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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,030 miles

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2009 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 3 of 6)

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problem #73

Aug 012014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles


The dashboard is sticky like it is melting. The sticky stuff on the dashboard creates a glare when the sun hits it at certain angles. Also, the dashboard has cracked and I am concerned this will affect the functioning of the air bags.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #72

Sep 242014

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
Sticky and shiny dashboard: My dashboard is very sticky and it's difficult to clean but not only that but there is the glare and when that comes up I can't really see where I am going properly. It's quite dangerous since the shiny dashboard makes even more difficult to see the road and traffic lights when sun hit right at you. In order for me to drive I have to lean down a little bit and go in between the two glare spots.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #71

Jun 152014

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
Dashboard is melting, very sticky and can create glare possibly risking driver safety.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #70

Oct 152013

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles


My dashboard has become soft and had defects. I have been advised this is a problem with the 2009 Camry.

- Riverview, FL, USA

problem #69

Oct 172011

Camry 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
The dashboard to my 2009 Toyota Camry is sticky and it looks very shiny in the sun.

- Mcallen, TX, USA

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problem #68

Sep 182014


  • miles
The dashboard of my 2009 Toyota Camry is melting. We live in Kentucky so it is not just warmer weather states like Toyota states it is. The melting causes a glare that is dangerous. I have been lucky others may not. I contacted Toyota they really could care less. How many people need to get hurt before action is taken?

- Cloverport, KY, USA

problem #67

May 052014


  • 44,500 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the glue on the dashboard was deteriorating causing a glare on the windshield. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the entire dashboard needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 44,500.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #66

Sep 072011


  • 30,000 miles
The dashboard began to "melt" and become sticky. It has become progressively worse, to the point it is now about an 80% liquid appearance. The dash material that doesn't have the liquid appearance is extremely soft and quite easily damaged. It cannot be cleaned, as any type of cleaning cloth or sponge immediately sticks to the surface. No cleaners or protectants have ever been applied.

- Pompano Beach, FL, USA

problem #65

Sep 112014


  • miles
Like many others I have read about online my dashboard is melting and sticking causing a constant glare in my windshield making it hard to see in front of me. I strongly believe this is an ongoing and dangerous issue that should be addressed by the automakers.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #64

Sep 012014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
The dashboard has become very sticky and causes dangerous sunlight to reflect from it to the windshield. Nothing will resolve the stickiness. I contacted the local Toyota dealership and was told it seemed to be a problem with the Camry's but no offer of help. I have searched and cannot find a recall for this defect, looking up the problem on the internet, there appears to be many people with the same complaint. Please recall.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #63

Apr 042013


  • 102,000 miles


The dash board is very sticky and went the sunlights hit in directly it reflects the sun into my eyes this occurs every day. I live in puerto rico and this is my travel car every day when the sun is always shining. This make me cause to put a tinted glass paper to reduce the sunlight reflection frontal the dashboard but it continue to reflects the sun light.

- Trujillo Alto, PR, USA

problem #62

Dec 022013

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
The dashboard is melting and sticky. When hot gets worse and reflects light into your eyes making it hard to drive.

- San Juan, PR, USA

problem #61

Sep 032012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
The dashboard constantly reflects back and seriously blinds eyesight & vision, that actually may cause serious accidents and death. I am humbly giving this "real & actual warning information" to have Toyota redesign the dashboard and recall all Toyota and fix this real dashboard problems.

- Lilburn, GA, USA

problem #60

Sep 042014

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
Sticky dash. I have not had an accident due to this problem. I noticed the sticky dash shortly after purchasing the vehicle, but as I had not been notified of a recall, did not report it until my last oil change. The service manager at that time, reported the sticky dash to Toyota. I called this week regarding the matter and was told by the service manager that Toyota would replace the dash, but the labor of $251 was my responsibility. I told the manager that I did not feel that the labor or any cost should be my responsibility, as it was a defect in the product and not anything that I had created. My car is parked in the garage at least 96% of the time. Having said that, I do feel that if it had been parked outside for most of the time, the problem would be much worse and over time it will most likely get worse. I watched the report on channel 5 last evening regarding this matter and hopeful that something will be done. Thank you

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #59

Sep 032014


  • 32,000 miles
I noticed my dashboard was sticky. When I tried to clean it chunks of dashboard came off. Does Toyota cover repairs or replacement?

- Palm Springs, FL, USA

problem #58

Jun 012013


  • miles
My 2009 Toyota Camry's dashboard has melted. It has become a sticky, shiny mess. I tried to put reflective shades in the windshield to help slow the disintegration. Upon removing it to drive the car one afternoon shortly after I started using it, part of the vinyl was melted to the shield and ripped off the dashboard leaving the orange foam showing. The safety hazard comes from the shiny "puddles" of melted dash. They are incredibly reflective and can be blinding in sunlight. The glare is distracting while driving. I cannot lay anything on the dash to reduce the glare, because the vinyl will adhere to it and peel away like it did with the sun shield. While it has not yet caused an accident for me, I can see where it may have for others. As the cars age further, more of the dash will become melted. Eventually, tens of thousands of people are going to be on the road with the equivalent of a spotlight blinding them when the sun is shining. Hopefully, a safety solution will be had before then. Another problem this vehicle has had since I bought it new, the windshield does not have good clarity when driving in the rain. I have cleaned it so many ways and replaced the wiper arms, but it has a smear, or film, that makes it highly difficult to see through in wet conditions.

- Dauphin Island, AL, USA

problem #57

Sep 012012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
My dashboard starting getting sticky about two years ago. It is getting worse and everything sticks to it making marks all over the dash. It also makes my car have an unusual odor. This is very frustrating because in general the car is in good condition but this really makes it look awful..

- Zephyrhills, FL, USA

problem #56

Aug 312012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 56,999 miles
I bought my can new and after three years, the dashboard of my Toyota Camry 2009 began to melt and sticks or glue to touch. I have tried everything humanly possible but nothing will work. I really want my dashboard replaced.

- Miami Gardens, FL, USA

problem #55

Jul 012010

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
Dashboard sticky, melting.

- Brandon, FL, USA

problem #54

Apr 082014

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
Melting dashboard.

- Sunrise, FL, USA

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