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2009 Toyota Camry
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2009 Camry used to be adorned with our “Seal of Pretty Good” but that was before an alarming number of complaints started rolling in for excessive oil consumption.
Owners are being caught off-guard with how quickly their cars are running out of oil. No leaks, no spills, just 1 quart of vanishing oil in as little as 1,200 miles. Toyota maintains this is “normal” for the 2AZ-FE engine, even though they issued a TSB for the problem in August of 2011.
The issue may be the result of defective piston rings and is the possible target of a class-action lawsuit.
Worst 2009 Camry Problems by Category
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- engine problems165NHTSA complaints: 370
- interior accessories problems51NHTSA complaints: 29
- wheels / hubs problems24NHTSA complaints: 33
- body / paint problems21NHTSA complaints: 154
- brakes problems18NHTSA complaints: 92
- cooling system problems11NHTSA complaints: 5
- transmission problems9NHTSA complaints: 21
- steering problems7NHTSA complaints: 40
- AC / heater problems5
- fuel system problems5NHTSA complaints: 13
- suspension problems4NHTSA complaints: 63
- exterior accessories problems2NHTSA complaints: 55
- electrical problems2NHTSA complaints: 62
- exhaust system problems2NHTSA complaints: 2
- lights problems2NHTSA complaints: 14
- clutch problems1NHTSA complaints: 1
- drivetrain problems1NHTSA complaints: 24
- seat belts / air bags problemsNHTSA: 58
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 57
- windows / windshield problemsNHTSA: 28
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