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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,322 miles

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2009 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 212015


  • 56,489 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. While the vehicle was undergoing routine maintenance, the mechanic noticed that the rear struts were leaking and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 56,489. Updated 04/06/16

- Tustin, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 162011


  • 30,477 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. While the vehicle was undergoing a routine oil change, the mechanic discovered that the front driver and rear passenger struts were defective and leaking. The vehicle was taken to dealer who inspected the vehicle and advised that the struts leaking was a normal occurrence and should not be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 30,477, and the current mileage was 31,000.

- Audubon, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 212011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. While routine maintenance was being performed by an authorized dealer, the contact was told that the rear driver's side strut was leaking fluid. The contact was also told that it was normal. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 34,000. The consumer stated he spoke to a third party mechanic and was informed struts were supposed to be sealed and if there was a leak, it was because the strut was defective. Updated 04/01/11

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

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