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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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
18 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
11 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,665 miles

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2009 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #45

May 062010

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles

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

2009 Toyota Camry. Consumer states problems with gas pedal the vehicle continued to accelerate after the consumer removed his foot from the accelerator pedal. The consumer stated the accelerator pedal was supposedly fixed on February 11, 2010.

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #44

Mar 012010

Camry

  • 13,086 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, there was an unusual increase in engine rpms and the vehicle abnormally accelerated without driver intent. She attempted to apply the brakes and shift into neutral gear; however, the stick shift would not move. The contact was able to drive the vehicle up on a curb in an attempt to stop it from accelerating; then air bags deployed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer to be inspected. The vehicle was in the dealers possession for approximately 5 weeks; yet, they were unable to determine the cause of the failure. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle was pulling to one side while driving, the brakes malfunctioned, and the vehicle stalled intermittently without warning. The contact received NHTSA recall campaign id number: 10V017000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal). The dealer advised the contact that the repairs could be performed if the vehicle was driven to the dealership. The contact refused to drive the vehicle due to the safety defects. The dealer confirmed that the vehicle could be towed at the owners expense. The contact declined and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 13,086 and the current mileage was approximately 14,000.

- Boca Raton , FL, USA

problem #43

Apr 252010

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that he took his vehicle to an authorized dealer in March 2010 for the repairs associated with recalls 09V388000 & 10V017000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal). He had not experienced any failures before the repairs were made. On March 25, 2010, the vehicle suddenly accelerated while his foot was on the brake pedal. The contact continued applying pressure to the brakes and was able to shift into neutral gear which stopped the vehicle from accelerating. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and a technician from Chicago inspected it; however, the technician could not find the cause of the failure. The contact requested a replacement vehicle due to safety risk with the current vehicle. The failure mileage was approximately 16,000. The current mileage is 16,040. Updated 07/14/2010. Updated 07/15/10. Updated 03/10/11 the consumer stated after the accelerator was fixed, he continued to experience problems. The consumer stated he was stopped at a red light with his foot on the brake, when the vehicle accelerated. The consumer was able to put the gear in neutral and the vehicle jerked to a stop. Updated 03/14/11.. updated 04/23/12 updated 04/25/12

- Jamesville , WI, USA

problem #42

Oct 132009

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles

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

Consumer indicates problems with accelerator in 2009 Toyota Camry. The consumer stated the accelerator pedal became stuck in the depressed position for 1-2 seconds. The consumer continued to experience sudden acceleration after the recall was performed.

- Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA

problem #41

Feb 262010

Camry

  • miles
2009 Toyota Camry. Consumer states problem with floor mat and gas accelerator the consumer stated three days after the recall was performed, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and the consumer crashed into her garage door.

- Glenview, IL, USA

problem #40

Apr 152010

Camry

  • 18,700 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact received a recall notice for recall 10V017000 (vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal) and had the vehicle repaired accordingly. However, as the contact was driving at approximately 10 mph, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into two parked vehicles. The contact attempted to brake before the crash but the vehicle still moved forward. There were no injuries. The vehicle had not been taken to an authorized dealership for diagnosis at the time of the complaint. The current and failure mileages were approximately 18,700.

- Hacienda Heights, CA, USA

problem #39

Apr 072010

(reported on)

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles

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

2009 Toyota Camry. Consumer writes in regards to the gas pedal modification. The consumer stated after the modification was performed as per recall, it appeared the leading edge of the accelerator pedal now has a higher distance measured from the floor-well to the bottom side of the accelerator pedal. With the now shorter pedal there is ample room to rest his/her foot underneath the gas pedal. Upon inspecting the modified gas pedal, the consumer observed that an exposed nub at the bottom side of the pedal might be a cause of potential problems for the driver. In the event that a driver is required because of traffic conditions, to make a fast move with his/her legs towards the brake there is a possibility that the shoe straps may get caught in the now exposed nub.

- Pinson, AL, USA

problem #38

Nov 152008

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2009 Toyota Camry pulls to the left while driving. The first incident the power steering gear assembly was replaced and reset front specs. The problem later occurred again and the consumer was informed that there was no problem with the vehicle. The consumer stated his fiance experienced sudden acceleration while applying the brakes to park the vehicle and ended up on the curb. The consumer received a phone call and was instructed to take the vehicle to the dealer, so the recall repair could be taken care of, but when he arrived at the dealer, he was informed they could only perform one repair. The consumer also stated an alignment did not resolve the issue of the vehicle pulling to the left.

- Sabina, OH, USA

problem #37

Mar 252010

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The vehicle suddenly accelerated forward when the contact shifted from park to drive although the brakes were engaged. The contact shifted into neutral gear but the vehicle did not stop. He then shifted into park and the vehicle came to a screeching halt. The vehicle was being repaired at an authorized dealership when the complaint was filed. The VIN was unavailable. The current and failure mileages were approximately 24,000. Updated 5/28/10 upadted 08/18/10

- Cohoes, NY, USA

problem #36

Mar 302010

(reported on)

Camry 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
2009 Toyota Camry. Consumer states delay of at least two seconds in acceleration after pressing the accelerator pedal. The consumer stated the delay was primarily caused by a failure of the transmission to downshift. The consumer noticed that when he accelerated rapidly, the vehicle simply would not accelerate as a car normally would by depressing the gas pedal. The engine would speed up and it would take at least two seconds or more for the transmission to finally respond and downshift.

