Toyota Camry owners have reported 373 problems related to steering (under the steering category).
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
When I was backing out of my garage I noticed the steering got hard to handle and hard to turn.
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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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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The steering wheel just got hard driving on the highway car report.
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.
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.
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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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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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.
I fix this intermediate shafts in 2010 and now it happen again. Toyota should do a recall on this part.
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.
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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||