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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,764 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid engine problems

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2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 012009

Camry Hybrid

  • miles


Letter from senator on behalf of constituent re stalling problems while driving his 2007 Toyota Camry hybrid. The consumer stated the vehicle has stalled three times while driving in traffic. The vehicle stalled each time the consumer stepped on the gas pedal. He would have to suddenly depress the brake pedal to avoid a collision. The engine would lose power and pressing on the gas pedal did nothing. The consumer stated he was able to coast the vehicle off the highway. The dealer stated nothing could be done if the computer didn't record the incident.

- Roseville, MN, USA

problem #3

Dec 252008

Camry Hybrid

  • 36,625 miles
Vehicle suddenly lost power while driving on the freeway. Vehicle towed to dealer. Dealer states vehicle lost communication with bus system causing system to stall out. Dealer cleared codes and reset. Test drove O.K.

- Farmington Hills, , MI, USA

problem #2

Oct 312008

Camry Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 700 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry hybrid. While attempting to park, the vehicle suddenly shut off and the warning light to check the hybrid system illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the inverter converter needed to be replaced. There were no warnings prior to the failure. The current and failure mileages were 700. Updated 02/18/10.

- Santa Maria, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 262008

Camry Hybrid

  • 29,731 miles
Engine sludge: Engine started making a noise, so took it to a Toyota dealership. They inspected it said it had engine sludge. They told me I never changed my oil and I used the wrong viscosity, I used 5W30 instead of 5W20 recommended, not required recommended. Thin oil is mandated by federal standards for mileage purposes only. I change my oil every 5000 miles, and told them so. At that time they told me I needed the engine rebuilt, it will cost $8000 or 9000 to fix it. And then they voided my warranty. I have since taken the car to another dealership, I was told it had a bad coil, it was only running on 3 cyl. They replaced all the coils, they said it ran great for about ten minutes, then it started running worse than before. They contacted corporate Toyota to find a fix, they told them to cease working on it, and put it back the way it came in that the warranty was void. Since this happened I have numerous complaints on the internet about Toyota's engine sludge problems. Going back as far as 1996.

- Highland, CA, USA

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