Brake Light On Problems of Toyota Camry - part 1

Toyota Camry owners have reported 104 problems related to brake light on (under the service brakes category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Toyota Camry based on all problems reported for the Camry.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 1
Failure Date: 02/07/2018

Toyota Camry abs actuator/ecm failure. I have a 2009 Camry that has been well maintained and had no known issues until last wed 2/7/18 when driving home from work all of sudden both the speedometer and tachometer went haywire and started jumping up and down from 0 to the max, then both the brake light and the abs lights came on and the temp gauge dropped to zero. I thought that the car was about to shut off but that didn't happen. My car was still driving, but none of the gauges registered that the car was in motion and the brake and abs lights remained on. Today is exactly a week from that initial warning and I am still having the same issue once the car has been in drive mode for more than 20 mins. I took the car to my local Toyota dealer who has maintained the car since my purchase for diagnosis on 2/8/18 and was told at the time that the issue is the bad abs actuator and ecm and that both pieces are a part of the car's computer that sends the signal for the brakes to stop. I was also told at that time that there was a similar issue with the hybrid Camry for the same year, and extended warranty was placed for the hybrid but not for my Camry le. I was shocked because this is a road hazard and a issue with faulty parts installed in the first place. Now Toyota is saying the repair is $2500. This should be included along with the hybrid under an extended warranty. I have found on internet searches that Toyota has been aware of the issue since at 2010 but they have refused to offer repairs. This is definitely a safety hazard whereas the driver is never certain that the brakes will work or fail. I say that maybe this car should be under a full recall because I was also told that my engine is burning excessive oil, they tested it mid year 2017 and I was just told that my car failed the test and needs to have the repair done on that as well as the abs actuator.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 2
Failure Date: 12/04/2017

I have a Toyota Camry (2009 around 84k miles on it) and yesterday I noticed, the abs light and brake lights came on and then the speed odometer stop working and did some research and noticed this is a common issue with this car. . Read more...

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 3
Failure Date: 11/11/2017

On multiple occasions while driving brake warning lights come on brake pedal sinks to floor. Had this fixed as part of recall in 2014. Problem is now back. Brake fluid level was just above minimum. Added some brake fluid and problem stopped.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2015 Toyota Camry 4
Failure Date: 10/19/2017

While I was driving on freeway at 65 mph, the brake pedal went down to the floor and made a loud grinding sound. The dashboard flashed warning lights "brake" and a 2nd warning of "check brake system". I immediately pulled over and consulted the manual which said stop immediately and contact Toyota dealer, which I did. I took the car in to lipton Toyota, sunrise, FL (it was near death experience on the freeway). By the time I reached the dealer the brake lights went out. They called later and informed me nothing was wrong. I asked them to recheck as I knew something was wrong since the brake did not function properly and made a terrible noise. They kept the car until the following morning to recheck the car, and again said nothing was wrong. It happened twice one at 22k and another at 24k miles.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 5
Failure Date: 09/23/2017

Problem description: 2009 Toyota Camry, brake light and abs turn on, rpm and speedometer stop working intermittently, and a/c also seems to work intermittently. . Read more...

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 6
Failure Date: 09/10/2017

Odo meter malfunction, abs light,brake light on. Ac not working.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2012 Toyota Camry 7
Failure Date: 05/13/2017

Shift lever locked in park position. Shift lever release button had to be pressed to release lever and reverse out of parking stall. Once vehicle was in motion the stability control, abs, and parking brake lights remained illuminated until vehicle was shut off.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2012 Toyota Camry 8
Failure Date: 05/12/2017

Shift lever locked in park position, could not shift to reverse out of parking stall. Had to press shift lock release button to shift to reverse. Then once vehicle was in motion the stability control, abs, and parking brake lights​ remained illuminated. The shift lever locked on 4 separate occasions that day. The release button had to be pressed every time. The lights remained illuminated whenever vehicle was running.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2016 Toyota Camry 9
Failure Date: 05/12/2017

In November of 2016 while driving brake lights came up in 2 places indicating check brakes. When putting foot on the brakes they went to the floor. Took car to dealership, they could not find anything wrong. On may 12,2017 leaving my house I noticed both lights were on indicating check brakes and brakes. I left the driveway and when I came to a stop there was a lound noice coming from the barkes and my foot went all the way to the floor. I called page Toyota car was towed to dealership. Once again I was told that they could not find a problem. A consultant from Toyota was called in, used a computer to examine the problem I was told that it was my fault I am driving with 2 feet one on the brake and the other on the accelerater. That is absoluthly not true. I was told that it is my driving that is causing this problem. It is a serous safety issue. I drive 3 of my granchildren often. . I am not comfortable driving the car. I am concerned about being in an accident or causing one if I do not have brakes to properly operate a vehicle.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 10
Failure Date: 04/13/2017

