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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,000 miles

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2009 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012011

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles


2009 Toyota Camry. Consumer states problems with headlights and unresolved matters regarding vehicle the consumer stated it appeared that the headlight lenses were not capable of accepting heat from the bulbs of the headlights which caused the headlight lenses to melt. Updated 09/29/11.

- Shasta Lake, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 112009

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry hybrid. While driving approximately 50 mph at night, the contact noticed that the low beam headlights did not produce enough light. He was unable to see a group of people standing in the road, but managed to avoid a crash. The vehicle will be taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The current and failure mileages were 16,000. Updated 09/11/09 updated 09/15/09.

- North Tonawanda, NY, USA

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