Toyota Camry Hybrid - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Toyota Camry Hybrid owners have reported a total of 1,366 problems for their cars built in the 13 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Toyota Camry Hybrid. The 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid cars have the most problems reported (823 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Toyota Camry Hybrid

  Common problems of Toyota Camry Hybrid

The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for Toyota Camry Hybrid cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (556 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electronic stability control (127 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Toyota Camry Hybrid

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Service Brakes
556
  Electronic Stability Control
127
  Equipment
126
  Vehicle Speed Control
113
  Engine And Engine Cooling
76
  Visibility
76
  Electrical System
66
  Steering
57
  Structure
39
  Air Bag
26
   
  Power Train
19
  Suspension
17
  Unknown Or Other
12
  Wheel
11
  Exterior Lighting
10
  Other Fuel System
10
  Seat Belt
5
  Tire
5
  Latches/locks/linkage
4
  Seats
4
  Hybrid Propulsion System
3
  Parking Brake
2
  Gasoline Fuel System
1
  Traction Control System
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Toyota Camry Hybrid of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Camry Hybrid model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Toyota Camry Hybrid model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Camry Hybrid Model Years

Camry Hybrid
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2018 2012,3821    
1.62
  2017 519,5592    
0.13
  2016 318,6083    
0.05
  2015 1131,4324    
0.09
  2014 2740,2865    
0.13
  2013 3230,6036    
0.17
  2012 6865,5827    
0.15
  2011 2316,1598    
0.18
  2010 1013,5119    
0.08
  2009 13747,94910    
0.29
  2008 20532,12311    
0.58
  2007 82368,43312    
1.00

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Toyota Camry Hybrid is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2018 Camry Hybrid
17
  2017 Camry Hybrid
4
  2016 Camry Hybrid
1
  2015 Camry Hybrid
3
  2014 Camry Hybrid
7
  2013 Camry Hybrid
14
  2012 Camry Hybrid
15
  2009 Camry Hybrid
5
  2008 Camry Hybrid
5
  2007 Camry Hybrid
26


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