Toyota Oil Sludge

2.7L V6 LH Engine

Toyota settled a class-action engine-sludge suit in 2007 that covered an estimated 2.5-million Toyota and Lexus vehicles made between 1997 and 2002. In that case, Toyota agreed to repair sludged engines for up to eight years from the time of purchase. While Toyota staunchly maintained that any such “oil-gel” problems are attributable to owners’ abuse or poor maintenance habits it did set up a mechanism to reimburse complainants. The language of the settlement appears to include reimbursement to those people who may have already paid to have their sludge damage repaired.

Make Model Years Engine
Lexus ES300 1997-2005 3.0L V6
RX300 1999-2005 3.0L V6
Toyota Avalon 1997-2005 3.0L V6
Camry / Solara 1997-2005 2.2L four-cylinder
3.0L V6
Celica 1997-2005 2.2L four-cylinder
Highlander 2001-2005 3.0L V6
Sienna 1997-2005 3.0L V6