The Camry proved capable, quiet and well rounded in all test versions, but not exciting to drive. Handling is sound, though not sporty. Ride quality is comfortable and the interior is roomy. While all powertrains are refined and economical, the V6 XLE is very quick and the Hybrid combines good performance with great fuel economy.
Alerts
There are 10 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2005. Side and head protection air bags available from 2001, standard from 2007. ESC available from 2002, standard from 2010. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking available from 2015, standard from 2018.
Road Test

The Camry proved capable, quiet and well rounded in all test versions, but not exciting to drive. Handling is sound, though not sporty. Ride quality is comfortable and the interior is roomy. While all powertrains are refined and economical, the V6 XLE is very quick and the Hybrid combines good performance with great fuel economy.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 5-speed Automatic
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 hybrid (187 hp)
  • 2.4-liter 4 (158 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (268 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2009 Toyota Camry owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

"Alignment completed, still pulled to the right, wearing out front tires. Subsequent alignment and rotation fixed the problem"

Jerry P., FL (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A tire dealer could not align the "camber" on front wheels because there was no way to adjust this on a 2009 Camry. Took the car to my mechanic and they had to install an after market part to allow the camber to be reset correctly. Found it odd tha"

Anonymous, KY (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"All wheel alignment difficult to do on the rear since not adjustable"

Ralph M., ON (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car pulls to the left. Took it to the dealer for an alignment and they could not fix it. Got new tires and it still pulls to the left"

Kenneth F., CA (2009 Toyota Camry CE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"dealer recommended alighnment"

Nick G., ON (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaks were detected in the steering gear and power steering return tube"

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had a small leak in a power steering hose. Cost $400 to replace hose"

Robert H., TX (2009 Toyota Camry CE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"power steering pump failed. Despite recall in Japan, neither dealer or district would honor recall in US. Poor gas mileage. Never buy Toyota again!!!! Almost afraid to drive Toyota car"

Ronald P., OH (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"2nd time they have worn out"

David E., NY (2009 Toyota Camry CE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer said struts were leaking"

Donna S., MT (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Upper strut bracket on front right side broke"

Kenneth F., CA (2009 Toyota Camry CE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Too numerous to mention and since I am not a mechanic I can't give much information. My bill said suspension and breaks quick struts and alignment"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Toyota Camry LE Unsure)

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Anonymous, GA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The problems seem to be poor design rather then defect. They seemed to be too soft and "collapsed" when meeting moderate bumps. I have replaced them with after market pruduct (KYB) and the car is MUCH better. The downside is it is a $1000 job and sho"

John H., NY (2009 Toyota Camry CE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"they wore out"

Anonymous, KS (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Noticed at 132000 miles that the shocks and struts needed full replacement. nothing wrong, just wore out from driving"

Anonymous, RI (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Toyota says our shocks need to be replaced. We haven't done it yet because we aren't experiencing a rough ride yet"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"needed replacing"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Struts had to be replaced"

Steve V., NY (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front strut assemblies leaking fluid"

H C., CA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)

"ONE REAR STRUT WAS LEAKING. BOTH REAR STRUTS HAD TO BE REPLACED"

M S., IL (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Struts had to be replaced way too early, less than 30k miles. I later found out this is a known issue with Camry's and Toyota would not stand behind their product and I had to pay $700+ out of pocket to have them replaced. I have owned many cars and"

Thomas C., NJ (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"struts were leaking oil"

Lawrence F., CA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)

"had to replace front and rear struts before 100k miles, thought this was early. now having alignment problems I think are caused by the replacement struts. work done at the dealership"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Toyota Camry LE 3.5-L V6)

"I have replaced another strut in the past 12 months. That was the fifth strut I have replaced. at the time of the last replacement the car had just under 50,000 miles on it"

Terrence D., CA (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Failed twice in 12 months"

Michael G., WI (2009 Toyota Camry LE 3.5-L V6)

"I purchased the car in April, and immediately had the struts replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Right rear calaper bracket failed damaging rotor and calaper"

Gregory O., IL (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Shocks needed to be replaced because they were leaking. The new shocks squeak and the interior of the car is more noisy as a result. This repair was just completed, however, and our mechanic says the "noise" we are hearing will eventually go away"

Anonymous, MN (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Struts leaking"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Toyota Camry CE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"front struts had to be replaced and rotors needed repair"

John H., CA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"an ongoing problem. Finally attended to this b/c of safety concerns"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Struts were leaking"

Duncan J., NV (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"probably used same shocks as non hybrid and didn't take into account extra weight"

R M., SK (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"leaks after 1.5 years replacement"

Joe R., SK (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had a strut replaced 2 years after I purchased the car. Another strut is leaking now"

James D., IL (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"All 4 struts were determined to be leaking or bad. In addition, it appeared to cause uneven tire wear, which resulted in tire replacement"

Randy K., CO (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"oil leaks"

Anonymous, MN (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Left strut was leaking. Replaced under warranty. Right strut leaks, but not enough to be replaced"

