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CarComplaints.com 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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
10 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
112,169 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid brakes problems

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2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid Owner Comments (Page 1 of 19)

problem #369

Dec 112018

Camry Hybrid

  • 330,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving on the highway, my brakes got soft and my car wouldn't come to a complete stop. I had to apply the emergency break so that I could avoid hitting the car in front of me. It happened on a city street as well, both while I was in motion and stationary.

- Canoga Park, CA, USA

problem #368

Nov 252018

Camry Hybrid

  • 110,050 miles
My wife and I bought a certified Camry hybrid from the local Toyota dealership. Even though there is a buzzing noise from the original purchase, we assume that because it was a hybrid that that was normal. For 4 years we have brought our Camry to the same dealership for oil changes and regular service needs. Never in the time had the dealership told us there was a problem with the buzzing sound. Recently the ABS and vsc lights came on so we took the car in to see what the problem was, after the dealership told us but the cost would be around $2,100 I decided to see if I would be able to do it myself and after googling the part I looked under the hood and saw that the noise we have been hearing for 4 years is coming from the same part that needs to be replaced.

- Bermuda Dunes, CA, USA

problem #367

Nov 152018

Camry Hybrid

  • 155,000 miles
Brakes fail after all warning lights come on regardless of speed

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #366

Nov 162018

Camry Hybrid

  • 176,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry hybrid. While driving 30 mph, the brake indicator illuminated. The contact depressed the brake pedal, but had difficulty stopping the vehicle. The contact was able to drive to a parking lot before the vehicle stalled. All of the warning indicators were illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was towed to frank fletcher Toyota (2209 S rangeline rd, joplin, mo 64804) and the battery was replaced. Ten days later, the battery indicator illuminated again when the vehicle was started. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 176,000.

- Fort Scott, KS, USA

problem #365

Nov 072018

Camry Hybrid

  • 180,000 miles
The brake light, traction control and ABS lights turned on, and check vsc system displayed. Vehicle has been maintained correctly. I was on the hwy going 65 mph, in my 2007 Camry hybrid when this happened, totally lost power, I was able to pill over to the side road call for help. This is a ridiculous situation for an automobile. I feel like the public is being used like test dummies by Toyota.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #364

Nov 102018

Camry Hybrid

  • miles
Brake actuator we were never notified of any extended warranty coering this defect. Now we are being told to pay out of pocket when we the owners were never notified in the first place that this was an issue until the extended warranty expired and we experienced an issue. Had we been notified we never would have bought this vehicle in the first place.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #363

Oct 022018

Camry Hybrid

  • 100,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When driving one day with my new born in the car, the lights associated with my brakes all came on. Following, my brakes started reacting funny when pushed on the pedal. The dash said something about svc system check vsc

- New London, CT, USA

problem #362

Jan 222014

Camry Hybrid

  • 142,581 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry hybrid. While driving 30 mph, the brake pedal was depressed, but failed to stop the vehicle. The contact was able to slow down and stop the vehicle by applying the parking brake. The vehicle was towed to deluca Toyota (located at 1719 sw college rd, ocala, fl 34471, (352) 732-0770) where it was diagnosed that the brake accumulator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 142,581.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #361

Oct 172018

Camry Hybrid

  • miles
While driving I saw check vsc system lights come up and it off after some time

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #360

Sep 012017

Camry Hybrid

  • 98,430 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry hybrid. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle did not stop when the brake pedal was depressed. All of the warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact had to depress the brake pedal to the floorboard to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to prestige Toyota (16 mckee dr, Mahwah, NJ 07430, 844-838-7792) where it was diagnosed that the brake actuator failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 98,430.

- Suffern, NY, USA

problem #359

Jun 102015

Camry Hybrid

  • 167,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry hybrid. While driving, the vehicle failed to stop when the brake pedal was depressed. The contact had to apply the emergency brake to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to galaxy Toyota (located at 750 NJ-36, eatontown, NJ 07724, (732) 544-1000) where it was diagnosed that the ABS activator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired due to the repair fees. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was out of warranty. No further assistance was offered. The approximate failure mileage was 167,000.

- North Middletown, NJ, USA

problem #358

Jun 012016

Camry Hybrid

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry hybrid. While driving approximately 35 mph, the brakes failed. The contact stated that the electronic stability control, emergency brake, and traction control warning indicators illuminated. While driving at low speeds, the vehicle stalled temporarily while coming to a stop. The contact depressed the brake pedal, on several occasions, in order to stop the vehicle. There was a significant amount of pressure applied to the brake pedal, and over the course of two years, the brakes began to make abnormal sounds. Mark jacobson Toyota (4516 durham-chapel hill blvd, durham, North Carolina 27707, (919) 493-5599) was notified and diagnosed that there was a leak in the actuator, which needed replacement. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures and provided the contact with case number: 1810031102. The failure mileage was approximately 170,000.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #357

