Toyota Camry owners have reported 386 problems related to steering (under the steering category).
On January 25, 2017 at approx. 7:37 pm I started up the vehicle that was not in motion. Before placing the vehicle in motion I noticed the skid and parking brake lights were both on. I then checked the parking brake and it was in the release position (up). I put the vehicle into motion and both lights remained on. At approx. 7:45 pm I was driving cautiously on the highway at approx. 60 mph. At about 7:47 pm all of the sudden I felt the steering wheel stiffen, and at the same time the vehicle began to decelarate from 60 mph to speeds of approx. 40-45 mph. Simultaneously, I pressed on the gas pedal to accelerate but the vehicle failed to increase in speed so that is when I pressed on the gas pedal down to the floor but still the vehicle did not increase in speed. Taking notice of my immediate surroundings, I immediately noticed the skid and parking lights remained lit, so I used my left foot to double check the parking brake position and it remained in the release position (up). Not realizing what was actually happening to the vehicle, I panicked at that moment and I pressed down on the parking brake and this is when the vehicle spun out of control and off the highway into a ditch causing personal minor head injury to myself and my front passenger. The damage to the undercarriage is unknown, but the front and rear fender were proved obvious damaged. The air bags did not deploy. A police report and insurance claim were filed immediately after the accident. The vehicle was drivable and was later driven to my house and remains in the driveway until investigated by my insurance company.
The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Camry. While driving 15-18 mph, the steering seized without warning and the contact crashed into the side of another vehicle. A police report was filed and there were no injuries. The contact was able to drive the vehicle from the crash site back to his residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000.
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I just bought Toyota Camry xle v6 2017. This car has very sensitive steering and is unsafe to drive, especially on a highway. There is a 1-2 degrees of very loose, fluid, no-resistant movement space in the steering wheel. The lack of any resistance in the steering makes the driver not having control over the car. I have to keep correcting the steering for the car to stay in lane. Actually, a slightest pressure on the steering wheel will make the car to jump in that direction. This makes me feel very unsafe on the highway, it also requires a lot of concentration and it makes me tired, especially my hands. My car has electronic steering systems (eps). I went to Toyota dealer shop. They checked it with a computer and there were no eps faults. All came ok. Their help ended there. This however does not change the fact that the car is not safe to drive.
The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Camry. While driving 30 mph, the steering wheel seized and the electrical power steering, lower engine oil, charging system warning, and malfunction lamp indicators illuminated. The vehicle was able to restart after the vehicle was recharged by another vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 88,000.
The contact owns a 2011 Toyota Camry. While driving approximately 60 mph, the steering ability seized without warning. The failure occurred approximately ten times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 76,000.
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I only had my 1999 Camry for 5 days. I was driving on the expressway doing about 35 mph. I was going around a slight curve when the wheel locked and I couldn't turn. I tried to stop but couldn't and ran directly into the concrete median causing me to spin around and then hit the median again. Both air bags came out and my car was towed to a lot where it was declared "totaled. " no one or any other property was damaged. I had my car for only 5 days and it malfunctioned.
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I was driving on expressway doing about 35 mph when the steering wheel locked as I driving around a curve. I drove into the left cement barrier, car spun around and hit the barrier again. I just purchased the car and didn't even have it for 5 days! the car was towed and salvaged.
Car steering went out-started going to the left-I could not turn it back-car crossed the left lane-hit the ditch embankment-turned down the ditch-hit a culprit-car flew into the air-almost hit a tree trunk-flew through tree branches-came down and hit the next culprit,-this happened as I was driving down a county road about 2:00 in the afternoon.
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While driving yesterday - August 18, 2016, power steering went on and off when turning. Seemed to be the power steering - made it hard to turn the wheels. Driving on highway straight ahead was fine. On city streets and parking the issue was very noticeable and frightening since I didn't know if I could control my moving vehicle. . In checking to see where to get repair done, I noticed there is a recall for power steering on the 2004 Camry. Called local Toyota dealer where I bought the car, and was told that this VIN number has no recalls.
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During Aug 2016 I went to get some lunch and when I turned off the parking ramp the car was fine. Once I entered on to the fwy and approached the speed of 50 my steering wheel froze and would not turn either way. I could not slow down on the fwy for fear of being hit, so I just stayed in my lane and begin to exit coming to a complete stop in the middle of the street because I could not turn the wheel once I came to a stop I had help getting the car to my house and called aaa to tow the car to a repair shop by my job and found out the power steering unit just stopped. He said he had never seen that. I also had to replace the racknpenion. The light where you shift gears went out, so can't see at night what gear I'm in. Drive or reverse.
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The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Camry. While the vehicle was stationary, the steering wheel seized without warning. The vehicle was diagnosed as needing a new tensioner puller. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 151,000.
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My serpentine belt recently started squealing, so I bought a new one and changed it myself. Upon changing it, I realized that my crankshaft pulley had chunks of rubber that had come off of it, and it seemed to be making the belt rub on the side of the engine block on one of the tension pulley's. After researching online, I found that in 2011, Toyota had recalled 402,000 vehicles because of a faulty crankshaft pulley, that caused power steering to go out, and cause accidents. However, in calling Toyota, they state there are no open recalls on 2005 Toyota Camry's, even though the website that I found included 2005 Toyota Camry's in their recall list. Even now with a new belt on, the belt is jumping back and forth on the tension pulley causing the car to have a "jittery" feel while idling. I feel it is only a matter of time before this belt is ruined as well. I'm not sure how certain models of Toyota Camry's in 2005 would've had a different crankshaft pulley, that happens to be doing the same thing that mine is doing now (rubber seperating from the metal), yet they were recalled and mine was not.
