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:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,101 miles

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2009 Toyota Camry seat belts / air bags problems

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2009 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 302009


  • 19,000 miles


Below you will find the email that I sent to Toyota on February 7, 2010 as well as the response I received. To this date I have not received any other communication from Toyota. I truly believe that one of these safety recalls led to my car accident in November, 2009. My vehicle was included in both the floor mat and accelerator recalls. Discussion thread customer 02/07/2010 09:51 am I had a car accident 11-30-09 which resulted in the total loss of my 2009 Camry le [xxx]. due to the closed head injury I received, I am unable to recall the accident. However, viewing the accident report, it appears my vehicle was traveling much faster than I travel on this roadway. It was noted that my side airbag did not deploy when my vehicle struck a tree on the drivers side door. Due to the recalls, I am now concerned that one of the recall issues was the cause of my accident. My car is now at a salvage yard near atlanta, ga. And I feel that Toyota should be concerned enough to check my car for defects. I bought this car based on your reputation for dependability and safety, and now due to the recalls, I can't imagine buying another Toyota. Perhaps my greatest concern are media reports that Toyota has been aware of these problems for quite some time and chose not to notify owners. I now have to wonder about this companies ethics. Date: Sunday, February 7, 2010 12:51 pm from: Ask Toyota subject: Safety shortcomings [incident: 100207-000212] thank you for contacting Toyota motor sales, U.S.a., Inc. We appreciate your consideration and hope to have your email addressed as quickly as possible. Our current office hours are Monday through Friday from 5 am to 6 pm and Saturday 7 am to 4 pm pacific time. If you need immediate assistance, we recommend you contact the customer relations manager at your local Toyota dealership.

- Chickamauga, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 292009


  • 1,202 miles
Auto struck on passenger side of car by another vehicle at the right front tire and passenger right side door. Not one of the side airbags deployed, resulting in injury to passenger and driver.

- Flushing, NY, USA

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