Vincent C., PA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to replace the struts at 60,000 miles. The mechanic where I had them replaced said he sees premature strut replacement in Toyota Camry's"

Steven J., CO (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"service mechanic indicated that there were signs of leakage in front struts. I had them changed as a precaution as I was going on a fairly long trip in the near future"

Charles B., AB (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)

"The struts on the front wheels had to be replaced. That should not have happened after just 50,000 miles"

William W., PA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Have to have front struts and mounts replaced, supposedly due to the rough road conditions here in Connecticut"

Anonymous, CT (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Front struts began leaking at 34,000 miles. Per our Ind. Mech., took to dealer to inspect for possible warranty. They inspected and refused to warranty. My research indicates there are issues with struts but Toyota will not acknowledge"

Tim P., NC (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Loud clunking sound in rear of car"

Anonymous, MN (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Left front coil spring broke. Had to replace both front springs at my cost. My car has not been abused, springs should not have failed"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front coil spring boken"

Anonymous, QC (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"it wore out"

Anonymous, KS (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to have the car's steering intermediate shaft replaced, it cost $800!"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Replace axle assemblies. Left and right inner axle boots torn and leaking"

H C., CA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Steering column replaced due to noise/vibration. New column now does same thing. Should be recalled"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Toyota Camry CE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front wheel axle"

Anonymous, QC (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I've had uneven tire wear over two sets of tires. Tires wear prematurely. The first time I had the tires replaced I was told this was caused by faulty wheel alignment. The second time the tires were replaced I was informed this was caused by faulty wheel alignment (I guess I need to routinely have my wheels realigned?) and a broken spring. I had only driven on the broken spring delicately for less than 30 miles to get home from work and to take the car into the shop"

Anonymous, NE (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"See my remarks about inability to adjust the "camber" during frontend alignment"

Anonymous, KY (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"due to strut problem"

Lawrence F., CA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Replacing a second wheel bearing on the front axle. Overall though, at 260000 miles repairs have been minor"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced both front wheel bearings in two years"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Wheel bearing failure producing lots of road noise"

Anonymous, CO (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Very expensive to replace (~$750). You can't replace just the wheel bearing. I had to replace the entire lower suspension member because the wheel bearings are captive to them"

Ronald G., MA (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Rear wheel bearings went in less than 12k miles Fortunately Toyota replaced them under warranty"

Thomas C., NJ (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"If not repaired, the wheel would have fallen off"

Anonymous, WI (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"one bearing replaced"

David R., ON (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Electronic or air suspension

"Springs broke after driving over significantly uneven payment in road construction areas. I blame the roads not the car"

Anonymous, AB (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"brakes were replaced due to normal wear"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed new brake pads and shoes"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Abs error,displayed Required replacement of sensors"

Kevin C., VA (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"unexpected engagement of antilock brakes causing skidding of car on snowy/slick roads"

Jerry H., PA (2009 Toyota Camry SE 3.5-L V6)

"Problem with ABS module causing intermittent display problems on dash - ABS and brake lights on, speedometer to zero, tach jumping around. Did not cause noticeable performance issues otherwise"

Donald C., NM (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"rear calipers freeze up"

William B., NY (2009 Toyota Camry Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers froze such that they caused rotors and pads to wear out. Calipers had to be rebuilt and rotors and pads replaced"

Kirby M., PA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Wore out with 130000 miles on brakes and calipers, not bad"

Rick M., CO (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Frozen, rear passenger side, ruined the disc"

Anonymous, MN (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"One rear caliph er froze up"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replace @ $600"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It was stuck. Had to replace"

Chris Y., MN (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"this was a service campaign to replace brake reservoir tank at no charge to me"

Richard P., NV (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Recall for brake pressure device"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Preventive RECALL by Toyota. Did not experience any problems"

Youssef M., QC (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Premature brake wear

"After 20000 km had right rear caliper seize. Ruined caliper and rotor. Both rear brakes replaced under warrranty"

Jason B., ON (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers froze such that they caused rotors and pads to wear out. Calipers had to be rebuilt and rotors and pads replaced"

Kirby M., PA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"We just had to change brake shoes, but it was not premature, just normal wear after 100,000 plus miles"

Anonymous, MN (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes constantly need major repairs--discs turned, rotors, etc"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"had full brake service 2 years ago. Now having premature brake wear issues according to dealer"

Anonymous, NC (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"FRONT ROTORS AND PLATES WERE NOISY AND NEED TO BE REPLACED DUE TO RUST AND TOO MUCH SAND CLEANING"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brakes wore uneven and were replaced and repaired under warranty"

Anonymous, CT (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"brakes needed to be replaced too soon"

Anonymous, ME (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattle and shaking in steering column from new, service tech "unable to duplicate""

Gregory O., IL (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)

"front brakes at 60000 km too soon compared with previous cars"

John R., ON (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes shimmy the car and have had the rotors and pads replaced but they wear too fast"