My brake and abs lights come on intermittent. When the two lights come on the speedometer stops working and it's difficult to brake. My local Toyota dealership stated that my abs actuator/abs module is going out. This is the same year, make, and model of cars that people lost there lives due to brake issue. Toyota refuses to acknowledge and repair this issue.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2015 Toyota Camry 11
Failure Date: 04/11/2017

Under 15000 miles under city driving conditions. 2015 se trim. Brake light and "check brake system" message appreared on the center console. On the way to the dealership, brakes failed to work and I panicked and pumped more than once. Heard a "thud" noise and lo and behold the brake light and the message disappeared. Dealer confirmed that there was a maintainence code (with the scanner) and that they are replacing "brake booster". Vehicle still under warranty so luckily I dont have to pay anything. How is Toyota able to get away without a recall of faulty brakes? how many folks will have to get hurt or die before an action is taken.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 12
Failure Date: 03/24/2017

On highway at 65 mph, speedometer needle suddenly dropped to zero at same time abs and brake lights lit up on dash. After a few minutes, abs and brake dash lights turned off at the same time speedometer needle jumped back to current speed indication. No loss of power either way, but has been cycling between for the past week. Not limited to specific speeds of amount of time engine has been running, as it occurs at various speeds and various times.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 13
Failure Date: 03/22/2017

The short circuiting of the abs actuator has hit me too. This happened on 03/22/2017 to my 2007 Camry le. It first came up when I was waiting at a red light. The abs and brake light came up and even when the car started moving, the speedometer wasn't moving. I took the vehicle to the service center and was told that the abs actuator needs to be replaced. It is going to cost me $2500. I do not want to spend almost half of the car's worth on replacing this part when I won't be surprised if another part blows up. Looks like this is a very common issue with the 2007 Camry model. I am surprised that Toyota is not extending the warranty offered to the hybrid model to the non hybrid one. This is indeed a manufacturing issue and should be fixed. Or is it going to take a few accidents before Toyota accepts its fault. Fuel gauge, tacometer, speedometer don't work NHTSA action number: pe14001 covers just hybrid model however the it's the same same part: brake actuator.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 14
Failure Date: 03/01/2017

I have a 2007 Toyota Camry that has intermittent instrument cluster problems. Odometer does not increment miles traveled. The speedometer and tachometer will cease to indicate proper readings and drop to zero. The tachometer will then bounce between zero and what I can only assume is a close approximation of the actual engine rpm. At the same time, the abs and parking brake warning lights illuminate and stay on for the duration of the "episode".

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 15
Failure Date: 10/22/2016

Abs actuator problem: my 2007 Toyota Camry has a failed abs actuator. This will cost me $2,000 to replace. The abs and brake warning lights lit up on the dashboard and the tachometer started fluctuating wildly, so I had it towed to the dealer. I have had the car for 9. 5 years and it has about 78,000 miles on it, so I believe the original part should have lasted longer. I am aware of the abs actuator problems on the 2007-08 Camry hybrid models, so I think you should investigate the abs actuators on the regular Camry models too.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 16
Failure Date: 09/18/2016

My 2007 Toyota Camry is having abs and brake lights on, and this seems to be a safety hazard, mileage on the car is 138000. I have heard from many people, also this can be seen in carcomplaints. Com that this situation is commnly seen on 2007 Toyota Camry. This seems to be a manufacturing defect. I feel very unsafe to drive this car, but I cannot afford to repair this as I study that the repair cost is high. Do I need to suffer this loss since I bought Camry or can Toyota recall this and provide free service.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 17
Failure Date: 09/15/2016

At start up the gauges started to work intermittently, after a while driving down the road they start working fine after a few miles they start jumping and falling. Brake light and abs lights comes on and ac quits working we haven t drive the car since this started happening called the dealer and they told us to take to service, before that I will like to know if theres a recall for that. On the last service made by Toyota dealer, they washed the engine, a practice that I am not agree, does that may be the cause? let me know, thanks.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2015 Toyota Camry 18
Failure Date: 09/01/2016

Brake warning light has come on 6 time since 9/16. Once while driving on freeway, once while backing out of garage, other times when braking hard.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 19
Failure Date: 08/18/2016

