The hybrid version of one of the world's most popular sedans got off to a rough start. Especially when it became clear that this green new car was going to have problems with excessive amounts of oil consumption and melted dashboards that were destined for the landfill.

So much for eco-friendly.

Most Common Camry Hybrid Complaints

excessive oil consumption
This Engine problem has been made 17 times by 2007 model year owners.
brake actuator failure
This Brakes problem has been made 11 times by 2007 model year owners.
excessive oil consumption
This Engine problem has been made 10 times by 2009 model year owners.
excessive oil consumption
This Engine problem has been made 9 times by 2008 model year owners.
dashboard is melting
This Interior problem has been made 6 times by 2008 model year owners.
dashboard is melting
This Interior problem has been made 6 times by 2007 model year owners.

Camry Hybrid Generations

The Camry Hybrid has 3 generations. Generations are groups of model years where the vehicles are continuously produced, using similar engineering and shared features. Generation data isn't always cut-and-dry and is often different for different countries. When in doubt, we use North American generation data.

  1. 3 Generation Camry Hybrid (2018—2019)

    This generation ranks 46 in reliability out of 103 generations.

    • PainRank™ 1.71
    • Complaints 3
    • Active Years 2018, 2019
  2. 2 Generation Camry Hybrid (2012—2017)

    This generation ranks 86 in reliability out of 103 generations.

  3. 1 Generation Camry Hybrid (2007—2011)

    This generation ranks 98 in reliability out of 103 generations.

News About the Camry Hybrid

7 Hybrids to Avoid in 2016

 — A list of seven hybrids to avoid buying if you were in the market for a used car. They aren't necessarily hybrids from the 2016 model year (although they can be), but just the cars that were the biggest pains to own this year.

What's Wrong with the 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid?

 — When Toyota announced the Camry Hybrid for the 2007 model year, there was understandable excitement. Toyota had a strong track record of hybrid success with the Prius, and the Camry has always been a popular everyday car, so it seemed like a natural match.

Toyota Hybrid Power Steering Failure Recall

 — Toyota says the power steering circuit board in 110,000 vehicles might have damaged on arrival, prompting a recall. The circuit board was probably messed up during assembly and can cause a sudden loss of power steering. If you’re traveling at slow speeds and your power steering suddenly goes away, pulling over to the side of the road is going to feel like you’re steering through a vat of caramel. That sounds delicious, by the way.

Sudden Brake Failure in Camry Hybrid Investigated

 — After receiving nearly 60 complaints of sudden assisted brake failure in the 2007-08 Toyota Camry Hybrid, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation to figure out what's going on. 24 of those complaints happened while traveling over 40 mph with 2 leading to crashes.

Wiper Woes with the Camry Hybrid

 — Ahh, that new car smell. The smell of burnt out electrical components, that is. Turns out your brand new car is likely to have an electrical short in the wiper switch.

Toyota Camry Hybrid Recalled for Door Fires

 — Eight months ago the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation of smoke and fire coming from their driver's side doors in some Toyota vehicles. Cars nowadays come with all sorts of fancy features, but an in-door hibachi is not one them.