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Brake Light On Problems of Toyota Camry - part 1



Toyota Camry owners have reported 40 problems related to brake light on (under the service brakes category).

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 1
Failure Date: 10/23/2014

The issues started with both the abs and brake lights coming on every so often. The lights would come on for about a 30 seconds to a minute and then turn off. This would happen maybe once or twice a day. Then they began to turn several times throughout the day for longer periods of time. When the abs and break lights are on, the speedometer and odometer falls to zero, and the temperature gage jumps up and down. The ac also begins to blow hot air when these lights are on and the car begins to shake when idle. It is very unsafe when the speedometer is not working and you cant tell how fast you are driving. It is also an issue when the other gauges in your vehicle are not working as you cant tell if something else is seriously wrong (for example, you cant tell if your car is actually running hot or cold because the temperature dial jumps up and down). I have researched this issue and there are a lot of people out there experiencing this same issue. I also reported these issues to Toyota and shared with them my research and they basically aren't going to do anything about it.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 2
Failure Date: 09/18/2014

The brake and abs light are on, the speedometer and rpm meter goes to 0 when I was drivng at 40 mph. It also happened when I was stopped in park. The a/c also don't work. The fault is intermittent.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 3
Failure Date: 09/09/2014

The brake and abs lights came on. The speedometer and odometer fell to zero. Sometimes the odometer would jump up and down for a few seconds. The temperature gauge drops to zero. The engine sounds like it's about to turn off but does not. A/c does not give off cold air. Gear light indicator goes off or indicates drive gear no matter on what gear.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 4
Failure Date: 09/05/2014

Abs and brake light came on while driving also my speedometer needle does not move, and rpm gauge starts fluctuating. This occurs intermittently. I took it to the Toyota dealer they told me I have to replace the brake actuator assembly (skid control ecu) a total cost of $3,453 to fix. :( my car has only 67,750 miles. I do know the 2007 Camry hybrid is having the same problem and those are being recalled.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 5
Failure Date: 08/15/2014

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 40 mph, the abs and brake warning light illuminated and the instrument panel gauges fluctuated. The vehicle was restarted and the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the brake actuator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 73,165.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 6
Failure Date: 08/04/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the abs and brake warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. In addition, the speedometer would drop to zero and the rpms revved up. The dealer diagnosed that the abs brake actuator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 66,685.


car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 7
Failure Date: 08/02/2014

Several warning lights on the dash illuminated, including the stability control and brake lights, along with a warning on the dic that said "check vsc. " there was also an intermittent loss of braking ability/brake pedal pressure.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 8
Failure Date: 08/01/2014

Abs light and brake light comes on. The speedometer and odometer falling to zero, a/c sounding as if it shut down, warm air comes out.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 9
Failure Date: 07/18/2014

The same year and model Toyota Camry has already had a recall for the same problem in the hybrid version for the exact same part. While driving the car the speedometer goes to zero, the tachometer needle goes up and down like crazy, the ac cuts off and the temperature sensor cuts off. The parking brake light and the abs failure light come on the dashboard showing the brake system has failed. The cars does stop but with hesitation. I have no way to know if the brake light are working during the failure so I am concerned I am going to get rear ended because the driver behind me won't know I am stopping. There is no way to know if this issue will get worse and there will be a point where it will not stop. I called Toyota and opened a case #1407190530 and was told that they had no such issues showing in their database. I told them it shows up thousands of times on google and was basically told, who are you going to trust thousands of people or Toyota? I asked him to check for any notes on the model dealing with the abs ecm or the abs acuator. He told me they had none and that I had to bring it to the dealer and have them check it. This seems like a great scam for them, the car gives a code u0073 showing the problem is the abs, so the dealer gets to charge a couple of hundred dollars to run tests to then tell you the 3 inch square part cost $4000 to replace because they are the only ones that make it. You buy the part it cost them $50 to make for $4000 with labor or your don't have a car. Having read through hundred of posts online from people with the exact same issue, with the exact same part I feel that there should be a recall on these cars. Toyota has a bean counter mentality where it has figured out the number of acceptable dead and how much legal fees they can pay before it is worth fixing an issue. Deaths before the loss of profit should be the Toyota slogan.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 10
Failure Date: 07/15/2014

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the abs and the brake lights illuminated intermittently. The contact also mentioned that the speedometer, the tachometer, the mileage meter, and temperature gauge intermittently malfunction. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that the abs pump modulator needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle not repaired. The failure mileage was 160,000.


 
car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 11
Failure Date: 06/02/2014

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the speedometer, tachometer and the oil gauge failed. The contact mentioned that the gauges would drop to zero while the vehicle was idling or accelerating. The failure recurred intermittently. The contact also stated that the abs and the brake warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing, who stated that the brake actuator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000. Djr.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 12
Failure Date: 05/29/2014

