Toyota Camry Hybrid Under Investigation for Alleged Braking Problems

By | January 27, 2014
U.S. safety regulators are currently investigating 2007-2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid vehicles after receiving complaints about delayed or difficult braking. Fifty-nine complaints have made their way to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The complaints allege delayed braking or increased effort required to brake the vehicle, with some drivers saying that a warning light came on before the incident. According to the agency, 40 percent of the alleged incidents occurred at speeds of 40 mph or more. The complaints show an "increasing trend," according to NHTSA, as over 55 percent of the incidents were reported within the last eight months. Two crashes but no injuries have been reported. The investigation, classified as a preliminary evaluation, covers around 30,000 Camry Hybrid models. This is a first step that may eventually lead to a vehicle recall. NHTSA is currently investigating the cause and scope of the problem, which may lead to an engineering analysis and then a potential recall.
This car is no stranger to recalls. In late 2012, Toyota recalled over 7.4 million 2007-2009 Camry Hybrid vehicles around the world to fix power-window switches that could melt and possibly lead to a fire. We will keep our eyes out as more information to see if another massive recall is underway. Source: NHTSA