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.
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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.

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)

"Wheel speed sensor became rusted and failed causing the ALB to engage when brakes applied gently near stopping point. Sensor replaced and cleand. Works fine now."

Malcolm B., MN (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"abs light is coming while driving.All dashboard gauges are fluctuating going to zero and coming back. The mechanic replaced abs module with a after market part feb/mar 2018.But again i am seeing the abs light."

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

"rear calipers freeze up"

William B., NY (2009 Toyota Camry 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)

"Calipers hung-up causing premature brake wear and rotor wear. Over $600 to repair."

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

"Third time replacing the right-rear caliper. Not sure why it keeps happening, but this affects the brake pads back there, and eventually the rotor."

Anonymous, IL (2009 Toyota Camry SE 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)

"The rear calipers hung up so that the car was doing all of the braking with the front brakes and wore the front rotors and shoes out. Also, the rear calipers had to be rebuilt."

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

"Cracked master cyclinder"

Don C., UT (2009 Toyota Camry LE 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)
Normal routine brake wear

"Replaced front and rear wheel brake pads and rotors. Replaced road damaged brake hose on right rear wheel. Flushed brake fluid."

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

"Pads front and rear simply worn out after approximately 140,000 miles. Rear rotors replaced due jammed caliper."

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

"Had brakes checked, had brake job done on all 4 wheels"

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

"117,000 kilometers driven by a sedate driver, first time brakes needed work, good job Toyota considering the climate it is driven in!"

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

"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 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)

"When I took caR DOR OIL CHANGE AND THE MECHANIC HAD IT UP ON RACK, THEY TOLD ME i HAD WORN BRAKES. i TOOK TO DEALER. tHEY CONFIRMED AND i HAD FRONT BRAKES REPLACEDS."

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

"Left rear pad wore down to metal without warning, causing the rotor to be scoured."

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

"the brake pads/discs had to be replaced due to normal wear"

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

"At inspection time my mechanic said it was due to be replaced. After 78,000 miles I couldn't argue."

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

"When I was in for a routine oil change my mechanic told me it was time to replace the brakes as they were worn."

Joanne N., MD (2009 Toyota Camry)

"I've needed two complete brake jobs with mostly highway driving. My local mechanic said this is common with Toyotas."

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

"Rear parking brake was not releasing fully. This caused the brake pads to wear prematurely, overheating and warping the rear break drums."

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

"The parking brake was fixed by the previous owner before my purchase a year ago and it is not working again. It continued to break on my 2005 & 2003 Toyota Camry models as well! On the 2005 car, the previous owner had it fixed before I purchased it and it was broken within a few months after my purchase. I am not impressed."

Cathy M., NS (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"apparently misconnected at some point in past, easily repaired"

Malcolm B., MN (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear left brake cable sticking on. Cable was frayed to the point of breaking and needed to be replaced."

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

"Calipers hung-up causing premature brake wear and rotor wear. Over $600 to repair."

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

"The parking brake was not releasing fully. This caused the brake drums to warp and the brake pads to wear prematurely."

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

"3 times have had to replace pads, rotors, calipers. Mechanic blames it on chemical put on road for snow/ice. However never had this with previous camrys."

Richard W., CT (2009 Toyota Camry SE 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)

"I have owned this car for under two years and have had two complete brake jobs done on the fronts. Mechanics cannot seem to find anything out of the ordinary"

John A., IL (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"piece of the rear passenger brake system broke"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Pulsation or vibration

"I have had to have the breaks (front and back) changed twice since I purchased the car in November 2008. I do however do mostly city driving."

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

"Right rear brake made noise on firm braking. Rotor developed a groove due to wear. The rotor was replaced along with the brake pad. For uniformity the left rear brake rotor and brake pad was also replaced even though there was no noise problem."

Samuel F., 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)
Rotors

"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)

"they seem to need replaced more than neccesary"

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

"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)

"Problem with rotors being warped and brake pads not fully disengaging with the rotor which caused excessive wear of the rotor and warping."

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

"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)

"High pitch when backing and applying brakes."

Anonymous, 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)

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

"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)
Ball joints

"passenger right side front ball joint leaked grease"

Fekade S., MD (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
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)
Power steering leaks

"HOSE LEAKING"

John N., IN (2009 Toyota Camry LE 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)

"Rust caused leak in metal power steering cooling line to radiator."

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

"The metal lines developed leaks."

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

"Power Steering was loosing fluid very rapidly. I had to replace all of the o-rings in the system. the parts only cost about $5, but the labor was over $300."

Kirby M., PA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"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)

"The power steering hose was leaking fluid and steering was making a grinding noise when wheel turned. Power steering did not fail. It was repaired successfully"

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

"Power Steering hose leak found by dealer. They replaced alternator belt and hose. Scary because it was dangerous and I didn't know about it. Found during routine oil change"

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

"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)

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

"replaced more than specs say they should"

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

"Replaced struts on rear wheels. Adjusted front and rear wheel alignment."

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

"Not repaired yet due to cost. Was told my struts were leaking"

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

"Had to replace the front and rear strut assemblies"

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

"Had to replace struts with car mileage only 22000."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 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)

"Leaking strut"

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

"Leakage from struts, replaced"

Malcolm B., MN (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Broken spring due to pothole hit."

