really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,964 miles

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2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 112016

Camry Hybrid

  • 33,000 miles


I drove to work in the morning with no warning lights on the car and it operated fine. After leaving work for the day, I pulled out of the parking lot on to the main road and then the brake light, master failure light, ABS light and another light lit up on the dash and I pushed the brake to stop the vehicle to figure out what was going on and the brake did not stop the car, so I push the brake as hard as I could to get it to stop and it stuttered about 10 times before coming to a complete stop. I then called a tow truck to take the car to the dealership because it was not safe to drive without the brakes. The car is still being diagnosed at they dealership.

- Souderton, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 062016

Camry Hybrid

  • 39,970 miles
The brakes failed on this car January 6, 2016, causing me to collide with the rear end of a truck while going about five miles per hour. I was in normal traffic, on a city street, coming to a slow stop, and as I approached the vehicle about 15 feet in front of me, waiting in line for the turn lane, I depressed the brake, which was hard as a rock. However, the car would not stop; consequently, I hit the other vehicle. I was going so slow that the airbags did not deploy. Fortunately no one was hurt, although my vehicle sustained about $1200 in damage. I believe this problem was caused by either the ABS brake actuator or the brake pedal stroke sensor. However, the car was seen by a Toyota corporation representative who stated in writing there is nothing wrong with the car. This car has already been repaired under a service campaign for the fluid reservoir filter. However, there is also a warranty enhancement program (ze-1), number pol14-04, for the brake actuator assembly and skid control ECU/brake pedal stroke sensor. Our VIN is listed in the group of affected vehicles.

- Longwood, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 122015

Camry Hybrid

  • 38,585 miles
Car lost brakes while making a right turn on a city street. All the brake warning lights came (ABS, parking brake, brake warning) on along with the vehicle stability control warning. Had to press brakes all the way and even then the braking was very minimal. It was hard to bring the car to a stop. Intermittently the steering wheel also became hard to turn. Pulled to side, turned off car. Started car up and the same set of warning lights remained on drove car to Toyota dealership which was 1 block away. Braking was hard, but could bring car to a stop dealer said brake computer was malfunctioning and needed to be replaced. Said there was no recall / warranty coverage from Toyota on this issue.

- Kirkland, WA, USA

problem #1

Feb 142015

Camry Hybrid

  • 60,300 miles
Vehicle 2 was stopped for on coming traffic to make a left turn. Vehicle 1 (the 2011 Toyota Camry hybrid) driver pressed the brake to the floor to make a sudden stop. The car did not seem to respond to the braking. The tires did not skid, the ABS brakes did not engage and the car did not seem to slow down significantly, but seemed to glide into the rear end of vehicle 2. the stopping distance of 3 car lengths at 35 mph should not have resulted in this type of collision - vehicle 1 was totaled.

- St Johns, FL, USA

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