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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,000 miles

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2009 Toyota Camry suspension problems

suspension problem

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2009 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 202014

Camry 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles


While driving on 1/20/2014 I noticed a loud metal clanking noise coming from right front of the vehicle, the vehicle was also unstable to drive and it felt "rough" on 20/30 miles. I took the car to the Toyota dealer on 1-27-2014 where I had purchased it brand new and where all the maintenance routine services had been done to date I was told that the rigth front coil spring was broken, the struts were leaking, the right front wheel bearings were defective and that I could not drive the car out of the lot because of safety concerns. The repairs costed me $2077.44. I immediately contacted the Toyota manufacturer and was told that the car was outside warranty and there was nothing they could do for me. They gave me a case # 1402280082. I filed a complaint with the Massachusetts attorney general's office and I am still awaiting mediation. Today, 4/15/2014 less than three months from the time that this problem occurred and I had all those repppppairs done, while driving the same car at 50-55 mph the same rattling metal loud noise but only worse happened and the car became very unstable. My husband checked out the car and noticed that the coil spring on the driver front side is broken. I called the local Toyota service department and made an appointment to bring the car in tomorrow, 4/16/2014 to be inspected. I have read similar complaints here on your website of over 50 similar complaints with fronts suspension on 2009 Camry's. there needs to be a recall issued on these vehicles for these issues since it endangers people's lives. Please help! I am terrified to drive this car especially with my two grandchildren ages 2 months and 9 months. This should not be happening to a car with 68K miles that I paid over $26,000 the way when the car had less than 30K miles on I had to replace all 4 tires because the dealer told me that the tires were worned out.

- Concord, MA, USA

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