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Oil Sludged Engine by VANESSA on 05/26/2002. Trim: 1997 Toyota Camry XLE V6, Owned 3 years.
Pros: comfortable nice ride
Cons: brakes make a click sound, there is an "Sludge problem in the engines of the camry or as toyota refers to it an "oil gel problem" in the 1997 thru 2002.
Overall review: I have owned toyota's all of my life and have been very satisfied with them, however all the 1997 thry 2002 cars have this oil sludge problem in the cars, i have just had my engine totally rebuilt, toyota's arrogance when it comes to admitting that this is an engine default is beyond imagination, they did cover most of the cost but still want to try and blame this on the consumer not doing regular oil changes, which I have done. This is a warning to all owners of this make and model if you have blue smoke coming from the exhaust bring it in immediately. Why hasn't there been a recall on these cars, and why are they still selling them knowing this is a potential problem. Unfortuntaly I will be joining others in a class action lawsuit and toyota just lost a lifetime customer due to their arrogance
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