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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,628 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.

2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid brakes problems

brakes problem

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2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 122015

Camry Hybrid

  • 43,014 miles


I was entering freeway on ramp. Heavy traffic. Beautiful day, dry roads. Vehicle in front of me made braked suddenly. I quickly applied my brakes. My brakes did not engage. I was approximately 2-3 car lengths behind vehicle in front of me and traveling 25 mph. When I applied brakes, my car did not even try to stop, it basically slid 2 1/2 car lengths into rear of vehicle. My vehicle only stopped moving because it was stopped by vehicle in front.

- Sherwood, OR, USA

problem #4

Nov 172015

Camry Hybrid

  • 59,000 miles
I was driving to work in my 2013 Toyota Camry hybrid le. It was early morning rush hour traffic. Roads were wet. Traffic was stop and go. I was probably going about 20 mph when vehicle in front of me stopped. I applied my brakes but my vehicle did not stop. I hit rear of vehicle in front of me. I did not feel my brakes engage. I was more than a safe stopping distance from vehicle in front of me.

- Sherwood, OR, USA

problem #3

Sep 232013

Camry Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 2,026 miles
Driving on interstate on flat road with a 3-week-old car. A click sounded and the brake system, ABS system, traction control, and brake lights all turned on. The car was just about impossible to stop. I had to stomp on the brakes while coasting uphill on an off-ramp. The accumulator had malfunctioned requiring a new brake master cylinder, booster assembly, brake cylinder assembly, brake booster gasket, and brake fluid. Toyota's multi-city master technician could not identify the cause. The error code was noted (C-1391) but the problem could not be replicated.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #2

Feb 272014

Camry Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 7,400 miles
I was turning into my neighborhood going approximately 15 mph when an emergency light flashed on and off. It was so quick that I was unable to identify which emergency light. After driving another 100 feet the emergency light that is an exclamation point in a triangle lit up and stayed on as my vehicle slowed down. The accelerator stopped working entirely. The engine did not rev as I tried to accelerate the car. I was able to apply the brakes and bring the car to a stop. I put the car in park and then in drive and the car drove without further incident. It has since been at the dealership for the last week. In the last few weeks I also noticed that while at stop lights if I was applying pressure to the brake and simply applied a little more pressure, the uneven terrain emergency light turned on and would allow the car to drive until I put it in park and again put it in drive. This happened on numerous occasions. The dealership is investigating these issues currently.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #1

Jan 262014

Camry Hybrid

  • 16,700 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Camry hybrid. The contact stated that entering a parking space and shifting into park, the vehicle erroneously accelerated over a concrete median and crashed into a pole. The contact stated that the air bags did not deploy and the brake did not function. No injuries were reported. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 16,700.

- San Clemente, CA, USA

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