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Toyota’s sedans are a staple in dependable, reliable used cars. However, not every model year will provide a problem-free, blissful ownership experience. In fact, a few of the model’s years have owner-reported engine issues, like the 2009, 2007, and 2008 Toyota Camry. 

Which used Toyota Camry model years have engine issues?

The 2009, 2007, and 2008 Toyota Camry model years have the most significant owner-reported complaints of engine issues. However, they’re not alone; the 2010 model also has engine issues, albeit with less frequency. As a result, most sixth-generation Camry models have similar reliability complaints. 

A set of used 2007 and 2008 Toyota Camry models park next to a hacienda.
Sixth-generation Camrys | Toyota

What engine issues does the 2009 Toyota Camry have?

The 2009 Toyota Camry’s most common engine issue is excessive oil consumption at over 95,000 miles. Moreover, the issue is prevalent enough to be the subject of a class-action lawsuit after the automaker told many owners that it is normal for the sixth-gen model to overindulge in oil. 

According to Car Complaints, 252 owners have reported the oil-burning issue, and nearly 500 NHTSA complaints cite the vehicle’s oil consumption. In addition to excessive oil consumption, 201 NHTSA complaints pertain to vehicle speed control issues. 

What is the most common problem with the 2007 Toyota Camry?

The 2007 Camry has 592 complaints and 1,015 NHTSA reports of engine problems, most commonly consuming or burning mass quantities of oil. However, like its fellow sixth-generation Camry models, there are also 409 official reports of vehicle speed control issues. 

A light-blue 2009 Toyota Camry poses next to some trees.
A sixth-gen Camry | Toyota

Moreover, the sheer quantity of complaints from dissatisfied owners earned the 2007 model an “Avoid-It-Like-The-Plague” seal from Car Complaints evaluators. In addition to engine issues, the used Camry model has many NHTSA reports of body and paint problems, like melting dashboards.  

Are there any problems with a 2008 Camry?

The 2008 Toyota Camry has around 258 NHTSA complaints about engine problems. Like other sixth-generation models, the 2008 Camry exhibits excessive oil consumption and vehicle speed control issues. However, the 2008 model’s complaints are much more infrequent than the 2007 model.

What are good years for a used Toyota Camry?

The 2015, 2014, and 2013 Camry years from the model’s seventh generation earned a “Seal of Awesome” due to their lack of owner complaints from dissatisfied owners. Moreover, the 2015 Camry earned a 9.0 out of 10.0 from U.S. News for its reliability, affordability, and safety. 

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