Brake problems on Camry hybrids warrant a recall, Consumer Reports says

|By:, SA News Editor

Consumer Reports says Toyota (NYSE:TM) should recall ~178K older Camry hybrid sedans to address potential power brake defects.

The influential consumer magazine says TM's decision to call for a service campaign or warranty extension on two different problems covering cars from model years 2007-11 does not go far enough.

The NHTSA has opened a preliminary evaluation probe into ~30K Camry hybrid sedans from model years 2007 and 2008 after receiving complaints of intermittent loss of assisted braking, resulting in increased stopping distances.