The latest recall to plague Toyota and the widely popular Camry model, involves an important part of the braking system, called a vacuum pump—or “vane cap”—which, if it breaks, could cause the vacuum pump to fail. If this happens, drivers may suddenly lose braking assist. The brakes may not stop working altogether, however, it will require greater effort or force to stop the vehicle and without prior warning, this could lead to a crash.

A spokesperson for Toyota declined to comment on the number of crashes, injuries or fatalities as a result of the defective Toyota Camry issue to date. Although Toyota became aware of the problem in 2020, the pandemic made it difficult to obtain the necessary data. You can view the recall information or visit for more information.

November 17, 2021 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 21V890000
Possible Sudden Loss of Braking Assist
A sudden loss of braking assist can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V890000

Manufacturer Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing


Potential Number of Units Affected 227,490


Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Camry vehicles. The vane cap inside the vacuum pump may break, causing the pump to fail, which could result in a sudden loss of braking assist.


Dealers will repair or replace the vacuum pump, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 16, 2021. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.


Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to 

2 Affected Products

TOYOTA CAMRY 2018-2019

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