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:
38,344 miles

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2009 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #23

Jul 242015

Camry 4-cyl

  • 109,000 miles


Since we have purchased this vehicle, both sun visor's have broken due to poor design which utilizes plastic tabs where the visor pivots up and down. The visors subsequently hang down obscuring visibility. We purchased a driver's side about 1 year ago at a cost of $90 and on July 24th the passenger side visor broke and now needs replacing. This will be a cycle, because even the replacement visor has the same plastic pivot. We live in Alabama and the summer sun virtually bakes the part. I expect this to continue happening. Very disappointing design. I've owned cars for over 30 years and never known sun visors to break like this. Updated 9/15/15

- Prattville, AL, USA

problem #22

Jan 132015


  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. While driving 30 mph, the driver side sun visor would not remain in position. The failure occurred several times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 68,000.

- Coachella, CA, USA

problem #21

May 012014


  • miles
Sun visor fails to stay in upright position, falls down while driving creating an obstruction.

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #20

Jan 012010

Camry 4-cyl

  • 25,000 miles


When I was driving at night, I started to feel a lot of heat in my right hand, the heat came from the radio and the A/C controls stop working and the radio too, the radio turn blank but keep playing the A/C controls keep turning on and off by them selves. Since then my radio goes blank, on and off and the dealer wont do nothing about it, I have check with different Camry's owners and I have found out that they have the same problem. I also have problems with my brakes"??" when I step on the brakes my steering wheel starts shaking like if the rotors were bad, I took the car to my mechanic only to find out that a idle arm is bad, and he as well as other Camry's owners tell me that there are a lot problems with those arms. My car is stock, I haven't done any modifications. The other problem that I have is that I took the car for new tires and I saw rust inside all my rims, I live in California so there no snow or I do not live to close to the beach, and I do not know what to do, I told the dealer and they say nothing they can do. My visors keep falling off and they come of their base.

- Fontana , CA, USA

problem #19

Oct 082013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
The driver side sun visor would no longer stay up. Whatever is holding it up is broken. I've gone on the internet and read many similar accounts.

- Valley Village, CA, USA

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problem #18

Sep 112013

Camry 6-cyl

  • 66,423 miles
My drivers side sun visor gradually falls down as I am driving, blocking my rear view mirror. This is a defect in the sun visor and I know there has been a recall for it, but when I called my Toyota dealer they told me that it wasn't for my VIN #.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #17

May 122013

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,800 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that when the sun would shine on the dashboard material, it would reflect and cause an obstruction to the driver's visibility of the roadway. In addition, the material on the dashboard would become very sticky as if it were melting. The vehicle was taken to the dealer however, the technician did not inspect the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 35,800 and the current mileage was 37,534. Updated 10/17/13 the consumer stated he noticed the dashboard was very shiny and sticky and there were small holes beginning to appear. As time went on within a week, there were more holes. The holes were an inch long...updated 12/17/13 updated 12/18/13 photos received 12/18/13

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #16

May 012013


  • 68,000 miles
Sunvisor on passenger side loosend and then broke off.the panel on air bag on passenger side started coming apart, and lastly a loud clunking sound as I turned steering wheel.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #15

Jun 012012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 33,000 miles
While driving our 2009 Toyota Camry SE model that my wife drives 95% of the time, I was being annoyed by the driver side visor droping down and obstructing my view, it would not stay fully up, in asking my wife about this she responded it has been that way for a while but is getting worse, and she mentioned the passenger side is very difficult to pull into the down position and then back up, stopped using it because she did not want to break it. I ordered thru the dealer the driver side visor and weeks after I am told it is in back order and not available at this time. I wonder if Toyota is using there available stock for those consumers that take it in for dealer repair/replacement at a cost to the consumer, as I have read in some of the complaints. What am I to do " any suggestions " help !!!! I dont want to wait for a accident to happen.

- Chino Hills , CA, USA

problem #14

Jul 062012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 14,000 miles
Driving down the road at 65 (posted speed limit) when drivers side sun visor broke, flopped down right in front of my face, blocking road from my view. Had to hold it up until I found a safe place to pull over. Could have crashed.

- Ridgecrest , CA, USA

problem #13

May 012012


  • 70,050 miles


Driver's side sun visor broke and is blocking visibility and unsafe in a crash as it will impact my forehead.

- Pasadena, MD, USA

problem #12

Jan 232012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
I have a 2009 Camry and the driver's side sun visor has failed. It hangs there, only will stay in 2 or 3 specific positions and when it is "up" it droops down in my line of sight causing a serious hazard in driving (which I do a lot of for work every day). This is a serious issue and Toyota has refused to cover the repair even though this is a common issue and caused by their faulty equipment and cost saving measures. This needs to be addressed for all affected owners asap.

- Stafford, TX, USA

problem #11

Feb 202012


  • miles
The driver-side sun visor on my 2009 Toyota Camry recently broke. Like many others have already reported, the visor will not stay up and makes visibility while driving very difficult. In order to drive, I had to physically remove the visor to see, but now I have no visor to help shield the sun, which also makes visibility difficult. I have seen this issue reported online by many different individuals ranging from 2007-2009 Camry models. My car is only 3 years old and this should not happen. I hope Toyota can acknowledge this flaw and provide a fix.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #10

Nov 012011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
I was driving on the highway at 70mph when all of a sudden my sun visor fell down and impaired my seeing the road ahead. I went to go flip it up but it had broken suddenly and without warning and would not stay up. I was trying to get off the highway while holding up the visor and trying to keep up with traffic as to not cause an accident. When I finally got off the road I had to actually rip the visor off because it wouldn't go up at all no matter what I did. The car is barely 2 years old. Normally I would just fix this and move on with my life, but upon doing some research I realized that there are literally thousands of complaints dating back to the 2007 Camry on the same visor issue. We were lucky we were able to get off the highway but let me tell you, I couldn't see a thing and if there was a car in front of me when it fell down I would have hit something or someone. Again, it was without warning and just fell down - I wasn't moving it or touching it. I'm beyond upset especially now that I know that Toyota was well aware of the situation.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #9

Sep 022011


  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the sun visor on the driver fell down and obstructed the field of vision. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 37,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #8

Aug 182011

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
I was driving my car and went to put sun visor down and it just broke no warning or anything. I did not even pull hard. Just normal use and it obstructed my view. As it was just dangling in my face would not stay up towards the window. When I called the dealer they said there has been some others having same issue but, there hasn't been anyone that has gotten hurt or they have not made alot out of it. They want me to spend $110 just for part which is faulty part.

- Greenbrier, TN, USA

problem #7

Aug 302011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 79,000 miles
Driver's side sun visor snapped and is no longer attached to the arm rotating arm. Visor is hanging loose only by material and causes a visibility issue. It will no longer remain in a stored position.

- Cantonment, FL, USA

problem #6

Jul 142011


  • 52,000 miles
The sun visor in 2009 Toyota Camry xle hangs in face while the down position and would not stay secured in the "up" position, it then came off bracket and could be seen through the upholstery. Due to the major obstruction of vision it had to completely remove the visor to prevent wrecking. The black metal hinge allowing the visor to "flip" cracked the plastic tube like piece at the top of the visor causing it to stay down against the windshield.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #5

May 012011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 28,000 miles
Driver side sunvisor broken.

- Winter Garden, FL, USA

problem #4

May 312011


  • 33,700 miles
The sun visor in 2009 Toyota Camry hangs in face while driving. Came off bracket and causes major obstruction of vision. Had to completely remove the visor to prevent wreck.

- Richmond, TX, USA

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