Lou R., CA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)

"had to replace brakes 2-3 years ago"

Anonymous, LA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"not sure if the dealer caused the problem but it was shorty after new pads were installed and failed less than a month later, dealer fixed the issue without cost so It looks like a dealer failure"

Robert H., CT (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"pads did not last long enough"

James B., NY (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Camry front rotors developed surface cracks and warped (felt pulsations) instantly when applying, even intermittently, the brakes slowing down from high speeds like going down a long grade. No problem at lower speeds and light brake application, only high speed. Car out of warranty. I (a former NAISC Master Mechanic) inspected the rotors. I decided that I did not want to spend the money resurfacing the rotors and instead bought 2 new aftermarket rotors. No problems since. A friend with the san"

Edmund H., WA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)

"needed replacement as they were worn/front brakes"

Cynthia K., NH (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the rotors wear unduly fast and have had to be replaced ~3 times which has been moderately expensive"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Camry SE 3.5-L V6)

"needed to be ground even"

Anonymous, CO (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"frozen and rusty"

Anonymous, ME (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Severe vibration under moderate braking. This came on while driving in mountains. Brakes looked good, but turning rotors and new pads fixed it"

J W., AZ (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Warped rotors"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors did not wear long - warped twice. 1st time was replaced under warrenty"

Anonymous, AL (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Kept hearing a squeaking when turning or going over bumps. Took to one mechanic and he said it was due to shocks. We replaced and still had problem. Took vehicle to another mechanic and he said the noise was from the rear brakes. We replaced and that seemed to fix the problem"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"brakes squealed, especially when backing out of driveway. or braking at a stop"

Cynthia K., NH (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Just had to have the brakes front and back maintained. Part of normal maintenance"

Sally L., TN (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Found out needed Brakes. Done all wheels"

Rollin H., SC (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"SQUEAKING ORIGINATED FROM USED PLATES AND ROTORS"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes would sometimes squeak if the car hadn't been driven, or if the brakes got wet. Have had no problem with this with new pads and rotor turn"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"Brake pads worn to minimums and needed replaced"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Defective pads"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes inspected every 5000 miles, rear brakes needed repair at 70000miles, front brakes OK"

J D., CA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had no problem stopping but the front brake pads were worn and need changing. This was the first time they were changed"

Anonymous, OK (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The front pads and rotors were changed @ 135,000 kilometers. Regular ware and tear"

Randy H., AB (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"rear brakes wear faster than front"

Anonymous, IN (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Back brakes had to be fixed"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Typical wear and tear stuff"

Anonymous, AB (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Needed to rotate rotors and have new pads installed due to wear"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"MOST LIKELY CAUSED BY BRAKE PEDAL STICKING"

Daniel G., ON (2009 Toyota Camry Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Seemed like low miles to need all 4 brakes to be done to me. I drive very lightly with my cars,"

Mike S., ON (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"My mechanic told me that I needed brakes"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"when braking it pull to the left and the wheel vibrated"

Raymond P., FL (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"breaks wore and need calipers replaced"

Terrence F., TX (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"clunking knocking pulsating"

Robert H., CT (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"brake calipers and discs had to be replaced every year on a family car with no teenagers"

Anonymous, NS (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

"water pump need replacings"

Charles W., OH (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"water pump had to be replaced"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The water pump failed and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Our trunk keeps filling up with water!"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Water pump needed to be replaced"

Michael T., CA (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"water pump needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, OK (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"water pump replacement due to leaking"

Anonymous, AB (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"water pump for gasoline engine needed replacement due to leak. Toyota agreed to pay 50% of the cost"

Anonymous, NC (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Leaking water pump"

Lawrence G., FL (2009 Toyota Camry Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This problem is the same as the wind noise"

Donald L., TN (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I needed to have the water pump replaced which I thought to be highly unusual for a car with less then 60000 miles"

Ron C., NC (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Water pump went bad and had to be replaced"

Sharon H., OH (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Weather stripping detached from door. Car not well insulated. Road noise"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Have had three major repairs for condensation in car due to leaks in gaskets in sunroof, trunk trim, etc. The air conditioner had a phantom spider that was also blamed..... Toyota did not cover the cost the third time as they figured out that our ins"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Moon roof was fixed due to warranty defect with glue. Never worked properly thereafter"

Anonymous, VA (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Around windows"

Anonymous, NE (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The weather stripping on the drivers side door is cracking"

Allen Y., OR (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Front and back struts leaked"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Seals on both front doors are loose and hanging down slightly. Have had driver's door seal repaired before"

Thomas L., OR (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Front end, possibly struts"

Anonymous, CO (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Heat shield broke loose"

Geraldine S., NY (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Persistent rattle when engine running"

Anonymous, NC (2009 Toyota Camry CE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front end noise"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Numerous dash rattles and squeaks"

Jeff H., GA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattle noise in rear right tire area. Took two trips to dealership to resolve"

Martha T., MI (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"1) Passenger door tension bar broken. Required body shop repair. 2) Minor rattle unable to track down"

