Toyota Camry Hybrid - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Toyota Camry Hybrid owners have reported a total of 1,454 problems for their cars built in the 14 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 (862 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 (584 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electronic stability control (140 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Toyota Camry Hybrid

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Service Brakes
584
  Electronic Stability Control
140
  Equipment
135
  Vehicle Speed Control
117
  Visibility
79
  Engine And Engine Cooling
78
  Electrical System
76
  Steering
60
  Structure
43
  Air Bag
29
   
  Power Train
19
  Suspension
18
  Exterior Lighting
13
  Wheel
13
  Unknown Or Other
12
  Other Fuel System
12
  Seat Belt
6
  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 2827,4931    
1.02
  2017 519,5592    
0.13
  2016 418,6083    
0.07
  2015 1731,4324    
0.14
  2014 2840,2865    
0.14
  2013 3530,6026    
0.19
  2012 7056,1327    
0.18
  2011 2316,1598    
0.18
  2010 1113,5119    
0.09
  2009 15247,94910    
0.32
  2008 21232,12311    
0.60
  2007 86268,43312    
1.05

  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
  2019 Camry Hybrid
5
  2018 Camry Hybrid
21
  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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