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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 3 of 4)

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problem #25

Feb 102010

Camry

  • 6,486 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact was advised by a news source that there were recalls on her year, make and model vehicle. The manufacturer stated that her vehicle was affected by the recall and referred her to her local dealer for recall repairs. The dealer replaced the tibia pad assembly and installed an accelerator stopper per NHTSA campaign id number 09V388000, vehicle speed control, accelerator pedal. After the vehicle was repaired it would respond as if it was lunging and pulling itself forward. The dealer was contacted and advised her that there was nothing that they could do and no additional repairs were made. The failure mileage was 6,486 and the current mileage was 7,301.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #24

Jun 092009

Camry

  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. While driving approximately 40 mph his foot became lodged under the accelerator pedal. The failure occurred twice. A crash did not occur. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 5,000 miles and the current was 8,000.

- Los Gatos, CA, USA

problem #23

Jan 012010

Camry

  • 8,400 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry hybrid. The vehicle has an automatic start press-button. While traveling at speeds of approximately 60 mph the vehicle abnormally accelerated to speeds of 80 mph without driver intent. He then attempted to depress the brakes with extreme force, to no avail. He then was able to move the vehicle into a separate lane as the vehicle maintained 80 mph. He continued to use extreme force on the brakes until the vehicle slowly began to decrease in speed. The vehicle was moved into the pull-off lane. The vehicle had stalled sometime during the acceleration and upon several attempts, he was able to restart the engine. The dealer advised there was nothing wrong with the vehicle and the acceleration he experienced was normal for a hybrid vehicle. Later, he received a recall letter pertaining to unintended acceleration (see NHTSA campaign id number: 09V388000: Component: Vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal), however once the repairs were made, the contact experienced two additional unintended acceleration incidents. The failure and current mileages were under 8,400.

- Villa Park, CA, USA

problem #22

Mar 042010

Camry

  • 6,545 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. He took the vehicle to the dealer for the gas pedal replacement on February 13, 2010. He did not experienced any failure before the replacement. On March 4, 2009 while driving at approximately 26mph and he stopped for the light with his foot on the break the vehicle started to shake and the RPM went up and suddenly the vehicle attempted to move forward. He put the vehicle in neutral until the RPM went back to normal. He experience the failure twice after the repair. He will take vehicle back to the dealer. The failure and the current mileage was 6,545.

- Paterson , NJ, USA

problem #21

Mar 052010

Camry

  • 10,400 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. She received a recall notice for the repair of the accelerator petal (NHTSA campaign id number: 10V017000: Vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal). Following repairs, while driving at speeds of 60 mph, the vehicle abnormally accelerated. She attempted to depress the brake pedal, to no avail. She then put the gear selector in neutral and was able to cease the acceleration. The vehicle was returned to the dealer where they could not duplicate the failure. The vehicle had not experienced the acceleration before having the recall repairs performed. No additional repairs were made to the vehicle. The failure and current mileages were 10,400.

- New Rochella, NY, USA

problem #20

Mar 062010

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,500 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. She took the vehicle to the dealer for the accelerator replacement on February 23, 2010. On Saturday March 6,2010 while she was stopped at a stop sign and attempted to accelerate to move into traffic the vehicle did not accelerate. She continued to press the accelerator and after a while the vehicle accelerated. The contact stated she will take the vehicle back to the dealer. She also stated that in December of 2009 she had an accident due to sudden acceleration while driving on dry pavement. The failure and the current mileage was 15,500. Updated 4/26/10 updated 05/06/10.