Ken M., CA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)

"rattles"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"brake area squeak"

Anonymous, NH (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Creaking noise coming from passenger side pillar between windshield and door. The noise happens when the car is under acceleration and the frame stresses"

Anonymous, VA (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Something in the rear passenger area rattles in some highway conditions"

D H., NV (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Cab was so loud we thought problem was a wheel barring. Dealership couldn't diagnosis any problems"

Rachael S., CO (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The attention to internal prevention of rattles is terrible. The car is a rattle trap. Would not buy again if there was a comparably reliable vehicle available"

Anonymous, NE (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The center console makes noise while driving. It has been very difficult to identify the source"

Hazel H., TX (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"rear supspension banging"

Anonymous, AB (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"each spring the car makes rattle, squeaks as the temperature shifts. it resolves when warm weather is consistent"

Anonymous, NC (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Just replaced the serpentine belt and belt tensioner - ~$500"

Patricia L., NY (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Bracket and pulley involving water pump was failing"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"VERY annoying dashboard/console squeak. Otherwise no problems"

Thomas L., OR (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Dash squeaked from day one took the dealer 6 months to repair dash removed 3 times rattles in rear still presant"

Larry C., NS (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Heard a clunking noise while driving/turning. Dealer diagnosed as noise from sunroof, and said would be very expensive to fix. Warranty didn't cover that repair"

Henry M., CA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake noise"

Perry H., MI (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"wind noise is annoying above 60 mph"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)

"I do hear some wind noise while driving at speeds over 55mph. On the interstate for example. I usually re try the electronic windows to make sure they are all the way up and tight. This is not particularly bothersome to me, and my windows do not leak"

Anonymous, AL (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"poor insulation, cannot even listen to the radio without it being turned up very loud. A lot of external noise"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Passenger window weather stripping does not seal and allows excessive wind noise"

Kevin H., WI (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Persistant wind noise from driver's window. Have had stripping replaced twice at dealership with no improvement"

Peggy T., TX (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Terrible wind ans road noise"

Anonymous, VA (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"This car is extremely noisy, but the wind noise on the front passenger side is beyond awful. Riding in this seat is like being in a wind tunnel. The car is impossible to take on long trips with highway driving. We will getting rid of this car sometim"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Around windows"

Anonymous, NE (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When the car was new there was minimal noise. Now I can hear it and it is annoying"

Sandra B., NJ (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"L'est front Window s?s th?robl?"

Jean H., QC (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Car is very noisy and when trying to talk on Bluetooth is hard for the other end to hear what is being said"

Lou R., CA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)

"There is considerable wind noise coming in around the driver's side window"

Donald L., TN (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"Quite expensive to fix for a tiny leak in evaporator"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

"After pressure testing the cooling system, the mechanic found the entire top of the radiator seal broken"

Randal C., TX (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Water pump

"Water pump bearing failed"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaks were discovered on routine maintenance. The technician indicted this problem was noted before on 2009 cameras"

Anonymous, AL (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaking coolant resulted in water pump replacement"

William P., PA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)

"The water pump failed at 14,000 miles"

Richard C., CA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)

"had to replace the water pump in about 40,000 miles it should have lasted longer"

Anonymous, VA (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car was at the Toyota dealer for oil change. They noticed water pump was leaking. They ordered part and it was replaced under warranty. Endemic problem with this year 4 cylinder"

Anonymous, NH (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Water pump was leaking and spewing coolant. Water pump was replaced under warranty and engine cleaned up"

Gene W., AZ (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"car was in for routine maintenance, water pump leak brought to my attention"

William P., PA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)

"it was leaking and had to be replaced,which has been true for many of these cars,models"

Anonymous, WI (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Water pump was leaking coolant. Was replaced at a cost of over $600"

Anonymous, MD (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Water pump was leaking and had to be replaced. The cost was $885"

Anonymous, MN (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Water pump started leaking at 34000 miles. Made no noise but fluid level dropped. Would not have expected this so soon, and if fluid level loss was not noticed quickly, could have resulted in overheating / head gasket problems"

Anonymous, MO (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace it"

Anonymous, WI (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaking, had to be replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Coolant leak at water pump. Replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, MT (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Water pump started leaking while on a trip and had to be replaced"

T H., WA (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Traveling, and told by unknown dealer my water pump needed to be replaced. $600"

Anonymous, NC (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"No problem overheating but the water pump bearing was warn and making some noise. It was changed"

Anonymous, OK (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leakage"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replacement water pump failed just outside of 1 year warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaking"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Water pump leak, costs were covered by Toyota even through it past warranty"

Peter J., FL (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Water pump needed replacing twice"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Toyota Camry CE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"water pump leak. Taken care of by warrantee"

Thomas T., OR (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Complained to Toyota about water pump leak after only 63000 miles, Toyota sent check to cover replacement cost"

Michael M., SC (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Water pump started leaking at 55,000 miles"

