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:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,100 miles

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2009 Toyota Camry seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 282010

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles


The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the vehicle was involved in a head-on crash and the air bags did not deploy. The contact stated this was the third crash experienced in the vehicle in which the air bags did not deploy. There was no prior warning to indicate a possible failure within the air bags. The vehicle was repaired and then inspected by a dealer and they advised the contact that nothing was wrong with the air bags. The contact was concerned that the vehicle may not have operable air bags. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 17,000. Updated 5/9/11 updated 08/29/11

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #3

Jan 012010


  • miles
When my wife would get in the passenger seat of our Camry and get belted in for a minute or so before I got in and started the car, the seat belt off light would illuminate. This has happened several times and does not seem to happen if I start the car before she belts in. This was reported to eddy's Toyota and they recalibrated the seat sensors but the problem did not go away.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #2

Mar 182010


  • 12,000 miles
Last week my daughter was in a car accident and the front of her vehicle was pretty damaged, she was then slammed into the side rail on the freeway, but no aibags deployed. I am not sure why these airbags did not go, her car is now considered totaled. The car she was driving was a 2009 Camry. Considering this accident could have been fatal I am wondering why nothing happen when the car went in to a car/side rail.. both from the front.

- Canyon Country , CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 192009

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,400 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. While parking the vehicle and shifting the gear in park, the vehicle accelerated and crashed into a wall. The passenger air bag did not deploy. There were no injuries. The manufacturer has not offered any assistance. The contact stated that the carpet in the vehicle was not related to the failure. The current and failure mileages were 4,400. Updated 6/7/12 the consumer stated it was the second time she had experienced sudden acceleration while attempting to park the vehicle. Updated 06/25/12

- Palm Habor, FL, USA

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