— People who have complained about brake problems in the Toyota Camry Hybrid should be happy to hear Toyota is at least acknowledging the problem, somewhat.
About seven months after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation into braking problems, Toyota announced a "limited service campaign" to replace the brake reservoir.
NHTSA opened the investigation into model year 2007-2008 Toyota Camry Hybrids after complaints about a loss of power braking, including reports of two accidents.
Toyota says the service campaign will apply to model year 2007-2011 Toyota Camry Hybrids that have a brake reservoir with two separate chambers connected by a filter. The automaker says the filter may become clogged with sediment or rust, causing the illumination of warning lights and the loss of front brake assist.
Toyota estimates that about 177,000 Camry Hybrids might be affected.
Toyota has been careful not to refer to the "service campaign" as a recall. Owners will have until June 30, 2017, to get their cars to a dealer. Additionally, Toyota will reimburse an owner who has paid to have the problem fixed, although any such owner will need to request an application and supply proof of the expense.
If you own a 2007-2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid, call your Toyota dealer or call corporate customer service at 800-331-4331.