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Steering Problems of Toyota Camry - part 1



Toyota Camry owners have reported 369 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Toyota Camry 1
Failure Date: 03/09/2016

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.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Toyota Camry 2
Failure Date: 03/07/2016

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.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2004 Toyota Camry 3
Failure Date: 02/11/2016

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.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 4
Failure Date: 02/01/2016

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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car image   Steering problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 5
Failure Date: 02/01/2016

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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car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Toyota Camry 6
Failure Date: 01/12/2016

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.


car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 7
Failure Date: 11/15/2015

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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car image   Steering problem of the 2005 Toyota Camry 8
Failure Date: 10/01/2015

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.

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car image   Steering problem of the 1995 Toyota Camry 9
Failure Date: 09/15/2015

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.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Toyota Camry 10
Failure Date: 09/14/2015

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.


 
car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Toyota Camry 11
Failure Date: 08/13/2015

When I was backing out of my garage I noticed the steering got hard to handle and hard to turn.

car image   Steering problem of the 1996 Toyota Camry 12
Failure Date: 08/01/2015

The contact owns a 1996 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that when attempting to turn the vehicle, the steering wheel would seize in the turned position without warning. The contact stated that excessive force was required in order to maneuver the vehicle when it seized. In addition, the speedometer failed to provide accurate reading levels. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2003 Toyota Camry 13
Failure Date: 07/17/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2003 Toyota Camry. The contact stated while driving making a left or right turn the vehicle makes a clicking noise. In addition the contact states when applying the brakes the pedal goes through the floor and once the vehicle is in park the vehicle goes into reverse gear. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where it was diagnosed that the lower steering shaft needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage 33,705. Ng.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Toyota Camry 14
Failure Date: 06/28/2015

The steering wheel just got hard driving on the highway car report.

car image   Steering problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 15
Failure Date: 06/20/2015

I was driving my 2007 Toyota Camry le about 55 miles an hour on a three lane interstate freeway. I was in the slow lane and my car suddenly and violently turned to the left, causing the car to hit a large RV in the center lane. The car continue spinning across the fast lane (it's amazing no cars were in that lane because traffic was fairly heavy). The back end of my car hit the center cement barrier hard (car totaled) and I came to a stop on the inside shoulder facing the opposite direction of where I was originally traveling. The airbag did not go off and the locking part of the seatbelt didn't seem to work. I could have been easily killed or killed someone else. I will contact Toyota. There is no excuse for this.

car image   Steering problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 16
Failure Date: 05/13/2015

5/13/2015: 2007 Toyota Camry. Vsc (vehicle stability control) light came on (5/9/2015). It was very difficult to stop the vehicle. Had to floor the brakes in order to stop the vehicle. The steering was all over the place, not tight with the steering wheel movements. Brought it to the dealership (new country Toyota of clifton park, NY) where we bought it 9 months ago and they said this is a common part that fails. If this is true, there should be a recall. . . This is a huge safety issue. I am thankful that my son didn't get in an accident. They now want $2500 to repair it. When we purchased this vehicle for our son 9 months ago, they said that we can get 250,000 miles out of it, it was a very safe car for our son to be in. . . . I beg to differ!!! I see lots of complaints listed for this electronic stability contol and hope there will be a recall.

car image   Steering problem of the 2015 Toyota Camry 17
Failure Date: 05/13/2015

The contact owns a 2015 Toyota Camry. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15v144000 (steering); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of the time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Toyota Camry 18
Failure Date: 05/11/2015

While driving on highway the vehicle suddenly lost steering with no ability for the driver to control direction of the car. Car departed from its lane and then crossed two lanes involuntarily but lanes were free of traffic so an accident was avoided. At the same time the car shook and vibrated. The driver immediately braked and the brakes did reduce the speed of the car. The ability to steer was recovered after approximately 1 minute. The car was towed to a service station. A review of the computer data (trouble codes) indicated a failure of the abs actuator and steering angle sensor. Maurice at the Toyota customer experience center aid the Toyota company will not take any responsibility for the failure and he also said that, "no assistance would be given" as the car was out of warranty. We have a case number filed with Toyota. Toyota says this hazardous and terrifying incident is not the result of a design flaw or a manufacturing defect. We have lost confidence in the safety of this Toyota vehicle.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 19
Failure Date: 05/08/2015

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. While driving approximately 25 mph and attempting to make a left turn, the steering wheel seized and the vehicle failed to stop. As a result, the contact crashed into a street light and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact also stated that the brake warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 138,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 20
Failure Date: 05/05/2015

I fix this intermediate shafts in 2010 and now it happen again. Toyota should do a recall on this part.

car image   Steering problem of the 2005 Toyota Camry 21
Failure Date: 05/03/2015

A year ago in may of 2015, my wife was driving her Toyota Camry when the power steering suddenly went out on her while driving and almost caused her to crash. We brought it to a mechanic who was mystified, he said he'd never seen anything like it before, in his words, "it looks like the pulley bent on it's own and then the belt came off. " he had no idea what had caused the pulley to get out of alignment and charged me almost $500 to repair the damage. Nearly a year later, I'm investigating brake issues with Camrys and I came across this recall which describes perfectly what the mechanic couldn't figure out. Why was I never informed of this recall? my Camry is a 2005, it clearly should have been included. Toyota's negligence on this could have cost my wife her life if she hadn't narrowly avoided the crash the failure of her power steering almost caused. This could have and should have been fixed by Toyota long before the incident occured through the recall. I want the cost of my repairs refunded by Toyota and any additional repairs to get it up to the standards of the recall paid by them.

car image   Steering problem of the 2003 Toyota Camry 22
Failure Date: 04/28/2015

The 2003 camray Toyota has a defective part at 51,000 have had to problems with steering but the dealer tells me it is defective has this been a complaint by other owners at this millage? I is been replaced at my cost today 14 may 2015 because this would be a safety issue. I have owned other cars and at that mileage there has never been this type of problem. Is this a defect. This car was purchased new.

car image   Steering problem of the 2003 Toyota Camry 23
Failure Date: 04/03/2015

The steering on my 2003 Camry shakes during high speed. At times, there is a whistling noise coming from the driver front side. I thought it was related to low air pressure or unbalanced tires, but that's not the issues. Secondly, the paint on my car is peeling off, mostly the clear coating layer. I can not verify if there is a recall on this issue or not. Someone had informed me there was a recall. I am unable to locate any documented information.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Toyota Camry 24
Failure Date: 04/02/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2011 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, the vehicle veered to the left and right in excess. The contact had to continuously maneuver the steering wheel in order to keep the vehicle in position. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the power steering hose needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 32,000. Pam.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Toyota Camry 25
Failure Date: 03/27/2015

The contact owns a 2011 Toyota Camry. While driving at approximately 72 mph, the steering wheel shook without warning. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 4,800.