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Toyota Camry owners have reported 303 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Toyota Camry 1
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 2
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.

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car image   Steering problem of the 1997 Toyota Camry 3
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 4
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.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 5
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...

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Toyota Camry 6
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 7
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.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 8
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 9
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 10
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 11
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.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 12
Failure Date: 02/23/2014

The warning lights went on and immediate the vechile shut down while I was travelling a city street in san francisco, California (dewey blvd). Fortunately the street is fairly level and I wasn't on a hill. I loss power to the brake, steering and everything as everything was dead. I was able to coast to a curb putting all my effort to stop the car. I tried starting and moved about 10 feet before everything went dead again. I did not move it further I called for a tow (aaa) and the initial diagnosis was that the alternator was dead. The car was towed to a mechanic who also said that this alternator was dead and it was replaced. I told him where it happened and he said I was lucky that I wasn't on the freeway.

car image   Steering problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 13
Failure Date: 02/01/2014

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the vehicle would ride roughly and shake when traveling at any speed. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop where it was diagnosed that a wheel alignment needed to be performed. The wheel alignment was completed and the contact was also advised that the rotors were rusted and should have been replaced when the brakes were most recently replaced. The failure was not corrected. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 14
Failure Date: 01/30/2014

My mechanic showed me all 4 struts(f&r) are leaking too much and that they have to be replaced. I called manhattan beach Toyota and they said it is not covered under any recall or warranty & it will cost over $1400. 00 to replace. It took the mechanic over hours to complete replacing all 4 struts. I am really shocked by this finding, it shouldn't have happened, and Toyota should take care of this problem.

car image   Steering problem of the 2004 Toyota Camry 15
Failure Date: 01/08/2014

I started up my 2004 Toyota Camry while parked at curb. When I put car in "drive," the steering wheel locked up (froze in place). I was unable to turn the wheel in either direction. Restarted car and steering was normal.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Toyota Camry 16
Failure Date: 01/06/2014

Vehicle needs excessive driver input while at highway speeds to keep car in its lane. This occurs at all times, on all roads and all weather conditions and with different drivers, as long as it is at highway speeds. In order to prevent the car from leaving its lane, driver must make swift, alternating steering from right to left. Vehicle was taken to the dealer and given a test drive and "inspection". It was found to be in good working condition.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Toyota Camry 17
Failure Date: 01/02/2014

I received a recall notice for the hvac assembly. I called my dealer and verified my VIN and scheduled an appointment to have the assembly replaced on 1/2/2014. When I arrived at the dealership I was told that they did not have the part and the asst svc mgr [xxx] told me he would get the part and call me. I have not heard from him and when I call he is on vacation. I called the service mgr and left my info and have not received a call back. I need to have this replaced as it is an extreme safety issue and I need this car for school. The dealership is Toyota of hollywood, 1841 n state rd 7, hollywood, FL 33021. Phone 954-893-4667. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Toyota Camry 18
Failure Date: 12/28/2013

The contact owns a 2013 Toyota camary. The contact stated while driving approximately 5 mph as she made a left turn the steering wheel seized. The contact crashed into another vehicle and sustained an injury to her head, and shoulder. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanics garage. The failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 12,500. The VIN was not available. 12,500.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Toyota Camry 19
Failure Date: 12/18/2013

As soon I got the safety recall for the Toyota Camry, I immediately called up bingham Toyota. The guy whom I spoke with said, "he asked for then name of the car and phone number, next give me a sec to look it up and then told me that the part is a special one which required a special order," I asked how long will that take he said, "one week. " now its 2014 and I still haven't heard a call yet, as I was told that once the parts came in I would be notify by the number I gave him.

car image   Steering problem of the 2003 Toyota Camry 20
Failure Date: 12/16/2013

Had a problem with wheel bearing front passenger. In February 2013 had a front end alignment and 4 new tires. Starting hearing a banging noise in rearend of car in November 2013. Mechanic said it was a bushing. I have an appointment in january2014 to have this replaced. On Monday December 16, 2013 I was driving on a two lane interstate and had no control of my car. I almost went into a pole and tried to swerve to avoid a passing pickup truck on my left. I felt like I was driving on ice. The car would go over a bump or try to make a corner and it would sway to the left. Drove 15 mph home and drove to my mechanic . He said the steering rods in the rear are just loose and fell out. My car is temporary welded to drive to the dealership in which I still have a note. I purchased the car March 31st 2011.

car image   Steering problem of the 1998 Toyota Camry 21
Failure Date: 12/14/2013

Car began "going out of control" unable to steer the vehicle. As if I had no control over the car. Car continued straight instead of turning with the road, into a fence/tree and caught fire and burned up. Air bags did not deploy. Passenger received facial trauma, chest trauma, and multiple lacerations and contusions, requiring surgery.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Toyota Camry 22
Failure Date: 12/05/2013