Paul R., AZ (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"WATER PUMP LEAKING EXCESSIVELY AT 105 000 KM. DEALER WANTED ABOUT $450 TO REPLACE IT. BOUGHT A NAPA WATER PUMP FOR ABOUT $100 AND INSTALLED IT MYSELF. DEALER WANTED ABOUT $300 FOR JUST THE PART. WHY GET ANOTHER INFERIOR PUMP FROM THEM? WATER PUMPS SH"

Anonymous, NS (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Water pump failed with only 30000 miles on the vehicle"

Anonymous, NE (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Water pump went bad I believe prematurely. Antifreeze leaked out around the seal causing the heating system to fail"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Water pump went out at approx 46,000, Techs at Toyota say they have an issue with this happening"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Found and replaced defective fuel pump during regular service"

D C., TX (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Leak was discovered when the car was in for an oil change. My wife had noticed a higher temperature when stopped in traffic. I had noticed no problems until informed by the dealer advisor. I had not noticed any fluids in the driveway so I think the"

Anonymous, MD (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"early failure of water pump 34800 miles. total cost$530. called Toyota corporate and complained,. received goodwill reimbursement for total amount. have been a long time Toyota customer which helped"

Richard P., NV (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Replaced water pump at mechanic's suggestion"

SUSn M., PA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace it after 50000 miles. This is too early"

James D., IL (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"minor leak"

Anonymous, NB (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Slight leak of fluid. It was not a major problem yet. The replacement covered by the extended warranty and service dept. suggested to perform the task"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"water pump started to make sounds and leak. needed to be replaced. Complained to dealer since it had only 65k miles, and was very expensive. Dealer covered cost of labor, and I just paid for part. My research shows 09's have high water pump failure r"

Anonymous, MD (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Water pump replacement required with low kilometres on vehicle. Cost was $500.00 CDN"

Anonymous, AB (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Slow leak, replaced pump at 70000 miles"

Anonymous, OR (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Cooling fan

"The motors on the dual fan assembly went out, to were they only turned on with extreme light power or not at all; they were unable to cool the engine properly. The dual fan assembly had to be replaced"

Randal C., TX (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"paint on plastic areas of car peel"

William B., NY (2009 Toyota Camry Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint lost it's shiny look, it did not crack or peel, just dull looking"

Raymond B., FL (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint chalky. Headlights yellowing"

William C., NC (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Minor scratches showing white undercoat when dark top finish got minor scratches"

Anonymous, AL (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint on hood is fading causing potential rust problems. It's like the finish has worn off"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint fading on front hood of car. Had to have repainted"

Joseph R., GA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I ran into a group of bugs (Fairly large). They stuck to the front bumper and when removed (washed) each spot that was hit by a bug had eaten through the outer layers of paint leaving a permanent off color spot"

Mike W., TX (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There are a couple cracks in the paint about 2 inches long that were not caused by any source that we know about"

Jonathan B., IA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"From sitting out in the hot Florida sun since we bought the Lexus. Both can't fit in our two car garage. The paint finish is very dull now"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Some small plastic part by the rear driver side wheel has come loose and rattles. So far causing no real issues and have not had it looked at"

Nicholas L., KY (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"peeling striping and rear molding in wheel well came loose"

Annette N., FL (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rubber moulding on the trunk and doors were improperly attached and had to be re-glued"

Ernie S., TX (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"under carriage cover keeps coming off and rubbing against tire. It is too low.Easy to catch in a front curb when parking or on the freeway when something unavoidable is in the road. I have had it reattached 5 times!"

Karen R., CA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Both the front and rear plastic bumpers come loose and have to be reattached periodically. They never align properly with adjacent body parts"

William W., PA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The front bumper and underbody trim as very fragile and as the car is low causes many issues"

Ed S., AK (2009 Toyota Camry Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"lost both covers for fog lights"

Anonymous, ME (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Hubcap clips break & the hubcaps fly off"

Jeff R., OH (2009 Toyota Camry LE 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Melting dash material, sticky residues"

Annette N., FL (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Interior plastic trim on right windshield post came off. Rubber casket on right door came loose"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver's side sun visor would not stay out of the way"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Car has a factory sunroof and the head liner is falling down at the rear window. Had premium extended warranty but not covered per Toyota. Never had a car with this problem"

Anonymous, VA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"dash crumbling"

Robert S., FL (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"trim molding on the drivers and passenger doors is pulling away, gaping. Although only cosmetic, that shouldn't happen"

Karen R., CA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"my left rear gear rod rusted out and had to be replaced!"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"The CD player quit working. A CD can be inserted but the player but it will just eject the CD. Local dealer says it will have to be taken to an auto sound system shop"

Charlotte G., TN (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Multi-disc cd player swallowed a disk and wouldn't cough it up again. The display screen also went wonky, both frozen and blank. The first TWO refurbished replacement decks (by dealer) were defective, but the third worked"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Froze w. CD still in system - unrepairable - entire Consoole unit had to be replaced (Navigation - CD changer - Radio)"