- Newburgh, NY, USA

problem #35

Dec 132009

Camry

  • 28,600 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 while approaching a traffic light at speeds of 25 mph and depressing the brake pedal, the vehicle accelerated. The dealer made repairs to the vehicle under NHTSA campaign id number 09V388000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal). The contact had not experienced unintended acceleration of the vehicle following the recall repairs. The failure mileage was 28,600.

- Cleves, OH, USA

problem #34

Apr 202009

Camry

  • 200 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact was driving 10 mph when the brakes were applied and the vehicle suddenly surged forward without warning causing the contact to travel over a curb. The contact was injured during the crash. The police arrived to the scene; however, a report was not filed. The air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where NHTSA recall # 09V388000, vehicle speed control, accelerator pedal was performed on the vehicle. The VIN was not available. The approximate current and failure mileages were 200.

- Graham, CA, USA

problem #33

Mar 222010

(reported on)

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
2009 Toyota Camry. Consumer states unintended acceleration and discontent with receipt of recall notice and Toyota customer service. The consumer experienced sudden acceleration twice. Once before receiving a notice in the mail and second after the repairs were allegedly made.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #32

Mar 292009

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. While the contact was driving 40 mph the vehicle suddenly began to accelerate without warning. The contact was able to bring the vehicle to a stop by depressing the brake pedal. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where she was informed that the floor mats were the cause of the unintended acceleration, however the failure persisted after the floor mats were removed. The current mileage is 61,000 and failure mileage was 30,000. Updated 5/10/10 updated 07/07/10.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #31

Mar 162010

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,429 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact received repairs to the vehicle under NHTSA campaign id number, 09V388000, vehicle speed control, accelerator pedal. While traveling at speeds of 20 mph going down hill with the brake pedal depressed, there was an unusual increase in engine rpms. The engine became unusually loud. The dealer was contacted and advised to bring the vehicle in to be inspected. He did not test drive the vehicle or start the engine. Instead, he visually inspected the accelerator pedal for defects. No further repairs were made to the vehicle. The failure mileage was 17,429 and the current mileage was 17,500. Updated 06/21/10 updated 09/30/10

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #30

Mar 162010

Camry

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact received notification of a recall campaign and took the vehicle to the dealer for repairs (NHTSA campaign id numbers 09V388000 and 10V017000: Vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal). The all-weather floor mats were replaced with floor mats that were very thin. The contact verified the replacement floor mats slid back and forth while secured by the dual-hook fasteners. The contact was concerned that the floor mats could potentially interfere with the accelerator and brake pedals. The dealer was contacted with his concerns but would offer no further assistance other than documenting his complaint. The failure and current mileages were 35000. Updated 5/10/10 updated 05/14/10.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #29

Mar 152010

Camry

  • 19,500 miles
-the contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact was driving approximately 8 mph when the vehicle speed rate increased without engaging the accelerator pedal, which occurred three times repeatedly. The failure occurred the same day the recall remedy repair was performed on the vehicle. The NHTSA campaign id number was 10V017000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal). The vehicle will be taken back to the dealer for inspection. The manufacturer was notified and stated the failure was a unique issue. The failure mileage was 19,500.

- North Andover, MA, USA

problem #28

Feb 162010

Camry

  • 14,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact was driving approximately 65 mph with the cruise control engaged. When the cruise control was disengaged the accelerator pedal stuck without warning. Suddenly, the brake pedal was applied and the vehicle was able to slow down. Whenever traveling up an incline with the cruise control engaged the speed decreased without assistance; however, traveling on a flat road surface with the cruise control engaged an unexpected increase in the speed occurred. In addition, the speedometer does not function properly. The gauge does not display a reading over 65 mph at any given speed being traveled. An authorized dealer was notified of the failures. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 10V017000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal). The VIN was excluded from the recall. The vehicle has not been repaired at this time. The failure and current mileages were 14,000. Updated 05/20/10.

- Waltham, MA, USA

problem #27

Feb 122010

Camry

  • 7,554 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact received a recall notice regarding the NHTSA campaign id number 10V017000 (accelerator pedal). The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for the recall service repair; however, after the remedy repair was performed the engine revved with a sudden acceleration. The brakes were depressed which allowed the vehicle to slow down. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on a separate occasion. The technician stated that the failure occurred as a result of the software upgrade. The vehicle also accelerated for a period of 20-30 minutes immediately after the recall repair was performed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified regarding the recall remedy repair. The current mileage was 8,050. The failure mileage was 7,554.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #26

Feb 132010

Camry

  • 8,690 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. While traveling 45mph down a hil, the contact applied the brakes and noticed that the vehicle had suddenly accelerated without warning, the contact was able to stop the vehicle by applying extreme pressure to the brake. Prior to the recent failure the vehicle was taken to the dealership where the repair for NHTSA recall# 10V017000 was performed on the vehicle. The vehicle had not been diagnosed by the dealership at the time of the complaint. The current and failure mileages were 8690.

- Yatesville, PA, USA

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