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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 1 of 4)

problem #65

Apr 282015

Camry

  • 39,100 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry.while driving in reverse out of the driveway at approximately 10 mph, the brake pedal was applied and the accelerator pedal became stuck. The vehicle failed to slow down and accelerated onto the road. The engine revved with an increase of the rpms. The gear was shifted into the neutral position in order to stop. The vehicle was driven with caution to the residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 39,100. Updated 6/17/15

- South Berwick, ME, USA

problem #64

Sep 152012

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
2009 Toyota Camry. Consumer writes in regards to unintended acceleration. The consumer stated the accelerator pedal, became stuck under the carpet of the mat. The right rear side of the vehicle struck a retaining fence and caused the him to spin around. The consumer suffered minor injuries. No police report was filed as the damage to the fence was minor.

- Seabrook, TX, USA

problem #63

Jul 272010

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,600 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact was driving when the vehicle failed to stop while the brakes were depressed. The failure occurred three times. When the recent failure occurred, the vehicle crashed into an oil truck. The vehicle was not destroyed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 1,600 and the current mileage was 43,000. Updated 01/24/12 the consumer stated the accelerator became stuck on more than one occasion. Updated 01/27/12

- Lennox, MA, USA

problem #62

Jun 012011

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles

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

2009 Toyota Camry. Consumer states several problems with vehicle to include electrical and mechanical issues the consumer had the vehicle inspected and it was determined there were several components that were defective such as the accelerator pedal, brakes, shocks, exhaust and cd player component and cable burning smell. The consumer is requesting compensation for the body work repairs done to the vehicle after the car accident amounting to $3,890.42. Updated 11/03/11. Updated 12/01/11.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #61

Feb 252011

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
2009 Toyota Camry. Consumer states unintended acceleration the consumer stated the sudden acceleration happened twice, even though the consumer had taken the vehicle to the dealer in 2010 for repairs. Updated added phone numbers. 04/12/11.

- Laguna Niguel, CA, USA

problem #60

Jan 012011

Camry

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that she was experiencing problems with her vehicle after NHTSA recall campaign id number: 10V017000, vehicle speed control accelerator pedal was repaired. The vehicle would accelerate sporadically, the brake pedal and the entire vehicle vibrated while at a stop sign. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the failure was normal. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 35,000.

- Chesterfield, VA, USA

problem #59

Jan 012010

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The vehicle was included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 09V388000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal) and was taken to an authorized dealer where it was repaired. The contact stated that since the repairs, he was experiencing difficulty in locating the accelerator pedal with his foot when driving. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer but was not further repaired. The failure mileage was 10,000 and the current mileage was 15,000.

- Covina, CA, USA

problem #58

Mar 252010

Camry

  • miles
Email from the office of congressman on behalf of constituent re acceleration problems in Toyota Camry models. The consumer stated the recall was performed on Feb 5, 2010 regarding the sudden acceleration problem. However, on March 25, 2010 as the consumer removed the gear from park to drive, with his foot on the brake, the vehicle began to accelerate and roar, the RPM's had redlined and the vehicle began to move forward and the brakes would not stop the vehicle from moving forward. The consumer put the gear in neutral and the vehicle was still accelerating. The consumer then immediately shifted the gear into park and the vehicle came to a screeching halt. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer for an inspection. However, the inspection revealed nothing wrong with the vehicle. Also, the tires had to be replaced due to excess wear, despite the tire rotations that were performed every 5,000.

- Cohoes, NY, USA

problem #57

Nov 162007

Camry

  • 100 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that his vehicle continued to accelerate after it was repaired under recall (09V388000, vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal). The manufacturer had not been notified. The current mileage was approximately 30,000. The failure mileage was approximately 100.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #56

Jan 292009

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2009 Toyota Camry. Consumer states unintended acceleration the consumer stated while driving, the vehicle made a strange noise and suddenly it accelerated on its own. The consumer applied the brake, but to no avail. The vehicle continued to race and finally she rear ended another vehicle where the vehicle stopped.

