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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,176 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #3

May 182010

Camry Hybrid

  • 45,000 miles


At about 45,000 miles my 2007 Toyota Camry hybrid developed an intermittent unsettling feeling of brief brake failure at low speeds. This typically occurs on level dry pavement with light application of the brakes and without engaging the ABS. In the 5/18/10 issue of the Chicago sun-times, click & clack theorized that it may have "something to do with when the hybrid switches from regenerative braking to traditional friction braking."

- Evanston, IL, USA

problem #2

Feb 022010

Camry Hybrid

  • 35,527 miles
I own a 2007 Toyota Camry hybrid, after ownership of the vehicle for approximately 8-10 months the cars brakes would momentarily release while braking. This occured at low speed 20-25 mph, slowing down gradually and crossing uneven pavement. It occured once and I thought it was a fluke incident and gave it no thought, however, it was unusual. I now have over 35,000 miles on the car and this has occured at least four times over the last 12 months. It is during gradual stops with low braking pressure and going over a small bump. I travel the same route to work and my 2005 Dodge Ram and 2006 Toyota 4runner have not had any similiar problems or occurences in this area. The condition occurs when going over a small undulation in the pavement and lightly apply the brakes to begin slowing the vehicle, the brakes release for a fraction of a second even with consitent brake pedal pressure. I took my car to our local Toyota dealership yesterday, 3-25-2010 and I advised them of this condition, they advised it was a tire leaving contact with the pavement and it was the anti lock brake system. I advised them the speed and pavement condition did not warrant that and something else was occuring, the antlock brake indicator does not come on during this occurence. The documentation from the dealership shows under comments 16toz brakes, than deleted operations. I noticed a second sheet and I requested a copy, it has the notes from the service tech who checked pad thickness, brake rotors and fluid, however nothing about checking the anti-lock braking system. The dealership did not document my complaint, nor did they evaluate the potential area of problem, the anti lock braking system. I believe this is an attempt by the dealership to avoid having to report this type of incident to the department of transportation, due to the recent circumstances of Toyota. If this happened to me, what about the hundreds of other dealerships across the nation if they do the same.

- Lawrence, KS, USA

problem #1

Feb 022010

Camry Hybrid

  • 82,000 miles
When I turned the car on at 7:30 am the "check vsc" warning light immediately came on. I planned to take my daughter to school and then drop the car off to be checked at my local Toyota dealer. After about 2-3 miles, the warning light turned off. After about 3-4 miles further, I applied the brakes and got no braking action. The brakes felt as though they had completely lost their power assist and they did not respond at all. I put the car in neutral and coasted until I slowed down enough to be able to pull off the road. I had the car towed to the dealer. As of this morning, they have not been able to duplicate the problem and the "check vsc" light is still off. No indication was left on the cars computer that any maintenance light had come on or that there were any issues.

- New Braunfels, TX, USA

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