The abs light and the red bold brake light came on and then off and the next day the abs light and the brake warning light came on and the the speedometer went to zero, the tachometer went to zero when I was driving on the freeway, also the air conditioner would not work, after a few minutes the warning lights went off and everything worked for a few minutes and the same thing happened again. I drive the car immediately to the repair shop and then checked the owner's manual and read it's the abs system is malfunctioning for the car.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 20
Failure Date: 07/20/2016

July 2016, check engine light came on. Diagnostic indicated code p171. Was advised it was a laundry list of systems to check for this code. ( replaced the following; flex pipe, 02 sensor, spark plugs and fuel pump. For a total of 1400. 00) while driving on I-95 at 60 mph, airbag light, brake light, abs light and seat belt light all illuminated at the same time. Techometer surged out of control, engine temp gauge displayed no reading and speedometer went to zero. Oh and yeah, the ac that was blowing very cold air switched to warm or hot. All of these issues happened at the same time on the highway at 60 mph. Ironically, the check engine light did not illuminate and the mechanic is unable to determine the cause as there is no code issued from the computer for this very dangerous problem. This problem happens randomly and there is no warning. The engine performs normal during this issue with the exception of the ac that fails every time. This issue can and has happened when the car is sitting parked with engine running and while in motion. I am so afraid that this eventually will cause a serious accident or death. And the most annoying part is no mechanic can tell any of us why this happens or how to fix it. Please, please, help us before the worst happens.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2012 Toyota Camry 21
Failure Date: 07/07/2016

Abs, brake light came on.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 22
Failure Date: 06/25/2016

I started to back out of the parking spot at the hotel I was staying to go out for dinner with my friends, I release the brakes and put the car in reverse. Then all of sudden the dash board lighted up then disappeared briefly when I put it in forward. As I was driving away from the hotel the lights on the dash board was lighted again. Then as I proceed to get on the freeway the dashboard lit up with warning check vsc system. (the hotel to the freeway ramp was a block away) I was driving in the right hand lane for several miles on the 580, because I noticed the brakes felt weird. The lights on the dash board remained lighted. The red indicator light for my brakes were on indicating the brakes were not released, but it was. At this point I was tensed and scared as I drove on the 580 freeway. I exited off the freeway slower than normal and I would press down on the brakes lightly and it would jerk and rock. It would bounce myself and friends in a rocking motion. We were all scared when I told them that I was not pressing on the brakes as it rocked. I was not playing with the brakes. My friend sitting in the front passenger side, confirmed to my friend sitting in the back I was not doing anything with the brakes as we rocked while driving or at the stop signs. I was driving cautiously on the streets due to I was afraid I might rear end someone. Every time I made the stop it would rock. So from the restaurant to the hotel I drove the streets and stayed off the freeway. The "check vsc "and indicators lights remained on the whole time. The following day, my husband drove out to get the car and drove it home for me. We took the back roads home to avoid freeway driving. As I drove behind him, I notice the brake lights stayed on most of the time. He too noticed the lights on the dash board remained on and the brakes were not working correctly.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 23
Failure Date: 05/28/2016

Periodically when driving or at a stop, the speedometer goes to zero, the emergency brake and abs lights go on, temperature gauge occasionally goes to cold, and the tachometer gauge fluctuates. Toyota dealer says it's the brake actuator ecu which, just for the part, runs around $2000. I see a recall for the hybrid but not my model and noticed other owners complaining about the same issue on the web. My car is only worth about $5000. I have owned Camrys in the past but this is the first time I have any real issues with this year model. I have a 1989 that is still running with almost 350,000 miles on it. My present vehicle only has a little over 160,000.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2012 Toyota Camry 24
Failure Date: 05/17/2016

This situation have been going on for a month. When I have sitting at a light or on idle. My trac, abs and brake light continue to come on every other week or so. I have seen this complaint before from other Camry's owner online. When they go to the dealership, they tell them it is a sensor. But it is never resolved. Can anybody tell me what is going on with the car? I only had this car for a year. This is scary for me due to me having 2 kids.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 25
Failure Date: 05/13/2016

While running (sitting still or moving) the dashboard gauges will go crazy. The speedometer will go to 0, the brake and abs lights will come on and the rpm may bounce around. The temp gauge may also drop to c. Otherwise, the car appears fine. This can happen at any time (engine cold or warm, driving in city or highway). The length of the episodes vary from a second (or less) to 20+ minutes. From a little research, I can tell other Toyota Camry (around the same year) owners have also encountered this issue.

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