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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,800 miles

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2009 Toyota Camry clutch problems

clutch problem

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2009 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 212010


  • 7,800 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that her vehicle may be involved recall 10V017000, power train:clutch assembly:pedal/linkage. The vehicle has not experienced any failures and the contact has not received a letter from the manufacturer. The contact is concerned about the risk involved and doesn't want to drive the vehicle until she receives a recall per her VIN. The dealer and manufacturer have been notified. There are no failures at this time. The current mileage was 7800.

- Middletown, CT, USA

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