Toyota said nothing they can do, it will be my expense to repair it.I am having same issue with this engine. 2013 Prius 112,000 miles last oil change was 5,000 miles ago. I had put 1 quart in a week before oil change. It was gone at oil change. Mechanic looked for leaks, but nothing. Toyota needs to address and fix this issue.
I emailed Toyota and will be calling today.
Anyone who gets a positive response let me know.
I am all for a lawsuit to remedy this.
2012 Prius IV here. About 1000 miles from my last oil change (End of november) a yellow alert started flashing on curves but disappeared so fast I couldn't see what it was. 2 days later I was in the middle of nowhere when oil pressure alert finally stayed on long enough to see what it was. Stopped at the only gas station for miles and got a quart of oil. Ended up having to buy 2 more because it was bone dry. Apparently was minutes from my car shutting down, again, in the middle of nowhere.
Oil consumption test "was fine." Told me to check my oil every 1000 miles or so. First check was Saturday and I was down about 2/3 of a quart, and the oil was dirty. Took it to the Toyota dealer Monday and they say it's fine, and that after 2300 miles " the oil wasn't THAT dirty." My warranty expires in June and I am LIVID. THEY KNOW MY CAR'S FATE AND THEY CATEGORICALLY REFUSE TO SAY ANYTHING'S WRONG?? 80K miles and my high tech hybrid burns as much oil as an old Ford pickup?? I paid extra for a "certified" Toyota and this is what I get??
I'm shocked that they A) haven't done an extended warranty on this as they obviously know the cause and how to fix it and B) that there isn't a class action law suit about this--this is completely unacceptable!!!
Laura - EXACT same thing happened to me with my 2013 Prius. How's your car running currently?. Any updates on a class action lawsuit that you know of?This is EXACTLY what has happened to me. 2012 Prius IV that I love- it's what redeemed the fact that my old car was stolen. I bought it just over two years ago, I get the oil changed ever 5k miles. All of a sudden, a little over a month ago, around 109,000 miles, I get the warning light on sharp turns that I could never catch because it was on and off so fast. Finally, I spotted it, looked it up, and low and behold, we were almost dry on a road trip. Put 5 quarts in, got my oil changed the following week, mechanic found no leak.
Then the light flashes again this past weekend (a month out from the last oil change). I take it in today and my mechanic says I should just cut my losses and get rid of it before this gets worse. He found the Toyota Service Bulletin and several of these forums (not a dealership). I'm heartbroken and so angry to see that this is clearly an issue! I'm not afraid of being a squeaky wheel, so I will be filing a report once we've tracked the oil consumption, and am happy to join a class action lawsuit.