2009 Toyota Camry Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Toyota Camry

2009
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2009 Toyota Camry Problems

Automatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages

At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.

Valve Cover Gaskets May Leak Oil

The valve cover gaskets have a tendency to leak oil, especially the one near the firewall.

Warped Front Brake Rotors Can Cause Steering Wheel to Shudder

As the size of the Camry vehicle gets ever larger, there is a tendency to warp the front rotors. This will be felt as a shudder in the steering wheel when braking. The front rotors can be remachined, if there is sufficient material left, otherwise the front rotors will need to be replaced. It is recommended to use factory quality rotors because cheap quality rotors warp very easily and tend to squeak and squeal.

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2009 Toyota Camry Recalls

Seat Heater

Southeast Toyota is recalling certain vehicles because the seat heater element may become damaged as a result of compression of the seat cushion. The damaged element could short causing burning of the seat cushion, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will disconnect seat heaters with copper strand elements and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory to correct this concern.

Vehicles 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.

The Master Window Switch May Overheat

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.

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2009 Toyota Camry Reviews

Canadian (Quebec) cannot enter postal code site which is only accepting Zip code. Not from Mi but from Qc. I like this 2009 Camry car, in spite of the problems I had with it. I like much less the service from the dealer. Rear passenger side brake worn out completely at 70,000 km (40,000 miles), obviously the dealere did not want to understand such failure related to initial greasing of t...
My friend has a 2009 Camry Hybrid. Simple interior. But there are several small problem came to his car.
40,000 mile service at the dealer revealed that I need to change the rear brakes. Front brakes are still in good condition. How is it possible that the rear brake wore twice as fast at the fronts? Is it common in this model car? If I put the new pads in will the rear brakes still wear faster than the front?

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