2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Never overpay. Check prices with our estimator
Verified by mechanics, reported by drivers like you
Ask a mechanic in our community
Our experts translate recalls into plain English
2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid ProblemsHesitation on Acceleration
Cars equipped with an automatic transmission might experience a hesitation when accelerating. Revised software for the on board computer is available which may correct this problem. Software revisions are commonly most helpful on newer vehicles. once the mileage builds up a worn component could cause similar problems. Whenever major transmission work in performed, the transmission software should be updated as necessary.
Drivers of the Toyota Camry Hybrid may notice excessive oil consumption between oil changes, even to the extent of the engine oil warning light displayed on the multi-function display.
This issue is known to be caused by infrequent oil changes causing engine sludge, or worn piston rings.
The engine should be cleaned of oil sludge, and if oil consumption remains excessive, the engine may need new piston rings, or other internal components replaced.
To avoid this issue, change the engine oil and filter every 3,000 miles, and ensure the proper grade of oil is used.
The head gasket may fail due to a defect in manufacturing of the cylinder block.
On this vehicle, the head bolts are known to pull the threads out of the engine block, allowing the head to slightly lift, and causing head gasket failure. Symptoms may include:
- White smoke from exhaust
- Rough running conditions and/or inability to start or idle
- White or cream colored oil on dipstick
- Check engine light
- OBD Trouble Codes P2181, P0300
When the head gasket fails, the bolt holes for the head bolts must be repaired before the cylinder head can be remounted.
This issue is not always preventable, but to help avoid it, never run the engine if the engine temperature is ever above the normal range.
2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid QuestionsWhy does the fuel millage change per gallon? (1 answer)
When i drove my car after little while it will either make my fuel millage up per gallon or down.
It's an 09 with only 55,000 miles on it.
Haven't had any problems with car, had regular maintenance. Makes no sense to me. What am I missing here before I spend mega bucks??
The gas engine on my 2009 hybrid with 105K miles starts any time I put more than very light pressure on the gas pedal, even when I am driving at 30 mph or less. It also starts the gas engine when driving up very slight inclines at speeds of 30 mph or less. Can the system be adjusted so it does ...
2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid RecallsVehicles With Added Seat Accessories May Not Have Properly Functioning Restraint Systems
Vehicles that have had accessories added to the seats such as seat heaters, seat covers or DVD headrests may not have the occupant sensor system of the passenger seat calibrated properly. This can affect passenger air bag operation in a crash. Dealers will test the sensitivity of the occupant detection sensors and recalibrate them as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.
Toyota and General Motors are recalling certain models because the power window master switch assembly in some of these vehicles was built using a less precise process for lubricating the internal components of the switch assembly. Irregularities in this lubrication process may cause the power window master switch assemblies to malfunction and overheat. This could result in the switch melting or possibly catching fire. Dealers will inspect and repair or replace the master window switch as necessary.
These vehicle were sold without the required load carrying captivity modification label. Dealers will mail the corrected label to vehicle owners. Owners have the option of requesting that the dealer install the label. This recall is expected to begin on May 27, 2010.