- Glendale, CA, USA

problem #55

Jul 022010

Camry

  • 10,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The vehicle was previously serviced for the recall associated with NHTSA id number 10V017000. While applying the brakes at a very low speed the vehicle surged forward resulting in a crash. The vehicle was not examined by the dealer to determine what caused the failure to occur. The failure and current mileages were 10,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #54

Jun 292010

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
2009 Toyota Camry le. Consumer states problem with gas and brake pedal according to the invoices, the brake pedal would go down to the floor and the vehicle would continue to accelerate.

- Elizabeth, NJ, USA

problem #53

Jun 162010

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,759 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated the vehicle was taken to the dealer on April 2010 for recall repairs under NHTSA campaign id number 09V388000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal). Two months later, while reversing with the brake pedal depressed and attempting to shift into drive, the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The vehicle struck a metal garage frame and then crashed into a tree before coming to a stop. The contact suffered injuries to her left eye and nose. The vehicle was towed by the contacts insurance Agency. The manufacturer advised an investigator would further examine the vehicle for the cause of failure. The current and the failure mileages were 18,759. Updated 10/27/10

- Connelly's Springs , NC, USA

problem #52

Jun 132010

Camry

  • 17,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 75 mph with the cruise control activated, he tapped the brake pedal and the vehicle suddenly accelerated. The contact shifted into neutral and used the cruise control to decelerate and set the emergency brake. When he tapped the brake pedal, the rpms increased to over 5,000. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership where the contact was told they would have an investigator inspect the vehicle. The vehicle had previously been repaired for recalls 09V388000 and 10V017000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal). The failure mileage was approximately 17,000.

- Winonna , MN, USA

problem #51

May 062010

Camry

  • 42,497 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated the vehicle was taken to the dealer for repairs under NHTSA recall campaign id number 10V017000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal) but to no avail. While driving at speeds of 30 mph, the contact removed her foot from the accelerator pedal and the vehicle continued to accelerate without warrant. She was able to stop the acceleration by depressing the brakes. The failure would recur intermittently. The vehicle was not returned to the dealer for further diagnosis of the failure. The failure mileage was 42,497 and the current mileage was 43,778.

- Clevland, TN, USA

problem #50

May 102010

Camry

  • miles
Re Toyota Camry 2009. Had recall work done on Feb. 2010 where mat was secured. The car accelerated on May 10, 2010, in parking lot of restaurant and was stopped by large curb. Brought car to dealer and was informed mat was loose. Am concerned about another incident with this car. Updated IVOQ 06/10/10.

- Potomac, MD, USA

problem #49

Jan 132010

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
2009 Toyota Camry. Letter from senator murray on behalf of constituent re the difficulties experienced with Toyota accelerator issue (dot/I#2010-1113) the consumer stated the accelerator pedal became stuck twice. The last time, resulted in an accident. Updated 06/02/10

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #48

Jan 292010

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
2009 Toyota Camry. Consumer states vehicle is accelerating on its own the water pump was replaced due to coolant leaking.

- New Durham, NH, USA

problem #47

May 062010

Camry

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for recall 10V017000 (vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal) where the repair was performed. Approximately three months later, while driving 4 mph, the vehicle suddenly accelerated, crashed into a plate glass window and wall inside a building and continued to accelerate. The contact shifted into neutral gear, then into drive until he was able to turn the vehicle off. There were no injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an impound lot. The current and failure mileages were approximately 50,000.

- Houston , TX, USA

problem #46

May 032010

Camry

  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated he the accelerator pedal was replaced under NHTSA campaign id number: 10V017000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal). After the pedal was replaced the contact was driving 65 mph with the cruise control engaged when the vehicle accelerated. The contact was able to stop the vehicle without incident. The dealer advised the contact to bring the vehicle in to be inspected. There were no additional repairs made to the vehicle. The current and failure mileages were 15,000.

- Maumee, OH, USA

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