Brake Pump Failures Plague Toyota Camry Hybrid Owners
Being the Hybrid Guy, I am now exploring other hybrid options to write on. I recently started looking into the first-generation Toyota Camry hybrid. I wanted to know more about the car to help the owners who are driving them.
After researching, I found out there is one problem causing owners to sell their beloved cars.
Brake Pump Failure: Not Only For Prius Anymore
The Toyota Camry has been a staple in the Toyota sedan lineup. For generations, Camry has served individuals and families all over.
In 2006 Toyota released the Camry Hybrid to the public as a larger option to the smaller Prius that was so wildly popular. Camry hybrid was a hit. Owners that had a regular Camry loved the hybrid version for the increased economy and roominess of the car.
Years later, we are now finding out that Camry is having similar issues to Prius involving failing brake pumps. The problem occurs when the internal pressure accumulator can no longer maintain a constant pressure for the braking system.
The accumulator pump, when it fails, can set an owner back around $2500 or more depending on where the repair is done. The staggering price is causing some vehicle owners to sell their cars and get into newer vehicles with no problems.
Do not be alarmed if your Camry hybrid has this issue, but expect if it does happen to shell out a few thousand bucks to get it repaired.
I hope you do not have to deal with the problem, but I hope you have a good day. I look forward to seeing you in the following article.
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Peter Neilson is an automotive consultant specializing in electric cars and hybrid battery technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Automotive Service Technology from Weber State University. Peter can be reached on Linkedin and you can tweet him at The_hybrid_guy on Twitter. Find his page on Facebook at Certified Auto Consulting. Read more of Peter's stories at Toyota news coverage on Torque News. Search Toyota Prius Torque News for more in depth Prius coverage from our reporters.