Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,846 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2009 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #47

May 012016


  • miles


Our driver side visor becomes extremely floppy lately. We didn't know there was a recall on models similar to our 2009 Toyota Camry. It's barely out of warranty now and it's a big safety concern. We have owned many cars, and not one has a visor issue, please help!!!

- Morrisonville, NY, USA

problem #46

Jun 262016


  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. While the vehicle was parked, the front driver's side visor detached on the left corner and failed to close. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- Pelham, NH, USA

problem #45

Apr 012016


  • 48,000 miles
The sun visor fell in a perfect position blocking my view while traveling through a busy intersection I had to stop to adjust, the visor it falls all the time Toyota refused to repair or fix it.

- Kenner, LA, USA

problem #44

Nov 202015


  • 79,800 miles


Passenger mirror stop responding after few seconds. When I use mirror switch to driver side again and back a can use ( up, down, right, left) for a few seconds and it stop again.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #43

Sep 032015


  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. While operating the vehicle, the driver side sun visor fell down into the line of sight of the driver creating a visibility hazard. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who indicated that a spring failed, which caused the failure. No further information was available. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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problem #42

Jan 012015


  • 89,000 miles
The dashboard on my Camry has become very sticky and shiny causing a bright glare on the windshield. It is difficult to see past the glare during night and day driving. It has been difficult to drive because the glare is distracting and blocks the front view of the driver.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #41

Oct 102012


  • miles


The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 12V491000 (visibility); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact state that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Sugarland, TX, USA

problem #40

Jun 262015


  • 100,000 miles
My visor broke for no apparent reason. Visors typically don't come off of cars that are even much older than my 2009 Toyota. This happened while I was driving and adjusting my visibility from the sun.

- Red Bluff, CA, USA

problem #39

Apr 062015


  • 74,000 miles
This is for a 2009 Toyota Camry SE 4 door sedan. The driver side visor becomes completely loose and rotates and falls down just like one would bring it down to block sunlight. This hampers the vision of the driver.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #38

Sep 182014


  • miles
The dashboard to my Camry is very sticky. I live in the state of Florida and the glare on the wind shield caused by the melting dashboard is so bad I have to lean to my right while driving in order to see better. This is definitely a safety issue and I need some information asap on getting this problem resolved. It's a shame that Toyota does not correct this issue. How many accidents/deaths have to occur before something is done!?

- Orlando , FL, USA

problem #37

Feb 212015

Camry 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles


Moonroof exploded while in the middle of the san mateo bridge. Immediately heard wind noise coming from the moonroof (the shade fortunately was drawn). I saw no obvious gravel on the bridge and no vehicles in my immediate vicinity that might account for it. Thought for a second that something dropped off a landing plane and realized that something like that would have easily punched through the shade. I examined the damage less than ten minutes later when I arrived at my destination. Saw shattered glass and a hole that was almost centered. Found no marks on the top side of the shade to indicate an object hitting. The edges of the hole tilted upwards. Temperature at the time is estimated to be low 60S, sunny, and no discernible wind. Inside temp was set at 67 or 68 and the fan was set on the low 2 setting. My husband examined the car when I returned home about 3 1/2 hours later. He searched through the shattered glass and found no objects. He tested the tilted edge to see what flexibility it had when I asked if air flow might have distorted the opening in the glass. It was quite stiff and he said that was unlikely. He (phd in engineering) concluded that there was no evidence of an object and commented the moonroof appeared as if it shattered upwards due to structural stress. I have a number of photos of the damage, one taken 10 minutes afterwards, the rest when I returned home. The Toyota representative is holding on to the rock theory.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #36

Dec 092014


  • miles
Toyota Camry 2009. When dash heats up it starts shining and cause glare on windshield, it causes obstructive vision to the driver's visibility of the roadway. In addition, the material on the dashboard would become very sticky as if it were melting.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #35

Jan 312014

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
From the start of this year I have realized that my dashboard seems to be melting. Its sticky and shiny and the shininess becomes distracting. I cant wipe it much because particles will stick to it. Toyota is stating I must pay for a new dashboard but I feel that isn't fair due to a defect with the car dashboard. I live in the us virgin islands and temperatures are always hot. I have owned a few cars and been in all my family members cars and have never experienced a melting dashboard.

- St Thomas, VI, USA

problem #34

Sep 152014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 29,850 miles
Beginning in summer 2014, the 2009 Toyota Camry le dashboard has gradually become very shiny. The shininess now produces a glare on the windshield and makes it difficult to see through the windshield at times. In addition, the shiny area of the dashboard has become increasingly sticky with a tacky feel to it. No commercial products have been used to clean the windshield, and car is under cover the majority of the time.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #33

Jul 022012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
My dashboard is melting causing a glare from the sun.

- Hudson, FL, USA

problem #32

Dec 142012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
My dashboard is peeling and melting. When I drive my car, the sun reflects on my shiny melted dashboard and causes a glare on my windshield. The glare makes it hard to see through the windshield and makes it hard to drive on certain hours of the day.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #31

Oct 312014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 68,120 miles
The dashboard of my car is melting and becoming very shiny. The dashboard is so shiny that I have to wear sunglasses to drive because of the excessive glare on my eyes.

- Doral, FL, USA

problem #30

Jul 152012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Vehicle dashboard appears to be melting. When the sun hits the shiny dashboard, there is a glare that bounces off the windshield, impairing driver visibility.

- Lucedale, MS, USA

problem #29

Sep 172009

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
No long after the purchase of my 2009 Toyota Camry the dashboard is oily and sticky. The dashboard now appears to be melting. The dashboard produces such a glare that it makes it difficult to drive. I think Toyota should recall these vehicles and correct the problem at no charge to the consumer.

- Margate, FL, USA

problem #28

Jun 012012

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
My dashboard is very sticky. Can't clean it off. It also chips very easily. It's almost plush...?? on top of all that, the glare it gives off is very unsafe!

- Lytle , TX, USA

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