- Allison Park , PA, USA

problem #19

Mar 082010

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles

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

2009 Toyota Camry. Consumer was not satisfied with accelerator pedal recall fix and she was not given new floor mats.

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #18

Feb 272010

Camry 4-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact was driving approximately 55 mph. There was a sudden acceleration without warning, followed by 10 second waiting period before functioning normally. The vehicle had prior recall repairs performed under NHTSA campaign id numbers 09V388000 (vehicle speed control; accelerator pedal) and 10V017000 (vehicle speed control; accelerator pedal). The recall remedy failed to correct the safety defect. The current and failure mileages were 36,000. Updated 4/28/10 updated 05/10/10

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #17

Feb 242010

Camry

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact was driving into a parking space, approximately 2 mph. The vehicle surged forward over a curb and crashed into a store. The driver sustained minor injuries. The police was called to the scene. A police report was filed. The failure occurred two weeks after the recall remedy repair was performed on the vehicle. The NHTSA campaign id number was 10V017000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal). The manufacturer was notified of the failure which there was no resolution. The vehicle is being repaired at the owner's expense. The failure mileage and VIN were unavailable.

- Boyton Beach, FL, USA

problem #16

Jan 252010

Camry

  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry le. The contact was driving approximately between 40-50 mph, the vehicle accelerated without warning. The brake pedal was depressed with no power response. The vehicle continued to increase in the speed rate and crashed into the rear of a vehicle. The driver stated the accelerator pedal stuck in an open throttle position with the driver's side floor mat trapped underneath the accelerator pedal. There were no personal injuries. The vehicle was driven from the scene. The safety recalls consist of the NHTSA campaign id number 09V388000 (component: Vehicle speed control; accelerator pedal) and NHTSA campaign id number 10V017000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal). The recall notification was received after the contact experienced the recall consequence. The manufacturer has not been notified of the failure at this time. The failure and current mileages were approximately 26,000.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #15

Jan 272010

Camry

  • 29,799 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 after having the gas pedal repaired it now has a 3/4 of an inch of play in the pedal. The contact stated that she is required to keep her foot elevated while driving. The contact also stated that they were not experiencing the failure prior to the correction being made; however, the vehicle has recently experienced a sudden acceleration. The failure mileage was 30,000. The current mileage was 30,610. The consumer traded the 2009 Camry for a 2001 Camry and wants to know does she still need to fill out the paperwork.updated 04/12/10

- Randolph, MA, USA

problem #14

Jan 202010

Camry

  • miles
S10 appropriate handling re Toyota vehicles sudden acceleration problem, owner of 2009 Camry xle experience sudden acceleration fwd copies of ltrs dated 2/3/10, 1/29/10, 1/25/10. The consumer stated the gas pedal became stuck in a down position. In order to stop the vehicle from accelerating further, the consumer placed her right foot under the gas peal and pushed it up 3-4 times to try to release it and was finally successful. There were no floor mats in the vehicle. The mats were removed 3-4 months ago.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #13

Apr 202009

Camry

  • 11,864 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. He stated that the accelerator pedal would slowly return to the idle position on several occasions. He contacted the manufacturer and was told that recall number 09V388000, vehicle speed control, accelerator pedal. He was told to take the vehicle in to be repaired, if parts were available. The dealer did not have the necessary parts in stock to make the recall repairs. Also, he stated that according to emissions standards, his liter fuel tank should get 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway; however, he was only receiving 275-280 miles on a full tank. No repairs were made to date. The failure mileage was 11,864 and the current was 20,135.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #12

Feb 012010

Camry

  • miles
2009 Toyota Camry. Consumer states his vehicle has an unintended acceleration. Consumer says the vehicle accelerated to a high rate of speed with and without the floor mat in the vehicle.

- Quincy, MA, USA

problem #11

Sep 252009

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
S10 appropriate handling re recent Toyota recall announcements, exref#676 fwd to nvs-200 for appropriate handling on 2/1/10. On Sept 25, 2009 the consumer had a terrible accident with one of the Toyota Camry's that he owns. The consumer and his wife were injured. The accident occurred on an interstate highway when he abruptly encountered stopped traffic which became visible only as he approached a hill. He was able to avoid rear-ending stopped cars in front of him by steering into a clear passing lane, but was unable to adequately slow or stop the vehicle by applying the brakes. The vehicle continued to accelerate, severely fish-tailing and subsequently the consumer lost control. It rolled over completely and landed upright, back on its wheels, hitting two other vehicles. The vehicle was completely demolished. On January 21, 2010 the consumer experienced the same problem with the second Camry a 2010 model. He was unable to the slow the vehicle down. He released the accelerator pedal but with no reduction in speed, in fact the vehicle seemed to speed up. He applied the brakes and finally the vehicle slowed down, but not without a jolting and potentially dangerous abrupt movement of the vehicle. The consumer stated the vehicle never had floor mats and after learning of Toyota's acknowledgement of a possible problem, he removed the floor mats from the 2009 model.

