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Steering Problems of Toyota Camry - part 1



Toyota Camry owners have reported 318 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Toyota Camry 1
Failure Date: 12/11/2014

Another vehicle made hit my vehicle from rear side but air bags did not deployed and child safety airbag was not also activated across him and sterling also got locked while engine was on.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2014 Toyota Camry 2
Failure Date: 11/20/2014

I called Toyota (customer experience center) to get more detailed recall information related to my make/model vehicle. The recent recall is for the 2014 Toyota Camry- steering control loss; front lower suspension arm/ball joint. I am a consumer and it is my right to get detailed information on this issue related to my make/model vehicle. The representative from Toyota refused to provide me with any information.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 3
Failure Date: 10/18/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated while driving at 55 mph, the steering wheel was turned right to switch lanes and the steering wheel jerked left instead. As a result, the contact crashed into another vehicle. A police report was filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was towed from the scene. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mile was 135,000. Pam.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 4
Failure Date: 10/14/2014

Car failed virginia state inspection because of a steering rack leak and torn rack boot. According to the technician, this could have resulted in a sudden loss of ability to steer.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 5
Failure Date: 09/26/2014

My 2007 Toyota Camry se has a melted dashboard that severely diminishes visibility when the sun is out. A reflection from the dashboard is displayed on the windshield and is like looking directly into the sun. Sooner or later this is going to be the cause of an accident that may or may not result, but not limited to death. It is a defect on the part of Toyota and should be addressed immediately before someone gets hurt. I have two small children and their lives should not be put in danger for an obvious defect that must be corrected.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2006 Toyota Camry 6
Failure Date: 09/16/2014

S10 appropriate handling- letter to the secretary from constituent re copy of letter to the president of the Toyota motor corporation regarding problems with the intermediate steering shaft of Toyota vehicles. The consumer stated he began to hear a noise, coming from the steering at around 18,000 miles. The noise occurred when turning the steering wheel left or right, at very low speeds. The noise became progressively pronounced at 20,755.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 7
Failure Date: 09/12/2014

The car pulls to the left or right and there is alot of play in the steering wheel, and occasionally the wheel will jerk slightly. There is a popping/ knocking in the wheels and steering wheel. I have taken it to get an alignment twice and was told that it is not the aligment. Put new brakes and rotors on the front. Did some research and found that this was a recall on this model of vehicle, ran a VIN number check and my car did not show up with having a recall. Called Toyota and asked about a recall for the steering. Toyota stated that because my VIN number did not show up as a recall for this problem that there was nothing they could help me with. Also see that there was a recall or complaint about the transmission. I really think that if there was a history of recalls for this make and model that Toyota should still check this out for free and fix the problem. Just because the VIN number is not showing up as being recalled doesn't mean that this can not happen. I have only had the car 2 weeks and have not been happy with the way it drives.

car image   Steering problem of the 2014 Toyota Camry 8
Failure Date: 09/04/2014

I was making a turn out of a fast food restaurant, but when I made the turn the plastic covering over my steering wheel flew off and fell to the ground. I was able to steer and hit the brakes just in time to avoid hitting a parked car. It was difficult to brake since the cover hit the ground and prevented me from moving easily to hit the brake pedal.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 9
Failure Date: 09/03/2014

I noticed my dashboard was sticky. When I tried to clean it chunks of dashboard came off. Does Toyota cover repairs or replacement?.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Toyota Camry 10
Failure Date: 09/01/2014

I would like to state that my car requires constant steering. It will not continue in a straight line. It will always drift in the apposite direction of the last correction. To date I have 11,400 miles on the car.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Toyota Camry 11
Failure Date: 08/20/2014

The dashboard of my 2010 Camry is melting, is so sticky.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Toyota Camry 12
Failure Date: 07/01/2014

Vehicle wanders requiring constant correction. Dealer said could not feel any wandering tendencies. Everyone who has driven vehicle confirms defect.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Toyota Camry 13
Failure Date: 06/23/2014

I was driving in the right lane in a school zone, on a straight stretch. No other cars were near me. The steering wheel suddenly pulled to the right, causing the car to hit the curb. My first thought was, I had a flat tire, but I did not. Since it was not far, I decided to take my car to pohanka Toyota where I purchased it and have it serviced. The dealer replaced the right rear wheel hub, bearing and shock absorber. . . . Updated 10/22/14.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Toyota Camry 14
Failure Date: 06/23/2014

I cant keep this car in its lane, it veers to the left at all speeds and even worse at highway speeds. This is very dangerous and needs to be corrected by Toyota because the car will not take an alignment and pulls the driver into oncoming traffic constantly.

car image   Steering problem of the 2001 Toyota Camry 15
Failure Date: 06/17/2014

The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the engine sputtered and the engine rpms would increase and decrease. In addition, the power steering, brakes, and engine failed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing, but was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 95,000.

