Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The Camry Hybrid's first year is a mixed bag of brake actuators failing and power issues. The hybrid version even shares the same excessive oil consumption as its non-hybrid counterpart. And it hardly gets enough fuel efficiency gains to warrant the extra costs up-front or during repairs.

Toyota seemed to get their act together with later model years, so if you're looking for a used Camry Hybrid I suggest looking there.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,292 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #9

May 082015

Camry Hybrid

  • 130,899 miles


On May 8th 2015, I was taking a traffic in a curb on irvington ave newark NJ the steering wheel stuck and I could not have any break so then the car goes straight with me to a pot light, I have serious injuries in my chest and lower back, my car is completely broken( drier's fender, front light, radiator, support radiator, lower arm control, water pump, wood, wheels, bumper etc...and the rest of the name that I don't remember the following week, I contacted Toyota ; they opened a claim until 30 days and about another 60 days after inspected my car they sent a letter and they told me they can't do nothing for me ;there's nothing wrong with the car.please help me cause the needs a lot of money to be fixed.

- Orange, NJ, USA

problem #8

Jan 072011

Camry Hybrid

  • miles
We bought this 2007 Toyota Camry hybrid in January 2007. I started noticing the dashboard began to get sticky and shiny. I've never used any harsh chemicals or any chemicals used to clean the dashboard. The rest of the car is well taken care of but as the years went by, the dashboard has just gotten worse. I began doing research and found that others had the same problem. Many have been told it's not part of the warranty. I believe it's a manufacture's defect. Not only is it dirty looking, it also has a shine to it and that has potential to be very dangerous. Especially on a bright sunny day, the shine from the dashboard reflects up to the windshield making it very difficult to see and the same issue arises when driving at night.

- Laredo, TX, USA

problem #7

Sep 012010

Camry Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 360,981 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry hybrid. The contact stated that the dashboard surface was melting and became sticky. Due to the failure, a glare appeared on the windshield which distorted the contact's vision whenever the sun was out. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for a diagnosis. The service manager contacted the manufacturer directly. The manufacturer informed the service manager that the problem was only considered an aesthetic problem and would not repair the problem free of charge. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 360,981...updated 10/02/14 updated 2/27/2015

- North Miami, FL, USA

problem #6

Aug 012008

Camry Hybrid 4-cyl

  • miles


Almost immediately after purchasing this car, I noticed that the paint seemed to be easily scratched and chipped. I have multiple chipped places on the car that are beginning to rust. In addition, the clear coat is getting thin or something on the trunk of the car and the paint is looking very dull. I always take care of the car and washed and waxed it often. This weak paint job will most definitely affect resale value. In addition, the plastic pieces that are on the undercarriage of the car have come loose and fallen off or had to be taken off one by one.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #5

Sep 202010

Camry Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 79,119 miles
Check vsc system warning, ABS, multi lights on. When buzz sound continually arms, it is so hard to apply brake pedal to stop completely. The brakes are out of control. It is a defect from manufacture, not a using consumer. The brake system is so important when moving. Please recall to fix before causing deathly accident.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

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problem #4

Sep 272013

Camry Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 49,000 miles
At a parking spot, full stop, suddenly the vehicle surged and hit a cement post. Air bags did not deploy. Damage to vehicle was over $7500 left knee/shin hit dash due to knee air bag not deploying. Injury was not reported as it did not show up until later.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #3

Mar 272014

Camry Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 11,126 miles


Stop and go traffic on the 101 eb going 10 mph at 8:50 am. Tried to stop and brakes failed. I tried again to stop and brakes failed. Ran into the left rear of car in front of me. We were all moving slowly so damage to his car was less than mine. But the feeling of not being able to stop the car was traumatic! car is not due for service for another 1000 miles. It is serviced regularly by dealer.

- Tarzana, CA, USA

problem #2

May 072013

Camry Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Car parked in sun, dashboard material getting very sticky/gooey. If touched, it gets damaged. It shows a very shiny appearance when hot ( like if you used a tire shine on it), on sunny days it creates a lot of glare on the windshield affecting visibility. Dash cannot be wiped with anything because it is very sticky and gooey. I can accept dashboard damage on a 10year plus car, but not on a 6 year old car.this is clearly a material defect and it prompts for a recall. Specially because of the glare on the front windshield the dash creates when it is very hot.

- Caguas, PR, USA

problem #1

Mar 172007

Camry Hybrid 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
Toyota Camry hybrid 2007 black paint is defective design technology. Toyota changed to a water based paint two years ago, and the product is a manufacturer's defective design and process. Toyota is hiding this fact from its customer base. Call Toyota corporate get case number and complaint like crazy. File a complaint with NHTSA. Be honest, you paid a lot of money for a defective paint job and they knew it. Never buy a Toyota again!

- Kresgeville, PA, USA

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