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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,424 miles

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2009 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #9

May 032014

Camry 6-cyl

  • 34,000 miles


Dashboard is sticky and shiny. I brought the car to West kendall Toyota. Advisor said he would get me a quote. The quote for me is $400 to replace the dashboard. This is not right and Toyota should cover the total cost. The sheen on the dash also creates a glare on sunny days, which create a safety hazard. Toyota is avoiding a recall for the use of inferior parts.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #8

May 102011

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
The first incident was while I was driving on the freeway, it started raining so I turned on the wipers, they worked. The rain slowed and I turned the wipers off. When it started to rain harder again I turned the wiper switch back to on- the wipers would not work. We've had Toyota check them out only to be told there isn't a problem. Yesterday, Nov. 22, 2013 as I was driving to work, it began to rain. I turned the switch on, and the wipers would work only intermittently, then they quit working altogether. Today, while driving to the grocery store it began to rain again- the same thing happened but now the wipers won't come on at all! this is a huge safety factor!

- Hesperia, CA, USA

problem #7

Sep 012013

Camry 6-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
2009 Toyota Camry driver side visor broken internally and hangs down in front of driver until pulled off, a possible visibility problem and hazard. Toyota issued a visor recall, but replacement visor (tried 2) will not stay fully up when tilted to the windshield, thereby making signal lights harder to see, which we believe could cause an accident as well. Hard to believe new visor will not go up fully (in both directions, but towards the ceiling does not block view, just does not snap up like original units).

- Goleta, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 132013


  • 97,000 miles


As always when I arrive to work I put up the sunscreen in the front window. It is held in place by the driver's and passenger's sun visors. When I proceeded to remove the screen after work, the visor would not return to its normal "locked" position. Regardless of the angle of the visor, it would not stay in place. I had to drive home holding the visor up with one hand, because it would obstruct my line of vision if left to hang. When I arrived home, I was able to figure out how to take it off the arm swing. It was not difficult and it slid off easily. It appears the plastic casing that would surround the arm swing has failed. I am currently without a driver's side visor.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #5

Sep 032012


  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the driver's side visor would not remain secured in the housing. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the visor would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 105,000 and the current mileage was 116,000.

- Lake Elsinore, CA, USA

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problem #4

Jan 042011

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
After getting the third set of tires, I noticed that all four struts were leaking. The second set of tires wore out prematurely. Also, the driver's side sun visor started flapping and would no longer stay up. I had to remove the visor because it started to block my view.

- Clayton, NC, USA

problem #3

Sep 032012


  • miles


The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the driver's side sun visor fractured and had been hanging down for two months before eventually becoming completely detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 130,000.

- Mount Claire, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 192012


  • 89,996 miles
On 10/19/2012, the windshield molding on the upper driver side was separating from the glass and was cracking in other areas. The molding was inspected by local Toyota dealerships and they questioned the installation of the windshield. It was explained the car has one owner and the windshield had not been damaged or replaced. I was told I could have it repaired for $400 or come back when I experience leaking. I was not satisfied with either answer especially since the Toyota plant, located in Kentucky, incorrectly installed the windshield and now I am being told I have to pay for the botched installation. After researching recent tsbs, I found the 09-12 Tacoma's were experiencing the same issues I have on my car. The tsb 0062-12 states the incorrect installation of the windshield/windshield molding was causing wind noise and the remedy was to replace the windshield/windshield molding. Although the tsb specifies wind noise as a minor nuisance, the defect has the potential to affect the integrity of the windshield as well as other electrical components due to the faulty molding. I am requesting the tsb be expanded to cover Camry exhibiting the same symptoms and make dealers responsible for correcting the defect.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 192012


  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry hybrid. The contact stated that the driver's side sun visor would not stay closed. The visor would fall and block the driver's view of the roadway. The contact had not taken the vehicle to the dealer for inspection or repairs. The failure and the current mileages was 56,000.

- Apollo Beach, FL, USA

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