The contact owned a 2004 Toyota Camry solara. While driving 25 mph, the steering wheel seized and the vehicle accelerated at a high rate of speed. As a result, the contact cashed into a palm tree. The air bags deployed. The contact was not injured and a police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a dealer collision center. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,100.
The contact owned a 2013 Toyota Camry. While driving at a low speed, the vehicle independently accelerated. In addition, the steering wheel seized and the brake pedal was depressed, but failed to respond. As a result, the contact crashed into a pole. The contact was unsure if the air bags deployed. The contact sustained injuries to the legs, back, and left arm that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed and deemed destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN and failure mileage were unknown.
March 19th 2016, driving on a city street when the car suddenly accelerated. Applied the brakes/emergency brake. Car continued to accelerated and I attempted to enter freeway. I was unable to turn the steering wheel and I hit a car that was entering the freeway.
In spite of new brakes, 2 alignments and 2 different sets of tires the car, purchased as a certified Toyota in Dec 2015, continues to wander all over the road/track poorly and will pull quickly to the right when I brake especially when traveling at freeway speeds. I have had two close calls of near hitting the car in the lane next to me due to the force of the pull. This car was in tended for my teenager but in all good conscious the issue is of such concern I do not feel it would be safe for her to drive. I have the toytota dealer I purchased from that my only recourse is to trade it in and another Toyota dealer stating that it is inherent to the vehicle.
While driving the vehicle either on a city street or highway or turning the vehicle comes to a complete stop. Nothing works, car wont start , key will not move, gear is stuck. This has happen three times within a year. The dealer has check it out but has no answer to why it happens. My air-condition fogs up the window, as so does the heater making the visibility difficult. There was also a strong odor of gas when you make a turn. All my complaints have been reported but nothing done. My fear is a major accident will be cause because of this.
The car has 70100 miles. Noticed that the steering wheel makes low clicks when turning and there is a slight movement in the steering wheel. Determined the problem to be a failure of the intermediate steering shaft. Contacted Toyota, they said no recalls were on this vehicle. Asked Toyota via email on 2/19 if the steering shaft has been re-designed and requested the correct part number to replace the defective part. Car is sitting awaiting an update from Toyota and repair.
The vehicle was in motion when the steering wheel locked suddenly. It hit a sidewall on the right and careened to the left and finally came to a stop when it hit another vehicle. At this point, the steering wheel was still locked despite the fact that the engine was running and it was still in drive.
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The water temperature, rpm gauge and speedometer randomly fluctuate, abs and brake lights stay on. It occurred when vehicle moving or stop. The mechanics told me the abs module in engine compartment failed however the braking is still functional. The abs function might stop working.
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The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that after starting the vehicle, the steering wheel seized. The contact mentioned the steering wheel was able to function after the interior lights shut off. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 72,560.
I purchased a used/certified 2008 Toyota Camry in 2012. I had not noticed any problems with the car until about a month ago when I kept hearing a bumping sound coming from the the passenger rear tire, after having the tires air pressure checked the problem seemed to be gone. However, later the car began pulling to the left, whenever I drove on a side street, the pulling was not there on the freeway. Things changed on this past Sunday, on my way to take my grandchildren home from church the steering wheel was uncontrollable and the car pulled sharply to the left and I decided to pull off the street, I was afraid to continue driving because I didn't want to put my grandchildren in any further danger. I had to call my daughter to come pick us up. The car was taken to the repair shop to get a wheel alignment. I told them about the problem with the steering wheel they assured me that they would be able to take care of the problem. The problem with the steering is still there, why hasn't there been a recall for this problem. I am afraid to drive my car!.
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While driving from friends home to pickup kids from school, I was going on a 2 lane road going east bound, car was travelling @ 30 mph on startight road of speed limit 35mph, all of sudden steering and brakes did not function due to which the car was about to collide with a tree head on, all of the sudden the streering and brakes started functioning and I tried to avoid the tree collision during which the trunk of the car hit the trunk of the tree. I pulled the car to the curb of the road.
My car is hard to steer when I go around curves on the street of the mountains where I live. It feels as if I could drive right off of the mountain if I don't quickly correct the steering. It is as though it is slipping and accelerating as if I am losing control of the car. It is a frightening feeling as if it is pulling against what I am trying to do, such as turning the steering wheel to make it around curves safely.
Tl- the contact owns a 2012 Toyota camary. The contact stated that the eps warning light was randomly flashing and as the failure progressed it stay lit. The contact indicated that the failure progressed after receiving a manufacturers recall repair from the dealer. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the steering wheel seized. The contact was able to get onto an off ramp to exit the highway and was able to turn the vehicle off and restarted the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the failure happened again. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and diagnosis. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and they provided no remedy for the condition. The approximate failure mileage was 29,000. Dyd.
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|Steering Column problems||
|Steering Wheel problems||
|Steering Noise problems||
|Steering Rack And Pinion problems||
|Hydraulic Power Assist Steering System problems||
|Power Steering Pump problems||
|Power Steering Fluid problems||
|Steering Wheel Vibrate problems||
|Power Steering Light On problems||