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Older model Toyota Camry Hybrids are under investigation by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for potential braking problems. Enough complaints have poured into the NHTSA website that the agency is now taking a look at the problem, which could affect around 30,000 vehicles from the 2007 and 2008 model years.

According to Reuters, 59 complaints have been submitted revolving around an "intermittent loss of assisted braking" which means the car takes longer to stop. Interestingly, the rate of complaints is increasing. Toyota is reportedly cooperating with NHTSA and there has not yet been an official recall on the Camry Hybrids.

In 2006, Toyota said Brake Assist was "an electronic function that senses an emergency stop and applies increased braking power once the driver touches the brake pedal." When Toyota unveiled the 2007 Camry Hybrid, it proudly stated that the new Brake Assist function would be standard. Other Toyota hybrids have had problems with their brakes in the past, including the 2010 Prius and Lexus HS 250h hybrid. You can read some of the complaints about Brake Assist in the Camry Hybrids to the NHTSA here. People are saying that the "Check VSC" lights can come on before the brakes loose some of their power and a lot of them are being quoted repair costs of over $3,000 by Toyota dealers.


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      • 11 Months Ago
      My 2014 Camry Hybrid wouldn't stop and rear ended the car in front of me .I knew I was having a braking problem for several moments before hitting the car in front of me. I was under 5mph. I got home and realized if this would have happened at faster speeds it likely would be tragic. I've lost all confidence in my Camry. Toyota should take this car back. I wont drive it because it jeopardizes my kids and other people on the road. I called the Toyota dealer about it. They didn't seem to care and said drive it in to them with problem and they would get to it in a week or so. I think they should come and get the Camry with a tow truck..
      • 10 Months Ago
      On my 2007 Camry Hybrid, as I was backing up, the brakes went soft to the floor, and then all of a sudden engaged. It braked so hard, it felt like a hit something. A few days later, the Brake Light, Traction Control and ABS lights turned on, and Check VSC system displayed. I took it to Toyota and they said it was Code-1391, Abnormal Leak in Accumulator. The cost was going to be $2694.00. I declined the repair, because I don't have money to repair. I have found an open investigation on the link below. NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE14001 http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/defect/results.cfm?action_number=PE14001&SearchType=QuickSearch&summary=true If anyone else has had the same problem as me, please file a complaint with the NHTSA here: https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/index.xhtml
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow my hybrid battery went out with in the first year of purchasing my 2007 toyota hybrid camry. No my vsc light came on and i almost crashed at my daughters school. I hate i purchased a toyota Camry.
      • 11 Months Ago
      My 2014 Camry Hybrid wouldn't stop and rear ended the car in front of me .I knew I was having a braking problem for several moments before hitting the car in front of me. I was under 5mph. I got home and realized if this would have happened at faster speeds it likely would be tragic. I've lost all confidence in my Camry. Toyota should take this car back. I wont drive it because it jeopardizes my kids and other people on the road. I called the Toyota dealer about it. They didn't seem to care and said drive it in to them with problem and they would get to it in a week or so. I think they should come and get the Camry with a tow truck..
      Jesus!
      • 1 Year Ago
      I am surprised when you look up recall on wiki there is not a Toyota emblem next to the definition lol.
      • 1 Year Ago
      wow a month ago I had the same problem. I drove down the street when the vsc light came on and tried to brake and it kept rolling. I took it to the shop and they said nothing was wrong. Then it happened again and I took it to the shop where they were at least able to replicate and see the light come on. They had my car for days and then told me nothing was wrong. The dealership had four diffrent people look at it then they said it was one piece and ordered it. Before they ordered it had to go through warranty and of course a slow adjuster that finally okay-ed it then i was told they didn't need the one part but another. How confusing was that? My real question is did they fix the same piece that the issue here or is it another?
      Mbukukanyau
      • 1 Year Ago
      When you see an Ugly T behind you, give way
      FIDTRO
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's crazy how many older Japanese cars have been recalled as opposed to the newer ones. Really questions just how much quality is built into these cars.
      Andre Neves
      • 1 Year Ago
      Here we go again!
      carguy1701
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sounds like a problem with the software or the electrohydraulics.
      normc32
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Moving Forward" even when you don't want it too!
        GT3 RS
        • 1 Year Ago
        @normc32
        Toyota fan boys out in FULL EFFECT. 10 down votes in 40 minutes.
          Renaurd
          • 1 Year Ago
          @GT3 RS
          They just got off from work at the Toyota plant...........
        GT3 RS
        • 1 Year Ago
        @normc32
        Toyota fan boys out in FULL EFFECT. 10 down votes in 40 minutes.
      Doug
      • 1 Year Ago
      It must be the incompetent drivers because they certainly don't have any problems.
        chanonissan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Doug
        you read that this has happen in the past with other products, and how come 30, 000 drivers could be imcompetent , that alot of them don't you think?
        chanonissan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Doug
        you read that this has happen in the past with other products, and how come 30, 000 drivers could be imcompetent , that alot of them don't you think?
          carguy1701
          • 1 Year Ago
          @chanonissan
          I will grant that the floormat thing was BS though. Only way they could have caused a pedal to get stuck would have been if they were deliberately stacked in such a way as to interfere with pedal travel, which would suggest malicious intent. Any other way, and all they would do is prevent the pedal from going through its full range of motion.
          futurecars
          • 1 Year Ago
          @chanonissan
          you guys donot read with understanding, I am sure there is a question sign behind the sentence.
          DarkKnight67
          • 1 Year Ago
          @chanonissan
          Hmm, another Toyo fan boy. Think chano, Toyota's first reply to the previous unintended acceleration problem was "Driver negligence and improper application of the brake/accelerator" or some ridiculous reply to make it seem that they had no engineering failures. Then, they blamed the whole thing on floor mats and had NASA disprove it all. That must be why the legal system is ruling in favor of all those who were saddled with problem vehicles that have been proven to have a defect.
          carguy1701
          • 1 Year Ago
          @chanonissan
          "Toyota's first reply to the previous unintended acceleration problem was "Driver negligence and improper application of the brake/accelerator" " That IS what it was.
          Iamazing
          • 1 Year Ago
          @chanonissan
          What?
          futurecars
          • 1 Year Ago
          @chanonissan
          @dark night what difference from what you are understanding that I am saying, that why am asking the guy above how comes 30,000 drivers can be imcompetent.
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