Anonymous, GA (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"stopped loading/ejecting discs"

Bruce R., MA (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Would not play or eject CDs"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"CD player disc sensor went bad. Would not load a CD"

Anonymous, GA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"it wouldn't play or eject CD's"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"See previous"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"LED for temp is not working"

Lou R., CA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)

"On hot summer days the screen will go blank and the radio/stereo cannot be operated. Must wait until it cools down again"

Anonymous, WA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"very user unfriendly system..Was not woth the money and rarely used"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Camry SE 3.5-L V6)

"The touch screen stopped working rendering NAV system useless weight in the car now"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)

"IT FAILS TO RECOGNIZE THE NAVIGATION DVD AND IT REJECTS IT CAUSING GPS FAILURE"

M S., IL (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Radio

"This radio is a replacement under warranty. It has the same issues as the one it replaced - often in cold weather pushing a radio button doesn't change the channel/ turns the radio off/ seems "stuck" on the channel selected the day/evening before, etc"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The volume control on the radio sometimes increases the volume when I try to decrease it. This only happens on the radio itself, not the steering wheel control"

David M., CA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When hot weather causes the readout screen to go blank the radio cannot be used until it is out of the sun and cools down"

Anonymous, WA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio froze on a station and wouldn't allow me to change the station. Problem resolved itself before I had to take it in for service. Not sure what the problem was about"

Annette P., IL (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"screen displayed symbolic characters and volume control knob stopped working"

Anonymous, VA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)
Rear entertainment system (e.g., DVD player, rear screen)

"It seems that all the reported problem area's had to do with a wire bundle that was vibrating/rubbing in the center console, that runs up into the dash"

William J., NC (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Speakers

"blown speaker"

Anonymous, VA (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid Unsure)

"One of the rear speakers stopped working. Blown speaker but never was played excessively loud"

Bill S., WA (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Sound system amplifier blew and entire system is now unUSble. Have to replace and is very expensive"

Anonymous, KY (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"oil leak light went on after few months of driving in the past year or so. Dealer said there is a recall and took them couple times to diagnose and fix it"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Toyota Camry LE Unsure)

"I may have a problem that Toyota has identified on other Camrys. I am waiting for a certain mileage to attained so that the dealer can verify that I have this problem. I don't have details on the problem, only that Toyota is doing something about it"

Harold B., NE (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaking drain plug. Had to replace oil pan"

John O., PA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Camry seems to consume oil. Haven't had the oil consumption test done. Just keep it topped up. Doesn't leak externally, just consumes it"

Jason B., ON (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"it was really an oil consumption problem and they fixed this issue under warranty"

Anonymous, ME (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"During regular oil changes w/ synthetic oil every 5,000 miles I have been told by technicians that my car is burning oil ( usually over 2 qts. Low) I was advised to take car to a Toyota dealer for a"Oil consumption test. Which I did. During the engine inspection they checked for recalls and installed a new dashboard at no charge. 1250 miles later I returned to check oil consumption and my car had consumed 7/10 of the required usage of oil. They told me to wait 6 months and return after ano"

Anonymous, AL (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine burns 1 quart every 2 weeks. Out of warranty for Toyota to fix"

Jeff H., GA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Routine maintenance determined that a gasket needed to be changed. It was"

Anonymous, HI (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Burning oil more than 5 quarts between oil changes"

Anonymous, TN (2009 Toyota Camry CE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"my 2009 toyota camry dont leak oil it uses a quart in about every 1000 miles"

Anonymous, VA (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car is burning oil and is two quarts low about every 3,000 miles"

Anonymous, GA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had a serious oil leak. Dealer performed a ring job on it through some kind of silent recall"

Mark L., MO (2009 Toyota Camry Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This vehicle uses two quarts of oil every 5000 miles. I had checked out by the dealer, but they said it was not bad enough for them to fix it"

Charles D., WA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I lose a quarter of oil between oil changes now! Toyota sent me a letter for a test for me to do concerning this problem. I took the restricted test but didn't qualify for them to fix the problem. Had to drive between 1200 and 1300 miles which I did"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Left Bank Valve Cover Gasket Leak..Replaced Gasket"

Terry S., TN (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Difficult to fill up gas tank

"just a pain-cutting off as if full) due to angle of pipe, I guess---takes many stops and starts of pump handle to fill it up"

Anonymous, KS (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Engine knock or ping

"one of the cylinder's dropped or broke a $20 spring which created pulling the engine and a $3,400 expense"

Frank L., CO (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)
Engine mounts

"Replaced engine mounts on more than 1 occasion. I would hope something as basic as engine mounts would last 100k miles or 10 years but the mounts on this Camry hybrid seems to crack every couple years"

Anonymous, VA (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Blue gray smoke from exhaust when car starts cold. Told it was not excessive by dealership after their oil consumption test. I am assuming it smokes at cold startup from oil getting into the cylinder(?). Will test again at 95k miles as Toyota covers the test up to 100k miles"