Abs and brake lights came suddenly on and the speedometer stopped working. I tested the break and I had to push hard to make it work. I was on the highway and at 65 mph. I got really scared and after a while everything came back to normal. It happened again today and happening frequently.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2003 Toyota Camry 13
Failure Date: 05/08/2014

I pulled into a parking space, stopped, and was in the process of pulling up the emergency brake, when the vehicle suddenly accelerated. The car bolted going over the parking curb and continuing on into a building, all with no momentum as the car was stopped. One witness said it was a very loud revving sound. Two others said it sounded like a truck. The person who was behind me said my brake lights were on.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 14
Failure Date: 05/07/2014

On my way home from work, at approximately 4:00 pm, while driving at approximately 35 mph, I noticed my dashboard panel lights fluttering, and that the panel instruments were moving up and down (specifically my tachometer and temperature gauge). My speedometer was not registering any speed, even though I was doing about 35 mph, and the brake and abs lights were on and bright red. I took the car to the dealer next day, and I was told that the abs actuator was defective and it would cost me $2492. 00, plus labor to replace the abs actuator. I was also told that regular braking would work, but the abs would not. I like my Toyota Camry 2008. My prior 1996 Camry is still running well, and I also liked it. That's why I bought the 2008 model. What I don't like a is a car with under performing, unsafe, faultily engineered or substandard parts, which may lead to accidents, loss of life and customer frustration.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 15
Failure Date: 04/14/2014

As I was approaching a pedestrian crossing, the abs light and check vsc light and brake light came on. When I tried to apply the brakes to stop, I realized that the brakes were not responsive. The car did not go into limp home mode. The abs had completely failed. Updated 05/12/14.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 16
Failure Date: 03/27/2014

Contact stop lamp switch in brake pedal assembly failed causing shift lever to become locked in "park" position and vehicle brake lights to become inoperative. Appears to be an identical problem to NHTSA campaign # 12v091000.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 17
Failure Date: 02/28/2014

Faulty brake failures on 2007 Toyota Camry le v6 intermittent loss of power assisted braking which causes all dash lights malfunctioning. In-dash brake and abs lights stay on while the vehicle is running, all gauges including temperature, tachometer, speedometer, and odometer go to zero and stop counting. The vehicle takes longer to stop. Power cerritos Toyota charges $2,600 to replace the faulty brake actuator. It is not covered by manufacturing warranty.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 18
Failure Date: 02/27/2014

During normal operation of a 2009 Toyota Camry le with 2. 4l 4-cylinder engine and 5-speed automatic transmission on the highway traveling approximately 60 mph, the speedometer suddenly dropped to 0 and the abs and brake lights on the dash board illuminated. The car did not cease normal operation and the brakes appeared to still function and the car was drivable as normal. The speedometer needle did not move and the abs and brake lights stayed illuminated for several minutes with no noticeable change in braking ability. Then, the speedometer suddenly jumped back to 60 mph and appears to operate properly. At the same time, the abs and brake lights on the dashboard turned off. There were no noticeable changes in the operation of the car. That the same night, the exact same symptoms returned 2 more times just as they had occurred before with no warning at all. During one episode, the lights illuminated during a complete stop and the speedometer was inactive after leaving the stop. Again, after a few minutes, the speedometer returned to correct operation and the abs and brake lights on the dash board turned off.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 19
Failure Date: 01/30/2014

I own a Toyota Camry le 2007. I am having problems with the speedometer, tachometer and temperature gauges. While in motion, they will cease to indicate proper readings and drop to zero. At the same time, the abs and parking brake warning lights turns on and stay for a duration of 10 to 30 minutes. Also the a/c goes off when these two lights turn on.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 20
Failure Date: 01/30/2014

While driving or idling, brake and abs light get lit and speedometer is not working, odometer is jumping up and down and heat needle is intermittently going normal/cold. The mileage meter is not working and this all goes away when those lights either reset on their own or some other way not known to me how. While driving not knowing how fast is vehicle going its very dangerous and Toyota is not doing what they should do and announce recall because there are large number of people complaining about this issue and have problem with the same. I took car to the Toyota grossinger dealer in lincolnwood IL and first time after over 4 hours there they said its only battery and positive terminal. After extensive complaining and filing the survey they decided to give another try and check again, this time took over 4 hours to find out but they did found that abs actuator needs replacement and that would be well over $4000 which is absurd because this part breaks due to extreme winter temperatures of -10f and below. Known fact that in chicago we had very hard winter this year, if not one of the strongest since we broke several records in temperature and wind chills and amount of snow fallen to the ground, with number of polar vortex weather that we couldn't control. Now we are left with faulty part that leaves us driving like that because its not easy and very possible to pay the sum of money like $4000 for one part for a car that already I paid almost $30. 000. I wish that you guys give the push to fix this problem before it causes casualties all over country like other similar problems with Toyota Camry's happened in the past.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2010 Toyota Camry 21
Failure Date: 01/07/2014

