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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2009 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 302011


  • miles


When installing my radian80sl with superlatch, I checked for movement at the belt path and the superlatch straps very easily loosened. More than one attempt was made to get an acceptable install using the superlatch, but it loosened each time, leaving more than 1" of movement and an unacceptable install. I do not feel my child would be safely protected by this seat in the event of a car accident. I have been able to get an acceptable install using the seat belt. I am very disappointed in skjp for not issuing a recall on this product, as it is not safe. I have heard numerous other reports of this same problem. Paying over $200 for a car seat to keep my child safe, I do not expect to get a defective and unsafe product. Being able to rf to 45 pounds, rf tether and be able to fit 3 across with this seat are great features but are worthless if the seat isn't safely installed. Unfortunately, there are probably many owners of this seat that are unaware of this problem. Skjp needs to issue a recall! install was in a 2009 Toyota Camry. Child restraint information: Radian80sl, model # 18500, dom 11/10, serial # 11100082704327 superlatch information: Dom oct2010, lot 0J2 pn ssk-306_sb-08 (related vehicle information: Model year=2009, make=Toyota, model=Camry).

- Farmington, MN, USA

problem #1

Oct 122009


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The contact owns a 2008 graco snugride child restraint seat, model number 1751535; in a 2009 Toyota Camry. While carrying the child secured in an infant only child seat, the carry handle became loose. This condition could cause the carry handle to fail, which could subsequently cause injury to the infant. She was in the process of contacting the manufacturer. The vehicle identification number was unavailable.

- Jonesboro, GA, USA

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