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.


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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.

2009 Toyota Camry transmission problems

transmission problem

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2009 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 012013


  • Manual transmission
  • miles


2009 Toyota Camry. Consumer writes in regards to transmission problems. The consumer stated shortly after purchasing the vehicle, she detected a slight challenge as she shifted the gears. The vehicle was serviced and the problem seemed to have disappeared. Unfortunately, subsequent inspections and maintenance service did not resolve the issue. During her drive on June 1, 2013, the clutch pedal became sluggish and did not immediately return to its original position upon release and within seconds, it stayed stuck to the floor. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. Although, she was not charged, the service included an adjustment to the clutch pedal and a test drive. Additionally, it was suggested she return the vehicle for further evaluation if the issue became problematic. The problem with the clutch and eventually the stick resurfaced several hours after retrieving the vehicle from the dealer. The consumer returned to the dealer, where they replaced the accumulator assembly, hose, tube and clutch release.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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