Tl - the contact owns a 2010 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the brake lights were illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the brakes needed to be replaced. The failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the abs actuator needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 105,000. Pm.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 22
Failure Date: 10/24/2013

I had my rear brakes installed at hollywood Toyota in October of 2013. As I left the dealership once the job was complete, my abs light, the brake light came on, my speed odometer stopped working along with my ac which started blowing hot air. I took the car back the following day and got the runaround. The Toyota mechanic said it was the alternator since it was new, and it was giving to much amps. I immediately took the car back to the place the alternator was put in. The problem still existed after going back and forth with the problem. My service tech norm franz said I would have to pay to have a diagnostic test done on the car. Of course I got mad! when I bought the car in I had no problems with the vehicle. The Sunday before my last visit to hollywood Toyota, it started raining, which caused my windows to fog up inside and me driving in a ditch because of poor visibility. Not from the outside, but from the inside everything became fogging in the interior of the car, where I either had to make contact with a car in front of me or go off into the ditch to avoid an accident from whipping the window trying to see in front of me. When, I saw hollywood Toyota not wanting to except responsibility for the actions it has caused! I contacted Toyota corporate and they in turn allowed me to take the car in for another diagnostic without cost. After leaving the dealership, the problem was no better then I took it in. But in addition to me taking it in. I went online and saw I was not the only one who had problem with the abs, brake light style coming on along with the speedometer not working. After dang near pulling what hair I have left out, I am reaching out to you to help eliminate this problem before a major accident occur and lives are lost, because someone else who's ac may not be working on the account of the electrical system failing would be a tragedy.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 23
Failure Date: 10/23/2013

I was driving home from work and braked to make a turn into the gate leading to my home and the brakes failed,even though the brake peddle was depressed to the floor. The car failed to slow or stop, thankfully there wasn't anyone in front of me or I would have definitely rear-ended them. The vehicle eventually stopped more than 400 meters away with me pumping the brakes! at the time vsc, abs & brake lights lit up the dash. I contacted Toyota and inquired whether they were aware of this problem and they stated emphatically "no". After running diagnostic on the vehicle, I was informed that I had to pay $3000. 00 to fix it. I couldn't afford to fix the car then so we used my daughters vehicle. Last month I paid $3200. 00 to have the car fixed! I also went online to find out if there were other people having this problem and found numerous complaints, including actual accidents and near misses like mine. There is definitely a problem with the 2007 Camry hybrid braking system and Toyota needs to issue a recall and fix the problem before lives are lost. They also need to refund those who have had to shell out this exorbitant amount of money to fix their defective part. Brakes are a necessity and these are all accidents waiting to happen! Toyota needs to held accountable . . . Yet again for their defective braking system. We definitely don't have to wait for people to die or accidents to happen before they fix the problem.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2013 Toyota Camry 24
Failure Date: 10/15/2013

After making a turn onto a road, before entering a parking lot, my brake lights went on. It's a new car with only 3500 miles on it - the brakes should be fine. I turn into the parking lot, park the car, put it in park, and turn off the engine. I check the emergency brake, it was not engaged. I turn the car on and the brake light goes away. However, now I cannot take my car out of park. It is stuck in park. I step on the brake, I turn the wheel and the wheel turns fine. The gear is still stuck in park. I call the dealership, they send out a tow truck. I try my car one more time and it is still stuck in park. The driver of the tow truck tries, he puts his hand on the handle and behold, it shifts out of park and can go into r, n and d. Can you believe it?? I will continue to monitor this 'odd' occurrence. Hopefully, this will not happen again.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 25
Failure Date: 08/16/2013

About two days ago, I was driving and my instrument panel started doing some crazy stuff. The brake light and abs light came on, and my temp gauge, rpm, and odometer started fluctuating. This lasted about 30-45 seconds the first time. Since then it happens intermittently every time i¿m driving and it lasts a couple of minutes each time. I was already scheduled to go in for an oil change today, so I had the service department at my local dealer check out this problem also. The tech first quoted a $53 diagnostic fee, but called me back a couple of hours later to say that they need a more extensive diagnostic process, which would increase the fee to $99. She also said that I needed brakes and a battery ($202 front brakes+$118 battery+$89 brake fluid replace). About an hour later, she called me back and gave me the devastating news that my abs actuator/skid control computer needed to be replaced. The cost was $1686 for the part, and the total with labor would be $2035. This did not include my $40 oil change, battery, and breaks. Nevertheless, I opted to wait on the $2000 abs issue. I went to pick up my car and was actually charged $148 for the diagnostic fee. Essentially, I paid $199 for an oil change and for them to diagnose a problem that they already knew to be a common Camry problem. I would have never purchased a Toyota if I had known that this was a common problem. Also this is a Toyota specific part, so it's not like you can shop around for a deal. I have to pay this ridiculous amount of money because I don't want my children riding in an unsafe car. I a¿¿m so disgusted right now.

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