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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
12 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
112,413 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid Owner Comments (Page 1 of 20)

problem #389

Jul 012019

Camry Hybrid

  • 131,454 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry hybrid. While driving 40 mph in the cold rain, the contact had to exert extra pressure to the brake pedal to stop the vehicle. All the warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to Toyota of surprise (13543 N autoshow ave, surprise, AZ 85388, (623) 469-6027), but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 131,454.

- Buckeye, AZ, USA

problem #388

Jun 032019

Camry Hybrid

  • 222,000 miles
A while back I was driving on a residential street my vsc message came on and I notice a jerk in the tires if it was sliding, so I immediately pulled over turned the vehicle off hoping it could be a sensor failure so after sitting for 5 mins I turned the car back on notice the message wasn┐T there anymore I then begin to drive the vehicle for a good 5 mins and the car did the exact thing vsc message came back on the car begun to feel like it was sliding so I pulled over again sat about 10mins this time, turned the car on the message wasn┐T there I start driving 5 mins later the same exact thing happened again.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #387

Jul 042019

Camry Hybrid

  • 187,000 miles
As I was driving a loud noise came on inside the car my ABS light and brake light came on and then my brakes failed almost causing a huge wreck and from what I have read it is the ABS accutator or brake accutator which I guess is the same thing but apparently a lot of the Toyota Camry hybrids are having this issue where the breaks are failing and causing accidents but yet there are no recalls for it and apparently the part cost 2,900 from Toyota which is insane when it should be a recall because it's a major safety issue

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #386

Jul 192017

Camry Hybrid

  • 140,000 miles


Check vsc system as well as ABS and tire lights come on. Known issue with Toyota. Had a maintenance program, but won't help me because it didn't start to occur until 1 month after expiration date. They don't send notifications. You have to wait until the problem occurs which could be after it causes an accident!

- Sussex, WI, USA

problem #385

Jun 062019

Camry Hybrid

  • 128,000 miles
Vehicle was in motion going straight on a city street, and "check vsc system" notification turned on. Brake light, ABS light, and (!) all came on. Brakes became shaky when pressed.

- Glenn Heights, TX, USA

problem #384

Apr 012019

Camry Hybrid

  • 204,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry hybrid. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle failed to respond when the brake pedal was depressed and the vehicle jerked. In addition, the traction control, emergency brake, and vehicle stability control warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to Toyota chula vista (650 main St, chula vista, ca 91911, (619) 591-0900) who stated that the vehicle was not covered under the extended warranty and provided a repair quote. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and did not assist. The failure mileage was 204,000.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #383

May 142019

Camry Hybrid

  • 80,900 miles


Few days ago while driving - the warning "check vsc system" indicator came on with four warning lights - brakes, exclamation traction control, ABS and skid control. Suddenly brakes started acting strangely and soft and jerky. Took the vehicle to fred anderson Toyota and after diagnostic test was told that it is code 1392 which requires replacement of ABS control module (the cost to replace was quoted as $2875.37 - we declined to get it fixed. Called Toyota customer service - they reviewed my complaint but declined to help.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #382

May 172019

Camry Hybrid

  • 190,000 miles
I got in my vehicle today in the vsc light came on. I have researched over google, and everything points to a $3,000 repair, or a recall repairable by Toyota. I would like to see if I am eligible for that recall repair.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #381

May 152019

Camry Hybrid

  • 280,000 miles
Brakes did not activate, went very soft and pushed to the floor. "check vsc system" message, brake light, traction control light, and another light (in attached image) all came on after the brakes gave out. I was able to use the emergency brake to stop the car off the side of the road. Turn the car off and back on. Brakes worked again, but all of the warnings are still on. Also, seems like the it's just regular brakes and anti-lock system is not working.

- Eagle Mountain, UT, USA

problem #380

Apr 082019

Camry Hybrid

  • 30,000 miles
Check vsc & hybrid system lights went on and now my brakes are acting funny.

- Gilroy, CA, USA

problem #379

Dec 252018

Camry Hybrid

  • 215,000 miles


Wife and kids were coming home and brakes went to the floor and ABS lights came on. Took the car to a mechanic and mechanic stated to contact Toyota for open recall and service campaign. Toyota is no help whatsoever

- Belleview, FL, USA

problem #378

Mar 142019

Camry Hybrid

  • miles
Was driving when my brakes went soft and my vsc warning popped up on my dashboard.never had a issue with car till now.I have about 160K miles on it.looked online and looks like a lot of people are having the same issues with there car.

- Minneola, FL, USA

problem #377

Feb 042019

Camry Hybrid

  • 5 miles
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
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
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

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