notice in the mail for the Toyota engine recall… he was not a happy camper that day…

                                    • Resus RN
                                      Resus RN  2 weeks back

                                      Family had several 1998-2002 generation corollas, 1.8L engine 1ZZFE? I think. Oil changes every 3K miles, well maintained. All ate oil starting at 115-130k, no smoke, just disappeared, not enough oil holes in pistons skirt. Tried oil treatments, changing to thinner and thicker oil, nothing helped. Was putting oil in every 1-2 weeks, kept a gallon in trunk. Toyota knew about this for a long time, I didn't know the 2.4L engines had same problem.

                                      • Marshall Smith™
                                        Marshall Smith™  2 weeks back

                                        Money pits are endless money pits that will destroy your car.

                                        • Ab Ba
                                          Ab Ba  2 weeks back

                                          It sounds like toyota gave the wrong pistons to the American car manufacturer? How dumb of toyota, unless they had a reason to do that..... hmmm

                                          • Noah Ingram
                                            Noah Ingram  2 weeks back

                                            3:37 that's funny

                                            • lucky luke
                                              lucky luke  2 weeks back

                                              This sounds exactly like the movie Gung-Ho -with Michael Keaton

                                              • Carpe diem
                                                Carpe diem  2 weeks back

                                                Where are Corvettes made?

                                                • Sb Sb
                                                  Sb Sb  2 weeks back

                                                  To change oil that early is bad. Pollution.

                                                  • David W
                                                    David W  2 weeks back

                                                    Other btw, aside from the oil burning, my 11 year old XB has cost me about $100 in unexpected repairs so far. I bought it new.

                                                    • David W
                                                      David W  2 weeks back

                                                      Btw...I never took my car in for the test because my FIL had a pretty significant oil consumption rate and he took his car in and they told him it was in spec. He traded his car off two weeks ago with 160k miles and it was burning about a quart every 300-500 miles.


                                                      The cost to replace the pistons with a new ring set is higher than what he got for the trade.

                                                      • David W
                                                        David W  2 weeks back

                                                        I have that motor in an XB, but I believe the car is a japanese made car with japanese made engine. Same oil problem, but mine only has 80k miles on it, so it uses an extra quart every 1000 or 1500 miles.

                                                        • P M
                                                          P M  2 weeks back

                                                          Their Only All Good/ Great, If Made In Japan Not America, I Very Much Support"Made In America." Crappy Made No, High Priced No.

                                                          • Chase McBrien
                                                            Chase McBrien  2 weeks back

                                                            They are no longer built just by Japanese. That is why they are starting to turn into Lemons.

                                                            American management and workers just don't give a hoot.

                                                            New generations of Toyotas not going to be as good when it was just an all Japanese effort.

                                                            • Justin Cross
                                                              Justin Cross  2 weeks back

                                                              seems like yesterday those "new" celicas came out. kind of a big deal at the time with the 6 speed and all. i thought they looked ok

                                                              • Paul JJ
                                                                Paul JJ  2 weeks back

                                                                Scotty - Correction for you - Toyota WAY - google it - They have no QC at all in Japan. they brought it to the US and the UK and well it didn't work out the same way as in Japan. It explains why the cars which were made in Japan have much better quality.

                                                                • Thomas Mcintosh
                                                                  Thomas Mcintosh  3 weeks back

                                                                  Scotty what did you expect when a bunch of Kentucky hillbillies put there hands on a Toyota!

                                                                  • James Sailors
                                                                    James Sailors  3 weeks back

                                                                    2007 Camry that was a 4 cylinder cost me THOUSANDS of dollars. You wouldn't believe how much oil it burnt. This made me not want to buy a TOYOTA ever again.

                                                                    • Shadow Boxer
                                                                      Shadow Boxer  3 weeks back

                                                                      I'll tell you who has a bad reputation for oiling problems. CHRYSLER and their Sebring v-6 nightmare.

