2009 Toyota Camry transmission NHTSA complaints: Power Train:Automatic Transmission:Gear Position Indication (Prndl)

NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission: Gear Position Indication (Prndl) Problems

CarComplaints.com Seal Of This Might Hurt

CarComplaints.com 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:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2009 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 122009


  • 9,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact parked the vehicle in the residence garage. The engine remained running with the gear shifter placed in the park position. Immediately after the driver exit the vehicle, there was an unintended surge of acceleration. The vehicle crashed into the trash cans and garden cart that were in the garage. The vehicle engine was turned off. There were minor damages to the front bumper and front driver side door. The vehicle was taken to a collision center for the body damage estimate. The vehicle has not been repaired at this time. The failure mileage was 9,000.

- Rotonda West, FL, USA

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