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NHTSA Investigating Toyota Camry Hybrid for Brake Issue

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 1/27/2014 Erick Ayapana

Toyota may soon have to issue recall involving model year 2007 to 2008 Toyota Camry hybrid sedans. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating those Camrys following owner complaints regarding a malfunction in the braking system. The alleged defect is causing a loss in power assistance, requiring the driver to increase brake pedal effort and an increase in braking distance.

The defect could affect about 30,000 vehicles. To date, the NHTSA has received 59 complaints, with two resulting in crashes and no fatalities reported. The NHTSA reports that about 40 percent of the incidents occurred at speeds of 40 mph or more.

“The complaints show an apparent increase trend, with over 55 percent received within the past eight months,” the NHTSA noted in a statement.

Source: NHTSA


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