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:
19,926 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.

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2009 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 212009


  • 19,926 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. While approaching a stop sign and depressing the brake pedal, the brakes would not engage. The vehicle continued to accelerate momentarily before decreasing speed. She has not taken the vehicle into the dealer for inspection nor had the manufacturer been contacted. She did receive an interim letter from the manufacturer advising her to remove the floor mats, stating that they could cause unintended acceleration in the vehicle. The vehicle was also hesitated when it was started on occasion and the interior lights flashed on intermittently. The failure and current mileages were approximately 19,926.

- San Joseph, IL, USA

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