Jul 142018

Camry Hybrid

  • 199,000 miles
The check vsc system error came on recently. It also came on a few years ago and then went away after a few days. It's now been up for weeks. The error that is triggering is C1391, and the repair shop says this is due to an abnormal leak in the accumulator. All of the brake-related lights are on constantly a few seconds after starting up the car and stay on until shutting it off. Sometimes the brakes randomly shut stop functioning as expected and do nothing when compressing. I didn't realize this was a recall when the car was still under warranty (and even after Toyota extended the warranty due to the fact this is such a wide and pervasive issue); otherwise, I would have taken it in to get it repaired as a precautionary measure. This repair was quoted to cost a minimum of $2,200. It would be ideal if Toyota would fix this part since it is a known issue and since no other major part of the car is faulty, even though the car has almost 200,000 miles on it. I feel Toyota has put lives at risk by not actively pursuing to contact owners of this model vehicle since the part they put on these cars is so faulty.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #356

Jul 142018

Camry Hybrid

  • 199,000 miles
The check vsc system error came on recently. It also came on a few years ago and then went away after a few days. It's now been up for weeks. The error that is triggering is C1391, and the repair shop says this is due to an abnormal leak in the accumulator. All of the brake-related lights are on constantly a few seconds after starting up the car and stay on until shutting it off. Sometimes the brakes randomly shut stop functioning as expected and do nothing when compressing. I didn't realize this was a recall when the car was still under warranty (and even after Toyota extended the warranty due to the fact this is such a wide and pervasive issue); otherwise, I would have taken it in to get it repaired as a precautionary measure. This repair was quoted to cost a minimum of $2,200. It would be ideal if Toyota would fix this part since it is a known issue and since no other major part of the car is faulty, even though the car has almost 200,000 miles on it. I feel Toyota has put lives at risk by not actively pursuing to contact owners of this model vehicle since the part they put on these cars is so faulty.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #355

Jul 252018

Camry Hybrid

  • 92,830 miles
Vsc ABS mil lights came on in dash and brakes sank to floor, but restored control after restart. Checked diagnostic codes and it showed codes for hybrid battery P0A80 and P3025. Replaced auxilary battery with oem from Toyota. Now car shuts down while in motion driving highway speeds without any warning and lose gas pedal response. First time it happened with my family in the car including a 5 yr old and 9 month old baby. Complained to Toyota as vehicle only has approx 93000 miles and Toyota declines to assist with resolving issue even though warranty was extended to 10yr/150K miles. Dealer misdiagnosed vehicle codes. Brakes failed second time, this time causing car to slowly bump into object and scraping bumper at low speed. Checked all fuses. Vehicle now continuously shuts down randomly on slow or high speeds, while making a turn, merging into traffic, crossing a heavy intersection.

- Chester, VA, USA

problem #354

Jun 012018

Camry Hybrid

  • miles
When I drive this car I press the brakes and they do not engage or they engage on a delay.. while driving I attempted brake to slow entry into uphill driveway. All lights on driver panel lit up. Brakes did not respond to slow down or stop. With full force I depressed brake pedal. This is happening from last couple of months.

- Lilburn, GA, USA

problem #353

Jul 112018

Camry Hybrid

  • 118,000 miles
On my 2007 Camry hybrid, as I was reversing, the brakes all of a sudden engaged, braking so hard it felt like I hit something. Soon after, the brake light, traction control and ABS lights turned on, and check vsc system displayed. Vsc warning lights and display message intermittently turn off and turn back on arbitrarily.

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #352

Jul 042018

Camry Hybrid

  • 200,000 miles
Brakes depress more and take more pressure to brake. 06/4/2018. Car vibrates when braking over 50 miles per hour. Brake fluid reservoir was replaced 10/22/2016

- Grand Junction, CO, USA

problem #351

Jul 072018

Camry Hybrid

  • 150,000 miles
Driving on a highway at 70mph when the dashboard lit up with several lights, including emergency, brake and ABS, and a check vsc system indication. Luckily, I was able to cruise and carefully apply the brake at several intervals to stop. This is an ongoing and known ABS actuator problem in 07 Toyota Camry hybrids. The Toyota dealer will not cover the $3K cost to replace the actuator because it is past the 10 year limit. Please either issue a recall or extend the warranty. This is not safe for consumers.

- Sunrise, FL, USA

problem #350

Jun 302018

Camry Hybrid

  • 140,000 miles
I just found out that my brake actuator is failing. Toyota apparently issued an ┐enhanced warranty┐ rather than a recall to fix this known defect despite the safety risks for all drivers if another driver's brakes fail. I am under the mileage but about a year beyond the extended warranty date. Toyota corporate will not cover the fix and said this is their company position. I feel this should be a recall for the safety of all drivers. (when I brake the brakes make a ┐barking sound.┐ this is what prompted going to the dealer.)

- Chandler, AZ, USA

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