Vehicle wanders side to side. Almost undetectable. Occurs in every circumstance regardless of driving condition- speed, condition of highway, weather etc. Not imminently dangerous, but could be as when passing trailer truck at speed on highway. Returned to dealer and after test drive by technician claimed condition undetectable, or just a peculiarity of vehicle. Technician inflated front tires to 37psi and stated that \this cured problem. It did not.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Toyota Camry 23
Failure Date: 11/26/2013

Traveling on a state road during a slight snow event. The road was partially snow covered but treated and not overly slippery. The car suddenly veered to the left and went out of control. During this time the traction control light came on and stayed on while making the car unresponsive to attempts to steer the car. Hit a fence doing minor damage to car and fence. After the crash drove the car at a low speed to home. Car was very difficult to keep on road and traction control light stayed on continually. At home once the car was placed on dry garage floor and backed up it made a loud thud noise and then seemed to respond normally. This lasted only for two tenths of mile then light came back on and car control became erratic again. Put back in garage awaiting for insurance adjuster. Now afraid to drive.

car image   Steering problem of the 2005 Toyota Camry 24
Failure Date: 11/01/2013

Car makes a clunk sound when turning steering wheel or when you go over bumps. The intermediate steering shaft is not good. That is a common problem on 2002-2006 Toyota Camrys.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 25
Failure Date: 10/28/2013

When turning the steering wheel there is a popping/clunking sound. Had dealership check the problem and they said that the "intermediate steering shaft" needed to be replaced.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 26
Failure Date: 10/01/2013

Dash borad has melted. This needs to be a recall. I went to Toyota of stuart FL and they said they would pay for the part but I have to pay for the labor. The labor is $400. 00 who can afford that. I think they need to replace it for free. When im driving my finger nails end up getting stuck in the dash. You cant open or stretch you fingers when they are on the wheel. Then you are trying to get the sticky dash borad off your fingers and out from under your nails. It distracts you when you sould have your eyes on th e road.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 27
Failure Date: 10/01/2013

The dashboard of my Camry se began to crystalize and became sticky to the touch. It is now so sticky that the least touch and nick pulls the vinyl right off. It is so shiny that it gives off a reflection while driving. It is very distracting when driving as it seems that something is in your eyes. The glare makes for a dangerous situation because your judgment is affected. This is a safety hazard and should be recalled by the dealer. I have several others with Camrys having the same problem.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Toyota Camry 28
Failure Date: 10/01/2013

The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle swayed from side to side. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 5,000. . . Updated 12-30-13 the consumer stated the failure was reported to Toyota via an online survey. Updated 1/17/2014.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 29
Failure Date: 09/29/2013

When the steering wheel is turned it causes distorted movement and the wheel is difficult to turn. It also produces harsh noise. This may cause vehicle maneuvering problem and may lead to crashes.

car image   Steering problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 30
Failure Date: 09/26/2013

Clunking / skipping feeling when turning the steering wheel. Dealership said that the intermediate steering shaft needs to be replaced.

car image   Steering problem of the 2004 Toyota Camry 31
Failure Date: 09/22/2013

My daughter was driving on interstate 10, 5 miles west of crestview florida. She was in left lane, in wet conditions. The steering wheel became out of control causing the car to flip and out of control causing the car to create a hazard and resulting in a total loss. Passangers had to craw out to avoid further injury. Total loss of car and injured two people. This vehicle was issued a NHTSA warning- id- 11v539000. Never received this warning.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Toyota Camry 32
Failure Date: 09/05/2013

I recently purchased this car as a certified Toyota used car with 3675 miles. At speeds above 50mph the car constantly wanders from right to left requiring constant steering correction. This is very tedious to the driver and creates a dangerous situation in attempting to keep the vehicle within the designated lane of traffic. All tires are inflated to factory specifications and the car is properly aligned. This is a new vehicle. There are numerous complaints on line related to this topic and vehicle. I contacted both a Toyota dealer and Toyota u. S. A. And both had no records of complaints and or recommended actions to repair this issue. The cause of this is most likely associated with the eps (electronic power steering) which Toyota started to install into the Camry in 2012. Eps has been documented as having a numb feeling and in some cases wandering steering. Unfortunately I was unaware of this when acquiring this 2012 Camry. Previous to this car I leased a 2011 Camry which did not have eps and no such wandering steering. I believe this is a "very unsafe" vehicle at highway speeds and ask that the NHTSA investigate this complaint further. I thank you for allowing the public to post such issues to your agency. Paul mcgrath - springfield, PA 19064, 610-299-0655.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Toyota Camry 33
Failure Date: 07/24/2013

Vehicle wanders in lane from side to side.