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:
12 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
111,194 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 #377

Feb 042019

Camry Hybrid

  • 5 miles

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

My vehicle's brakes failed resulting in rear-ending the car in front. This happened on a freeway going straight at 10 am. My vehicle was moving at about 20 miles/ hr when I stepped forcefully on the brake pedal as the car in front of me slowed but I did not lurch forward, my seat belt did not tighten to pull me back and my bag pack that was on the front passenger leather seat stayed where it was. My vehicle behaved as if I had not braked. When I stepped on the brakes, I could see asphalt between my vehicle and the vehicle in front. My vehicle's front bumper, grill and hood was damaged. The vehicle immediately in front of mine had dents on the rear bumper and the trunk. There was a third vehicle in front of the one in front of mine that was also damaged, however, I do not know the extent of the damage. The impact occurred at a low speed which did not cause my seat belt to tighten and did not cause my backpack on the passenger seat to slide forward.

- Concord, CA, USA

problem #376

Feb 142019

Camry Hybrid

  • 71,000 miles
I was driving my vechicle yesterday that was just in the shop since Saturday saying that they replaced everything that was wrong because previously my breaks locked up on I-95 and I couldn┐T stop. I got the vechicle back yesterday and I was driving home from work and my breaks failed again causing me to rear end the person in front of me. I could not stop. Absolutely no breaks!! the vechicle was in motion trying to come to a complete stop. I believe the ABS break aculator / module in the vechicle is bad. The company whom I bought it from I believe should take responsibility for this accident considering they┐re the ones who stated they fixed the vechicle

- Croydon, PA, USA

problem #375

Feb 262018

Camry Hybrid

  • 175,000 miles
ABS module is constantly cycling. Vcs light and brake light are on. The brakes are soft. The repair is aprox 3K dollars

- Wirtz, VA, USA

problem #374

Jan 012019

Camry Hybrid

  • miles

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

ABS actuator is broken, there wan an extended warranty on the hybrids up until 150,000 miles.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #373

Jan 192019

Camry Hybrid

  • miles
My car has all of the light on dashboard is on and on screen it says "check vsc system"

- Bedford, OH, USA

problem #372

Jan 232019

Camry Hybrid

  • 89,900 miles
The vsc system lights are going off. The brakes are not working when you turn the car on and then it jolts suddenly. Now a beep is going off every time I start my car.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #371

Dec 222018

Camry Hybrid

  • 82,000 miles

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

Brake failure. Was driving in residential street (low speed) when brakes stopped working. Had to use parking brake. Problem seems to be with brake fluid reservoir tank/filter, which Toyota offered to service until 30 June 2017. Unfortunately, never had problems with brakes until now--1 1/2 years after the service offer had expired. Should be full recall. The reason why problem did not surface till now is because vehicle has low miles (85,000 after 12 years).

- Sun Valley, CA, USA

problem #370

Nov 192018

Camry Hybrid

  • 112,000 miles
The brakes on my 07 Toyota Camry went "soft" and the brake light came on when driving at about 35 mph. I pulled into a parking lot, waited, and the prob. Went away. A few days later, the brake light, traction control and ABS lights turned on, and check vsc system displayed when at a red light on a residential area (25mph). I took the to Toyota for the second time, and they said it was an ABS issue, actuator and 4 brake fluids. The cost to repair it is $1926.54. The dealer advised me to call Toyota, which I did, bc there had been problems with braking in 07 and 08 Toyota Camry. Toyota was incredibly unhelpful (this despite my owning two Toyota Camry hybrids), even though Toyota had issued two extended warranties because of the issues with intermittent loss of assisted braking reported by many customers, the last one through July of 2017. The woman I spoke to insisted that since the car experienced the problem "out of warranty" there is nothing Toyota was willing to do.

- Palo Alto, CA, USA

problem #369

Dec 112018

Camry Hybrid

  • 330,000 miles
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

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

Brakes fail after all warning lights come on regardless of speed

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #366

Nov 162018

Camry Hybrid

  • 176,000 miles
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
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
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

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