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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,464 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.

2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid electrical problems

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2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 252014

Camry Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 93,489 miles


My daughter detected burning plastic smell inside the car while driving on a local street, stopped the car and saw black smoke coming out from the side of the window master switch and the bottom of the driver side door. I remembered there was a recall regarding the fire hazard of the master switch and took the car to the dealership on April 15. They informed me that my car was not on the recall list and it will be my responsibility to repair it. I called and open a case (# [xxx]) with their customer relationship department while I was waiting at the dealership for regular maintenance, reporting that the problem my car is experiencing proves that the recall coverage was too narrow and it is endangering all the owners that were not covered. The rep. ([xxx]) promised to provide me an answer in 2 business days but the call back never happened. As you are the government watchdog on vehicle safety issue, I am reporting to you the potential life threatening hazard of this particular vehicle model and look forward to your assistance to have this hazard resolved by Toyota of usa. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Diamond Bar, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 252014

Camry Hybrid

  • 113,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry hybrid. While the vehicle was in the park position, the power steering failed when the contact turned the ignition switch. The power steering warning indicator illuminated. The failure occurred numerous times. The dealer stated that the power steering and ec computer failed. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 113,000. Updated 10/23/14

- Colorado Springs , CO, USA

problem #4

Jul 252013

Camry Hybrid

  • 45,757 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry hybrid. The contact stated that when the brake pedal was depressed the vehicle vibrated. Additionally, the skid control and brake sensor warning lights illuminated. The contact had to brake with force to bring the vehicle to a stop. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the stroke sensor detector system needed to be reset. The remedy was implemented several times however, the failure was not corrected. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 45,757 and the current mileage was 51,000.

- Alexandria, MN, USA

problem #3

Jan 272014

Camry Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


While driving "check vsc system" warning displayed along with several warning lights. At that time the brakes on the vehicle felt squishy and much less responsive.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #2

Dec 222010

Camry Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 47,604 miles
Failure of combo meter assembly (gauge cluster) in 2009 Toyota Camry hybrid, resulting in vehicle not transitioning to gas engine power. All alert lights display, and vehicle only operates on battery power. Vehicle will operate at min. Power until battery empty. No warning of impending failure. Vehicle will not communicate with dealership service diagnostic computers, requiring extensive communication with California Toyota service center. Vehicle routinely serviced using Toyota recommended service schedules at Toyota dealership. This failure has occurred three (3) times, the first two (2) events within 11 months, the 3rd event within 14 days of last dealership repair.

- Downers Grove, IL, USA

problem #1

Jun 072010

Camry Hybrid

  • 10,935 miles
Rodents crewing on biodegradable wire harness in 2009 Camry 4 door sedan hybrid. Complaint given to customer service mgr was inoperative gas gauge. No explanation given for entry points or solution other than replacement of wiring harness. Toyota customer experience center representative emanual put customer on hold to review internal Toyota documents regarding issue, but refused to give document name, page number or file name. In regards to this issue of secrecy, according to [xxx] media contact Toyota environmental, safety and quality communications, Toyota also says that a service bulletin should not be considered a "secret internal document, " see reuters news article Toyota warned dealers of crash risk in 2007 by bernie woodall. Mar. 25, 2010. Toyota assigned case manager [xxx] X 73855 for claim #[xxx] and claim #[xxx]. determined not a warranty or Toyota safety issue. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Falls Church, VA, USA

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