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.

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.

5.4

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,104 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2009 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #9

Jan 212011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 52,398 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When accelerating from a stop the seat goes back and clicks in. When coming to a stop the seat slides forward. The action is repeated constantly. I brought the vehicle in and the dealer told me it was a worn track. They said it would cause $2054. To repair and charged me $65.16.

- East Islip, NY, USA

problem #8

Oct 292011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 46,918 miles
I purchased this vehicle from longo Toyota and have been driving it for a week and have had backaches and headaches. The seat and headrest are extremely uncomfortable. This is a Toyota Camry le 2009.

- Alhambra, CA, USA

problem #7

Apr 102010

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
Driver seat stops functioning up and down. Took it to roseville Toyota and they didn't repair and told us it is functioning now. Called several times and no one cares. Now the Camry has 46,000 miles they just told me it is out of warranty. Also Toyota customer service refused it and told me it is out of warranty. Manager dominic campanelli and jessica romero were very aggressive when I called and didn't provide customer service. Updated 01/05/13

- Antelope, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 192010

Camry

  • 36,122 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that smoke emitted from the rear of the front passenger seat. The contact discovered a silver dollar sized burn in the seat vinyl. She was unable to determine the cause of the failure. There were no signs of a fire but appeared that the seat had somehow overheated and melted. The dealer was unable to diagnose or provide a cause for the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 36,122. Updated 11/16/10.

- Dry Ridge, KY, USA

problem #5

Jan 012010

Camry

  • miles
When my wife would get in the passenger seat of our Camry and get belted in for a minute or so before I got in and started the car, the seat belt off light would illuminate. This has happened several times and does not seem to happen if I start the car before she belts in. This was reported to eddy's Toyota and they recalibrated the seat sensors but the problem did not go away.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #4

Mar 062008

Camry

  • miles
As a group leader working at the Subaru of Indiana plant I was told to ignored a pokey system being turn off that detected lose or missing bolts on the front seats of the Toyota Camry. Numerous car seats with missing or incomplete torqued bolts where found after leaving the car seat assemble area the Toyota Camry is manufactured at the Subaru of Indiana plant. There is an email where my boss explains its not a serious safety issue.

- Indianapolis , IN, USA

problem #3

Mar 062008

Camry

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

As a group leader working at the Subaru of Indiana plant I was told to ignored a pokey system that detected lose or missing bolts on the front seats of the Toyota Camry. Numerous car seats with missing or incomplete torqued bolts where found after leaving the car seat assemble area the Toyota Camry is manufactured at the Subaru of Indiana plant. There is an email where my boss explains its not a serious safety issue.

- Indianapolis , IN, USA

problem #2

Nov 282009

Camry

  • 18,500 miles
The operation of the side seat airbags on the Toyota Camry are compromised due to the fact that the integrity of the seat cushion has a design flaw that causes the cushion to collapses around the airbag. Which would change the angle of the airbag and cause it not to deploy properly.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 302008

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. While driving 25-60 mph, the driver's side seat belt moved upward and made the contact uncomfortable. As a result, she drove without the seat belt attached. The contact could be seriously injured in the event of a crash. In addition, the contact is experiencing difficulty seeing other vehicle's in her blind spots. She can see while parking, but has to open the door to do so. The lumbar support in the driver's seat causes discomfort to the contact's lower back. She is distracted by the pain while driving. She received a letter from the doctor to get another vehicle due to the pain and discomfort. The failure mileage was unknown. Update 09/10/08 updated 09/17/08. The consumer stated the seats are very low. Without raising them, it was almost impossible to see the road. The driver seat had no lumbar support. Updated 09/17/08.

- Pontiac, MI, USA

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