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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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,049 miles

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2009 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #16

Sep 172011

Camry

  • 32,878 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 the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic to have the tires replaced when the mechanic advised him that the struts were leaking. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who verified the failure and stated that it was normal. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 32,878.

- Des Plaines, IL, USA

problem #15

Jul 112011

Camry

  • 28,000 miles
Mavis said that struts are leaking.. went to Toyota they said it is sweating. My mechanic said they should replace struts under warranty they are definitely leaking. They refuse to do it. Called Toyota headquarters and they refuse to fix and replace three struts. My mechanic said he is replacing a lot of Camry struts because they are defective.

- Commack, NY, USA

problem #14

Jun 012011

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
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 #13

May 162011

Camry

  • 32,800 miles

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

All four (4) struts are leaking, with approximately 30,000 miles on the vehicle. Dealership claims that this is normal. "normal" would show a little oil on the part of the strut that goes inside (smaller portion) the other part. Oil on the external (larger) cylinder is not "normal". reports of this problem are all over the internet, despite Toyota's refusal to resolve the problem.

- Cherry Hill, NJ, USA

problem #12

Feb 012011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that after having an oil change service by an independent mechanic, they advised him that the struts were leaking very heavily and advised taking the vehicle to the dealer. The vehicle was then taken to the dealer where they advised him that the leakage was not severe enough to make repairs to the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 10,000. Updated 05/25/11

- Canton, OH, USA

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problem #11

Feb 112011

Camry

  • 55,000 miles
Two of the four struts are leaking. Per Toyota they are not leaking enough to warrant replacement under the warranty. Per my own mechanic the struts need to be replaced and it will fail West Virginia inspection for it. You can tell the struts have issues because the tires are wearing in a matter consistent with strut issues. Toyota says the tire wear is normal for the type of tires I have, the manufacture says other wise.

- Martinsburg, WV, USA

problem #10

Feb 112011

Camry

  • 55,000 miles

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

Two of the four struts are leaking. Per Toyota they are not leaking enough to warrant replacement under the warranty. Per my own mechanic the struts need to be replaced and it will fail West Virginia inspection for it. You can tell the struts have issues because the tires are wearing in a matter consistent with strut issues. Toyota says the tire wear is normal for the type of tires I have, the manufacture says other wise.

- Martinsburg, WV, USA

problem #9

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 #8

Oct 262009

Camry

  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. While driving approximately 45 mph, the contact heard a noise from all the tires. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the tires were replaced. The failure occurred again. The vehicle was taken to a tire dealer who stated that the struts were leaking oil which caused the tire failures. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 23,000 and the current mileage was approximately 45,000.

- Tinley Park, IL, USA

problem #7

May 252010

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,449 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. While driving approximately 30 mph, the contact stated that white particles were being emitting through the ventilation system. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer several times where the evaporator was replaced twice and the vents were cleaned. The failure continued and became worse. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 10,449 and the current mileage was approximately 21,000. Updated 1/21/11 the consumer stated the vehicle pulled to the right while driving. It was discovered the tires had premature tire wear. Updated 04/20/11

- New Hartford, NY, USA

problem #6

Sep 302010

Camry

  • 18,200 miles

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

Struts of my new car are leaking!!!..Toyota Camry 2009. Toyota says that "they are leaking..but they are not leaking enough..to be replaced!!....the fact is they shouldn't be leaking at all at 18,000 miles!!...I heard a lot of people complaining about the struts in the 2009 Camry and Toyota one more time..is denying the problem...

- Bridgewater, NJ, USA

problem #5

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 #4

Feb 272010

Camry

  • 28,632 miles
We own a 2009 Camry SE. The car pulls to the left regardless of road grade. We have had the car aligned nine (9) times in 45 days. Each instance the alignment has read "out of alignment". the dealership has said there isn't anything they can do. We have purchased two (2) sets of tires and the problem hasn't been resolved. The vehicle has 28,000 miles. Steering while breaking - @10mph to stop: Pulls hard to the left. Steering wheel will turn 18 degrees counter clockwise before complete stop. Have repeated this consistently (eleven..11, times ) with dealership service mgr. In vehicle. This vehicle presents a definite safety issue. Vehicle is exceptionally difficult to drive in inclement weather conditions.. I.e., snow, ice and rain. Request further investigation and NHTSA involvement.

- Mansfield, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 172009

Camry

  • 100 miles
My Toyota Camry (2009) always steers to the left on highway. Have to hold tight to keep it straight. Sent to dealer, got four wheel alignment, but the problem still exists. Sent to the dealer again, the dealer said they could not find any problem. The problem is still there, my friend who drove the car felt the same.

- Dix Hills, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 112009

Camry

  • 64,000 miles
2009 Camry I bought a used Camry 2009 with 64,000 miles on it. I noticed that while making a turn, both right and left axles were creating sound. Then I called Toyota's customer relations dept. Around Nov 11th and reported this matter to them. They gave to me the complaint # 0911116335. They advised me to go to the local dealer. I took the car to the local dealer on Dec.3,2009 and a mechanic rode with me in the car and agreed that both axles are bad. I left the car with the dealer to confirm this problem. When I picked up the car, they charged me $ $50 for inspection and wrote the report that only left axel was bad. As I have already pointed out, mechanic had already confirmed that both axles were bad. It appears that to 'tone down' this defect, Toyota home office advised the dealer to report that only one axel was bad. Dealer's estimate for replacing one axel was around $ $900 after 10% discount on the parts. I understand that there may be only few 2009 Camry which would have 64,000 miles on them. I request you to register my complaint and look for other 2009 Camry users to report this problem. Another problem I have noticed is the similar brake problem that Toyota has in prius models. When applying brakes on a slippery condition, car does not stop for few feet. Please also investigate this matter.

- Overland Park, Ks. 66213, KS, USA

problem #1

Oct 252009

Camry

  • 36,013 miles
All four struts found leaking and need to be replaced with my new 2009 Toyota Camry. The mileage of the 2009 Toyota Camry is 36013 miles.

- San Ramon, Ca 94582, CA, USA

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