- Annapolis, MD, USA

problem #10

Feb 092010

Camry

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the modification on the accelerator pedal per the recall was too short. After the vehicle was repaired per the recall, the contact was able to place his foot under the accelerator pedal; however, he is concerned since that is unsafe. The Toyota manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 30,000.

- Manlius, NY, USA

problem #9

Feb 032009

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry hybrid. The contact stated that while she proceeded through a traffic light at approximately 5 mph, the vehicle accelerated to a higher speed. The contact was forced to place both feet on the brake pedal in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to provide the cause of the failure. The failure mileage was 8,000. Updated 03/12/10.

- Greenbay , WI, USA

problem #8

Sep 252009

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
Letter regarding recent problems he has had with two of three Toyota Camry's he purchased from koons Toyota of annapolis, Inc. He would like to know if it's ok to continue to drive the vehicles and what will Toyota do to resolve the matter. On Sept 25, 2009 the consumer had a terrible accident with one of the Toyota Camry's that he owns. The consumer and his wife were injured. The accident occurred on an interstate highway when he abruptly encountered stopped traffic which became visible only as he approached a hill. He was able to avoid rear-ending stopped cars in front of him by steering into a clear passing lane, but was unable to adequately slow or stop the vehicle by applying the brakes. The vehicle continued to accelerate, severely fish-tailing and subsequently the consumer lost control. It rolled over completely and landed upright, back on its wheels, hitting two other vehicles. The vehicle was completely demolished. On January 21, 2010 the consumer experienced the same problem with the second Camry a 2010 model. He was unable to the slow the vehicle down. He released the accelerator pedal but with no reduction in speed, in fact the vehicle seemed to speed up. He applied the brakes and finally the vehicle slowed down, but not without a jolting and potentially dangerous abrupt movement of the vehicle. The consumer stated the vehicle never had floor mats and after learning of Toyota's acknowledgement of a possible problem, he removed the floor mats from the 2009 model.

- Annapolis, MD, USA

problem #7

Jan 042010

Camry 4-cyl

  • 8,500 miles
I was proceeding North bound on meadowbrook pkwy, in my 2009 Toyota Camry. I intended to go West on southern state pkwy. I had to make a legal left turn from meadowbrook pkwy, onto a curved entrance roadway. The caution sign instructed a 50 mph speed limit for this left turn. I was driving less than 50 mph. I applied my brakes to slow down, at that point. My car sped up rather than slowing down. I lost total control of my Toyota. I am not certain of the order, but I swayed left, right, and spun around all several times. I crossed the entire 3 lanes on southern state pkwy. And nearly collided with the steel road dividers. My Toyota's front and rear were heavily damaged. My car was totaled. At the same time, my car struck a commercial limo who made an attempt to save me on the hwy, thankfully. The worst part of this accident is that I could have been killed and it could have been my last day. Updated IVOQ 03/25/11 updated IVOQ 05/24/11

- Merrick, NY, USA

problem #6

Jan 072010

Camry

  • 15 miles
I write you in regard the Toyota recall, I bougth a Toyota Camry 2009 and I've received a recall letter, first one about the mats, but they never contact to solve the problem, now I received another one about the acceleration stuck, in this letter they say that they will advise in another separate letter when a campaign remedy is available for my vehicle. In fact, the accelerator stuck me twice, today I was trying to call all numbers I have (Toyota customer service, Toyota experience service, Toyota of orlando and central Florida Toyota) to see when they going to solve this but nobody knows nothing, meanwhile the people are risk their own lives and the others in an unsecure car.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

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