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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,605 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.

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2009 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 062009


  • 32,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the vehicle would burn fuel excessively and the contact was concerned of a possible engine failure. The dealer was contacted and advised that they would monitor the vehicle. The manufacturer was not coupdated 05/31/12*ljntacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 32,000 and the current mileage was 49,528.

- Hesperia, CA, USA

problem #5

Mar 022010


  • 29,000 miles
Have had continuous problems since my 2009 camery xle gas pedal recall was supposedly fixed. I didn't have a single problem with it before the recall was done and am now afraid to drive the car. The gas pedal has been sticking and binding up intermittently for the past month since the recall has been "fixed". Toyota says there is nothing else they can do.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #4

Apr 202009


  • 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 #3

Feb 022010


  • miles


This concerns the current Toyota sudden acceleration problem and my interpretation of the mechanism that may be at work causing these intermittent events. These cars involved have Toyota's new "fly-by-wire" ignition and throttle control system, not the old manual throttle controls. The acceleration events may be coming from stray rf or electro-static discharge (esd) causing an electrical state change in one of the throttle control chip registers which then causes the sudden acceleration. The problem could also be caused by the same rf or esd, but only affect electrical control units in cars that have developed bad ground paths (which allow static charge to build up until it arcs over and zaps a chip) testing for this type for electrical fault must be done under conditions that accelerate the failure mode, ie under conditions that enhance esd occurrence and/or stray rf while changing the resistance of the ground paths to the throttle control module. As a reference point, request Toyota's history on all warranty replaced failed electrical modules involved in/with throttle control for these recalled cars. A hard esd event may cause complete module failure and hence a warranty record. A "soft" esd event may cause state changes on the module chips. A comparatively high module replacement rate would be cause to investigate them and do fema stripback analysis on failed warranty units.

- Richardson, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 282010


  • miles
I own a 2009 Toyota Camry, need I say more. Lets do something about this now.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

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problem #1

May 192009


  • 8,765 miles
While passing a truck, step on gas to go into passing gear and the car went to full throttle. After the pass and letting off gas the car stayed at full throttle. Turned off key and then restarted and car was still at full throttle. Coasted to a stop, w/O steering or brakes, (no engine power). Put car into park and then restarted. At that time it returned to normal operation. Called dealer and was told they had not heard of this happening on a 2009 Toyota Camry(4 cyl).

- Jordan, NY, USA

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