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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,000 miles

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2009 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 042009


  • 10,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that he was unable to unlock or lock the doors using the key fob. The contact mentioned that the failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed the door actuator was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 10,000 and the current mileage was 40,100.

- Troy, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 222009


  • miles
We have a 2009 Camry that has intermittent issues in regard to the throttle linkage it has twice become stuck in the wide open position, we are very concerned about this issue and have been ignored by Toyota personal, we feel there is a real problem with the linkage and or computerized linkage issues.

- Lineville, AL, USA

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