Toyota Camry owners have reported 28 problems related to brake pedal and linkage (under the service brakes category).
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the consumer stated the accelerator and brake pedal were designed too close together.
See all problems of the 2007 Toyota Camry.
The contact rented a 2010 Toyota Camry hybrid. The contact stated that when he would rapidly switch between accelerating and braking, he would often depress both pedals simultaneously causing unintended acceleration. The contact stated that the pedals were manufactured entirely too close together. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The VIN was not available. The current and failure mileage was not available. Updated 11/19/10. Updated 12/01/10.
See all problems of the 2010 Toyota Camry.
Pulling into a parking slot, I hit the brake but it caught the gas pedal causing the vehicle to accelerate. Only the balcony wall of the parking stopped the car. The accident resulted in the sprain of my neck and a $3000 damage to the vehicle.
See all problems of the 2004 Toyota Camry.
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While at a stop sign with the brake pedal depressed, the pedal extends to the floorboard. The contact had to remove his foot from the brake pedal in order for it to return to its normal position. The vehicle has been taken to approximately three dealers, but they could not determine the cause of the failure. The contact filed case number 200801100060 with Toyota. The current mileage was 12,000 and failure mileage was 6,000. Updated 04/23/08 the consumer stated emergency brake goes all the way to the floor and the dealer stated because of the particular brake system and that was normal. Updated 04/23/08.
: the contact stated while inside of a public parking garage the vehicle surged forward crashing into three poles and a ticket machine. A police report was filed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who could not duplicate the problem. Updated 8/14/2006 - the impact caused whiplash and pain in the consumer's neck. This problem has occurred before and resulted in an accident. The consumer believes the pedals may be too close together causing him to hit them simultaneously while braking. The consume believes the head rest are too low to prevent whiplash.
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Camry. He purchased a new car and in the first two months the brakes failed twice. The dealer stated that there was nothing that they could do at the time because the vehicle needed to go through arbitration. A representative stated that the brake failure was due to the design. The first representative stated that if the brakes and the gas pedal are depressed at the same time, the brakes will fail. He has purchased a new vehicle of the same year, make, and the model, and the brake failure is identical. When the brakes failed the engine idled to 3000+. The representative also advised him to turn the engine off and that should fix the issue. The failure mileage was 6 and the current mileage was 8200. The engine size and full address of the dealer were unknown. The consumer stated after 4 attempts to correct the problem but to no avail. The consumer stated he just wants other consumers to be aware of the defects with this specific vehicle. The consumer provided repair invoices. The consumer was told if the brake pedal and accelerator pedal were applied at hte same time, then the brakes would fail. The consumer stated it was a design flaw. Updated 08/07/07.
See all problems of the 2006 Toyota Camry.
The contact stated due to the design of the accelerator and brake pedalthey were too close together. As a result, the vehicle crashed into a cement bird bath. The police were not notified of this incident. Updated 01/05/06.
See all problems of the 2002 Toyota Camry.
The gas pedal and the brake pedal are too close together. This has caused the consumer at least four accidents. Because when the consumer goes to press on the brake t will accidentally hit the gas pedal. The consumer was so surprised every time this occurred that she was unable to stop the vehicle until she hit something. Three times this occurred. The consumer was trying to stop it while between other vehicles. The consumer was taken to the hospital in may 2005. She obtained injuries because of this accident. A police reports were taken. On 8-17-05 the consumer hit a light pole. Previously, the consumer had contacted the manufacturer, and received no assistance from them. Also, the consumer also stated that there was not enough leg room in the driver side.
2002 Toyota Camry having an issue with the brakes and accelerator. When both owner and the spouse drove the vehicle, they felt the placement of the accelerator and the brake was a safety issue. There were no accidents and no other problems with the vehicle. This only occurs when both accelerator and brake are pushed. The consumer felt it was a design flaw or defect.
Concerns with design flaw with the brake system on the 2005 Toyota Camry. The consumer stated the distance in which the brake pedal must move to stop the vehicle may cause an accident.
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The security system malfunctioned. The brake pedal and gas pedal to close result in sometimes pushing both pedals at once. The brake pedal was 4 3/4 inches wide and he bottom of the consumers shoes was 4 1/2 inches wide. The gas pedal was over to the center of the brake pedal. The consumer would have to shift his bottom or twist his foot inward and push down on the brake pedal because his knee would not bend sideway.
New car purchased. Brake pedal clearance is 1" from floor. Owner's manual specification is 2. 5" minimum. Toyota service declares no problem exists.
The brake and gas pedals were designed too close together. This almost resulted in two accidents due to sudden acceleration. The dealership serviced the vehicle on 3 separate occasions, but was unable to change the position of the brake pedal because that was how it was built. A factory representative was scheduled to come and inspect the pedals. The brake pedal would go down lower than the gas pedal when the consumers foot was slightly off the brake, it would hit the gas pedal and the vehicle would accelerate. The brake problem remained the same after repair attempts.
