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Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
97,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replacement (2 reports)
1998 Toyota Camry steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 012014

Camry CE 2.2L I4

  • Manual transmission
  • 144,000 miles


Power Steering fluid consistently leaked. When taken back to the dealer, they diagnosed it as a rack and pinion failure, requiring a replacement. Expected normal cost was ~$1,800, but was covered under a warranty.

- , Montgomery, MA, USA

problem #1

May 262013

Camry XLE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

Yes this car only has 50,000 miles. I bought it used from an older couple who could no longer drive. I performed my own regular maintenance. Rotated Tires, Oil Change, Oil Filter Change, Air Filter Change, Topped Fluids, and replaced Wipers. Next day, puddle under the car and took it to a mechanic. Found out the Rack and Pinion System completely failed and was lucky I was not driving too much further. A complete replacement is needed to get the car back on its feet. From the sounds of past complaints, this should have been recalled a long time ago.

- , Conway, AR, USA

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