The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it opened a preliminary evaluation into the hybrid Camry sedans from model years 2007 and 2008 after receiving 59 complaints alleging intermittent loss of assisted braking, resulting in increased stopping distances.
A preliminary evaluation is the first step in a process that can lead to a recall should regulators determine that a manufacturer needs to address a safety problem.
Two accidents, but no injuries, were listed in the NHTSA documents. The complaints show an increasing trend, with more than half received in the past eight months, according to the NHTSA documents.
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