Anonymous, ON (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"We had to replace all of the suspicion, torsion bars and struts parts. We experienced abnormal ware of tires. The car would waiver on the road, and the ride was bad. Traction on snow was terrible."

John K., MI (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)

"Heard noises. I think that the problem was in part to the ruff winter roads we had this winter."

Ronald B., MI (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"One front spring broke necessitating the replacement of both front strut assemblies."

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

"Front wheel spring broke in a pothole the day before I was scheduled to take it in to service. Still drove fine."

Dan M., NY (2009 Toyota Camry 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Steering rack had to be replaced at 110,000 miles."

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

"Had to replace the intermediate steering shaft bearing"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 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)
Tie rods

"Tie rods worn out, car will not pass next safety inspection."

Anonymous, VA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tire wear is uneven

"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 balance

"My gas station got some new balancing equipment and said the there was some difficulty in balancing my tires because of issue with the new system"

Dan M., NY (2009 Toyota Camry 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
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)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"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 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)

"Sunroof leaked, causing the carpet to have to be replaced."

Anonymous, TX (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)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"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)

"Failure of a portion of the roof seal behind the rear passenger area, passenger side of the vehicle"

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

"Rain water leaking into trunk."

Anonymous, MA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"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)

"Even the car has never been in an accident, the drivers door rattles. Sounds like the window track is loose. Will have to take off the door panel to resolve what is causing it."

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

"HOSE LEAKING"

John N., IN (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Persistent dashboard creaking."

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 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)

"Every time we turn to the right it sounds like it rubs in the back end. We had it looked at but they couldn't find the problem"

Gerald C., OH (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The two rearmost, passenger side, side skirt fasteners have failed and the side skirt rattles above 40 mph. Minor issue I will fix myself."

Paul B., WI (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"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)

"The windows don,t seal well at the top. Will probably replace the seals at the top of the windows."

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

"Mechanic has to replace window trim twice. Doing it again. Very annoying in a car that rides so well."

Richard W., CT (2009 Toyota Camry SE 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)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

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)
Radiator

"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)

"I noticed that antifreeze was leaking from the car and the water pump was making a rattling noise. I took the car to the dealer and the water pump was replaced. I was very surprised they did not replace the fan belt or at least suggest replacement ."

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

"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)

"Water pump bearing started making a noise and leaking at 32000 miles. This is unusual for a Camry"

Ronald W., VT (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"water pump started to sound funny so we had mechanic check the system out. Pump was not functioning properly so we replaced it."

James F., NJ (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Mechanic said it needed replacement."

Thomas A., FL (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

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 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)

"For the most part the SE or sport model of the Camry simply has a bunch of extra plastic on the body. In a number of places those plastic pieces had one or more fasteners break loose."

Weston F., AZ (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Roof trim made a snapping noise"

Tom Z., WI (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"The drivers side sun visor became loose and would not stay up. I replaced the visor myself and found that since the car was made in Japan, the visor was different than US models and cost almost $300.00. P"

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

"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)

"driver sunvisor will not stay up."

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

"The trim on the drivers side front post has come loose. And the sun visor on the drivers side does not stay in place."

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

"Passenger side sun visor broke"

Keith F., TX (2009 Toyota Camry SE 3.5-L V6)

"Both Sun visors broke. Roof lining detached and sagged, dashboard melted and became very sticky. Carpet came loose from floor trim."

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"paint on plastic areas of car peel"

William B., NY (2009 Toyota Camry 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)

"The paint all over the entire car is cracking or chalking - I don't know what to call it but I've been told the clear coat is bad. Toyota will do nothing about it. I've been told it is a common issue with all/most 2009 Toyota products a have seen other 2009's with the same problem. My 2000 Toyota has no issues with paint."

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

"paint is peeling around radio and horn area as well as on rear bumper"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Toyota Camry XLE 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)

"Normal wear from Texas sun."

Andrew G., TX (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint faded badly, I had the entire car repainted. This is not uncommon where I live in Phoenix, AZ"

Weston F., AZ (2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is chalky and is starting to chip on the hood. It chips too easily from normal road debris."

William C., NC (2009 Toyota Camry LE 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)

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)

"Thyere was a recall on the seals leaking with oil getting into cylinders. I missed the recall deadline"

Denny B., IN (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Uses approximately 1 quart of oil every 1500 miles"

Anonymous, MN (2009 Toyota Camry LE 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)

"The engine was using oil. They checked it and covered it under warranty"

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

"Was told enginee repair was under warranty. When they called to discuss I found out it would cost me to repair my car. Noticed a cloud of smoke when first starting my car"

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

"Engine was using excessive oil. Toyota dealer installed new pistons and rings for free."

Andrew P., PA (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"At 134k miles the engine started using oil at an alarming rate. The Toyota dealer ran an 1100 mile consumption test and determined the engine needed a rebuild. It is in the shop now for this. I love Toyota for being responsible about this. I had a Ford Taurus with a known transmission problem and while the dealer very honorably assisted with paying for a replacement I don't think I'll ever buy a Ford again. And boy, would I love to get an F150."

Robt T., IL (2009 Toyota Camry LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"excessive oil consumption, factory recall, repla