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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,850 miles

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.

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2009 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #1

May 212010


  • 9,850 miles


Toyota Camry hybrid has an insufficient warning label on the high voltage service plug. The small type and the tiny international symbols are not recognizable until you take cap out to read the message. After I removed the cap to read the message, I discovered it was a warning message not to remove the cap. I was indeed fortunate not to have been killed or seriously injured. As it was, I disabled my car and had to have it towed to the dealership to have the service module reset. After altering my travel plans and towing the car to the dealership, I discovered that the problem could have been resolved by pushing the cap down and driving the car to the dealership for reprogramming. If the dealer or the manufacturer had given me the information I requested, I could have avoided considerable wasted time and expense.

- Holly Lake Ranch, TX, USA

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