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car image   Steering problem of the 1997 Toyota Camry 16
Failure Date: 06/12/2014

The contact owns a 1997 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the power steering and the brakes suddenly malfunctioned causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and crash into a ditch. There were no injuries. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 100,000.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2014 Toyota Camry 17
Failure Date: 05/01/2014

Recently purchased, 2014 se v6 Camry with 60miles on it, only 5 weeks old now, I didn't notice the problem until I was on the freeway going about 65+ the first day I bought it, car will not come back to center when turning left or right, I can let go of the steering wheel and it will continue to turn. Feels like im driving on a very rainy/windy day, very flimsy. I would have to constantly correct the car to go straight, brought it in to Toyota dealer four times now, had 2 alignments done by Toyota, still no help, all they keep telling me is, "thats how the car is designed", after that they tried to tell me it was defective tires, which was not true, I swapped out the tires, still didn't help. So you are telling me a car that does not return to center is normal?? I've seen many complaints about this problem online, shouldn't there be a recall?? very very bad performance, I will not let my mother drive this car anymore because of the safety issues, very dangerous car to drive on the freeway.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 18
Failure Date: 04/29/2014

This model of car has a manufacturer's defect in the pistons that is well documented in various resources, causing the engine to rapidly burn oil. . Read more...

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Toyota Camry 19
Failure Date: 04/20/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2010 Toyota camary. The contact stated that the steering was extremely rough and force had to be applied to ensure the steering wheel fully turned left or right intermittently. The vehicle also had an intermittent acceleration and brake failure that continued to happen each time the contact drove the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that upon testing there was no specific code nor failure. The contact stated while traveling to approach a stop sign the brake pedal was applied and the vehicle accelerated and crashed into the rear of another vehicle and the air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained injuries to the ankle and had back spasms. The vehicle was inspected by the insurance company and the contact was awaiting further inspection from the manufacturer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown. Dyd.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Toyota Camry 20
Failure Date: 04/01/2014

2012 Toyota Camry. Consumer writes in regards to electric power steering problems. The consumer stated with the electric power steering, the vehicle would drift to the left and right in and out of lane he was trying to stay in. The vehicle seemed to have a mind of its own, and it would take its own course down the road. The consumer stated it was very dangerous at 60 mph, and the curves were even worse, as the consumer needed to correct the steering a lot more. When he turned onto a curve, the electric power steering would over react and continued turning the vehicle after he stopped turning the wheel, at that point he had to turn the wheel the other way to correct the over steering.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 21
Failure Date: 03/22/2014

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the driver was traveling 20 mph when the steering wheel seized without warning. The contact mentioned that the vehicle started to veer to the left, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and roll over. A police report was not filed. The driver did not sustain any injuries. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 70,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2003 Toyota Camry 22
Failure Date: 03/19/2014

When I turned the steering wheel left, the wheel turned sharply right instead and I lost control of the wheel. I could not turn it back. The car crossed from the left side of the freeway to past the right side (about 4 lanes), hit a railing, and flipped over.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Toyota Camry 23
Failure Date: 03/15/2014

While driving at highway speed, the car wanders left or right. Keeping the car straight takes significant effort without constantly make correction to the steering wheels. Reported to dealer, but dealer said cant duplicate the problem. This is a real safety hazard.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 24
Failure Date: 03/09/2014

When pulling into a gravel parking space at less than 5mph. Car suddenly accelerated full throttle, jumped a concrete parking stop, became partially airborne on the right side , coming down in a depression after 25 ft. Brake was fully depressed through event. Visual inspection and manual check after incident showed nothing impeding either gas pedal or brake. Mats firmly attached. We have photos of the acceleration tracks and the ditch where it landed. Damage to fascia, bumper, air dam. Alignment, possible tire damage. Est. $800 - $1200. Our complaint is car sat at dealer for 2 months deemed unsafe to drive. The outcome was that nothing was recorded on the black box and vehicle passed inspections on a lift. Therefore even though this was an unintended acceleration issue Toyota will do nothing. Recommendation from both consumer reports and edmunds is a brake override should be installed. When this was mentioned they said no the car doesn't need it. One of our complaints is Toyota motor sales u. S. A. Took 2 months to resolve this. They didn't return phone calls or notify the dealer of any results. Dealer stated Toyota wouldn't let them work on the car and it was listed unsafe to drive. During this 2 months we had to rent a car out of pocket (insurance payed 2 weeks). Over $1000. Both my wife and I feel very lucky this incident didn't happen on a busy highway or next to a solid wall. If it had there was a good chance we could have been injured and the damage much worse. Dealing with both the dealer and Toyota u. S. A. Was frustrating and pointless. We have picked up the car and are considering trading it in but are shocked to find in 2 years it has deprecated by $8000! this has been a complete nightmare and a monetary loss as well. To at least get the brake override would be some satisfaction. Thank you jfz.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Toyota Camry 25
Failure Date: 03/05/2014

The car requires almost constant driver input in the steering to maintain it within the lane of traffic at freeway speeds. There is play in the steering wheel and the car does not track securely while driving on a freeway. As a result it is fatiguing to constantly have to correct from right to left and back again left to right while driving at freeway speeds. Toyota rep and dealer mechanics claim there is no problem. It feels as though the electronic variable assist power steering is not decreasing when at freeway speeds as it is supposed to which causes the car to not track securely within it's lane. There are no tire or alignment issues. Toyota is pretending there is no problem and hoping I will go away.