Anonymous, VA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the engine was using oil. Cylinder rings replaced by Toyota under a recall. No charge"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Toyota Camry CE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Piston rings do not wear well and it has begun to burn a lot of oil, on the order of about a quart every 1300 miles"

Anonymous, NC (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"oil consumption"

Paul B., IL (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Excessive oil consumption due to faulty O-rings around each of the upper portion of the pistons. Toyota put out a special extended warranty program to cover this issue if your vehicle qualified and my Camry did qualify. Waiting on parts for 1 year, recently informed by local Toyota dealer they can make the repairs in June 2017"

Anonymous, IA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car would emit blue/black smoke from the exhaust pipe after being off for a few hours. The smoke would eventually clear up after a few seconds of running. It turns out that some gaskets within the engine block were bad and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Camry CE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Toyota knows that the piston rings are faulty causing excessive oil consumption"

Camp V., GA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"They rebuilt engine due to oil consumption problem which was not apparent to me. There were no leaks on ground. It really sounded like a "recall" although Toyota won't call it a recall. Is this legal?"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This Camry was effected by the bad rings recall in the 4 cylinder version which included massive oil loss through burning. Toyota replaced the rings and rebuilt the engine under warranty. It runs like a dream now"

Anonymous, NC (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Was burning oil and had a lot of exhaust emission. Received recall notice and the repair cost me several hundred dollars"

Annette P., IL (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"2009 Camrys with 4 cylinder engines are prone to oil consumption problems due to defective pistons. My Camry's engine short block had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MN (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had problems with car using too much oil. Finally they did an engine oil test and found that the cylinders and pistons were not correct in their measurements. They had to rebuild the whole engine"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"An engine replacement was recommended to permanently solve the oil burning problem we are encountering. The cost is far in excess of the value of the car. We are putting in oil each week instead. I would NEVER buy another Toyota unless I had a gol"

Anonymous, VA (2009 Toyota Camry)

"The engine was consuming oil so I had come in every 1,200 miles for a consumption test. Once the car consumed over a quart of oil in 1,200 miles Toyota rebuilt my engine. The good thing is I had the 100,000 mile extended warranty so I did not have"

John S., IL (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Excessive oil consumption caused me to buy a used engine"

Anonymous, IN (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Head gasket

"I do not know about repair"

Anonymous, GA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Blown head gasket after only 100,000 miles. Consumer reports rated the Camry as one of the most reliable used cars to buy, which is the main reason I bought it. So much for that report"

Gerald W., FL (2009 Toyota Camry Unsure Unsure)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"hood open alarm comes on when the hood is securely closed"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"The auto light function does not stop the drain on battery and car has had to be boosted"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Bright light burned out once"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced unit because of moisture leak caused clouded lens"

Anonymous, AL (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Road illumination is dangerously weak. Headlights are not sealed well and collect moisture. Internal projector lens is fogging"

Anonymous, NE (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Headlight burned out"

Ross C., SC (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Keep burning out - driver side; replaced 4 bulbs in 12 months"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Two stop lamps burned out"

Lawrence F., CA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Rear brake and parking lights need to be replaced or adjusted monthly"

Anonymous, KY (2009 Toyota Camry CE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The indicator light didn't work, replaced the bulb"

Anonymous, WI (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the tire pressure monitor would remain on at certain speeds and the Toyota dealer service could not seem to correct the problem although they tried changing a fuse several times before eventually correcting the problem"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Toyota Camry LE 3.5-L V6)

"tire pressure comes om in cold weather goes away in warm weather"

Allen P., VA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Regardless of tire pressure, the tire pressure light always on. Has even been replaced with no success"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Toyota Camry CE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Warning light for low pressure refuses to go off even when pressure is fine. Dealership says it would cost $300 to fix the one sensor that has malfunctioned. They charged $250 to discover which sensor malfunctioned. Cost is too high"

James L., MI (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"System has failed multiple times and been replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Hose or rubber conduit of the antifreeze was detached only once. Discovered a day after a routine maintenance; could have been done by the mechanic by mistake"

Youssef M., QC (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Had to replace it at 225000 miles"

Michael T., FL (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Suddenly the car lights dimmed, radio quit and the engine ran rough. Within 10 minutes it died. Towed to dealer. Alternator failed totally and depleted the battery. Alternator replaced under warranty. Battery had to be replaced but at our cost"

Anonymous, NH (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The second time I had to replace alternator in car less than 6 years old"

David M., AL (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"While driving the car started to missfire the radion went wild and the lights started on. Finally the car continued well for a while but as I parked and turned it off, it never started again. Towed to Toyota dealer and they discivered the alternato"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Basically a result of the alternator breaking down, the battery was bad"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Warn"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Battery was 6 years old and had corroded terminals. They replaced it as they said it was the cause of the problem, already discussed. The problem with starting still persists"

Cynthia K., NH (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Non Hybrid battery replacement cost was $500"