Adding to the complaint already registered about long travel of brake pedal before brakes actually being applied. Dealer readjusted, but still far short of comfortable feeling. Dealer also suggested I was unfamiliar with abs. Ha! also adding to complaint of windshield popping noise before actual crack appears. Our Camry's windshield has been popping and creaking since we bought the car. . Several trips to dealer have not solved the problem.
See all problems of the 2003 Toyota Camry.
I drive a 2002 Toyota Camry le purchased August 2002, automatic transmission. Sometimes when I step on the brake my foot also presses the gas pedal and the car jumps forward a few feet before I regain control and stop it. The brake pedal and gas pedal are too close together and/or their height from the floor or range of motion are bad. I have been driving for 50 years, haven't had this problem significantly before. My last car was a '92 Ford taurus - had no similar problem with it. I am tall, have big feet - size 12 or 13 shoes. I am afraid I might accidentally hit a pedestrian who stepped in front of my car, or bump into another car when I am moving back and forth while parking or turning in tight locations. Otherwise the car is good, but this problem is bad enough that I would buy another car now if the loss from one year's depreciation was not as high. You (NHTSA) might have statistics that would permit you to check this out, then get Toyota to redesign the pedals.
When the brake was applied, consumer would also hit the accelerator pedal. The consumer's access to the brake pedal is impeded, or inhibited during application of the brake due to the design of the footwell and the brake pedal support assembly.
Consumer complained that the brake pedal was designed too big. On several occasions consumer attempted to move foot from the gas to the brake pedal when their shoe sole got caught under the brake pedal. This caused the consumer to apply the gas pedal inadvertently.
Front right axle had broken 6 months after the consumer bought the vehicle. The consumer stated that the manager indicated that it may have been broken when purchased. The problem was found when rotating the tires. The3 arm which holds the foot brake has a curviture in it such that any person with a size 12 shoe can catch the toe of the shoe in it when applying the brake.
While driving, the vehicle suddenly accelerated uncontrollably. The consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle and drove it to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic was not able to duplicate or resolve the problem. The brake pedal would go lower than the gas pedal. The consumers right foot would hit the gas pedal before the brake pedal and the motor would race.
When I step on the brake pedal of my 2002 Camry xle, the pedal can be depressed to such an extent that my foot also rests on the gas pedal causing the engine to rev up and the car not to stop as expected. This has occurred 3 times since I bought the car. Date below is approximate. The interior rearview mirror is an auto dimming type and does not have a manual device to orient the mirror when driving at night. The consumer states the mirror does not dim sufficiently (or at all) to prevent annoying glare from the headlights of following vehicles. The mirror must be manually tilted at night causing loss of mirror use.
Arm that holds up brake pedal is interferring with the drivers foot. Driver stated if consumer had a large size foot, it could easily get wedged and stuck on brake pedal. Consumer states that his foot gets caught between the floormat and the brake arm, feels this needs to be redesigned.
Spring assembly attached to l side of brake pedal arm protrudes forward above rubber pedal area. If a driver with size 11 shoes presses the pedal slightly left-of-center, his toes will hit the protrusion, making it impossible to fully depress the pedal.
Travelling the freeway, I needed to slow the vehicle but when I started to move my right foot, something held it in place. I lifted my right foot and proceeded to depress the brake pedal but the pedal would not move. I two-footed the brake pedal and heard something crack afterwhich the pedal started to move and I rgained the use of my brakes. An examination revealed a plastic duct wedged between the brake pedal and the floor board. The duct was part of the ventilation system which had fallen off and wedged between the brake pedal and the floor board.
See all problems of the 1998 Toyota Camry.
Brake pedal cover came off while driving, ftc#877-382-4357.
See all problems of the 2000 Toyota Camry.
Brakes moan loudly. Toyota service replaced and sound is minimized. Mechanic commented this a problem for 1999 Camrys. Since replaced, sound is minimized but still there. Dealer did not state problem during buying process.
See all problems of the 1999 Toyota Camry.
The brake pedal has to be pressed all the way to the floor to get the vehicle to stop. Also gas and brake pedals are the same height and close together. Consumer contacted the dealer, who stated that was how the vehicle was designed.
Brake pedal goes down low close to the gas pedal by itself. When master cylinder fluid is added the pedal returns to its correct position. Dealership replaced the master cylinder, but the problem recurs.
Problems with brake pedal and accelerator pedal on 2003 Toyota Camry. The brake pedal and the accelerator pedal were too close together. The pedal moved in distance before hard braking occurred. The brakes would stop the vehicle but the pedal traveled to the floor. It was possible that the when the consumer applied the brake pedal, the accelerator pedal was pressed as well. The distance between the two were three inches. The vehicle would also shoot forward when braking.
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|Service Brakes problems||
|Brake Electric Antilock problems||
|Brake Foundation Components problems||
|Brake Disc Pads problems||
|Brakes Failed problems||
|Brake Disc problems||
|Brake Master Cylinder problems||
|Brake Disc Rotor problems||
|Brake Light On problems||
|Brake Disc Caliper problems||