                                                                      • Aaron Burr Atwood.
                                                                        Aaron Burr Atwood.  3 weeks back

                                                                        My 2012 equinox still burns oil even after new rings (from a recall). It’s done it since day one. It’s only got 160k and I’ve had it since new.

                                                                        • Frazzle Face
                                                                          Frazzle Face  3 weeks back

                                                                          I had a 2007 Camry. The recommended oil change interval was 5,000 not 10,000. The AZ engine was designed in Japan, it was the design that was faulty! lol

                                                                          • Wo Land
                                                                            Wo Land  3 weeks back

                                                                            Nothing is made right in kentucky. Including but not limited to turtles.

                                                                            • Edgar Esparzalopez
                                                                              Edgar Esparzalopez  3 weeks back

                                                                              Hi scotty, i have a 05 camry 4 cyl that smokes a little bit some times when i turn it on, after a few seconds no more smoke, do you know whats wrong with it

                                                                              • litesp
                                                                                litesp  4 weeks back

                                                                                I had a 2004 Honda Accord that was completely made in Japan. There many many quality issues with squeaks, rattles, trim falling off, sticking transmission. After a court settlement with Honda, I sold it. No more Hondas for me. I now have US made Toyotas and haven't had any major problems in nearly 200K.

                                                                                • David Mall's Garage
                                                                                  David Mall's Garage  4 weeks back

                                                                                  “Because they are made in Kentucky.”

                                                                                  • Aaron Burr Atwood.
                                                                                    Aaron Burr Atwood.  3 weeks back

                                                                                    David Mall's Garage
                                                                                    So are all corvettes and like it or not, they’re good cars too.

                                                                                • GrowLLLTigeRRR
                                                                                  GrowLLLTigeRRR  4 weeks back

                                                                                  I got a recall notice on my 4X4 2000 Tacoma because of a rusty frame. Toyota gave me a generous $13,500 for the truck which had 225,000 miles on the odometer. I found a 4X4 2009 Tacoma with 7,000 miles on Craigslist for $21,000 so I used the money Toyota gave me and some of my own to buy that truck. Guess what? About two years ago I got a recall notice that my frame needed to be inspected for rust. Well I took it in last June and, sure enough, it needed to be replaced however this time no cash. Toyota kept my truck for four months before it was finished and during that time leased me a full size Dodge Ram 4X4 with the Hemi. It cost Toyota over $15,000 to replace the frame and $6,400 to lease that truck for me to drive. Now I have a 2009 Tacoma with a new frame but 175,000 miles on everything else lol (insert photo of a laughing animal)! Why couldn't they just take mine in trade for a better one on their used car lot for that $21,000? They must be getting a tax credit or something. There is no way a big business is going to hemorrhage money like that while inconveniencing their loyal customers. It's funny Scotty, my first and only new car was a 1986 Celica GTS. I loved that car. It had 300,000 miles on the odometer when I backed over a high curb and bent an alignment bracket. It was unibody I think so I couldn't keep it aligned after that and just sold it. I also ride a 2001 Bonneville!

                                                                                  • Zweispeer
                                                                                    Zweispeer  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Scotty, if you HAD, i mean - REALLY HAD TO buy or lease a new car... which one would it be?

                                                                                    • Nunya Biz
                                                                                      Nunya Biz  4 weeks back

                                                                                      I bought a brand new 2015 Toyota RAV4. The piston exploded at about 25k miles. The dealership rebuilt the entire engine. I paid nothing. That is an anomaly but it is interesting. The mechanics were shocked to see that it had happened. Toyota engines just don’t blow up. So maybe it does comeback to quality control at these American plants.

                                                                                      • Al Sun
                                                                                        Al Sun  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Thanks for the video Scotty! My Camry has this problem, but the dealership made it impossible to fail the engine consumption test. So, I'm stuck putting in a quart every 1K-2K miles.

                                                                                        • Lee Garner
                                                                                          Lee Garner  4 weeks back

                                                                                          Toyota won't cover mine as it is in a Pontiac vibe. GM won't cover because it's a toyota engine