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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,000 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.

2009 Toyota Camry brakes problems

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2009 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 172014


  • 63,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the ABS warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the ABS modular needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 63,000.

- Rancho, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 162012


  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the rpms began to rapidly increase and the speedodometer fluctuated with inaccurate readings. In addition, the ABS warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The failure occurred twice and the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer three times. The second visit, the dealer provided an incorrect diagnosis and the third time they informed the failure was contributed to the ABS computerized system. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 83,000.

- Belle Rose, LA, USA

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