Paul R., AZ (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I had experienced build up on the battery terminals which required cleaning for about 2 years before the car would not start. WHen that occurred, I decided at 5 years it was time to replace the battery"

Anonymous, MD (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Battery cables

"Battery cable going bad and causes voltage drop to the starter"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Battery cable went bad. Had to replace cable, terminal and battery for total cost of $620, which included $330 in labor alone"

Anonymous, MD (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Hybrid/electric battery replacement

"Should have lasted longer given the low mileage"

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"back up battery (electric) needed replacing"

Anonymous, KS (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Electronic ignition

"The car does not start if it has not been driven in more than 24 hours. The battery has been replaced and the throttle body valve has been tuned, but the problem persists. Toyota states they cannot identify the problem unless it happens for them. It"

Cynthia K., NH (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Now if your a/c is not cooling its a whole big process with dye to find a leak because the Freon is suppose to last forever so you have to have a leak. This repair costs over $80 and a new can of Freon was less than that"

Cheryl L., TX (2009 Toyota Camry Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Freon leak inside the compressor"

Russell S., VA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The Compressor and the Condenser went out. Toyota wanted $3000 to repair them. I picked up the parts through a used and reconditioned parts house for $450. A friend of mine did the work for $250 saving me over $2000"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"Intermittent blower fan. Service departments can't duplicate"

James E., NC (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)

"At faster speeds started making loud noise. Not heard on two lowest settings"

J B., IA (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Squirrel built nest in air intake"

Anonymous, NS (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Refrigerant leaks

"Recurrent leaks in the cooling fluid made it mandatory to change some pieces of equipment"

Christian C., QC (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"The display failed"

Anonymous, NV (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Failed damper solenoid the dealer refused to repair when the car was in warranty"

Ernie S., TX (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"gave out"

Anonymous, MO (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"heater controls hot air blowing in your face all the time even on defrost"

Larry C., NS (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"In very cold weather the car takes too long to heat up and then when finally hot, the temp gauge then drops again below normal to me indicating a faulty thermostat, (soon to be replaced). Could this be the cause of my poor mileage I wonder? Time will"

John H., NY (2009 Toyota Camry CE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The hybrid water pump failed which kept the heat from working on the passenger side"

Charles C., GA (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Stability control (ESC)

"Experienced a warning about the ESC while driving, telling me to immediately take the car to the dealer. Took the car to the dealer the next day and was told that the ESC system needed to be replaced, with the part costing C$3,200 plus labour"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)

"They are all inter related. Vehicle stability conteol failed in a major storm and had not yet been diagnosed for repair"

Robert D., PA (2009 Toyota Camry SE 3.5-L V6)

"I get a warning that VSC system has a problem,. but there isn't anything wrong that I notice or that my repair shop can figure out"

Anonymous, KY (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Traction control

"I live in the northeast. When entering a roadway that has been plowed traction control does not allow the wheels to "spin" in order to get through the 6" to 10" of snow on the edge of a road"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Part of previously discussed VSC (vehicle stability control)"

Robert D., PA (2009 Toyota Camry SE 3.5-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"steering shaft"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"driveshaft boot failed, lubricant leaked out, had to replace the right front half axle and boot"

Anonymous, NS (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"First the service engine light game on. Then noticed slight lose of power at times"

Anonymous, KS (2009 Toyota Camry SE 3.5-L V6)

"Charcoal e-vap canister failed, had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Toyota Camry SE 3.5-L V6)

"Charcoal filter had to be replaced"

David H., NC (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The O2 sensor needed replacement"

Anonymous, OR (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"engine lite on"

Keith P., ME (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The intermittent hesitation on the ":fly by wire" accelerator has been the most frustrating malfunction i've encountered in some 63 years of new car purchases. I've complained many times over the years with multiple dealers without getting a fix!!!"

Wayne S., IN (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Recall, but I ended up paying $600.00 for repair"

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

"Dealer found the problem. $125 to fix it"

J M., IL (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Pipes

"Front flex pipe had a leak"

Anonymous, RI (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Flex Pipe needed replacing which was in excess of 2500.00 to repair"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Catalytic converter

"Had to have catyltic converter replaced"

Robert S., FL (2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

"Drive axle oil seal was leaking. Would not have expected this at 30000 miles"

Anonymous, MO (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Gear selector or linkage

"Several instances of stuck in "P". Finally stuck in "P" in my garage. Had to get towed to nearest Toyota dealer - 40 miles"

Anonymous, MO (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rough shifting

"Sub-set of previous problem"

Anonymous, MO (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Locks and latches

"Remote trunk release in cabin failed requiring replacement of trunk lock cylinder assembly and rekey it"

David M., AL (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"doors will lock automatically on there own"

Allen P., VA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Car stuck on rural icy hilly driveway requiring a lot of back and forth movement and gunning of motor (tires were smoking) before getting unstuck. Transmission replaced about 300 miles later"

David L., MN (2009 Toyota Camry CE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
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